Opera Theatre of Montclair will present its fun, family-friendly, shortened version of Mozart’s classic opera, THE MAGIC FLUTE, in a new program entitled “Opera in the Garden” to be presented on the back lawn at the renowned Van Vleck House & Gardens on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7 PM.

Bring the whole family, blankets or chairs, as well as your picnic basket!

Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite.  Click on the link below:

For additional information, please go to the Opera Theater of Monclair website at www.operamontclair.org/upcoming





This year’s Mother’s Day Concert coincides with our Annual Plant Sale, so the concert will be at the Pergola, and will begin at 11:30 am.  Please stop by our Plant Sale and pick up something special for mom!

Van Vleck House & Gardens’ 14th Annual Plant Sale opens with a cocktail party on the spectacular Wisteria Patio.  Party guests will have the exclusive ability to shop at the Plant Sale before it is open to the public!

Seats still available, but filling up!  Make your reservation today!

Recital for Piano & Violin


Dr. Mansoon Han Kim, Piano
Suzanne Wagor, Violin
Kate Dreyfuss, Violin

There is no admission fee.  Donations are welcome and gratefully accepted.


RSVP by sending an email to info@vanvleck.org

or calling 973-744-4752 x2

The start date of this series is now Oct 9th, a Friday.

This is a class series held Friday evenings.
Dates: October 9, 16, 23 & November 13, 20 (no class 10/30 & 11/6)
Time: 4:00-5:00 PM

Fee: Per Class: $7 Friends, $10 Others;
Session Fee (includes all 6 classes): $30 Friends, $40 Others

Instructor: Deborah DeSalvo

Age: 2nd – 4th graders

Inspire your child’s inner creative writer! Come explore the gardens at Van Vleck and learn how to create a nature journal. Children will draw and write in their own journal (journals and supplies included in registration fee). Read more

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 is here. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. All children must be supervised by an adult. Rain or shine.

Pre-registration suggested:
973-744-4752 x3 or email education@vanvleck.org.

October 10 – Fall Flowers
October 24 – Leaves of Autumn
November 14 – Birds of Prey
December 12– Holiday Treats for the Birds

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: $10 /child; Free to Friends of Van Vleck