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Spring happenings in the parks

Looking to put a little spring in your step? Then join us for turn-of-the-19th-century music, a cooking class, a hiking adventure, and more.

Here are the details:

  • Accordion Melodies of the 1890s from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. Hear melodies of the 1890s played on the accordion. FREE!  
  • I Am Speaking – Public Speaking for Women from 6:30-8 p.m. on Mondays, March 28-April 25 at the Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center, Leonardo. Discover how to overcome communication challenges experienced in various settings. Pre-registration and fee required.
  • South Beacon Mountain and Scofield Ridge (Fishkill Ridge Hike) on Friday, April 1. We’re organizing another hike to the Hudson Valley area. Open to experienced hikers, this strenuous 7-mile hike features steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and a multi-tiered waterfall. The minibus will leave from Thompson Park, Lincroft, at 6 a.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m. Interested? Register by Thursday, March 24. Please note that this trip is dependent upon reaching a minimum number of participants, so be sure to secure your spot.
  • How To: Salmon from 6-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at the Dorbrook Recreation Area Visitor Center, Colts Neck.  Join Chef Peter De Celie for this hands-on class that covers various recipes and techniques for cooking salmon. Pre-registration and fee required.

For more information, please visit or call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312. The Park System can also be contacted through email at

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