Reeves-Reed Arboretum (November 2017)
In This Issue

Letter from the Executive Director

Phase One of RRA's
Accessibility Project
Dear Friends,

Happy Fall! As the leaves change and drop, as the goats leave, and as we start putting our gardens to bed for the season, our dreams are about the coming months and what lies ahead for Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Together, we continue to shape, build and celebrate a diverse community of people who share complex, nature-rich, transforming experiences. To that end, we've just completed Phase One of our two-phased Accessibility Project. As our vision for Phase Two solidifies, we encourage each and every one in our Arboretum community to learn more about this extraordinary and important initiative. For more information or if you want to be an active participant in shaping and realizing the legacy of service for Reeves-Reed Arboretum, feel free to get in touch. When we focus on higher values and delight our customers, we are on the road to creating that legacy.

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Holiday Happenings!

Holiday House Tour
Thursday, December 7 (9:30 am to 2:30 pm) 

Join us for the 25th annual tour of elegant Summit area homes decked out in holiday spirit!  

Please click here  for more information.

Holiday Boutique & Garden Shoppe
Thursday, December 7
9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Shop for the perfect holiday gifts from select vendors at RRA's Holiday Boutique, as well as seasonal wreaths and arrangements in the Holiday Garden Shoppe.  Both located in Wisner House and all are welcome (no tickets are necessary for entry).

Join us for holiday cocktails during our Boutique and Garden Shoppe evening hours!

Please click here  for more information.

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Saturday, December 9
New! RRA Members 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Open to public 11:30 am to 2:00 pm 

Skip the mall and head on over to historic Wisner House for photos with Santa!  Enjoy cookies and cocoa too.  Photos by Lisa Berkery Photography.

Please note that we have new hours for members only to get a photo with Santa!

Please click here  for more information.

Jazz Concert with Cyrille Aimée
Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 pm

Join us for a concert with international jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée, accompanied by Emmet Cohen on piano.  Concert will be followed by our Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden reception of Vodka & Latkes.  

This concert is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the vodka sponsor is Claremont Distillery.

Please click here  for more information.

Adult Program

Plan Your Garden for Spring
Saturday, November 4 (11:00 am to 12:00 pm) or
Wednesday, November 18 (10:00 am to 11:00 am)

Get your garden off to a great start!  Learn the 5 things you should be doing now to have a productive vegetable garden in the spring.

This program is made possible in part by support from the Summit Area Public Foundation, the Royal Bank of Canada and the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Foundation.

Please click here to register.

Children's Programs

Oaks & Acorns
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)
Wednesdays from 1 :00 pm to 2:00 pm
Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class.  Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This shared nature experience is one you both will treasure!  Register early since space is limited.
  • November 8 - Happy Harvests
  • November 15 - Wild Turkeys
For more information and to register, please click here.

Garden Crafts & Treats
(for children ages 5 to 12)
Saturday, November 4 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

We'll craft something special to place in your garden at home, and craft a tasty treat to eat once our work is done!

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Please click here to register.

NJEA Mini-Camps
(for children ages 5 to 8)
Thursday, November 9 and/or  Friday, November 10
both days from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

These mini-camps, offered during the NJEA convention, provide children with an opportunity to spend time outside exploring and learning in a fun and exciting way! 

Sign up for one day or take advantage of the $25 savings by signing up for both Thursday and Friday. Please use the promo code "MULTI" when registering online to receive the discount. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Volunteers and Other News

Holiday Festivities Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with our Holiday Festivities.  Two opportunities are available:

Holiday Decorating - for those who are naturally artistic and crafty, with a basic understanding of floral arranging, designing with oasis and wielding a hot glue gun.

Holiday Prep - for those who aren't artistic and crafty but want to help anyway!  

For dates, details and registration, please click here.

Ground Force Volunteers

This is a great time to volunteer at the Arboretum!  Join us for a Thursday and/or Saturday Ground Force session!

For dates, details and registration, please click here.

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 Original artwork inspired and created by master puppeteers, 
Craig Marin and Olga Felgemacher, better known as FLEXITOON

At the Hat Tavern in the Grand Summit Hotel

Improvisational Puppet Show
on  December 14 at 6:00 pm
All are welcome! 

Extended through January 1, 2018

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901



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Grounds open:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (through March)