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Events

Feb
22
Thu
Monmouth University Men’s Basketball @ Ocean First Bank Center @ Ocean First Bank Center
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monmouth University Men's Basketball @ Ocean First Bank Center @ Ocean First Bank Center | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

The Hawks play instate rival Rider at home in a MAAC Conference game.

Feb
23
Fri
Monmouth University Women’s Basketball @ Ocean First Bank Center @ Ocean First Bank Center
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monmouth University Women's Basketball @ Ocean First Bank Center @ Ocean First Bank Center | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

The Lady Hawks play FairField at home in a MAAC Conference game.

Feb
24
Sat
Monmouth University Men’s Lacrosse @ Kessler Stadium @ Kessler Stadium
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monmouth University Men's Lacrosse @ Kessler Stadium @ Kessler Stadium | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

The Hawks play the University of Delaware in a non-conference game at home.

Feb
25
Sun
The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope @ Pollak Theatre
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope @ Pollak Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Acclaimed choreographer and storyteller Carolyn Dorfman has created an exultant “dance-theatre” trilogy that connects us through our common human experience. Told through the lens of a child of Holocaust survivors, dances illustrate the devastation, yet inspires hope as immigrants’ journey to a new land that promises new beginnings! Our deepest desires for peace, freedom and family are illuminated in this triumphant work that will make you cry, laugh, think and celebrate the capacity of the human spirit to rise above all circumstance.

Mar
24
Sat
Monmouth University Women’s Lacrosse @ Kessler Stadium @ Kessler Stadium
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monmouth University Women's Lacrosse @ Kessler Stadium @ Kessler Stadium | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

The Lady Hawks play Quinnipiac in a conference game at home.

Rockin’ Road to Dublin @ Pollak Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
Rockin’ Road to Dublin @ Pollak Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Rockin’ Road to Dublin returns to Pollak Theatre in 2018 by popular demand! Created by the 2009 World Champion of Irish Dance Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) and worldwide touring Irish musician Chris Smith, Rockin’ Road is the new generation of Irish music and dance. RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock ‘n’ roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats.

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla return to Monmouth University with their Songwriters by the Sea series for an evening of relaxed and inspired round-robins.  This is a rare opportunity to see and hear a unique collection of very special guest artists that in the past has included, Marshall Crenshaw, Allison Moorer, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Grushecky, John Eddie, Willie Nile and many others, in an intimate and interactive forum. What started out as a coffee shop show for area songwriters to casually perform with other writers and is now a main feature of the Light of Day Festival in Asbury Park, has quickly evolved into an international series featuring some of the top songwriters in music today.

Mar
28
Wed
Monmouth Baseball vs. Hofstra @ Monmouth Baseball Field
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monmouth Baseball vs. Hofstra @ Monmouth Baseball Field | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Come see the Monmouth University Baseball team take on Hofstra!

Mar
29
Thu
Black Maria Film Festival @ Monmouth Unversity, Pollack Theatre
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm
Black Maria Film Festival @ Monmouth Unversity, Pollack Theatre  | Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Monmouth University will be hosting the “Black Maria Film Festival” this March 29th in Pollack Theatre. The festival was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison’s development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the “Black Maria” film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, NJ. It is a free event and will start at 6:30 PM.

Apr
3
Tue
Blood Drive Monmouth University @ Anacon Hall
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Blood Drive Monmouth University @ Anacon Hall | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Monmouth University will hold it’s second blood drive of the New Year. All donors must present a valid signature ID, and must be at least sixteen years old (with parental consent) and weigh at least 120 pounds. Please eat and drink water before you donate!

Apr
5
Thu
Julius Caesar Live @ Pollak Theatre
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm
Julius Caesar Live @ Pollak Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral, and the chaos that explodes in its wake.  Come see the entertaining story of Julius Caesar!

Apr
15
Sun
Monmouth Baseball vs. Sacred Heart University @ Monmouth Baseball Field
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monmouth Baseball vs. Sacred Heart University @ Monmouth Baseball Field  | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Come see the Monmouth Baseball team take on Sacred Heart University!

Apr
17
Tue
Monmouth Baseball vs: Rutgers @ Monmouth University
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm
Monmouth Baseball vs: Rutgers @ Monmouth University  | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Come see the Monmouth University Baseball team take on Rutgers at 3 PM on April 17th at 3 PM!

Apr
24
Tue
Monster Band @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monster Band @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Monster Band is a student ensemble ‘reanimating’ classic pop music live. In this, the 3rd annual performance, the band will present music from the Wrecking Crew, the legendary L.A. studio band behind the hits of The Beach Boys, Mamas & the Papas, The Byrds, and a host of other ’50s and 60s pop stars.

