Poricy Park Conservancy offers community programs
& events throughout the year.
There are programs for all ages & something
Adults, Teens, Kids!!
Various programs include Fossil Hunts, tours of our Historical Murray Farmhouse & Barn, nature programs, trail hikes, our popular mini day camps
for young children and so much more.
For children aged 3 1/2 to 6 years old
Discover the wonders in Poricy Park as nature awakes from its winter sleep! Our nurturing naturalist will lead children on hikes, captivate them with nature stories, and engage them in fun crafts and activities. This is an ongoing weekly session; you may sign up for multiple weeks or individual weeks that meet your schedule. Class size is limited and program payment is required with signed registration form! Registration required one week in advance.
Thursdays, Mornings 9:30am-11:30am
Afternoons 12 pm-2pm
Fee: Multiple session & sibling discounts available
Members $18 per session; Non-members-$20 per session
Note: Registration required one week in advance.
Atha Yoga Anushasanam,“Now, the teachings of yoga” – Yoga sutra 1.1
Now is your time to register for traditional yoga at Poricy! Our certified instructor, Julee Csuri, will lead gently and tailor exercises to suit the specific needs of each participant. Perfect opportunity to start a healthier you!! – wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat if you have one. Advance paid registration required. Meet at the Nature Center.
Saturdays 10am-11am for Teens & Adults
Fee: $12 members; $15 non-members
*Passport Community Events
Middletown 350 is a celebration of the township's founding 350 years ago in 1664. A series of special events and programs are planned to give the community many opportunities to celebrate the 350th anniversary, learn about the rich history of Middletown, and show pride in our unique community. Passport Community Events are special activities during which you can collect passport stamps as a memento of your visit. Poricy Park participating events will be listed on this page. The Middletown 350 Passport & Guide to Middletown is available at the Park's Nature Center and various locations throughout the township.For more information about the year-long event, visit the township's website.
This is an excellent opportunity
for a teen who...
• Enjoys learning new ways to use
• Has an interest in environmental
science and/or local history.
• Would like to spend more time outdoors.
• Welcomes new challenges,
CALL FOR DATES & DETAILS
Earth Day Celebration
The Poricy Park Conservancy, Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, and Middletown’s Recreation Department will be teaming up to put on a special Earth Day Celebration. Head over to Poricy Park for a morning of fun, games, education and native garden plant identificationl.
Saturday, April 26, 10:30am-1:30pm
See the new goats at Poricy Park on Earth Day! The Township's Grazing Goats project is made possible by a Sustainable Jersey $10,000 Small Grant. The goats will work in teams within a double-fenced, 2-acre area at Poricy Park to remove invasive vegetation. They will be hard at work, and graze the subject area over the 2014 Spring and Summer. Volunteers will maintain their water supply while the farmer will provide a safe environment for the goats. With the removal of invasives, future plans for the grazing area will replace those invasives with native warm season grasses. Native vegetation are essential to the eco system and for bio diversity, and once established do not need extra chemicals or pesticides to grow.
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Passport Community Event*
Murray Farmhouse & Barn Open!
Weekend in Old Monmouth
Explore our 1770 historic Murray Farmhouse and barn as one of the many important sites open for this celebration of Monmouth County history! We will offer many exciting activities during this FREE two day event. We will showcase the life of our own Monmouth Militia patriot, Joseph Murray, and his family with activities such as Colonial children’s games, womanly arts, cooking over an open hearth, light infantry drill demo, tours of our authentic 18th century house and barn, plus much more!
Saturday, May 3rd, 10am-5pm
Sunday, May 4th, 12pm-5pm
Download the 2014 Weekend in Old Monmouth Tour Map
Congratulations First Place race winners!
5K Male: Matt D'Auria, 14,
Ocean Twp, 20:40
5K Female: Caitlin Mendina, 13 Navesink, 23:29
5M Male: Daniel Chawner, 40, Middletow, 33:17
5M Female: Rachel Kenny, 13 Matawan, 34:26 (JSRC Member)
For additional results, visit www.JSRC.org.
Sincere Thanks to our Sponsors!
Jersey Shore Running Club
Friend of Murray Farmhouse
Eberhard Carpet One
VanNortwick Properties, LLC
Golda & Golda LLC
Edward Jones, Patrick J. Chanod, Jr.
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA
Allan M. Ruda, DDS &
Beth De Angelis, DMD
MHPT Physical Therapy
Beacon Awards & Signs
Muscle Maker Grill
Super Stop & Shop, Middletown
Whole Foods Market, Middletown
D’Alessio’s Bagel Express
Post Race meal provided by
Muscle Maker Grill of Middletown.
Special thanks goes out to the dedicated volunteers and Staff of Poricy Park Conservancy, the Jersey Shore Running Club, Middletown Township Public Works/Park Maintenance Division, Fairview Volunteer First Aid Squad, Middletown Township Auxiliary Police and all those who participated, for the time and energy to make this a successful race.