Mayor's Wellness Campaign

The Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) is a statewide community health initiative that provides evidence-based tools and strategies for mayors and community leaders to help their residents achieve healthier lifestyles and to improve overall health and wellness in their communities. The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has been leading the Mayors Wellness Campaign in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities for over 12 years. The campaign includes over 400 participating communities, and is growing - Middletown is excited to be bringing this program to our community!

2023 Schedule of Events

Fossil Hunt - Youth Event

Come dig up some Middletown history at the Poricy Brook Fossil Beds. Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago. Our guide will supply equipment for screening for fossils and help to identify your treasures.

Date: Monday,  April 3rd (Spring Break)
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Meet at Poricy Brook Fossil Beds
Age: 5-Adult
Fee: $5 per participant (R). Register here today.

Can't make this specific event? Drop by Poricy Park Nature Center (345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank) Monday-Friday 9am-4pm to rent your own equipment and guide for a DIY dig!

Bike Rodeo - Youth Event

A bike rodeo promotes cycling proficiency, safe riding and fun in the community.  Kids 1st-5th grade will bring their bike and helmet to learn more about bike safety as part of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign.  In partnership with the Middletown Police and Hackensack Meridian Health  kids will learn about how to correctly fit their helmet and bike, how to properly use hand signals, and how to ride safe on roads through a series of stations.

This event satisfies Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts badges.  Bring your troop/pack out!

Please note - this is not a learn how to ride your bike event.  Kids should be good riders. Training wheels are welcome.

Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Location: Bayview Elementary School, 300 Leonardville Rd, Belford
Age: 1st - 5th Grade
Fee: Free for Middletown residents, pre-registration required.

Date: Thursday, May 18th
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Location: Nut Swamp Elementary School, 925 Nutswamp Rd, Middletown
Age: 1st - 5th Grade
Fee: Free for Middletown residents, pre-registration required.

Before I Go... - Senior Event

Conversations of Your Life (COYL) helps guide people in discussions with their families and healthcare providers and make often difficult conservations about end-of-life care easier. Express your wishes with an interactive discussion/art installation and light refreshments. 

Date: Thursday, May 25th
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Senior Center (900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo)
Fee: Free for Middletown residents (membership to the Senior Center is not required). Call the Senior Center to reserve your spot! 732-615-2265 

National Senior Fitness Day - Senior Event

Celebrate National Senior Fitness Day with us at the Senior Center! We're bringing a Tai Chi master to teach us all about its benefits: improved balance, decreased risk of high blood pressure, improved physical strength, increased blood circulation and more!

Date: Wednesday, May 31st
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Senior Center (900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo)
Fee: Free for Middletown residents (membership to the Senior Center is not required). Call the Senior Center to reserve your spot! 732-615-2265

National Night Out - Community Event

National Night Out 2023 is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Middletown Police will be on site to meet public, give demonstrations, and have fun! Stay tuned for the announcement of more interactive activities.

Date: Tuesday, August 1st
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Fee: Free for Middletown residents 

Youth & Adult Kickball Tournament - Community Event

Grab your team and compete to be crowned Middletown champs! Divisions range from Junior (4th-5th grade), Middle (6th-8th grade), High (9th-12th grade) and Adult (18+). Medals and glory to the winners! Full info coming soon.

Date: Friday, September 15th
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (earlier grades to start first)
Location: Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo)
Fee: $50/team, Registration opens June 1st.

Mayor's Challenge - Community Event

The 5th annual Mayor’s Challenge will take place at Poricy Park. Join us first thing for a 5K Fitness Walk, a family-friendly 1 mile Fun Run, or gear up for the 5K race – the choice is yours! All proceeds benefit RallyCap Sports. 

Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 8:45am - 11:00am
Location: Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank)
Fee: varies depending on event. Sign-up here!

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