Monmouth County ACTS

4th Annual County Seat Jazz & Blues Fest – Downtown Freehold

Downtown Freehold West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest
County Seat Jazz & Blues Street Fest

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm is excited for another great year working together with the our sponsors vendors and band as we shut down the street to make this event happen for you. This event takes place on West Main Street between Court Street and Throckmorton Street in Downtown Freehold. featuring talented and well-known musicians from the Tri-State Area and beyond. Many vendors are participating with a variety of items from hand rolled cigars being made in front of you to hand crafted jewelry made from sea glass, metal, gem stone, etc. We will also feature vendors with t-shirts, clothing, handmade dog biscuits, soaps, honey, unique crafts, and much more.

Medicare SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Counselor Offers Help with Medicare Questions

Monmouth County Library Headquarters 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ

SHIP Counselor Offers Help with Medicare Questions
Medicare SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is a free, one-on-one counseling service to help answer your questions about Medicare coverage and plan options.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SHIP volunteer counselor answers Medicare questions on a one-on-one basis. No registration needed. Walk-ins Welcome.

3:00 to 5:00 PM, two sessions in October (the 3rd and 17th) at Library HQ, Manalapan 

Presented by Family and Children's Services of Monmouth County. 

CONTACT:  Programming  732 431 7220ext7222
LOCATION: Library Headquarters Manalapan


The Casual Birder at Turkey Swamp Park-Freehold

Turkey Swamp Park Main Park Area - 200 Georgia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728 200 Georgia Road, Freehold, NJ

The Casual Birder at Turkey Swamp Park
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
9 a.m.
Join a Park System Naturalist for this laid-back morning bird walk in Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold. Meet at the Oak Point Shelter Building. We’ll meander through the park for about an hour and a half to see what birds we can find. No need to be an expert at identifying birds to enjoy. A limited number of binoculars will be available to borrow if needed. FREE!


Virtual Self-Care Event-Create the Space for Compassion with Leanne Jamison.

Virtual (online)

October 4: 11:30 – 12:30
Create the Space
for Compassion
with Leanne Jamison.

Leanne Jamison is a licensed psychotherapist, certified
holistic life coach, women’s empowerment coach, speaker, and
entrepreneur. She guides clients on a healing journey to
embrace their personal power and unlimited potential.

Register at:
For more information call 732-728-1331


Positive Parenting Presentation

Bradley Beach Library 511 4th Ave., Bradley Beach, NJ

October 5th, at 1:00pm (Zoom & In-Person) 5 de octubre, a las 1:00 pm (Zoom y En-Persona)

Presented by Mariella Flores, Positive Parenting Paternidad Positiva, Presentado por Mariella Flores

Bradley Beach Library, 511 4th Ave, Bradley Beach

ID: 852 7586 3772, Passcode: 994558, Phone: 301.715.8592

Collaboration of CCYC, Bradley Beach Library, Bradley Beach Elementary & Central Jersey Family Health Consortium


Middletown Twp Public Library-Trade School Orientation with Brookdale Community College In-Person

Middletown Township Public Library 55 New Monmouth Rd, Middletown, NJ

Middletown Township Public Library 's Trade School Orientation Session 
Middletown Library
55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown
RSVP: 732-671-3700
Learn how to apply and what to expect from Brookdale College's 
trade school career programs

Trade School Orientation with Brookdale Community College In-Person

Interested in pursuing careers in Culinary, Bathroom Design, Horticulture, Auto tech, Construction Management and Commercial Driving, or want to receive a health science certificate? Attend this session to learn how to apply and what to expect in each program!


Pollak Theater, Monmouth University-Film Screening & Discussion

Pollak Theater-Monmouth University 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ

Film Screening & Discussion
Monmouth University/Pollak Theater
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch
Info: 732-263-6888
Free and open to the public.
“Wartime Lives: Enduring and Transcending Violence and Occupation” 
by analyzing the message and impact of the film Korkoro (France, 2009).


Freehold Halloween Spooktacular

Hall of Records 1 East Main Street, Freehold


The Halloween Spooktacular Movie Night is sponsored by the Freehold Alliance of the Prevention of Substance Abuse and is brought to you by the Halloween Spooktacular committee in partnership with Downtown Freehold.

