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Van Vleck House & Gardens

21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
973-744-4752 x3 vanvleck.org

October 2015

ART EXHIBITION–OPENING–“ELABORATE PERENNIALS”

October 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
FREE

Please join us for the opening reception of works by Jennifer Longworth (https://www.jenniferlongworthfineart.com/ ) and Matt Meyer. The exhibit is curated by Deborah Zafman, PH.D, AAA and will run through January 17th, 2016. Wine selection for the opening is provided by Ventimiglia Vinyards (101 Layton Rd, Wantage, NJ 07461). RSVP 973-744-4752 or info@vanvleck.org This event is free and a portion of sale proceeds will benefit the Van Vleck House & Gardens' cultural and educational programs.

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Elaborative Perennials Art Opening

October 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Montclair Van Vleck House and Gardens “Elaborative Perennials” curated by Deborah Zafman Ph.D., AAA, works by Jennifer Longworth and Matt Meyer, opening reception Thursday, October 22, 7-9pm, exhibition through January 17, 2016, by appointment. Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, 973-744-4752 ext 2. For the first time in Van Vleck's history,  a curator has been appointed to organize four fine art exhibitions a year inside the exquisite private house, as an extension of its mission to offer cultural enrichment to the community.…

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November 2015

Book Talk & Reception: Elaine Sciolino: The Only Street in Paris, Friday, November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$10

Meet Elaine Sciolino, acclaimed author and former Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, at a special talk and signing for her new book The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs. Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on the Rue des Martyrs, the book will make you hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the intimate street life that is in danger of disappearing. Read…

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MSU/Cali School of Music–Julius String Quartet

November 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States

Van Vleck House & Gardens will welcome the Julius String Quartet as part of its concert series on Nov 15th. The program will feature works by Haydn and Beethoven, and will be open to the public. There is no charge for admission but reservations are recommended and contributions are welcome. The Julius Quartet is the Graduate String Quartet in residence at Montclair State University's Cali School where they work intensely with the celebrated Shanghai Quartet. This concert features violinists Hyun…

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February 2016

Art Opening & Reception-Van Vleck-“Ripple & Flow”

February 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States

Please join us for another awe-inspiring art opening and reception curated by Deborah Zafman. Enjoy cocktails, music & water nymphs while attending the show RIPPLE & FLOW-- Aritist Pauline Chernichaw is exhibiting her photographs. Complimentary tickets to this event are available to Friends of Van Vleck to thank them for their generous and ongoing support. The general public can attend by purchasing tickets at the $60 (Individual) or $75 (Family) level. EACH TICKET LEVEL PURCHASE INCLUDES A ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP…

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Body & Soul — A Night for the Senses to Benefit Jazz House Kids

February 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$150 – $1000

Body & Soul, Jazz House Kids annual event to benefit its music education programs, features inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails by Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, recently named one of Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America 2015, and fine wine by Amanti Vino. The joint is jumping with three chic jazz clubs as guests sip and swing. The evening features a NEW tented Winter Garden Ballroom for dancing to the award-winning Jazz House Big Band, a Side-Car Night Club with…

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April 2016

Birds Of Prey Hike 6:15 at Van Vleck

April 8, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$10

Time: 6:15-7:00 Hike; Adults and children 5 and up (accompanied by an adult).  Presentation 7:00-8:00 PM. Join us for a hike through the garden in the twilight hour of the day in search of raptors that live right here in Montclair. We may see a hawk and where they like to perch, or a sign left behind from one of our feathered friends. Learn ways to spot different birds of prey in our area, as well as some of the characteristics…

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New Jersey Music Society “Secret Garden”

April 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
Free

Van Vleck presents "A Springtime Soiree," music of spring, flowers, and love. Works by Mozart, Scarlatti, Elgar, Saint Saens and Broadway Love Songs. Featuring Joseph Flaxman, baritone; Laura Flaxman, mezzo; Laura Melincoff, cello; Jessica Davy, clarinet; and Ed Alstrom, piano The concert is free to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. For reservations please email info@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext. 2. Donations to support Van Vleck's cultural programs are gratefully accepted and much appreciated!

