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Music in the Parks Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, July 7 & 21, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown

July 7: TBD
July 21: TBD

The free concerts are held from 7 - 9 p.m. on the Middletown Art Center's northern lawn. The public is invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments. Alcohol is prohibited. Free parking is on site. Call 732-706-4100 for more information.

Community Fossil Hunt

Sunday, July 26, 2020 | 11:00am-1:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank
Ages: 5-12,$5.00 (R)  $6.00 (NR)
          13+, $8.00 (R)  $10.00 (NR)
Pre-registration is necessary in order to run program.

Calling all amateur paleontologists!  Come dig up some Middletown history at Poricy Brook Fossil Beds.  Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago.  Meet at the Poricy Park Nature Center for a short orientation before travelling to the fossil beds.  An experienced guide will provide you with a trowel and sifter, as well as help you identify your treasures.  Please wear rubber boots or old sneakers as your feet will get wet.  Sandals, flip-flops, and other slip-on footwear are prohibited.  Ages 5+, all children must be accompanied by and adult. 

Ideal Beach Party 

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 5:00pm  CANCELED
Ideal Beach, Middletown, NJ

Don’t miss this great family event filled with fun and games, music and dancing! Bring a beach chair or towel. Games, activities and prizes for all children. Watch the beautiful sunset overlooking the Sandy Hook Bay. Make sure to stick around for our movie!

Movie in the Park 

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 7:30pm  CANCELED 
Location: Ideal Beach

Join us while we watch a movie on the beach! Make sure to pack your chairs and blankets. Bring your favorite snack and sit back and relax while watching a family favorite film.