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SHADE TREE 7 :30 –8 pm
ZONING BOARD 7 :30 –8 pm
CERT Clothing Drive 9 –11 am
MAC 7 –7 :30 pm
Special Needs Council 7 –7 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
February 22, 2017

The Manalapan Arts Council and Mayer Susan Cohen are pleased to announce the holding of the 9th annual Manalapan Township photo contest. The 2017 theme is "Silhouettes and Shadows". The Contest will be looking for pictures of any scene, object, event, people or activity that inforporates a silhouette or shadow. Each year's contest has been very successful as over 350 photos have been submitted in the past 8 years.

The contest is open to all Manalapan residents. Township residents can only enter one photo. Photographs must include a brief description (25 words or less) of the photo. Awards will be given as follows:

Prizes of $100 for 1st Place & $50 for Honorable Mention will be awarded in the following categories:

  • 18 years & over (senior)
  • 17 years & younger (junior)

People's Choice - the photo that receives most votes from the Manalapan Day (June 11th) display will also win a prize of $100.

As mentioned, all photos will be on display at the Manalapan Day community event on June 10, 2017 where the special "Peoples Choice" award will be given to the photo that garners the most votes that day from the visiting and judging public. 

Photographs must be received by 4:30 PM on May 31, 2017. Photographs can be submitted by email to [email protected] (file must be less than 5mb) or dropped off at the Manalapan Township Health Department (photographic prints must not be larger than 5" x 7"). The full set of rules and the submission form are available online at the Township website - - or at the Manalapan Township Health Department. Please remember a submission form must accompany the photograph. Forms are also available on the Township web site or at the Manalapan Township Health Department. 

For more information, please contact David Richardson in the Health Department at 732-446-8345. 



May 01, 2017

Join Mayor Susan Cohen and the Manalapink Committee to Paint the Town Pink!

We are continuing to the Paint the Town Pink!

Thank you to all of our Participating Businesses – The Township Looks Great.
Keep Sending Us Your Pink Pictures!
ABL Appliance

All State Restoration

Bridges at St. Thomas More Nursery School

Destination Wellness Center

El Co Labs

Fix your Phone & More

Flower Cart

Gordons Corner Fire Company

Jewelry Design Gallery

Knob Hill

Law Office of Jack L. Stillman

Legacy Wealth Advisors

Manalapan Diner

Manalapan Fitness & Wellness

Maple Leaf Gardens

Meridian Medical Group – Pediatrics – Lakshmi Nandiwada, M.D.

Net Cost Market

Pinot’s Palette

Pure Barre

Rx KHumel

Sal Sciollo - State Farm


Stress Care of New Jersey

Uncle Gino's

Uniglicht, Helman & Bloom LLP

Xtreme Power Fitness LLC
Visit us on our Facebook page Township of Manalapan NJ
to see some great Manalapink Pictures!
Upcoming Events Include:

Manalapink Cardio Dance Party
Join them Monday, May 8th at 6pm at the Manalapan Fitness & Wellness Center for a 90 minute heart-pounding Cardio Party to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
Pound, Cardio Sculpt & Bolly-X with Mardi, Danielle & Patrick
Suggested Donation Class $10

Pink for Pilates
Join them for a special Pilates class and wear pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM at the Yoga Solace Club.
Suggested Donation $10

Pinot's Palette 

We are Painting Manalapan Pink!

Join us for a night of painting and fun while we increase breast cancer awareness and the need for annual mammograms! 

$10 of every seat sale is donated to provide free mammograms to uninsured women in our community and is available at all Meridian Health Women's Centers. 

You will paint your very own masterpiece while enjoying a wine tasting and light snacks!

Pinot's Palette is a byob, so feel free to bring a beverage of your choice.

Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

$45/ Per Painter

Manalapan Township is Manalapink for the month of May 2017 in an effort to remind women to get their annual mammograms, which is the best defense against breast cancer. Each May, towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties join Meridian Health’s Paint the Town Pink effort to raise awareness of the importance of an annual mammography.

Business Owners…If you are interested in getting involved and hosting a Pink Event in the month of May please contact [email protected] We will put a list of events and participating businesses on our website.

Residents of Manalapink…It’s Time to Pink Your Houses! Support the Importance of Mammography by Decorating Your House Pink. Email [email protected] with your pink houses and we will post it on the Manalapan Township facebook page. Each participating home will receive a “Paint the Town Pink” Certificate from the Mayor.

Support from our businesses and community volunteers is what makes
Paint the Town Pink so successful.

By participating in the “Paint the Town Pink” campaign each town helps to raise awareness for the importance of early detection of breast cancer, and encourages community involvement. Paint the Town Pink is a fantastic way for the whole community to come together in support of breast cancer prevention and awareness.

There are so many ways to Paint the Town Pink and everyone can be involved whether you are an individual, business, group of friends, company, school or club.

Join us for the month of May in Manalapink!

