Things To Do Near Marlboro, New Jersey – October 2013

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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Things To Do Near Marlboro, New Jersey – September

Looking for great events happening in and near Marlboro, New Jersey this September?

Marlboro is a great town with tons to offer residents and visitors in the way of entertainment. Great shopping, tons of parks, impressive recreational facilities, and a variety of events are sure to keep you and your family entertained this September in Marlboro.

30th Annual Marlboro Day

When: September 8, 2013, 12 p.m – 5 p.m. (rain date September 15)

Where: Marlboro Town Hall, 1980 Township Dr., Marlboro;

What: Join in the celebration of the 30th annual Marlboro Day with vendors, food, entertainment and rides; for information.

Wednesday Morning Page Turners

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:30 AM   Add to calendar

Where: Marlboro Public Library, 1 Library Court, Marlboro, NJ 07746  Free

What: Author Phone In and Book Discussion: Lunch with Buddha by Roland Merullo. Heartbreaking in places, hilarious in others, Lunch with Buddha takes its readers on a quintessentially American road trip across the Northwest. That outer journey mirrors a more interior journey–a quest for meaning in modern life.

Autism Awareness and Fundraising Event

When: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Where: Robertsville Elementary School, 36 Menzel Lane Morganville, New Jersey

What: Booths open starting 5:30 pm, performances start at 6:30 pm. Suggested Donation for Admission: $10/per adult. 1 free raffle included . Parking is FREE!  Snacks will be provided at the end of the event. “All the proceedings from event will go towards treatment of Rohan”. To learn more about Rohan and his journey visit and Contact or 732-298-7198 for more information on how you can help!

Marlboro Blues & BBQ Festival

When: September 21, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (rain date September 28)

Where: Marlboro Recreation Center, 1979 Recreation Way Marlboro, New Jersey

What: Join us for this festival to benefit Wounded Warriors!

The Power of Connections Business Conference

When: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 8:00 AM

Where: 200 Business Park Drive, Freehold, New Jersey 07728

What: To lead a healthy, well balanced life and business, we all need of human connections. We need them to thrive personally and professionally and also to be the best we can be in this world. Founders of ETTM Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes strongly believe  that connections are a catalyst for success. The Entrepreneurial Think Tank for Moms’ mission is to connect like minded women, network, build relationships, learn from and support each other in personal and business growth.

In this one day conference you will leave feeling:

  • connected to your purpose,

  • connected to other local women business owners,

  • inspired with the action steps to continue to grow your personal and business relationships,

  • having supported local business owners,

  • knowing you’ve done good by supporting a wonderful non-profit organization!

Your ticket includes:

  • A copy of Mike Michalowicz’s book, “The Pumpkin Plan”

  • Light breakfast and lunch

  • Child supervision during conference (children 1yr+)

*Early bird ticket buyers will receive a special ETTM Swag Bag.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Enchanted Makeovers.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

When: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10:00 AM

Where: Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, corner of Arnold & Baltimore Avenues

What: Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the walk begins at 10:00 AM. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

For more information on upcoming events in Marlboro, New Jersey, check out the city’s website here and the events page here.

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Things To Do Near Marlboro, New Jersey – August 2013

Looking for something fun to do in Marlboro, New Jersey this month?

The community of Marlboro, NJ is a beautiful community with a rich history, strong schools and excellent public services. The town is made up of 32 square miles that include parks, dedicated open space, varied recreational activities and plenty of shopping. Throughout August Marlboro hosts a variety of outdoor community events that are sure to please and entertain all. Here are some of the upcoming events in and near Marlboro:

Wednesday Morning Page Turners Book Discussion-Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

When: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 10:30 AM

Where: Marlboro Library

What: With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast=paced devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller.

Concert – One People Many Voices

When: Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:30 PM

Where: Pollak Theater at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue in West Long Branch

What: Jersey Shore Jewish Music will be presenting its first concert “One People Many Voices: Celebrating a World of Jewish Music”. This eclectic concert unites Monmouth County’s diverse groups of Jewish heritage into an extravaganza of world music featuring Syrian, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and Klezer song traditions. Israeli and Middle Eastern singer Yohai Cohen, backed by an Arabic music ensemble, is the evening’s featured soloist.  Also featured is the Jersey Shore’s own Shir Mishugas Jewish music group.  Cantor, composer and conductor Jeffrey DiLucca leads Shir Mishugas in Ladino songs and in Klezmner music originating in the Ashkenazi Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. Tickets are $18.

