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Summer Fun Series

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We’re announcing a fun and exciting series of events throughout the summer months to bring Montclair State alumni together! From an afternoon at the races to a day at the zoo, there is something for everyone at these family-friendly activities. Celebrate summer and your alma mater by spending a day with fellow graduates and friends.

Our first event of this series was a Day at the Races at Monmouth Park. Alumni and friends gathered on Sunday, July 15, for a day of family fun at Monmouth Park to enjoy a day at the races and barbecue fare in an exclusive picnic area just for Montclair State.

Family Fun at The Liberty Science Center – July 29

Up next in the Summer Fun series is a family fun day at Liberty Science Center. Come join us for a family fun-filled day at the Liberty Science Center at a special discounted admission! Enjoy fun, high-quality science and technology experiences led by talented STEM educators. Participate in Scavenger Hunts, Animal Encounter, Beekeeping, Pop-Up and Live Science Shows, Touch Tank, Be a Surgeon, and Tamarin Feedings. In addition choose between two Film/ Planetarium Experiences One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure or Wonders of the Night Sky. Wear MSU gear or red to show your Red Hawk Pride!

Pre-registration is required. Please register online by July 26. Registration includes admission, a presentation, reserved seating at lunch, and a $5 gift to The Fund for Montclair State (for adult tickets only). Thank you for your support of Montclair State University!

A Night with the New Jersey Jackals – August 18

Join fellow alumni for an evening of baseball at Yogi Berra Stadium located right on the Montclair State University campus, as the New Jersey Jackals take on the Quebec Capitales on Saturday, August 18. Enjoy an opportunity to gather in the first base picnic area for BBQ style food and drinks (beer and wine for adults 21 and over) and special reserved seating for the game. It’s fireworks night at the stadium, so enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular presented by St. Joseph’s Health! Bring the family for some fun, as the picnic area is located right next to the Kid Zone! The Kid Zone includes accuracy speed pitch and a bounce house (additional cost to participate).

Pre-registration is required. Please register online by August 15. Registration includes game ticket, access to first base picnic area, food and drink (including beer for 21+), $5 gift to The Fund for Montclair State (for adult tickets only).

“We cannot wait for the first alumni Jackals game this summer, especially with the new field and scoreboard! We have been going to games for years and are excited to share it with our proud alumni!” says alumna Jennifer LoRusso ’09.

Family Fun at The Turtle Back Zoo – August 26

Our first-ever Summer Fun Series wraps up on Sunday, August 26, with a family fun day at The Turtle Back Zoo. Lions, and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Calling all Red Hawks! Join us for an adventure packed day at The Turtle Back Zoo at a special discounted admission. Meet some furry, scaly, or feathery friends; from the Australian Exhibit and African Adventure to the Wolf of Woods and Reptile House, there is so much to explore! Meet with a few animal ambassadors and discover how different coverings help animals survive in their natural habitats or try your hand at crafting and learn about the importance of health and well-being. Enjoy a boxed lunch in our reserved seating area, area as well as all the amazing exhibits Turtle Back Zoo has to offer. Don’t forget to wear red or your MSU gear to show your Red Hawk Pride!

Pre-registration is required. Please register online by August 23. Registration includes general admission and 1 animal presentation, $5 gift to The Fund for Montclair State (for adult tickets only), and reserved seating for a boxed lunch.

For more information about these events, contact The Office of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement at 973-655-4141 or