Monmouth County ACTS

Community Garden Volunteering (in-person) – Eatontown

Eatintown Community Garden Grant Ave., Eatontown

Monmouth Medical Center and
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
Community Health Education Programs

May 2023

Community Garden Volunteering (in-person)

Thursdays, May - August I 9-- 10 a.m.

Grant Avenue in Eatontown, across from Husky Brook Park

Join us at the Eatontown Community Garden as we tend to the LiveWell Center’s garden bed at the shared site. The Garden is located on Grant Avenue in Eatontown, across from Husky Brook Park. Meet our staff members in the parking lot and head into the garden together to plant tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini. Once harvested in the summer, produce will be donated to the Eatontown food pantry. Call Abby Thompson, Program Director, at 862.781.3542 with any questions!

Eatontown Community Garden on Grant Ave, Eatontown

Join us at the Eatontown Community Garden as we tend to the LiveWell Center’s garden bed at the shared site. The Garden is located on Grant Avenue in Eatontown, across from Husky Brook Park. Meet our staff members in the parking lot and head into the garden together to plant tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini. Once harvested in the summer, produce will be donated to the Eatontown food pantry. Call Abby Thompson, Program Director, at 862.781.3542 with any questions!

Event DatesSelect an event date to start registration.

May 4, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am
May 11, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am
May 18, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am
May 25, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am

Event Location

Eatontown Community Garden

Grant Ave

Eatontown, NJ 07724

Get Directions

Event Registration

Price: Free

Sponsoring Facility: Monmouth Medical Center
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Registration Type: Online Registration

Registration Info:

Attendance is free, registration encouraged.

Event Coordinator

Abby Thompson, Program Directorabigail.thompson@rwjbh.org

Register Here!

Free

Neptune Library Free Computer Class

Free Computer Class — Thu May 25, 2023 5:30pm
Thursday, May 25

Free Computer Class

5:30p-7:30p

Neptune Library

25 Neptune Blvd, Neptune Twp

RSVP Required: 732-775-8241

Historic Portland Place Tours – Middletown

Historic Portland Place Tours
Wednesday-Sunday, May 24-28, 2023

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Tour this beautifully restored 18th century house with exhibits that help tell the story of the region's history and the Hartshorne family legacy in Monmouth County. Tours are limited to 10 persons and may be suspended during inclement weather. Register on site at the Portland Place Visitor Center, Hartshorne Woods Park, Locust, day of tour. FREE!

Thompson Park Canoe Rentals-Marlu Lake Canoe Rentals   

Thompson Park Canoe Rentals

Saturday & Sunday, May 27 & 28, 2023

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
732-842-4000

Canoes will be available for rent on Marlu Lake in Thompson Park, Lincroft. All equipment provided; limited number of canoes available. Open to ages 3 and up, under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m. Fee is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours. Cash or check only.
Marlu Lake Canoe Rentals        
All equipment is provided; limited number of canoes available. The cost is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours of canoeing; cash or check only. Open to ages 3 and up; under 18 with adult. All rentals must be returned by 3 p.m.

Rentals are available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the following weekend:
May 27 & 28
June 10 & 11
June 24 & 25
July 8 & 9
July 22 & 23
August 5 & 6
August 19 & 20
September 2 & 3

Long Branch Library Spanish Story Time

Spanish Story Time (Main)
Saturday, May 27, 12:00 - 1:00 pmEvery 2 weeks on Saturday
Spanish Story Time with Miss Cristina
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month at 12pm at the Main Library

Saturday27
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Spanish Story Time (Main)

Join Miss Cristina for a special Spanish story time and a take-home craft! Call 732-222-3900, Ext. 2320 for information.

Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday-Monday, May 27-29, 2023

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tour the restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. FREE!
Hartshorne Woods Park

1402 Portland Road, Highlands, NJ (Rocky Point Entrance) 07732  
307 Navesink Avenue, Locust, NJ (Buttermilk Valley Entrance) 07716    
239 Locust Avenue, Locust, NJ (Claypit Creek) 07760  
200 Hartshorne Road, Middletown (Historic Portland Place) 07760   
732-872-0336 - Ranger Station
Park Brochure & Map  | Tick Advisory   
Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.      
Closing time is 8:30 p.m. through April 30; 9 p.m. May 1-June 4; and 9:30 p.m. June 5-July 16.

