The Montclair Foundation has awarded $42,000 in grants to seven nonprofits that serve the Montclair community and beyond. The Montclair Foundation nurtures growth in our community through support and grant giving to local nonprofits and the preservation of the historic Van Vleck House & Gardens. Grants are awarded twice annually

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.”

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

A weekend of splendor awaits as eight lush and lavish gardens are open for viewing during Van Vleck’s annual Roses to Rock Gardens Tour. Come out for gardening tips, inspiration, or just to soak up the beauty of nature.

A brass quintet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra offers a selection of tunes to please Mom and all the family. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. FAIR WEATHER ONLY. Read more

Join us for the 12th Annual Van Vleck House & Garden Benefit Plant Sale, where garden enthusiasts can conveniently find the finest local plant selections, featuring edible plants and baskets.  You’ll also find expert landscape advice and novel garden accessories. Read more