Winter 2015 Program Registration Begins November 12 Skiing

Program
Skiing
p.80
Tots in Tutus
p.48
Mad Science
Winter Break
Camp
p.46
Winter 2015
Registration Begins November 12th
Winter heats up
in the parks…
The weather outside may be frightful, but there’s always something fun to do in
the parks! Here’s some of what you can enjoy in the parks this winter:
Sledding
When the snow falls,
it’s time to pack up
the sleds and head
to the sledding
hill at Holmdel
Park, Holmdel. The
supervised sledding
area is open when
2” or more inches
of snow cover the
hill. Hours are 8am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday, and 8am-9pm,
Friday and Saturday. Call Holmdel Park at 732-946-9562 for
current sledding conditions.
Lace up your skates…
Ice skating is available when the conditions are right at
the following parks from 8am-7pm, Sunday-Thursday,
and 8am-9pm Friday and Saturday:
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Drop a line…
Ice fishing is available at:
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Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold
Remember, skate only when the
“Skating Today” signs are posted.
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold
See Park Rangers for designated ice fishing areas
and times in each park.
Learn something new…
The Park System has tons of fun programs planned! Take
the time and learn something new like…
• Ballroom Smooth
Dancing (p. 23)
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Zumba Fitness (p. 30)
•
Easy Morning Yoga
(p. 26)
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Sushi 101 (p. 13)
•
Save a Life! Pediatric CPR and First Aid (p. 16)
Holmdel Park, Holmdel
Shark River Park, Wall
Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
Intro to Traditional
Painting (p. 9)
Family Time Pottery
(p. 32)
Hit the trails…
Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t have fun on the trails. Cross-country ski and snowshoe
equipment is available for rent at Thompson Park, Lincroft when snow conditions are favorable. Rental costs are crosscountry equipment $15 for 24 hours and snowshoes $10 for 24 hours. Evening rentals are also available on select days. See
page 21 for full rental details.
Cross-country skiers will enjoy the groomed trails at:
• Thompson Park, Lincroft
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Charleston Springs Golf Course, Millstone
Marked, ungroomed trails are available for both crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing at:
• Clayton Park, Upper Freehold
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Hartshorne Woods Park, Locust
Holmdel Park, Holmdel
Huber Woods Park, Locust
Shark River Park, Wall
Tatum Park, Middletown
Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold
For more information on winter activities in the parks, contact us at 732-842-4000, ext. 4312.
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
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Adults 6-30
Active Adults 55+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Arts & Crafts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
Culinary Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14
Education & Enrichment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-16
Health & Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17
Horticulture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18
Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-20
Outdoor Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-23
Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-30
Equestrian 31
Families 32-36
Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Horticulture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Outdoor Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-36
Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Kids & Teens 39-53
Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-42
Culinary Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43
Education & Enrichment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43-47
Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Outdoor Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49
Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-53
Parent & Child 54-65
Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-56
Culinary Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Education & Enrichment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Horticulture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-58
Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59
Outdoor Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-60
Play Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-63
Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-65
Park Partners 69
Golf 36
Park System Spotlight 2-3
Historic 37-38
Winter Break Activities 5
Longstreet Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Walnford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Registration Information 70-71
Holiday Programs 4
Special Needs 66-67
Trips 68
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is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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PA R K S Y S T E M S P O T L I G H T
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
L e a r n A b o u t N at u r e
in the
A guide to our environmental centers.
If you are looking for something to do as a family
this winter, but want to make sure to stay warm, take
some time to learn about nature, Native Americans,
archaeology, and wetland ecology. The Monmouth
County Park System has two amazing environmental
centers that are more than just educational, they’re
packed with fun as well! Come, visit, and explore!
Huber Woods Environmental Center
25 Brown’s Dock Road, Locust (Middletown)
(732) 872-2670
Once the estate of Hans and Catherine Huber, the
Huber Woods Environmental Center overlooks the
beautiful hills and meadows of Huber Woods Park. It is
a place for visitors to come and explore the wonders
of nature through hands-on displays featuring plants
and animals, programs offered throughout the year,
and educational activities offered for schools and
community groups.
The most unique display at the Huber Woods
Environmental Center teaches visitors about the
Native Americans that once lived in our area. Children
enjoy actively learning while playing instruments,
trying their hands at basket weaving, playing games,
and discovering archaeology that has brought their
past into our present.
Pa r k s
Nature takes center stage as children learn more about
the environment at the Junior Naturalist Station.
This is a great place to view the birds that visit Huber
Woods, watch live animals in the Forest Room, or put
on a production with our puppet theater. And the
most popular stop at the Huber Woods Environmental
Center? The reptile house where live turtles and
snakes await our visitors to give them an up close
and personal chance to experience these wonderful
creatures.
Park System
Naturalists are always
willing to answer any
questions you may
have on the exhibits
or other local nature
related topics. They
also plan a variety of
programs and events
each year. This winter
be sure to check out
Daytime Owl Prowl
(page 18), From Sap
to Maple Syrup (page 33), Winter Tales and Snowy
Trails (page 59), and many others!
Plus, don’t miss out on a great opportunity to discover
nature as a family. When the weather is nice, pick up
one of our Safari Backpacks for a day of discovery.
Each backpack contains all you need to make your
self-guided nature walk filled with adventure and
exploration. Visitors can pick one of the following:
Pre-K, Forest, or Meadow. Use of backpacks is free, but
a valid NJ driver’s license must be left with the docent
before heading out for adventure.
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online at www . monmouthcountyparks . com , call
732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell
(732) 751-9453
The Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center,
which opened in 2002, is dedicated to teaching visitors
about wetlands ecology and wildlife and habitat
protection. It is built along the banks of the Manasquan
Reservoir which currently supplies water to three water
companies and serves towns from Hazlet all the way to
Point Pleasant. In addition, the reservoir also supplies
water and habitats for hundreds of plants and animals.
This location is also well-known for the chance to
take a glimpse at the Reservoir’s resident Bald Eagles.
From a television set up in the hallway, visitors can
view exactly what’s happening in the nest right at
that moment. You may even get a glimpse of newly
hatched eaglets depending on the time of year
(normally sometime between February and the end of
April).
PA R K S Y S T E M S P O T L I G H T
Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
Park System Naturalists are always willing to answer
any questions you may have on the exhibits or other
local nature related topics. They also plan a variety of
programs and events each year. On most weekends
there is an activity planned suitable for families with
children of all ages. A list of weekend activities at the
Environmental Center is available on our website at
www.monmouthcountyparks.com.
Through interactive exhibits, multi-media
presentations, educational activities for schools and
community groups, and wildlife observation areas,
visitors gain an understanding of the importance of
water in our world.
This winter be sure to check out Winter Reservoir
Bird Walk (page 20), Make a Blizzard (page 34), Nature
Detective: Whose Toes are Those? (page 48), and many
others!
Each exhibit in the Manasquan Reservoir
Environmental Center shows the connection of
water into our lives. One features fish found in the
Reservoir right outside. Another traces the journey
of a raindrop as it travels through the watershed to
the Manasquan River and, eventually, to the ocean.
Some exhibits reveal what is not readily visible, such
as nocturnal animals that call the Reservoir home.
And another compares the effects of a town with
unmanaged growth to one that has chosen to protect
the environment.
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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SPECIAL EVENTS
New Year’s Eve Bash
(ages 4-7)
5...4...3...2...1! Let’s ring in the New Year together, as children enjoy a countdown to noon, complete with
sparkling grape juice and goldfish crackers. We’ll prepare party decorations, refreshments, and music for
our mock New Year’s Eve Party. Get out your noisemakers and watch our ball drop!
For more information, see page 52.
Santa’s Sweet Shop
Drop & Shop
(ages 5-8)
(ages 5-10)
It’s nearly Christmas and Santa needs your help
to finish making seasonal candy treats in time.
Lifesaver men, candy trains, reindeer food, and
more are on the menu today. Use them to stuff
someone’s stocking or decorate your table for a
sweet holiday.
Leave the kids at the Rec Center while you do
some holiday shopping. Our elves will help them
with some Christmas preparations of their own.
They’ll make and wrap a special gift for parents,
play gym games and have a holiday snack.
For more information, see page 40.
For more information, see page 41.
Valentines
Daddy-Daughter
Holiday Bling Boutique
(ages 3-5, with adult)
This Valentine’s Day, spend some treasured time
with your child crafting handmade cards. These
unique, personal cards will really show your love
to your friends and family. All materials included
and participants will leave with three
one-of-a-kind valentines.
Create a sparkling jewelry gift for Mom, design
the wrapping paper and wrap your gift. Then
enjoy decorating - and eating - some
holiday cookies.
For more information, see page 56.
For more information, see page 54.
(ages 4-10, with adult)
The Creative Arts Center’s Spring Arts Festival
(all ages)
Enjoy a day at Thompson Park celebrating fine art and music,
featuring specially selected artists and artisans.
Save the date!
Saturday, May 2nd 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 3rd 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
For more information, please contact the Creative Arts Center 732-842-4000 ext. 4253.
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Register
online at www . monmouthcountyparks . com , call
732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Winter Break Blast
(ages 6-9)
Continue the fun on your holiday break!
The Rec Center is jumping with activities,
so bring your friends and see what’s
happening.
Activities include:
• Summer Flashback
• Sports Salad
• New Year’s Dance Party
For more information, see page 53.
Mad Science
Winter Break Camp
(ages 7-10)
Don’t stop learning because the school year
is over. Mad Science fuses experiments,
take-home projects, and hands-on learning.
Instructors are from Mad Science of West New
Jersey.
Sessions include Radical Reactions and
Detective Science and Space: Infinity and
Beyond.
WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES
Looking for something to do
during winter break?
Like them both?
Full day options are available.
For more information, see page 46.
Bricks 4 Kidz
Winter Break Camp
(ages 6-10)
Children build, design and explore
architecture, engineering and
technology fundamentals using
LEGO® bricks and motors. Each
child will take home a custom
mini-figure at the end of each
session. Instructors and all
camp supplies provided by
Bricks 4 Kidz®.
Choose from either the Remote
Control Mania Camp or the
Mining and Crafting 2 Camp.
Can’t decide?
Choose our full day option.
For more information, see page 43.
Pre-registration
Pre-registration is required for most
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
of the programs listed in this directory
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A D U LT S
Active Adults 55+
Balanced Fitness for Senior Adults
(ages 55 and up)
The four building blocks of fitness will be used to create
a new and fitter you! Cardio endurance, strength/power
training, flexibility and balance will be emphasized as
we encourage you to begin or continue exercising.
Come see what the benefits of exercising will do for
you!
Six 1-Hr Sessions $42.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 13 10:15-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . . M5351A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 27 10:15-11:15 AM. . . . . . . . M5451A
Gentle Yoga
(adults)
The benefits of yoga are numerous. Yoga poses gently
elongate muscles, relieving stiffness, taking pressure off
of joints and increasing range of motion. Yoga is often
recommended by doctors to help alleviate symptoms
of arthritis and to strengthen bones that become weak
with the aging process. It can also assist you in balance,
which becomes more difficult as we get older. Poses
can be done safely using props such as being seated in
a chair or using a wall for support in standing balance
poses. Finish with relaxation and breath control.
Instructor: Sonya Burke, RYT Yoga Alliance Certified
Instructor
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $85.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Mon, Feb 2-Mar 23 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XCK51A
Stronger for Longer
(ages 55 and up)
Join us in a light strength training class designed to
improve muscle tone, flexibility and coordination while
having fun in a social environment with other active
adults. The class will utilize a variety of equipment such
as dumbbells and rubber resistance. No prior weight
training experience is necessary.
Instructor: Stephanie Krawiec
Six 1-Hr Sessions $51.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area EC Program Room 1
Mon, Jan 5-Feb 23 12:15-1:15 PM. . . . . . . . . D1451A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
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Winter Senior Hikers
(ages 55 and up)
Enjoy weekly hikes through various Monmouth County
parks. Due to terrain, hiking boots and walking sticks
are strongly recommended. A schedule of locations
and dates will be included with your receipt.
Twelve 2-Hr Sessions $36.00 Per Person
Location Varies Week to Week
Mondays
These hikes are for regular hikers and are faster paced
than the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday hikes. The
hikes are approximately five and a half to six miles long.
Mon, Jan 5-Mar 23 9:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . D0451A
Wednesdays
These hikes are held at a steady pace and are slower
than the Monday hikes. Hikes are approximately 4-5
miles.
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 25 9:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . D0551A
Thursdays
Hikes take place on wooded trails. These hikes are less
vigorous than Monday or Wednesday hikes.
Thu, Jan 8-Mar 26 9:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . D0651A
Fridays
These hikes are held at a steady pace and are slightly
slower than the Monday hikes. Hikes are typically over
5 miles.
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 27 9:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . D0751A
Zumba Gold
(ages 55 and up)
An easy-to-follow program with simple low-impact
moves and pacing for active older adults. Let the Latin
rhythms and easy-to-follow dance moves turn fitness
into a party. All you need are sneakers, comfortable
clothing, water and a ready-to-move attitude.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $64.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . XCH51A
online at www . monmouthcountyparks . com , call
732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
A D U LT S
Creative Arts Center Student/Instructor
Show and Sale
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft
Saturday, December 6, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, December 7, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
The Creative Arts Center is host to a variety of fine arts and
craft classes. Join us as we celebrate the original artwork of
our students and instructors. Kick off your holiday shopping
or find the perfect piece for your home
made by local artists.
For more information, contact Barbara Zarella at
[email protected]
or 732-842-4000, ext. 4253.
Arts & Crafts
Ceramics & Pottery
Adult Ceramics
(adults)
Learn techniques and skills for decorating and glazing
slip cast items. Beginners will gain knowledge about
greenware, bisque, underglazes and glaze. Freehand
and stencil decorating will be explored. Advanced
students can work independently at their own pace. Precast items and tools can be purchased at the Creative
Arts Center. Fee includes firings, glazes, underglazes
and instruction. Instructor: Janet Wollman
Seven 3-Hr Sessions $84.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 26 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . Z2951A
Advanced Wheel-Thrown Pottery
(adults)
These classes are for students who have experience on
the potter’s wheel and are looking to further develop
their throwing skills. Advanced techniques and in-depth
forms will be presented. Fee includes glazes, firings and
25 lbs. of stoneware clay.
Seven 3-Hr Sessions $140.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Instructor: Don Bradford
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 26 6:30-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z1651A
Instructor: Christina Carlson
Fri, Jan 16-Feb 27 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. . . . . . . Z1751A
Pre-registration
All Level Pottery Classes
(adults)
Beginner and advanced students will learn or refine
their pottery skills. Knowledgeable instructors will
provide demonstrations and personal instruction in all
aspects of wheel-throwing and hand-building. Class
includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing. Tools can be
purchased at the studio.
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Seven 3-Hr Sessions $140.00 Per Person
Instructor: John Fossa
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 21 11:30 AM-2:30 PM . . . . . . Z0751A
Instructor: Don Bradford
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 23 9:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . Z0851A
Instructor: Pete MacConnell
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 23 6:30-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z0951A
Instructor: Christina Carlson
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 24 4:00-7:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z1051A
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 24 7:00-10:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z1151A
Instructor: Joanne Traskiewicz
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 25 9:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . Z1251A
Instructor: Mary Leather
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 25 7:00-10:00 PM. . . . . . . . . Z1351A
Instructor: TBA
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 26 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . Z1451A
Seven 4-Hr Sessions $180.00 Per Person
Instructor: Sue Johnson
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 24 9:00 AM-1:00 PM . . . . . . . Z1551A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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A D U LT S
Sculpture Class
(adults)
Beautiful sculptural forms
will be the focus of this
pottery class. The instructor
will share techniques for
building, supporting and
firing your own handbuilt
creations. Pottery wheels
will be available for
students who wish to
work independently. Class
includes 25 lbs. of clay,
glazes and firings.
Instructor: Katie Stone
Seven 3-Hr Sessions $140.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 25 1:00-4:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z3151A
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 25 6:30-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z3251A
Studio Time with Gina
(adults)
Calling all serious artists! This is a class designed to
sharpen and improve your artistic abilities. Lessons
will be given at the start of every class on how to
improve your painting, drawing, composition and most
importantly color theory. Please join us to work side by
side with local exhibiting artists to advance in skill and
proficiency in all media and at all levels. Personalized
constructive critiques and one on one attention is the
key to personal success.
Artist/Instuctor: Gina Torello, MFA
Six 2-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $105.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Fri, Jan 16-Feb 20 1:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . Z6051A
Fri, Feb 27-Apr 3 1:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . Z6151A
Drawing & Painting
Basic Drawing
(adults)
In this beginner class, students learn the primary
elements of drawing. Various techniques will be
explored with pencil and charcoal. Please be prepared
with all items on the supply list, which will be provided
at the bottom of your registration confirmation.
Artist/Instructor: Lorna Weber
Six 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $66.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 18 9:45-11:15 AM. . . . . . . . . Z8451A
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Decorative Painting Made Easy – All Levels
(adults)
Quick and easy decorative painting techniques –
fun and simple! You’ll start with Donna Dewberry’s
One Stroke technique. As you become familiar with
the basics, learn how to quickly incorporate other
decorative painting styles into your work. New students
will start with a One Stroke project. Returning students
will work independently and receive instruction and
guidance on a project of their choice. No painting
experience necessary! A supply list for new students
will be provided upon registration.
Instructor: Lena Pfeffer
Six 3-Hr Sessions $96.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 5-Feb 23 9:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . Z0151A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Evening Watercolor Workshop
(adults)
Watercolor is a relaxing and attractive medium. This
evening class is a great way to unwind after a busy day.
Beginner and advanced students will enjoy learning
new techniques as well as traditional watercolor
methods. A supply list will be sent upon registration.
Instructor: Maryann Goodwin
Six 2-Hr Sessions $78.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 18 6:30-8:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . Z3051A
Great Impressionism Workshop™©
(adults)
No painting experience necessary to take this stepby-step approach to Impressionism. Instructor/Artist
Debra Stasiak will guide you through the steps to
recreate your own versions of famous Impressionistic
masterpieces using Aspiring Artists® exclusive
Interpretive Impressionism® method. You will learn
the specific brushstrokes, layering techniques, color
theories, and unique styles of these painters. Each
painting will take two classes to complete. All supplies
are included. Acrylic paints stain, so please wear
“painting clothes” to class.
Four 2-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $88.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Session 1
Monet’s Bouquet of Sunflowers
Cezanne’s Gulf of Marseille
Fri, Jan 2-23 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z7851A
Session 2
Seurat’s The Seine at Le Grande-Jatte
Van Gogh’s Olive Trees with Yellow Sky
Fri, Jan 30-Feb 20 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. . . . . . Z7951A
online at www . monmouthcountyparks . com , call
732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(adults)
This course is designed for students who have basic
drawing experience and would like to develop their
skills. Join us as we work to perfect your ability by
introducing some different techniques that will focus
on line, value and shadow to bring your drawings
to the next level. A supply list will be provided upon
registration.
Six 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $66.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 19 1:00-2:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z3651A
Intro to Traditional Painting
(adults)
Designed specifically for the novice painter, students
will explore traditional painting techniques such as
use of color, line and medium, as well as painting
from observation. A supply list will be provided upon
registration.
Artist/Instructor: Katie Stone
Six 2-Hr Sessions $75.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 5-Feb 23 9:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . Z3351A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Painting
(adults)
Haven’t painted in years? At our convenient Bayshore
location, you can complete a painting in six weeks. We
will discuss composition, proportion and mixing colors.
All levels of experience are welcome.
Instructor: Shari Epstein
Six 2-Hr Sessions $70.00 Per Person
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 17 12:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . A7451A
Tue, Feb 24-Mar 31 12:00-2:00 PM . . . . . . . . . A0752A
Painting Workshop
(adults)
Students will be taught the use of paints (both oil or
acrylic), color, form and space - the basics - as well as
the subtlety and nuances of what makes a good work
of art. For all levels including professional artists and art
teachers who can come for further feedback.
Artist/Instructor: Grace Graupe-Pillard
Eight 2-Hr Sessions $100.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 24 9:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . Z8851A
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 24 12:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z8951A
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 24 2:30-4:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Z9051A
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 24 7:30-9:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Z9151A
A D U LT S
Intermediate Drawing
Painting: All-Level
(adults)
If you are ready to perfect your painting skills, this
course is geared toward you. Designed for painters with
some experience, the focus of this class will be finetuning and developing technique. Come ready with
ideas the first day to start painting.
Artist/Instructor: Katie Stone
Six 2-Hr Sessions $75.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 5-Feb 23 10:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . Z3451A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Pastel Studio Workshop
(adults)
This class is for intermediate students who have pastel
painting and basic drawing experience. Be ready
with your own pastel projects and supplies at the
first class to start on your own individual painting.
Some time will be set aside each week for a Technique
Demonstration (e.g. various surfaces, oil pastels, mixed
media with watercolors, and acrylics). A supply list for
the first week’s demonstration will be provided upon
registration. A list of extra supplies for the remaining
weeks will be handed out at the first class.
Artist/Instructor: Lorna Weber
Six 2-Hr Sessions $78.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 18 11:30 AM-1:30 PM . . . . . Z8751A
Painting
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Printmaking for All Artists
(ages 14 and up)
Explore this exciting art medium! Several aspects
of printmaking will be taught, each an art form in
themselves. Explore mono-printing, intaglio and relief
printmaking like the professionals. Many fine artists
use these techniques to develop existing paintings and
two dimensional ideas. This will open up a new world of
artistic expression for beginner or professional artists. A
supply fee of $25 (cash) is payable to instructor at the
first class.
Artist/Instructor Gina Torello MFA
Six 2-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $85.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 16 1:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z8051A
Mon, Feb 23-Mar 30 1:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . Z8251A
Watercolor Adventures
(adults)
If you admire the beauty of watercolor painting and
want to learn how to use the medium to make your
own unique works, this course is perfect for you! Your
instructor will highlight and teach different watercolor
techniques to allow participants to create stunning and
distinctive works. A list of supplies (not included) will be
provided upon registration.
Instructor: Jane Lux
Ten 2-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $160.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 13 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. . . . . . . Z0351A
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 13 1:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . Z0451A
Jewelry
Jewelry Fundamentals
(adults)
Ideal for the beginner or intermediate students, explore
the basics of metal fabrication, covering techniques
such as soldering, forging, etching and more while
creating earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. A materials
fee of $28.00 (cash) is payable to instructor Lena Pfeffer
on the first day of class.
Four 2-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $80.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sat, Jan 24-Feb 14 3:00-5:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . Z6951A
Precious Metal Clay Basics
(adults)
Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is fine silver particles
suspended in a clay binder. It is so easy to work with,
anyone can create beautiful fine silver jewelry! Our
certified instructor will teach beginners the basics
of this up and coming art and assist more advanced
students with their independent projects. A materials
fee of approximately $40 is payable to instructor for
Precious Metal Clay (depending on fair market value).
Tools are supplied for class use. An optional supply list
will be provided at the first session.
Instructor: Jeong Eun Kim
Six 3-Hr Sessions $138.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 5-Feb 9 6:30-9:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . Z7151A
Mon, Feb 23-Mar 30 6:30-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . Z7251A
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 11 9:30 AM-12:30 PM . . . . . . Z7351A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 25 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. . . . . Z7451A
Knitting & Sewing
Basic Sewing for Your Home
(adults)
Basic home sewing techniques will be the focus of this
class. Zippers, seaming, measuring windows, ruffles,
pleats, piping and more. Students will have a choice of
instructor selected projects. A $10 kit fee plus project
supplies payable to instructor the first day of class.
Bring your sewing machine to all but the first class. If
you need to borrow a machine, arrangements can be
made.
Instructor: Pamela J. Hastings
Six 2-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $72.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 17 6:30-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z7551A
Beginner Sewing and Beyond
(adults)
Learn the basic sewing skills you will need to make
clothing, items to beautify your home, gifts, etc. We will
start by making a skirt and move on to other items as
time allows. We will cover understanding and using a
pattern, assembling a garment including inserting a
zipper, hemming, etc. You must have basic knowledge
of the sewing machine you will be bringing to class. A
supply list will be mailed upon registration. For those
who have previously taken the beginner sewing class
or have had some sewing experience, please choose a
simple pattern. Instructor Janice Beeby will assist you.
Six 2-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $80.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 19 7:00-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . Z5151A
No class 2/12
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(ages 15 and up)
Here is an opportunity to learn both knitting and/
or crocheting. Learn the basics or improve your skills.
Instructor Charlene Jackson will also be available to
assist individuals with any project they may choose.
Eight 2-Hr Sessions $88.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 25 6:30-8:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . Z1851A
Knitting 101 and Beyond
(ages 15 and up)
Learn to knit or learn new knitting skills. Beginners will
master all the basics: reading a pattern, casting on,
casting off, and the stitches knit and purl. Work on a pair
of slippers, scarf or hat while acquiring skills needed to
knit projects on your own. More advanced students will
work on projects of their choice with the assistance of
instructor Charlene Jackson.
Eight 2-Hr Sessions $88.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Sat, Jan 10-Mar 7 10:15 AM-12:15 PM. . . . . . Z1951A
No class 1/17
Miscellaneous
Beyond Basic Beading
(adults)
Learn many advanced beginner techniques including
peyote, herringbone, right angle weave, brick stitch,
etc. This is a project oriented class but very flexible. A
different project and supply list will be presented for
the coming week. Students have the option to do the
projects provided, bring their own, or continue with the
previous week’s project. A supply list for the first class
will be provided upon registration. A materials fee of $5
is payable to the instructor Lena Pfeffer.
