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A Weekend in Old Monmouth

Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 12:00pm-5:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank

A Weekend in Old Monmouth is an annual two-day event when 48 of the Monmouth County history sites open their doors to visitors and waive their admission fees. A Weekend in Old Monmouth is a self-guided tour.  Weekend in Old Monmouth is also available online. A Story Map Tour℠ has been created to present all 48 tour locations in a linear, place-based narrative with photos. To use the Story Map, go to  

*This event is run by the County, but the Murray Farm House and Barn will be open to the public!
For the full listing of sites please visit this site: 

Community Science at Poricy Park

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 3:00-4:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Ages:5-12, $3.00 (R), $4.00(NR)
Pre-registration required

Topic: Netting in the Pond
Find whats at the bottom of the Murray Pond. Look for frogs, turtles, and snakes. Use our nets to catch tadpoles, fish, insect larve, snails, and other critters. Dress to get muddy!
*All children must be accompanied with an adult throughout the whole program.

Town Wide Garage Sale

Saturday, May 18 & 19, 2019 | 8:30am - 4:00pm
Middletown Township
Pre-registration required

Sign up to be on the township map. This map will include your address and any featured items. Don't worry if your home isn't on a main street, the map allows buyers to hit all the houses they want in Middletown! The map also helps buyers look for specific items. 

2019 Town Wide Garage Sale Map
*Please check back closer to May 18th for an updated map!

Community Fossil Hunt

Sunday, May 26, 2019 | 11:00am-1:00pm
Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank
Ages: 5-12,$5.00 (R)  $6.00
          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. 

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019 | 10:00am

Parade begins at Bayshore Middle School. The route is as follows: Leonardvile Road to Appleton Avenue to Center Avenue to Brevent Avenue; turn right onto Highland Avenue, then left on Leonard Avenue and right on Viola Avenue to the American Legion Post home on Route 36. Parade ends at approximately 11:30am.