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May 2019

Annual Van Vleck Plant Sale

May 6 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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One event on May 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 4, 2019 at 10:00am

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

Don't miss the Annual Van Vleck Plant Sale, the perfect place to stock up on unique perennials and shrubs to help spruce up your garden just in time for summer! Van Vleck’s knowledgeable Garden Staff and volunteers will be onsite to offer tips and recommendations. Be sure to come early for the biggest selection, as the plants sell out quickly! Plant Sale is open to the public, rain or shine. Sale hours are as follows: • Friday, May 3: 9:00…

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Junior Gardeners is FULL!

May 10 @ 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$50 – $75

This hands-on class introduces children to the joy of gardening. Students will grow vegetables, plant flowers, learn about composting and observe the natural world around them at Van Vleck. The class will include nature hikes and journaling—the perfect way for kids to get outside and get dirty!  Registration required. Open to children in grades 3 through 6. $50 for Members/$75 for General Public (includes all 5 classes) To Register: email dbvvhg@gmail.com or call 973-744-4752 ext 1.

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Dawn Chorus Birding Hike for Adults

May 12 @ 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
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One event on May 12, 2019 at 6:00am

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $7

Calling all early risers! Come out in the wee hours of the morning for a walk through the gardens at sunrise. This is our second annual sunrise walk. During the spring season, many birds migrate overnight, so that when the sun first comes up, they need to call out to other birds for many reasons. Want to know more? Come with binoculars. We will meet at the front gate. $5 for Members/$7 for General Public

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Mother’s Day Concert

May 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Celebrate Mother's Day with a special concert at Van Vleck House & Gardens! Join us on the lawn as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet performs on the terrace. Be sure to bring your blanket or lawn chairs. This is a free concert; there is no registration. Concert is weather-permitting.

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Monday Morning Yoga

May 13 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

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

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Garden Tales is FULL!

May 13 @ 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$50 – $75

This class is now full. Please contact us if you would like to be put on the wait list. In this class, children will learn about gardening and nature as they acquire basic gardening skills, taste some of the veggies grown in the Edible Garden, and explore the grounds on nature hikes. Each week’s class center centers around a garden-themed book and participants receive a take home gardening project related to the story. Registration required. Open to children in grades…

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CANCELLED – Spring Seasonal Interest Guided Walk May 14th

May 14 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $7

Celebrate National Public Gardens Week.  Explore the grounds with Garden Manager, Laura Roberts, and discover the beauty of the season. Rain or shine – please dress for the weather with appropriate footwear. Small groups welcome. Registration required. Tour group will meet in the Visitor Center. $5 per person for Members/ $7 per person for General Public

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Class: Fun with Flowers is FULL!

May 15 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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This class is now full.  We are not able to accommodate walk-ins for this class. Calling all future naturalists! Each class in this monthly series examines a different nature-themed topic through stories, outdoor exploration, specimens and hands-on activities, designed to inspire kids about the natural world around them. Registration required. Rain or shine. Open to children ages 3-5 years old accompanied by an adult.

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Outdoor Adventures: Honeybees

May 18 @ 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. Classes are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by…

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Monday Morning Yoga

May 20 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

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

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Garden How-To: Transitioning to Summer

May 21 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15 – $20

Join Van Vleck’s garden manager for a behind the scenes look at how we keep the garden beautiful and prepare our plants to continue to thrive throughout the summer.  Discussion, demonstration, and some hands-on participation will cover an assortment of topics including pinching perennials, pruning, and proper use of mulch. Registration required. 

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Guided Birding Hike for Adults

May 25 @ 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 month of May in the garden is delightful! There is much activity during this time of year in our beautiful gardens. Enjoy a leisurely stroll looking for nesting birds and colorful migrants. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5 for Members $7 for General Public    

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June 2019

Monday Morning Yoga

June 3 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

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

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Nest Box Class – NEW DATE – June 5th!

June 5 @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15 – $20

Invite a variety of birds to your backyard by providing a place for them to call home. Class will include a tour of the property and placement of bird boxes as well as instruction on what birds require what kind of nest boxes. Bring a pen and notebook and get ready to create a place for chickadees, wrens, woodpeckers, and even owls in your own backyard.

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Gardenside Meditation

June 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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 for a wonderful series of evening meditation classes in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with a highly experienced meditation teacher.  Series Pass: $70 per person for Members; $85 per person for General Public Individual class: $20…

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20th Annual Roses to Rock Gardens Tour

June 7 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until June 8, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$40 – $45

UPDATE: Online tickets sales are closed. Tickets to Roses to Rock Gardens will be available for purchase at the door at Van Vleck on Friday, June 7th & Saturday, June 8th beginning at 10 am. $40 per ticket for Members; $45 per ticket for General Public. Each year, Van Vleck’s can’t-miss tour of local, private gardens invites garden enthusiasts beyond the curb and into some of the most special and unique properties in our area. Celebrating its 20th year, the…

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20th Annual Roses to Rock Gardens Tour

June 8 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until June 8, 2019

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$40 – $45

UPDATE: Online tickets sales are closed. Tickets to Roses to Rock Gardens will be available for purchase at the door at Van Vleck on Friday, June 7th & Saturday, June 8th beginning at 10 am. $40 per ticket for Members; $45 per ticket for General Public. Each year, Van Vleck’s can’t-miss tour of local, private gardens invites garden enthusiasts beyond the curb and into some of the most special and unique properties in our area. Celebrating its 20th year, the…

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Outdoor Adventures: Edible Gardening

June 8 @ 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. Classes are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome.  All children must be supervised by…

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Outpost in the Burbs Concert

June 8 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Bring a chair and enjoy a concert by Amy Rigby on the beautiful ground of the Van Vleck House & Gardens. We are thrilled to present this program in partnership with Outpost in the Burbs. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Van Vleck House & Gardens. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors at the Van Vleck House. For more information, visit https://www.outpostintheburbs.org.

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Monday Morning Yoga

June 10 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until June 17, 2019

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

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