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October 2019

SOLD OUT – Garden Discoveries: Pumpkins

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $12

This class is sold out. We are not accepting walk-ins. Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held once a month, and each class has individual registration.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story.  Rain or shine. Registration required.

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Fireside Meditation

October 23 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a wonderful Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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Sold Out: Van Vleck Celebrates the Gardens of Capri and the Amalfi Coast

October 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$40

This is event is sold out; tickets are no longer available.  Join us on a captivating virtual tour of Italy's legendary gardens via an illustrated slide lecture by noted travel author and photographer Robert I. C. Fisher. An editor at Fodor’s for nearly twenty years and the author of three books on Italy, Fisher will focus on the architecture and gardens to be found along the Amalfi Coast in Capri, Sorrento and Positano. A reception with Italian wine pourings and…

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Birding Walk for Adults

October 27 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $8

Autumn is a wonderful time of year in the gardens. Join us for a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species of birds passing through and living here at Van Vleck. Online registration now available. You may also register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Fall Session

October 28 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$22 – $26

  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. 

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Fireside Meditation

October 30 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a wonderful Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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November 2019

Garden How-To: NOT Putting Your Garden to Bed!

November 6 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Join Van Vleck’s garden manager for a behind the scenes look at how we keep the garden beautiful and prepare our plants for winter.  Discover some reasons doing LESS at this time of the year will give you MORE to enjoy. Meet at the Visitor Center. Class will be held entirely outdoors. Please dress for gardening. Registration required. Deadline to register: October 30th. Rain date: November 8th.  

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Fireside Meditation

November 6 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a wonderful Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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Raptor Walk for Families

November 8 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $15

Van Vleck has been home to many different raptor species. Stroll through the gardens with us as we look for owls, hawks and other birds.  Come join us for this exciting walk through the gardens as day turns to night. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them. This walk is for families, but individuals without children are also welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Birds of Prey Presentation

November 8 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $35

Meet live birds of prey including owls, a falcon, and a hawk from Flat Brook Rock Nature Center. Discover how incredible these birds are by learning about their behavior and special adaptations.  Open to families and individuals. Designed for children ages 7 and older, but all ages are welcome.  Rain or shine. Registration Required.

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Amazing Owls

November 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $12

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held once a month, and each class has individual registration.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Registration required. Rain or shine.

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Fireside Meditation

November 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons for a wonderful Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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Outdoor Adventures Family Program: Birds of Prey

November 16 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10:00 am and 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 for you.  Activities are designed for children ages 4 and…

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Van Vleck Nights, City Lights: Deck the Halls Bubbles & Boutique

November 21 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$50 – $85

Thursday, November 21  5:00 - 9:00 pm Help start off the Deck the Halls festivities with hors d'oeuvres and shopping at this fun(d)-raising event! The holiday boutique will feature fantastic vendors, promising something for everyone—the perfect place to find something for all of the women in your life! Ticket Price: $75 for Members; $85 for General Public; $50 Junior Ticket for ages 21-35

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Van Vleck Open House & Holiday Boutique

November 22 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Friday, November 22  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Enjoy the wares of the fabulous vendors at our curated holiday boutique--and get a unique opportunity to visit inside the Van Vleck House, which will be decked for the holidays! Free for Members of Van Vleck; $10 at the door for General Public. No pre-registration.

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Deck the Halls: Snowfall & Starlight Cocktail Party

November 23 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Saturday, November 23rd  6:30-9:30 PM Join us as we officially kick off the holiday season! Enjoy cocktails, dinner buffet, a fabulous silent auction while you mingle with great friends, and help us toast this year's honorees Marisabel and Jerry Raymond for all they've done for The Montclair Foundation and Van Vleck, as well as the greater community. Ticket price: $150 for General Public; $125 for Members of Van Vleck; $250 Patron*; $500 Benefactor* *Patrons and Benefactors will be recognized in…

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December 2019

Natural Decorating: Pine Cone Wreath

December 3 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$35 – $45

Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House & Gardens, will guide you through creating your own wreath made from pine cones.  Decorate with an assortment of natural items collected from the Van Vleck property. Leave the mess and supplies to us, and bring home a unique creation that will add beauty to any home.  Registration required. Deadline to register: November 25th.

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Birding Walk for Adults

December 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $8

Autumn is a wonderful time of year in the gardens. Join us for a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species of birds passing through and living here at Van Vleck. Online registration now available. You may also register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Animals in Winter

December 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $12

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held once a month, and each class has individual registration.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Registration required. Rain or shine.

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Outdoor Adventures Family Program: Decorations from Nature

December 14 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10:00 am and 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 for you. $10 per family. Free for Members of Van…

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