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Earth Day Celebration-Garden Explorations at Van Vleck

April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States

Visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am to 1:00 pm. An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here for you. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. All children must be supervised by an adult. Rain or…

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April in Paris: Wine Tasting

April 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$55.00

Save the date for our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting event on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Congrats...you just received a first class trip to Paris. Join the lovely ladies of the Montclair Alumnae Chapter for an afternoon of wine tasting, great entertainment and delectable treats all for a great cause. Sample tastings from local wine vendors while listening to great music and mingling with amazing people. Cigar rolling available, a Chinese auction will take place with amazing prizes available to win;…

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May 2016

Plant Sale Kick-Off Cocktail Party at Van Vleck

May 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$85.00

We'll be celebrating Van Vleck's 13th Annual Plant Sale on May 5th. Join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and first dibs on the spectacular selections available at this year's sale. Garden novelties and gifts will also be for sale courtesy of Garden Cottage. The plant sale itself extends to May 12th. RSVP by April 28th, 2016 973-744-4752 x2 Click here for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-in-the-garden-tickets-24328454061 If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation on the above link to keep…

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June 2016

Roses to Rock Gardens 2016

June 3, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$25 – $35

Van Vleck’s annual “Roses to Rock Gardens” tour will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd & 4th.  Come and spend a day (or two!) enjoying distinctive gardens in Montclair & Glen Ridge. Before the tour on Friday morning, there will be a coffee reception and lecture at Van Vleck House at 9:30 am, featuring guest speaker Chuck Baum, acclaimed landscape artist. Gardens may be toured on Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, from 11 am – 4 pm.…

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September 2016

FREE Flamenco Performance at Van Vleck House and Gardens

September 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
FREE

Flamenco Dance Presentation featuring Sonia Olla, celebrated Flamenco artist, and Ismael Fernandez on the patio of the Formal Garden at Van Vleck House & Gardens

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Historical Walking Tour

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$5

In partnership with the Montclair Historical Society, spend a Saturday walking back in time on a guided historic walking tour of the Van Vleck Hose, the Schultz House and the Crane House.  Meet at 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ. Suggested donation $5 per person.  Call 973-744-4752 to register.

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A Day in the Life: 1916 at Van Vleck House and Gardens

September 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$5 – $10

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Van Vleck House and Gardens, Van Vleck and the Montclair Historical Society will be co-sponsoring a family day event. Activities will include themed craft stations, guided walks, a scavenger hunt and seed planting. Families will also be able to visit the 100th anniversary exhibit inside the Van Vleck House.

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Garden Discoveries Pre-K program: Fall Explorations

September 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$7 – $10

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration and hands-on activities and specimens.

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October 2016

Van Vleck Centennial Gala & After Party

October 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States

Join us for a grand evening to celebrate the Van Vleck’s House monumental year at the Centennial Celebration Gala!  This black tie affair will feature a true 1916 dining experience.  During this celebration, special recognition will be given to George Harris, founder and chairman of The Montclair Foundation when it acquired the Van Vleck home, outbuildings, and surrounding gardens.  The Van Vleck family will also be recognized for their gift to the community and support of The Montclair Foundation’s efforts…

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Seasonal Interest Tour

October 15, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$5 – $7

Join Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck for a refreshing stroll through the gardens to discover the beauty plant life has to offer as we watch the autumn season unfold. Tour will focus on plants of interest, including fabulous blooms and foliage as well as seeds, fruits, bark and buds.  Rain or shine – please dress for the weather with sturdy footwear.  Small groups welcome. Registration required.

