Calendar
August 2019

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
28
Hide and Seek! 2 –4 pm
29
Munchy Mondays 1 –3 pm
30
Tiny Tot Tuesdays 9 –10 :45 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
31
Create By Nature 1 –3 pm
Corn Muffin Baking 11 –12 pm
Corn Muffin Baking 2 –3 pm
Garden Buds 9 :30 –10 :30 am
Campout on the Beach 7 –9 :30 am
Who Lives in the Stream? 10 :30 –12 pm
Model T Day 10 :30 –2 :30 am
Lots of Knots 2 –4 pm
Munchy Mondays 1 –3 pm
Tiny Tot Tuesdays 9 –10 :45 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
National Night Out 5 –9 pm
Create By Nature 1 –3 pm
Garden Buds 9 :30 –10 :30 am
Hitch a Ride! 10 :15 –12 pm
Morning Bird Walk 9 –10 :30 am
Munchy Mondays 1 –3 pm
Tiny Tot Tuesdays 9 –10 :45 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Create By Nature 1 –3 pm
Bug Search 2 :30 –4 pm
Garden Buds 9 :30 –10 :30 am
Late Summer Butterflies 9 :30 –11 :30 am
Tripod Rock Hike 9 :30 –11 :30 am
The Baas and the Bees 2 –4 :30 pm
Munchy Mondays 1 –3 pm
Tiny Tot Tuesdays 9 –10 :45 am
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Create By Nature 1 –3 pm
Peach Muffin Baking 11 –12 pm
Dig Spuds! 1 –2 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Check in on Nature 10 –11 am
Hike-a-delic Day 10 :30 –2 pm
Slithering Snakes 2 –3 pm
Creepy Crawlies 10 –11 am
Nature Detectives 1 –2 pm
Stream Study 10 –12 pm

August 2019 Events

Monday, July 1 : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Branching Out!”

Mondays and Wednesdays, July 1 through August 21 “Branching Out!”Ages 5 - 8.Plant your own garden in this eight-week, summer...

Monday, July 1 : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Branching Out!” Garden Stewards

Mondays and Wednesdays, July 1 through August 21 “Branching Out!” Garden StewardsAges 12 - 14.Enjoy the outdoors while exploring your...

Monday, July 1 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Munchy Mondays

Mondays, July 1 through August 19 Munchy MondaysAges 12 - 14.Calling all junior cooks! Join this eight-week trowel to table vegetable and...

Tuesday, July 2 : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Branching Out!”

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 2 through August 22 “Branching Out!”Ages 9 - 12.Learn the art of gardening in this eight-week...

Tuesday, July 2 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Arboretum Inspiration

Tuesdays, July 2 through August 20 Arboretum InspirationAges 8 - 12.Explore different artistic styles using the beauty of the gardens as inspiration...

Wednesday, July 3 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Create By Nature

Wednesdays, July 3 through August 21 Create By NatureAges 5 - 8.Using a variety of materials and media, create new masterpieces weekly...

Tuesday, July 9 : 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Tiny Tot Tuesdays

July 9 through July 30 Tiny Tot TuesdaysAges 4 & Under.Enjoy exclusive use of Sunrise Lake with your toddler prior to...

Friday, July 12 : 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Garden Buds

Garden BudsAges 4 - 5 with an Adult.Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and dust off your own green...

Thursday, August 1 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 31      Family Photo Scavenger HuntBring your camera or phone for...

Thursday, August 1 : 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Gallery Exhibit: My World of Color

Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 31      Gallery Exhibit: My World of ColorEnjoy the realistic watercolor...

Thursday, August 1 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Corn Muffin Baking

Thursday, August 1 Corn Muffin BakingMake delicious corn muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the...

Thursday, August 1 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Corn Muffin Baking

Thursday, August 1 Corn Muffin BakingMake delicious corn muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the...

Friday, August 2 : 7:00 PM - 9:30 AM

Campout on the Beach

Friday, August 2 Campout on the BeachHave a blast on an overnight adventure with family and friends under the stars....

Saturday, August 3 : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Renovating Your Lawn: Tips from the Experts

Saturday, August 3 Renovating Your Lawn: Tips from the ExpertsDr. James Murphy, Rutgers Extension Specialist in Turf grass Management, explains...

Saturday, August 3 : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Who Lives in the Stream?

Saturday, August 3 Who Lives in the Stream?Ages 7 & Up. The stream is alive with aquatic insects. Search for these...

Saturday, August 3 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1880s Music Day at Milltown

Saturday, August 3 1880s Music Day at MilltownEnjoy many of the folk tunes and dances that were popular in the 188...