Six 2-Hr Sessions $68.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 5-Feb 23 12:30-2:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z0251A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Intermediate Mosaics
(adults)
For those who have taken the beginner’s Mosaic Art
class. Students will learn more advanced tile cutting
techniques to create exciting images in tile. Grouted
and non-grouted projects will be worked on. All
materials provided by instructor for a $25 fee payable
during the first class.
Instructor: Harry Belkowitz
Six 2-Hr Sessions $85.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 14 10:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . Z0551A
A D U LT S
Knit or Crochet Your Choice
Mosaic Art
(adults)
Discover the fabulous art of mosaics. Arranging
beautifully colored tiles into uniquely personal
works of art is a rewarding and relaxing art form. The
instructor will guide you through layout, design, tile
cutting, surface adhesion and grouting. No experience
necessary. All materials provided by instructor for a $25
fee payable the first day of class.
Instructor: Harry Belkowitz
Six 2-Hr Sessions $85.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 14 1:00-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . Z0651A
The Creative Arts Experience
(adults)
There is an artist in all of us. Discover your creative
niche. From pottery to painting, explore a new medium
each week. This creative adventure will introduce you
to several different art programs offered at the Creative
Arts Center. All supplies are provided.
Four 2-Hr Sessions $66.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 19-Feb 9 1:00-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . Z8351A
Have a question about one of our parks?
Looking for the perfect program for your family?
Need directions?
Let our information specialists help you!
Call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312, or email
[email protected]
We’re here to help!
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Photography
Adobe Lightroom
(adults)
Are you new to Lightroom or already own a copy but
are wondering why everyone is raving about it? This
class will give you an in-depth look of Lightroom,
from image-management to editing to final output;
the main concentration will be image editing. Once
you get to know Lightroom a little better, you’ll find
yourself raving about it too! You must bring a laptop
with Adobe Lightroom 5 or above installed; earlier
versions are not supported.
Instructor: Gary Dates
Six 2-Hr Sessions $75.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 18 7:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z6651A
Digital SLR 2
Meet Your Digital SLR*
(adults)
Are you ready to see what your Digital SLR can really
do? This class will solve the mystery of controls such as
Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance, and more.
Learn how to shoot in “manual” mode with confidence
in real-world shooting situations. Please Note: This
class requires a Digital SLR; point and shoot cameras
are not covered. *If you have one of the newer
mirrorless cameras by Fuji, Sony, Olympus, Nikon, or
the Canon EOS-M (please check with the instructor at
[email protected]).
Instructor: Gary Dates
Six 2-Hr Sessions $68.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 17 7:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z6551A
Culinary Arts
(adults)
This class is specifically
designed for those who
have participated in
the “Meet Your DSLR”
class at Thompson Park
or anyone with a basic
understanding of the socalled “exposure triangle”:
shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
We will explore the process of finding the best exposure
for any given situation both in-class and via directed
assignments. We will also explore the RAW file format vs
JPEG, and the pros and cons of each. We will meet at a
specified location TBA outside of the classroom for one
of the 4 sessions. This is not an advanced class! It is a class
for anyone who has a basic understanding of Manual
exposure and would like to gain more confidence
shooting manually. You will need either a DSLR or one of
the newer mirrorless cameras that can shoot in Manual
mode (please consult instructor for camera eligibility at
[email protected]).
Four 2-Hr Sessions $54.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 3 9:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . Z6451A
Advanced Ayurvedic Cooking
(adults)
Take your Ayurvedic cooking knowledge to the next
level. The material covered in this class will include
how to cook chapatis and soups, how to incorporate
seasonal produce, a discussion of spices and the correct
Ayurvedic combination for your dosha and transitional
routines from one season to the next. This class is
taught in demonstration format.
Instructor: Sunila Nagal
One 3-Hr Session $42.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Mon, Feb 23 6:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7151A
Beyond Broccoli
(adults)
Broccoli’s impressive nutritional profile puts it high
on the list of must eat foods. You’ll learn versatile and
delicious recipes using broccoli and broccoli rabe,
including a must taste dessert!
Conducted by: Merrall Freund, HHC, AADP
One 2-Hr Session $42.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Mon, Jan 26 6:00-8:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5351A
Mon, Feb 9 6:00-8:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5451A
Have a friend or family member who you know will LOVE our programs and events?
Have them call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312,
to start receiving our Program Directory.
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Feast of the 7 Fishes
(adults)
The Feast of Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian seaside
meal, is a fresh idea for your festive Christmas Eve
dinner.
Learn how to create healthy dishes using the freshest
catch-of-the-day as well as clams, oysters, mussels,
squid, shrimp, and lobster. Buon Natale!
Conducted by: Bianca Mackey
One 3-Hr Session $42.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Thu, Dec 11 6:00-9:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5751A
Holy Cannoli!
(adults)
Mmmmm...delizioso! It’s time to bake the cannoli! Learn
to make this Italian pastry’s shell and filling during this
hands-on class.
Conducted by: Bianca Mackey
One 3-Hr Session $40.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Thu, Dec 4 6:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5551A
Introduction to Ayurvedic Cuisine
(adults)
In this course, you will be introduced to the basic
principles of Ayurveda, the 3 body types (doshas),
and how to keep doshas in balance to stay healthy.
You will receive a demonstration of super spices and
ingredients used in this style of cooking. You will learn
how to prepare a simple meal for all body types as well
as how to make modifications using spices and other
food items for individualized doshas. By the end of
class, you will have a better understanding on how to
incorporate Ayurvedic cooking into a daily lifestyle. This
course will be taught in demonstration format.
Instructor: Sunila Nagal
One 3-Hr Session $42.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Fri, Jan 30 6:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7051A
Pre-registration
It’s Easy as Pie
(adults)
Homemade, delicious pies can be easy to make. We’ll
practice making & rolling out dough, making delicious
crumb topping for a traditional apple pie. We’ll make a
vegan version, but you can substitute with the butter of
your choice at home.
One 2-Hr Session $40.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Wed, Jan 21 10:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . A5051A
A D U LT S
Date-Night Dinners
(adults)
Calling all couples! Don’t fret over making dinner
reservations. Learn how to create a delicious romantic
meal and dessert with your mate. Tonight’s menu is
Chicken Francaise, creamy mashed potatoes and tasty
tiramisu.
Conducted by: Bianca Mackey
One 3-Hr Session $42.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Thu, Feb 12 6:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5851A
Is Your Diet Putting You at Risk?
(ages 17 and up)
Stay healthy with real food. We’ll prepare simple, tasty
and healthy recipes made from whole grains, vegetables
and fruits while discussing the positive and negative
effects certain foods have on your health. Class will be
taught in demonstration and participation format.
Conducted by: Merrall Freund, H.H.C., AADP
One 2-Hr Session $42.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Mon, Jan 12 6:00-8:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5251A
Super Bowl Appetizers
(adults)
Hosting a party for the big game? Learn to make
“The Italian Grilled Cheese”, Caprese Skewers, Cheesy
Wontons, Cheese Puffs, Lime Infused Pulled Pork atop
grilled polenta and peanut butter sesame noodles rolled
on cucumber slices. These easy and delicious Super
Bowl worthy snacks are sure to score a touchdown with
your guests!
Conducted by: Bianca Mackey
One 3-Hr Session $42.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Thu, Jan 29 6:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5651A
Sushi 101
(adults)
This hands-on class is a great introduction to the world
of sushi! All of the ingredients needed to make sushi
at home will be demystified and demonstrated. Once
the rice is cooked, we’ll create the traditional Maki and
Nigiri. You’ll learn the techniques of rolling sushi using
a bamboo sushi mat (provided). Learn how to slice
pickled and fresh vegetables, as well as the freshest fish.
From there, dipping sauces and traditional condiments
will be made. A sushi feast will reward our efforts. Bring
your knife and apron to class.
Instructor: Chef Peter DeCelie
One 3-Hr Session $45.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 27 6:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6151A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Tapas Means Flavor
(adults)
Tapas means “little bites”, but they are much more.
Tonight, you’ll make assorted platters and little plates
built around the flavors of Spain using ingredients
found locally. This parade of food and flavor will
include: Serrano Ham Wrapped Asparagus, Cheese
Stuffed Peppadews, Tapas Pizza, Roast Pepper Salad,
Mini-Pork Brochettes, Tiny Spanish Meatballs, Cheese
Empanadillas, Mussels Baked with Garlic Butter, Lime &
Parsley, Calamares & Aioli, Red Wine Roasted Chorizo,
Chorizo & Chick Peas, Manchago Fritters, Melon &
Chorizo and Garlic Fried Bread. Ole! Bring your knife to
this hands-on class taught by Chef Peter DeCelie.
One 3-Hr Session $45.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Tue, Feb 24 6:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6251A
Taste of Ayurvedic Cooking
(adults)
Preparing Ayurvedically balanced meals includes a
unique combination of six tastes: sweet, sour, salty,
astringent, bitter and pungent. Taste is translated as
Rasa which, in turn, refers to our emotions. This class
will focus on creating food for the soul. Learn how to
make appetizers and desserts inspired by Ayurveda.
Class taught in demonstration format by Sunila Nagal.
Four 3-Hr Sessions $150.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. . . . . . A7251A
Education & Enrichment
About Boating Safely
(ages 13 and up)
Prepare yourself for a safe and exciting summer on the
beautiful Jersey Shore! Join us for a comprehensive
one-day course and receive the New Jersey State Police
Certificate which is required for all power watercraft
operators. Taught in a relaxed and comfortable
environment, certified instructors will cover general
information about boats and maintenance, navigation
rules and regulations, and state-specific laws. You
will feel confident as you learn about boating safety,
preparing for an enjoyable outing, and what to do in
the event of an emergency. Taught by the US Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-07. Please bring lunch and
snacks.
One 8-Hr & 30-Min Session $65.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Sat, Jan 24 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XCS51A
Sat, Feb 21 8:30 AM-5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XCT51A
Coffee Club Mahjong
(adults)
Shuffle your tiles and build your walls as you play this
ancient, fast-paced Asian game. Both American rules
and Chinese rules will be followed. All levels welcome.
Seven 2-Hr Sessions $21.00 Per Person $4.00 Per Day
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Lobby
Tue, Dec 23-Feb 3 9:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . M3251X
Tue, Feb 10-Mar 24 9:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . M3351X
Vegan Cupcakes
(adults)
Ever wonder the secrets behind those vegan cupcake
winners on TV? It is actually simple to bake without
dairy, eggs or nuts. Let’s bake healthy and decadent
chocolate cupcakes. We’ll also decorate them with
fancy frosting tops.
One 2-Hr Session $40.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Wed, Feb 11 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . A5151A
Coffee Club Majong
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(adults)
This intense, student directed conversational Italian
course is the perfect introduction to this beautiful
language. Basics will be taught through immersion from
a native Italian speaker in a relaxing setting. Students
will practice their speaking, reading and writing
skills. Small groups are encouraged for personalized
instruction and one-on-one coaching.
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $120.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Wed, Jan 21-Mar 11 6:00-7:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . A5951A
Italian Talk 2 - S’impara l’Italiano
(adults)
This advanced course will be an intensive, immersive
experience to enhance proper grammar in writing
and speaking Italian. Small groups are encouraged for
personalized instruction and one-on-one coaching by
a native Italian instructor.
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $120.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Thu, Jan 22-Mar 12 6:00-7:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . A6051A
Music Soothes the Savage Beast
(adults)
Whether you’re a current or former military person, athome-mom, working or retired, this enjoyable course
is for anyone who is looking for music listening to be a
peaceful, calming resolution to the end of a hectic day!
Each lesson involves how to listen to music properly
and explore what is going on in selected pieces.
Music excerpts will feature some classical periods,
easy listening, pop and rock. Analyze how to listen to
music, whether you’re at home, on the go or in your
car! Music listening can help you better deal with stress
and provide an overall improved and healthier lifestyle,
helping you to become, ultimately, a happier person!
Six 1-Hr Sessions $60.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 24 7:00-8:00 PM . . . . . . . . . MA151A
Music! Music! Music!
(adults)
Have you always wanted to learn how to read and
play music, but never had the chance? Whether you’re
working full time or you’re retired, learning to read will
give you freedom to play songs for your own pleasure.
Music has been proven to be better than crossword
puzzles for memory at any age and can stay with you
forever. In the first half of the course, learn how to read
music quickly and easily, without having an instrument
in the way. In the second half, begin to apply what you’ve
learned, to a piano or keyboard. A small, inexpensive
keyboard must be provided by student.
Ten 45-Min Sessions $110.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Mon, Feb 16-Apr 20 6:30-7:15 PM. . . . . . . . . MA551A
A D U LT S
Italian Talk
Save a Life! Basic First Aid
(ages 14 and up)
Attention all parents, coaches, teachers and caretakers,
this course is for you! Learn the critical first aid skills
needed to respond to and manage an emergency
when it arises. Participants will learn techniques
such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones,
shock and other first aid emergencies. You will feel
confident as you master these life-saving techniques
in this hands-on course taught by certified instructors
from the American Safety and Health Institute. Upon
completion, participants will receive an ASHI Basic First
Aid Completion Card that is valid for two years.
One 3-Hr Session $55.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Thu, Jan 8 6:30-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XBB51A
L ooking for Another Great Workout?
Check out the Park System’s Fitness Trails!
Fitness trails offer a variety of exercise stations to
complete a full workout as you walk or jog.
Fitness Trails can be found at:
Holmdel Park, Holmdel
Shark River Park, Neptune
Turkey Swamp Park, Upper Freehold
For more information, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312, or visit
www.monmouthcountyparks.com.
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Save a Life! Basic Life Support (BLS)
for the Healthcare Provider
(adults)
Designed for healthcare professionals, this extensive
hands-on course will prepare you to recognize and
confidently respond to several life-threatening
emergencies. Participants will actively engage in
simulated clinical scenarios mastering CPR, use of
an AED, and relieving choking in a safe, timely and
effective manner. Certified instructors will guide you
through various learning stations to test ability and
ensure proficiency in performing these life-saving skills.
Upon the conclusion of skills testing, participants must
also complete a written exam. Participants will receive
a BLS for the Healthcare Provider Completion Card that
is valid for two years.
One 3-Hr & 30-Min Session $65.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Thu, Dec 18 6:00-9:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XBK51A
Thu, Jan 29 6:00-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XBM51A
Sat, Feb 7 10:00 AM-1:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . XBN51A
Save a Life! CPR AED Certification
(ages 14 and up)
Did you know that four out of five cardiac arrests
happen at home? If called on to administer CPR in an
emergency, the life you save is likely to be that of a
child, spouse, parent, or friend. Prepare yourself! Come
and learn life-saving CPR and AED use, as well as how
to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This
hands-on course is taught in a relaxed and comfortable
environment by certified instructors and is designed
for anyone with limited or no medical training. Upon
completion, participants will receive a CPR AED Course
Completion Card that is valid for two years.
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $55.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Mon, Dec 8 7:00-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XAW51A
Thu, Jan 22 7:00-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XAX51A
Thu, Feb 26 7:00-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XB251A
Save a Life! Pediatric CPR and First Aid
(ages 14 and up)
Have you ever wondered what you would do if faced
with an emergency? Don’t wait until it’s too late take action now! Join us as we master life-saving first
aid, CPR and AED skills specifically for children and
infants. This hands-on course is designed to meet the
regulatory and credentialed training requirements for
child-care workers in all 50 states. Taught in a relaxed
and comfortable environment, certified instructors
will leave you feeling confident and prepared as you
respond to various scenarios including medical, injury
and environmental emergencies. Upon completion,
participants will receive a Pediatric First Aid Course
Completion Card that is valid for two years.
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $65.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Thu, Dec 4 6:30-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XB651A
Thu, Feb 12 6:30-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XB751A
Health & Wellness
Five Wishes
(adults)
There are many things in life that are out of our hands.
The Five Wishes document gives you a way to control
something very important - how you are treated if you
get seriously ill. It is an easy-to-complete form that lets
you say exactly what you want. Once it is completed
and properly signed, it is valid under the laws of most
states. Learn more about this valuable document in this
presentation by Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative
Care.
Presented by: Claire Verruni RN, CHPN
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $18.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Walnut Room
Thu, Dec 11 6:30-8:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4851A
Habits of Healthy People
(adults)
Happiness has proven to improve health, relationships
and to be more resilient to life’s ups and downs.
Discover how you can develop new habits that help
happy people maintain positive thoughts, emotions
and actions.
Presented by: Carol Palmer
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $18.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Walnut Room
Tue, Feb 24 7:00-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4951A
16 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(adults)
Meditation helps calm the body, quiet the mind and
restore harmony and peace to our busy and sometimes
chaotic lives. Meditation is very helpful for stress
challenges, sleep problems, health issues, and releasing
anger and negative emotions. Regain control of your
life and how to live it, inside and out!
Instructor: Linda Staub
One 2-Hr & 15-Min Session $30.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Sun, Dec 7 1:15-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4651A
Sat, Jan 3 1:15-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4751A
Tai Chi Chih® Discipline Joy Through Movement™
(adults)
The Chih method teaches the ancient art of “moving
meditation” in a series of 20 simple movements that are
uplifting and easy to learn. Discover the wonders of this
gentle stress-reliever and physical conditioner.
Instructor: Dan Pienciak, International Teacher Trainer
Six 1-Hr & 20-Min Sessions $89.00 Per Person
Beginner
The simpler movements will be taught in this class.
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Mar 20-May 1 11:15 AM-12:35 PM. . . . . . A0452A
No class 4/3
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 11:15 AM-12:35 PM. . . . . A6651A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Ongoing
This program is for students who have completed the
beginner level class for at least one session.
Fri, Mar 20-May 1 9:45-11:05 AM. . . . . . . . . . . A0552A
No class 4/3
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 9:45-11:05 AM. . . . . . . . . . A6551A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Horticulture
Bonsai - Art & Nature Combined
(adults)
Explore the ancient and sublime art of bonsai in this
lecture/demonstration by Bill Guthrie, President of the
Deep Cut Bonsai Society. Presentation will cover the
history, styles and techniques, soil preparation and care
of bonsai.
One 2-Hr Session $12.00 Per Person
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Sat, Feb 28 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . IM251A
A D U LT S
Meditation Workshop
Holiday Topiary Workshop
(adults)
Using fresh greens make and decorate a miniature
holiday tree to accent your holiday decor. Finished size
is approximately 14”. Please bring pruning shears if you
have them; all other materials will be provided.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $25.00 Per Person
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Fri, Dec 5 1:00-2:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IM451A
Sat, Dec 6 1:00-2:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IM551A
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop
(adults)
Make a festive holiday wreath using fresh evergreens
accented with a bow and pine cones. Learn finishing
touches for a professional look. Please bring pruning
shears if you have them, all other materials will be
supplied.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $25.00 Per Person
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Fri, Dec 5 10:00-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKH51A
Sat, Dec 6 10:00-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKJ51A
Tai Chi Chih® Discipline Joy Through Movement™
(adults)
Experience this ancient art of “moving meditation” in a
series of 20 simple movements that are joyous and easy
to learn. Discover the wonders of this gentle stressreliever and physical conditioner.
Instructor: Dan Pienciak, International Teacher Trainer
Six 2-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Thu, Mar 19-Apr 30 5:45-7:45 PM . . . . . . . . . . A0652A
No class 4/2
Manasquan Res Program Room 1 Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 24 5:30-7:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . A6451A
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
Holiday Topiary Workshop
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Long Seasons of Color in Your Garden
(adults)
Your gardens and landscape can be alive with color
and interest spring through fall, and even into winter.
Learn about shrubs, perennials and annuals for sunny
and shady areas and how to combine them for a long
season of color in your garden.
One 2-Hr Session $15.00 Per Person
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Sat, Feb 28 1:00-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IM351A
Propagation Workshop
(adults)
Banish winter blues and get ready for spring! Learn easy
and economical methods for starting new plants from
seeds, cuttings, air layering and division. Pot up some
cuttings to take home.
One 2-Hr Session $15.00 Per Person
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Sat, Feb 21 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . IM051A
Pruning Trees & Shrubs
(adults)
Improve the health and beauty of your trees and
shrubs through proper pruning. Learn proper timing
and techniques to make the most of your landscape
investment. Weather permitting, we will take a walk
outside for some hands-on instruction.
One 2-Hr Session $15.00 Per Person
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Sat, Feb 21 1:00-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IM151A
Terrific Terrariums!
(adults)
This rage of the 70s has made a strong comeback.
Discover their history, creative design options and
how to make and maintain a terrarium during the
lecture/demonstration, then create one of your own
to take home. Although this class is geared for an adult
audience, mature children with adult are welcome. All
materials supplied.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $35.00 Per Project
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Sat, Feb 14 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . IKY51A
Vegetable Gardening 101
(adults)
The first in a series of classes designed for the new
gardener or anyone who wants a refresher. Whether you
have an acre or a few containers on a deck, this class will
guide you through the season with environmentally
responsible techniques and some take-homes to get
you started. This session will focus on siting and layout,
soil and amendments, seed/plant selection and seed
starting.
One 2-Hr Session $15.00 Per Person
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Sat, Feb 7 10:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKV51A
Wintersowing Workshop
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Discover an easy and fun way to start hardy seeds
outdoors during winter in mini-greenhouses made
from recycled materials. There are no heating devices,
light set-ups or expensive materials involved. Bring a
few containers in which to start your seeds; all other
materials will be supplied, including seeds collected
from the plants of Deep Cut. You may bring your own
seeds if you wish, to sow or to share with others. Further
information will be mailed upon registration. Families
welcome.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $10.00 Per Person
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Sat, Feb 7 1:00-2:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKW51A
Nature
Daytime Owl Prowl
(ages 16 and up)
Have you ever seen an owl in the wild? Join a Park
System Naturalist as we search for owls of Monmouth
County. Owls are known for their nocturnal habits but
can often be observed roosting during the day. Find
out why these wonderful birds are here and what we
can do to ensure that they will continue to grace us
with their presence. We will take a mini-bus to hike
some trails. Wear suitable boots, dress for the weather,
bring a lunch or snack and water. Seating is limited, be
sure to register early.
One 5-Hr Session $25.00 Per Person
Huber Wds EC Parking Lot
Sun, Feb 1 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . IK451A
Sat, Feb 14 10:00 AM-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . IK551A
Sat, Feb 28 10:00 AM-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . IK651A
18 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(adults)
Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center,
Port Monmouth
Join us for a series of eye-opening talks by Park
System Naturalists to discover what’s lurking in or
near the coastal waters of Monmouth County. The
presentations are designed to inform the public of
current issues, ecology and science research, and to
inspire appreciation for the local natural world.
Snowy Owls of Monmouth County
‘Tis the season to spot a snowy owl. Wing yourself
over to this free slide presentation and talk about
snowy owls. Find out where they come from,
where they go, what they eat, and why they are so
mysterious. New information will also be discussed
about last year’s sizable population of snowy owls
seen in the northeast.
Thursday, January 15, 7:00-8:00 PM
Seals of Monmouth County
Believe it or not, a variety of seals call the shores of
Monmouth County home each winter, including
harbor seals, harp seals, and gray seals. Find out
where to see them and when, and other information
about the lives and ecology of our local seal
population. This presentation will also provide ways
for you to care for the marine environment.
Thursday, February 19, 7:00-8:00 PM
“Early Bird” Walks
(ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult)
Grab your binoculars and join us for a morning bird
watching walk. No need to be an expert at identifying
birds to enjoy the sights and sounds of these leisurely
adventures. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear
appropriate footwear. Binoculars are available to
borrow if you don’t have your own.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $8.00 Per Person
Manasquan Res Vis Ctr
Tue, Dec 16 8:00-9:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3751A
Fisherman’s Cove Waterfront
Thu, Jan 15 8:00-9:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3851A
Thompson Pk Marlu Lake
Fri, Feb 20 8:00-9:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3951A
Pre-registration
(adults)
‘Tis the season to enjoy the stars and moon at night.
Join a Park System Naturalist as we enjoy an evening
walking along beautiful Sandy Hook Bay with the
magical lights of New York City in the distance and
then make our way towards tidal wetlands walking
in the light of a full moon. This guided walk is not to
be missed. Bring a friend, bring a date, or just bring
yourself for a fun night under the night sky. Please take
along a flashlight, wear comfortable walking shoes, and
dress accordingly for the weather.
One 1-Hr Session $7.50 Per Person
Bayshore Waterfront Park Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 16 6:30-7:30 PM (approx) . . . . . . . . . . IKZ51A
A D U LT S
Drop-in Local Nature
Lecture Series
Moonlight Meander near Sandy Hook Bay
Wild Ducks of the Jersey Shore
(ages 16 and up)
The Jersey Shore is
known for its summer
“wildlife”. However, the
Jersey Shore’s winter
wildlife is just as hot.
Every winter huge
flocks of waterfowl
invade local ponds,
the backwater bays
and the ocean. Mergansers, redheads, canvasbacks,
scoters and eiders are a few of the regular visitors
to Monmouth County’s winter shoreline. Join a Park
System Naturalist as we scan the local waters for these
wild and wonderful birds.
One 5-Hr Session $20.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Fri, Jan 16 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKE51A
Fri, Feb 13 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKF51A
Winter Full Moon Walks
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Did you know full moons don’t always occur at night?
Whether you’re a morning or a night person, there’s a
full moon walk for you. Bring your family, bring a friend,
or come solo as we set out to explore the trails in the full
moon light. Plan to walk at least a mile and be sure to
dress for the weather.
