Daffodils and Wisner House (April 2017)
In This Issue

This Week at the Arboretum

Meditate with Earth Day Yoga 
Friday, April 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
This Earth Day, why not gather your friends together for a rejuvenating yoga and meditation session at sunset on the beautiful and peaceful grounds of Reeves-Reed Arboretum? 

Claire Diab, of the American Yoga Academy Studio, will demonstrate mantra meditation, breathing techniques, chakra toning, and the six directions. These powerful breathing techniques help to purify and cleanse your lungs, which in turn purifies and nourishes every single cell in your body.

$20 donation per person. CASH ONLY. Payment will be collected at the workshop as the event is weather-dependent. Please check our website for weather updates. Registration is not required.

Please click here  for more information.

Daffodil Day! 
This Sunday, April 23 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
A fun-filled day with activities for the whole family to enjoy!

  • Enjoy one of NJ's largest Daffodil collections! 
  • Bond Street Theatre's Shinbone Alley Stilt Band
  • Green Goats petting zoo 
  • Summer Camp Showcase featuring BOLD Arts dance workshops and LoYa Yoga demonstrations 
  • Spring themed games and crafts 
  • Photos by professional photographer Bruce Lorenz 
  • Hooked on Nature art exhibit 
  • Outdoor Market with food and refreshments
  Please click here  for more information.

Children's Programs

oaks and acorns
Oaks & Acorns: Second Session
(for children ages 3-5 with adult)
Wednesdays, April 19-May 17 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
The second session begins today.  Don't wait to register...space is limited! 

Please click here  for more information and to register.

Nocturnal Neighbors
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, April 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Explore the Arboretum at night and enjoy stories and s'mores by the campfire. The topic for Friday, April 28 is Migrating Birds. Space is limited and registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Let's Get Growing!
(for children ages 5 to 12)
Budding gardeners will have two opportunities to get their hands dirty and spend time in the kitchen!  Pre-registration is required.

  • Let's Play with Our Food! - Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Dig In! Discover What's in Soil - Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Please click here to register.

Great American Backyard Campout
Friday, June 23 to Saturday, June 24
Member registration begins May 1! Don't wait to register since this very popular program sells out quickly.
Registration for non-members will begin on May 15.

Please click here to for more information.

Summer Camp 2017
Camps are filling up...there are just a few spots left in several of our weeks.  Don't let your child miss out on all the fun!

Please  click here   for more information about all of our camp offerings!

Adult Programs and Events

The White Flower by Georgia O'Keeffe
Flowers in Art!  A Newark Museum Lecture 
Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 pm
RRA joins the Speakers Bureau of the Newark Museum in presenting, FLOWERS IN ART!, a lecture about nature, particularly flowers, in paintings, sculpture, folk art, decorative arts and in jewelry - all from the Newark Museum collections. The lecture will focus on paintings and drawings from Colonial botanical explorers to modern artists, addressing the aesthetic and cultural priorities reflected by the artists' unique vision. The presentation will be led by the Museum's Judi Robinson, formerly a third grade teacher in Summit, now living in Madison, New Jersey.

Each attendee will receive a special Newark Museum packet which includes a free pass to the Museum good for six months. 

Please click here to register.

Shoot From the Hip...Taking Great iPhone Photos 
Sunday, May 7  from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The potential for professional-quality photography rides in your pocket wherever you go!

Come find out how to make your iPhone photos pop. Capture great stories and grow your social following with this workshop led by photographer Lisa Berkery of Lisa Berkery Photography!

Please click here to register.

Square Foot Gardening 101 for Adults 
Wednesday, May 10 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday, May 20  from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Take advantage of whatever space you have and make it productive using the Square Foot Gardening method. This workshop will teach you the basics of square foot gardening.

Union County Master Gardeners should contact Doreen Schindler, Office Administrator, at  d.schindler@reeves-reedarboretum.org or 908-273-8787 x1010 to receive the Member price.

Please click here to register.

Garden Tours 
Garden Tours have started!  Schedule your group's guided garden tour now for best availability.

Please click here for details, and contact Doreen Schindler at d.schindler@reeves-reedarboretum.org or 908-273-8787 ext. 1010 for a reservation.

Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs with Deborah Munies
RRA and Master Certified Life Coach Deborah Munies have teamed up to offer several workshops designed to help you and/or your girls manage stress and learn how to be good to yourself.

Please click the titles of each program above for more information and to re gister.

Volunteers and Other News

Ground Force Volunteers

Thursday and Saturday Ground Force sessions have returned!

For dates, details and registration, please click here.

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Hooked on Nature

Hooked & Sewn Art

Featuring works by Alice Rudell, Tracy Jamar, 
Liz Alpert Fay, and Marilyn Bottjer.

Through May 7

Meet artist Alice Rudell at Daffodil Day on Sunday!

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.

Su-Hua Chen Low
Fractured Symphony

Music and visual arts go hand in hand as evidenced by the masterful painting constructions by artist Su-Hua Chen Low. 

At the Hat Tavern in the Grand Summit Hotel
through June 22

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901





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