Saturday, August 3 : 10:30 PM - 2:30 AM

Model T Day

Saturday, August 3 Model T DayCalling all car enthusiasts! Join us for an exciting day on the farm featuring restored...

Sunday, August 4 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Horseradish: The Root of a Condiment

Sunday, August 4 Horseradish: The Root of a CondimentDiscover how this tangy root vegetable is processed and used as a...

Sunday, August 4 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Annual Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 4 First Annual Ice Cream SocialSpend the afternoon with your family at Morris County’s hidden gem....

Sunday, August 4 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Sunday Tour of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Sunday, August 4 First Sunday Tour of The Frelinghuysen ArboretumTour the grounds, learn the site’s history, and enjoy...

Sunday, August 4 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lots of Knots

Sunday, August 4 Lots of KnotsLearn to tie basic knots, and start a macramé project.Time: 2 p.m. - 4...

Tuesday, August 6 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, August 6 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, August 6 : 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 6 National Night OutFREE food, entertainment, ice skating, and giveaways! Join the Morris County Park Police, and over 40...

Wednesday, August 7 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoons

Wednesday, August 7 Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonsAge 7 & Up. Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific...

Thursday, August 8 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day: POP! POP! Popcorn!

Thursday, August 8 Home School Day: POP! POP! Popcorn!Age 5 & Up. As a favorite movie theater treat, popcorn has a...

Thursday, August 8 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cooper Gristmill Lecture Series

Thursday, August 8 Cooper Gristmill Lecture SeriesEnjoy lecture series on topics, such as local mills, Chester history, and the history...

Saturday, August 10 : 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Hitch a Ride!

Saturday, August 10 Hitch a Ride!Enjoy a leisurely narrated, open-air wagon ride around the historic farm.Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12...

Saturday, August 10 : 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speedwell Goes…Antebellum (1840’s)

Saturday, August 10 Speedwell Goes…Antebellum (1840’s)Explore the hidden histories of Stephen Vail, former owner and resident of...

Sunday, August 11 : 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Morning Bird Walk

Sunday, August 11 Morning Bird WalkAges 4 & Up. Create your own binoculars, take to the trails, and listen and look...

Sunday, August 11 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are You Stronger Than a Steer?

Sunday, August 11 Are You Stronger Than a Steer?Visit the 3-sided barn to learn how animals power farm equipment, and...

Sunday, August 11 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Extending the Vegetable Season

Sunday, August 11 Extending the Vegetable SeasonJoin Matt Mayernik, gardener, beekeeper, and owner of educational lifestyle company Mayernik Kitchen, and...

Sunday, August 11 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sail, Sail Your Boat

Sunday, August 11 Sail, Sail Your BoatDecorate toy boats and sail them in the tailrace. Children must be accompanied by...

Sunday, August 11 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Sunday, August 11 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Budding young artists learn about a new native NJ animal each month with...

Monday, August 12 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Summer Home School Days: Blooming Bouquets

Monday, August 12 Summer Home School Days: Blooming BouquetsAges 6 - 10. Discover the meaning of flowers. Cut flowers from the cutting...

Tuesday, August 13 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, August 13 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Wednesday, August 14 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Willows Wednesday: Women of World War I

Wednesday, August 14 Willows Wednesday: Women of World War ITake a special tour of the Willows, focused on the experience...

Wednesday, August 14 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Willows Wednesday: Women of World War I

Wednesday, August 14 Willows Wednesday: Women of World War ITake a special tour of the Willows, focused on the experience...

Wednesday, August 14 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoons

Wednesday, August 14 Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonsAge 7 & Up. Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific...

Wednesday, August 14 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Wednesday, August 14 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Budding young artists learn about a new native NJ animal each month with...

Thursday, August 15 : 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Bug Search

Thursday, August 15 Bug SearchAges 5 & Up. Learn the importance of our six-legged friends, followed by a bug search in...

Thursday, August 15 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make & Take: Botanical Pressing Series Part 2

Thursday, August 15 Make & Take: Botanical Pressing Series Part 2Design and create a framed floral piece of art. Discover how...

Thursday, August 15 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learning from the Past: The Significance of Forest Management in NJ and How it Affects NJ’s Landscapes Today

Thursday, August 15 Learning from the Past: The Significance of Forest Management in NJ and How it Affects NJ’s...

Friday, August 16 : 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Late Summer Butterflies

Friday, August 16 Late Summer ButterfliesJoin experts from the North American Butterfly Association and walk the meadows of Bamboo Brook...

