November 24, 2021

Weekend Update – Thanksgiving Edition

Dear resident,

Our first Fall Holiday Farmer Market held this past Sunday was a big success.  The event featured more than 30 vendors and three food trucks bringing more than 1,200 shoppers out to support small businesses.  Customers purchased food for their Thanksgiving table, stocked up on items for the winter and started their holiday shopping.  Stay tuned for ways to continue to support these businesses through the winter months.  Many thanks to our market managers and the vendors who work hard throughout the year to bring the Marlboro Farmers Market to the residents every Sunday.  Look for updates via email and social media as we plan for a spring, 2022 opening. 

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and many of us are looking forward to a much more normal celebration and a long holiday weekend. As we celebrate time off with friends and family, I want to thank and express my appreciation for the police officers, dispatchers, first responders, medical professionals, and all those who are on duty answering our emergency calls.

Please see below for Thanksgiving Holiday Township schedule adjustments and for details on our Winter Holiday Lighting, back in person this year.

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule - Town Hall offices are closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.  The drop box in the Town Hall lobby is available 24/7 as are on-line services detailed on the Township website. Police are open 24/7 and can be reached by calling 732-536-0100.  Emergencies dial 911. 

  • Zone 3 Recycling – A special collection day for zone 3 only will be held on Saturday, November 27 as there is no collection Thanksgiving Day. Items must be curbside by 7am.
  • Recycling Center – The Recycling Center will be open normal hours on Saturday, November 27.

COVID Testing Truck - The Marlboro COVID Testing truck is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, including the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.  No appointments are needed however pre-registration is strongly encouraged by QR Code or link.  Schedule changes will be posted on the town website at



Winter Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30 pm, please join us in front of Town Hall as we light the Menorah and the Christmas Tree. Photo ops with visitors from the North Pole and music provided by Marlboro High School Musicians makes this a family event you won’t want to miss. 

Toy Drive - We again partner with Charity Kings to provide toys for those in need.  New, unwrapped toys may be brought to Town Hall lobby Monday to Friday through December 16 during normal business hours or bring to the Holiday Lighting. 

Leaf Bags may be claimed Monday to Friday from 7am to 2:30pm. Simply complete the on line SDL form and bring your emailed permit with you to the Department of Public Works.  Note DPW is closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. 

Vaccine Boosters/Third Dose – All ages 5 and over are eligible for a COVID vaccine. Adults 18 and older are eligible for a booster shot.  To schedule a vaccine appointment (first or second dose) or get a booster/third dose, please:

  • Review booster shot/third dose guidelines
  • Marlboro Medical Arts Pharmacy (479 Route 520) has all three vaccines available. Book appointment at
  • Monmouth County Health Department has vaccine clinics throughout the County and walk in clinics every Tuesday at Brookdale Community College. See their FLYER HERE.
  • Marlboro will be holding a walk-in vaccine/booster clinic on December 16 in cooperation with Monmouth County Health Department. More to follow.

I, along with the Township Council and the employees, wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday and a very Happy Hanukkah to those that observe. As you shop for the holidays, please remember to support our small businesses.  See you at our Winter Holiday Lighting.

Yours in Community,

Mayor Jon Hornik