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Teen Leadership 7 –8 pm
Zoning Board - Cancelled 7 :30 –8 pm
RACES Radio Operators 10 –12 pm
Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –6 :30 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
The Amazing Kreskin 7 –10 pm
Rec Advisory Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Fire Prevention 8 –8 :30 pm
Shade Tree 7 :30 –8 pm
Flu Shots 10 –11 am
Community Alliance 7 –7 :30 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Environmental Commission 7 :30 –8 :30 pm
Veterans Affairs 5 :30 –6 :30 pm
Historical Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Economic Development 7 :30 –8 pm
Flu Shots 7 –8 pm
Transportation Committee 7 :30 –8 pm
Board of Health 8 –10 pm
Flu Shots 1 :30 –2 :30 pm
Planning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Monster Mania 6 :30 –10 pm
Special Needs Council 7 –7 :30 pm
Teen Leadership 7 –8 pm
Zoning Board 7 :30 –8 pm
Free Rabies Clinic 9 –11 :30 am
June 13, 2018

We have just been notified that the County has a zero tolerance policy on recycling in plastic bags. Therefore, the garbage company will not collect any recycling that is in plastic bags.  They will leave it at the curb.

Please place recycling loose in a container at the curb to ensure it will be collected.

Containers should not be larger then 64 gallons.

September 06, 2018

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Kristen Rass  - Youth Winner - "Ride Reflection/My Favorite Way to Spend the Summer"

Mike Schickler - "Over Grand Canyon"

Susan Schwartz - "West Coast Splendor"

Antonia Schwerthoffer - "Hilltop"

Mariana Virote - "Safe Place"

Richard Visco - "Mirror Lake"

Jessica Visone - "Family by the Lake"

Shirali Vyas - Adult Honorable Mention - "Reflection"

Barbara Zagha - People's Choice Winner - "Color for a Cause"

Daniel Arminio - "Beauty and the Beach"

Jerry Avergon - "M&M World"

Desiree Bartky - "Dianthus Up Close"

Justin Bero - "Sibling Rivalry"

Alan Bogard - "57 Chevy"

Brian Case - "Grazing Buffalo"

Michael Daly Jr. - "Sedona at Dusk"

Tai Daughty - "Motherly Love" 

Jerry Deutsch - "Truffle Line Up"

Thomas Fisher - "Thing 1 & Thing 2"

Nina Gerulski - "Early Harvest" 

Samuel Goto - "Mother's Day Brunch"

Isabel Huelgas - "Through Thick and Thin"

Olivia Kanarick - "Abby Eating a Cupcake"

Christine Kanarick - "Holy Milkshake!"

Matthew Kanarick - "He's Right Behind Me, Isn't He?"

Riley Max Karon - "Rhinobrothers"

Valerie LaBarbera - Adult Winner - "Everything the Light Touches is Yours"

Ronald Lovenguth - "Beautiful Start of Spring"

Carly Lustig - "Inspiration"

Shannon Miller - Youth Honorable Mention - "Secret Garden"

Conor Mulvanerton - "Nature of the Beach"

Patty Murray - "A Few of My Favorite Things - Summer, Sunflowers and Bumblebees"

Robert Orsetti - "Oh No! Here Comes Mom!"

Liz Paulin - "My Son's Love for the Library"

Sam Paulin - "Playing in the Snow With My Dog, Moo"

Jill Perez - "Snow Day"

Marni Perry - "Victory - Manalapan Rec Soccer"

Tina Rallo - "My Favorite Set of Twins"

Stan Rass - "4th of July on the Water"

Joseph Rass -"Goodnight, Barnegat Bay!"

Lisa Rass - "Has Anyone Seen my Shell Phone?"

John Scaravella - "All Rise"

Rosemarie LoCasico - "Breaking Free at Point Pleasant Beach"

Layne Sultana - "Cat in a Box"

Jill Watters - "Manalapan Rec Baseball/Jake Watters #5"

Katie Arrigo - "New Beginnings"

Mary Baker - "Sky Dancer"

Sara Lee Koch - "My Favorite Flower-A Parrot Tulip"

September 14, 2018

We continue to improve and add amenities to the Manalapan Recreation Center (MRC). We received a large number of requests from a variety of residents for Pickleball Courts. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. The equipment needed is a paddle and a plastic ball with holes (similar to a wiffleball). 