More information will be posted on our website and facebook page throughout the Month.

May 29, 2017

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace




Memorial Day is our Nation's solemn reminder that freedom is never free.  It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation.  On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights.   

This year, we commemorate the centennial anniversary of America's entry into World War I.  More than 4.7 million Americans served during The Great War, representing more than 25 percent of the American male population between the ages of 18 and 31 at the time.  We remember the more than 100,000 Americans who sacrificed their lives during "The War to End All Wars," and who left behind countless family members and loved ones.  We pause again to pray for the souls of those heroes who, one century ago, never returned home after helping to restore peace in Europe.

On Memorial Day we honor the final resting places of the more than one million men and women who sacrificed their lives for our Nation, by decorating their graves with the stars and stripes, as generations have done since 1868.  We also proudly fly America's beautiful flag at our homes, businesses, and in our community parades to honor their memory.  In doing so, we pledge our Nation's allegiance to the great cause of freedom for which they fought and ultimately died.

In honor and recognition of all of our fallen service members, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer.  The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer.  I urge the press, radio, television, and all other information media to cooperate in this observance.

I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. 

I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.  I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

June 10, 2017

Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes Highlight Manalapan Day 2017
Keeping with tradition, Manalapan’s Township’s signature event “Manalapan Day” will be bigger and better than ever with a day-long family fun celebration culminating with music from chart-topping legends from the 70’s and fireworks lighting up the Manalapan skies!
Manalapan Day, the popular annual event with families will be held at the Manalapan Recreation Center, Route 522 & Taylors Mill Road from 3-10 p.m. The Manalapan Arts Council (MAC) is organizing the annual community celebration, with free parking & free admission for all.
“For the first time ever, Manalapan Day will open early at 2:00 p.m. for families with small children to enjoy, including a free ‘bounce house,’ a special time and perfect for parents with little kids,” says MAC Chairman Marty Gelfond.
Starting 3:00pm, the Manalapan Rec Center officially opens for Manalapan Day for seven hours of excitement until 10:00pm, the size of a county fair with small town appeal.  Fun & games and delicious food & exhibits from a midway full of vendors are just a part of Manalapan Day, including carnival & pony rides for kids, a petting zoo, local performers including the Manalapan High School Cheerleaders, “Buster” from the Lakewood Blue Claws, musical acts and non-stop entertainment on two large stages with a famous legendary musical hit machine from the 70’s on the main stage, followed by a stunning fireworks show in the skies above Manalapan!
Manalapan Day 2017 will be highlighted by Philadelphia R&B legends, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, famous for their chart-topping 70’s hits “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” & “The Love I Lost.” 
Also highlighting the main stage will be popular Manalapan music group Alter Ego, the steel pan ensemble The ManalaPANS, and Davia Echols who sings the National Anthem.
“On Manalapan Day the town gives back to our Manalapan residents.  With the help of our truly dedicated and phenomenal MAC volunteers we are able to once again raise the bar,” says Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen.  “Come show your Manalapan spirit and see why Manalapan is a great place to live.  This year’s sponsorships have far exceeded expectations & once again Manalapan Day entertainment is brought to the residents without using any taxpayer funds!”
The master of ceremonies for Manalapan Day for the tenth consecutive year is Tommy G, longtime New York & New Jersey radio personality and the afternoon host on WCTC-AM (1450).  Tommy G will also host “Trivia with Tommy G” with WABC (770) radio reporter Jeff McKay at the Main Stage, giving people chances to win prizes.
In the event of rain, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes will perform at Manalapan High School, Church Lane. There are 1,000 seats in the auditorium that will be available on a first come - first serve basis. 
Free parking is available at the Manalapan Recreation Center entering on Route 522 near Taylors Mill Road, the municipal complex across Route 522 from the recreation center, and at Temple Beth Shalom, on Route 522 a short distance from the recreation center, after 12:30 p.m.
Parking locations with free shuttle bus service to Manalapan Day are Manalapan High School & the Covered Bridge 1 clubhouse. For more information, visit

Save the date for Manalapan Day 2017! June 10, 2017 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM At the Manalapan Recreation Center 

Vendor Deadline is Friday May 26th!

Vendor Application

Vendor Rules and Regulations

June 15, 2017

Manalapan Township has internship opportunities available for High School and College students for the Summer of 2017. The Municipal Internship Program exposes students to career opportunities in local government while developing and strengthening professional skills in a work environment as they gain community volunteer service hours or college credit.

Students will be interviewed and placed in the program based on their interests. Opportunities will be available in a variety of departments and in a wide range of duties including but not limited to Public Administration, Finance, Health, Recreation, Construction and Land Use. There are also opportunities to work with Township volunteer committees on specific tasks and programs.

This successful internship program allows students to work on a variety of projects and jobs as they learn about local government first hand and volunteer their time and talents to their community.

Please contact Administration at 732-446-8308 or email [email protected] if you are interested in this program. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

Intern Application