PARK NEWS:
Tours of Historic Portland Place resume May 6. See details.  Weekend tours of Historic Battery Lewis resume May 27.

Decoration Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Decoration Day Celebration at Historic Longstreet Farm

Monday, May 29, 2023

12-3 p.m.

Enjoy the good company of family and friends at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, as we honor this early American holiday. FREE!
Historic Longstreet Farm

44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733

732-946-3758 
Brochure | Tick Advisory | History     
Free Weekend Activities 
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; extended hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day  

Enjoy a Singing Bowl Meditation Session 

Virtual (online)

Tuesday May 30, 2023
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.Singing Bowl Meditation (virtual program is available 24/7) : MONCO
Enjoy a Singing Bowl Meditation Session -available 24/7. After a hearty welcome, Yogi Steven's session is wordless Please watch here

If needed, the introduction session is available here (Watch Here)

Both variations are presented by Yogi Steven Russell of Becoming Sound Yoga

We hear about self-care, mindfulness and meditation practices more often these days. These positive practices have been in use for thousands of years to bring lives into balance. Stimulation of brain waves brings focus to stress relief. You may find that using singing bowls will help calm thoughts, relieve tension, and help you become more conscious of your breathing. This consciousness may promote a sense of inner calm and relaxation.

Steven Russell is a certified Yoga Teacher and professional musician. Please enjoy the accompanying Personal Wellness videos in this series, which will be available to watch on the Monmouth County Library’s YouTube Channel.

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 732-431-7220 x 7222 mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
LOCATION: ONLINE

Free

Virtual Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group

Virtual (online)

Virtual Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group
REGISTER NOW

Are you a pregnant or new mom?

Are you feeling like motherhood isn’t what you thought it would be?

Do you have feelings of anxiety, panic, rage or sadness?

You are not alone. You could be experiencing one of the most common complications of childbirth, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, this is temporary and treatable, and we can help. We are pleased to offer our communities a safe place and a judgment-free group for new and expecting moms to connect online. We understand that during this time of COVID-19, increased isolation and increased concerns about crowds/gatherings may be preventing you from reaching out for help.

Join our virtual community, led by a Perinatal Mood Disorder certified specialist in this field, who can answer your questions, validate your feelings and concerns, and offer more resources if needed.

For more information and to be sent the link to participate in the group please register online.

Event DatesSelect an event date to start registration.

May 24, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm

May 31, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm

Jun 7, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm

Jun 14, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm

Jun 21, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm

Event Location

Online

Event Registration

Price: Free

Registration Type: Online Registration

Registration Info: https://www.rwjbh.org/events/register/?Event=15765

Please register for the event online. You will be sent a link to participate in the event via email from the event coordinator.

Free

English as a Second Language Virtual Classes

Virtual (online)

Thursday June 1, 2023 - Friday June 30, 2023
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English as a Second Language Virtual Classes : MONCO
Do you Want to Speak English? Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.

Free English as a Second Language virtual classes or one-on-one tutoring will be offered through Literacy NJ Monmouth throughout the year.

Open to adults 18 years and older. Please contact Program Director Jhanna Even at 732 702 1895 or at jeven@literacynj.org

*Available to Monmouth County residents only

CONTACT: Literacy NJ Monmouth 732 702 1895 jeven@literacynj.org
LOCATION: ONLINE

Free

Colts Neck Community Band – Concert in the Park

Thompson Park Lincroft

Colts Neck Community Band - Concert in the Park
Friday, June 2, 2023

7:30 p.m.
732-542-1624, ext. 24

Enjoy an evening of music and fun with the Colts Neck Community Band at the Thompson Park Activity Barn, Lincroft. The concert features lighthearted classics and American favorites. Indoor seating available or bring a lawn chair. FREE!

Free

Historic Battery Lewis TOURS in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park,

Hartshorne Woods Park 1402 Portland Road, Highlands, NJ

Historic Battery Lewis Tours

Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2023

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tour the restored Historic Battery Lewis in the Rocky Point section of Hartshorne Woods Park, Highlands, and learn about the history of this important former coastal defense site. FREE!

https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=2524

Free