One 1-Hr Session $6.00 Per Person
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sat, Dec 6 6:30-7:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2851A
Tue, Feb 3 5:15-6:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2951A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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A D U LT S
Winter Reservoir Bird Walk
(ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult)
Join us as we explore the Manasquan Reservoir and
search for birds spending their winter in the area.
No need to be an expert at identifying birds for this
leisurely walk along the 5 mile perimeter trail around
the entire reservoir. Bring your binoculars or borrow
ours and be sure to dress for the weather and a long
walk. Note: Depending on the pace of the group, we
may finish before or after the expected program ending
time.
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $12.50 Per Person
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sun, Feb 8 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . I4251A
Outdoor Adventures
Archery
Adult Archery
(adults)
Come and learn the basics of one of the oldest sports
in the world. Whether you are interested in recreational
or competitive shooting, we will help give you a shot at
developing your archery skills.
One 2-Hr Session $18.50 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Fri, Dec 19 6:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4851A
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
Fri, Feb 13 6:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W3451A
Bicycling
Easy Bike Maintenance Workshop
(ages 16 and up)
Tired of noisy brakes or constantly pumping up flat
tires? With this workshop you will learn how to address
these common bike issues. We will cover patching or
changing tire tubes, adjusting brakes, truing the wheels
and cleaning the components. Bring your bike and we
will supply the tools, patches and cleaning supplies.
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $20.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm A (118)
Wed, Dec 10 6:30-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W2551A
Wed, Jan 21 6:30-9:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W2651A
Hiking
Armchair Traveler
(adults)
Join us throughout the winter as we take on various
outdoor topics. These lecture and visual presentations
will help you get the most out of your recreational
experiences. So pull up a chair and get ready for a great
evening. We provide the snacks, coffee and answers to
your questions.
One 2-Hr Session $10.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
New Jersey’s 10 Best Hikes
Come out and hear some of our favorite hiking locations
in the Garden State.
Thu, Jan 15 6:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W2751A
New Jersey’s 10 Best Kayak Trips
Find out where to park, launch and paddle your
recreational or touring kayak in New Jersey’s coastal
areas.
Thu, Feb 5 6:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W2851A
New Jersey’s 10 Best Bicycle Rides
Take the virtual tour on the best road bike and mountain
bike trails. You’ll never know what places of interest
might show up.
Thu, Feb 19 6:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W2951A
Full Moon Silent Hike
Adult Archery
(adults)
Take time to reflect on the 2014 year before ringing
in 2015 with a quiet walk through Thompson Park by
the light of the Wolf Moon. We will end with warm
beverages and snacks in the Visitor Center. Dress for the
weather; hiking boots strongly recommended.
Rating: Easy, muddy, snowy, icy trails possible. Miles: 2
One 2-Hr Session $15.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Walnut Room
Sun, Jan 4 6:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W0751A
20 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(adults)
Discover the mysteries behind the “Jersey Devil” on
this three-day, two-night excursion to the 21,000 acre
Belleplain State Forest. Belleplain was established in
1928; we’ll explore its natural beauty and diversity on
foot during the day and retreat to the lodge in the
evening. Lodging amenities include fireplace, bunk
rooms, bathrooms and showers, and kitchen. Fee
includes two breakfasts, one dinner, snacks, beverages,
transportation and Park System leaders. Hiking boots
are required.
Miles: 3-7 per day.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 18, 2015
(Registration will remain open if minimum number of
participants is reached.)
$190.00 Per Person
Orientation:
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Walnut Room
Tue, Mar 10 7:00-9:00 PM
Program:
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Fri-Sun, Mar 13-15 7:00 PM-3:30 PM . . . . . . W0352A
Ladies Weekend of Adventure
and Relaxation
(adults)
Join “just the ladies” hiking during the daylight, some
basic yoga stretches and a warm fireplace to relax
by in the evening. We stay at the AMC’s Mohican
Outdoor Center surrounded by the beautiful Kittatinny
Mountains. Lodging amenities include bunk rooms,
private baths, full kitchen and fireplace. Price includes
one dinner, two breakfasts, snacks, warm drinks,
snowshoes, transportation, and Park System leaders.
Rating: Moderate, rocky terrain, some steep ascents
and descents. Miles: 3-6 per day.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 17, 2014
(registration will remain open until January 13 if
minimum is met by December 17.)
$220.00 Per Person
Orientation:
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Walnut Room
Tue, Jan 13 7:00-9:00 PM
Program:
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Fri-Sun, Jan 16-18 7:00 PM-3:00 PM. . . . . . . W0651A
Pre-registration
Ladies Winter Hiking Club
(adults)
Don’t let the cold temperatures of winter keep you
indoors! Join us as we tackle the trails during one of the
most beautiful seasons outdoors. Our hikes will take
us to different county parks each week. Hiking boots
required.
Rating: Easy/moderate, sandy, rocky, some hills, fields,
muddy, icy, or snowy trails. Miles: 2-4.
Seven 2-Hr Sessions $75.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Walnut Room
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 17 10:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . W0951A
Weather Make-Up Date: Tuesday, February 24
A D U LT S
Ladies Overnight Pine Barren Adventure
Me & My Dog on the Trail
(adults)
You have to walk the dog, so why not get out with other
dog lovers and enjoy your county parks! Keep yourself
and your dog healthy as we hike a different park each
week. Dogs must have all vaccinations up to date (bring
documentation), be kept on a leash no longer than 3’
long, and of course be people and dog friendly. This is a
trail hiking program so proper footwear for wet, muddy,
and/or icy trails expected.
Rating: Easy/Moderate. Miles: Approx. 3+.
Four 2-Hr Sessions $40.00 Per Person
12/14 -Thompson Park, Old Orchard Lot
12/21 - Tatum Park, Holland Rd. Parking Lot
12/28 - Huber Woods, South Parking Lot
1/4 - Shark River Park, Shelter Bldg
Sun, Dec 14-Jan 4 9:00-11:00 AM . . . . . . . . . W1151A
New York’s AT Trail
(adults)
The Appalachian Trail is one of the oldest footpaths in
the country, roughly 2,180 miles through 14 states from
Springer Mountain, Georgia to Katahdin, Maine. Join
in as we continue to complete the 88 miles of the NY
section of the “AT”. You can plan on hiking approx. 6-9
miles per trip at a moderate pace on rocky trails. Hiking
boots/trail shoes required. Experienced trail hikers only
please.
Rating: Moderate/strenuous, ascents/descents, rocky,
icy trails, stream crossings, views.
One 10-Hr & 30-Min Session $45.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Sun, Dec 7 7:00 AM-5:30 PM (approx) . . . . . W1451A
Sat, Jan 31 7:00 AM-5:30 PM (approx). . . . . W1351A
Sat, Feb 28 7:00 AM-5:30 PM (approx). . . . . W1551A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Polar Bear Hiking Series
(adults)
Explore the road less traveled as we hike a bit off the
beaten path to a variety of different parks. If we have
snow, we will provide an opportunity to use snow
shoes. All programs meet at Thompson Park and travel
via mini bus to different hiking locations. Be sure to
wear hiking boots and dress in layers.
Rating: Easy/moderate, dirt, rocky, wet, stairs, inclines
and declines. Miles: 2.5-4.
Six 4-Hr Sessions $85.00 Per Person
1/25- Huber Woods Park
2/1 - Turkey Swamp Park
2/8- Shark River Park
2/15- Tatum Park
2/22 - Clayton Park
3/1 - Hartshorne Woods Park
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Sun, Jan 25-Mar 1 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . W0152A
Valentine Day Hike and Lunch
(adults)
Spend a day enjoying this scenic hike through
Hacklebarney State Park, Chester, New Jersey. The trail
parallels the Black River and is a nice place to help erase
those mid-winter blues. After our hike we will stop for
something to eat at the Truck Stop for a unique dining
experience. The restaurant is a combination of authentic
food trucks lined up indoors. Each truck offers a different
type of fare - American (burgers), Mexican, Chinese and
two stands with crepes and salads. A perfect stop after
a day on the trail. (Pay your own way.)
Rating: moderate, stairs, cinder path, some rocks,
snowy/wet trail, easy pace. Miles: 3
One 6-Hr & 30-Min Session $25.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Sat, Feb 14 9:00 AM-3:30 PM (approx). . . . . W1051A
Winter Geocache
(all ages)
Let the full moon be your guide as we explore the
winter night. We’ll start at the Visitor Center learning the
basics of GPS usage for geocaching. Then bundle up for
a one-hour hike in search of geocache treasures. When
we finish, we’ll warm up with hot soup and sandwiches.
Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Snowshoes
will be provided if needed.
One 2-Hr Session $20.00 Per Person
Full Moon Geocache with Hot Soup and a Sandwich
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Mon, Feb 2 6:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W3251A
Skiing
Cross-Country Ski &
Snowshoe Rentals
Thompson Park Ski Hut, Lincroft
Cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment is
available for rent at the Thompson Park Ski Hut,
located next to the Three Barns Parking Area.
December 1, 2014 - March 15, 2015.
(conditions permitting - closed December 25, 2014.)
Weekday Rentals:
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
(headlamps recommended)
Weekend Rentals:
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Daily Rental Pricing:
Ski Equipment: $15/set
Snowshoes: $10/pair
Skis and/or snowshoes are available on a
first come, first serve basis.
For more information,
call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312.
Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trips
(ages 10-17, with adult)
Cross Country Touring
Centers offer groomed
trails for both the novice
and experienced skier
along with trails for
snowshoers to explore.
They also provide a cozy
retreat from the weather
and an opportunity to
grab a bite to eat. This is a
cross-country ski/snowshoe on your own. Park System
skis/snowshoes can be provided; please give shoe size
and height at registration. Ski center destination will be
determined by snow conditions. Please Note: Skier/
Snowshoer must bring trail fee ($10-$20 refer to fact
sheet on registration receipt).
One 11-Hr Session $45.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk 3 Barns Parking Lot
Sun, Jan 18 7:00 AM-6:00 PM (approx) . . . . W2151A
Sun, Feb 22 7:00 AM-6:00 PM (approx) . . . . W2251A
Sat, Mar 7 7:00 AM-6:00 PM (approx). . . . . . W0452A
22 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(adults)
Experience a new adventure skiing under February’s
Full Snow Moon at Thompson Park. We request that
skiers have more experience than just our cross-country
ski clinics. Warm drinks will be provided. This is a snow
dependent program so be sure to check the weather
cancellation number. If using Monmouth County Park
System equipment, have shoe size and height ready at
registration.
One 2-Hr Session $20.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Ski Hut
Tue, Feb 3 6:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W0851A
Outdoor Cross-Country Ski Clinics
(adults)
Don’t wait for the snow to fall before you learn the
basics of cross-country skiing. Our clinics run on natural
snow or using our ski-mats so you’re ready for “Old Man
Winter’s” surprises. Ski with confidence after taking a
clinic with our experienced Outdoor Adventures staff.
All equipment is provided. Meet you at the Ski Hut!
One 2-Hr Session $22.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Ski Hut
Sun, Dec 14 1:00-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W1751A
Sun, Jan 4 1:00-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W1851A
Sun, Feb 1 1:00-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W1951A
Sun, Feb 15 1:00-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W2051A
“Split Pea” Cross-Country Ski Clinic
Ballroom Smooth Dancing
(adults)
This program will provide the techniques to allow you
to enjoy an evening of dancing. Includes the Foxtrot
basic and alternate rhythms, the Waltz both in a box
and traveling around a room and the Tango. Time
permitting, we may also work on the Merengue.
Six 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $62.00 Per Couple
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 18 7:30-9:00 PM . . . . . . . . . AAF51A
Wed, Feb 25-Apr 1 7:30-9:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . AAG51A
Square Dancing - Level 2
(adults)
Find out why so many people have so much fun being
“squares”. Must have taken Square Dancing - Level 1 or
have prior experience. Taught by Larry Sherwood and
members of the Middletown Ramblers.
Twelve 2-Hr Sessions $50.00 Per Person
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Mar 24 7:30-9:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . A9951A
Sports & Fitness
2015 E. Murray Todd
Half Marathon
(adults)
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing at Thompson
Park. If nature does not provide us with snow we will
ski on the mats. Be sure to dress in layers and be ready
for the outdoors. A variety of soup and warm drinks will
be provided.
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $25.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Ski Hut
Thu, Jan 29 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . W1251A
Run 13.1 miles on a beautiful course through
Lincroft, Holmdel and Colts Neck. Thirty-nine years
of racing tradition on one of New Jersey’s
most attractive courses.
Performing Arts
Pre-Registration: $35.00
(due by February 24),
Program #X0252X
Ballroom Latin Dancing
(adults)
Feel the beat as you learn the Cuban Motion, Rumba,
Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bachata and, time permitting, the
Disco Hustle.
Six 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $62.00 Per Couple
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 17 7:30-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . AAD51A
Tue, Feb 24-Mar 31 7:30-9:00 PM . . . . . . . . . AAE51A
Pre-registration
A D U LT S
Full Moon Cross Country Ski
Sunday, March 1, 9:00 AM start
Brookdale Community College Collins Arena,
Lincroft
Race Day Registration: $50.00
(accepted beginning at 7:15 AM)
For additional information, visit us at
www.monmouthcountyparks.com,
call 732-542-1642, ext. 23, or email
[email protected]
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Fort Monmouth
Recreation Center
Drop-In Rates
Beginning January 1, 2015, open gym time
will have the following fees:
$5 per person, per visit or $50 per monthly pass.
With the new monthly pass, you are entitled to
come as often as you like during that month. Your
color coded card will be punched with each visit
and can be picked up at the Rec Center. These
cards are valid for: Early Bird Open Gym, Open
Gym, Men’s Open Gym Basketball, Men’s Open
Basketball 30 & Up, Teen Open Basketball, Lunch
Break Basketball, Women’s Open Fitness and
Teen Open Fitness.
For more information, please call the Rec Center
at 848-456-4278, ext. 1# or 4#.
Adult Fitness Drop-Ins at
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Early Bird Open Gym
Our climate controlled, full court gym is available
so you can start your morning shooting some
hoops and head off energized for the day!
Monday-Friday, January 5-April 2 from
7:30-9:00 AM
Cost: $5 per visit or $50 for a monthly pass,
cash or check only
Women’s Open Gym - Fitness
Self guided, self-paced fitness circuit in our
gymnasium including stability balls, hand weights,
resistance bands and more.
Saturdays, December 27-February 28,
7:30-9:00 AM
Cost: $5 per day, cash or check only
(Release form must be signed upon payment.)
Men’s Open Gym Basketball
5v5 Touch Football Tournament
(adults)
A four team tournament. Get in the game before you
spend Sunday watching it on TV. 15 minute halves with
a running clock. Sign up a team with a maximum of
eight players.
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $80.00 Per Team
Dorbrook Rec Area
Sat, Dec 13 12:30-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U2451A
Aerostep
(adults)
Burn mega calories and build lean muscle mass in
this fun and easy to follow fitness program! Through a
combination of cardiovascular and strength training,
you will increase your stamina and condition your
entire body. Our instructor will keep you moving and
motivated as a variety of equipment will be used to
keep those muscles guessing. Break through to a new
level of fitness as we alternate between different step
combinations, plyometric drills and weighted exercises.
All levels of fitness are welcome as modifications
are shown accordingly throughout class. Please see
our new Core to the Max program for a 30 minute ab
workout immediately following Tuesday night’s classes.
Twelve 1-Hr Sessions $72.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-Feb 12 5:30-6:30 PM. . . . . . . . XBR51X
Tue,Thu, Feb 24-Apr 2 5:30-6:30 PM. . . . . . . . XBS51X
Belly Dancing
(adults)
Shimmy into shape as we dance for fun and fitness!
Learn the fluid movements of Middle Eastern dance in a
relaxed, friendly, and supportive environment. A variety
of movements and techniques will be taught as we
enjoy exciting styles of belly dance including Egyptian,
Cabaret, Gypsy, Turkish and more! Improve flexibility,
coordination, and strength as we engage the arms,
legs, hips and core for a total body workout. Please
dress comfortably and be prepared to dance barefoot,
in socks or in dance shoes.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $64.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 26 7:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . XDE51X
When you’re looking for a place to shoot hoops
where weather is not a factor, our climate
controlled gymnasium is available.
Sunday mornings, January 4-March 29 from
8:00-10:00 AM,
Cost: $5 per day, cash or check only
24 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
A D U LT S
Body Sculpt
(adults)
Blast your body back into shape! Scorch calories as
we sculpt and tone muscles for a healthier, stronger
and revitalized body. Improve your fitness level as
we increase flexibility, strength and self-esteem. This
motivating class will incorporate a warm-up, stretch
and cool down into a toning and firming program that
uses balls, bands and light weights. Please bring a water
bottle; wear comfortable clothing and cross training
sneakers.
Twenty Two 1-Hr Sessions $132.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Mon,Wed, Jan 5-Mar 18 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . XBT51A
Bokwa Fitness
(adults)
Experience a workout unlike any other! Bokwa is an
energizing and addictive cardio routine that will tone
your body and boost your metabolism. Participants will
draw letters and numbers with their feet while moving
together to music in free form rhythm. Easy to learn and
impossible not to love, simply feel the music and freely
move with the beat. You will have a blast as our certified
Bokwa instructor keeps you moving and motivated!
Twelve 1-Hr Sessions $72.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Mar 26 10:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . . . . XC151A
Brand New to Yoga Series! Level 1
(adults)
Think yoga isn’t for you? Think again! Come and discover
yoga at your own pace in a fun, relaxed and positive
atmosphere. Enjoy all the benefits of yoga while
learning proper breathing techniques, alignment and
safety. Designed for beginners, this program will teach
foundational yoga postures with each class building
on the previous. You will reduce stress as you gain
confidence, flexibility, strength and focus. Our certified
instructor will help you develop an understanding of
yoga while paving the way to enhanced health and
vitality. Please bring a yoga mat and a towel or blanket.
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Instructor: Lisa Mandragona
Ten 1-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Mon, Dec 8-Feb 16 6:00-7:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . XDB51A
No class 12/22
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Thu, Dec 11-Feb 26 11:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . XDC51A
No class 12/25 & 1/1
Instructor: Sonya Burke
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $96.00 Per Person
Tue, Feb 3-Mar 24 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. . . . XDD51A
Pre-registration
Brand New to Yoga Series! Level 2
(adults)
Ready to take your yoga to the next level? Taught in
the same fun, relaxed, and positive atmosphere our
certified instructor will motivate you as we continue
to improve flexibility, balance, strength, and posture.
Learn new sequences and movements as we begin to
master postures, breathing techniques, and alignment.
Please bring a yoga mat and a towel or blanket.
Instructor: Lisa Mandragona
Ten 1-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Tue, Dec 9-Feb 17 10:00-11:00 AM . . . . . . . . XDA51A
No class 12/23
Classical T’ai Chi
(adults)
Join instructor Kit Lau as she teaches this ancient Chinese
exercise system which draws on the interdependence
of the body and the mind. The tranquil, relaxed
movements will enhance your well being.
Six 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $70.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 10 8:45-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . M5751A
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 24 8:45-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . M5851A
Core to the Max!
(adults)
Get ready to challenge your total core from the inside
out! Join us for a quick and effective workout to
strengthen and stretch your abdominals and lower
back. Since your core is constantly working, you have
to change up the exercises to challenge your muscles.
Improve your balance and posture and strengthen your
back as we work towards enhanced health and vitality.
All levels are welcome.
Six 30-Min Sessions $24.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 10 6:30-7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . XCQ51A
Tue, Feb 24-Mar 31 6:30-7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . XCR51A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Hatha Yoga
(adults)
Embrace the essential practices of yoga as you
experience the profound benefits of increased strength,
flexibility, and balance. Flow smoothly through Yoga
postures with proper alignment and safety. Discover
reduced stress and increased harmony for mind,
breath, body, and spirit. You’ll leave this class feeling
strong, flexible, calm, and renewed. A well balanced
yoga practice for all ability levels. Please bring a yoga
mat and a towel or blanket.
Instructor: Lisa Mandragona
Ten 1-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Dec 11-Feb 26 6:30-7:30 PM . . . . . . . . . XD951A
No class 12/25 & 1/1
Indoor Adult Intermediate Tennis
Easy Morning Yoga
(ages 16 and up)
Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga by taking
your morning stretch one step further. This class will
take you through a variety of asanas (postures) that
help develop strength, flexibility and balance, and is
designed for all body types, ages and fitness levels.
Bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Instructor: Talena Ward, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $95.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area EC Program Room 1
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 26 10:00-11:00 AM . . . . . . . . XD251X
Fat Loss Boot Camp
(adults)
The only thing that gets the boot is body fat! A mix of
body-weight and band exercises will assist to increase
your ability to burn fat, strengthen muscles and
improve flexibility, mobility, conditioning and overall
fitness levels. Join us in a non-intimidating, fun and
motivating atmosphere where everyone supports each
other to succeed.
Six 1-Hr Sessions $60.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Tue,Thu, Dec 16-Jan 22 6:15-7:15 PM. . . . . . MA951A
No class 12/25 & 1/1
(adults)
Don’t let your skills get rusty in the off season! Focus
on positioning and shot selection, as well as improving
technique and ball control through drills and games. All
done in a friendly, social indoor environment. Class size
is limited to allow for individual attention. Prerequisite:
All players must be able to volley for a short period of
time.
Four 2-Hr Sessions $72.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Tue, Jan 6-27 7:00-9:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XAR51A
Tue, Feb 3-24 7:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XBH51A
Indoor Winter Volleyball League
(ages 17 and up)
Come join the fun as teams exercise and compete in
our indoor volleyball league. Teams must have at least
six players on the roster and at least two women on
the court at all times. No previous volleyball league
experience necessary. Teams will play at either 6:30 PM
or 7:30 PM each week. Schedules will be handed out the
first night of the league. The top two teams will receive
awards. Captains sign up for the team. Pre-registration
is required. Organizational and rules meeting held at
6:15 PM on first night of league.
Eleven 2-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $155.00 Per Team
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 25 6:30-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . X7651A
26 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Lunch Break Basketball
(adults)
Full court pick-up games in our climate controlled gym.
Pay one fee for the season, or pay as you come.
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $30.00 Per Person $5.00
1 day
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 27 12:00-1:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . M4351X
Lunchtime Qi Gong
(adults)
Looking to find some balance in your day? Qi Gong is a
practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness
for exercise, healing and meditation. With roots in
Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, Qi
Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate
and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as
“intrinsic life energy.” Qi Gong practice involves rhythmic
breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of
fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization
of guiding qi through the body.
Six 1-Hr Sessions $75.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 18 12:30-1:30 PM. . . . . . . . XCD51X
Men’s Open Basketball - 30 & up
(ages 30 and up)
Looking for a place to play some hoops but don’t want
the commitment of a structured league? This basketball
program is open to men age 30 and over. Emphasis of
this program is exercise and fun.
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $35.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Mon, Dec 29-Feb 16 7:00-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . M3451X
Mon, Feb 23-Apr 13 7:00-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . M3551X
Pre-registration
Morning Stretch
(adults)
Relax, unwind, and clear your mind as we start the
day off right! Ease tension and stress in the body as
we gently stretch and restore the natural mobility of
joints. Experience increased circulation and improved
flexibility along with enhanced body awareness and
control. You will lengthen muscles and strengthen the
body as our certified instructor guides you through
restorative movements and postures. Please bring a
yoga mat and a towel or blanket.
Instructor: Lisa Mandragona
Ten 1-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Thu, Dec 11-Feb 26 10:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . . XD851A
No class 12/25 & 1/1
A D U LT S
KanJam Tournament
(ages 16 and up)
KanJam! Make use of your awesome KanJam skills and
compete tournament style with a partner. We have all
the equipment. Just bring yourself and a desire to be
KanJam King/Queen. Prize awarded to the winning
team!
One 3-Hr Session $20.00 Per Team
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Thu, Jan 8 6:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U0651A
NIA
(adults)
Discover a whole new way to condition your body
while dancing, smiling and experiencing the joy of
movement. The NIA technique is a holistic movement
class for every age and everyBODY that not only offers
cardiovascular benefits, but also encourages emotional
expression to nourish the mind, body and soul. NIA is
a barefoot technique that is based on the principles of
dance arts, martial arts and healing arts and offers three
levels of intensity for participants. We will explore many
eclectic styles of dance such as Latin, African, Jazz,
Bollywood and much more. Step into your own joyful
journey with NIA, and positively shape the way you feel,
look, think and live.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $64.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 26 7:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . XCE51A
Pickleball
(ages 15 and up)
Pickleball! A fun sized version of tennis. Doubles
pickleball play can be enjoyed by all levels of
competitors. Enjoy a fun game, or choose a competitive
opponent. Three pickleball courts will be available,
including a staff member for any rules clarification. Bring
your own paddle, or use one of ours! No experience
required. Sign up as a pair, or individually.
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $40.00 Per Person
$60.00 Per Couple
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Fri, Dec 5-Jan 30 5:30-7:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . U1451X
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Pilates Cardio & Toning
Prana Flow Yoga - Lunar Flow
Pilates Fusion
Prana Flow Yoga - Solar Flow
(adults)
Come steal some “me time” and work from the core
outwards! While following all the principles of the
Pilates method, we will challenge ourselves by
strengthening, toning, and elongating our bodies.
Increase flexibility and cardio-endurance, AND reduce
stress. You’ll be glad you did!
Six 1-Hr Sessions $54.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 13 9:00-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . M5551A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 27 9:00-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . M5651A
(adults)
Make the most of your workout through a combination
of Pilates and Total Body Conditioning. Strengthen
your core muscles and improve posture while toning
arms and sculpting legs. Increase flexibility and build
stamina in a fun and supportive environment. You will
utilize your own body weight as resistance and small
hand weights to build muscle.