Kidz Bop

When: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 3:00 PM

Where: 110 Schanck Rd Freehold, New Jersey 07728

What: Kidz Bop is a live concert for kids, by kids.  You can rock out to your favorite songs with a cast of kids that are sure to amaze you.  General Admission tickets are $20 VIP passes are $49.99

Ford EcoBoost Challenge

When: Saturday, August 17, 2013

Where: 12301 Roosevelt Ave Corona, New York 11368

What: This event is 100% fun and 100% free! Stop by the Ford EcoBoost Challenge at Citi Field for your chance to have an all-access drive experience featuring: Professional drive instruction so that you can learn how to maximize your MPG and Hypermile like a pro in the Ford “Hypermile Challenge”, a chance to drive the High-Performance Focus ST and Fiesta ST, an opportunity to drive the 2013 Fusion and Escape against their lead competitors, the Honda CRV and Toyota Camry.

Electric Yoga Experience

When: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 7:00 PM

Where: 1930 Heck Avenue Neptune, New Jersey 07753

What: Over 600 yogis are proudly coming together for a mindblowing yoga and meditation session all in the name of hunger relief. Participants will warm up with a relaxing, professionally guided yoga & meditation session, before firing up with a high-octane zumba dance party an out-of-this-world light show complete with mesmerizing music,  amazing giveaways and much more.  Over 40 local vendors will be in attendance, showcasing their products and services at this one of a kind fitness  event. Proceeds from the event will support Move For Hunger’s relief efforts right here in New Jersey and all over the United States.

And, at any time, you can entertain yourself by visiting one of the several parks and facilities that Marlboro maintains for public use, including: Marlboro Country Park, Hawkins Road Park, Falson Park, Wicker Place Park, Marlin Estates Park, Nolan Road Park, Municipal Complex, and Recreation Way Park. No matter what you decide to do, you’re sure to have a great time in Marlboro, NJ this August.

Check out the town’s site here and the events page here for more information!

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Things To Do Near Marlboro, NJ – July 2013

Check out the upcoming events near Marlboro, NJ for July!

Miss Melissa’s Aardvarks

When: Every day in July, 2013 beginning at 4:00 pm

Where: Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Rd, Colts Neck, NJ

Details: A musical program for parents and children ages 6 months – 5 years old. Sing, dance and rock to music with drums, bells shakers, sticks and Miss Melissa’s guitar.There are 2 available sessions: 4-4:45pm  and 4:30-5pm. Admission is FREE for all!

Distance Running Clinic

When: July 12, 2013 7:00 pm

Where: Christian Brothers Academy, 850 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ

Details: 90 minute distance running clinic that will cover training, running form, distance drills, and injury prevention with a Q+A session at the end. Come dressed to participate in the drills and bring a water bottle. The clinic will be led by Chris Bennett of CBA, and we will have a few special guests helping out. Open to all runners, parents and coaches.  All ages are welcome. All abilities welcome. $30 fee / person, $50 / immediate household

Afternoon at the Movies for Adults

When: July 17, 2013 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Rd, Colts Neck, NJ

Details: Adults are welcome to join us for a free movie! Call the library for details as to the movie title/rating and minutes.

Modern Vietnam: A Fulbright Scholar’s Perspective

When: July 27, 2013 1:00 pm

Where: New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center, Exit 116, Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, NJ

Details: Genovese was a recipient of a Fulbright award to Vietnam in 2011. Since returning home, she has made a mission of sharing her experiences in hopes of creating a better understanding of and future for the two countries. During this time, she was able to experience and learn about present day Vietnam and its fast-paced movement towards modernization. Her presentation offers perspectives on modern Vietnam. Regular Museum admission applies to this program.

10th Anniversary Freehold Township Day

When: July 13, 2013 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm (rain date July 28)

Where: Michael J. Tighe Park, 65 Georgia Road, Freehold NJ

Details: Celebrating a 10 year partnership between Freehold Township and the Veteran’s Community Alliance. Concert and festival with featured bands Screaming Broccolli and The BENJAMINS. Free kids rides, plus merchandise and food vendors. FIreworks will begin at 9:00 pm.

Things To Do Near Marlboro, NJ – June 2013

Check out these upcoming events near Marlboro, NJ for June!!

Bike and Stroll with Mayor Hornik

When: June 1, 2013 2:00pm

Where: The Bicycle Hub, 239 Route 79, Morganville (meeting location)

Details: Join Mayor Hornik at the 5th Annual Marlboro Mayor’s Ice Cream Bike and Stroll. Ride or walk on the safe and scenic Henry Hudson Trail followed by a refreshing treat. Presented by: The Bicycle Hub of Marlboro, Stewarts Root Beer, Monmouth County Park System, Marlboro Township Green Team.

