Bold Arts Summer Camp at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (June 2018)
In This Issue
Letter from the Executive Director
Dear Friends,

ART in the Garden is a lovely memory. Our fantastic Style & Sustainability Fashion Show is now relegated to our past.  Even the joyous Great American Backyard Campout is part of our DNA , but no longer in the present.

All of what we have is what we have in a given moment.  This has repeatedly been the lesson nature teaches us daily, yet we clamor for more. Well, more is possibleAll it takes is you.

Each event, program, project, initiative that has come to represent the very best of Reeves-Reed Arboretum is truly all about you. So, as you look for happenings and events in the newspapers or social media, and as you receive a membership renewal reminder in your inbox or snail mail, I ask you to please remember, making good things happen is knowing your moment and taking it.  Participate.

We need your participation to continue making wondrous Reeves-Reed Arboretum memories.

See you in the garden,
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Upcoming Week at the Arboretum
Let's Get Growing: Kids' Gardening Classes 
(for children ages 5-10)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:00 am

This Wednesday kicks off our summer gardening program!  Each class features a new topic.  Space is limited and r egistration is required.  Please click on each title for more information and to register.
NJ Dance Theatre Ensemble 
Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 pm

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the Arboretum as we present Sounds of a Summer Night 2018 with another INKUBATE® performance. An international corps of dancers from the U.S., Canada and Israel will be choreographed by internationally acclaimed Loni Landon.

The Arboretum grounds open up at 6:00 pm for concertgoers to picnic and the performance is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All events are rain or shine, unless otherwise noted.

Cost: Free to RRA Members (thanks to underwriting support from Investors Bank). $15 per person donation for Non-Members ($5 for student tickets which must be purchased at the gate).

Please click here to register.

INKUBATE® and RRA's Sounds of a Summer Night 2018, are proudly sponsored, in part, by a grant from Investors Foundation, with additional support from Tracy & Nick McKee.

Adult & Children Programs  
Space Saving Gardening (Adults) 
Tuesday, July 17 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Little space, no space, no problem!  Learn alternative, efficient and space saving ways to grow a garden.  Think of this class as an introduction to hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics.  Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Nocturnal Neighbors
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, July 20 from 7 :00 pm to 9:00 pm

Nothing reminds us of summer quite like the show that fireflies put on in a field at night.  Join us as we learn about this amazing insect that can generate the most efficient light in the world!  Each Nocturnal Neighbors includes a hike, fun activities, and...a story with s'mores by the campfire!  Space is limited and registration is required. 

Please click here to register.

Meadowlands Sunset Kayak Tour
(for ages 16 and up)
Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Just a few spots left!  With the NYC skyline as a backdrop, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find great paddling in the Meadowlands.  Led by an American Canoe Association certified kayak instructor from Kayak East, this tour is great for paddlers of any skill level.  Photographers, bird watchers and anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy nature will also love it!  Registration is required.

Please contact Director of Education, Jackie Kondel, at to register.

For more information, please  click here.

Discovery Saturdays
Most Saturdays from  9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Our weekly drop-in program, Discovery Saturdays, focuses this week on Honeybees!  No registration required.

Please click here for a listing of topics.

Summer Camp 2018
There are just a few spaces left in next week's camp - Lost and Found. Don't miss out on the fun! And be sure to check out our Globe Trotters camp...we will be travelling the world learning about the plants and animals that live there.  Grab your passport and get ready for adventure! 

Please click here  for a complete listing of all summer camps.

Questions?  Please contact Jackie Kondel, Director of Education, at .

Other News
Ground Force Volunteers
Most Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from  9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for our NEW Monday sessions, as well as Thursdays and Saturdays, to help the horticultural staff maintain and enhance the  beauty of our grounds and gardens!

For dates, details and registration, please click here.

The latest photos from our Instagram!
Follow us @reeves-reedarboretum for the latest scoop!

Check out our latest blog on
Creating Garden Partnerships,
our collaboration with Franklin Elementary School

Read our blogs by clicking here...



The Wild Horses of Sable Island

An extraordinary photographic journey captured by internationally acclaimed artist, photographer and environmentalist

Roberto Dutesco

On display at Wisner House through October 28.

Please click here for more information on this exhibit.


Santa Fe: through the lens of
Marilyn Pfaltz

 Photographs of eternally blue skies, beautiful multi-tone landscape palette and a colorful culture.

Opens Wednesday, July 11 at the Hat Tavern
 in the Grand Summit Hotel

The artist will donate 30% of art sales to
Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


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