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Pickin' In The Park


BOTMA hosts Pickin' In The park

In the Summer months BOTMA sponsors Pickiní In The Park as opposed to our stage shows. These events are a combination of informal jam sessions and a picnic. These are held at Thompson County Park in Lincroft, New Jersey.

You are invited to bring a picnic lunch and your lawn chairs and come and enjoy these informal jam sessions. You never know who will show up to spend the day pickiní. There is no charge for attending these jams, they are free. The jam starts at 1:00 PM.

Please understand that these are not stage shows. At any given time there could be four or five sessions going on. The musicians will spread out over a wide area. If you are sitting someplace and you are hearing two jams at the same time simply move your chair closer to the jam you want to listen to. Please donít ask the musicians in the other jam to be quiet.

Bring the family. The new park visitor center is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with restroom facilities available. Thereís plenty to do at Thompson County Park. Please watch the schedule for the dates and times of these jams.


Directions to Thompson County Park
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ


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From the GSP South: Take the Parkway to exit 109. Turn right onto Route 520 West (Newman Springs Rd.). Go 2.2 miles to Park (past M.T. Thompson Park and the entrance to Brookdale College). Youíll see the signs and the entrance for Thompson County Park on your left.


From the GSP North: Take the Parkway to exit 109. Turn left onto Route 520 West (Newman Springs Rd.). Go 2.2 miles to Park (past M.T. Thompson Park and the entrance to Brookdale College). Youíll see the signs and the entrance for Thompson County Park on your left.


From State Highway 34 South: Take Highway 34 to Rt. 520 East. Turn left onto Route 520. Follow Route 520 east to Park entrance.


From State Highway 34 North: Take Highway 34 to Rt. 520 East. Turn right onto Route 520. Follow Route 520 east to Park entrance.


When you come in the main entrance to the park, make a left at the first road and go down to the first picnic area on your left. The parking lots are across the road from that picnic area as are the restroom facilities. Please donít park on the grass or along the road.

In the event of rain youíll generally find us in the Gazebo that is just west of the main parking area.

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