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October 2015

Painting & Drawing Workshop with Andrey Tamarchenko

October 19, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$60

Painting and Drawing workshop Van Vleck House and Gardens with Andrey Tamarchenko October 19, 2015 (rain-date October 26) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Nature is a gateway to imagination, a perfect canvas for a lucid dream - and the gardens at Van Vleck will serve as an exquisite catalyst for our artistic inquiry. As the leaves turn bright red, yellow and orange, so will we follow the transformation of perceptual experience into a personal esthetic statement through creative process and…

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March 2016

Story Telling Arts

March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

20 Years of Unlocking Student Potential One Story at a Time Join us for an enchanting afternoon of storytelling Sunday, March 6, 2016 Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St, Montclair NJ 2:00 – 4:00 PM Adults and children alike will be delighted as they are taken on a magical journey through the rich storytelling tradition of Master Storytellers. Bring your imagination and immerse yourself in an afternoon of fables, folktales, and myths. Admission is free but registration…

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Education Open House

March 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Please join us to learn about our spring class offerings for both children and adults. Enjoy a day of fun filled activities including self guided garden tours, nature journaling, scavenger hunt, seed starting and more! No charge for admission Rain or Shine

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May 2016

Women of the Y – 1920’s

May 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $7

This event will explore the history of Montclair through the eyes of the "Women of the Y." Jane Eliasof of the Montclair Historical Society will tell a compelling story that both parallels and intersects the Great Migration from the south, racial integration, and the Civil Rights Movement in America. A house on Glenridge Avenue, built by Israel Crane in 1796, was home to a YWCA for African American women and girls for 45 years. It was a truly remarkable place.…

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December 2016

Natural Decorating Demo

December 9, 2016
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10

Bring nature indoors for the holidays.  Plants provide us with a wide variety of beautiful pods, seeds, leaves, branches and berries.  Van Vleck’s Garden Manager, Laura Roberts, will demonstrate a wide variety of decorations that can be created from natural materials.  Ornaments, centerpieces, swags and wreaths are easy to make and add a touch of nature to your home.  Demonstration will last about 2 hours, followed by a trip to the Van Vleck House which will be decorated for the…

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Garden Explorations: Bird Feeder Fun

December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am and 1 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 up; however,…

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Natural Decorating: Holiday Swag

December 16, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20

Try your hand at creating a swag for your home with guidance from Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House & Gardens. Let the colors and textures of nature inspire you as you select from an abundance of materials collected on the Van Vleck grounds.  Small groups welcome. Registration required. Registration deadline is 1 week prior to class (December 9th). 1-3 pm. $20 Friends of Van Vleck; $25 others To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

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March 2017

Meet the Invaders – POSTPONED

March 1, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Date and Time: TBD These hitchhikers have landed on our shores, putting our gardens, environment, and economy in danger.  Join us for an overview of current and emerging threats posed by non-native pests and diseases.  Who are they?  Why are they here? How can you spot them? Once we’ve made their acquaintance, how can we stop them?  Yes, anyone can help protect our gardens, crops, and forests.   Fee: $5 Friends of Van Vleck; $7 others To Register: email education@vanvleck.org…

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April 2017

A Sensory Celebration Family Program

April 2, 2017
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Van Vleck invites you to explore the gardens using your senses as your guide. What colors and shapes do you see? What sounds do you hear around you? What smells are in the air? Activity stations will be arranged outdoors and in our education center focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors in the natural world. Join us for a stress free day of garden discovery. Open to families. Registration requested. Suggested donation…

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September 2017

Gardening for the Birds

September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $15

What types of plants, bushes, or trees would make a good place for a bird to build a nest? What plants provide the best food sources for birds? What plants provide good nesting materials? What can you do to supplement the plants already in your yard? This class will help you come up with ideas to create a habitat for migrating and resident birds. Come and join us for a host of good ideas in this 90-minute class. We will…

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September 2018

Van Vleck Special Talk: Accessing Your Innate Wisdom with Beth Taylor Hart

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

  Registration is now closed for this event. We all have, hidden within us, a knowledge and wisdom that appears when we least expect it. Learn to access this wisdom consciously in this talk led by Beth Taylor Hart, founder of The Insight Project. The program will be followed by a Q & A. This free program is open to the public and hosted by the Friends of Van Vleck committee. Online registration only.

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April 2019

Herb Planter Workshop

April 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$35 – $45

  Create an indoor planter with a few interesting culinary herbs to brighten your kitchen.  Learn how to keep your new plants alive and thriving so you can use them all year long. Registration required.  Deadline to register: March 25th.    

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June 2019

Rain Barrel Workshop – New Date

June 12 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Amy Rowe, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agent,  will discuss the importance of conserving one of our most precious resources- water.  Learn about the benefits of adding a rain barrel to your home garden. Watch a brief demonstration on how to construct your own barrel, or order one if you choose.  For an additional materials fee, construct your own rain barrel to take home with you. Registration required. Registration Deadline Date: June 5th. $15 per person for Friends of Van Vleck; $20…

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October 2019

Mindfulness & Meditation in the Garden

October 13 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Join Qwell co-founders Shannon Albarelli and Marcie Handler for this grounding class in the Van Vleck Gardens. Participants will learn various techniques for settling their minds, relieving stress and gaining a deeper connection with nature. This is a free community event sponsored by The Montclair Foundation. Registration is required: Click Here.

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