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SEPTEMBER 27, 2015: Family Canoeing at Chris' Marina, Red Bank.                                                   

This is your last opportunity this year to paddle with family and friends on the idyllic Swimming River. For families, adults and youth.Canoeing from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

All are welcome to paddle the Swimming River in colorful River Rangers canoes.

NMHA will supply canoes, life vests and paddles for all. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



AUGUST 22, 2015: Dory Rowing on the Navesink

Dories are one of the oldest workboats designs and are powered by four or six oars and usually steered by a Cox.

NMHA borrowed two dories from New York for ONE DAY and over 50 people went out for a row. SUCCESS!

JULY & AUGUST, 2015: RIVER RANGERS  is back for another great Summer Adventure!

The award-winning River Rangers on-water summer program is back for the 11th year for boys and girls age 10-14.

They paddle for five mornings with experienced counselors, and learn team building, boating skills, and about the river environment, all while exploring our beautiful rivers and creeks.

76 River Rangers paddled around in great weather, only one rainy day in 5 weeks! What happened when it rained? River Rangers had fun painting some canoes with nerw designs!         

Go HERE to learn more about River Rangers.

JUNE 20: River Rangers Canoe Painting!

Come paint some River Rangers canoes!

Dream up and execute your own designs!

All materials supplied! Bring painting clothes!


JUNE 6 & 7, 2015: Community Boat Building Festival is back!                                                  

Come help build some canoes at Fair Haven Fire House!

No experience necessary, no tools required. Join a team with experts to help you. In TWO days you will be paddling on the river! 




More information HERE 

APRIL 29, 2015: Public Presentation: NMHA's Plans for a Maritime Activity Center by Charles Ladoulis, NMHA President.

Come, listen, and participate in a discussion about NMHA's plans for a Maritime Activity Center to be located on the Grover House property at 930 West Front Street, Red Bank.

Charles, NMHA's President, will present some design and use concepts and provide some examples of what might be built on the site.

More information HERE 

MARCH 25, 2015: Public Presentation: Lettie G Howard -Two States, one Port, in Marine Education

Come and hear Rik van Hemmen, VP of NMHA, talk about the historic schooner, Lettie G Howard, two great maritime high schools (The Harbour School and MAST), and the educational link between them. 

Bahrs Restaurant, Highlands, 7:30pm.

Presentation 8:00pm.              More information HERE 


FEBRUARY 25, 2015: Public Presentation: Designing & Building a Stretched Rowing Dory by Don Betts

Come and hear how Don Betts and others built a "stretched" 26' four-oared dory from a John Gardner drawing of a 19' dory.

Click HERE for more details.


JANUARY 28, 2015: Annual Members & Friends Dinner

The 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held at
Bahrs Landing Restaurant on

Wednesday, January 28th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Come and enjoy the food, the nautical ambiance, and your friends.

Charles Ladoulis, President, and Board Members, will briefly describe the 2014 successes and exciting plans for 2015.

For more details and to Register and Pay, click HERE 

JANUARY 14, 2015: Public Presentation: The Quaker Migration to Monmouth County: Why, When and How.

All sorts of people started to settle in Monmouth Counter after the April 8, 1665 signing of the Monmouth Patent by Gov. Nicolls of New York. This did "Give, confirm, and grant" the area we know as Monmouth County to twelve individuals with the requirement that they had to persuade "100 families at the least" to settle in the County.

This presentation will describe the Quaker migration on the 350th anniversary: why they were interested in coming, and how they got there. More information HERE. 

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