Welcoming our first class of the year to our spacious, well-ventilated outdoor classroom!
Grounds open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please practice social distancing
Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, February 28, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning the steps involved in turning tree sap into delicious maple syrup. The whole family will enjoy spending the day outdoors, hiking on our trails, and learning something new!

This event will have staggered entry times (1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm). While pre-registration is not required, it is strongly recommended to ensure entry. Please be sure that you have signed up for the correct time slot, as changing will be based on availability. Please do not arrive before the time you are registered for. (Rain date: March 7)

Member registration begins February 1. Non-member registration begins February 15.
Children's Education
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Valentine Cards for Essential Workers

THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and picked up supplies to make thank you cards for our local ESSENTIAL WORKERS!

Don’t forget to drop off your finished cards at the Arboretum by Friday, February 5. There will be a collection box outside the Stackhouse Education Center until then.

If you didn’t get a chance to pick up supplies - no worries! Feel free to make cards with your own supplies at home and drop them off by February 5.
Wednesday, February 10, 4:00 - 5:30 pm OR
Thursday, February 11, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
(for children ages 5 to 10)

As an alternative to our popular in-person Kids Can Cook programs, we're offering virtual classes! Pick up your package of ingredients from the Arboretum and follow us virtually from home on either Wednesday, February 10 or Thursday, February 11. February's topic is Valentine's Treats. Create special valentine treats to eat and to share with the ones you love!
Thursday, February 11, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
(for children ages 6 to 10)

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year as we create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Ox! Masks are mandatory and registration is required.
Saturday, February 13, 10:00 - 11:30 am
(for children ages 6 to 10)

Have you ever dreamed of being a detective? Join us as we investigate the winter goings-on at the Arboretum! We'll make our own nature journals and explore the grounds for hidden mysteries and natural treasures. Masks are recommended and registration is required.
Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 - 11:30 am
(for children ages 6 to 10)

Enjoy stories and activities based on the celebration of Mardi Gras. Learn about the culture and history of the holiday, and make fun crafts! Masks are mandatory and registration is required.

It's that time of the year again! Our 2021 Summer Camp offerings are up on our website. Check out all the fun we have in store for you this year! Member registration begins March 1. Non-member registration begins March 15.
Adult Education
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Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm
(for adults)

Learn how to use bird foods, bird feeders, water and shelter to attract the widest variety of birds, as well as how to identify the common and not so common birds that may visit your feeder. This program will be offered virtually by Executive Director, Jackie Kondel. Registration is required.
Wednesday, March 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
(for adults)

Learn a simple and efficient method of gardening which will have you growing all the fresh vegetables, herbs and edible flowers you want with less effort and the most efficient use of space and time.

Union County Master Gardeners will receive one hour continuing education unit (CEU) for this program and are eligible to receive the member rate. Please call (908) 273-8787 x1920 to register.
Volunteer Opportunities
It’s almost time for Maple Sugaring Fest!  

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is holding its annual Maple Sugaring Fest on Sunday, February 28 (rain date March 7) and we are looking for volunteers to help at this fun event! At this annual outdoor family festival, visitors learn how syrup is made from the sap of maple trees. Volunteers will help with demonstrations, as well as crafts and activities. The volunteer shift is 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

Please email t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org for more information or to register!

Join the Horticulture Department as they continue their winter “housekeeping” both indoors and out! Sessions will be held Saturdays and Mondays from 2:00 pm through 4:00 pm.

Tasks may include packing away holiday decorations and supplies, cutting down the Daffodil Bowl, organizing the barn, planting daffodil bulbs, tool maintenance, snow-removal, raking leaves, and pruning of shrubs and roses.

To register, go to www.reeves-reedarboretum.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or email Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org.

Please note: For your safety, all tools and gloves are washed and sanitized, and masks are required. You are also free to bring your own gloves and tools.
Other News

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ACME Give Back Where It Counts Bag Program

For the month of January 2021, Reeves-Reed Arboretum will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $3.00 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag at the ACME store located at 1260 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ!
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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; Infantini Landscaping; 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 2021 are underwritten with generous support from Investors Bank.