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Seasonal Interest Tour

October 15, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States

Time: 9:30-11:00 AM Description: Join Laura Roberts, Garden Manager of Van Vleck for a refreshing stroll through the gardens to discover the beauty plant life has to offer as we watch the autumn season unfold. Tour will focus on plants of interest, including fabulous blooms and foliage as well as seeds, fruits, bark and buds.  Rain or shine – please dress for the weather with sturdy footwear.  Small groups welcome. Registration required. Fee: $5 Friends of Van Vleck; $7 others…

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MSU/Cali School of Music Concert: The Julius Quartet

October 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
Free

Van Vleck House & Gardens will welcome The Julius Quartet to another of its Sunday concert series. The program is open to the public. Part of the fourth season of Van Vleck's collaboration with Montclair State University's John J. Cali School of Music, these concerts welcome faculty, student and visiting artists to perform at the historic Van Vleck property in the heart of Montclair. There is no charge for admission but reservations are recommended as space is limited. For reservations…

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Slow Food Northern NJ Farm-to-Table Fundraiser at Van Vleck House

October 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$85

Celebrate the autumn harvest with a four-course dinner at Van Vleck House and Gardens prepared by Chef Sylvia Becker of Wild Honey Catering. Proceeds help fund SFNNJ's urban farm and school garden programs. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, go to www.slowfoodnnj.org

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November 2016

Garden Exploration Saturdays: Fall Leaves

November 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$5.00 – $10.00

Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am to 1:00 pm. An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here for you. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up;…

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March 2017

Maple Sugaring Family Program

March 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
$5 – $7

Tour Times: 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm Come to Van Vleck House & Gardens for a tour and demonstration of the process of Maple Sugaring.  A sugar maple tree in Mother’s Garden at Van Vleck will be tapped, and if the weather cooperates the sap will be flowing. Families are invited to visit us as we learn how to identify a sugar maple tree and discover the steps for turning sap into syrup.  At the conclusion of the tour, there will…

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March 2018

Birding Hike for Families

March 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Spring has arrived! Come take a walk with us to see what signs of spring are in the garden. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them. This hike is for families, but individuals without children are also welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per person/$15 per family for Friends of Van Vleck, $7 per person/$21 per family for General Public.  To Register: email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext 3

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May 2018

Woman to Woman: Inspiring Better Health

May 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Wine and dine with Mountainside Medical Center and the Montclair Ambulance Unit for our annual Women’s Health Event! You have memories to make and milestones to achieve. To do it all, you have to prioritize and nurture your health, no matter your age.  Learn about several common medical conditions that affect women of all ages and how to handle them at this special event for women, hosted by women.  This free event will provide you, and your female friends and…

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Garden Discoveries: Flower Fun

May 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held once a month, and each class has individual registration.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Rain or shine. To Register: online at www.vanvleck.org, email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

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June 2018

Gardens and Glass

June 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$60

Join us at the gorgeous Van Vleck Gardens to celebrate GlassRoots- your local hot glass studio in Newark. Ulysses Dietz, co-interim director of the Newark Museum, will speak on “Collecting glass at the Newark Museum”.  There will be brunch bites, tea, and mimosas in a beautiful setting.  Glassmaking demos, and exhibits of hand-made glass objects will introduce you to our hot glass studio and to exciting programs on offer. GlassRoots has a mission to teach Newark youth glassmaking skills-and so…

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Garden Discoveries: Incredible Insects

June 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$7 – $10

Our Garden Discoveries classes are designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Since each child learns in a different way, every class examines one topic through stories, outdoor exploration, and hands-on activities and specimens. Classes are held once a month, and each class has individual registration.  Each program will include a guided hike, hands-on activities and a story. Rain or shine. To Register: online at www.vanvleck.org, email education@vanvleck.org or call 973-744-4752 ext 3.

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Opera in the Garden: Excerpts from Hansel and Gretel

June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free – $40

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7 PM, Opera Theatre of Montclair will present a fun, family-friendly, shortened, narrated, semi-staged version of Humperdinck's operatic version of the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel. This will be the second performance in the Opera in the Garden series to be presented on the back lawn at the renowned Van Vleck House and Gardens. Bring the whole family as well as your picnic basket and a blanket/lawn chair. The kids may be asked to…

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July 2018

Free Movie Night Under The Stars: Monterey Pop

July 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Sunday, July 8 join the Montclair Film Festival for a free movie night under the stars at Van Vleck House & Gardens (21 Van Vleck Street). Come early, bring a picnic, and enjoy a viewing of Monterey Pop! If it rains, the rain date for the event will be Sunday, July 15.