Twenty Two 1-Hr Sessions $132.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Mon,Wed, Jan 5-Mar 18 10:30-11:30 AM. . . XBU51A
Pilates Mat Workout
(adults)
Class will focus on your powerhouse which is the
abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs. Pilates will help
strengthen and lengthen muscles, improve posture
and flexibility, and work on your deep abdominals.
Twelve 1-Hr Sessions $72.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Mon,Wed, Jan 5-Feb 18 7:15-8:15 PM . . . . . . XC251X
No class 1/19 & 2/16.
Thu, Jan 8-Mar 26 9:00-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . XC551X
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 27 8:15-9:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . XC651X
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Tue,Thu, Jan 6-Feb 12 6:30-7:30 PM. . . . . . . . XC351X
Tue,Thu, Feb 24-Apr 2 6:30-7:30 PM. . . . . . . . XC451X
(adults)
Relax, unwind, and follow your body’s natural evening
rhythm at a slower pace as you prepare for sleep. This
peaceful class will include moon salutations and lunar
movement, followed by pranayama and meditation.
Please bring a yoga mat and water.
Instructor: Tiffany McCann, certified in Prana Flow Yoga
(developed by Shiva Rea)
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $92.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area EC Program Room 1
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 25 6:30-8:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . XCN51A
(adults)
Wake up the core as we cultivate strength and stability
in the seat of our physical, mental and spiritual self. We
will strive for poses that challenge and help us break
through to a new level in this fun and engaging core
workout. Yoga is a practice that meets you where you
are, whether new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner.
Allow yourself to be open to the process as the goal is
the journey, not the destination. Please bring a yoga
mat and water.
Instructor: Tiffany McCann, certified in Prana Flow Yoga
(developed by Shiva Rea)
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $92.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area EC Program Room 1
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 24 9:15-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . XCP51A
Relax & Renew
(adults)
Restore and renew your body, mind, and spirit as you
tune into the body’s natural ability to heal itself. A
blissful blend of gentle stretching to open the body,
guided meditation to calm the mind, combined with
Restorative and Yoga Nidra will completely unwind the
mind, body, breath and nervous system. Start the week
off right as we reduce stress and experience total body
relaxation. All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga
mat and a towel or blanket.
Instructor: Lisa Mandragona
Ten 1-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Mon, Dec 8-Feb 16 7:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . XD651A
No class 12/22
28 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(adults)
Shake up your workout and get ready to sweat! This
dynamic program fuses dance technique and world
music for a fat burning cardio blast. Build strength and
endurance as we combine Belly Dance, Latin, Samba,
Hip Hop, and Bollywood for an hour of non-stop fun!
The workout is divided into four segments of increasing
challenge as we dance our way to better health. Please
wear comfortable sneakers or dance shoes.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $64.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 24 6:00-7:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . XDF51X
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
(adults)
Vinyasa Yoga is known for its dynamic, meditative and
creative sequences, and links breathing with movement
to uncover the true self. Quiet your mind, progress into
flowing movements, and end with the relaxation of
all body systems. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and
water. Nationally certified Hatha Yoga instructor Mary
Jane Kasliner will guide you through this practice that
builds strength, stamina and focus.
Six 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $69.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Mon, Dec 1-Jan 12 7:00-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XCY51A
No class 12/29
Sat, Dec 6-Jan 31 8:00-9:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . XCZ51A
No class 12/13, 12/27, 1/3
Mon, Jan 26-Mar 9 7:00-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . XD051A
No class 02/16
Sat,Feb 7-Mar 14 8:00-9:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . XD151A
Yin Yoga
(adults)
Break through to a new level of health and vitality
through Yin Yoga! This passive practice of holding
postures gently stretches and restores the natural
mobility of joints. It targets our deeper connective
tissues, ligaments and fascia. Experience increased
circulation, improved flexibility, and enhanced
concentration. Strengthen your heart and mind as
you improve energy flow and organ health. Calm your
nervous system and feel more balanced as our certified
instructor guides you through mindful movements
and breathing. Please bring a yoga mat and a towel or
blanket.
Instructor: Lisa Mandragona
Ten 1-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Tue, Dec 9-Feb 17 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . XD751A
No class 12/23
A D U LT S
SambaBelly Fitness
Yoga
(adults)
Meditation, posture, breathing and relaxation improve
the health and function of body and mind. Yoga allows
you to enhance creativity, create energy, and reduce
stress. Please bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket.
Instructor: Barbara Sager, 1,200-hour Certified Yoga
Therapist.
Ten 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $112.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Mon, Jan 5-Mar 23 6:45-8:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XC751A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Yoga & Abs Fusion
(adults)
Start off your morning with a meditative flow yoga class
to reduce stress and restore your energy within. We will
focus on moving with our breath through different
postures, in combination with increased concentration
on our abdominals. You will strengthen and tighten
muscles that you didn’t even know you had! You will
progressively see improvements in your flexibility,
balance, and body composition. All levels are welcome!
Please bring a towel and water to stay hydrated.
Instructor: Laurie Vuksanovich
Six 1-Hr Sessions $69.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Sat, Jan 17-Feb 21 9:00-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . XCM51A
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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A D U LT S
Yoga at the Shore
(adults)
Discover a whole new system of yoga built on three
main structures: exercise, breathing and meditation.
The introduction of yoga will help increase breath
control to improve the health and function of the body
and mind, which prepares the student for meditation.
Enjoy the scenic oceanfront location to approach a
peaceful mind and reduce stress. Please bring a yoga
mat and blanket or towel.
Instructor: Barbara Sager, 1,200-hour Certified Yoga
Therapist
Thirteen 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $145.00 Per Person
Seven Presidents Pk Activity Center Act Ctr
Sat, Jan 3-Mar 28 8:00-9:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . XC851A
Yoga for Baby-Boomers
(adults)
Want to try yoga but afraid you can’t keep up or you
are not limber enough? Yoga is for everyone and
everyBODY. Join in a class of your peers set at a pace that
is geared for 50’s, 60’s and up, or for those looking for a
slower paced class for individual health reasons. Yoga
has been shown to be beneficial for those dealing with
arthritis, reducing stiffness that accompanies aging,
and for women in the menopausal or post-menopausal
years as a way to maintain bone density and reduce
various menopausal symptoms. Also, yoga creates an
overall state of well-being. Men also benefit from this
form of exercise as a way of opening up and relieving
muscular stiffness. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or
large beach towel and bottled water for hydration.
Instructor: Sonya Burke, Yoga Alliance Certified
Instructor, RYT
Eight 1-Hr & 15-Min Sessions $96.00 Per Person
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 27 10:00-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . XCJ51A
Yoga for Limited Mobility
(adults)
This class is specifically designed for individuals
experiencing limited mobility due to neurological
and musculoskeletal disorders such as Multiple
Sclerosis, rheumatic disorders, stroke, Fibromyalgia,
Osteoarthritis and Scoliosis. The class will open with 10
to 15 minutes of breathing exercises and continue with
range of motion to establish and maintain mobility
in the joints. Yoga-based stretching exercises will be
performed in a chair and may progress to yoga postures
performed on the floor or standing. Individuals must be
able to transfer independently.
Instructor: Barbara Sager, 1,200-hour Certified Yoga
Therapist
Ten 1-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area EC Program Room 2
Mon, Jan 5-Mar 23 12:00-1:00 PM. . . . . . . . . D1551A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Twelve 1-Hr Sessions $138.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area EC Program Room 1
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 25 12:00-1:00 PM. . . . . . . . . D1651A
Zumba Fitness
(adults)
Ditch the workout, join the party! Zumba Fitness
combines Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow dance
moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness experience.
In one exciting hour of cardio dance, participants will
tone and sculpt their bodies, burn calories and reenergize while having FUN! All you need are sneakers,
comfortable clothing, water and a ready-to-move
attitude!
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $64.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . XCF51A
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . XCG51A
Ready for a great workout, but need something for your little one to do too?
Sign up for Zumba Fitness
and register your little one up to have fun with Wiggles & Giggles.
Best of all, Zumba Fitness participants get a discounted rate for their children!
See page 53 for details.
30 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
EQUESTRIAN
Sunnyside Equestrian Center is located on Middletown-Lincroft Road in Middletown and is home to
Special People United to Ride (SPUR). This program, which is offered through the Monmouth County Park System
and sponsored by SPUR, is designed primarily to serve individuals with disabilities.
Caring, dedicated individuals are needed to work as volunteers. Minimum age to volunteer is 14.
For information on horseback riding lessons for individuals with disabilities or about volunteering with the
program, please call 732-224-1367, ext. 0#.
Horses for Heroes
(adults)
Horses for Heroes is specially tailored for active or
veteran military members who are suffering from the
psychological impacts of service or sustained physical
injury. To register or for more information, please call
Sunnyside Equestrian Center at 732-224-1367, ext. 4#,
or visit spuronline.org.
SPUR Horseback Riding Lessons for
Individuals with Disabilities
(ages 4 and up)
Offered in affiliation with Special People United to
Ride (SPUR), these programs provide therapeutic
horsemanship to children and adults with disabilities.
Mounted and non-mounted activities are customized
to each participant’s individual needs and abilities.
Riders must be at least four years old to participate.
For more information visit www.spuronline.org or call
732-224-1367.
Pre-registration
Beginner Youth Horseback Riding Lessons
(ages 8-17)
Grow your knowledge of horsemanship and English
riding to a higher level of independence. Riders must
know how to walk, halt and steer independently.
Lessons will focus on safety, balance and control at
the walk and trot. Non-mounted skills will be taught
throughout the session.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $442.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area
Fri, Feb 27-Apr 17 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . V0551A
Harmony with Horses
(adults)
Have you ever wanted to be in the company of a horse
with complete harmony? Would you like to experience
a greater understanding of relaxation techniques while
riding? If so, come to Sunnyside Equestrian Center
for an eight week session focused on an integrated
approach to finding harmony with an equine partner.
A wide variety of topics will be covered and practiced,
including mindful breathing, stretching positions,
equine communication and handling, and ways in
which horses and humans can find unity together.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $375.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area
Wed, Dec 3-Feb 4 11:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . V0751A
No class 12/25 & 12/31
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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FA M I L I E S
Arts & Crafts
Family Time Pottery
(ages 10-17, with adult)
Parents and children will be up to their elbows in fun
at the potter’s wheel. Together we will learn the basics
of throwing while creating works of art. Fee includes
glazes, firings, 25 lbs. of clay per family and use of tools.
Instructor: Joyce Nokes
Seven 2-Hr Sessions $168.00 Parent/Child $64.00
Additional Sibling
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Fri, Jan 16-Feb 27 6:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . Z2451X
Handmade Valentines
(all ages)
Design unique handmade Valentine’s Day cards for your
special someone. Transform everyday materials into
pretty cards you can’t find in a card shop. While you’re
getting crafty enjoy a treat for some sweet inspiration.
Create a card for your special someone or bring your
children and help them make cards for family and
friends.
One 1-Hr Session $8.50 Per Person
Manasquan Res Vis Ctr Waterview Room
Sun, Feb 8 1:30-2:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3551A
Sunnyside Rec Area EC Program Room 1
Tue, Feb 10 4:00-5:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3651A
Happy Holidays!
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Happy Holidays from the Fort Monmouth Recreation
Center! Enjoy a holiday themed evening with your
family and friends. The gym will be filled with winter
games such as snowball toss, cookie decoration,
holiday bingo and a “selfie” station with elves. Whether
you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa will be here!
One 2-Hr Session $8.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr
Wed, Dec 10 6:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U0451A
Sticky Snowmen!
(all ages)
Create a “snowman” made from marshmallows!
Marshmallows, toothpicks, and straws will be provided.
You may bring additional supplies, such as candy or
chocolate chips to accessorize your marshmallow
snowman. Afterwards join us around the warm campfire
and help yourself to some yummy, sticky s’mores and
hot chocolate.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $20.00 2-4 Per Family
$5.00 Additional Person
Turkey Swamp Pk Shelter Bldg
Sun, Feb 8 2:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U2151X
Sweetheart Clay Ornament
(ages 5 and up, families, with adult)
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft
Friday, January 30, 4:00-6:00 PM
2 cute 2 B 4-gotten!
Drop in to make a special valentine for your
sweetheart made from clay. We will bisque and
finish fire your creation and have it ready
for Valentine’s Day!
Cost: Free!
Open Ceramics
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft
Choose from a large selection of bisque fired
pottery pieces to glaze and make your own. Come
for an hour or two - alone or with friends and
let your creative juices flow. No pre-registration
required. Children 12 and under must be
accompanied by an adult. Leave your piece with us
and we will have it fired in about a week.
Cash or check only please.
12:30-4:30 PM on Sundays, December 7,
January 4 & February 1
Cost: $6 per hour plus the cost of bisque ware;
cash or check only
For further information, please contact
Christina Carlson at 732-842-4000, ext. 4343, or
[email protected]
2015 Craft Quest - Go Green!
Edition
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Let’s go green and teach kids the idea of
repurposing discarded materials into craft
supplies. Each month will be a different craft using
recycled items such as cardboard tubes, tissue
boxes and bottle caps. Visit the Fort Monmouth
Recreation Center to discover the Craft Quest Box.
Upon pre-registration or dropping in, you will
receive a secret code to access the box to collect
your craft kit and passport. Once your project is
complete, email a picture of it to [email protected]
co.monmouth.nj.us and you’ll receive a sticker
to place in your passport. Collect 12 stickers to
receive a Park System drawstring pouch and a
certificate of achievement. For more information,
contact Rachel Cohen at 732-542-1642, ext. 29.
January - Cardboard Tubes Program #AB051A
February - Bottle Caps Program #AB151A
Cost: $10 per family
Walk-ins welcome; cash or check only on site.
32 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Photography Exhibit - The
Residents of Deep Cut Gardens
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center,
Middletown
Daily January 4-31, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Enjoy the beauty of Deep Cut Gardens as captured
by some of our many visiting photographers.
Weather permitting, take a stroll through the
gardens and discover textures and colors revealed
by the starkness of winter.
An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday,
January 3 from 1:00-3:00 PM where visitors can
meet and speak with the photographers. Light,
warming refreshments will be served.
Entries are being accepted until November 21.
For rules and an entry form, visit us online at
www.monmouthcountyparks.com.
For more information, please call 732-671-6050.
Fairy Dish Garden
(adults)
Design and build a unique miniature garden decorated
with handmade embellishments you will create. Adult/
child teams are welcome, but since we will be using hot
glue, a minimum age of 10 years and close supervision
is recommended.
One 2-Hr Session $25.00 Per Project
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Sat, Feb 14 1:00-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKX51A
Nature
Bedtime Stories!
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Who says you can’t wear your pajamas to the park? Join
us for an evening out in your pajamas. Enjoy a bedtime
snack while listening to a bedtime story. You’ll even
get to meet a live animal before heading home to get
tucked in for bed.
One 1-Hr Session $10.00 Parent/Child $5.00
Additional Person
Holmdel Pk Shelter Bldg
Fri, Jan 30 6:00-7:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1251X
Manasquan Res Vis Ctr Waterview Room
Fri, Feb 27 6:30-7:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1351X
Pre-registration
Eco Ornaments
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Make seasonal ornaments out of recycled and natural
materials. These hand made treasures will make great
gifts.
One 1-Hr Session $7.50 Per Person
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Wed, Dec 17 5:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2151A
Sat, Dec 20 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2251A
FA M I L I E S
Horticulture
From Sap to Maple Syrup
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Winter is winding down. The sap is running in the trees
and that can mean only one thing: maple syrup time is
here again! Come with the whole family for some oldfashioned fun as we learn the history and technique of
making this delicious treat. Wear sturdy shoes and dress
for the weather as we’ll be taking a moderate (and likely
muddy) hike to find the best trees to tap. We’ll even
taste-test syrup samples to find out which ones we like
best.
One 2-Hr Session $12.00 Per Person
Huber Wds South Farm
Sat, Feb 21 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . IN051A
Sat, Feb 21 1:00-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN151A
Sun, Feb 22 10:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . IN251A
Sun, Feb 22 1:00-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN351A
Seashore Open House
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park Activity Center,
Long Branch
Sunday, January 25, 1:00-4:00 PM
It may be winter but you can still enjoy some
time at the beach. The Activity Center at Seven
Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch is a
great place to bring back memories of the summer
or to learn more about the seashore. Stop in
during our Open House for seashore fun and light
refreshments. Engaging hands-on activities will
entertain and educate you and your family about
the shore and the sea. Speak with a Park System
Naturalist about your own shell collection or the
aquatic animals on display. You can even create a
beach keepsake to take with you.
Free Admission • Free Parking
For more information, please call 732-946–2669.
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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FA M I L I E S
Harbor Seals of New Jersey
(ages 10 and up, families, with adult)
Each winter a large group of harbor seals visits the New
Jersey coastline. A Park System Naturalist will speak on
the various species of seals, where they come from,
where to find them on our shores and how we can help
them. We will then caravan to Sandy Hook for a short
hike in search of these fascinating creatures. Dress for
the weather!
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $12.00 Per Person
Huber Wds Env Ctr
Sat, Jan 17 11:00 AM-1:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . IK751A
Sun, Feb 15 10:00 AM-12:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . IK851A
Hot Chocolate Hike
(ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult)
Get out of the house and bring the family on a winter
hike. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a cozy fire, hot chocolate
and holiday cookies. Be prepared for a one hour hike
with proper clothing and footwear.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $7.50 Per Person
Shark River Pk Shelter Bldg
Sat, Dec 13 2:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I4051A
Turkey Swamp Pk Shelter Bldg
Sat, Feb 14 2:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I4151A
Lantern-Lit Night Hike in the Woods!
(ages 10 and up, families, with adult)
Discover the night world of Hartshorne Woods – a 787acre park that overlooks the beautiful Navesink River
and Atlantic Ocean. It will be a special treat to view
the woods and water in the darkness of night. Join a
park naturalist for a lantern-lit tour as we learn about
the sights, sounds, and smells around you, and things
that go bump in the night! Please bring a flashlight
and dress for the weather. We will meet at the Rocky
Point entrance located on Portland Road in Highlands.
A perfect place to view water and wildlife.
One 1-Hr Session $7.50 Per Person
Hartshorne Wds Rocky Point Parking Lot
Fri, Feb 27 6:00-7:00 PM (approx). . . . . . . . . . IKK51A
Meet a Terrapin!
(ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult)
Discover this winter the only turtle that can be found in
the tidal waters of Monmouth County. We will discover
fun facts about how these secretive creatures live in
brackish waters and where the best places are to see
them in the wild. Best of all, we will have a chance to
feed a live terrapin. It’s sure to be a fun time for all.
One 1-Hr Session $7.00 Per Person
Bayshore Waterfront Park Act Ctr
Sun, Jan 11 1:00-2:00 PM (approx) . . . . . . . . . IKT51A
Sun, Feb 8 3:30-4:30 PM (approx) . . . . . . . . . . IKR51A
Seed Paper Valentines
(all ages)
Make a handmade card for someone you love that
will grow and bloom in your garden this spring. Learn
how to make recycled paper. Decorate the paper with
imbedded seeds, leaves and petals.
One 1-Hr Session $10.00 Per Person
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Thu, Feb 12 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2751A
Sat, Feb 14 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2651A
Super Silly Sneaky Snakes
(all ages)
Come meet some of our super silly sneaky snakes.
Find out how our indigenous snakes are beneficial,
sometimes considered silly and usually pretty sneaky.
This is a golden opportunity for snakes to prove they
can be as charming as other reptiles. A single touch
could change your whole outlook on these wonderful
creatures.
One 1-Hr Session $6.00 Per Person
Huber Wds Env Ctr
Sun, Jan 18 3:00-4:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKC51A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm A (118)
Fri, Jan 30 7:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKD51A
Make a Blizzard
(ages 7-10)
Make frosty decorations and snowflakes, whether it
snows this winter or not!
One 1-Hr Session $8.00 Per Child
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Wed, Jan 7 5:00-6:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1751A
Sat, Jan 17 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1851A
34 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(ages 10 and up, families, with adult)
What is that? Every twelve hours the tides of Sandy Hook
Bay ebb or flow to reveal an exciting world of strange,
curious and weird finds. Join a Park System Naturalist as
we open our boxes of odd finds that we have found over
the years along the beach, from fish heads to egg cases
to bones. If weather permits, we will also head down to
the beach to search for cool looking shells, sea glass,
water-worn pebbles, and other remarkable finds. Come
along to find out the amusing world of beachcombing
along Sandy Hook Bay. Please dress for the weather and
bring an old cloth bag to gather your finds.
One 1-Hr Session $6.50 Per Person
Bayshore Waterfront Park Act Ctr
Sun, Feb 8 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKM51A
Sun, Feb 22 1:00-2:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKN51A
Winter Beachcombing
(ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult)
Avoid the traffic and crowds when you visit a beach
in the off season. Join a Park System Naturalist as we
explore the edge of the beach for shells, sea glass,
stones, bones, and other weird and wonderful finds
during the mellowness of winter. Please bring an
old cloth bag or pail to collect your finds. Leave your
swimsuit and suntan lotion at home.
One 1-Hr Session $7.00 Per Person
Bayshore Waterfront Park Act Ctr
Sun, Jan 11 3:00-4:00 PM (approx). . . . . . . . . IKS51A
Henry Hudson Trail Popamora Point Parking Lot
Sun, Feb 22 3:30-4:30 PM (approx). . . . . . . . . IKU51A
Winter Hike & BBQ
(all ages)
Take a hike! Maybe we will see the groundhog’s shadow.
Enjoy an easy family walk through Shark River Park.
Stay with the group or go at your own pace. Whichever
you choose, we will all meet back for a cookout. The
Shelter Building is enclosed with a fire to keep us
toasty. Toasty? Like a marshmallow? Yes, after lunch we
will roast marshmallows for a toasty dessert! Menu: 1
hamburger or hotdog, chips, veggie sticks, lemonade
and hot chocolate. If you require an alternative diet,
please provide your own and we will accommodate.
One 2-Hr Session $9.00 Per Person
Shark River Pk Picnic Pavillion
Sun, Feb 1 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . U1151A
Pre-registration
Outdoor Adventures
Families Wanted for Cross-Country
Ski Clinic
(ages 8 and up, under 18 with paying adult)
Celebrate one of winter’s number one leisure activities
as you spend time learning together the basics of crosscountry skiing. Star turns, dead bug, pizza slice, herring
bone and diagonal stride are all part of this fun, familyoriented clinic. Please Note: Smallest shoe size available
is European 35(US-3.5).
One 2-Hr Session $20.00 2 People $10.00
Additional Person
Thompson Pk Ski Hut
Sun, Dec 21 1:00-3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W2351X
FA M I L I E S
Weird Beach Finds of Monmouth County
Family Archery
(ages 8 and up, under 18 with paying adult)
Come and learn the basics of one of the oldest sports
in the world. Whether you are interested in recreational
or competitive shooting, we will help give you a shot at
developing your archery skills.
One 2-Hr Session $37.00 Parent/Child $18.50
Additional Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Wed, Dec 17 5:30-7:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4951X
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
Sat, Feb 7 11:00 AM-1:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . W3551X
Open Shoot Archery
(ages 8 and up)
Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft
If you are looking to try your hand at archery,
join us for an open shoot. All equipment will
be provided. No outside equipment permitted.
Limited instruction. Program will run rain or shine.
Please dress for the weather as the Activity Barn
is not heated or air conditioned.
Wednesday, February 18, 5:00-8:00 PM
Cost: $8 per person; cash or check only
For more information, please call
732-842-4000, ext. 4240, or email
[email protected]
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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FA M I L I E S • G O L F
WinterFest
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Saturday, January 10, 1:30-5:30 PM
Looking for a cool event for the whole family? Visit our WinterFest where you’ll learn how to keep fit
and active through the cold winter months by participating in cross-country ski clinics, nature hikes
on snowshoes, and other winter activities as weather permits! View ice sculptures, decorative lighting,
outdoor cooking demonstrations, winter sports vendors and living history farm displays. Warm up by the
outdoor fireplace with music and a hot drink.
Free Admission • Free Parking
For more information, please call 732-842-4000, ext. 4236.
Family Winter Trail Ride
(ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult)
Before you put your bikes away for the winter, join us
for a fun and informative biking program. Meet at the
Activity Barn for a bike safety and maintenance check.
We will then head out for a one-hour ride on paved
and natural trails. We will finish up at the Ski Hut to
warm up by the fire with hot chocolate and cookies. All
riders must have a bicycle helmet that complies with
U.S.CPSC Safety Standards for Bicycle Helmets (CPSC
label inside helmet) and a mountain bike or hybrid style
bike in good working order. Riders must be able to ride
unassisted at least 2 miles on easy mixed terrain.
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $22.00 Parent/Child
$10.00 Additional Person
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
Sat, Dec 6 2:00-4:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W2451X
Sports & Fitness
Family Gym Time
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls
Enjoy playtime with other families and make
friends in a roomy, warm, indoor space for active
play and socialization. We’ll have tunnels, gym
mats, trampolines, scooters and other play
equipment set up for your entertainment. This is
an open play format with no instruction provided.
Parent supervision is required and Rec Center
staff will be present if you have questions
or need assistance.
