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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.

June 2019

Monday Morning Yoga

June 17, 2019 @ 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 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 Discoveries Pre-K Class: Honeybee Life is FULL

June 19, 2019 @ 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

This class is full. We are not able to take walk ins. Thank you! 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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Gardenside Meditation

June 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM 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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Gardenside Meditation

June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM 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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July 2019

Gardenside Meditation

July 3, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM 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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Amazing Animal Adaptations is FULL!

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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This program is sold out! Please join us on August 21st for our next family program: Pollinator Extravaganza! Join us for a live animal presentation by Eyes of the Wild. Learn all the different ways animals adapt to their environment. Registration is required and space is limited.

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Gardenside Meditation

July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM 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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Gardenside Meditation

July 24, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM 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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Gardenside Meditation

July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM 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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August 2019

Pollinator Extravaganza!

August 21, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$25 – $35

Join us for an informative evening in the garden learning about the importance of pollinators in our world. Activities include a live observation hive and discussion presented by Bee Haven Bees, crafts, a scavenger hunt, live caterpillar/butterfly display and tours of the Mark Landrum Children’s Butterfly Garden. Open to families and individuals. Rain or Shine. Individuals: $10 per person for Members, $15 per person for General Public. Families: $25 per family for Members, $35 per family for General Public.  

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September 2019

Music & More Concert Series Event

September 8, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Van Vleck is excited to kick-off the new Music & More Concert Series season with a recital by noted flutist Jessica Valiente, a faculty member of the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Department who has previously appeared onstage at Carnegie Hall, among other prestigious venues. The performance will include works by Bach, Telemann, Honegger, Enescu and Copeland. There is no pre-registration for our Sunday concert series events; seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Suggested donation: $10…

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Fall Session

September 9, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

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. 

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Fall Session

September 16, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

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. 

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Class: Butterfly Fun

September 18, 2019 @ 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.   Registration is required for this class.    

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Garden to Table Cooking Class

September 20, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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3 Fridays: September 20th, October 4th, and October 18th In this three part series, we will harvest produce from the Edible Garden and prepare food with the bounty while learning about gardening, nutrition and the importance of eating locally. Also included will be time to journal in the beautiful Van Vleck gardens.   Registration required. Space is limited. Appropriate for children ages 8 to 11. Session: $55 Members/$70 General Public (includes all 3 classes) Single Class: $20 Members/ $25 General…

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Birding Walk for Adults

September 21, 2019 @ 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

Autumn is a wonderful time of year in the gardens. Join us for a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species of birds passing through and living here at Van Vleck. Online registration now available. You may also register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Outdoor Adventures: Monarch Butterflies

September 21, 2019 @ 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. Rain or shine.

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Fall Session

September 23, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

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. 

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Gardening for the Birds has been cancelled!

September 25, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Due to lack of enrollment, this class has been cancelled.  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.  

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October 2019

Monday Morning Yoga – Early Fall Session

October 7, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

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. 

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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Garden

October 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

Join Qwell co-founders Shannon Albarelli and Marcie Handler for this grounding class in the Van Vleck Gardens. Participants will learn various techniques for settling their minds, relieving stress and gaining a deeper connection with nature. This is a free community event sponsored by The Montclair Foundation. Registration is required: Click Here.

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Music & More Concert Series Event

October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Join us for an afternoon of music featuring Montclair Early Music as they shine a spotlight on Rembrandt and the music of his time, celebrating the 350th anniversary of his death. Program will include projections of his works, set to the music he would have heard. There will be no reservations for this program; seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Suggested donation: $10/person.

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Fireside Meditation

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 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 Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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Outdoor Adventures: Bats

October 19, 2019 @ 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. Registration requested; walk-ins welcome.

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Fall Session

October 21, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until October 28, 2019

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. 

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SOLD OUT – Garden Discoveries: Pumpkins

October 23, 2019 @ 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

This class is sold out. We are not accepting walk-ins. 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. Registration required.

