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December 2018

Outdoor Adventures: Birds in Winter

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning?  Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center where 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, all are welcome.  All children must be…

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The Van Vleck Express Train Display & Winter Wonderland

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 8, 2018 at 10:00am

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free – $10

NEW THIS YEAR: THE VAN VLECK EXPRESS TRAIN DISPLAY & WINTER WONDERLAND Don’t miss the magic! Stop by the Van Vleck Greenhouse to view this special, all-new Model Train & Village display, featuring G scale train layout by Peter Summers and John Malenechak of the HiRailers Club, and décor by Cindy B. Designs. Free for Friends of Van Vleck and participants at coinciding events; $5 per person and $10 per family at the door for General Public. No pre-registration.

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Van Vleck Music & More Concert Series Event

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Join us for "The Jazz Hour with Al Johnson and Friends" in the living room of the Van Vleck House. Program will feature standards and holiday classics including Blue Train, Winter Wonderland, Satin Doll, and Let it Snow, led by bandleader Albert Johnson, Jr. This is a free concert. Pre-registration for this concert is closed. Walk-ins are welcome as long as space is available.

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Monday Morning Yoga

December 10, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

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!  Single class: $20 Friends of Van Vleck/$25 General Public   

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Bird Feeder Fun

December 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

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. Rain or shine.

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The Experience of Mindfulness: Meditation in Everyday Life

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$89
Van Vleck House & Gardens

Learn the practice more than twenty million Americans find beneficial in quieting the mind, cultivating inner peace, and enhancing physical and mental well-being. This course is taught by long-time Montclair resident, Ramananda John E. Welshons, an internationally recognized teacher who has been practicing meditation and various forms of yoga for more than 45 years. It is offered in the beautiful, serene environment of Van Vleck House and Gardens, and is open to beginners and experienced meditators. It offers a wonderful…

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Adult Birding Hike

December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $7

The gardens are magnificent in the late fall with plenty of local birds to see. Fox, rabbit and, of course, squirrel are frequent visitors to Van Vleck, and might leave some fresh tracks in the snow as an added bonus. Join us for a stroll to see what is happening in the garden this month. Dress for the weather. Binoculars are optional, but recommended.

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Monday Morning Yoga

December 17, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

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!  Single class: $20 Friends of Van Vleck/$25 General Public   

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The Experience of Mindfulness: Meditation in Everyday Life

December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$89
Van Vleck House & Gardens

Learn the practice more than twenty million Americans find beneficial in quieting the mind, cultivating inner peace, and enhancing physical and mental well-being. This course is taught by long-time Montclair resident, Ramananda John E. Welshons, an internationally recognized teacher who has been practicing meditation and various forms of yoga for more than 45 years. It is offered in the beautiful, serene environment of Van Vleck House and Gardens, and is open to beginners and experienced meditators. It offers a wonderful…

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January 2019

Monday Morning Yoga

January 7 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$110 – $140

Set a mindful tone for your whole week by starting Mondays off with vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels, from beginner to experienced yogis, are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. 

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Music & More Concert Series Event

January 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Join us for an enjoyable afternoon as master storytellers Gerald Fierst and Richard Stillman present "The Mythmakers: Stories and Music from Around the World" in the living room of the Van Vleck house. The program will include music, movement and stories from countries around the world, from Ireland to Japan. This is a free concert. Pre-registration for this concert is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

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Monday Morning Yoga

January 14 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$110 – $140

Set a mindful tone for your whole week by starting Mondays off with vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels, from beginner to experienced yogis, are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. 

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Garden to Table

January 18 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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One event on March 18, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on April 5, 2019 at 4:00pm

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15 – $55

This three-part series will teach children about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally, as they harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with it. There will also be time to journal about the experience in the Van Vleck gardens.   Registration required. Open to children in grades 3 through 6.

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Adult Birding Hike

January 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $7

Come take a walk in the garden and observe the bustling activity of birds and other critters during these very cold months. Please dress for cold temperatures and wear boots. Binoculars are optional, but would be helpful. Online registration: Click Here You may also register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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One World, Many Animals is FULL!

January 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

This program is now FULL! Meet and greet live animals from around the world as we enjoy a presentation from Eyes of the Wild.  An animal expert will introduce us to animals from several of the seven continents, focusing on their habitats, similarities and differences, as well as the communication and survival skills these animals need in order to thrive in the regions in which they live. Rain or shine. Registration required.

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Monday Morning Yoga

January 28 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$110 – $140

Set a mindful tone for your whole week by starting Mondays off with vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels, from beginner to experienced yogis, are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. 

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February 2019

Monday Morning Yoga

February 4 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$110 – $140

Set a mindful tone for your whole week by starting Mondays off with vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels, from beginner to experienced yogis, are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. 

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Music & More Concert Series Event

February 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Join us in the living room of the Van Vleck House for an afternoon performance by the Heimat Quartet, featuring selections from Mozart String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K.387, Webern Langsamer Satz, and Dvorak String Quartet No. 14 in Ab major, Op. 105, B 193. This is a free concert. We are no longer taking reservations for this concert, however walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

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Monday Morning Yoga

February 11 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until February 25, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$110 – $140

Set a mindful tone for your whole week by starting Mondays off with vinyasa yoga in the Van Vleck living room. Drawing inspiration from the beautiful and serene Van Vleck gardens just outside the window, students will flow between postures at a slow to moderate pace, focusing on building strength in body and mind. All levels, from beginner to experienced yogis, are welcome. Bring your own mat. Registration required. 

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Outdoor Adventures: Animal Signs

February 16 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $10

Spend a Saturday morning at Van Vleck!   An environmental educator will be on-hand at the Van Vleck Education Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. The program includes a simple craft and supplies for a self-guided activity on the property—all the tools you need for a fun, family excursion.   Online registration now available!

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