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August 2018

Bats in the Garden

August 21 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

Learn about different bats that live in New Jersey and other parts of the world from Joseph D'Angeli of The Wildlife Conservation and Education Center. Discover the vital role bats play in our environment and the importance of these wonderful nocturnal animals. After meeting live bats, we will take a short hike after the presentation to search for bats on the property. Open to families and individuals - recommended for children ages 6 and up. Registration required. Online registration Click Here

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Summer Fun in the Garden

August 22 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Join us for an afternoon of fun and adventure for kids and their families. Every program will include a mini lesson or discussion in the Van Vleck Visitor Center as well as a hands-on activity or outdoor exploration.  Appropriate for children ages 4 and up although all are welcome.

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September 2018

Garden to Table – New!

September 21 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Friday, repeating until October 5, 2018

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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In this three part series, we will harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with the bounty while learning about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck gardens.  Appropriate for children ages 8 to 11. $30 for Friends of Van Vleck/$45 for General Public (for all three classes). To register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1.

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Adult Birding Hike

September 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $7

Early September is a wonderful time of year in the gardens. There are sure to be migrating birds stopping off on their way south, plenty of flowers and butterflies, too. Join us for a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species passing through. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars if you have them.  To register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Music & More Concert Series in the Garden: The Music of Shakespeare’s Plays

September 23 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Please join us as we kick off our 2018-2019 Van Vleck Music & More Concert Series with a performance of "The Music of Shakespeare's Plays" by the Montclair Early Music Consort. The program, which will take place on the lawn, will include songs from Shakespeare's plays, accompanied by readings and guest artist, Soprano Alison Arnold. There is no pre-registration for this concert. This is a free program. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs. In the event of rain, the…

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Butterflies

September 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

Join us for our first Garden Discoveries class of the fall season. Appropriate for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Space is limited so sign up today!

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Garden to Table – New!

September 28 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Friday, repeating until October 5, 2018

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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In this three part series, we will harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with the bounty while learning about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck gardens.  Appropriate for children ages 8 to 11. $30 for Friends of Van Vleck/$45 for General Public (for all three classes). To register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1.

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Outdoor Adventures: Monarch Butterflies

September 29 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center where an environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property -  everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family.  Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised…

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October 2018

Garden to Table – New!

October 5 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Friday, repeating until October 5, 2018

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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In this three part series, we will harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with the bounty while learning about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck gardens.  Appropriate for children ages 8 to 11. $30 for Friends of Van Vleck/$45 for General Public (for all three classes). To register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1.

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Class: Bats

October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Rain or shine. Space is limited. Registration required.    

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Outdoor Adventures: Terrific Trees

October 27 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center where an environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property - everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here for you. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must…

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November 2018

Outdoor Adventures: Animals in the Garden

November 10 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am to 1:00 pm.  An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property -  everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family.  Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are…

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Discovering Trees

November 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Rain or shine. Space is limited. Registration required.

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December 2018

Outdoor Adventures: Birds in Winter

December 8 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center where an environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens.  A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property- everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here for you. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be…

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Bird Feeder Fun

December 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Rain or shine.

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