Wednesdays, January 7-February 25,
12:30-2:30 PM
Cost: $10 per family per day; cash or check only
Geocaching
(ages 8 and up, under 18 with adult)
Explore your local parks in a whole new way. Geocaching
is a world-wide game of hiding and seeking treasure
all while exploring what the outdoors has to offer. We
will be using GPS (global positioning system) devices
which receive signals from satellites with directions to
hidden treasures. GPS units will be supplied, but feel
free to bring your own. Be prepared for a two-hour hike
with proper clothing, footwear, water and snacks. Feel
free to bring some trinkets to trade in the geocaches
we find.
One 2-Hr & 30-Min Session $27.00 Parent/Child
$5.00 Additional Person
Shark River Pk Shelter Bldg
Sat, Feb 21 9:30 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . W3151X
Turkey Swamp Pk Shelter Bldg
Sat, Jan 24 9:30 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . W3051X
Golf
Yoga for Golfers
(adults)
The golf season may be shortening but that’s no reason
to ignore all the benefits yoga can provide. Yoga can
help improve your athletic performance, no matter
what your sport! Non-golfers welcome.
Six 1-Hr Sessions $48.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 12 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XD351A
Thu, Feb 26-Apr 2 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XD451A
Twelve 1-Hr & 15-Min Sessions $96.00 Per Person
Charleston Springs GC Program Room Golf Ctr
Mon,Wed, Jan 12-Feb 18 9:00-10:15 AM. . . XD551A
36 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
HISTORIC SITE
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, takes you back in time by recreating the sights, sounds and smells of rural
Monmouth County in the 1890s. Interpreters in period dress show both daily and seasonal agricultural and
domestic activities. Longstreet Farm is open daily year round from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
(9:00 AM-5:00 PM from Memorial Day-Labor Day). Visitors may enter at their leisure, free of charge.
Christmas Sing-A-Long
This holiday season come to the Longstreet farmhouse
and visit with Rick Garland as he plays the piano for an
old-fashioned sing-a-long.
Saturday, December 13, 1:00-3:00 PM
Blacksmith Demonstration
Visit the blacksmith and see what he is working on.
Sunday, December 14, 1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday, January 11, 1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday, February 8, 1:00-3:00 PM
The Sounds of Christmas
Enjoy the tranquil music as Larry Moser and Mary Nagen
play Christmas carols on the hammered dulcimer and
fiddle.
Sunday, December 14, 1:00-3:00 PM
Pre-registration
Visit with Santa
Come to Longstreet Farm and enjoy an old-fashioned
Victorian Christmas. Children can visit with Santa, then
take a walk to the farmhouse and have a cup of cider. Be
sure to bring your camera.
Saturday & Sunday, December 20 & 21,
12:00-3:00 PM
Rug Hooking Gathering
(all ages)
Calling all rug hookers! Now is the time to gather with
other rug hookers or come and learn techniques from
experienced rug hookers. Bring an existing project or
come for inspiration and get help with a new one. Be
sure to bring your lunch.
Ten 5-Hr Sessions $40.00 Per Person
Longstreet Farm Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Mar 10 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. . . . . . . F0151A
Tue, Mar 17-May 19 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. . . . . F0152A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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HISTORIC SITES
Historic Walnford, Upper
Freehold, is full of fascinating
history throughout the year.
Any day is a great time to visit
this wonderful historic site and
learn about the Waln family
and the evolution of Walnford from an 18th century industrial
village and family farm to an
elegant country estate. The
historic buildings are open
daily from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM;
free of charge.
Stockings Hung with Care
Leave the holiday hustle and bustle behind. Relax and
enjoy some family time when you drop in to learn a
little bit about Christmas traditions of long ago as you
decorate and stitch a paper stocking to hold some old
fashioned holiday treats.
Sunday, December 7, 1:00-4:00 PM
Gingerbread
Come and inhale the rich aromas and sample the sweet
spiciness of a variety of gingerbreads; all prepared from
historical recipes. Learn about the ingredients and the
evolution of this wonderful winter food from colonial
hearth to decorated house, when you drop in this
afternoon.
Saturday & Sunday, December 20 & 21,
1:00-4:00 PM
Celebrating Benjamin Franklin
Drop in on as we honor this amazing multifaceted
man on his birthday. From electricity to music, we will
offer some simple and fun hands-on experiences and
experiments to illustrate his varied interests.
Saturday, January 17, 1:00-4:00 PM
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue
Do you have a Valentine for the one you love? View a
few elegant framed 19th century Valentines on display
at Historic Walnford for inspiration, and then use the
supplies we provide to create a beautiful card for the
object of your affection. This is the perfect start for a
day of romance.
Saturday, February 14, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tea at Historic Walnford
(adults)
You are cordially invited to spend an afternoon engaged
in history. A tour of the site reflecting four generations
of the Waln family at Walnford will be followed by
freshly brewed teas and sweet treats prepared from
historical recipes and served in their extraordinary 18th
century home. Please dress for the weather.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $10.00 Per Person
Historic Walnford Open Hearth Kitchen Historic
Waln House
Thu, Jan 15 2:00-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G0151A
Sat, Jan 31 2:00-3:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G0251A
Wonderful in Winter
Walnford is beautiful in every season. The vibrant blue
of Waln’s Mill is striking in a winter landscape. The
many pine and holly trees add more color, as do the
many winter song birds. Inside we offer a little heat
and a lot of history for your enjoyment. We are here all
year, come and visit!
38 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
American Girl® Doll Design
(ages 7-10)
Doll mommies will create fun and stylish accessories for
their dolls. We’ll customize some of our projects for the
winter season. Children must own an American Girl® or
other 18” doll and bring her to class each week.
Four 1-Hr Sessions $45.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm A (118)
Sat, Jan 10-31 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . M6651A
Sat, Feb 14-Mar 7 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . M6751A
Beginner Sewing
(ages 10-14)
This class will instruct the young sewer in sewing
safety and familiarize them with the operation of
their sewing machine, sewing basics and creation of
products on their own. A supply list will be provided
upon registration. If participant does not have a sewing
machine, one can be provided in class.
Instructor: Charlotte Griggs
Six 2-Hr Sessions $69.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 14 3:00-5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . Z8551A
Children’s Handbuilding
(ages 7-10)
Use your imagination to create functional or decorative
works of art. Clay projects will be formed by using hand
tools, slab roller, extruder and a variety of other forms.
Class includes 10 lbs. of clay, glazes and firings.
Seven 2-Hr Sessions $112.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 23 4:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z2151A
KIDS & TEENS
Arts & Crafts
Children’s Wheel-Thrown Pottery
(ages 10-17)
Children will learn techniques and skills in all aspects of
wheel-throwing and hand-building to create items of
their choice. Instructor will offer demonstrations along
with individual guidance. Use of tools, 10 lbs. of clay,
glazes and firings are included in the fee. Additional
clay can be purchased at the studio. Hand builders
welcome.
Seven 2-Hr Sessions $112.00 Per Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Instructor: John Fossa
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 21 9:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . Z2251A
Instructor: Joyce Nokes
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 26 4:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z2351A
DIY Holiday Gifts
Children’s Ceramics
(ages 6-14)
Pre-cast ceramic items (purchased separately at the
center) will be decorated. Learn about greenware,
bisque, underglaze and glaze. Class fee includes
instruction, tools, firings, underglaze and glaze.
Instructor: Adrianne Spota
Seven 2-Hr Sessions $80.00 Per Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 21 9:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . Z2051A
(ages 13-17)
Create fun handmade gifts for your friends and family
this holiday season. We’ll make gifts so crafty you might
decide to give them to yourself! Everyone will love
these “Do It Yourself” creations.
One 1-Hr Session $9.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Sat, Dec 6 11:30 AM-12:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3051A
Manasquan Res Vis Ctr Waterview Room
Wed, Dec 10 5:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3151A
Drawing Basics
Beginner Sewing
Pre-registration
(ages 9-15)
In this fun filled class, students will learn new techniques
and different drawing mediums in order to enhance
their ability. Designed for the child who enjoys drawing,
the class will cover everything needed to sharpen skills
and enhance ability. All that’s required to join us is some
creativity and a pencil.
Instructor: Joyce Nokes
Six 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $60.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Fri, Jan 16-Feb 20 4:00-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . Z2851A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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KIDS & TEENS
Drawing Intensive
(ages 10-15)
If you enjoy drawing and want to improve your skills
this is the class for you. We will work on mastering
your drawing abilities by emphasizing the importance
of observation and learning the proper techniques
to becoming a skilled artist. Focus on perspective
using 1-point and 2-point, proportions and accuracy,
making and using values properly and being able to
use these skills on your own in all your art work. Various
media used every week including graphite, charcoal,
fine markers, Chinese ink, and colored pencils. A $15
materials fee is payable on the first class to Artist/
Instructor Gina Torello, MFA.
Six 2-Hr Sessions $110.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 16 4:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . Z6251A
Mon, Feb 23-Mar 30 4:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . Z6351A
Drop & Shop
(ages 5-10)
Leave the kids at the Rec Center while you do some
holiday shopping. Our elves will help them with some
Christmas preparations of their own. They’ll make and
wrap a special gift for parents, play gym games and
have a holiday snack.
One 3-Hr Session $35.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Sat, Nov 29 1:00-4:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M8544A
Sun, Dec 7 1:00-4:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M1051A
Sat, Dec 20 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . M1151A
Glitzy Girlz Glamour Party Hour
(ages 6-12)
Come hang out with some Glitzy Girlz and have a night
of pampering fun! Dress in your favorite outfits. We will
enjoy straightening and curling our hair, pedicures,
manicures, and light make-up. Come with your singing
voices as we will have our karaoke machine set up for
open singing.
One 2-Hr Session $25.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Fri, Jan 23 7:00-9:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M3151A
Great Impressionism for 4 & 5 year olds™©
(ages 4-5)
Young artists will learn how to paint like a famous
Impressionist using Aspiring Artists® exclusive
Interpretive Impressionism® method. Students will
study and paint a small excerpt of a famous masterpiece
while learning the specific brushstrokes and layering
techniques of Impressionism. Acrylic paints can stain
clothes, so “painting clothes” are recommended for
class.
Artist/Instructor: Debra Stasiak
Four 1-Hr Sessions $52.00 Per Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Session 1
Cezanne’s The Gulf of Marseille
Monet’s Poppies at Argenteuil
Monet’s The Magpie
Matisse’s Goldfish
Thu, Jan 8-29 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z5651A
Thu, Jan 8-29 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z5751A
Session 2
Renoir’s Wheatfield
Monet’s Grainstacks, Snow Effect
Matisse’s The Gulf of Saint-Tropez
Pissarro’s Woman Hanging out the Wash
Thu, Feb 5-26 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z5851A
Thu, Feb 5-26 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z5951A
Great Impressionism for Aspiring
Young Artists™©
(ages 6-12)
Debra Stasiak, artist and founder of Aspiring Artists®
LLC, will teach students the specific brushstrokes,
layering techniques, color theories, and unique style
of Impressionism using the Aspiring Artists® exclusive
Interpretive Impressionism® method, so students’
paintings resemble the famous masterpieces listed
below. Acrylic paints can stain clothing, so “painting
clothes” are recommended for class.
Four 2-Hr Sessions $88.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Session 1
Van Gogh’s Field with Rising Sun
Matisse’s The Gulf of Saint-Tropez
Monet’s Grainstacks, Snow Effect
Cezanne’s Apples and Oranges
Fri, Jan 2-23 4:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z5451A
Session 2
Monet’s The Magpie
Renoir’s Wheatfield
Monet’s Bouquet of Sunflowers
Pissarro’s Peasants Planting in the Field
Fri, Jan 30-Feb 20 4:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . Z5551A
40 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(ages 6-11)
Create a beautiful painting to keep or give as a special
gift. Instructor will provide step-by-step instruction,
and students will be encouraged to engage their own
creativity to make their painting unique. All supplies
included.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $24.00 Per Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Celebrate the Holidays
Sat, Dec 13 1:00-2:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z3751A
Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Sat, Feb 7 1:00-2:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z5051A
Learn to Draw With KidzArt
(ages 3 1/2-5)
Learning about art and how to draw is like learning a
new language. Students learn to focus and see how their
wonderful world is put together. Through individual
guidance and encouragement, they complete art
projects that enhance drawing skills and are simple, fun
and get great results. Students develop Kindergarten
readiness through learning to follow direction, focus,
interact socially, build confidence and learn problemsolving skills.
Instructor: Tresse DeLorenzo
Six 1-Hr Sessions $84.00 Per Child
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 17 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . Z4051A
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 17 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z4151A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm A (118)
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 19 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . Z3851A
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 19 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z3951A
Learn to Draw with KidzArt
(ages 6-11)
Join us for a drawing based art class that encourages
problem solving, creative thinking and self-confidence
using our exclusive methods for teaching drawing.
KidzArt is a fun and unique art experience. We will
experiment with watercolor, acrylic paint, air-dry clay,
and pastel, and complete a piece of art work every
class. Today’s world requires creative thinking skills.
Help your children face the future with a creative mind
with all new lessons every session! An $8 supply fee is
payable to KidzArt.
Six 1-Hr & 15-Min Sessions $82.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm A (118)
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 17 4:00-5:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z4551A
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 19 4:00-5:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z4651A
Pre-registration
Learning to Sew from a Pattern
(ages 11-15)
Learn how to interpret and understand a pattern!
Students will be instructed on how to read a pattern,
cut and assemble a garment. Please pick an EASY
pattern in your size and bring it to the first class. Be sure
to pick a pattern with the word EASY on the front. We
will then develop the rest of the materials list (cloth,
interfacing, etc.). From the second class on, you will be
sewing so bring your sewing machine if you have one.
If you do not have a sewing machine, we can provide
one for class use (limited quantities). Some prior sewing
experience is required. Instructor: Charlotte Griggs
Six 2-Hr Sessions $75.00 Per Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 18 6:30-8:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . Z8651A
KIDS & TEENS
KidzArt Painting Workshop
Phonics Fun
(ages 4-6)
Who says letters can’t be fun? Activities including
games, scavenger hunts, interactive stories, and
songs combine exercises for minds and muscles. Each
class focuses on a single letter sound and activities to
enhance learning and retention. Units do not need to
be taken in order.
Unit 2
Ten 2-Hr Sessions $170.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Mar 12 1:30-3:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . XAY51A
Santa’s Sweet Shop
(ages 5-8)
It’s nearly Christmas and Santa needs your help
to finish making seasonal candy treats in time.
Lifesaver men, candy trains, reindeer food, and
more are on the menu today. Use them to stuff
someone’s stocking or decorate your table for a
sweet holiday.
One 2-Hr Session $19.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm A (118)
Wed, Dec 24 10:00 AM-12:00 PM....... M9651A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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KIDS & TEENS
Superhero Crafts
(ages 3-5)
Young heroes will create the props and accessories
they’ll need to protect the public against villainy. Along
the way we’ll engage our imaginations to design and
craft a new hero. Shields, capes, masks and more!
Five 45-Min Sessions $60.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 10 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . M8051A
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 10 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . M8251A
Tue, Feb 24-Mar 24 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . M8151A
Tue, Feb 24-Mar 24 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . . M8351A
TeenzArt
(ages 12-16)
This drawing based class is full of challenging design
projects that will push your creative potential to the
max. Our students become more independent and a
personal sense of individual style grows stronger. We
will mix it up to explore watercolor, collage, pastel, and
acrylic painting all in one class. Supply fee of $8 per
student payable to instructor Tresse DeLorenzo.
Six 1-Hr & 15-Min Sessions $82.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 19 5:30-6:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z4251A
Watercolor Explorations
(ages 7-11)
Bring your young artist to experiment and explore the
world of watercolor. We’ll have fun getting to know
different watercolor techniques and create some
wonderful paintings. All supplies will be provided.
Instructor: Jennifer Santa Maria
Six 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $77.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Wed, Feb 4-Mar 18 4:30-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z8151A
No class 2/11
Culinary Arts
Basic Cake Decorating
(ages 8-12)
Using decorating tools, icing and premade cakes,
students will be introduced to the basic techniques of
cake decorating. Step-by-step instructions and handson practice leads to the “icing” on the cake - your own
custom decorated masterpiece. A materials fee of $24
for cake decorating supplies is payable to instructor
first day of class.
Three 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $50.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Wed, Jan 21-Feb 4 5:00-6:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . A6951A
Books & Cooks
(ages 3-6)
Chop, roll, measure, spread, mix, toss and pour are what
your kids will be doing
in the kitchen! Create
yummy, fun, hands-on
cooking projects and hear
some food related stories!
Activities may include
baking, assembling and
more. Bring an apron if
you have one. Recipes
will vary from those
previously offered. Please
note: Children must be
fully potty trained.
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Weekday Classes
(ages 3-5)
Four 1-Hr Sessions $44.00 Per Person $20.00
Additional Sibling
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 10 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . AAN51X
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 10 11:45 AM-12:45 PM. . . . AAU51X
Thu, Jan 22-Feb 12 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . AAQ51X
Thu, Jan 22-Feb 12 11:45 AM-12:45 PM. . . . AAW51X
Fri, Jan 23-Feb 13 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . AAS51X
Fri, Jan 23-Feb 13 11:45 AM-12:45 PM. . . . . . AAY51X
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 10 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . AAP51X
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 10 11:45 AM-12:45 PM . . . AAV51X
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 12 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . AAR51X
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 12 11:45 AM-12:45 PM . . . AAX51X
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 13 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . AAT51X
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 13 11:45 AM-12:45 PM . . . . AAZ51X
Tue, Mar 17-Apr 21 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . A1552X
No class 3/31 & 4/7
Tue, Mar 17-Apr 21 11:45 AM-12:45 PM . . . . A1852X
No class 3/17 & 4/21
Thu, Mar 19-Apr 23 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . A1652X
No class 4/2 & 4/9
Thu, Mar 19-Apr 23 11:45 AM-12:45 PM . . . . A1952X
No class 4/2 & 4/9
Fri, Mar 20-Apr 24 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . A1752X
No class 4/3 & 4/10
Fri, Mar 20-Apr 24 11:45 AM-12:45 PM . . . . . A2052X
No class 4/3 & 4/10
Weekend Edition
(ages 5-6)
Four 1-Hr Sessions $44.00 Per Child $20.00
Additional Sibling
Sun, Jan 25-Feb 15 9:30-10:30 AM . . . . . . . . . A7551X
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . A7951X
Sun, Mar 22-Apr 26 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . A0852X
No class 4/5 & 4/12
42 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(ages 8-12)
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Show how much
you love your family and friends with these cute,
yummy treats. Step-by-step you will learn how to
make, decorate and arrange these delicious cake pops.
A materials and supplies fee of $10 is payable to the
instructor in class.
One 2-Hr Session $30.00 Per Child
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Sat, Feb 7 10:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6851A
Fondant Fun!
(ages 9-11)
Fondant is rolled icing used in a variety of desserts.
Learn how to shape fondant into fun designs to impress
family and friends. A $24 supply fee is payable to the
instructor on the first day of class.
Three 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $50.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Wed, Feb 11-25 5:00-6:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6751A
From Farm to Table
(ages 9-11)
Do you know where your food comes from? Explore
the process behind where food comes from. In this
hands-on class you will learn about nutrition and create
delicious, healthy foods to share with your family.
Three 2-Hr Sessions $60.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Fri, Feb 6-20 4:30-6:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7351A
Holiday Cookies
(ages 8-10)
Take home a box of scrumptious cookies! This handson holiday cookie baking class is all about making the
dough, shaping the cookies, and using piping bags,
icing and other fancy finishes for treats to share as gifts
or enjoy yourself.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $12.00 Per Person
Coastal Activity Center, Asbury Park
Christmas Theme
Thu, Dec 11 4:00-5:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U1951A
Valentine’s Theme
Thu, Feb 12 4:00-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U2051A
Pre-registration
Education & Enrichment
Bricks 4 Kidz
Winter Break Camp
(ages 6-10)
Children build, design and explore architecture,
engineering and technology fundamentals using
LEGO® bricks and motors. Each child will take
home a custom mini-figure at the end of each
session. Instructors and all camp supplies
provided by Bricks 4 Kidz®.
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
KIDS & TEENS
Cake Pops Workshop
Remote Control Mania Camp
“Making it move” is the name of the game at
this exciting camp. Campers use fascinating and
challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic
vehicles, inventions, machines & more. Then they
experience the excitement of seeing them in
motion using LEGO® wireless remote controls. This
camp is perfect for budding builders!
Three 3-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Mon-Wed, Dec 29-31
9:00 AM-12:00 PM...... XBA51A
Mining and Crafting 2 Camp
Steve is jumping for joy as he introduces the
newest members of his Minecraft® world. Whether
or not your child has attended our first camp,
reward them with the creativity and excitement
this new camp has to offer. Campers will be
challenged to bring their virtual designs to life by
building new mob figures, mosaics and custom
models, incorporating LEGO® Bricks. So, are you
ready for the challenge? “Minecraft” is a trademark
of Notch Development AB which does not sponsor,
authorize or endorse these programs.
Three 3-Hr Sessions $115.00 Per Person
Mon-Wed, Dec 29-31
1:00-4:00 PM...... XBC51A
Full Day Option
Can’t decide between the morning and afternoon
Bricks 4 Kidz Camp? Take them both! Price includes
both camps plus a supervised lunch break from
12-1pm, where children will have a chance to eat
their lunch and play with Lego bricks.
Three 7-Hr Sessions $225.00 Per Person
Mon-Wed, Dec 29-31
9:00 AM-4:00 PM...... XBF51A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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KIDS & TEENS
Bricks 4 Kidz®: Transporation Timeline
(ages 5-10)
If you like planes, trains
and automobiles, then
this class is for you!
Each week, students
will build motorized
models of a dragster,
a railroad crossing
gate, an airplane and
more.
Explore
the
history of transportation
from horse and buggy and
trains to the development
of the automobile and flight. Each lesson introduces
terminology related to each mode of transportation,
like “lift and propulsion” for the airplane, as well as
describes how each “vehicle” works. And the best part
is - the models are so much fun to play with! Lots of
building fun ahead with motorized models of a train,
car, dragster and airplane.
Six 1-Hr Sessions $125.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Thu, Jan 22-Feb 26 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . XBQ51A
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 24 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XBP51A
Che Bello
(ages 8-10)
Be ready to act, sing, dance and have fun in Italian! This
class is suitable for beginners and for those with some
knowledge of the language. Colors, numbers, foods
and everyday vocabulary are a few of the concepts
introduced.
Six 45-Min Sessions $70.00 Per Child
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Wed, Jan 21-Feb 25 5:00-5:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . A8251A
Wed, Mar 4-Apr 22 5:00-5:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . A1052A
No class 4/1 & 4/8
Child and Babysitting Safety
(ages 10 and up)
Calling all teens! Have you ever been left in charge
of your younger siblings? Or maybe you watch the
children in your neighborhood? No matter the situation,
prepare yourself and learn the essentials of child and
babysitting safety. This course will build confidence
and peace of mind by showing teens safe and effective
methods to care for children. Topics covered include
safety and injury prevention, conflict resolution, setting
boundaries, age-appropriate play, and basic first aid.
Taught in a relaxed and comfortable environment,
participants will develop practical skills and strategies
that will last a lifetime. Course includes manual.
One 2-Hr Session $55.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Sat, Jan 17 10:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . XBJ51A
Drum Circle 101
(ages 8 and up)
No drumming experience whatsoever is required or
expected! Join our drum circle class and give your inner
self a chance at expression. Learn to communicate
without words, exchange ideas, break away from
shyness while letting go of confusing and negative
feelings, and replace them with the positive feelings
of a drum circle group. We will apply some very basic
music concepts. Please note: A padded practice drum
pad may be helpful and can be found online or at local
music stores.
Four 45-Min Sessions $40.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 10 5:45-6:30 PM . . . . . . . . . MA251A
Early Discoveries
(ages 3-5)
Children will have their first “school” experience in our
warm and friendly setting. They will enjoy themselves
through trying activities that may include art, music,
science, movement and more! Children will remember
this among their favorite academic experiences. All
participants must be toilet-trained and bring a snack
and drink each day.
Classes will vary each session.
Ten 2-Hr Sessions $125.00 Per Child
Dorbrook Rec Area Prog Bldg
Mon,Wed, Jan 26-Feb 25 9:30-11:30 AM. . . . A2151A
44 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(ages 9-11)
Calling all future engineers! Apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics to
real-life problems. Hands-on learning connects innovation, collaboration, imagination and fun.
Change the way your child thinks about math and science. What will your child build?
Four 1-Hr Sessions $125.00 Per Person
Jr. Lego Robotics Club
KIDS & TEENS
Engineering for Kids
(ages 4-6)
Learn to program and operate wild animals, amazing mechanisms and
soccer-themed gadgets using a laptop computer and Lego WeDo Robots.
Dorbrook Rec Area Prog Bldg
Sat, Jan 17-Feb 7 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.......... XDN51A
Environmental Engineering
(ages 7-14)
Design, create, test, and refine basic solutions related to alternative energy and
environmental issues. Craft your own wind-powered machine as well as
discover and test materials to clean up after an oil spill.
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sat, Jan 14-Feb 4 5:30-6:30 PM.......... XDM51A
Mechanical Engineering: Master Machines
Design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines including: roller coasters,
egg-drop vehicles, and an incredibly fast air-powered dragster.
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Tue, Jan 13-Feb 3 5:30-6:30 PM.......... XCU51A
Five 1-Hr & 30-min Sessions $155.00 Per Person
Electronic Game Design
(ages 7-14)
Don’t just play video games, create your own! Learn video game creation in a non-competitive,
step-by-step process. Students will take home a copy of their final project to play at home.