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October 2018

WORKSHOP Preserving Our Community Garden

October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St. 12:00–2:00 pm Join us at the Van Vleck House & Gardens to learn about the history and creation of the gardens, and the Montclair Foundation’s unique role as caretakers of this historic Montclair gem. Attend a question-and-answer session with Foundation Executive Director Charles Fischer, plus learn tips for snapping the gardens’ flora with photographer Traci Giles. Hosts: Van Vleck House & Gardens, Montclair Foundation.

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May 2019

Van Vleck Plant Sale Preview Cocktail Party

May 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Join Van Vleck House & Gardens for the annual Fête des Fleurs Plant Sale Cocktail Party! Preview and shop the unique selection of perennials, shrubs, annuals, vines and edibles before the sale opens to the public, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the terrace of the Van Vleck House.

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Van Vleck Annual Plant Sale

May 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Join Van Vleck House & Gardens for the 15th Annual Plant Sale--the perfect place to stock up on unique perennials, shrubs, vines, annuals and edibles to help spruce up your garden just in time for summer! Van Vleck’s knowledgeable Garden Staff and volunteers will be onsite to offer tips and recommendations. Be sure to come early for the biggest selection, as the plants sell quickly! Plant Sale is open to the public, rain or shine. To sign up to volunteer…

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Van Vleck Mother’s Day Concert

May 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

This year, celebrate Mother's Day in the beautiful Van Vleck Gardens, as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet performs on the terrace. Be sure to bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs. This is a free concert; there is no registration. Concert is weather-permitting.

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June 2019

Dance on the Lawn

June 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Dance on the Lawn Community Celebration -- Led by Laura Marchese, Dance on the Lawn Managing Director and Master Teaching Artist, participants will experience the joy of creating movement with live accompaniment.  Open to all ages of all abilities, come in sneakers, dressed to move.  In partnership with Montclair Foundation. Part of MONTCLAIR BOUNCE: A Festival of Optimism and Resilience from Toni’s Kitchen and the Montclair YMCA.  Information: www.montclairbounce.org.

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Roses to Rock Gardens Tour

June 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - June 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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The Montclair Foundation’s Van Vleck House & Gardens invites the community to come see beyond the curb and check out some of the most unique and special private gardens to be found in Montclair and Glen Ridge. This year’s event marks the 20th anniversary of Van Vleck’s first—and one of its most beloved—annual fundraiser. This year’s tour features seven private properties, to be revealed when the program guide, which also serves as the ticket, is picked up on June 7th…

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From Montclair to Montechiaro: Discovering Italy in the Local Architecture

June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$100

Join our expert tour guides, as they reveal the multiple layers of Italian connections in the architectural treasures of Montclair, re-baptized Montechiaro for this special occasion. The tour encompasses the diverse and beautiful Montclair landscape which includes grand houses as well as the working class Italian neighborhood of the Pine Street historic district. Followed by an aperitivo al fresco with music performance. RSVP required (limited space available):  

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A Star is Born

June 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Genre Drama, Music, Romance Runtime 136 min Release Year 2018 Director Bradley Cooper Cast Lady Gaga, Bradley…

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July 2019

Bastille Day Party in Montclair

July 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$50 – $85

Celebrate France’s fête nationale — commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the birth of the modern French nation — with a fun and festive party hosted by FIAF at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair. Michelin-rated chef Nicolas Houlbert (Boulud, Ze Kitchen Galerie, and Mavrommatis) and local owner/chef boulanger Arben Gasi (Le French Dad Bakery & Café), will oversee this year’s gourmet buffet campagnard with a New Orleans twist. The evening will begin with a Cocktail Hour from 5-6pm featuring cocktails and a…

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October 2019

“Square Foot Gardening”

