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March 2020

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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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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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
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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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April 2020

Monday Morning Yoga

April 13 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

$10 – $15

Join us for our Virtual Monday Morning Yoga class - same time, same teacher! Registration is required for this class. Please sign up 2 days prior to the class. Drop-ins are will not be accepted. To register: Click Here  

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K class: Recycled Crafts – Cancelled

April 15 @ 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 year olds, accompanied by an adult.

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A Sensory Celebration – Postponed

April 18 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
$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 and in the education center focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors found in the natural world.  Join us for a stress free afternoon of garden discovery. Open to families. Registration is preferred but drop ins are welcome. To register: Click Here  

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Music and More Concert Series – MSU Cali School of Music Children’s Concert POSTPONED

April 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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There are no reservations for this event. Seating in the Van Vleck House Living Room is first come, first served. Suggested donation: $10

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Monday Morning Yoga

April 20 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

$10 – $15

Join us for our Virtual Monday Morning Yoga class - same time, same teacher! Registration is required for this class. Please sign up 2 days prior to the class. Drop-ins are will not be accepted. To register: Click Here  

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Earth Day Celebration At Home

April 22 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Although we can't get together, let's try to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at home on Wednesday, April 22nd We can plant, compost, recycle, pick up litter and look up other ways to help keep our Earth cleaner. Check out our page "Connecting with Nature at Home" page here and try some of these activities: Earth Day Network https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-50th-anniversary/ Make a seed ball https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/making-seed-balls.htm EarthRise: https://earthrise2020.org/ https://vanvleck.org/van-vleck-house-garden-connecting-with-nature-at-home/ Send us some photos of your family celebrating the Earth together.…

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Monday Morning Yoga

April 27 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

$10 – $15

Join us for our Virtual Monday Morning Yoga class - same time, same teacher! Registration is required for this class. Please sign up 2 days prior to the class. Drop-ins are will not be accepted. To register: Click Here  

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May 2020

Go and Grow Activity Kits

May 1 @ 9:00 AM - May 15 @ 5:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5

Our Go and Grow kits are designed to help you and your child enjoy quality time outside in the garden. Each kit will include supplies for one planting as well as a journal, activity sheet, and planting instructions. Deadline to order: May 12th. Contactless pick up at Van Vleck: May 15th Online purchase: Click Here

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Monday Morning Yoga

May 4 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

$10 – $15

Join us for our Virtual Monday Morning Yoga class - same time, same teacher! Registration is required for this class. Please sign up 2 days prior to the class. Drop-ins are will not be accepted. To register: Click Here  

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Virtual Meditation

May 6 @ 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $15

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart, When Prayers Aren’t Answered and Awakening From Grief) for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. These classes will focus on specific practices for working with fear and anxiety, and will offer reflections on how to deal with our current “social distancing” lifestyle.  Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each…

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Monday Morning Yoga

May 11 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

$10 – $15

Join us for our Virtual Monday Morning Yoga class - same time, same teacher! Registration is required for this class. Please sign up 2 days prior to the class. Drop-ins are will not be accepted. To register: Click Here  

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Virtual Meditation

May 13 @ 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $15

Join contemporary spiritual teacher and author Ramananda John E. Welshons (One Soul, One Love, One Heart, When Prayers Aren’t Answered and Awakening From Grief) for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. These classes will focus on specific practices for working with fear and anxiety, and will offer reflections on how to deal with our current “social distancing” lifestyle.  Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each…

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Virtual Visit with Animals from Around the World

May 17 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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$15 – $20

Meet amazing animals from all over the world without leaving your home! Eyes of the Wild will join us for a Zoom Family Program and introduce us to live animals, sharing fun facts and interesting stories.  Discover what makes each of these incredible creatures equipped to survive in the place they call home.  Designed for families with children ages 4 and up, but all ages are welcome.  Registration deadline is Friday, May 15th. If you have a credit from a…

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Monday Morning Yoga

May 18 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

$10 – $15

Join us for our Virtual Monday Morning Yoga class - same time, same teacher! Registration is required for this class. Please sign up 2 days prior to the class. Drop-ins are will not be accepted. To register: Click Here  

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Virtual Garden Discoveries Pre-K Class: Flower Fun

May 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
NJ United States + Google Map
$7 – $10

Our virtual Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire young children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration (done in your own backyard), and hands-on activities. Each class will begin with a Zoom Circle Time and story, as well as a guided activity and Q&A period. At the conclusion of our virtual class (approximately 20-25 minutes), students are encouraged to go outside with a…

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