Dorbrook Rec Area Prog Bldg
Sat, Jan 17-Feb 14 9:30-11:00 AM..........XDP51A
Fun with Music!
(ages 4-6)
Lots of fun with music training, using age appropriate
instruments, will be the order of the day for preschoolers! Writing songs, playing musical games,
learning about poetry as it is applied to music and much
more. Class is taught by an experienced preschool
music instructor.
Eight 45-Min Sessions $80.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Sat, Feb 14-Apr 4 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. . . . . MA351A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Tue, Feb 17-Apr 7 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . MA451A
Pre-registration
Homeschoolers’ Book Club: Insurgent
(grades 9-12)
Calling all home-schooled teens! Join us for a weekly
book club centered around the Young Adult blockbuster
novel “Insurgent,” which is the second book in the
Divergent series. Participants will read and discuss the
novel and do activities based on the book’s themes or
characters. Please bring your own copy of “Insurgent”,
written by Veronica Roth.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $80.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Wed, Jan 28-Mar 18 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . A4451A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Mad Science Winter Break Camp
(ages 7-10)
Don’t stop learning because the school year is over. Mad Science fuses experiments, take-home projects,
and hands-on learning. Instructors are from Mad Science of West New Jersey.
Dorbrook Rec Area Prog Bldg
Radical Reactions & Detective Science
Mad Science brings awe-inspiring experiments paired with thought-evoking detective work to campers,
nurturing their scientific interests and evoking their fascination. Children will learn about chemical reactions
as they grow crystals, create sidewalk chalk from scratch, and design chromatography t-shirts to take home.
Campers become trained science sleuths as they investigate the role of chemistry at the scene of a crime. We
spark curiosity by asking children to make thorough observations while dusting for fingerprints!
Three 3-Hr Sessions $119.00 Per Person
Mon-Wed, Dec 29-31 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . XCV51A
Space: Infinity & Beyond
If your child is astro “nuts”, he or she will absolutely love this camp! Children involved in this program will
develop an interest for outer space or can expand a previous passion for our sensational solar system. Using
the Scientific Method, campers will investigate the mechanics of unique flying machines, such as ballooncopters, boomerangs and mini-hovercrafts. Children will be transported to the past as they delve into how
early “pilots” navigated throughout space as they create their own sextant and sundial. Building upon
previous experiments and knowledge learned throughout the week, campers will use what they’ve learned
to construct an Estes™ Skywinder rocket and have the option of participating in a live launch demonstration.
Three 3-Hr Sessions $119.00 Per Person
Mon-Wed, Dec 29-31 1:00-4:00 PM. . . . . . . . XCW51A
Full Day Option
Can’t decide between the morning and afternoon Mad Science Camp? Take them both! Price includes both
camps plus a supervised lunch break from 12:00-1:00 PM.
Three 7-Hr Sessions $233.00 Per Person
Mon-Wed, Dec 29-31 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. . . . . XCX51A
46 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Legos®, Lincoln Logs® and more!
(ages 4-6)
Explore and build using Legos®, Lincoln Logs®, blocks
and more! Through cooperation and experimentation,
children will learn to problem solve while creating their
own unique structures.
Four 45-Min Sessions $39.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Sat, Jan 10-31 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . M7051A
Sat, Feb 14-Mar 7 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . M7151A
Let’s Discover
(ages 3 1/2-6)
Take the hands-on Let’s Explore experience to the next
level! Using project stations, your child will immerse
themselves in activities that may include painting,
pouring, mixing, measuring and more. Children should
wear play clothes and bring a smock if desired. As
always, the mess stays here!
Six 45-Min Sessions $51.00 Per Child $25.00
Additional Sibling
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 27-Mar 3 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. . . . . . A4551X
Henry Hudson Trail Craft Room Act Ctr
Mon, Jan 26-Mar 2 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. . . . . A2051X
Teen Leadership Council
(ages 14-17)
Honors societies, colleges, employers – do you feel like
everyone is looking for leaders but no one is teaching
you how to lead? How will you get experience if no
one will give you a chance? Teen Leadership Council
can help! Learn leadership skills through hands-on
projects, such as community event planning. You’ll see
your experiences evolve into marketable job skills and
propel you onto the radar of college recruiters. So, meet
new friends, share your ideas for programs and events,
have a snack and earn community service hours, too!
Five 1-Hr Sessions $25.00 Per Person
Winter/Spring Semester
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Lobby
Thu, Jan 8-May 7 7:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . D1351A
Meetings held on 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2 & 5/7
KIDS & TEENS
Leadership and Teamwork
(ages 10-13)
The power of play! Learn how to become a leader and
work cooperatively with others. Participants will engage
in games that challenge their abilities to problem solve
and strategize. Games also promote physical activity
and communication skills. A great way to prepare for a
Junior Counselor position.
Four 1-Hr Sessions $48.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Wed, Jan 28-Feb 25 4:00-5:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . U1751A
No class 2/4
Winter Recess Retreat
(ages 8-11)
So your child is stuck at home with nothing to do
on winter break? We’ll take them! School is out, but
winter camp is in. Each day will be at a different park
with different activities. Activities include breakfast on
Longstreet Farm, the Sonar Experiment, a cross-country
skiing clinic, and more!
One 7-Hr Session $50.00 Per Person
Bugs & Birds, Lashing & Tying, Nature &
Environmental Exploration, Sticky Snacks
and Science Experiments
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Fri, Dec 26 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U0151A
Breakfast on the Farm, Ice Cream Making &
Colonial Games
Longstreet Farm
Mon, Dec 29 9:00 AM-4:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . U0251A
Archery, Cross-Country Skiing, Roast
Marshmallows & More
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
Tue, Dec 30 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . U0351A
Let’s Discover
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Nature
Indoor Gardening for Kids
(ages 3-8, with adult)
It’s cold outside but we can still play in the soil. Learn
how plants grow and spread. We will plant seeds, make
a hanging basket and start moss terrariums.
One 45-Min Session $8.50 Per Child
(ages 3-5, with adult)
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Wed, Feb 25 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2351A
(ages 6-8, with adult)
Sat, Feb 28 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2451A
Nature Detective: Whose Toes are Those?
(ages 7-11)
Come along and be a Nature Detective! Learn to identify
tracks and make a cast of your favorite to take home.
Complete your very own “Animal Case File” detailing
animal habits and prints. Every detective receives a kit
to make tracks they find outside!
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $12.50 Per Child
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sun, Jan 25 2:30-4:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I0851A
Summer Celebration!
(ages 6-8)
Chase away the winter blues by joining us for a fun
summery celebration. We’ll stay warm inside playing
summertime games, creating a summer inspired craft,
and enjoying a tasty summertime treat.
One 1-Hr Session $9.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Mon, Dec 29 10:30-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1451A
Seven Presidents Pk Activity Center Act Ctr
Sun, Jan 11 1:30-2:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1551A
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Wed, Feb 18 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1651A
Outdoor Adventures
Minecraft™ Comes Alive!
(ages 8-11)
Ever wonder what it would be like to play your favorite
game in real life? Minecraft™ Comes Alive! Scavenge
and trade for wood torches, diamonds, and other
treasure to create a realistic Minecraft™ adventure.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $15.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr
Sun, Jan 11 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . U1251A
Wed, Jan 14 4:00-5:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U1351A
Youth Archery
(ages 8-12)
Come and learn the basics of one of the oldest sports
in the world. Whether you are interested in recreational
or competitive shooting, we will help give you a shot at
developing your archery skills.
One 2-Hr Session $18.50 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Wed, Dec 3 5:00-7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5051A
Thompson Pk Activity Barn
Mon, Feb 23 4:30-6:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W3651A
Performing Arts
Ceili: A Journey Through Irish Dance
(ages 6-11)
Step into the world of “feisanna” and “ghillies” as
you learn the intricate culture of Irish stepdancing!
Participants will be immersed in this rich dancing
tradition of the Emerald Isle as they learn steps such as
the reel or jig. The program will include reviews of basic
Irish terms and background into the country’s Gaelic
heritage.
Ten 50-Min Sessions $110.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 30-Apr 10 5:00-5:50 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . A4151A
No class 4/3
Fri, Jan 30-Apr 10 6:00-6:50 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . A4251A
No class 4/3
Tots in Tutus I
(ages 3-5)
Your child will discover her inner ballerina as she
explores the simple exercises of this graceful dance
form. Professional instructors present a dance studio
curriculum in a beautiful park setting. Little dancers
should be potty trained and wear a leotard/tights and
ballet or gymnastics shoes – no slippers please.
Six 45-Min Sessions $55.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . A9551A
No Class 1/19 & 2/16
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . A9651A
No class 1/19 & 2/16
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 10:45-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . A9751A
No 1/19 & 2/16
Wed, Jan 21-Feb 25 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . AA051A
Wed, Jan 21-Feb 25 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . AA151A
Wed, Jan 21-Feb 25 10:45-11:30 AM. . . . . . . AA251A
Thu, Jan 22-Feb 26 9:15-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . AA351A
Thu, Jan 22-Feb 26 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . AA451A
Thu, Jan 22-Feb 26 10:45-11:30 AM . . . . . . . AA651A
48 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(ages 4-6)
Your little ballerina pirouetted her way through her first
year of ballet and is eager for more! Now we’ll focus
on ballet terms, the ballet barre, and even learn some
tap moves. Little dancers should be potty trained and
bring tap shoes in addition to ballet attire – no slippers
please. Instructor approval is required.
Six 45-Min Sessions $55.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 24 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . AAJ51A
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 24 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . AAK51A
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 24 10:45-11:30 AM . . . . . . . AAM51A
Sports & Fitness
After School is Cool
(ages 7-10)
Fun times after school! Games and crafts to keep you
busy after school. The gym is ours to play as we wish.
An instructor will organize quality activities based on
the dynamics of the participants. Tag, running bases,
obstacle courses, sports and activities for all. Cool crafts
and board games will also be offered.
Eight 1-Hr & 30-Min Sessions $96.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 25 4:00-5:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . U2251A
Teen Fitness at the
Fort Monmouth Recreation
Center, Tinton Falls
Teen Open Gym Basketball
(ages 13-18)
If you love the game and want a place to play or
practice, drop in and enjoy our courts.
Wednesdays, January 7-March 25, 3:00-4:30 PM
No session on 2/4 & 2/18
Cost: $5 per person per visit; cash or check only
Teen Open Gym Fitness
(ages 13-18)
Hang out with friends and try our informal fitness
circuit. We have stability balls, hand weights,
resistance bands and more.
Tuesdays, December 2-February 24,
7:00-8:30 PM
Cost: $5 per person per night; cash or check only
Pre-registration
Basketball FUNdamentals
(ages 6-8)
Swish! Children will have fun while learning the
fundamentals of basketball in a fun and non-competitive
environment. Our coaches will use age appropriate
drills and games to teach shooting, dribbling, passing
and defense, along with the rules of the game.
Four 55-Min Sessions $48.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 2 4:30-5:25 PM . . . . . . . . . . . X9951A
Sat, Feb 7-28 9:00-9:55 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XA051A
Mon, Feb 9-Mar 2 4:30-5:25 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XA551A
KIDS & TEENS
Tots in Tutus II
Fear the Fort
(ages 6-12)
Join us if you dare! Perform a challenge where your
greatest fears become a reality. Each week we will
explore different stunts and/or obstacles. Do you have
the will to accept the challenge? We will use a point
system as you will be compete against each other.
Teams will be decided on the first day of class.
Five 45-Min Sessions $55.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 3 5:00-5:45 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . M3651A
Tue, Feb 10-Mar 10 5:00-5:45 PM . . . . . . . . . M3751A
Field Hockey Fundamentals
Indoors
(ages 6-12)
Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of field
hockey in a fun and friendly indoor environment? You’ve
found the right program! Our experienced instructors
will use drills and games to teach basic rules and skills
such as dribbling, passing and shooting techniques.
Shin guards and mouth guards are required. Wearing
goggles are suggested. All other equipment is provided.
Five 55-Min Sessions $46.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
(ages 8-12)
Thu, Jan 29-Feb 26 4:00-4:55 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XAS51A
(ages 6-7)
Thu, Jan 29-Feb 26 5:00-5:55 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XAT51A
Girls Basketball FUNdamentals
(ages 6-9)
Designed for girls to learn the fundamentals of
basketball in a non-competitive, non-intimidating
environment. Our coaches will use age appropriate
drills and games to teach shooting, dribbling, passing
and defense, along with the rules of the game.
Four 55-Min Sessions $48.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Sat, Jan 10-31 9:00-9:55 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XA751A
Mon, Feb 9-Mar 2 5:30-6:25 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XA851A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Hat Trick Hockey - Floor
(ages 4-6)
Hockey-unplugged. No skates, pads or experience
necessary. Wear sneakers while you learn to shoot, pass
and control the puck.
Four 55-Min Sessions $52.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
Sat, Jan 17-Feb 7 10:00-10:55 AM. . . . . . . . . XBG51A
Indoor Teen Tennis
(ages 13-17)
For teens who are looking to learn the game of tennis
on our indoor court at Fort Monmouth Recreation
Center. If you are new to the game or have played
before, this is the class for you. Class size is limited to
allow for individual attention.
Four 55-Min Sessions $36.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Tue, Jan 6-27 6:00-6:55 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M9351A
Tue, Feb 3-24 6:00-6:55 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M9451A
Introduction to Gymnastics
Golf Fundamentals for Kids
(ages 5-10)
Come learn how to play golf, using SNAG™ (Starting
New at Golf ) equipment! Learn all the basic elements
of golf in a modified form. Falling somewhere between
regulation and miniature golf, participants will learn
the basic skills necessary to eventually transition to a
golf course. Full shots, chipping, pitching and putting
will be covered.
Six 50-Min Sessions $45.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
(ages 5-7)
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 12 4:00-4:50 PM. . . . . . . . . . . M5951A
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 26 4:00-4:50 PM . . . . . . . . . M6151A
(ages 8-10)
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 12 5:00-5:50 PM. . . . . . . . . . . M6051A
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 26 5:00-5:50 PM . . . . . . . . . M6251A
Girls T-Ball
(ages 4-5)
Designed for girls to learn the fundamental skills
of t-ball in a non-competitive, non-intimidating
environment. Our coaches will teach the rules of the
game as well as cover the basics of catching, throwing
and hitting using the tee.
Four 55-Min Sessions $48.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Sat, Jan 10-31 12:00-12:55 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . XAU51A
Sat, Feb 7-28 12:00-12:55 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . XAV51A
(ages 3-10)
For children who have never had prior gymnastic
instruction, students will be introduced to the basic
gymnastics events plus the trampoline. Parents will
be notified in advance with the class time. Participants
are separated by age. Weekday sessions may be
offered as an alternative; morning classes are available.
Participants will be contacted with exact class time.
Shrewsbury Gymnastics School, Broad Street,
Shrewsbury
$36.00 Per Person
(ages 3-5)
Sat, Jan 10-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M4251A
(ages 6-10)
Sat, Jan 10-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M4551A
$48.00 Per Person
(ages 3-5)
Sat, Jan 31-Feb 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M4151A
(ages 6-10)
Sat, Jan 31-Feb 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M4651A
All American Gymnastics, Cindy Lane, Ocean
$48.00 Per Person
(ages 3-5)
Sat, Jan 3-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sat, Feb 7-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(ages 6-10)
Sat, Jan 3-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sat, Feb 7-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M4751A
M4951A
M4851A
M5051A
50 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Kids Kixx Soccer
(ages 5-6)
Young Padawans will learn the skills of the Masters.
We’ll run, jump and fly our way through games and
activities to build Jedi traits of respect, confidence,
teamwork and problem solving. Lightsaber making
and training will round out our “course” as we battle to
protect the Republic. Slip on your sneakers and engage
your imagination with us!
Five 45-Min Sessions $60.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 7 11:15 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . M7651A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 21 11:15 AM-12:00 PM. . . . M7751A
(ages 4-7)
Soccer made simple! Skills including dribbling, passing
and shooting will be taught by experienced instructors
using age appropriate games, demonstrations and
drills to teach the basics of soccer.
Four 55-Min Sessions $50.00 Per Person
Indoor Season 1
(ages 4-5)
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
Sun, Jan 18-Feb 8 9:00-9:55 AM. . . . . . . . . . . XDG51A
Sun, Jan 18-Feb 8 12:00-12:55 PM . . . . . . . . XAD51A
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Sat, Jan 17-Feb 7 10:00-10:55 AM. . . . . . . . . XAA51A
Sun, Jan 18-Feb 8 9:00-9:55 AM. . . . . . . . . . . XAB51A
Indoor Season 2
(ages 4-5)
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 11:00-11:55 AM . . . . . . . XAH51A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 9:00-9:55 AM. . . . . . . . . XDH51A
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 10:00-10:55 AM . . . . . . . . XAF51A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 9:00-9:55 AM. . . . . . . . . XAG51A
(ages 6-7)
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 12:00-12:55 PM . . . . . . . . XAJ51A
Junior Hoopsters
Kids Kixx Soccer - Ladybugs
Jedi Training Academy
(ages 8-11)
Develop fundamental basketball skills in this fun
introduction to the sport. Our coaches will help children
develop essential basketball skills including shooting,
passing, rebounding, ball handling and defense.
Four 55-Min Sessions $48.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 2 5:30-6:25 PM . . . . . . . . . . XA951A
KIDS & TEENS
Jedi Masters
(ages 7-9)
Jedi Knights will employ the skills of the Masters!
Demonstrate your mental skills by using the force,
prove your physical agility by navigating obstacles,
achieve prowess with your Lightsaber and more. Will
you be ready to face the trials to become the next Yoda
or Mace Windu? Enter our galaxy and discover if you
have what it takes!
Five 45-Min Sessions $60.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 7 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . M7451A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 21 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . M7551A
(ages 4-6)
She shoots-she scores! In addition to our co-ed Kids
Kixx classes, we offer classes for girls only. Start your
little girl off on the right foot.
Four 55-Min Sessions $50.00 Per Person
Indoor Season 1
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Sat, Jan 17-Feb 7 11:00-11:55 AM. . . . . . . . . XA151A
Indoor Season 2
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 11 5:00-5:55 PM. . . . . . . . . XA251A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 11:00-11:55 AM . . . . . . . XA351A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 12:00-12:55 PM. . . . . . . XA451A
Add the parks to your weekend plans!
Visit our website and click
“This Weekend in the Parks”
for a list of the fun we have scheduled.
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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KIDS & TEENS
Kreative Kid Kapers
(ages 3-6)
For your preschooler who is ready for some
independence, this class will focus on developing large
and fine motor skills. Your child will enjoy free play on
our play equipment followed by interactive story time
paired with a related craft and physical activity.
Eight 1-Hr & 15-Min Sessions $70.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 24 1:00-2:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . M3851A
Let’s Party!
(ages 3-5)
Your child’s imagination will run wild as they use their
fitness skills to experience five fun and exciting themed
adventures. These adventures will get your little one
running, jumping, laughing and socializing. An exciting
adventure is only a hop, skip and jump away.
Five 45-Min Sessions $45.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . X1151A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . . . . X1251A
New Year’s Eve Bash
(ages 4-7)
5...4...3...2...1! Let’s ring in the New Year together, as
children enjoy a countdown to noon, complete with
sparkling grape juice and goldfish crackers. We’ll
prepare party decorations, refreshments and music
for our mock New Year’s Eve Party. Get out your
noisemakers and watch our ball drop!
One 2-Hr Session $20.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Wed, Dec 31 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . M9551A
Rhythmic Gymnastics
(ages 7-10)
Welcome to rhythmic gymnastics, only one of two
Olympic sports that is designed exclusively for girls and
women. Your child will learn the basics of working with
apparatus such as the ribbon, hoop, ball, clubs or rope,
as well as the fundamentals of the dance technique
associated with the sport. Rhythmic gymnastics is a
sport of poise, elegance, and grace that brings a whole
new level of confidence to all who participate!
Ten 50-Min Sessions $125.00 Per Child
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 29-Apr 2 4:30-5:20 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . A4351A
T-Ball
(ages 4-5)
Children have fun while learning the fundamental skills
of America’s pastime in this non-competitive program.
Our instructors will teach the rules of the game as well
as cover the basics of catching, throwing and hitting
using the tee.
Four 55-Min Sessions $48.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Sat, Jan 10-31 10:00-10:55 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . X9351A
Sat, Jan 10-31 11:00-11:55 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . X9451A
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 2 3:30-4:25 PM . . . . . . . . . . . X9551A
Sat, Feb 7-28 10:00-10:55 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . X9651A
Sat, Feb 7-28 11:00-11:55 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . X9751A
Mon, Feb 9-Mar 2 3:30-4:25 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . X9851A
Tikes Tennis
(ages 4-5)
An active alternative to team sports! Volley between fun
and instruction while learning to play tennis. Sessions
will include hitting and footwork drills, volleys and skill
building exercises.
Four 45-Min Sessions $45.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
Tue, Jan 6-27 4:00-4:45 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XAK51A
Tue, Jan 6-27 5:00-5:45 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XAP51A
Tue, Feb 3-24 4:00-4:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XAM51A
Tue, Feb 3-24 5:00-5:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XAQ51A
Toddler Tumbling
(ages 3-5)
Beginner tumbling for the little ones interested
in learning stretching, coordination, balance and
tumbling skills. From forward and backward rolls to
cartwheels, handstands and jumps, this introduction
to tumbling class will teach basic tumbling, as well as
strength and flexibility!
Four 45-Min Sessions $40.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Mon, Dec 1-22 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . M2851A
Mon, Jan 5-26 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . M2951A
Mon, Feb 2-23 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . M3051A
52 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
(ages 8-17)
Swordsmanship with sportsmanship. Experience the
excitement and fun of fencing without club fees or
equipment costs. Professional fencing instructors
will develop skills including strength, balance and
coordination. All equipment will be provided. Space
is very limited to ensure technique feedback in this
unique Olympic sport.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $249.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
(ages 6-10)
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . XAZ51A
Fri, Jan 16-Mar 6 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . XB351A
(ages 11-13)
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 5:45-6:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XB051A
Fri, Jan 16-Mar 6 5:45-6:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . XB451A
(ages 14-18)
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 7:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XB151A
Fri, Jan 16-Mar 6 7:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . XB551A
Wiggles & Giggles
Winter Break Blast
(ages 6-9)
Continue the fun on your holiday break! The Rec Center
is jumping with activities, so bring your friends and see
what’s happening.
One 3-Hr Session $35.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Summer Flashback
Volleyball, badminton, bowling, belly bumpers and
more are on the schedule for this journey back to
summer camp!
Mon, Dec 29 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . M9751A
Sports Salad
Soccer, basketball, t-ball and hockey transformed!
We’ve switched out equipment, altered some rules and
created some wacky sports that are great fun to play.
Tue, Dec 30 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . M9851A
New Year’s Dance Party
Bring your best dance moves, warm up your karaoke
voice, grab a glow necklace - we’re welcoming 2015 in
style!
Fri, Jan 2 10:00 AM-1:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M9951A
KIDS & TEENS
Touché! Intro to Fencing
(ages 2-5)
Hop, skip and jump! Throw a ball, toss a beanbag, dance
to the music! Little ones will stay active, have fun and
make friends as they wiggle their way to fitness. Zumba
participants: This class runs on the same eight week
schedule. Drop your little one off at their fitness class
and cross the hall to yours.
Eight 1-Hr Sessions $69.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . M9151A
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . M9251A
Zumba Participant Rate
Receive a reduced rate if you’ve signed up for an adult
Zumba program on the same dates/times!
$55.00 Per Child
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . M8951A
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . M9051A
Make Exercise Fun!
Kids will have fun while staying active and getting the exercise their bodies need with a visit to one of the
Park System’s playgrounds! Head to one of the following parks for fantastic outdoor playground fun:
Dorbrook Recreation Area, Colts Neck • Holmdel Park, Holmdel • Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
Mount Mitchill Scenic Overlook, Atlantic Highlands • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Long Branch
Shark River Park, Neptune • Tatum Park, Middletown • Thompson Park, Lincroft • Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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PA R E N T & C H I L D
Arts & Crafts
Animal Valentines
(ages 3-10, with adult)
Aren’t the best valentines handmade? Celebrate the
day making the cutest valentines with an animal theme!
Light refreshments served.
One 45-Min Session $9.00 Per Child
Fisherman’s Cove Act Ctr
Tue, Feb 10 4:00-4:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I0551A
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Thu, Feb 5 4:30-5:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I0451A
Ceramic Family Fun
(ages 8-17, with adult)
Spend quality together while creating beautiful ceramic
art. Choose from our large selection of pre-cast ceramic
pieces and we will show you the proper techniques to
finish and glaze them. Class includes group instruction,
glazes, underglazes and firings. Bisqueware/greenware
is to be purchased at the Creative Arts Center.
Seven 2-Hr Sessions $134.00 Parent/Child $50.00
Additional Sibling
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 26 6:30-8:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z2551X
Creative Clay Time
(ages 4-6, with adult)
Have fun learning about ceramic arts while creating
real pottery. Each week you will help your child make a
new work of art from clay. Class fee includes instruction,
clay and kiln firings.
Instructor: Janet Wollman
Four 45-Min Sessions $50.00 Parent/Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 10 1:30-2:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z2651A
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 10 3:45-4:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . Z2751A
Daddy-Daughter Holiday Bling
Boutique
(ages 4-10, with adult)
Create a sparkling jewelry gift for Mom, design the
wrapping paper and wrap your gift. Then enjoy
decorating - and eating - some holiday cookies.