By re-purposing an underutilized Hockey Rink (there is still a rink located in the back of the facility that was resurfaced two years ago) we were able to install 4 new Pickleball Courts. The Manalapan Recreation Center (MRC) has something for everyone! All ages are welcome to enjoy our facility. 

The Pickle Ball Courts will be open 7 days a week and will follow the Manalapan Recreation Center hours of operation: 

MRC Hours of Operation

October 1st through March 31st (pending program usage)

Sunday through Saturday: 8am to dusk

Sunday and Thursday: 7pm to 9pm

April 1st through Sept 30th

Sunday through Friday: 8am to 10pm

Saturday: 8am to 9pm

  • It will be available on a first come first serve basis except when in use by Manalapan Township sponsored programs.
  • Rackets and balls will not be provided
  • The pickleball courts are lit for night time usage.
  • There is no fee for open play use of the courts
  • No private instruction permitted except for Manalapan Township sponsored programs

For more information please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 732-446-8355.

September 27, 2018

 Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, deaths in the US from flu have ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. Each year in the United States, an average of more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications of which 20,000 of those hospitalized are children younger than 5 years old.  "Flu season" in the United States usually peaks in January and the season can last as late as May. During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others.


Getting a vaccine against seasonal flu is recommended for all persons age 6 months of age and older but they are particularly important for high risk groups, which include people aged 50 and older, those with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, pregnant women, and children age six months to five years. In addition, people who live with or care for others at high risk for flu complications should be vaccinated to reduce the risk of infecting their families and co-workers.


Everyday preventive steps:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze—throw the tissue away after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If you are not near water, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Stay away as much as you can from people who are sick.
  • If you get the flu, stay home from work or school. This will protect co-workers so that you don't make them sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.


For more information on flu prevention and flu clinics, please visit or   Local health departments in Monmouth County will be offering many seasonal flu and pneumonia clinics during September, October and November.   Manalapan Township will be hosting the following 2018 seasonal flu shot schedule for residents age 12 and over. 


Wednesday, October 17     10:00 am – 11:00 am          at Covered Bridge I Clubhouse

Tuesday, October 23           7:00 pm – 8:00 pm              at Manalapan Town Hall (will accommodate children)

Thursday, October 25         1:30 pm – 2:30 pm              at Manalapan Town Hall


Flu shots are $20.00 or free for Seniors presenting Medicare Part B insurance cards.  For more information on fees or the locations please call the Manalapan Township Health Department at 732-446-8345.

September 27, 2018

The Manalapan Township Board of Health will be sponsoring a free rabies immunization clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Manalapan Recreation Center at the new Expansion Building by Field K and the Spray Park on Route 522 in Manalapan.  The best entrance to this area of the park is the western entrance as opposed to the main entrance.  All dogs must be on a leash and cats confined to carriers.


The Manalapan Recreation Center is directly across the street from the Manalapan Town Hall (Police Station) on Route 522 which is also known as Englishtown-Freehold Road. 


Please call 732-446-8345 if you have any questions.

October 01, 2018

Time for Spring Cleaning?


The Manalapan MRC-CERT is sponsoring an early spring cleaning of clothing and other household items drop off event on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 9:00 am -11:00 am at Manalapan Town Hall. If you are looking to clean out some closets, attics or basements, this may be just what you need and it will benefit the community too! The Manalapan MRC-CERT will receive a payment from a vendor for the items it collects. Here is a brief list of items that can be dropped off on October 20th:


All articles of clothing, garments and accessories
Stuffed animals
Linen – including towels, sheets, blankets and small rugs and mats
Small electric appliances (but not computers and the like)
Costumes, wigs and hats
Some small furniture


Unfortunately, if it is not on this list it can’t be accepted.  Items that definitely cannot be accepted include books, computers, printers, tires, batteries, mattresses, TVs, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, car seats, strollers, highchairs, playpens or toys.


So, start gathering your unused, out of date, non-working items that you have from this list, store them safely and then bring them to Manalapan Town Hall on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 9:00 am-11:00 am.


