Beginner Paper Bead Making

Monmouth Museum Visiting Artist Workshop
Paper Bead Making: Bringing Traditional Technique to Contemporary Upcycle Craft (Beginner Workshop)
Visiting Artist: Alia Bensliman
Monday, June 24, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$35.00 member, $40.00 non-member at monmouthmuseum.org

Workshop Description:
Join us as we learn about and explore the use of recycled paper material to create beautiful beads and jewelry. This beginner workshop in an introduction to the various tools used in the paper bead making process. Explore the basic techniques of cutting, rolling, sealing, and drying to create paper beads. Learn to cut 3 different patterns to make 3 unique paper bead shapes. Guests will create beads to take home with them. Come on your own or bring your friends for a creative and enjoyable group outing!

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Lenora at 732-224-1992 | lmiller@monmouthmuseum.org


June 24, 2:00 PM, Beginner Paper Bead Making




INTERMEDIATE Paper Bead Making

Monmouth Museum Visiting Artist Workshop
Paper Bead Making: Bringing Traditional Technique to Contemporary Upcycle Craft (Intermediate Workshop)
Visiting Artist: Alia Bensliman
Monday, July 15, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$35.00 member, $40.00 non-member at monmouthmuseum.org

Workshop Description:
Join us for this intermediate level paper bead making workshop and explore the use of recycled papers to create beautiful beads and jewelry. Learn to use the various tools and techniques of cutting, rolling, sealing, and drying, and create an array of paper bead designs. Participants will focus on manipulating the created beads to change their original rolled shaped into unique bead designs. Come on your own or bring your friends for a creative and enjoyable group outing!
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Lenora at 732-224-1992 or email lmiller@monmouthmuseum.org

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July 15, 10:30 AM, Intermediate Paper Bead Making




July 15, 2:00 PM, Intermediate Paper Bead Making




Yoga in the Time of Woodstock

Flashback to the 60’s: Yoga in the Time of Woodstock
Visiting Artist: Cindy Tracy
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019
$15.00 Museum Members; $20.00 Non-members

Flashback to the 60s and explore the yoga concepts and practice that were popular in the days of Woodstock. Learn about the teachings of the swamis that came to America, welcomed by our country’s counterculture during that time. We’ll take a look at the yogis that came into our homes on TV helping to make yoga more mainstream and accessible. Relax as we engage in a guided meditation and a physical practice! Dress comfortably and bring something to lie down on as we enjoy this unique yoga session! No previous yoga experience is necessary. Peace and Love!
For more information contact Lenora at 732-224-1992 | email lmiller@monmouthmuseum.org or reserve spot here:


Yoga in Time of Woodstock



Psychedelic Painting: Let Art Set Your Imagination Free

“6pm” by Alia Bensliman

Monmouth Museum Visiting Artist Workshop

Visiting Artist: Alia Bensliman
Friday, July 19, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For Teens to Adults

$45.00 Museum Members, $50.00 Non Members, Materials included

Workshop Description: Join us and explore the painting techniques of the psychedelic hippie movement and the artistic styles that emerged in the late 1960’s. Learn about freestyle art, doodling, color theory, texturing and drawing with repetitive lines, shapes, patterns and dots. Combine techniques using watercolor, pen and ink, and markers and create an original work of art! Express yourself!


Psychedelic Painting Workshop



Out of this World, Comedy Magic Show for the Whole Family

MMKIDS Out of this World – Space Themed Magic Show!

Friday, July 19, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Museum Member Tickets: $15; Non-member Tickets: $18; Early Bird Tickets before July 8th are $15 for everyone.

This colorful space-themed comedy magic show will have your audience blast off into space with Magician and Family Entertainer Steve Woyce. Packed with audience participation, tons of laugh, and fun Space and Moon Facts this is a show you don’t want to miss!
For more information or to make a reservation, email Jane at jeisenberg@monmouthmuseum.org or call at 732-224-2640 or 732-747-2266


Out of This World Magic Show



The Magic of Sharks

The Magic of Sharks!
Friday, August 2, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 pm

Adult and Children Tickets: $15.00 Members; $18 Non-members; Early bird booking by July 22nd are $15 for everyone!