One 1-Hr & 15-Min Session $30.00 Parent/Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm A (118)
Fri, Dec 12 6:00-7:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M8651A
Gingerbread Houses
(ages 3-8, with adult)
Start a treasured holiday tradition by creating a
gingerbread house with your child. Using graham
crackers to build the walls and lots of healthy
decorations (and yes, a little bit of candy too!), we make
this a project that is perfect for younger children.
One 1-Hr & 15-Min Session $17.00 Parent/Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sat, Dec 6 1:00-2:15 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z4751A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Wed, Dec 10 4:00-5:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z4851A
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sun, Dec 14 2:00-3:15 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z4951A
Glitter & Glue
(ages 3-5, with adult)
One of our most popular drop-ins has expanded! Enjoy
a series of four classes exploring all the designs you can
make with just glitter and glue.
Four 1-Hr Sessions $43.00 Parent/Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Mon, Jan 12-Feb 2 11:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . M6851A
Mon, Feb 16-Mar 9 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . M6951A
Hands-On Art
(ages 2-4, with adult)
Little hands will transform into stamps, stencils, toys
and more as we explore all the possibilities of handprint
art. Enjoy time with your tot as you investigate your
creative side together. Sessions will vary from those
previously offered.
Six 45-Min Sessions $52.00 Parent/Child $26.00
Additional Sibling
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 30-Mar 6 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . . A3151X
Fri, Jan 30-Mar 6 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . A3251X
54 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Messes & Masterpieces
Knights & Princesses Tea Party
Santa’s Cookie Plate
(ages 2 1/2-5, with adult)
Join us to create three special ornaments with your
child to deck out the Christmas tree. You’ll enjoy these
handmade keepsakes for seasons to come! Please bring
a smock.
One 1-Hr Session $16.00 Parent/Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Wed, Dec 3 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z7651A
Tue, Dec 9 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z7751A
(ages 4-6, with adult)
Calling all handsome shining knights and pretty
princesses! Join us for a royal hour of crafts and games
followed by a delicious cup of tea with a tasty snack. All
knights and princesses are encouraged to dress in their
royal best for this hour of fun and excitement. Parents
are required to assist their children during activities.
One 1-Hr Session $8.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Mon, Jan 26 3:30-4:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XB851A
Mon, Feb 23 3:30-4:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XB951A
Let’s Explore!
(ages 2-4, with adult)
Let your child play, create and get messy! This handson, fun class will stimulate your child’s senses, motor
skills and creativity. Each class offers a variety of tactile
media such as sand, water, playdough, shaving cream,
coffee grinds, etc.
Circle time activities will round out each class. Children
should wear play clothes and bring a smock if desired.
Sessions will vary from those previously offered.
Six 45-Min Sessions $52.00 Parent/Child $26.00
Additional Sibling
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Thu, Jan 29-Mar 5 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . A2951X
Thu, Jan 29-Mar 5 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . . . . A3051X
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Mon, Jan 26-Mar 2 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A1751X
Mon, Jan 26-Mar 2 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . A1851X
Tue, Jan 27-Mar 3 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . A2251X
Tue, Jan 27-Mar 3 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . . A2351X
Wed, Jan 28-Mar 4 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A2651X
Wed, Jan 28-Mar 4 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . A2751X
Sun, Feb 1-Mar 8 11:15 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . A2851X
Henry Hudson Trail Craft Room Act Ctr
Mon, Jan 26-Mar 2 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A1551X
Mon, Jan 26-Mar 2 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . A1651X
Manasquan Res Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 27-Mar 3 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . A2451X
Tue, Jan 27-Mar 3 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . . A2551X
Pre-registration
(ages 18 months-3 years, with adult)
Spark your child’s imagination while exploring colors,
textures, paint, glitter, glue and more. Experience
seasons and holidays together through stories, music
and art. Please wear old clothes or bring a smock.
Four 45-Min Sessions $45.00 Parent/Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 4 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . M7251A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 11 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . M7351A
PA R E N T & C H I L D
Holiday Ornaments
(ages 5-8, with adult)
The night before Christmas put Santa’s cookies on a
special plate of your own design. Class includes ceramic
plate, glazes and firings. Plate will be kiln fired and
ready for pick-up the following week.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $23.00 Parent/Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sat, Dec 6 3:00-4:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z5351A
Santa’s Reindeer Return
(ages 3-8, with adult)
Need to help Santa’s reindeer find your home this
holiday season? At the Creative Arts Center, we will
make a craft that will do just that! Join us for hot
chocolate and make a bag of special magic reindeer
dust: “Sprinkle on the lawn at night, The moon will
make it sparkle bright, As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
This will guide them to your home.”
One 45-Min Session $8.00 Per Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sun, Dec 14 1:00-1:45 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z3551A
Sculpt a Snowman
(ages 4-7, with adult)
In spirit of the snowy, winter weather, join us inside
the warmth of the Creative Arts Center. Construct a
snowman sculpture with your child to cherish long
after the snow melts. You will spend quality, fun time
together learning clay hand-building techniques and
painting and decorating your snowman. Projects will be
kiln fired and ready for pick-up 2 weeks after workshop.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $25.00 Parent/Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Sat, Jan 24 12:30-2:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z6851A
Sat, Jan 24 3:30-5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z6751A
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
55
PA R E N T & C H I L D
Splatter!
(ages 2-5, with adult)
Our brushes will never touch the paper! Enjoy some
messy art fun as we flick, fling and drip paint to create
our masterpieces. Dress in play clothes or bring a smock.
One 1-Hr Session $43.00 Parent/Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 4 10:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . . . M8751A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 11 10:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . M8851A
Stamp ‘n’ Paint
(ages 18 months-2 years, with adult)
Ever wonder if broccoli could be used as a paintbrush?
Have you painted with an apple slice? We’ll turn
everyday objects and vegetables into stamps we use to
create our own artistic designs.
Four 1-Hr Sessions $35.00 Parent/Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 5 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . M7851A
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 12 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . M7951A
Sweetheart Plate
(ages 4-8, with adult)
Join us at the Creative Arts Center to craft a special
plate for a special someone! In this class, you and your
child will work together to make, paint, and decorate a
one-of-a-kind clay plate for your valentine. Pieces will
be kiln fired and ready for pick up 2 weeks later.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $25.00 Parent/Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Thu, Jan 22 4:00-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z9251A
Valentines
(ages 3-5, with adult)
This Valentine’s Day, spend some treasured time with
your child crafting handmade cards. These unique,
personal cards will really show your love to your friends
and family. All materials included and participants will
leave with three one-of-a-kind valentines.
Instructor: Janet Wollman
One 45-Min Session $19.00 Parent/Child
Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center
Thu, Feb 5 1:00-1:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Z7051A
Vincent Van Dough
(ages 2-3, with parent)
Create and play with an almost endless variety of
playdoughs. Budding artists will mix, knead, shape and
sculpt to their heart’s content as they experience new
“recipes” each week.
Four 1-Hr Sessions $45.00 Parent/Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Thu, Jan 15-Feb 5 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . . .M8451A
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 12 9:30-10:30 AM. . . . . . . . M8551A
Will You Be My Valentine?
(ages 4-6, with adult)
Grab your little sweetheart and join us for a Valentine’s
Day to remember. Put your creativity to work as you
make a special Valentine’s Day project, enjoy the
warmth of the fire, dance with your sweetheart, nibble
s’mores and sip hot chocolate.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $12.00 Parent/Child $6.00
Additional Sibling
Manasquan Res Program Room 1 Vis Ctr
Sat, Feb 7 2:30-4:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U0751X
Give your child a birthday party
they’ll remember for years to come!
The Park System offers a wide variety of birthday
parties that will keep your group entertained and
excited with games and activities of your choosing.
For more information, visit us online or call
732-842-4000, ext. 4312, to receive a copy of
our Birthday Party brochure.
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
56 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Wee Can Cook
(ages 2 1/2-5, with adult)
Chop, roll, measure, spread, mix, toss and pour are
what your kids will be doing in the kitchen! Create
yummy, fun, hands-on cooking projects and listen to
food-related stories! Activities may include baking,
assembling and more. Bring an apron if you have one.
Recipes will vary from those previously offered. Please
Note: Children must be fully potty trained.
Weekday Edition
(ages 2 1/2-3 1/2, with adult)
Four 1-Hr Sessions $44.00 Parent/Child $20.00
Additional Sibling
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 20-Feb 10 9:15-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A8351X
Thu, Jan 22-Feb 12 9:15-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . . A8551X
Fri, Jan 23-Feb 13 9:15-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . A8751X
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 10 9:15-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . A8451X
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 12 9:15-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . A8651X
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 13 9:15-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A8851X
Tue, Mar 17-Apr 21 9:15-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . A1152X
No class 3/31 & 4/7
Thu, Mar 19-Apr 23 9:15-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . A1252X
No class 4/2 & 4/9
Fri, Mar 20-Apr 24 9:15-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A1352X
No class 4/3 & 4/10
Weekend Edition
(ages 3-5, with adult)
Four 1-Hr Sessions $44.00 Parent/Child $20.00
Additional Sibling
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Sun, Jan 25-Feb 15 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . A8051X
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . A8151X
Sun, Mar 22-Apr 26 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . A0952X
No class 4/5 & 4/12
Education & Enrichment
Keyboard Beginnings Music
(ages 5-7, with adult)
Share the fun of learning how to play and read music for
the keyboard with your child in a relaxed and positive
setting through musical games and ear training. Lessons
will incorporate xylophones, rhythm instruments, and
autoharps to teach rhythm and harmony. Each child
will have a keyboard to use during class and learn to
play several songs. Collaborative learning and bonding
between parent and child is a great benefit of this class.
As such, parents are asked not to bring siblings to the
class. A fee of $25 for CD/book payable to the instructor
on the first day of class.
Instructor & Composer: Judy Kagel
Ten 1-Hr Sessions $145.00 Parent/Child $70.00
Additional Sibling
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Mon, Jan 26-Apr 20 4:15-5:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . A6351X
No class 2/16, 3/30 & 4/6
PA R E N T & C H I L D
Culinary Arts
Super Science
(ages 4-6, with adult)
Curiosity makes great scientists and preschoolers are
bursting with it! Children will explore various science
topics such as plants, magnets, buoyancy and chemical
reactions through hands-on experiments, stories and
activities.
Six 45-Min Sessions $57.00 Per Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Fri, Jan 30-Mar 6 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . A3551A
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 28-Mar 4 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. . . . . A3451A
Sun, Feb 1-Mar 8 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . A3351A
Horticulture
Drop-In Surprise Story Time
(ages 3-8, with adult)
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
On the first Saturday of each month, join us for a
reading from a nature or garden-related book. If
it’s cold or rainy we’ll be inside the Horticultural
Center, but if it’s fair we will be out in the garden. A
clue at the entrance will lead you to the secret spot!
11:00-11:45 AM on Saturdays, December 6,
January 3 & February 7
Cost: Free!
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Garden Together - Winter
(ages 3-5, with adult)
While winter swirls outdoors, children will enjoy time
with their special adult and learn about nature and
garden life through a variety of indoor gardening and
craft activities.
Five 1-Hr Sessions $45.00 Parent/Child
Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Center
Fri, Feb 6-Mar 6 10:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . IM851A
Nature
Beach Party in the Winter
(ages 3-5, with adult)
It’s cold outside, but who says we can’t go to the beach?
Search for shells, make sandy crafts and even go fishing!
One 45-Min Session $8.50 Parent/Child $4.00
2nd Child
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Wed, Jan 14 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1951X
Sun, Jan 18 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I2051X
Bunny Buddies
(ages 3-6, with adult)
Your child will love learning about bunnies with games,
songs, a craft and of course, a real bunny!
One 45-Min Session $8.50 Per Child
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sun, Jan 25 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I0751A
Flip Side!
(ages 3-5, with adult)
It’s winter here, but in the southern hemisphere, the
flora and fauna are enjoying the sizzling summer sun!
Explore what’s happening on the flip side of the planet.
Each week we’ll discover some fun facts, read stories,
and sing songs about the wildlife in exotic places like
Madagascar and Australia.
Four 1-Hr Sessions $36.00 Per Child
Huber Wds South Farm
Wed, Feb 4-25 10:00-11:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . IMU51A
Groundhog Day Celebration
(ages 3-5, with adult)
This week is all about groundhogs! Some animals
actually predict the weather. Are groundhogs among
these? We’ll find out! We’ll learn other fascinating
groundhog facts as we share some stories, make a craft
and, weather-permitting, take a walk.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $10.00 Parent/Child
Huber Wds South Farm
Mon, Feb 2 10:00-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IMZ51A
Hungry Birds!
(ages 5 and up, with adult)
Have fun creating simple decorative treats to attract
many beautiful birds into our yards. We’ll also make
hummingbird feeders and learn when to expect these
little jewels this spring!
One 1-Hr Session $10.50 Per Child
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sat, Jan 24 2:30-3:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I0651A
It’s Beary Fun!
(ages 18 months-3 years, with adult)
Get ready for some beary good fun! Story, craft and play
are all about bears that your toddler will love. Bring your
child’s favorite Teddy Bear and blankie. A light snack is
served.
One 45-Min Session $8.00 Per Child
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Thu, Dec 4 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I0951A
Sun, Feb 15 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I1051A
Magic Reindeer Fun!
(ages 4-7, with adult)
Reindeers have special magic this time of year. So let’s
have some reindeer fun just in time for Santa! Enjoy
reindeer crafts, games and make a yummy treat with
your child.
One 1-Hr Session $8.50 Per Child
Dorbrook Rec Area Prog Bldg
Tue, Dec 9 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I0151A
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sun, Dec 14 11:00 AM-12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . I0351A
Santasaurus Holiday Celebration
(ages 5-10, with adult)
Let’s prepare for the upcoming holidays with some
dinosaur flair. Participants will listen to the story “The
Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas” by Anne Muecke,
sing classic holiday songs rewritten dino style, play
games and create some prehistoric animal decorations
to take home.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $12.00 Parent/Child $7.00
Additional Person
Huber Wds South Farm
Sat, Dec 6 10:00-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN451A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm B (119)
Sat, Dec 6 2:00-3:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IN651X
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(ages 3-5, with adult)
What would it be like to hibernate? Would YOU like to
hibernate? Come learn why and how animals hibernate.
We’ll do a craft and, weather permitting, we’ll go on a
short walk.
One 1-Hr Session $10.00 Parent/Child
Huber Wds South Farm
Tue, Dec 2 10:00-11:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IMJ51A
Wild Animal Valentines!
(ages 3-10, with adult)
Animals like Valentine’s Day too! Come have fun at
the Holmdel Park Activity Center and make an edible
valentine for our woodland creatures. Take a nature
walk to feed the animals their valentines (weather
permitting). Light refreshments served.
One 1-Hr Session $12.00 Parent/Child $5.00
Additional Person
Holmdel Pk Act Ctr
Sat, Feb 14 10:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IMD51X
Sat, Feb 14 1:00-2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IME51X
Winter Sandcastles
(ages 3-5, with adult)
Longing for summer? Missing the beach? Visit with
the sea creatures at Seven Presidents and stay warm
and dry. Make sandcastles with sandclay that will last
forever. Come and have fun in January at the beach!
One 1-Hr Session $12.00 Parent/Child $5.00
Additional Person
Seven Presidents Pk Activity Center Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 13 10:00-11:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IM651X
Thu, Jan 29 10:00-11:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IM751X
Winter Songbirds
(ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult)
Many of our songbirds stay with us through the winter.
See a short presentation featuring these hardy winter
residents as well as some winter visitors. Then we will
watch and see what birds frequent the Huber Woods
feeders before making a feeder you can take home to
bring these beautiful birds closer to your window.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $10.00 Per Child
Huber Wds Env Ctr
Sat, Jan 31 2:00-3:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKG51A
Winter Story and Snowflake Treats
(ages 4-6, with adult)
Come enjoy a story about animals in the winter and
make special snowflakes that are sweet enough to eat!
One 1-Hr Session $8.00 Parent/Child $5.00 2nd Child
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sat, Dec 27 2:00-3:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3251X
Seven Presidents Pk Activity Center Act Ctr
Sun, Jan 11 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3351X
Turkey Swamp Pk Shelter Bldg
Thu, Jan 22 4:30-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I3451X
PA R E N T & C H I L D
Sleepy Time
Winter Tales and Snowy Trails
(ages 3-5, with adult)
It’s cold! Many of our critters have gone south or into
hibernation. But there’s still plenty of excitement in our
natural winter surroundings! Four sessions will focus
on different winter inspired themes through stories
and crafts. Come dressed for the weather for a short
exploration outdoors!
Four 1-Hr Sessions $36.00 Parent/Child
Huber Wds South Farm
Tue, Jan 6-27 10:00-11:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . IMR51A
Outdoor Adventures
Hiking Adventures - A Toddler’s
Perspective
(ages 1-5, with adult)
Enjoy some fresh air with your toddler this fall while
wandering the trails of your county parks. These short
hikes are intended for little legs and short attention
spans. We recommend front or back carriers for nonwalkers or those who tire easily. Bring a healthy
snack and beverage. Each hike will have fun activities
included, as well as a great park keepsake. Actual hiking
time and distance will vary with the group’s stamina.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $13.50 Parent/Child $4.00
Additional Sibling
Winter Pond View Hike
Enjoy the serenity of the forest in the crisp fall area as
you wander around the trail.
Holmdel Pk Shelter Bldg
Thu, Dec 4 10:00-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W3751X
Frosty Reservoir Trails
See what the Environmental Center trails have to offer
this time of year. Finish up in the cozy warmth of the
Environmental Center exploring indoors.
Manasquan Res Env Ctr
Sat, Dec 13 10:00-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W3851X
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Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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Hiking Adventures - A Toddler’s Perspective...
Marshy Walk Meander
Meander through the woods and along the stream
while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine!
Thompson Pk Old Orchard Parking Lot
Tue, Dec 16 10:00-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W3951X
Winter Wonderland Hike
Enjoy Turkey Swamp Park during the quiet time and see
what nature has in store this winter.
Turkey Swamp Pk Shelter Bldg
Sat, Jan 10 10:00-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4051X
Dorbrook Winter Wander
Wander the paved trails of Dorbrook this winter season
before heading indoors for hot chocolate and crafts.
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Fri, Jan 16 10:00-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4151X
Winter Discovery Hike
Wander and discover winter’s wonders at Huber Woods.
Huber Wds Env Ctr
Thu, Jan 22 10:00-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4251X
Filly Run Winter Ramble
Wander the old horse track this winter season while
enjoying the crisp winter air.
Thompson Pk Filly Run Parking Lot
Sat, Feb 7 10:00-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4351X
Holly Trail Hike
Explore the Holly Trail this winter season and see what
you can find.
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Feb 12 10:00-11:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4451X
Winter Pond and Forest Exploration
Enjoy Shark River Park during the winter season
wandering the forest trails and pond edges.
Shark River Pk Shelter Bldg
Wed, Feb 25 10:00-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4551X
Indoor Winter Campfire
(ages 5-8, with adult)
Campfire indoors you say? How do we do that? Join
us and see how you can turn your indoor area into a
campfire setting. We will tell stories, sing songs and
have a snack sitting by the virtual “campfire”.
One 1-Hr & 30-Min Session $15.00 Parent/Child $6.00
Additional Person
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Beech Room
Fri, Dec 12 5:00-6:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4651X
Fri, Jan 16 5:00-6:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W4751X
Play Group
All Together Now!
(ages 1-5, with adult)
Have a great time as you work together with your
children to create a hands-on craft project and then
join in some silly games using music and movement.
Six 45-Min Sessions $48.00 Mom & 2 children $24.00
Additional Sibling
Dorbrook Rec Area Prog Bldg
Thu, Jan 29-Mar 5 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . A3951X
Thu, Jan 29-Mar 5 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . A4051X
Baby Boomers
(ages 6 months-18 months, with adult)
Babies develop socialization skills and togetherness
with mom or dad through fun-filled activities including
sing-a-longs, specialized play equipment and circle
time. Parents learn songs to share with their babies at
home. Mom or dad will meet new people and have
fun in a program designed for babies that are not yet
walking.
Five 45-Min Sessions $50.00 Parent/Child
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . X7351A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . X7451A
Two Session Discount
Register for two sessions and receive a discount.
Ten 45-Min Sessions $85.00 Parent/Child
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 20 9:15-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . X7551A
No class 2/13
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(ages 2 months-4 years, with adult)
Dancing Bears Music is an early childhood music and
movement program your child will love. Each class is
a world of discovery and adventure within a nurturing
environment full of energy, imagination, music, dancing
and playful delight. A materials fee of $25 is payable to
instructor on first day of class.
Eight 45-Min Sessions $96.00 Parent/Child $70.00
Additional Sibling
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A9151X
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 2 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . A9251X
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 28 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A7851X
Sat, Jan 10-Feb 28 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . . . . A9051X
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . A9351X
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 4 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . A9451X
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 27 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . A7651X
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 27 10:30-11:15 AM . . . . . . . . . . A7751X
Miss Melissa’s Aardvarks
(ages 6 months-5 years, with adult)
Music for Aardvark classes was developed to enhance
early childhood development. Each class is packed with
bells, drums, shakers, sticks, and original music from
Jack’s Big Music Show! As the teacher plays guitar, the
children sing and dance with parent’s participation to
the coolest children’s musical experience ever. A $40
materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of
class.
Ten 45-Min Sessions $160.00 Parent/Child $105.00
2nd Child $85.00 Additional Sibling
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm C (120)
Wed, Jan 14-Mar 18 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. . . AAC51X
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 16 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . AAB51X
Mon, Jan 12-Mar 16 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . AAA51X
Fri, Jan 16-Mar 20 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . . AA551X
Fri, Jan 16-Mar 20 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . . . AA751X
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 13-Mar 17 9:30-10:15 AM . . . . . . . . AA851X
Tue, Jan 13-Mar 17 10:30-11:15 AM. . . . . . . AA951X
Pre-registration
Moms Plus Two
(ages 1 month-5 years, with adult; one age 2 & under &
one age 3 & up)
Bring both children to a class everyone will love! Each
class will start with group together time, and then the
older sibling will work on an independent craft activity
while moms will enjoy a separate activity with the
younger siblings. The class will wrap up with together
time.
Six 45-Min Sessions $54.00 Mom & 2 children $30.00
Additional Sibling
Dorbrook Rec Area Prog Bldg
Tue, Jan 27-Mar 3 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . A3651X
Thu, Jan 29-Mar 5 9:00-9:45 AM . . . . . . . . . . . A3751X
Fri, Jan 30-Mar 6 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . . A3851X
PA R E N T & C H I L D
Dancing Bears Music
Morning Playtime Plus Two
(ages 11 months-3 yrs, with adult)
Don’t split your children and your time between two
different Morning Playtime classes. Both you and your
children will build creativity, confidence and lifelong
friendships through exercise, music, themed activities
and use of specialized play equipment in the class.
Your children will learn and develop as they play with
tunnels, mini-trampoline, ribbon sticks, bells, and
parachute.
Five 45-Min Sessions $60.00 Mom & 2 children
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 4 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . X6451A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 18 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . X6551A
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 5 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . X6651A
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 19 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . X6751A
Two Session Discount
Register for two sessions and receive a discount.
Ten 45-Min Sessions $105.00 Mom & 2 children
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 18 11:00-11:45 AM . . . . . . . . X6851A
No class 2/11
Thu, Jan 8-Mar 19 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . X6951A
No class 2/12
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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(ages 9 months-3 years, with adult)
What better way to start your day than by sharing some
special time with your child? You and your child will
build creativity, confidence and lifelong friendships
through exercise, music, themed activities and use of
specialized play equipment. Your child will learn and
develop as they play with tunnels, mini-trampoline,
ribbon sticks, bells, and parachute. Please Note: Children
must be walking to take this class. New! Register for two
sessions at the same time & receive a discount.
Stage 1
(ages 9 months-18 months, with adult)
Five 45-Min Sessions $50.00 Parent/Child
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 3 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . X5251A
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 17 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . X5351A
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 4 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . X5451A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 18 9:15-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . X5551A
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 5 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . X5651A
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 19 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . X5751A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . X5851A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . X5951A
Register for two sessions at the same time & receive a
discount.
Ten 45-Min Sessions $85.00 Parent/Child
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Mar 17 9:15-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . X6051A
No class 2/10
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 18 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . X6151A
No class 2/11
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Mar 19 9:15-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . X6251A
No class 2/12
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 20 9:15-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . X6351A
No class 2/13
Stage 2
(ages 18 months-2 years, with adult)
Five 45-Min Sessions $50.00 Parent/Child
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 3 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . X1351A
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 17 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . X1451A
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 3 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . X1551A
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 17 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . X1651A
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 4 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . X1751A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 18 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . X1851A
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 4 9:15-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . . . . X1951A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 18 9:15-10:00 AM . . . . . . . . X2051A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . X2151A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . X2251A
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . X2351A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . X3051A
Register for two sessions at the same time & receive a
discount.
Ten 45-Min Sessions $85.00 Parent/Child
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Mar 17 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . X2451A
No class 2/10
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Mar 17 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . X2551A
No class 2/10
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 18 9:15-10:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . X2651A
No class 2/11
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 18 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . X2751A
No class 2/11
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 20 11:00-11:45 AM . . . . . . . . . . X2851A
No class 2/13
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 20 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . . X2951A
No class 2/13
Stage 3
Five 45-Min Sessions $50.00 Parent/Child
(ages 2-3 years, with adult)
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 3 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . X3151A
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 17 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . X3251A
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Feb 3 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . X3351A
(ages 2-4, with adult)
Tue, Feb 17-Mar 17 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . X3451A
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 4 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . X3551A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 18 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . X3651A
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Wed, Jan 7-Feb 4 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . X3751A
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 18 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . X3851A
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 5 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . X3951A
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 19 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . X4051A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . X4151A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . X4251A
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Morning Playtime
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . X4351A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . X4451A
Register for two sessions at the same time & receive a
discount.