The Manalapan MRC-CERT is a volunteer based organization that supports the Township’s emergency management and response agencies.  For more information about the MRC-CERT please contact the Health Department or visit them on-line at www.facebook/manalapanmrc-cert.

October 15, 2018

October 19, 2018

Leaf collection this fall will be held on every Monday in November and December. All leaves must be placed in biodegradable compost bags. These bags can be purchased at the Public Works Department on Mondays - Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The bags are sold in bundles of 5 for a cost of $2.00. You can also purchase these bags from local retailers. No leaves will be collected that are not contained in these biodegradable bags.

Please place bagged leaves at the curb, not in the street, on the first day of each scheduled collection to insure you will not miss any of the collections.

Brush and Tree Limbs are collected by the Garbage Company on the second refuse collection day of each week all year long.

Please use the following guidelines for brush and tree limbs: 

  • Tied securely in bundles

  • 4 foot maximum length

  • 50 pounds maximum weight

  • 2 bundle maximum each collection

Residents may take their leaves to the Recycling Center themselves. Our Recycling Center is located at the Public Works Yard: 207 Route 522 (Freehold Road). It is opened Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It is also opened on the first and third Sunday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


October 27, 2018

The Manalapan Township Police Department will be hosting an Operation Take Back event. Please bring all of your unused or expired medications to the lobby of the Manalapan Township Police Department. Police Department located at 120 Route 522 Manalapan. 


October 29, 2018

Manalapan Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 30th Annual Monster Mania. This will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the Manalapan Recreation Center beginning at 6:30 PM.

The event will start at 6:30 pm with a Halloween magic show,  followed by a parade & costume contest, crafts & games, photo booth and haunted glow trail!
Haunted Trail may not be suitable for our younger participants!
Line begins at the Fitness Trail entrance and will not open until 7:15.

All events are held at the Manalapan Recreation Center.
The Magic Show will start in the Pickleball Courts (near parking lot #1) Soon after, the activities will continue at the Basketball Court.

The Manalapan Recreation Center is located on Route 522 across from the Township Municipal Building. The Manalapan Monster Mania is held rain or shine.
This program is free of charge

We would like to thank the local vendors that were able to donate
and add to our fun-filled evening!

Questions or additional information please contact 732-446-8355 or go to


October 31, 2018

Please join us for Safe Halloween Trick or Treating through all the Municipal Offices at Town Hall. Thank you to Wegmans for the candy donations.


November 11, 2018

The Manalapan Township Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee will host a Veterans Day celebration on Sunday, November 11th. All veterans and community members are welcome, and this year we will especially highlight Vietnam Veterans. Retired AF Captain Dave Drummond will be the guest speaker.  He will relate some of his experience as a Vietnam Veteran POW. Mr. Drummond has been an active member of the committee. He and his wife Jill have been lifelong residents of NJ and residents of Manalapan for 40 years.

The Veterans Day ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial at Manalapan Town Hall, 1 Veterans Way (120 Freehold Road, Manalapan). The committee has created a lasting memorial, in conjunction with an everlasting promise to support veterans and their families. Following the ceremony, Veterans are invited to enjoy a light breakfast, supported by local businesses and community volunteers.

WHAT: Veterans Day Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, November 11th at 11:00 AM
WHERE: 120 Route 520 Manalapan, New Jersey 07726
WHO: Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee

The Veterans Committee has been active in renaming a street: Veterans Way, and supporting statewide legislation to fly KIA flags in all NJ municipalities. That piece of legislation is now law. To learn more and stay up to date, please visit The Manalapan Veterans Committee also run the “Center for Veterans at Manalapan” on Wednesdays from 9:00AM -11:00AM and as needed, supplementing the Lakewood Vet Center. In addition to individual and group therapy-following an initial screening-, yoga for veterans and music for veterans programs are now commonplace in the community center space. An all veterans band practices Wednesdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM.

Please email or call 732-446-8308 if you need assistance or have any questions about the Veterans Day Ceremony.

Join our Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee in showing gratitude to all those who have served our great country. This year, we will highlight Vietnam Veterans and hear a story from a POW of that era.

Veterans are welcome for breakfast following the ceremony

Please Visit MTNJ.ORG or Call 732-446-8308