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Fireside Meditation

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 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 Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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Sold Out: Van Vleck Celebrates the Gardens of Capri and the Amalfi Coast

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$40

This is event is sold out; tickets are no longer available.  Join us on a captivating virtual tour of Italy's legendary gardens via an illustrated slide lecture by noted travel author and photographer Robert I. C. Fisher. An editor at Fodor’s for nearly twenty years and the author of three books on Italy, Fisher will focus on the architecture and gardens to be found along the Amalfi Coast in Capri, Sorrento and Positano. A reception with Italian wine pourings and…

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Monday Morning Yoga – Early Fall Session

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

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. 

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Fireside Meditation

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 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 Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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November 2019

Monday Morning Yoga – Late Fall Session

November 4, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

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.

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Garden How-To: NOT Putting Your Garden to Bed!

November 6, 2019 @ 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

There is limited availability for this class. Please email education@vanlveck.org to register. Join Van Vleck’s garden manager for a behind the scenes look at how we keep the garden beautiful and prepare our plants for winter.  Discover some reasons doing LESS at this time of the year will give you MORE to enjoy. Meet at the Visitor Center. Class will be held entirely outdoors. Please dress for gardening. Registration required. Deadline to register: October 30th. Rain date: November 8th.  

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Fireside Meditation

November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 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 Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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Raptor Walk for Families

November 8, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5 – $15

The Raptor walk is full. Email education@vanvleck.org if you would like to be added to the wait list. Van Vleck has been home to many different raptor species. Stroll through the gardens with us as we look for owls, hawks and other birds.  Come join us for this exciting walk through the gardens as day turns to night. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them. This walk is for families, but individuals without children are also…

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Birds of Prey Presentation

November 8, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$10 – $35

There is limited availability for the Birds of Prey Presentation. Please email education@vanvleck.org if you are interested in registering. Meet live birds of prey including owls, a falcon, and a hawk from Flat Brook Rock Nature Center. Discover how incredible these birds are by learning about their behavior and special adaptations.  Open to families and individuals. Designed for children ages 7 and older, but all ages are welcome.  Rain or shine. Registration Required.

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Music & More Concert Series Event

November 10, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful living room of the Van Vleck House as MSU Cali School of Music's Robert Cart and William Hobbs present "An American in Paris: 20th Century Music of America and France." There is no pre-registration for our Sunday concert series; seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Suggested donation: $10 per person.

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Amazing Owls

November 13, 2019 @ 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. 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. Registration required. Rain or shine.

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Fireside Meditation

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 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 Fall series of evening meditation classes in front of the fireplace in the beautiful living room of Van Vleck House. Participants will learn and practice different forms of mindfulness meditation in each session and will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of Ramananda’s three critically acclaimed books. Open to beginners and experienced practitioners, these gatherings offer an opportunity to experience deep inner peace while practicing with…

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Outdoor Adventures Family Program: Birds of Prey

November 16, 2019 @ 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 Walk for Adults

November 17, 2019 @ 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

The October 27th birding walk was rescheduled to November 17th. Autumn is a wonderful time of year in the gardens. Join us for a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species of birds passing through and living here at Van Vleck. Online registration now available. You may also register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Monday Morning Yoga – Late Fall Session

November 18, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

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.

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SOLD OUT – Van Vleck Nights, City Lights: Deck the Halls Bubbles & Boutique

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$50 – $85

Thursday, November 21  5:00 - 9:00 pm Help start off the Deck the Halls festivities with hors d'oeuvres and shopping at this fun(d)-raising event! The holiday boutique will feature fantastic vendors, promising something for everyone—the perfect place to find something for all of the women in your life! Ticket Price: $75 for Members; $85 for General Public; $50 Junior Ticket for ages 21-35 SOLD OUT

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Van Vleck Open House & Holiday Boutique

November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Friday, November 22  10:00 am - 4:00 pm Enjoy the wares of the fabulous vendors at our curated holiday boutique--and get a unique opportunity to visit inside the Van Vleck House, which will be decked for the holidays! Free for Members of Van Vleck; $10 at the door for General Public. No pre-registration.