Ten 45-Min Sessions $85.00 Parent/Child
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Mar 17 11:00-11:45 AM . . . . . . . . . X4551A
No class 2/10
Henry Hudson Trail Act Ctr
Tue, Jan 6-Mar 17 11:00-11:45 AM . . . . . . . . . X4651A
No class 2/10
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 18 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . X4751A
No class 2/11
Thompson Pk Vis Ctr Tulip Room
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 18 11:00-11:45 AM . . . . . . . . X4851A
No class 2/11
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Mar 19 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . X4951A
No class 2/12
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Prog Rm D (121)
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 20 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . . X5051A
No class 2/13
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Mar 20 11:00-11:45 AM . . . . . . . . . . X5151A
No class 2/13
My Morning Playtime
(ages 3-4)
Our most active Playtime class for preschoolers ready
for a little independence. After a brief parent/child
free-play time with our tunnels, trampolines, and
other specialized play equipment, class will progress to
themed and movement activities for the children in the
class.
Five 45-Min Sessions $50.00 Per Child
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Feb 5 12:00-12:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . X7051A
Thu, Feb 19-Mar 19 12:00-12:45 PM. . . . . . . . X7151A
Register for two sessions at the same time & receive a
discount.
Ten 45-Min Sessions $85.00 Per Child
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Thu, Jan 8-Mar 19 12:00-12:45 PM . . . . . . . . . X7251A
No class 2/12
Pre-registration
Parent and Child Backyard Game
Night
(ages 5-10, with adult)
It’s time for you and your child to work together! Play
backyard games like Cornhole, KanJam, Ladderball and
Washers against other parent/child duos. After playing
games, refreshments and light snacks will be served. A
great time to meet new friends!
One 2-Hr Session $25.00 Adult & Junior $10.00
Additional Sibling
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Thu, Jan 22 6:00-8:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U0851X
PA R E N T & C H I L D
Morning Playtime Continued...
Superheroes in Training
(ages 3-5)
Let your child’s imagination run wild as they unleash
their inner superhero! They will soar, climb, jump,
run and most importantly have fun! Exciting games
and activities are designed to build confidence and
independence as well as encourage teamwork and
problem-solving skills. This unique program will feature
a different superhero every week. All your child needs
are sneakers and a superhero spirit!
Five 45-Min Sessions $65.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
Sun, Jan 11-Feb 8 1:30-2:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . XC951A
Sun, Jan 11-Feb 8 2:30-3:15 PM. . . . . . . . . . . XCA51A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 22 1:30-2:15 PM . . . . . . . . . . XCB51A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 22 2:30-3:15 PM . . . . . . . . . . XCC51A
Sports & Fitness
Family Football Fun
(ages 6-9, with adult)
Complete the gauntlet of football drills, challenges and
games together as a family! Conclude the day with a
short flag football game between all the children.
One 1-Hr Session $15.00 Parent/Child $8.00
Additional Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Outdoor Area
Sat, Dec 13 10:30-11:30 AM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U2351X
The American Heart Association recommends
children age 2 and older should participate in
at least 60 minutes of enjoyable, moderateintensity physical activities every day that are
developmentally appropriate and varied.
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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PA R E N T & C H I L D
Family Skate Date
(ages 7 and up, under 18 with adult)
Come and see the Fort Monmouth facility as we turn it
into an old school roller rink. Enjoy music and groove
your way around the gym. Afterwards, quench your
thirst and enjoy foosball, air hockey and billiards. Parent
must accompany child. Inline skates and helmets
provided: sizes 1-12 or bring your own.
One 2-Hr Session $8.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Wed, Feb 4 4:00-6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U1551A
Sat, Feb 7 5:00-7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U1651A
Hat Trick Hockey - Mites
(age 3, with adult)
The first period of a fun start in sports. Mites wear
sneakers, not skates, and use specially designed soft
equipment. Parent assistance during classes is required.
The only equipment you should bring is a camera.
Four 45-Min Sessions $52.00 Parent/Child
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
Sat, Jan 17-Feb 7 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . . XDQ51A
Need to sign up for a program?
Looking for something to
do this weekend?
Ready to explore something new?
Head to our website where you’ll find:
• Program Registration
• This Weekend in the Parks
• Park System Volunteer Information
• Details on Upcoming Special Events
• What’s Happening in Nature
• Information on Facilities Like Playgrounds,
Environmental Centers & Room Rentals
• Birthday Party Information
• Park Information (did you know the Park
System manages over 30 locations?)
• And so much more!
Visit today at
www.monmouthcountyparks.com!
Kids Kixx Soccer - Pee Wee
(ages 2 1/2-3, with adult)
Have fun, play soccer - in that order. The basic concepts
of soccer will be taught through games, demonstrations
and modified drills. Small classes are designed to
exercise and encourage. Parent assistance is required.
Four 45-Min Sessions $50.00 Parent/Child
Indoor Season 1
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 4 4:00-4:45 PM . . . . . . . . . . . X7751A
Wed, Jan 14-Feb 4 5:00-5:45 PM . . . . . . . . . . . X7851A
Sat, Jan 17-Feb 7 9:00-9:45 AM . . . . . . . . . . . XA651A
Sun, Jan 18-Feb 8 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . X7951A
Sun, Jan 18-Feb 8 11:00-11:45 AM . . . . . . . . . X8051A
Sun, Jan 18-Feb 8 12:00-12:45 PM . . . . . . . . . X8151A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Sun, Jan 18-Feb 8 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . . XDJ51A
Sun, Jan 18-Feb 8 11:00-11:45 AM . . . . . . . . . X8351A
Indoor Season 2
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Wed, Feb 18-Mar 11 4:00-4:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . X8451A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 9:00-9:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . XAN51A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 2:00-2:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . X8551A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 3:00-3:45 PM. . . . . . . . . . . X8651A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . X8751A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . X8851A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 12:00-12:45 PM. . . . . . . . X8951A
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 9:00-9:45 AM. . . . . . . . . . . X9051A
Sat, Feb 21-Mar 14 10:00-10:45 AM . . . . . . . . X9151A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . XDK51A
Sun, Feb 22-Mar 15 11:00-11:45 AM. . . . . . . . X9251A
Parent and Child Gymnastics
(ages 2-3, with adult)
Spend time with your children away from home; come
work together in gymnastics! You will assist your
children on the apparatus in basic gymnastics training.
You will be notified prior to the start of the class with
the exact time. Morning classes are available.
Shrewsbury Gymnastics School, Broad Street,
Shrewsbury
$36.00 Parent/Child
Fri, Jan 9-23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M3951A
$48.00 Parent/Child
Fri, Jan 30-Feb 20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M4051A
All American Gymnastics, Cindy Lane, Ocean
$48.00 Parent/Child
Sat, Jan 3-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M5151A
Sat, Feb 7-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M5251A
64 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Wee Sports
(ages 2 1/2-3, with adult)
Parent and child will have fun learning fundamental
sports skills in a safe, non-competitive environment.
Children will improve coordination and motor skills
while learning general sports skills through active
games and challenges. General skills covered include
throwing, catching and kicking. Parent participation is
required.
Five 45-Min Sessions $50.00 Parent/Child
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . X0751A
Fri, Jan 9-Feb 6 11:30 AM-12:15 PM . . . . . . . . X0851A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 9:30-10:15 AM. . . . . . . . . . X0951A
Fri, Feb 20-Mar 20 11:30 AM-12:15 PM . . . . . X1051A
PA R E N T & C H I L D
SportsCenter
(age 3-6, with adult)
49% of children participating in organized sports
do not have the minimum motor skills necessary to
be successful. Let’s change that! Children will have
the opportunity to rotate through the sport skills
stations at their own pace, at their own level to achieve
their own personal success. Try all the stations with
developmentally appropriate activities and equipment.
Build your child’s confidence and motor skills in a
unique learning environment for your unique child.
Finally! A low cost, low commitment introduction to
organized sports.
One 55-Min Session $10.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Gym B
Floor Hockey
Stations will include shooting, passing and stickhandling.
Sat, Jan 24 12:00-12:55 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XDR51A
Soccer
Stations will include dribbling, passing, and shooting.
Sat, Feb 7 12:00-12:55 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XDS51A
Make a Difference!
Volunteers have many different roles throughout the Park System.
In 2011, 1,088 people filled 1,726 positions and gave 24,162 hours to the Park System. Some act as
gardeners, historic site interpreters, and program leaders while others contribute to the success of
events like Earth Day, Creatures of the Night, and the E. Murray Todd Half-Marathon. Trail volunteers
regularly lend a hand doing trail maintenance activities from March through December.
Help out in the parks and meet new people at the same time by joining the Park System’s volunteer team.
For more information on becoming a volunteer, visit us at
www.monmouthcountyparks.com
or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312.
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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SPECIAL NEEDS
Inclusion Services
It is the philosophy of the Monmouth County Park System to provide reasonable
accommodations for individuals with disabilities (who meet minimum eligibility
requirements - with or without accommodation - documented for the specific program)
to participate in Park System programs with their non-disabled peers. It is our intent
to provide a safe, successful and enjoyable experience for all.
For more information, contact Lauren at 732-460-1167, ext. 24.
Monmouth County Recreation
Activity Center
(ages 22 and up, w/cognitive & neurological impairments)
Our affectionately nicknamed “MCRAC” program for
adults with developmental disabilities continues this
winter starting on January 5th. We will be busy forming
friendships, working on arts and crafts, taking mini
trips/tours, and getting some physical activity. Some
paperwork is required for new participants prior to
attending. Please call Justin at 732-460-1167, ext. 22,
for pricing information.
Art Club
(ages 16 and up, with special needs)
Participants can move beyond their challenges through
avenues of artistic expression. This club offers time for
socialization, creative stimulation and building self
confidence through the use of color and form with
support and positive feedback. Participants have the
opportunity to utilize skills and techniques introduced
in previous sessions. From printmaking to sculpture,
mixed media and found art, the club members
will explore many avenues of creative expression.
Participants must be able to work in a 1:4 ratio of
instructor to participant.
Four 2-Hr Sessions $65.00 Per Person
Sunnyside Rec Area EC Program Room 1
Sat, Jan 31-Mar 14 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. . . . . V0351A
Class meets 1/31, 2/14, 2/28 & 3/14.
Drama Troupe
(ages 13 and up, with special needs)
Are you a budding actor or actress? Do you like to play
pretend? Come join us! We will be singing, acting out
skits, and putting on our own performance for family
and friends to see. Family performance will take place
during the final session.
Twelve 1-Hr Sessions $102.00 Per Person
Tatum Pk Red Hill Act Ctr
Wed, Jan 7-Mar 25 6:00-7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . D1751A
For the Love of Music!
(ages 12-16, with Asperger’s Syndrome)
Looking for pre-teens and teens with High Functioning
Autism who love to sing! Participants should be able to
follow easy-to-read lyrics and other basic instructions.
Popular and fun songs will be included, ranging
anywhere from Bach to Springsteen! Participants
should be able to work in a 1:8 staff to student ratio.
Questions? Call 848-456-4278, ext 1#.
Eight 45-Min Sessions $80.00 Per Person
Fort Monmouth Rec Ctr Group Fitness Room
Sat, Feb 14-Apr 4 10:00-10:45 AM. . . . . . . . . MA051A
66 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Old Time “Drive-In” Movie Night
We will be taking a trip down memory lane
by having a “Drive-In” movie night. A movie
will be projected against a wall and popcorn,
candy, and other snacks will be served. Please
bring a beach chair, blanket, or something to
sit on! Please eat dinner before arrival, as a full
meal will not be served.
One 2-Hr Session $18.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Fri, Feb 20 7:00-9:00 PM........... D1251A
Dinner & a Movie
Join us for a fun night out with your friends! We
will be meeting at Friday’s in the Monmouth
Mall parking lot; pick up will be at the AMC
Movie Theatre across the parking lot. Please
bring $30 for meal and movie ticket. You will
be notified of the movie selection the week of
the event.
One 4-Hr & 45-Min Session $18.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Activity Center Parking Lot
Fri, Jan 9 5:15-10:00 PM........... D0951A
Italian Feast
Tonight we will be staying in and preparing
some delicious Italian food! We will be making
several different dishes and then sample them
all. Bring your culinary skills and appetite!
One 2-Hr Session $18.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Vis Ctr
Fri, Jan 23 7:00-9:00 PM........... D1051A
Trip to the Adventure Aquarium
Join us as we travel to spend a day viewing
some unique aquatic creatures at the
Adventure Aquarium in Camden! We will be
eating lunch at the aquarium cafeteria. Please
bring $40 to cover the cost of admission and
lunch.
One 5-Hr & 30-Min Session $18.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Sat, Feb 7 10:00 AM-3:30 PM....... D1151A
Inclement Weather Date 2/14
Monster Mini Golf and Pizza!
Tonight we will be traveling to a pizzeria to
have dinner and then onto Monster Mini Golf
for a fun night with friends! Please bring $25
to cover the cost of a round of mini golf, game
tokens, and dinner.
One 4-Hr & 30-Min Session $18.00 Per Person
Dorbrook Rec Area Act Ctr
Fri, Dec 12 5:30-10:00 PM.......... D0851A
Pre-registration
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
SPECIAL NEEDS
Night Out
(ages 16 and up, with special needs)
Night Out is an evening social program for teens and adults with special needs. Drop-offs and pick-ups will
be at the Dorbrook Recreation Area, unless otherwise noted. Participants must be able to function in at
least a 1:3 staff to participant ratio. Please call Justin at 732-460-1167, ext. 22, for more information.
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TRIPS
Hop on board and take a trip with us!
NYC Shopping Spree
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Spend the day shopping on 5th Avenue in mid-town
Manhattan. You will be on your own for the day to
explore, dine or shop. Drop-off and pick-up will be in
the vicinity of Rockefeller Center. Rain or shine.
$35.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Sun, Dec 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A0451A
Board: 8:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . Return: 5:00 PM (approx)
Matinee Wednesday
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
Always wanted to see a Broadway show? This is the
ticket. You will be dropped off near the TKTS facility to
choose your theatrical venue. The day is yours to do
as you wish: shop, sight-see, dine or see a show. Fee
includes transportation and Park System leader.
One 10-Hr & 30-Min Session $35.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Wed, Dec 10 8:30 AM-7:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . A0551A
Winter Birding Expeditions
(ages 16 and up)
Rare and unexpected birds visit New Jersey every
winter. Join our day-long adventures to state-wide
destinations determined by recent “hotline” reports.
Participants should bring binoculars, lunch, and warm
clothes. Transportation will be via mini-bus.
One 9-Hr & 30-Min Session $39.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Wed, Dec 17 8:00 AM-5:30 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . IK951A
Wed, Jan 14 8:00 AM-5:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKA51A
Wed, Feb 11 8:00 AM-5:30 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKB51A
American Museum of Natural History
(all ages, under 18 with adult)
With the Rose Center for Earth and Space, four floors of
exhibits including the popular “Butterfly Conservatory”,
the IMAX theatre, and gift shop, there is something for
everyone! Contributions for museum and Rose Center
admission are payable at the entrance. Fee includes bus
transportation and Park System leader only.
$35.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Sat, Feb 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AAH51A
Board: 8:30 AM. . . . . . . . . . Return: 5:00 PM (approx)
Museum of Modern Art-”Bjork”
(all ages)
A retrospective of the multi-faceted work of composer,
musician and artist Bjork. Her collaborations with
video directors, photographers, fashion designers and
artists will be featured. The exhibition culminates with
an immersive music and film experience. Trip includes
transportation and group leader only.
One 8-Hr & 15-Min Session $35.00 Per Person
Thompson Pk Estate Grounds Parking Lot
Sat, Apr 11 8:45 AM-5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1452A
68 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
Formed in 1991, the Friends of the Parks is a non-profit charitable
organization comprised of area citizens and businesses committed
to the support of the Monmouth County Park System. In this day and
age, when recreation funding must be stretched to meet the needs
of a burgeoning population, membership dues, donations, and
proceeds from special fundraisers furnish the financial assistance
necessary to achieve a number of worthwhile goals.
Throughout beautiful Monmouth County, the Park System manages
more than 30 parks, golf courses, recreation areas, historic sites, and
stream valleys for your recreation and enjoyment. The Friends realize
how important it is to protect and preserve the more than 15,000
acres of county parks and open space maintained by the Park System.
For more information about SPUR, please call 732-224-1367, email
[email protected], or visit www.spuronline.org.
PA R K PA R T N E R S
Special People United to Ride (SPUR) is a non-profit organization of
local citizens established in 1981. Members assist the Park System
in serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities through
horseback riding lessons. Students work to improve self-esteem,
social skills, balance, muscle tone, and posture as well as to process
sensory messages.
A dedicated group of individuals works together to staff the
Equestrian Center year round. Instructors are certified by the PATH
International, the governing body of therapeutic horseback riding.
In addition to the staff, over 100 volunteers help with programs
every year. Caring, dedicated individuals are needed to work as
volunteers. Minimum age to volunteer is 14.
The Friends can provide a new outlet for your creativity. Do you
have special talents? Do you enjoy giving talks about your travels
or areas of interest? With the contacts you make at the Friends of
the Parks, you can find ways to share your interests with others. You
can help the Friends support programs for the disadvantaged and
encourage development of innovative activities.
Friends members receive publications such as the Park System
Directory and Green Heritage and enjoy borrowing privileges at
the Deep Cut Gardens Horticultural Library. Members also receive
discounts on many Friends events.
Join a circle of friends who share your interest in making
Monmouth County a better place to live through the preservation
of open space and the enhancement of county park facilities.
Become a Friend of the Parks today. For an application form,
call the Friends office at 732-975-9735 or download one at
www.friendsofmonmouthcountyparks.com.
In events during the year, Friends meet and work with Park System
staff and are able to share their views about the ways county parks
can be improved and new programs developed.
Over 200 years ago Monmouth
County was a farm community
whose entire population could be
seated in the present day PNC Arts
Center. Now, the county sits in the
heart of the eastern “megalopolis”
containing one-fourth of the nation’s
population. To the citizens of 1778 there would always be enough
land, water, and air. Today we know these resources are finite and
delicate.
Thirty years ago, eleven members of the organization’s steering
committee signed a certificate on August 1977 naming the
Monmouth Conservation Foundation (MCF) as a tax-exempt
corporation in the state of New Jersey. Then, as now, the
Foundation’s mission was to acquire, hold, preserve and protect the
open lands in Monmouth County.
Pre-registration
Since its beginning, the Foundation has conveyed to the County of
Monmouth and its communities over 4,500 acres of land dedicated
to open space preservation. These tracts range in size from one acre
to 416 acres.
The rapid changes occurring in the country - from agrarian to
residential and industrial - are even more obvious today than they
were at the time of the Foundation’s first meeting. Hence, its mission
is more important now than ever. The Monmouth Conservation
Foundation’s strength in coping with these changes is its ability
to act swiftly and impartially, free from bureaucratic and political
restraints. In addition, it can commit itself to smaller ancillary
projects that may be overlooked by larger organizations.
For more information, contact the Monmouth Conservation
Foundation at PO Box 4150, Middletown, NJ 07748-4150, call
732-671-7000, email [email protected], or
visit www.monmouthconservation.org.
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
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R E G I S T R AT I O N I N F O R M AT I O N
Important Notice
Program Refunds/Fees
Any use of equipment, trade names, or personnel by the Monmouth
County Park System does not necessarily represent an expressed or
implied endorsement of said products or persons. The Monmouth
County Park system will not be responsible for errors concerning
information or prices in this publication. It is understood and agreed
that park visitors and participants in Monmouth County Park System
program, activities, and events may have their names and pictures
used, without fee, in broadcast, telecast, and print media accounts
for promotional and publicity purposes. Anyone who needs or
anticipates a need for special assistance must check with the program
organizer prior to registration or the Park System reserves the right to
refuse registration.
In planning trips and programs, the Monmouth County Park System
incurs many non-recoverable expenses on behalf of the participant.
Participants, Please Note
Due to the strenuous nature of some activities, the participant
is urged to consult a physician concerning fitness to participate.
All activities present certain inherent risks and hazards which the
participant is urged to consider and which the participant assumes.
Weather Cancellation Number
The Monmouth County Park System has a phone number which
you may call 1 1/2 hours prior to a program’s starting time to find
out whether it has been cancelled due to BAD WEATHER. The
message includes only programs cancelled due to bad weather. Call
732-842-4000, ext. 6.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The County of Monmouth does not discriminate on the basis of
disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment
in, its programs or activities. Joseph Sardonia, Monmouth County
Park System, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ, telephone
732-842-4000, ext. 4264, has been designated by the Board of
Recreation Commissioners to be the Park System’s Compliance
Officer, to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination
requirements contained in Section 35.107 of the Department of
Justice Regulations. Information concerning the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder
are available from the above named coordinator. If you require
special accommodations or use a wheelchair, indicate that need at
time of registration.
Please Register Early
Due to limited space, there may be times when a program cannot
accommodate all who want to register. Park System programs and
events are promoted in many different ways. Due to the necessity
of printing far in advance of circulation, there may be times when a
program included in this publication will be sold out prior to general
circulation.
Programs that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled.
Please provide accurate contact information when you register so
that we may notify you in the event that a program is cancelled.
Refund Policy
1. A full refund will be given when a program or trip is cancelled by
the Monmouth County Park System.
2. No refunds or credits will be given for any sessions missed by the
participant.
3. Refunds minus a $5 processing fee per program will only be issued
for camps or ticketed events if the vacancy can be filled by another
participant.
4. For all other programs, a refund minus a $5 processing fee and any
non-recoverable expenses (e.g. pre-paid meals, tickets, etc.) will be
given with the following advance notice from the registrant:
• Program or one-day trip: 10 days
• Multi-day van trip: 30 days
• Multi-day bus trip: 60 days
5. Refund Payment: If the program/trip fee has been paid with VISA,
MasterCard, or Discover, a credit will be issued to that account. If
payment has been made by check, money order, or cash, a refund
check will be issued.
Vacation Insurance
Travelers on overnight tour packages are encouraged to secure
travel insurance. For additional information, contact Rachel Cohen at
732-542-1642, ext. 29.
Registration Information
Unless otherwise stated, all programs require pre-registration.
Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fees
Program fees must be paid when you register. Payment may be made
by cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. Phone
registrations are accepted only if VISA, MasterCard, or Discover are
used. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Board of
Recreation Commissioners”.
Registration
You may register:
• Online 24/7 beginning at 8am on November 12. Visit the “Program
Registration” page at www.monmouthcountyparks.com to become a
registered user.
• By Phone beginning at 8am on November 12. Call 732-842-4000,
ext. 1, Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm. Persons with hearing/
speech impairment: TTY/TDD# is 711.
• By Mail beginning at 8am on November 12. Send the Registration
Form (next page) with payment to:
Registrations
Monmouth County Park System
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1695
Mail registrations are processed as received.
• In Person beginning at 8am on November 12, Monday-Friday,
8am-4:30pm, at Park System Headquarters in Thompson Park on
Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.
70 Register online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com, call 732-842-4000, ext. 1, or by mail see pages 70-71.
R E G I S T R AT I O N F O R M
Registration Form
Patron Name
Address
City/State/Zip
Day Phone
Evening Phone
Payment Method:
Check
Visa
MasterCard
Discover
CVV (last 3 digits in
signature strip on
back of card)
Do you require any special accommodations to participate in this program/activity? Yes
No
Card Number
Expiration Date
If yes, please specify
PROGRAM
Pre-registration
PROGRAM TITLE
FEE/PERSON
PARTICIPANT(S) NAME(S)
(MUST LIST EACH INDIVIDUAL)
is required for most of the programs listed in this directory
DATE OF BIRTH
(UNDER 18)
CHILD’S
AGE/GRADE
71
PA R K S Y S T E M M A P
23
14
41
14
24
14
31
8
18
13
17
30
15
32
26
9
42
10
14
36
27
35
18
34
11
25
37
22
33
21
16
7
6
39
28
29
19
38
40
12
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Monmouth County Park System
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
December 2014
Saturday & Sunday,
December 6 & 7
Student/Instructor Show and Sale
December 6, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
December 7, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Creative Arts Center
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Saturday & Sunday,
December 20 & 21
Visit with Santa
12:00-3:00 PM
Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
January 2015
February 2015
Sunday, January 25
Seashore Open House
1:00-4:00 PM
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Activity Center, Long Branch
Friday, February 27
Camp/Swim Program Directory
Released
Available at most County Parks and at
monmouthcountyparks.com
Saturday, January 10
WinterFest
1:30-5:30 PM
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Friday, February 6
Spring Program Directory Released
Available at most County Parks and at
monmouthcountyparks.com
Info: 732-842-4000, ext. 4312 • www.monmouthcountyparks.com
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Board of Chosen Freeholders: Lillian G. Burry, Director
Gary J. Rich, Sr., Deputy Director • John P. Curley • Thomas A. Arnone
Serena DiMaso
Board of Recreation Commissioners: Fred J. Rummel, Chairman
Kevin Mandeville, Vice Chairman • Edward J. Loud • Michael G. Harmon
Violeta Peters • Thomas E. Hennessy, Jr. • David W. Horsnall • Melvin A. Hood
Mark E. Zelina • James J. Truncer, Secretary-Director