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February 2020

Garden Discoveries Pre-K class: Sugar Maple Trees is full!

February 19 @ 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. Age: 3-5 year olds (accompanied by parent/caregiver). Please register HERE.

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Fireside Meditation

February 19 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 (One Soul, One Love, One Heart and Awakening From Grief) for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Take a precious break from the intensity of daily life and feel the supportive serenity of the lush surrounding gardens. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the…

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Maple Sugaring 2020 is sold out!

February 22 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $40

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 learn how to identify a sugar maple tree and discover the steps for turning sap into syrup, focusing on a tapped sugar maple tree in Mother’s Garden.  Program includes a tour and demonstration, and wouldn’t be complete without a maple syrup tasting! The tour is inside and outside so please dress for the weather. Tour…

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Monday Morning Yoga – Winter Series

February 24 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

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. Bring your own mat. Registration required – Class size is limited!  Register HERE.

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Fireside Meditation

February 26 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 (One Soul, One Love, One Heart and Awakening From Grief) for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Take a precious break from the intensity of daily life and feel the supportive serenity of the lush surrounding gardens. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the…

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Garden to Table – Cooking Class for Kids is POSTPONED

February 28 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 27, 2020

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

This class is full! In this class, we will use our creativity to prepare delicious meals while improving our cooking skills and learning about nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck house and gardens. Registration required. Space is limited. Appropriate for children ages 8 to 11. To register: Email dbvvhg@gmail.com or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1.  

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March 2020

Applications for Spring Grants from The Montclair Foundation are due March 1st

March 1 @ 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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THE MONTCLAIR FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization that awards grants to charitable organizations in the greater Montclair area. Equally important is the Foundation’s strong commitment to the historic preservation of Van Vleck House & Gardens for the education, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment of the community. The Foundation serves as a vehicle for those who wish to make lasting investments in our community’s future through philanthropic contributions and bequests.  Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has supported more than eighty…

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Music and More Concert Series – Salute to the Irish, Richard Stillman

March 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Special Salute to the Irish, Richard Stillman Irish music, storytelling, and step dancing. It is accompanied by bagpipes, mandolin, banjo & guitar. The show was featured at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston, Ma. There is no registration or tickets required. Suggested donation: $10 Seating is first come, first served in the living room of Van Vleck House.

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Spring Series: Cancelled

March 2 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

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

 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. Registration required – Class size is limited! Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin To register: Click Here  

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Music and More Concert Series – David Witten

March 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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David Witten of MSU Cali School of Music performs music from Scandinavia & Russia. Ellen Lang, mezzo-soprano, will perform with David. There is no registration for this event. Seating is first come, first served in the Van Vleck House Living Room. Suggested donation: $10. Ellen and David have provided some interesting background information on the program at the PDF attachment below. (Photo Credit: Mike Peters)

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Spring Series: Cancelled

March 9 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

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

 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. Registration required – Class size is limited! Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin To register: Click Here  

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Garden How-To: Spring Cleaning

March 12 @ 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

Van Vleck’s garden manager will share insights into  how we keep the garden beautiful. Discover the many tasks we undertake  just before the start of the growing season. Meet at the Education Center.  Please dress for gardening as this class will be held entirely outdoors. Registration Required.  Deadline to sign up is March 5th. To register: Click Here

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Outdoor Adventures: Seed Starting – CANCELLED

March 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.  Activities are designed for children ages 4 and…

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Birding Walks for Adults POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE

March 15 @ 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

Come take a walk in the garden and observe the bustling activity of birds and other critters during these cold months. Please dress for cold temperatures and wear boots. Binoculars are optional, but would be helpful. 

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Spring Series: Cancelled

March 16 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

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

 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. Registration required – Class size is limited! Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin To register: Click Here  

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K class: Germination – CANCELLED

March 18 @ 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.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Registration required. Rain or shine. Age: 3 - 5 years old, accompanied by an adult.

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Rain Garden Class – CANCELLED

March 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$25 – $35

Are you interested in creating a rain garden?  This informative class taught by Amy Rowe, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agent, will provide all of the information needed to begin.  Discussion will include the benefits of rain gardens, plant and site selection as well as tips on installation and maintenance.   To register: Click Here

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Spring Series: Cancelled

March 23 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020

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

 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. Registration required – Class size is limited! Instructor: Jennifer Hondru-Celestin To register: Click Here  

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Gardenside Meditation – Cancelled

March 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until April 22, 2020

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 (One Soul, One Love, One Heart and Awakening From Grief) for a series of evening meditation classes in the  living room of Van Vleck House. Practice walking meditation in the beautiful Van Vleck gardens, weather permitting. Take a precious break from the intensity of daily life and feel the supportive serenity of the lush surrounding gardens. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and…

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Garden to Table – Cooking Class for Kids is POSTPONED

March 27 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 27, 2020

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

This class is full! In this class, we will use our creativity to prepare delicious meals while improving our cooking skills and learning about nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck house and gardens. Registration required. Space is limited. Appropriate for children ages 8 to 11. To register: Email dbvvhg@gmail.com or call 973-744-4752 ext. 1.  

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