Discovering fish caves in the "Animal Hideaways" class (November 2019)
In This Issue
From the Executive Director
Dear Friends,

Each year I have the honor and pleasure to invite you to support all our initiatives with a year-end gift. We call this annual appeal Nurturing Nature. And of course, a stronger Arboretum, and a heathier environment depends upon you.

This year, our theme is understanding the long-term effects of climate change and global warming - perhaps not the most welcome of topics, but certainly a timely one.

What we're all doing to protect the environment has positive repercussions moving forward. But the 'nowness' of it all is around us - nature provides this awareness. And the remarkable team at Reeves-Reed Arboretum passionately lives, works and breathes this immediacy every day. We speak to the complex understanding of who we are and what we are in relationship to nature. It is our shared passion that leads our vision, and it is that ability to talk about the future with such clarity that guides our programming.

Change and growth are a collective endeavor. Nurturing Nature 2019 is a small step in this collective process/vision, and it becomes a defining moment for us every year. Your gift enables us to continue on with renewed purpose and unflagging encouragement.

I ask you, I urge you, to please make your year-end gift today.

With unabashed gratitude,
  Frank Juliano signature
P.S. Protecting nature protects all of us. Our goal is $125,000.
If everyone reading this eblast at this moment makes their annual contribution, then this fund drive would be over in 20 minutes! 
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Holiday Events
Holiday House Tour
Thursday, December 5 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Save the date for the 27th Annual Holiday House Tour! Five Summit homes will be on this year's tour. Tickets are on sale now!

Please click here  for more information.

Holiday Boutique
Thursday, December 5 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Don't miss the Arboretum's annual Holiday Boutique! Twenty curated vendors will feature a fabulous collection of holiday gifts, treats and accessories sure to please everyone on your list. Our horticulturists will also have a gorgeous selection of greens, wreaths and arrangements for sale. 

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Drop by Reeves-Reed Arboretum for Cookies & Cocoa and have your picture taken with Santa in the Arboretum's beautifully decorated, historic Wisner House. Holiday portraits will be taken by local photographer Lisa Berkery.

Please click here for more information. Pre-registrations will not be taken.

Cyrille Aimée in Concert
with Vodka & Latkes
Saturday, December 7  at 7:00 pm

Reeves-Reed Arboretum welcomes the extraordinary Cyrille Aimée in a concert that is sure to turn up the heat on any frosty holiday evening.
Immediately following Cyrille's performance, the Arboretum will offer a tasting of ice cold vodkas, brought to you by the Jersey Spirits Distilling Company, and a sampling of a holiday indulgence, potato latkes, provided by David Ellis Events - a truly festive treat that will be sure to keep the most diehard Scrooge's spirits bright.

Please click here to register.

Family and Children's Programs
Oaks and Acorns
(for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult)
Wednesday, November 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

This fall we are celebrating New Jersey and learning about all the things that make this state great! Join us for the last class of the season which will focus on the state shell, the knobbed whelk! Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Winter Solstice Celebration
(for families with children ages 4 and up)
Friday, December 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Celebrate the shortest day of the year with stories, a craft, a campfire and cocoa as we reflect on the ancient traditions surrounding the first day of winter. A wonderful opportunity to pause and regroup heading into the hectic holiday week ahead. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Discovery Saturdays
Saturday, November 16 from 9 :00 am to 1:00 pm

Our last Discovery Saturday program of the year focuses on the EARTHDrop by the Stackhouse Education Center for a hands-on exploration of nature! Discovery Saturdays returns in March 2020.

Other News
Complimentary Holiday House Tour Tickets! 

Volunteer to be a docent for our annual Holiday House Tour on Thursday, December 5 and receive a free ticket to visit our beautifully decorated homes before or after your shift! There are two shifts: 9:15 am - 12:00 pm and 11:45 am - 2:30 pm.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at

Volunteering Can Put You In the Holiday Spirit! 

Join us this November and 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; all are welcome!  Please click here for more information and to sign up for a festive 2-hour shift!

Any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at


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