October 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$5.00

Mark your calendar for the Garden Club of Montclair’s October Program Meeting  "Square Foot Gardening” at 1PM. Meet Althea Llewellyn, a certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor and Master Gardener. Ms. Llewellyn will demonstrate the principals of square foot gardening and suggest on how to incorporate these simple practices to fit your garden spaces and to produce a bountiful yield of flowers. Flower Design and Horticulture Competitions will be on display. Monday, October 21st from 1-3 PM at Van Vleck House…

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Van Vleck Celebrates the Gardens of Capri & the Amalfi Coast

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

Escape to the picturesque gardens of Italy at this enchanting fundraising event, benefiting Van Vleck House & Gardens. Program will include an illustrated slide lecture by noted travel author and photographer Robert I. C. Fisher, followed by a reception with Italian wine pourings and appetizers in the beautiful Van Vleck House. Click Here to purchase tickets, or visit vanvleck.org/events.

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November 2019

Deck The Halls – Bubbles & Boutique

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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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! The beautiful and historic Van Vleck House will be decked out for the holidays.  Tickets for members and non-members can be purchased through the link. This year there is also a  discounted ticket for guests 21-35 years of age.…

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February 2020

Van Vleck Music & More Concert Series

February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$10

Andrew Potts’ Gospel Group Join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful living room of the Van Vleck House. The roster of performers include very talented musicians from Montclair State University's Cali School of Music and other community artists. Many different styles of music are enjoyed in the beautiful setting. The Gardens are free and open to the public year round to enjoy as well. There is no registration for our Sunday concert series; seating will be available on…

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“From Flowers to Fragrance”

February 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Mark your calendar for the Garden Club of Montclair’s February Program Meeting  “From Flowers to Fragrance” at 1PM. Meet Bruce Leyssène (the First Gentlemen of the Garden Club) a second generation perfumer who began his fascinating career in a fragrance business in the early ’70’s. Bruno will present an overview of the fragrance industry and explain how flowers, herbs, spices, woods and fruits are processed and used in developing today’s popular fragrances. Flower Design and Botanical Arts Competitions will be…

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March 2020

“An Introduction to the Botanical Arts”

March 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Mark your calendar for the Garden Club of Montclair’s March Program Meeting  “An Introduction to the Botanical Arts” Linda Williams, a botanical jewelry designer, uses plant material to inspire her unique creations. Ms. Williams will explain how she selects living specimens for her jewelry designs and take us through the process to create real jewelry for everyday wear. Flower Design and Horticulture Competitions will be on display. Monday, March 23rd from 1-3 PM at Van Vleck House & Gardens located…

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October 2020

Scarecrows in the Garden

October 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

A community exhibition of scarecrows created by local residents, businesses, scout troops, neighbors, nonprofit organizations. Please see the link for the details and entry form. The deadline to sign up to be part of the contest is being extended to October 19th.  Join the fun by creating your own scarecrow to display your group's personality. Then come to the Gardens to take the Scarecrow walk to admire the submissions from our wonderful community. There is no cost to enter the…

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Creepy Crawly Halloween Event

October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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The whole family is welcome to show off your costumes. Check out our community scarecrow exhibition. There will be photo station stops along the scarecrow trail for some fun Halloween shots. Eyes of the Wild will bring some special creepy crawly animals to meet and learn about. Covid-19 safety precautions: The number of families for each of the three sessions will be limited. Each group may have one or two adults and up to three children. Children must be accompanied…

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April 2021

Annual Spring Plant Sale at Van Vleck Gardens

April 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Don’t miss the Annual Van Vleck Plant Sale, the perfect place to stock up on unique perennials and shrubs to help spruce up your garden just in time for warmer weather! We will have edibles, beautiful flowers and deer-resistant options – whatever your garden needs! New this year, we will have a special Native Plants section with a guest expert on hand to answer your questions. Van Vleck’s knowledgeable Garden Staff and volunteers will be onsite to offer tips and…

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May 2021

Annual Spring Plant Sale at Van Vleck Gardens

May 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Don’t miss the Annual Van Vleck Plant Sale, the perfect place to stock up on unique perennials and shrubs to help spruce up your garden just in time for warmer weather! We will have edibles, beautiful flowers and deer-resistant options – whatever your garden needs! New this year, we will have a special Native Plants section with a guest expert on hand to answer your questions. Van Vleck’s knowledgeable Garden Staff and volunteers will be onsite to offer tips and…