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SOLD OUT – Deck the Halls: Snowfall & Starlight Cocktail Party

November 23, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Saturday, November 23rd  6:30-9:30 PM Join us as we officially kick off the holiday season! Enjoy cocktails, dinner buffet, a fabulous silent auction while you mingle with great friends, and help us toast this year's honorees Marisabel and Jerry Raymond for all they've done for The Montclair Foundation and Van Vleck, as well as the greater community. Ticket price: $150 for General Public; $125 for Members of Van Vleck; $250 Patron*; $500 Benefactor* *Patrons and Benefactors will be recognized in…

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Monday Morning Yoga – Late Fall Session

November 25, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

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.

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December 2019

Monday Morning Yoga – Late Fall Session

December 2, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

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.

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Natural Decorating: Pine Cone Wreath

December 3, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$35 – $45

Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck House & Gardens, will guide you through creating your own wreath made from pine cones.  Decorate with an assortment of natural items collected from the Van Vleck property. Leave the mess and supplies to us, and bring home a unique creation that will add beauty to any home.  Registration required. Deadline to register: November 25th.

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Birding Walk for Adults

December 7, 2019 @ 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

Autumn is a wonderful time of year in the gardens. Join us for a stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace to see the many species of birds passing through and living here at Van Vleck. Online registration now available. You may also register by emailing education@vanvleck.org or calling 973-744-4752 ext. 3.

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Sold Out – Santa at Van Vleck 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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  Santa is SOLD OUT! We are not able to accept walk-ins.  Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th, 10 AM - 2:30 PM Special Sensory Santa session: December 8th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Our Sensory Santa session is an opportunity to visit Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Though all are welcome, this is an opportunity for children with autism and other special needs to meet with Santa in a quieter and more subdued space and in a smaller size group…

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Sold Out – Santa at Van Vleck 2019

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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  Santa is SOLD OUT! We are not able to accept walk-ins.  Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th, 10 AM - 2:30 PM Special Sensory Santa session: December 8th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Our Sensory Santa session is an opportunity to visit Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Though all are welcome, this is an opportunity for children with autism and other special needs to meet with Santa in a quieter and more subdued space and in a smaller size group…

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Santa at Van Vleck 2019 – Special Sensory Santa session

December 8, 2019 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Free

  Special Sensory Santa session: December 8th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Our Sensory Santa session is an opportunity to visit Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. Though all are welcome, this is an opportunity for children with autism and other special needs to meet with Santa in a quieter and more subdued space and in a smaller size group than in the other sessions. Santa will arrive each day before the 10 am session on a fire truck, courtesy of the Montclair…

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Monday Morning Yoga – Late Fall Session

December 9, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

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.

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K Program: Animals in Winter

December 11, 2019 @ 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. 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. Registration required. Rain or shine.

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Outdoor Adventures Family Program: Decorations from Nature

December 14, 2019 @ 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. $10 per family. Free for Members of Van…

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Monday Morning Yoga – Late Fall Session

December 16, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

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.

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January 2020

Monday Morning Yoga – Winter Series

January 6 @ 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!  Register HERE.

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Outdoor Adventures: Snowflakes

January 11 @ 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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Music and More Concert Series – Albert Johnson, The Jazz Parliment

January 12 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Back at Van Vleck’s Second Sunday concerts by popular demand, Albert Johnson Jr. is an aspiring jazz musician and music educator.  A versatile musician, he has experience playing many different styles such as rock, funk, gospel, calypso, reggae, ska and Latin to name a few.  He is also a new face on the New Jersey big-band scene, playing with the Silver Starlite Orchestra, The Full Count Big Band and more. There is no pre-registration for our Sunday concert series; seating…

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Monday Morning Yoga – Winter Series

January 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 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!  Register HERE.

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Fireside Meditation

January 15 @ 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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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 Series

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!  Register HERE.

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Garden to Table – Cooking Class for Kids is POSTPONED

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

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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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. Please register HERE

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Monday Morning Yoga – Winter Series

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!  Register HERE.

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Outdoor Adventures: Animal Tracks

February 8 @ 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 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…

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Music and More Concert Series – CANCELLED THIS SUNDAY!