Apr
29
Sun
Asbury Park Restaurant Tour @ Press Plaza - Asbury Park
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Asbury Park Restaurant Tour @ Press Plaza - Asbury Park | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

Come to Asbury Park this April for the annual Restaurant Tour! The event, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, features small “bites”, sampling and demos at 25+ Asbury Park restaurants, lounges, juice bars and breakfast rooms. Foodies will be treated to some of the classic restaurant pioneers of Asbury Park, as well as recent newcomers to the blooming Asbury Park culinary landscape.

May
4
Fri
Spring-a-Ding-DING! @ Pollack Theatre
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring-a-Ding-DING! @ Pollack Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Brianna, a charming and curious girl, hops into an ‘adventure-through-the-seasons’ in Spring-A-Ding-DING! A colorful cast of characters create the vivid enchantment of springtime. Jump-roping frogs, twirling flowers, dancing birds, glittering rain showers and even a contortionist earthworm bring the budding season to life!

May
6
Sun
Luisa Miller Encore: Metropolitcan Opera @ Pollak Theater
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Luisa Miller Encore: Metropolitcan Opera @ Pollak Theater | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.

May
20
Sun
Cendrillon (Encore) @ Pollack Theatre
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cendrillon (Encore) @ Pollack Theatre  | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

May
24
Thu
BobFest: 20 Years of Bob Dylan @ Count Basie Theatre
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
BobFest: 20 Years of Bob Dylan @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

This year’s memorial Day Weekend Kickoff concert will feature highlights of the past 20 years of Bob Dylan songs delivered by New Jersey’s own Pat Guadagno, as only he can deliver. Performing with Tired Horses, a ‘curious congregation of extremely talented musicians, who each bring their own individual brand of magic to the stage’. Come down and enjoy the birthday of a musical legend.

May
25
Fri
Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park @ Monmouth Park
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park @ Monmouth Park | Oceanport | New Jersey | United States

No matter if you’ve been to this event every year or plan to come out for the first time, there is ALWAYS something new, exciting and delicious on the menu at the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival.

So bring your family, bring your friends, come one day or come all three. Just don’t miss the most delicious summer kick-off party on the Jersey Shore – at Monmouth Park Racetrack, your best bet for summertime family fun.

May
26
Sat
Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Celebration @ Ocean Avenue Promenade
May 26 @ 10:00 am
Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Celebration @ Ocean Avenue Promenade  | Bradley Beach | New Jersey | United States

We hope you will join us in this year’s event as Bradley Beach kicks off summer at the Jersey Shore. The Memorial Day Parade opens up the food and craft event on the boardwalk which ends on Monday, May 28th.

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park @ Monmouth Park
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park @ Monmouth Park | Oceanport | New Jersey | United States

No matter if you’ve been to this event every year or plan to come out for the first time, there is ALWAYS something new, exciting and delicious on the menu at the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival.

So bring your family, bring your friends, come one day or come all three. Just don’t miss the most delicious summer kick-off party on the Jersey Shore – at Monmouth Park Racetrack, your best bet for summertime family fun.

May
27
Sun
Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park @ Monmouth Park
May 27 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival at Monmouth Park @ Monmouth Park | Oceanport | New Jersey | United States

No matter if you’ve been to this event every year or plan to come out for the first time, there is ALWAYS something new, exciting and delicious on the menu at the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival.

So bring your family, bring your friends, come one day or come all three. Just don’t miss the most delicious summer kick-off party on the Jersey Shore – at Monmouth Park Racetrack, your best bet for summertime family fun.

Jun
5
Tue
Blood Drive @ Monmouth University
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Blood Drive @ Monmouth University  | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Looking to help those in need? Well Stop by Monmouth University this summer to donate blood to the Central Jersey Blood Center!  Donors must be 16 years old (with parental consent) and weigh at least 120 pounds. Please have a valid signature ID when present. Do not forget to eat and drink before donating!

Jun
16
Sat
The Battle of Monmouth @ Monmouth Battlefield
Jun 16 all-day
The Battle of Monmouth @ Monmouth Battlefield | Manalapan Township | New Jersey | United States

The reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth is an annual event at the park in late June. When you visit, you will pass enlisted men cleaning their weapons or idle away their time, and watch the women of the army cook, mend, and wash. You may encounter a drum major drilling his musicians or a court martial. At the parade ground, watch soldiers drill or artillerists fire their cannon. But we must alert you to keep an eye on your children, or the recruiting sergeant may have them drilling with wooden muskets!