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Annual Spring Plant Sale at Van Vleck Gardens

May 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Don’t miss the Annual Van Vleck Plant Sale, the perfect place to stock up on unique perennials and shrubs to help spruce up your garden just in time for warmer weather! We will have edibles, beautiful flowers and deer-resistant options – whatever your garden needs! New this year, we will have a special Native Plants section with a guest expert on hand to answer your questions. Van Vleck’s knowledgeable Garden Staff and volunteers will be onsite to offer tips and…

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June 2021

Van Vleck Gardens Online Bulb Sale

June 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - June 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 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 will be open at 9AM on Monday, June 14th at Vanvleck.org. Choose from a huge assortment of unique bulbs that our Director of Horticulture has curated for this sale.  To help guide you, there are notations in the descriptions. Consider sharing a large quantity pack with a friend or neighbor if it is more bulbs than your…

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Cats In The Garden

June 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$10

Car enthusiasts, join the Jaguar Touring Club at the only New Jersey car show to feature eight decades of Jaguars! Don’t miss more than 75 classic Jaguars on display in the gardens. Admission: $10 cash per person at the door; children under 10 are free. There is no pre-registration for this event. The raindate is Sunday, June 27th. For more information, contact Paul Maletsky at the Jaguar Touring Club at 973-575-8737.

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September 2021

Autumn Plant Sale At Van Vleck Gardens

September 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 12, 2021

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Don’t miss our in-person Plant Sale in September! We will have a wide variety of plants to give your garden a boost. A curated mix of perennials and annuals will be available to provide visual interest into late autumn. Thursday 9/9 5PM-7PM – Members Early Access Event.  The Gardens will be closed for members to shop the sale early. Moss & More botanical boutique will have a pop-up shop at this event with unique items to complement your plant purchases. Credit cards,…

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Autumn Plant Sale At Van Vleck Gardens

September 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 12, 2021

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

Don’t miss our in-person Plant Sale in September! We will have a wide variety of plants to give your garden a boost. A curated mix of perennials and annuals will be available to provide visual interest into late autumn. Thursday 9/9 5PM-7PM – Members Early Access Event.  The Gardens will be closed for members to shop the sale early. Moss & More botanical boutique will have a pop-up shop at this event with unique items to complement your plant purchases. Credit cards,…

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Autumn Plant Sale At Van Vleck Gardens

September 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 12, 2021

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

Don’t miss our in-person Plant Sale in September! We will have a wide variety of plants to give your garden a boost. A curated mix of perennials and annuals will be available to provide visual interest into late autumn. Thursday 9/9 5PM-7PM – Members Early Access Event.  The Gardens will be closed for members to shop the sale early. Moss & More botanical boutique will have a pop-up shop at this event with unique items to complement your plant purchases. Credit cards,…

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Autumn Plant Sale At Van Vleck Gardens

September 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - September 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 12, 2021

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

Don’t miss our in-person Plant Sale in September! We will have a wide variety of plants to give your garden a boost. A curated mix of perennials and annuals will be available to provide visual interest into late autumn. Thursday 9/9 5PM-7PM – Members Early Access Event.  The Gardens will be closed for members to shop the sale early. Moss & More botanical boutique will have a pop-up shop at this event with unique items to complement your plant purchases. Credit cards,…

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October 2021

Españoleta, A Spanish Renaissance Cocktail Party

October 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$75.00

“Españoleta” is a program of the rich repertoire of Renaissance and Baroque music from Spain.  Dr. Jason Priset, music director, will perform on  theorbo ( a big Lute).  Montclair Early Music instrumentalists will perform on recorder, cello, voice, and guitar.  Guitarists will also be serenading the audience.  The event will raise funds to provide free music lessons for children. Proof of vaccination required

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Scarecrows In The Garden

October 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - October 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Free

