Township of Monroe


Annual Juried Art Show 2017

Juried Art Show

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Other Dates: Monday, October 23rd - Monday, October 30th

Location: Monroe Twp. Public Library

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Monroe Named a N.J. "Safe City"

The Safest Cities in New Jersey


The National Council for Home Safety and Security named Monroe Township as one of “The Top 50 Safest Cities” in New Jersey this week.  Each year, the organization identifies the safest municipalities with a population of 50,000 or more by reviewing the FBI’s most recent Uniform Crime Report statistics, along with its own data and research.   

Monroe ranked 14 out of the list of 50 cities in the state. Congratulations to Monroe’s Police Department for their diligent work, as well as the vigilant efforts of the township’s citizens and local officials, who assist and support officers in their ongoing efforts to keep our streets safe.

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Joseph Harvie Bike Trail Dedication

Saturday’s Harvie Dedication

This Saturday, the Township will honor its late Public Information Officer, Joe Harvie, by dedicating a local bike trail to the Monroe native, an avid cyclist who lost his life while on a ride in early August. 

In recognition of Harvie’s contributions to the community and to his sport-related fundraising, a series of tributary signs will now christen the five-mile path, which begins at the intersection of Forsgate Drive and Half Acre Road and ends on Half Acre and Applegarth roads.   

Please join Township officials and Harvie’s friends and family at 8:30 a.m. at Half Acres Road, directly across from the Greenbriar community’s entrance, to pay tribute to this Monroe son with the installation of his inaugural sign.  

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The Gazebo in Thompson Park
July 7, 13, 20, 27 -  August 3, 10


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Community Garden Meeting

Monroe Twp. Community Garden Public Information Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7 PM

LOCATION: Monroe Twp. Senior Center 12 Halsey Reed Road

for more info click here

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Cultural Arts Events

Cultural Arts Upcoming Events

With support of Mayor Gerald W. Tamburro and the Monroe Township Council, the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission presents the following:

ORIGAMI MONEY ART: Course #0101 @ Monroe Township High School Mar 30 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Marc Sky
Learn how to fold a humble dollar bill into a cute penguin, an elegant butterfly, and a graceful swan. You will learn how the eye-like patterns in the dollar bill can give life to your little creation. Instructor Marc Sky has created over 600 dollar bill sculptures, some of which have appeared in Newsweek and Time Magazine, as seen on his website,  You will thoroughly enjoy learning how to create a gift that is sure to make a lasting impression! Please bring 5 crisp, new dollar bills to class. Appropriate for children aged 12 and up.

The Mighty Oak Players of Monroe Township, New Jersey will be holding auditions for “Oklahoma!” to be performed at the Richard P. Marasco Performing Arts Center in Monroe Township, NJ.  Show dates are the last two weekends in July: Friday, July 21st through Sunday, July 23rd and Friday, July 28th through Sunday, July 30th.  Auditions will be Monday, April 3rd and Tuesday, April 4th from 7pm-9:00pm in the Chorus Room at Monroe Township High School, 200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.  Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, April 5th from 7pm-10pm in the auditorium of Monroe Township Middle School, 1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831. Seeking actors of all ages and ethnicities for an ensemble cast of performers.

TUSK – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute @ Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts

Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years.

The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years.

Authentic-sounding and always respectful, TUSK leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.



The Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of internationally renown Chui-Tze Lin, has been lauded for its luminous and energetic performances.  This program features two incredible symphonic works. Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture No.3” and SiCong Ma’s “The Mongolian Dance” Beethoven needs no introduction. His “Leonore Overture No. 3” captures the breadth and depth of his extraordinary brilliance. Composer and teacher, SiCong Ma is famous throughout China. He founded China’s most prestigious music school, the Central Conservatory, in Beijing, and was featured on the cover of Life magazine in 1967. Ma’s Mongolian Dance introduces audiences to music inspired by traditional Chinese melodies and dramatized by full orchestration. The orchestra also sponsors an annual Young Artists Competition, the largest of its kind in NJ. Two grand prize winners will be featured in this wonderful program. Prepare to be amazed and delighted !

For registration forms and a listing of up coming events, please visit us at or visit us on our Cultural Arts facebook at: or click here



Patron of the Arts Fundraiser Trip to Washington DC

May 18 – May 21 all-day


Enjoy a performance of Madame Butterfly
at the Kennedy Center

  • Visit Newseum the interactive Museum Of News and Journalism
  • Enjoy an evening illumination tour of the DC Monuments
  • Guided Tour of the Franciscan Monastery estate
  • Visit the Historic Ford’s Theater for an evening of Ragtime
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Tudor Place Historic House and Gardens
  • Time on your own for the Smithsonian Museum of your choice at the National Mall
  • Visit the brand new National Museum of African American History and Culture


Patron of the Arts Fundraiser Trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day



  • Enjoy a tour of Hyannis and visit the JFK Museum
  • An exciting and educational Whale Watching Cruise*
  • Visit the Cape Cod Museum of Art known as the regions center for artistic and cultural life
  • See a beautiful sunset on the Boardwalk in Sandwich*
  • Enjoy a fantastic Lobster Bake in Provincetown
  • Visit the town of Sandwich to see Heritage Gardens and the Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Visit Martha’s Vineyard via Ferry for a Guided Tour of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown
  • Enjoy a guided tour and time on your own in Provincetown
  • Evening performance at the Cape Playhouse of Art winner of Tony Award Best Play*
  • Visit the town of Plymouth for a morning of sightseeing

* These activities may change based on availability, weather,
or at the discretion of Atlas World Travel

Double occupancy : $1089.00 Per Person

Single Occupancy : $1339.00 Per Person

Price Includes the Following:

All tickets and entrance fees, Round Trip Premium Motor Coach Transportation, Tour Escort
4 nights Hotel in Hyannis, 4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, 3 days of guided touring, Ferry Tickets, all gratuities except driver and guide gratuities included.

