What are you doing this October? Marlboro, New Jersey has tons of fun entertainment options for the entire family.
With its close proximity to New York and surrounding areas in New Jersey, such as Freehold and Monmouth County, it’s only a short drive to find something entertaining for you and the whole family. Here are just some of the upcoming events in and around Marlboro this October.
WICKED IN NEW YORK
When: Tuesday October 1, 2013, 7:00 PM (on various days)
Where: Gershwin Theatre, 222 W 51st Street New York, New York 10019
What: Come see the musical event that has swept the nation: Wicked in theaters.
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK IN NEW YORK
When: Tuesday October 1, 2013, 7:30 PM
Where: Foxwoods Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street New York, New York 10036
What: Feel the rush! Visit Spiderman’s larger-than-life New York for an action-packed adventure, witness the most dazzling, pulse-pounding romance on Broadway as Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s story unfolds.
THE WIGGLES IN NEW YORK
When: Tuesday October 1, 2013
Where: Best Buy Theatre (formerly Nokia Theatre Times Square), 1515 Broadway at West 44th Street New York, New York 10036
What: Originally conceived in Australia in the early nineties, the Wiggles are hugely successful. The stage show is hugely popular and is the perfect outing for children where they can watch the antics and sing along with the songs which will put a smile on their faces for days to come.
ROCK OF AGES IN NEW YORK
When: Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:00 PM
Where: Helen Hayes Theatre, 240W 44th St. New York, New York 10036
What: The timeless rock of the 1980s and the classic “hair bands” that filled the airwaves for more than a decade have inspired a theatrical experience depicting the rock scene in Hollywood circa 1987. ROCK OF AGES features big chords, big dreams and big hair – telling its story through hits from iconic groups such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Foreigner, Poison, Night Ranger, Twisted Sister, Asia, Whitesnake and rockers like Pat Benatar.
BEATLES BRUNCH IN NEW YORK
When: Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:00 PM
Where: B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W 42nd Street New York, New York 10036
What: Strawberry Fields: A Tribute to the Beatles is a traveling show featuring a look-alike, sound-alike Beatles tribute band. Using authentic Liverpudlian accents and vintage Beatle instruments, the show takes audiences through a magical tour, covering each era of the Fab Four’s reign over the world of music. Performing to audiences of all ages, the act has travelled all over, including a recreation of the Beatles’ own historic concert at Shea Stadium.
When: Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8:30 AM
Where: Central School, Longhill Township New Jersey
What: Focusing Our Resources for Children’s Enrichment. This Fundraiser benefits Long Hill Township schools through enrichment grants, books, technology/training for teachers, after school programs in the arts, math, science and other activities.
When: Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8:00 AM
Where: Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
What: Rise and shine! Come help the staff with morning chores at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. You and your child (age 4 & up) can milk a cow, collect eggs and feed the animals. The cost is $15 per pair; $5 per additional person. Contact 732-946-3758 for more details.
When: Sundays in October 2013 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Where: Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
What: Visit this house, which dates back to the early 1700s, in Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. See displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE! Contact 732-787-3033, ext. 2# for more information.
When: Saturday-Monday, October 12-14, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 & 5:00 pm
Where: Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
What: These 45-minute tours of the Manasquan Reservoir, Howell, are narrated by Park System Naturalists and include opportunities to view local wildlife. Plan to arrive at the Visitor Center 10 minutes early. The cost is adults: $5.61; children 12 & under: $3.50 (tax not included). Please call to confirm schedule as tours are both weather and water level dependent.
When: Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Thompson Park, Lincroft
What: From the scarecrow contest to doggie costume contest, Thompson Park Day offers everything a fall festival should – pumpkin painting, wagon rides, corn maze, arts & crafts, kids races, entertainment and so much more! Join us at Thompson Park, Lincroft, for this family fun event. Call 732-842-4000, ext. 4312 for more information.
The opportunities for entertainment around Marlboro, NJ are limitless this October! Check out their website for even more options for keeping you and your family entertained this year.