We invite families, individuals, scout troops, schools, nonprofits, businesses, and organizations to participate in Van Vleck House & Garden’s second annual Scarecrow Exhibit in the Gardens. This event is free and sponsored by PSE&G, PNC Bank, and Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center. From traditional scarecrows to dark-and-scary tributes to Halloween, from repurposed and upcycled creatures to sewn-and-stuffed homages to characters inspired by history, mythology, film, or literature, the only limit is your imagination. All entries are welcome as long as…

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November 2021

Good Grows Here – Holiday Boutique

November 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Come shop our curated holiday boutique of amazing gifts! We have a great mix of items for the home, for friends and family, hostess and teacher gifts, and anyone else on your holiday list. Meet our fabulous vendors: Anzie Jewelry, The Attico, Carrie Dunham, Charlotte Nicole Designs, Charmed By A Cause, Christine Badalamenti, F. Gerald New, Gilded Oysters, Home To Harbour, Josh Chocolates, La Serra Gardens, Petals & Green, Rabbit Rabbit Interiors, Shawls By Sonika, Sicilia Mia, Sudden Wreaths, Susan's…

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Good Grows Here – Floral Feasts Luncheon and Presentation by Nancy Kitchen

November 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Shop at our curated Boutique and then enjoy a presentation by the floral designer to U.S. Presidents and celebrities, Nancy Kitchen. We will have a tasty box lunch in the garden event tent.  Nancy's floral designs are inventive and stunning. One will be raffled off at the luncheon as well as designs by Van Vleck's Director of Horticulture, Laura Roberts. A portion of proceeds from this fundraiser will support Van Vleck House & Gardens. Tickets are available at vanvleck.org.

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Good Grows Here – Holiday Boutique

November 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Come shop our curated holiday boutique of amazing gifts! We have a great mix of items for the home, for friends and family, hostess and teacher gifts, and anyone else on your holiday list. Meet our fabulous vendors: Anzie Jewelry, The Attico, Carrie Dunham, Charlotte Nicole Designs, Charmed By A Cause, Christine Badalamenti, F. Gerald New, Gilded Oysters, Home To Harbour, Josh Chocolates, La Serra Gardens, Petals & Green, Rabbit Rabbit Interiors, Shawls By Sonika, Sicilia Mia, Sudden Wreaths, Susan's…

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Deck The Halls – Merriment and Dancing

November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Join us for a lively dinner and dancing under the stars (actually in the House and garden tent!) Enjoy great food, drink, and raise a paddle during the live auction excitement. Honorees Brenda Bingham, Paul Sionas and The Schumann Fund for New Jersey will be lauded. Supporters can send their congratulations in our printed tribute journal. Details at vanvleck.org

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Good Grows Here – Family Day, Gratitude & Gatherings

November 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Join us in Van Vleck Gardens for an outdoor celebration for families. Enjoy live music,  a scavenger hunt, crafts and warm drinks. Meet other families as yours creates a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table and decór for the guests at Toni's Kitchen Thanksgiving dinner in the spirit of "Sharon's Harvest". There are two sessions to choose from: 11am-1pm OR 2pm - 4pm. Each ticket admits 4 people and individual tickets are also available. Visit  Vanvleck.org.

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January 2022

Outdoor Adventures- Welcoming Winter

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Explore our Gardens and learn with our fun self-guided activity kits. Registration is required and includes everything you need to participate in the program. The Activity Kits will be available outside the Raymond Family Education Center on the day of the program.  An educator will be on hand to explain the topic of the day and to answer questions. This outdoor class is suggested for children ages 4 -11 but all are welcome Registration is free for Van Vleck members,…

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February 2022

Van Vleck Online Plant Sale

February 14 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 5:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Our online plant sale is back! Start dreaming of warmer weather now as you order spectacular perennials, or a special tree or shrub for your valentine. This sale will have unique items that won't be available at our in-person Spring Plant Sale. The online shop will open at 9AM on February 14th so mark your calendar or set an alarm in your phone.

