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December happenings in Monmouth County Parks

Whether you’re looking for some holiday cheer or an escape from the madness of the
season, the Monmouth County Park System has you covered thanks to the array of senior and family-friendly activities it’s offering this December. Here’s what is planned:

19th Century Christmas Ballads
Saturdays, December 11 from 1-3:30 p.m.
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Enjoy 19th century Christmas ballads played on the piano. Free

Winter Beach Walk
Tuesday, December 7 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan
Take a guided walk with a Park System Naturalist along the beach while collecting and
identifying some of the ocean’s natural treasures. Be sure to dress in warm clothing and
bring along something to carry shells. FREE!

Cookstove Demonstration
Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
See what’s cooking on the woodstove and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and
kitchens have changed since the 1890s. FREE!

Edible History Series: Coffee Cake
Saturday, December 11 from 2-3 p.m.
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
Drop in for a cup of coffee and a piece of coffee cake made from a 19th century recipe. Learn about the history and evolution of America’s favorite “pick-me-up” and the tasty
crumb-topped treat that accompanies it. FREE!

The Sounds of Christmas
Sunday, December 12 from 1-3 p.m.
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Celebrate the holidays by listening to Larry Moser and Mary Nagin play Christmas carols on
the hammered dulcimer and fiddle. FREE!

Nature Lecture Series: Seals of the Jersey Shore
Thursday, December 16 from 7-8 p.m.
Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center, Port Monmouth
Join a Park System Naturalist for this talk on the different species of seals that call the
Jersey Shore home during the colder months. FREE!

Stockings Hung with Care
Sunday, December 19 from 1-3 p.m.
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
Decorate and “sew” your own paper stocking to take home. FREE!

Clear the House Stroll
Friday, December 24 at 10 a.m.
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
Clear the house by sending family and guests on a stroll with a Park System guide. This stroll
takes place on even paths and at a slow pace, perfect for enjoying Deep Cut’s winter splendor. FREE!

Nature on the Move: Winter Days
Wednesday, December 29 at 3 p.m.
Holmdel Park, Holmdel – Meet in the Shelter Building parking area.
Look for our colorful Nature on the Move van and join one of our Park System Naturalists
for a 45-60-minute hands-on interactive program. FREE!

To learn more about these Park System activities, please visit or call the Park System at 732-842-4000.

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