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February 2019

2019 Online Plant Pre-Sale

February 11 - February 22

This is an Online Only! Plant Pre-Sale Online orders can be placed Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 22nd, while supplies last! Take advantage of this limited-time offer to purchase unique trees and shrubs that will not be available during our May 2019 Plant Sale!

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Garden Discoveries: Winter Happenings

February 20 @ 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

Calling all future naturalists! Each class in this monthly series examines a different nature-themed topic through stories, outdoor exploration, specimens and hands-on activities, designed to inspire kids about the natural world around them. Registration required. Rain or shine. Open to children ages 3-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Online registration now available or  register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Winter Seasonal Interest Guided Walk

February 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $7

See the garden from a horticulturist's point of view. Discover the beauty of the season with Garden Manager, Laura Roberts. Rain or shine – please dress for the weather with appropriate footwear. Small groups welcome. Registration required. Tour group will meet in the Visitor Center. $5 per person for Friends of Van Vleck; $7 per person for General Public. To register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Family Guided Hike

February 24 @ 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

Birds and animals are active all winter long. Come take a walk in the garden and observe the bustling activity of birds and other critters during these very cold months. There are always interesting surprises during this time of year. Please dress for cold temperatures. Bring binoculars if you have them. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  $5 per person for Friends of Van Vleck; $7 per person for General Public.

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Monday Morning Yoga

February 25 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$110 – $140

Set a mindful tone for your whole week by starting Mondays off with vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels, from beginner to experienced yogis, are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. 

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March 2019

Maple Sugaring

March 2 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Looking for a super sweet activity the whole family will love? Don’t miss Van Vleck House & Gardens’ annual Maple Sugaring event! Families are invited to learn how to identify a sugar maple tree and discover the steps for turning sap into syrup, focusing on a tapped sugar maple tree in Mother’s Garden. Registration required. Please note: all sessions are FULL.

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Monday Morning Yoga: Early Spring Session

March 4 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Set a mindful tone for your whole week by starting Mondays off with vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels, from beginner to experienced yogis, are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. Class size is limited. Namaste.

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Meet the Invaders

March 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Join us for an overview of current and emerging threats to our plants posed by non-native pests and diseases. Help protect our gardens, crops, and forests. Register online or  email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Music & More Concert Event: Youn-Hee Kim

March 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Join us in the living room at the Van Vleck House for a performance by multi-award-winning pianist Youn-Hee Kim, who will be playing the music of Chopin and Kapustin.  Ms. Kim is back following her concert in the 2017-2018 season, which received a standing ovation--this is another not-to-be-missed performance. This is a free concert. Reservations will only be taken online, one week prior to the event. Please check back soon.

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Monday Morning Yoga: Early Spring Session

March 11 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Set a mindful tone for your whole week by starting Mondays off with vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels, from beginner to experienced yogis, are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. Class size is limited. Namaste.

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Guided Birding Hike for Adults

March 16 @ 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

Spring is nearly here! The birds are already preparing for its imminent arrival. Come take a walk with us to see signs of spring in the garden. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them.

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Garden to Table

March 18 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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One event on March 18, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on April 5, 2019 at 4:00pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15 – $55

This three-part series will teach children about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally, as they harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with it. There will also be time to journal about the experience in the Van Vleck gardens.   Registration required. Open to children in grades 3 through 6.

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Rain Barrel Workshop

March 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Amy Rowe, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agent,  will discuss the importance of conserving one of our most precious resources- water.  Learn about the benefits of adding a rain barrel to your home garden. Watch a brief demonstration on how to construct your own barrel, or order one if you choose.  For an additional materials fee, construct your own rain barrel to take home with you. Registration required. Registration Deadline Date: March 20. $15 per person for Friends of Van Vleck; $20…

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April 2019

Herb Planter Workshop

April 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$35 – $45

  Create an indoor planter with a few interesting culinary herbs to brighten your kitchen.  Learn how to keep your new plants alive and thriving so you can use them all year long. Registration required.  Deadline to register: March 25th.    

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Garden to Table

April 5 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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One event on March 18, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on April 5, 2019 at 4:00pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15 – $55

This three-part series will teach children about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally, as they harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with it. There will also be time to journal about the experience in the Van Vleck gardens.   Registration required. Open to children in grades 3 through 6.

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A Sensory Celebration

April 13 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, this event invites you to explore the Van Vleck gardens using your senses as your guide. Activity stations will be arranged throughout the property and in the education center focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors found in the natural world.  Join us for a stress free afternoon of garden discovery. Open to families. Suggested donation of $10 per family.

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Eco-Friendly Yard Care

April 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15 – $20

Join Gray Russell, the Sustainability Officer for the Township of Montclair,  for an interesting discussion explaining why environmentally-friendly yard care is a simple and effective way to improve lawns and gardens, and how it is healthier for you and your family, your neighborhood, and our regional ecosystem. Registration required.  

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