Stomp the Monster 5K Run & Festival

When: June 2, 2013 8:00 am

Where: Marlboro, New Jersey

Details: Dedicated to helping those affected by cancer when they need it most. Early packet pick-up option, flat, fast course. Post-race party will include: beer garden, tech shirts, swag bags, DJs night moves and twist and shout, lunch by Jersey Mike’s, homemade ice cream, raffle prizes. Fun for kids includes bounce house, rolling arcade, and more. Awards by age group, top three overall runners will win $300, $200, and $100. Register now at



When: June 15 and/or July 13, 2013 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Vanderburg Soccer Complex, Vanderburg and Boundry road (we will meet in the soccer parking lot)

Details: With Dr. Paul Kovalski, Jr. and Marlboro Recreation. For ages 4 and up (Parents MUST accompany children). Did you know that Marlboro Township is home to one of the most productive fossil sites in the East? Come join Dr. Paul Kovalski, Jr. (an expert in the field) and Lynne of Marlboro Recreation for an amazing time. Search for sharks’ teeth, Belemnite, Exogyra (500-year-old Clamshells) Vertebra and much, much more! See and learn first hand what lived here when New Jersey was part of the ocean floor. Bring a strainer, small shovel, and a plastic bag for your finds and the desire to dig. Bring a towel to help you clean up and sit in the car going home. Wear old clothing, boots if desired; and be prepared to get WET! We’re heading down into a creek bed. Sign up for this and all other classes and programs at – “Fossil Hunting is under Family Programs”. Fee is $13 for resident and $16 for nonresident.


Flag Day Celebration

When: June 5, 2013 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Where: Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Rd, Colts Neck, NJ

Details: Wear red, white and blue then join us for stories about the American flag and make you own flag craft. Admission is Free! Ages K and up.


Mayor Hornik’s Invitational Softball Tournament

When: June 8, 2013 All day (rain date June 9)

Where: Union Hill Road, Marlboro, NJ


Details: This is the first year of the annual tournament designed to raise money for deserving charities. This year the tournament is raising money for Hurricane Sandy Relief and the Andrew Hegt Memorial Fund. The tournament is open to any group or organization affiliated with Marlboro Township. A group or individual that cannot form a full team should submit their interest and we will work with you to combine teams. Families are also invited to attend. The event will be at the Union Hill Road recreation complex. For more information or to register, please send an e-mail to $350.00 is the cost for a team, but games are free to watch.

Marlboro Township Summer Camp 2013

Looking to send your kids to camp this summer?

Summer Camp Registration will be on-line beginning February 15th! Preview and set up your account beginning February 1st by clicking here. Look for our new before and/or after care programs for all age groups!

Marlboro Township’s Recreation Summer Day Camp is a six-week program, open Monday through Friday, approximately 9:00AM to 3:00PM.

Our program is located primarily in the Board of Education Schools throughout the township. The Day Camp serves children currently in grades K-6, with each school servicing one grade level. For safety consideration, each school has a maximum enrollment capacity.

Travel Camp
For children that are currently in 7th or 8th grade, Marlboro Recreation offers Travel Camps. Campers will spend five weeks visiting some of the Tri-State Area’s most exciting attractions. Campers will be transported via coach buses to enjoy summertime fun. They will spend their days at water and amusement parks, taking in sporting events, visiting some of Jersey’s beautiful beaches and so much more!

Theater & Arts Camp [Current Grades 4th-8th]
Bring your talent and creativity to the stage. Join our summer camp that offers the chance to experience every aspect of theater. Whether you can sing and dance, act or want to be behind the scenes doing lighting, sound and set design, you can do a little bit of everything. Each of the two sessions will produce a unique production and art display for friends and family.

H20 Swim (7th Week) [Current Grades K-6th]
Add a seventh week to your child’s camp program. Held exclusively at the Aquatic Center. Participants will spend a fun filled week swimming, playing games and sports, arts, and crafts and more! Campers will go on two half day trips!

New for 2013: Before & After Camp!

Pre-Camp: M-F 7am-8:45am
This program is to be held solely at the recreation center. Parents are responsible to get children to the recreation center. Transportation included to bring children from Rec Center to respective camp locations. Grades K-6.

After Camp: M-F 3pm-6pm
Children will be bussed back to the recreation center at the end of the camp day. Grades K-8 eligible. Snack will be included.

Click here for registration forms & more information!

Local Events in New Jersey

Here are the upcoming events for Marlboro and Manalapan, New Jersey:

Marlboro, New Jersey

October 13, 2012: Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. is holding an Open House on Fire Prevention from 10a – 2p. Location: 94 Route 520

October 19, 2012: This is the entry deadline for the Freehold Soil Conservation District annual photo contest open to adults (over age 18). Entry forms and rules may be found at under Events.

November 4, 2012: 5th Annual Multi-Cultural Day

Visit Marlboro’s Homepage at this address:


Manalapan, New Jersey

October 5, 2012: The Nick Clemons Band will be playing at Manalapan High School

October 20, 2012: Manalapan Township Paper Shredding Event, to see the flyer, click here.

Visit Manalapan’s Homepage at this address: