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May 2017

Plant Sale 2017

May 12 - May 17
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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The Van Vleck House & Gardens' 14th Annual Plant Sale is taking place over Mother's Day weekend this year!  The sale will be open to the public on Friday, May 12th, and will continue through Wednesday, May 17th.  The dates and times are listed below. The Plant Sale Cocktail Party "Fête des Fleurs," will take place on Thursday, May 11th.  While enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the beautiful Wisteria Patio, guests will be able to purchase any of  the spectacular…

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June 2017

Roses to Rock Gardens 2017 – Annual Garden Tour

June 2 - June 3
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Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$30 - $150

Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3 Guest Speaker 9:30 a.m. Gardens Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Come spend a day (or two!) enjoying very distinctive gardens in Montclair & Glen Ridge Tickets may be purchased at Van Vleck House & Gardens on Saturday, June 3rd. Tickets/Friends of Van Vleck - $35 Tickets/General Admission - $40   Guest Speaker - Kelley Forsyth from Kelley Garden Design Presents  "Banish Gardeners' Guilt!  Easy methods to improve your relationship with your garden!"…

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Cats in the Garden XI

June 18 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10

Come join us for a day of fun for the entire family! Raffle basket drawing provided by the local business community to support The Montclair Foundation / Van Vleck House & Gardens. The Van Vleck House & Gardens will be full of Cats! Celebrate Father’s Day at one of the largest car shows exclusively featuring 8 decades of Jaguars. Tickets to view the show are $10, children under age 10 are free. The show begins at 11:00 pm and ends at…

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Garden Explorations

June 24 @ 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

June 24 – Edible Gardening Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am to 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…

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July 2017

Update! Outdoor Movie Night “When Harry Met Sally” July 9, 2017

July 9 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

THE MOVIE WILL NOW BE SHOWN ON SUNDAY, JULY 9TH Montclair Film Festival's Summer Series Screening of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY under the stars at Van Vleck House & Gardens.  This event is free. Pre-show live music by Big Mamou beginning at 8:00 pm. Film at dusk ~8:45 pm.     In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether…

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OPERA THEATER OF MONTCLAIR

July 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Opera Theatre of Montclair will present its fun, family-friendly, shortened version of Mozart’s classic opera, THE MAGIC FLUTE, in a new program entitled “Opera in the Garden” to be presented on the back lawn at the renowned Van Vleck House & Gardens on Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7 PM.   Bring the whole family, chairs or blankets, as well as your picnic basket! Tickets available through Eventbrite - Click the link below

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August 2017

Outdoor Adventures: Butterflies

August 16 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 - $10

Join us on Wednesday anytime between 2:30 and 4 pm for an afternoon of fun and adventure for kids and their families. Every program will include a mini lesson or discussion in the Van Vleck Visitor Center as well as a hands-on activity or outdoor exploration. Fair weather only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program runs from 2:30 to 4 pm so you can drop in with your child at any time.

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September 2017

Birding Hike for Families

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

Early September is a wonderful time of year in the gardens. There are sure to be migrating birds stopping off on their way South, plenty of flowers and butterflies, too. Join us for a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species passing through. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, if you have them. This hike is for families, but individuals without children are also welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.…

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Outdoor Adventures: Monarch Butterflies

September 23 @ 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 to 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 up;…

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Gardening for the Birds

September 24 @ 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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October 2017

The 5 Essentials of Composting

October 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$15 - $20

Learn the Five Essentials of successful backyard composting, what should go in or stay out of the heap, tips for making more compost faster, the many uses of compost, and appropriate bin selection and placement. Composting is good for your soil, and good for your soul, and participants will leave this lecture with a much improved sense of humus. Instructor: Gray Russell is the Sustainability Officer for the Township of Montclair. He is a Master Composter, and the former Compost…

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Outdoor Adventures: Birds of Prey

October 21 @ 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 anytime between 10 am to 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 up;…

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Guided Birding Hike for Adults

October 22 @ 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

October is a lovely time for a hike in Van Vleck. The colorful leaves are the perfect backdrop to the many birds getting ready for the colder months. The leaves falling allow for better views of the birds in the trees. Join us for a stroll through the gardens to see the many species of birds and animals that call Van Vleck home. Dress for the weather. Binoculars are optional, but would be helpful. Fee: $5 Friends of Van Vleck;…

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Garden Discoveries: Owls

October 25 @ 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. 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. Rain or shine. $7 Friends of Van Vleck; $10 others. To Register: online at vanvleck.org, email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752

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November 2017

What’s in Bloom Guided Walk is Cancelled!

November 2 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 - $7

See the garden from a horticulturist's point of view. Join Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck, for a refreshing stroll through the grounds to discover the beauty of the autumn season. Deadline to register: November 1st. Call 973-744-4752 or email education@vanvleck.org.

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Outdoor Adventures: Animals in Winter

November 4 @ 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 to 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 up;…

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Deck the Halls Open House Hours

November 16 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on November 17, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 18, 2017 at 10:00am

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Deck the Halls 2017 Open House Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street Montclair, NJ Thursday, November 16th - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, November 17th - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday, November 18th - 10 am - noon A rare chance to tour the first floor of the historic Van Vleck House, enjoy the festive holiday decorations and preview the silent auction items. Holiday cider and cookies will be served. No reservations needed, $5 per…

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Deck the Halls Open House Hours

November 17 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on November 17, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 18, 2017 at 10:00am

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Deck the Halls 2017 Open House Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street Montclair, NJ Thursday, November 16th - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, November 17th - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday, November 18th - 10 am - noon A rare chance to tour the first floor of the historic Van Vleck House, enjoy the festive holiday decorations and preview the silent auction items. Holiday cider and cookies will be served. No reservations needed, $5 per…

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Deck the Halls Open House Hours

November 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on November 17, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 18, 2017 at 10:00am

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Deck the Halls 2017 Open House Van Vleck House & Gardens 21 Van Vleck Street Montclair, NJ Thursday, November 16th - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, November 17th - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday, November 18th - 10 am - noon A rare chance to tour the first floor of the historic Van Vleck House, enjoy the festive holiday decorations and preview the silent auction items. Holiday cider and cookies will be served. No reservations needed, $5 per…

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Tickets for Deck the Halls “Celtic Celebration” – Sold Out!

November 18 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Tickets Sold Out! Deck the Halls “Celtic Celebration” Honoring: Emer Featherstone Celtic Luncheon - November 16th from 12 to 2 pm Cocktail Party - November 18th from 6-9:30 pm

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