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June 2022

Van Vleck Gardens Online Bulb Sale

June 13 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Choose from a splendid curated selection of bulbs that will become stunning additions to your garden next year. The wide variety of bulb choices will have descriptions with bloom color, height and shade/sun preference so you can make the best selections for your garden. There will also be different quantities of bulbs available. The proceeds from this fundraiser will help preserve and maintain Van Vleck Gardens which are free to visit daily from dawn to dusk year-round. The purchase link…

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Cats In The Garden 2022

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$10

Join us on Father’s Day for this annual event at Van Vleck Gardens!  The Jaguar Touring Club of New Jersey will once again bring a wide array of classic and modern Jaguars for visitors to admire. Our grounds will be filled with beautiful automobiles and blooming flowers for everyone to enjoy. Admission is $10 cash or Venmo per person at the gate, kids under 10 are free. There is no registration for this event. The rain date is the following…

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September 2022

2022 Van Vleck Autumn Plant Sale

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 11, 2022

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Public Sale dates: Friday September 9th through Sunday, September 11. Hours: Friday and Saturday 9am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm Our Fall Plant Sale returns!  Don’t miss this chance to shop local and find beautiful mums, cabbages and a variety of unique plants to make your home and garden more welcoming this season. Our plant sales help fund the care of Van Vleck Gardens which is open daily dawn to dusk 365 days a year for the public to…

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2022 Van Vleck Autumn Plant Sale

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 11, 2022

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Public Sale dates: Friday September 9th through Sunday, September 11. Hours: Friday and Saturday 9am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm Our Fall Plant Sale returns!  Don’t miss this chance to shop local and find beautiful mums, cabbages and a variety of unique plants to make your home and garden more welcoming this season. Our plant sales help fund the care of Van Vleck Gardens which is open daily dawn to dusk 365 days a year for the public to…

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2022 Van Vleck Autumn Plant Sale

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 11, 2022

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Public Sale dates: Friday September 9th through Sunday, September 11. Hours: Friday and Saturday 9am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm Our Fall Plant Sale returns!  Don’t miss this chance to shop local and find beautiful mums, cabbages and a variety of unique plants to make your home and garden more welcoming this season. Our plant sales help fund the care of Van Vleck Gardens which is open daily dawn to dusk 365 days a year for the public to…

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Conversation and Wine Reception with Author Joël Dicker

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$20 – $25

FIAF Montclair is thrilled to welcome international literary sensation Joël Dicker for the debut of his newly-translated novel, The Enigma of Room 622, on Tuesday, September 13, from 7-9pm at the historic Van Vleck House and Gardens. In conversation with writer and editor Kate Tuttle, the award-winning author will discuss aspects of his career, love of travel, and his new thriller situated in the Swiss Alps. The talk will be followed by a book signing and wine reception. Wine, charcuterie, bread, cheese, and delicious desserts will be…

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Arts & Flowers: Design Interpretations

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2022 at 10:00 am

Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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Flower Show Coming to the Van Vleck House & Gardens After a long, unanticipated hiatus, the Garden Club of Montclair is staging a Design Specialty Flower Show, Arts & Flowers, at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens from September 16-18, 2022. The show will adhere to all the specifications of the National Garden Club and will be judged by a team of Accredited Flower Show judges and professional photographers and awards will be given. Arts & Flowers will include…

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Arts & Flowers: Design Interpretations

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 18, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Flower Show Coming to the Van Vleck House & Gardens After a long, unanticipated hiatus, the Garden Club of Montclair is staging a Design Specialty Flower Show, Arts & Flowers, at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens from September 16-18, 2022. The show will adhere to all the specifications of the National Garden Club and will be judged by a team of Accredited Flower Show judges and professional photographers and awards will be given. Arts & Flowers will include…

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Arts & Flowers: Design Interpretations

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 18, 2022 at 10:00 am

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

Flower Show Coming to the Van Vleck House & Gardens After a long, unanticipated hiatus, the Garden Club of Montclair is staging a Design Specialty Flower Show, Arts & Flowers, at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens from September 16-18, 2022. The show will adhere to all the specifications of the National Garden Club and will be judged by a team of Accredited Flower Show judges and professional photographers and awards will be given. Arts & Flowers will include…

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