Join a fun comedy magic show, learn amazing facts about sharks and play games!

For more information or to make a reservation contact Jane at 732-224-2640 or 732-747-2266 | email jeisenberg@monmouthmuseum.org
or purchase tickets here:


The Magic of Sharks



A Story Fest and Writing Workshop

Monmouth Museum Visiting Artist Workshop

A Story Fest and Writing Workshop Celebrating the Sixties: Getting Ourselves Back to the Garden

Visiting Artist: Shelley Benaroya Director, Writing Center For Creative Aging
Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

No previous writing experience required. $25 member, $30 non-member

Workshop Description:
JFK. LBJ. Cold War. Vietnam. Miniskirts. “I Have a Dream.” The Moon Landing. Woodstock.

Explore the impact the Sixties have had on you personally. Join us for a “psychedelic” afternoon of lively discussions, writing invitations and storytelling at the Monmouth Museum. We’ll use the museum’s exhibition “Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love,” Elliott Landy’s original photographs of the Woodstock Festival, and selected readings as springboards for stories of our own.

Here’s your chance to bring pivotal moments–from your life–to life on the page and share those stories with others.

Whether you lived through the Sixties in body, mind or spirit,
come be part of the story!

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Writing Workshop



Posture Improves Your Wellbeing, Life-long Learning Series

The Monmouth Museum Presents a
Stand Up Straight Program for Adults
presented by Yaffa Leibermann,
Physical Therapist
Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Program

RSVP: jeisenberg@monmouthmuseum.org

The Importance of Correct Posture in Our Lives

Posture reflects the way you feel about yourself.
We do not inherit good posture; it is adopted by us through understanding and practice.

“Stand up straight. Do not slouch!” How many times did you hear those scolding words while growing up? Maybe more times than you would like to remember. Behind those long forgotten words lies a very valuable and surprising message: Good posture is important because it helps your body function at top speed. It promotes movement efficiency and endurance, and contributes to an overall feeling of well-being.

Correct posture is also good prevention. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned and your muscles, joints, and ligaments, take more strain than nature intended. Faulty posture may cause you fatigue, muscular strain and, in later stages, pain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of vital organs, particularly those in the abdominal region.

Good posture contributes to good appearance; the person with good posture projects poise, confidence, and dignity.

Book Talk, 1969 with author Sea Gudinski

Bring your book group to the Monmouth Museum on August 20, 2019 to discuss the book 1969 with the author Sea Gudinski.
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Purchase books at the Monmouth Museum, Bookstores or on Amazon.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole without ever leaving the comfort of your living room…

This is a novel in which HISTORY meets SCIENCE FICTION and PSYCHEDELICS meet SPIRITUALITY through a seamless blend of FACT and FANTASY.

1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is one girl’s account of her fantastic and unique experience of the hippie counterculture and how it changed her and those around her for the rest of their lives. From a run-of-the-mill existence in the ultra-conservative town of Fresno, California, formerly naïve teenager and rock devotee Rhiannon Karlson takes the trip of a lifetime after a drug dealer sells her a particularly potent and mysterious substance, sparking her unparalleled journey of soul-searching, consciousness-expansion, and unyielding search for the Truth. The rest, you may say, is history.

Come to find out what inspired a 21 year old to write this novel and how Rhiannon Karlson’s character developed.

RSVP by calling 732-224-2640 or email to:  jeisenberg@monmouthmuseum.org

One of the events leading up to the Woodstock Festival of 1969 was The Summer of Love.
The Summer of Love was a several-month-long social event which involved the mass migration of young people to key cities of the counterculture movement. While the gathering in San Francisco was the most well-known, large gatherings of hippies took place in cities across the country, including Greenwich Village, New York, and across the ocean in London, England. The event is considered by many to have been the apex of the counterculture movement in which the greatest number of like-minded individuals flocked together to celebrate and share the philosophy and lifestyle embraced by hippies over the longest period of time. Haight-Ashbury received the brunt of the influx as upwards of 100,000 people arrived in the neighborhood for the summer. Although the event is considered to have been peaceful and positive, San Francisco was not able to fully accommodate the sudden increase in population, and The Summer of Love was plagued by homelessness, drug problems, and petty theft.

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