Community Special Events

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  12. November

Santa Ferry Ride

Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:30am sold out | 10:30 sold out | 1:00pm sold out 
NY Waterway Belford Ferry Terminal - 10 Harbor Way
Fees:  General (ages 1+) $17.00 / $21.00 (NR) 
Infants (ages 1-) $5.00/ $6.00 (NR)

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their friends on a festive ferry ride! The township’s Santa Ferry Ride will be held on Saturday, December 7th. The yuletide ride features visits from Santa and friends, goodie bags, and a wonderful scenic view of the Statue of Liberty. Ferries leave and return to the NY Waterway Belford Ferry Terminal at 10 Harbor Way.

**Tickets will go on sale 10/2,  7:00pm - 9:00pm at Poricy Park. After these dates tickets will be on sale during regular office hours. Non-residents can purchase tickets 10/9**

Christmas Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 5:00
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown
FREE - Middletown Residents Only

Join us in kicking off the holiday season with an exciting tree lighting ceremony. The day’s FREE art activities and entertainment will be enjoyed by hundreds of local families and features an art exhibition, tree lighting, visit from Santa, carols, children’s crafts, and much more! 
Funded and managed by the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council and Middletown Recreation. For more information, please call 732-706-4100.

Annual Dodgeball Tournament & Toy Drive

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 8:00am
Croydon Hall Gymnasium
Co-Sponsor: Middletown Social Services
Pre- registration Required - Registration begins September 1
Fees:  $55 per team & 1 unwrapped toy per person

Get ready for some family fun. Join us for our 11th Annual Dodgeball Tournament and Toy Drive! Registration fee is $55 per team. We ask that all participants bring an unwrapped toy the day of the tournament. All toys will be given to Middletown Social Services. Registration deadline is November 27 - NO exceptions. Division start times will depend on final number of teams. Times listed below are estimates!

Space is limited in each division - sign up fast! Pre-registration is REQUIRED! Registration is from September 1 - November 27. No registrations will be taken after the deadline. 

Team Registration Form
2019 Waiver

2019 Dodgeball Tournament Schedule
A Little Bit Older
Teen A + B

Please note: game times are subject to change
  • Juniors (Grades 1-3)
  • A Little Bit Older (Grades 4-6)
  • Teen A* (Grades 7-9)
  • Teen B* (Grades 10-12)
  • Adult (Ages 19+)
    *Please note, if we do not get enough teams to register for both the Teen A and Teen B divisions, we will combine these 2 divisions.

    Community Science at Poricy Park

    Saturday, December 21 | 3:00-4:00pm
    Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
    Ages:6-12, $3.00 (R), $4.00(NR)
    Pre-registration required

    Colonial Candle-Making
    Join us in our colonial-era farmhouse to learn the basics of dip candle making. We’ll be melting beeswax down in the hearth kitchen so everyone can make their very own candle to take home. Because of the wax involved, this event is for ages 6 and up.

    *All children must be accompanied with an adult throughout the whole program.