Adult Programs – Spring 2017

Gardening for the Birds


What types of plants, bushes or trees would make a good place for a bird to build a nest? What plants provide the best food sources for birds? What plants provide good nesting materials? What can you do to supplement the plants already in your yard? This class will help you come up with ideas to create a habitat for migrating and resident birds. Come and join us for a host of good ideas in this 90-minute class. We will be sure to walk through Van Vleck to get inspiration and ideas.

Pre registration required. All classes require a minimum number of participants so please register today!

Date: Rescheduled date coming soon!

Time: 10 – 11:30 am

Fee: $10 Friends of Van Vleck; $15 others

To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

Seasonal Interest Garden Tour

Saturday, May 20th

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM

Join Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck for a refreshing stroll through the gardens to discover the beauty plant life has to offer as we watch the spring season emerge. Tour will focus on highlights of the moment and signs of beauty soon to come.  Rain or shine – please dress for the weather with sturdy footwear.  Small groups welcome.  Tour group will meet in the Visitor Center.

Fee: $5 Friends of Van Vleck; $7 others

To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

*Online Registration*

Pre registration required. All classes require a minimum number of participants so please register today!

Meet the Invaders – NEW DATE

 

These hitchhikers have landed on our shores, putting our gardens, environment, and economy in danger.  Join us for an overview of current and emerging threats posed by non-native pests and diseases.  Who are they?  Why are they here? How can you spot them? Once we’ve made their acquaintance, how can we stop them?  Yes, anyone can help protect our gardens, crops, and forests.  Pre registration required. All classes require a minimum number of participants so please register today!

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Fee: $5 Friends of Van Vleck; $7 others

Register Online:  

To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

Guided Birding Hike

Date: Sunday, June 4th

Time: 9:00 AM–10:00 AM

Van Vleck is bustling with activity in early June. Many birds call the gardens home and the probability of seeing young birds and courting birds during nesting season is not only a possibility, but a certainty. Come for a walk in the gardens and enjoy the spectacle. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Rain or Shine

Fee: $5 Friends of Van Vleck; $7 others

To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

*Online Registration* 

Monday Morning Yoga

Begin your week with mindful Vinyasa yoga in the living room of the Van Vleck House overlooking the courtyard garden. Taking inspiration from the magnificent natural beauty around us, we flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind.

Early Spring Session –  March 6th – April 24th (no class 4/10)

Late Spring Session –  May 1st – June 19th (no class 5/29)

Time:   9:30 am – 10:45 am

This class welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis. Bring your own mat.

Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin

Fee: Single class: $20 Friends; $24 Others    Series Pass (all 5 classes in session): $90 Friends; $105 Others

Please Note: Class size is limited so please register today! Series passes are non-refundable and do not carry over from session to session. A refund or credit will be given only if class is canceled.

To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

Partner Programs

Adult School of Montclair 

All registration for Adult School classes is through the Adult School @ www.adultschool.org.   Classes are held at Van Vleck House & Gardens.

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The Experience of Mindfulness: Meditation in Everyday Life

6 Wednesdays; April 26th – June 7th, 2017 (no class May 10th)

 Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in the beautiful living room of the Van Vleck house. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session.  Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with a highly experienced meditation teacher.

Fee: Series (6 classes): $115

Please register through the Adult School of Montclair at adultschool.org