*Save the Date* Plant Sale Cocktail Party May 11, 2017

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!

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Sunday Afternoon Concert February 12th

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


Registering Now for Winter Yoga Session: Jan 9 – Feb 27


Monday Morning Yoga – now taking registrations for the Winter Session January 9th – February 27th (no class 1/16, 1/23, 2/20)

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

Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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


Nature Journaling for 2nd-4th Graders

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


Garden Exploration Saturdays for Families

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


Sunday 13 – Outpost in the Burbs

After amassing a fervent live following, Jeffrey Gaines landed a record deal in the early ’90s, which resulted in three critically-acclaimed albums. In 2001, his cover of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” became an Adult Contemporary hit. Jeffrey Gaines most recently performed at the Outpost as part of an “Artists in the Round” in May 2014, along with Richard Barone, Deni Bonet, and Milton.

A gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint sometimes witty, often poignant portraits of characters often unaware of how their lives have gone wrong, Freedy Johnston seemingly appeared out of nowhere in the early ’90s and quickly established himself as one of the most acclaimed new singer/songwriters of the day. Rolling Stone named him Songwriter of the Year in 1995, with his 1994 album “This Perfect World” being the impetus for that distinction. His latest album, “Neon Repairman,” was released earlier this year. American Songwriter states: “He (Johnston) tells you a story that seems so damned entertaining. But when it’s over, despite being impressed, you feel like you’ve just been worked over by one of the greats. And you have.”


Cats in the Garden IX – June 28, 2015

Celebrate Father’s Day with the ONLY New Jersey Car Show to feature Jaguars exclusively at the Van Vleck House & Gardens on Sunday June 21, 2015 at 12 Noon – 3 PM – Rain Date: Sunday, June 28