MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM HOSTS
MIDDLETOWN — The Monmouth County Park System will host Freedom Stories from 2-2:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 9 at the Tatum Park Red Hill Activity Center, Red Hill Road, Middletown. Join gifted storyteller TAHIRA for a compelling look at the men and women who took extraordinary risks for freedom. This dramatic performance includes freedom songs such as “John the Rabbit,” which contained coded messages used by enslaved Africans to devise a plan of escape. This program emphasizes the importance of having courage in the face of inequality and injustice. The show is open to all ages; under 18 with adult. A second performance is offered from 4-4:45 p.m. The cost is $5 per person per show; pre-registration accepted; cash or check only onsite. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.