Friday, August 16 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Farm Friday Summer Concert: Regan Ryzuk & Friends

Friday, August 16 Farm Friday Summer Concert: Regan Ryzuk & FriendsEnjoy the unique sounds of Regan Ryzuk, an accomplished jazz...

Saturday, August 17 : 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tripod Rock Hike

Saturday, August 17 Tripod Rock HikeAges 8 & Up. Enjoy a guided hike to one of Pyramid Mountain’s most...

Saturday, August 17 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lost Art Lacing at the Mill

Saturday, August 17 Lost Art Lacing at the MillSee skilled artisans create lace, a practice that is centuries old.Time: 1...

Saturday, August 17 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Word Flourish: Modern Calligraphy and Lettering Masterclass

Saturday, August 17 Word Flourish: Modern Calligraphy and Lettering MasterclassAge 13 & Up. Join calligraphy artist Lisa Sienrukos for a modern...

Saturday, August 17 : 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Baas and the Bees

Saturday, August 17 The Baas and the BeesCreate puffy paint window clings of sheep and bees that are important friends...

Sunday, August 18 : 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Caroline’s Special Place: Cottage Garden

Sunday, August 18 Caroline’s Special Place: Cottage Garden           ...

Sunday, August 18 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Third Sunday Tour of Bamboo Brook

Sunday, August 18 Third Sunday Tour of Bamboo BrookTour this beautiful garden, learn the site’s history, and enjoy...

Tuesday, August 20 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, August 20 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, August 20 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Terrific Turtles Walk

Tuesday, August 20 Terrific Turtles WalkAll Ages with an Adult. Take a short hike learning about and searching for turtles,...

Wednesday, August 21 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoons

Wednesday, August 21 Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonsAge 7 & Up. Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific...

Thursday, August 22 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Peach Muffin Baking

Thursday, August 22 Peach Muffin BakingMake delicious peach muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the...

Thursday, August 22 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Peach Muffin Baking

Thursday, August 22 Peach Muffin BakingMake delicious peach muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the...

Saturday, August 24 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Farm Friends: This Little Piggy

Saturday, August 24 Little Farm Friends: This Little PiggyAges 3 - 5 with Adult. Help a farmer round up the pigs for...

Saturday, August 24 : 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Industrial Crafts Day

Saturday, August 24 Industrial Crafts DayDiscover early industrial crafts with exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations by a blacksmith, tinsmith, tin...

Sunday, August 25 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

‘Limestone’ Quarry Hike

Sunday, August 25 ‘Limestone’ Quarry HikeAges 7 & Up. Join a hike to the ‘limestone’ quarry where...

Sunday, August 25 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dig Spuds!

Sunday, August 25 Dig Spuds!     Dig those potatoes that were planted this spring. At the Farmhouse,...

Sunday, August 25 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hidden Heroes of Science: Alfred Vail

Sunday, August 25 Hidden Heroes of Science: Alfred VailEnjoy this talk about one of the hidden heroes of the telegraph...

Tuesday, August 27 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, August 27 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, August 27 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Check in on Nature

Tuesday, August 27 Check in on NatureAges 5 & Up. Hit the trails with your copy of the Great Swamp&rsquo...

Wednesday, August 28 : 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Hike-a-delic Day

Wednesday, August 28 Hike-a-delic DayAges 7 - 12. Wear your brightest colors and hike along the colorful trails. Games and team-building activities...

Wednesday, August 28 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Slithering Snakes

Wednesday, August 28 Slithering SnakesAll Ages. Summer is a great time to search for snakes along the trails. Join a...

Wednesday, August 28 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoons

Wednesday, August 28 Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonsAge 7 & Up. Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific...

Thursday, August 29 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Creepy Crawlies

Thursday, August 29 Creepy CrawliesAges 7 & Up. Learn the differences between insects and spiders. Head outside to find where they...

Thursday, August 29 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Nature Detectives

Thursday, August 29 Nature DetectivesAges 7 - 11. Use your detective skills to look for signs animals leave behind. Work together to...

Friday, August 30 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stream Study

Friday, August 30 Stream StudyAges 10 - 14. Learn about the stream and spend time looking for some of its residents. Wear...

Saturday, August 31 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meet the Servants at The Willows!

Saturday, August 31 Meet the Servants at The Willows!   During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the...

Saturday, August 31 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet the Servants at The Willows!

Saturday, August 31 Meet the Servants at The Willows!   During a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the...

Saturday, August 31 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Granary & Ensilage Pits

Saturday, August 31 Granary & Ensilage PitsDiscover how the Granary building and Ensilage Pits were used on the farm. Help...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change