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February 2022

Second Sunday Concert Series Michael Alampi

February 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Flute recital. Michael Alampi Sunday, February 13th, 2pm -3pm Michael Alampi is a multifaceted musician, having studied in London at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was a winner of the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition and recipient of Jo Weinburg Award.  He also studied at Mannes School of Music and Manhattan School of Music.  He has appeared in concerts and recitals at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and others. There will be a limited amount of seats available for…

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Outdoor Adventures: Birding in the Winter

February 19 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15

Celebrate the season with your family by joining us as we learn all about birds in the winter in New Jersey. What do they do to adapt to the cold winter months? What is the best way to help them in winter? We will also be learning about the Great Backyard Bird Count and how to participate. Ages 4 -11 but all are welcome. Registration is required by February 18th. FREE for Members. Click Here to Register $15 per family…

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March 2022

Maple Sugaring

March 5 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$25 – $35

Looking for a super sweet activity the whole family will love? Don’t miss Van Vleck House & Gardens’ annual Maple Sugaring event! Families are invited to learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, discover the steps for turning sap into syrup, and visit a tapped sugar maple tree in the Van Vleck Gardens.  This self-guided tour is entirely outdoors and will take you through several learning stations including activity sheets, informative displays and educators along the way. Registration required…

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Second Sunday Concert Series – Richard Stillman, Salute to the Irish

March 6 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Salute to the Irish, Richard Stillman Sunday, March 6 2pm -3pm A Van Vleck favorite family event of Irish music, storytelling, and step dancing, accompanied by bagpipes, mandolin, banjo & guitar.  Richard Stillman is a beloved and acclaimed musical storyteller who combines a theatrical style of storytelling with authentic musical instruments from around the world. As an actor He has performed on Broadway, the Kennedy Center and in regional theatres form New Jersey to Alaska.  There will be a limited amount of…

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Outdoor Adventures: Seed Starting

March 26 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15

Celebrate spring in the gardens with a seed planting and other fun activities! Our Outdoor Adventures program is a great way to get outdoors and spend quality time with your family. Registration required by March 25th. FREE for Members. Click Here to Register $15 per family for Non-Members. Click Here to Register This program is sponsored by Montclair State University & The Albert Payson Terhune Foundation.

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April 2022

Sensory Celebration

April 2 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, this event invites you to explore the Van Vleck gardens using your senses as your guide. Activity stations will be arranged throughout the property focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors found in the natural world.  Meet and greet animals from Eyes of the Wild, an exotic animal rescue, and learn how these amazing creatures use their senses. This outdoor family program is an inclusive event, open to people of all ages and…

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Second Sunday Concert Series – Modern Romantics

April 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Modern Romantics Robert Cart, flutist, William Hobbs, pianist  Sunday, April 10th, 2pm-3pm Neo-romantic music by modern composers including, David Ludwig, Sergi Casanelles, Valerie Coleman, Jacques ibert, and Sigfrid Karg-Elert.  Though inspired by Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, and the great French flute composers, Robert Cart recognizes the importance of contemporary composers to the future of Western music, and has commissioned and premiered new works.  He made his solo flute debut at Carnegie Hall, became a Powell Flutes Artist, a Universal Edition composer…

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Outdoor Adventures: Earth Day

April 23 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15

Join us in the gardens as you and your family explore and learn about the outdoor world through crafts, scavenger hunts, activity sheets and educational displays. This program is entirely outdoors, and you can arrive anytime between 10:00 am and 100 pm. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. In the event of inclement weather, Outdoor Adventures take-home activity kits will be available for pick-up in the Visitor Center.  Designed for children ages 4…

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May 2022

Second Sunday Concert Series – Mother’s Day Concert On The Lawn

May 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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New Jersey Symphony Ensemble Mother's Day Concert on terrace and lawn Sunday, May 8 2:00 – 3:30pm New Jersey Symphony Ensemble is a world-class orchestra with local roots, creative programming in concerts throughout the state and service to the community through education. In 1922, the ensemble that would later be known as the NJSO gave its first concert at the Montclair Art Museum, a fittingly local venue for the beginning of an organization that has defined itself through its community connections. There…

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Outdoor Adventures: Flower Fun

May 21 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15

Join us in the gardens as you and your family explore and learn about the outdoor world through crafts, scavenger hunts, activity sheets and displays. This program is entirely outdoors, and you can arrive anytime between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. In the event of inclement weather, Outdoor Adventures take-home activity kits will be available for pick-up in the Visitor Center.  Designed for children ages 4 -11…

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June 2022

Outdoor Adventures: Insect Safari

June 11 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15

Join us in the gardens as you and your family explore and learn about the outdoor world through crafts, scavenger hunts, activity sheets and displays. This program is entirely outdoors, and you can arrive anytime between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. In the event of inclement weather, Outdoor Adventures take-home activity kits will be available for pick-up in the Visitor Center.  Designed for children ages 4 -11…

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