RRA staff and volunteers are hard at work creating one-of-a-kind holiday decorations
Grounds open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please practice social distancing
From the Executive Director
Dear Friends,

This past year, more than any other, we have felt an even deeper appreciation of nature and are so thankful we were able to be the sanctuary many of you needed.

As this year begins to wind down, I want to thank you for your continued support. Whether you participated in our fundraisers, took a class, renewed your membership, volunteered on a Saturday, or simply made a donation online or in one of our outdoor kiosks, those actions allow us to continue to be that sanctuary and to continue our mission - to engage, educate and enrich our visitors so they become better stewards of nature and the environment.

Yesterday was Giving Tuesday, but giving does not have to be limited to that one day. If you haven’t already done so, please consider making a year-end donation and help us reach our goal of raising $125,000. We are close, and together I believe we can reach it.

With deepest gratitude,
Celebrate the Holidays with RRA!
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Friday, December 11
Members 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Non-members 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Created by our horticulture team using fresh cut evergreens from the Arboretum and local sources, these beautiful, one of a kind pieces will be sure to brighten any door or tabletop! Supplies are limited. No registration is required.
A Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays
Sunday December 13

There are still spots available from 3:00-4:30 pm, the last time slot of our first annual holiday event! While there will be holiday music, vendors, and arts and crafts celebrating various holiday traditions, the highlight of the event will be 25 festive trees placed around the grounds decorated by local organizations, businesses and families.

We would like to thank Lois Schneider Realtor, our Title Sponsor, and Infantini Landscaping for helping make this event possible!
Children's Education
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Every other Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
(for ages 3 to 5 with adult)

Oaks and Acorns returns next year beginning Wednesday, January 20! Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging class. Take nature walks, tell stories, and create one-of-a-kind art projects each week. This shared nature experience is one you both will treasure! Masks are mandatory and registration is required.
Volunteer Opportunities

Join us this December as we get the Arboretum ready for the holiday season. From decorating Wisner House inside and out, creating winter displays in flower pots and garden beds, to crafting unique centerpieces and wreaths to sell in our holiday garden shoppe, you'll have tons of opportunities to unleash your imagination! Come join the fun! Click here for more information and to sign up for a festive 2-hour shift!
Volunteer for Festival of Trees!

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is holding its first annual Festival of Trees on Sunday, December 13th. Businesses, organizations, families and friends will decorate trees on the grounds of the Arboretum, and on Sunday December 13, the public will be welcomed to view the trees. There will also be music, food, arts and crafts, and more!

All volunteer opportunities are outside and face coverings are required. It will be a fun day, and we would love to have your help from 10:30 am – 5 pm. Please email t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org with questions or to register!
Other News

Be sure to check out this week’s new menu at davidellisevents.com/home. And don’t forget to mention you are a friend of Reeves-Reed Arboretum when ordering.
Help Us Every Time You Shop at Amazon!

During this pandemic, we know that many people are shopping online!

Please click here to donate a percentage of your Amazon purchases to RRA, or use this URL:


Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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Come for a walk outside. We are here for you.
Be well and stay healthy!
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-8787
Grounds Open: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (November - March)
7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily (April - October)
Programs and events at RRA are made possible, in part, by support from:
Novartis; Lois Schneider Realtor; Bartlett Tree Experts; Hall's Garden Center & Florist; Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; E.J. Grassmann Trust; Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Foundation; The Summit Foundation; Hyde & Watson Foundation; Union Foundation; Kessler Foundation; Garden Clubs of America; Summit Garden Club; Junior League of Summit; Villani Bus Company; NJ Historic Trust; Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust; DEP/Green Acres Grant Program; and the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Department of Parks & Community Renewal.

Special thanks to our media sponsors including TapInto, Summit Living, and Renna Media.

Signature membership activities for 2020 are underwritten with generous support from Investors Bank.