Deposit of $250.00 Per Person due upon booking
100% refundable until April 15, 2017

Final Payment is due April 15, 2017

Payments received after 4/15/2017 are non-refundable 
Travel Protection is available starting at 93.00 Per Person.
Travel Protection MUST BE PAID BY check and should be made out to Atlas World Travel

Mail Checks to: Atlas World Travel
317 Forsgate Dr, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

(Please include a note with your name, address, phone number, email, emergency contact and any special request – we will do our best to honor. )

Travel Arrangements Provided by Atlas World Travel

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The League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters will hold voter registration sign up at the following dates, times and locations.

  1. March 11 from 11-2 at Recreation-Community Center.
  2. March 16 from 10-2 at the Senior Center.
  3. March 21 from 10-12 at the Library.
  4. March 28 from 10-2 at the Municipal Building.

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Community Education Courses


The following courses are offered by the Monroe Township Community Education Program:

Please click on the titles to view the flyer for each. 

SPRING 2017 Community Education Brochure

Social Media Courses

Finances for Women


Watercraft and Safe Boating

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Insurance for ART Nov. 3rd

Arts-insurance seminar coming to Monroe

The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission will sponsor a seminar titled “For the Arts Professional: What Kind of Insurance Do You Need to Protect Your Creative Assets?”

 5:30-7 p.m.  Nov. 3rd  at Monroe Township High School, 200 Schoolhouse Road.

The event will offer an overview of the variety of insurance coverage available to assist creative-industry personnel — writers, dancers, stage and musical performers, teachers, promoters, producers, visual and media artists in all genres — to protect their equipment, events, work spaces and intellectual property.

Guest presenters will be Edward van Eckert and Lawrence McCullough of Edward van Eckert Farmers Insurance Agency.

Seminar fee is $8 per person. Registration is required.

To reserve or for more information, call 732-521-2111, ext. 7, or email

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Monroe Ranked as USA's Top 100 Safest Cities

**For Immediate Release**

Monroe Ranked as SafeWise Top 100 Safest Cities in America for 2016


National Rank 61. Monroe Township, New Jersey

Previous rank: 77

In Monroe Township, you'll find a number of age-restricted communities geared toward their residents. For instance, the town has a special Senior Citizen Crime Prevention Officer who is in charge of keeping older adults safe from crime through education and advocacy. The town has impressively low violent crime rates and few property crimes, but taking every necessary precaution to protect residents of every age is a smart step to take.

  • Population: 42,333
  • Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.24
  • Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.91


How/When? SafeWise released its annual 100 Safest Cities in America Report on April18, 2016. To compile this report, SafeWise analysts considered the most recent FBI crime data from 2014 to rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 10,000 people. Visit the report for more details on our methodology.

Who is SafeWise?  SafeWise is a community-focused safety organization committed to increasing home and community safety, education, awareness, and preparedness.  The SafeWise brand has been recognized by many trusted publications, including The Huffington Post, AngiesList, Mashable, and, for their efforts to award law enforcement, neighborhood watch, and civic leaders who go the extra mile to keep their neighborhoods safe. Visit The SafeWise Blog for more advice on how to keep your family safe and choose the best home security system for your residence.

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Recreation Special Events Calendar

Recreation Calendar


December 28th

Grandparents Day Out
Community Center at 10:30am

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Residents warned of scams

January 21, 2016

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey today warned that two unrelated telephone scams could potentially bilk residents out of thousands of dollars.


“These types of scams in which criminals use fear tactics for financial gain are becoming more prevalent throughout New Jersey,” Prosecutor Carey said. “These criminals often use personal information of the victims or their families to convince their targets to act.  I urge all of our citizens to remain vigilant, be skeptical of such phone calls, and to contact the police if they receive such a phone call,” Prosecutor Carey said.


In one scam, Prosecutor Carey and Chief Matthew Geist of the Middlesex Borough Police Department said an investigation determined that a group of unknown individuals may call potential targets, tell them that one of their relatives has been kidnapped, and that the family must wire money to ensure the victim’s safe return.


Residents are advised that they should immediately check on the whereabouts of the alleged kidnap victim, who in reality has not been abducted, and to immediately notify police.


In one incident, a couple, whose names are being withheld, transferred thousands of dollars to various locations in Mexico before realizing there was no kidnapping and the threat was fictitious.


In the other scam, Prosecutor Carey and Chief Stephen J. Rizco of the Highland Park Police Department said thieves will contact their target and advise that as a legitimate computer services company, they need to remotely access the individual’s computer to purge a “virus.” In reality, no such virus was detected.


Once the scammers obtain access, they will lock the individual’s computer and demand cash payments to release the computer from their grip.


In one incident, the targeted victim immediately suspected a trap and hung up the phone.


An investigation is active and is continuing.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300, or their local police department.

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Reminder Re: BULK Pickup - One FREE Pickup a Year

Limited to approximately one pick-up truck load.

  • No hazardous materials-chemicals, paint, pesticides, etc.
  • No tires, utility poles, railroad ties, construction debris.
  • No stumps, sod, dirt, concrete, asphalt, dirt, or stones.
  • No food. Pallets are limited to three.
  • Please wrap mattresses/box springs in plastic moving bags.
  • Please separate your piles, junk in one and metal and electronics in another.
  • Lumber must have nails removed or bent over.
  • Refrigerators and freezers must have the doors removed (State law 2C:43-1)
  • Everything must be neatly placed at the curb the night before your scheduled pick-up.


Anything that the town provides a means for recycling will not be picked up for bulky waste i.e. cardboard, newspaper etc.

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