 It is a fun outdoor event for the whole family! 

So, bring your chairs, snacks and cozy blankets and sit under the stars while you enjoy a Halloween themed movie that the whole family is sure to enjoy!

We are happy to announce that we are doing a DOUBLE FEATURE this year!

While the first movie is geared toward people of all ages, the second film is for ages 17+.

The second feature will have a more scarier vibe and set-up will start shortly  after the first feature. 

This will allow our younger goblins to clear out before the scary stuff begins!

COCO 7:00 PM-9:00 PM


Ocean Grove Fall Harvest Festival

Auditorium Square Park Main Ave., Ocean Grove, NJ

Fall Harvest Festival
Sat, 10 AM – 4 PM
Auditorium Square Park,
Ocean Grove, NJ


Red Bank Porch Music Fest

Red Bank West & East Side Neighborhoods Red Bank, NJ

Red Bank Porch Fest  —  Sun Oct 9, 2022 12:00pm
Sunday, October 9

Red Bank Porch Fest
Stroll around the west and east side neighborhoods, 
listen to diverse music acts, check out the 
architectural  subtilties of the homes, all 
the while meeting new residents.
Residents volunteer their porches to local 
musicians throughout the day and 
the musicians donate their time and talent. 
Be part of a great community event 
by hosting a porch, performing or
becoming a sponsor.

Contact Marta at, 732-544-1975 
Marta Quinn, Senior Director of Development, HABcore.
HABcore, is a non-profit that provides 
homeless families, veterans, 
and individuals with special needs with housing, meals, and nurturing support

Huber Woods Park Reptile House

Huber Woods Park Middletown 25 Brown Docks Road, Middletown, NJ

Huber Woods Park Reptile House
October 10, 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Huber Woods Park - Middletown 25 Brown Dock's Road

Locust NJ 07760

Winter Hours 10am-4pm daily; Rest of Year Hours: Weekdays 10am-4pm, Weekends 10am-5pm


From slithering snakes to hopping frogs, the Huber Woods Park’s Reptile House is once again teeming with life.  Reopened after extensive renovations, the Reptile House invites visitors to see native reptiles and amphibians and learn about their role in our environment. Visitors to the Reptile House can see and learn about a Natural Corn Snake, Northern Pine Snake, Eastern King Snake, Northern Diamondback Terrapins, Spotted Turtles, Fowlers Toads, and Gray Tree Frogs among other creatures. Limited capacity; masks required.

All ages welcome


732-872-2670 or 0336


Women Leaders of the Arts and Crafts Movement: A Virtual Program

Virtual (online)

Women Leaders of the Arts and Crafts Movement: A Virtual Program
October 11th
10:30 AM

Encore Presentation will be available via Library Website

Women Leaders of the Arts and Crafts Movement:  The Innovation of Women Artists in the American Workforce

Presented by Leanna Renee Hieber

Join Leanna Renee Hieber, author, actress, playwright, and artist as she highlights important female figures in 19th and 20 century industrial and commercial art.  From Clara Driscoll, designer of Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained glass lamps to the women of Rookwood Pottery who created their own company, to Pamela Colman Smith, whose art on the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot is critical to the deck becoming the worldwide standard in tarot reading.  Join us for a lively discussion of art and personalities that changed culture and inspired countless women to create boldly and on their own terms.   

Leanna Renee Hieber graduated from Miami University with a BFA in theatre and a focus in the 19th Century. She has performed in regional theatres around the country starring in Shakespeare, classical theatre, and adapting 19th century literature for the professional stage. A New York City resident, she is a licensed New York City tour guide, a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and has been featured in film and television shows like Boardwalk Empire and Mysteries at the Museum.

The Encore Presentation will be free of charge. Internet internet access is required to attend. 

Permission to present a program on behalf of the Virtual Library or in Library facilities is not an endorsement by the Library. This program is protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written agreement from the presenter, is strictly prohibited.

CONTACT:  Programming Department  732-431-7220x7222