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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Due to a last minute cancellation by the Performer, we will have to cancel the Gospel concert this Sunday.

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Monday Morning Yoga – Winter Series

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!  Register HERE.

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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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Garden Discoveries Pre-K class: Sugar Maple Trees is full!

February 19 @ 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. 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. Registration required. Rain or shine. Age: 3-5 year olds (accompanied by parent/caregiver). Please register HERE.

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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 is sold out!

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 Series

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!  Register HERE.

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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 is POSTPONED

February 28 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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March 2020

Applications for Spring Grants from The Montclair Foundation are due March 1st

March 1 @ 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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THE MONTCLAIR FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization that awards grants to charitable organizations in the greater Montclair area. Equally important is the Foundation’s strong commitment to the historic preservation of Van Vleck House & Gardens for the education, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment of the community. The Foundation serves as a vehicle for those who wish to make lasting investments in our community’s future through philanthropic contributions and bequests.  Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has supported more than eighty…

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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. There is no registration or tickets required. Suggested donation: $10 Seating is first come, first served in the living room of Van Vleck House.

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Music and More Concert Series – David Witten

March 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Ellen Lang, mezzo-soprano, will perform with David. There is no registration for this event. Seating is first come, first served in the Van Vleck House Living Room. Suggested donation: $10. Ellen and David have provided some interesting background information on the program at the PDF attachment below. (Photo Credit: Mike Peters)

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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. To register: Click Here

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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

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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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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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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June 2020

Van Vleck 2020 Online Bulb Sale

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - June 14 @ 9:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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Plant It Forward! Order bulbs now for pick-up this fall. Enjoy their beauty next spring. The detailed purchase LINK with all the images and information is now open. The proceeds from this fundraiser go towards maintaining Van Vleck Gardens for the public to enjoy year round. We have had a great response so far so we are extending the sale until midnight on June 17th/while supplies last. PLEASE NOTE: #35 Tulipa linifolia pictured below is currently out of stock. We have found…

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Outdoor Adventures: Butterflies

June 30 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5

Outdoor Adventures is back! Join us in the gardens as you explore and learn with our fun self-guided activity kits. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. We will have informational displays related to the topic of the day and a Van Vleck educator will be on hand to answer your questions. Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center between 11 am and 1 pm on the day…

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July 2020

Garden Discoveries Pre-K Class: Honeybees

July 1 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$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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Outdoor Adventures: Seeds & Germination

July 7 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5

Join us in the gardens as you explore and learn with our fun self-guided activity kits. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. We will have informational displays related to the topic of the day and a Van Vleck educator will be on hand to answer your questions. Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center between 11 am and 1 pm on the day of the program.  Kits…

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Outdoor Adventures: Insects in the Garden

July 28 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5

Outdoor Adventures is back! Join us in the gardens as you explore and learn with our fun self-guided activity kits. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. We will have informational displays related to the topic of the day and a Van Vleck educator will be on hand to answer your questions. Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center between  11 am and 1 pm on the day…

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Outdoor Yoga

July 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until August 19, 2020

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Join us for our  outdoor Yoga class (weather permitting) on the beautiful grounds of Van Vleck House & Gardens. 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. Registration required. Deadline to register: the day before the class. Drop-ins will not be accepted. Weather permitting. Mats must be placed 6 feet apart…

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August 2020

Outdoor Adventures: Sensing Nature – Postponed to August 5th

August 4 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$5

Outdoor Adventures is back! Join us in the gardens as you explore and learn with our fun self-guided activity kits. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. We will have informational displays related to the topic of the day and a Van Vleck educator will be on hand to answer your questions. Outdoor Adventures Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center between 11 am and 1 pm on the day…

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Outdoor Yoga

August 5 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until August 19, 2020

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, NJ 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

Join us for our  outdoor Yoga class (weather permitting) on the beautiful grounds of Van Vleck House & Gardens. 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. Registration required. Deadline to register: the day before the class. Drop-ins will not be accepted. Weather permitting. Mats must be placed 6 feet apart…

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