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Van Vleck House & Gardens

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21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
(973) 744-4752 http://vanvleck.org/

The Van Vleck House & Gardens originated as a 12-acre private estate more than 140 years ago when Joseph Van Vleck Sr and his family moved to Montclair from Brooklyn in 1868.  Like many successful businessmen of the era, Joseph Van Vleck Sr came to the suburbs seeking a refuge from industrial living and brought to Montclair  a grand vision of a country estate surrounded by acres of landscaped grounds.

January 2020

Fireside Meditation

January 22 @ 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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Backyard Birds in the Winter

January 25 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

  During this class learn about the birds that spend the winter in New Jersey and why they choose to stay.  Discover what they do to survive in the cold months. We will also take a walk through the garden to see which species call Van Vleck their home. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars (if you have them).  Registration deadline: Thursday, January 23rd.

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Animals in Winter – SOLD OUT!

January 26 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Meet live animals from Eyes of the Wild.  Discover how animals survive the cold winter months both here in New Jersey and in other parts of the world.  Designed for families with children ages 4 and up, but all ages are welcome.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Rain or shine.  Registration required. Due to the popularity of this event, all the reserved spaces have been claimed.

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Monday Morning Yoga – Winter Session

January 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 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! Online registration coming soon!

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Garden to Table – Cooking Class for Kids

January 31 @ 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

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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February 2020

Birding Walks for Adults

February 2 @ 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 – Winter Session

February 3 @ 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! Online registration coming soon!

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Music and More Concert Series – Andrew Potts’ Gospel Group

February 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Online Only – Presale Plant Sale

February 10 @ 9:00 AM - February 21 @ 5:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Van Vleck House & Gardens' 2020 Exclusive Online Plant Pre-Sale A limited-time offer to purchase unique items not available during our May 2020 Plant Sale. We have shrubs, trees and NEW this year... Pre-order butterfly-loving MILKWEED for pick-up this summer!  To view the entire list of plants for purchase, including native to New Jersey plants,  please check back here in February. 

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Monday Morning Yoga – Winter Session

February 10 @ 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! Online registration coming soon!

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Fireside Meditation

February 12 @ 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 How-To: Pruning

February 13 @ 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

Join Van Vleck’s garden manager for a behind the scenes look at how we keep the garden beautiful.   Pruning is one of the many tasks we tackle before the growing season officially begins. Gain a better understanding of when, why, and where to prune landscape plants as well as how to choose the right tool for the job.   Plan now for your plant’s long-term health, beauty, and structure. Meet at the Education Center. Please dress for the weather…

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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

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 Session

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! Online registration coming soon!

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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

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

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

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. This event is free to the public but donations are greatly appreciated.

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Music and More Concert Series – David Witten

March 8 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 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.

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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.

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Birding Walks for Adults

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 to Table – Cooking Class for Kids

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

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

May 2020

Music and More Concert Series – Carolyn Enger

May 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Recitalist Carolyn Enger

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June 2020

Music and More Concert Series – Outdoor Concert

June 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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