Calendar
July 2019

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Munchy Mondays 1 –3 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Create By Nature 1 –3 pm
Hitch a Ride 10 :15 –12 pm
Gadgets and Gizmos 1 –3 pm
Nature’s Fireworks 7 :30 –6 :26 pm
Bugs on the Farm 1 –2 pm
Bugs on the Farm 2 –3 pm
Munchy Mondays 1 –3 pm
Tiny Tot Tuesdays 9 –10 :45 am
Create By Nature 1 –3 pm
Who Lives in the Stream? 2 :30 –4 pm
Wildflowers of the Tourne 6 :30 –7 :30 pm
Garden Buds 9 :30 –10 :30 am
Making Hay 1 –2 pm
Who Lives in the Stream? 10 :30 –12 pm
Japanese Garden Festival 12 :30 –4 pm
Advances in Agriculture 1 –2 :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
Forestry 101! 7 –8 :30 pm
Garden Buds 9 :30 –10 :30 am
Wild Edibles Walk 10 –11 :30 am
Nature Art 10 –11 :30 am
Egg Carton Model Ts 2 –4 :30 pm
Bear Rock Hike 9 :30 –11 :30 am
Geocaching for Beginners 1 –2 :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
Garden Buds 9 :30 –10 :30 am
Butterflies in the Meadow 9 :30 –11 :30 am
Meet the Servants 1 –2 pm
Meet the Servants 2 –3 pm
Hide and Seek! 2 –4 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
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Corn Muffin Baking 11 –12 pm
Corn Muffin Baking 2 –3 pm
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Garden Buds 9 :30 –10 :30 am
Campout on the Beach 7 –9 :30 am
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Who Lives in the Stream? 10 :30 –12 pm
Model T Day 10 :30 –2 :30 am

July 2019 Events

Monday, July 1 : 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Gallery Exhibit:  Wildflowers of the Tourne

Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 31 Gallery Exhibit:  Wildflowers of the TourneMembers of the Rockaway Valley Garden Club photos,...

Monday, July 1 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Monday, July 1 through Monday, September 30 Family Photo Scavenger HuntBring your camera or phone for this month’s hunt, ...

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 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, July 2 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

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...

Wednesday, July 3 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoon

Wednesday, July 3 Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonAge 7 & Up.Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific...

Saturday, July 6 : 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Hitch a Ride

Saturday, July 6 Hitch a RideEnjoy a leisurely narrated, open-air wagon ride around the historic farm.Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12...

Saturday, July 6 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gadgets and Gizmos

Saturday, July 6 Gadgets and GizmosExplore the amazing machines, both simple and complex, that grind the grain at the Gristmill....

Saturday, July 6 : 7:30 PM - 6:26 PM

Nature’s Fireworks

Saturday, July 6 Nature’s FireworksAll Ages.Learn about the life of a firefly, and take a short hike...

Sunday, July 7 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bugs on the Farm

Sunday, July 7 Bugs on the Farm       Not all bugs are bad. Discover the...

Sunday, July 7 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bugs on the Farm

Sunday, July 7 Bugs on the Farm       Not all bugs are bad. Discover the...

Sunday, July 7 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Sunday Tour of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

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

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...

Tuesday, July 9 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Terrific Turtles Walk

Terrific Turtles WalkAll Ages with an Adult.Enjoy a short hike learning about and searching for turtles, and meet...

Wednesday, July 10 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mini Summer Camp: Woodsy Walkers

Mini Summer Camp: Woodsy WalkersAges 2 - 4 with an Adult.Explore the trails and a variety of natural history topics...

Wednesday, July 10 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoon

Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonAge 7 & Up.Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific discovery and...

Thursday, July 11 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day - Totally Telegraphs: Telegraphy in the Civil War

Home School Day Totally Telegraphs: Telegraphy in the Civil WarAge 10 & Up.Discover the important use of telegraphs during...

Thursday, July 11 : 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Who Lives in the Stream?

Who Lives in the Stream?Ages 7 & Up.The stream is alive with aquatic insects. Search for these macroinvertebrates and...

Thursday, July 11 : 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wildflowers of the Tourne

Wildflowers of the TourneJoin Rockaway Valley Garden Club members Sue Salsberg and Lee Gaitskill, and experience the Tourne Wildflower...

Thursday, July 11 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make & Take: Botanical Pressing Series Part 1

Make & Take: Botanical Pressing Series Part 1Press flowers and botanicals. Explore botanical framing, whole flower, cutwork, and Pennsylvania Dutch...

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...

Saturday, July 13 : 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speedwell Goes…Victorian (1830’s)

Speedwell Goes…Victorian (1830’s)Explore the hidden histories of Stephen Vail, former owner and resident of Historic Speedwell....

Saturday, July 13 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Making Hay

Making Hay‘Hay’ there! Weather permitting; watch the farmers “make hay while the sun shines.”Time: 1...

Saturday, July 13 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sail, Sail Your Boat

Sail, Sail Your BoatDecorate toy boats and sail them in the tailrace. Children must be accompanied by an adult...

Saturday, July 13 : 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Caroline’s Special Place: Cottage Garden

Caroline’s Special Place: Cottage GardenCaroline Foster was an avid gardener. Take a walk through the Cottage garden...

Sunday, July 14 : 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Who Lives in the Stream?

Who Lives in the Stream?Ages 7 & Up.The stream is alive with aquatic insects. Search for these macroinvertebrates and...

Sunday, July 14 : 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Japanese Garden Festival

Japanese Garden FestivalDiscover the beauty of Japanese gardens with Asher Browne, and enjoy a demonstration of Ikebana flower design...

Sunday, July 14 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Advances in Agriculture

Advances in AgricultureSince the founding of our nation, agriculture has been at the center of prosperity and innovation. Visit...

Sunday, July 14 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Play With Your Food

Play With Your FoodAges 5 & Up.Learn how to make both music and musical instruments from carrots, radishes, zucchini,...

Sunday, July 14 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Second Sunday Tour of The Willowwood Arboretum

Second Sunday Tour of The Willowwood ArboretumTour the Arboretum, learn the site’s history, and enjoy the changing...

Sunday, July 14 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SS Savannah: Spode to Home

SS Savannah: Spode to HomeLearn about Spode porcelain that was brought back for the Vails from England, and paint...

Monday, July 15 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Summer Home School Days: Big Tree Walk and Talk

Summer Home School Days: Big Tree Walk and TalkAges 6 - 10.Walk the grounds and explore the majestic trees. Discover...

Monday, July 15 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9.Budding young artists learn about a new native NJ animal each month with indoor and...

Tuesday, July 16 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails....

Wednesday, July 17 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Willows Wednesday: Joseph Warren Revere

Willows Wednesday: Joseph Warren RevereEnjoy a special tour of the Willows focusing on the original owner, General Joseph Warren...

Wednesday, July 17 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Willows Wednesday: Joseph Warren Revere

Willows Wednesday: Joseph Warren RevereEnjoy a special tour of the Willows focusing on the original owner, General Joseph Warren...

Wednesday, July 17 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoons

Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonsAge 7 & Up.Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific discovery and...

Wednesday, July 17 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9.Budding young artists learn about a new native NJ animal each month with indoor and...

Wednesday, July 17 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reviving ‘Fairview’; My Journey Restoring a Gilded Age Home and Landscape

Reviving ‘Fairview’; My Journey Restoring a Gilded Age Home and LandscapeJoin Samantha Rothman, owner of boutique cut...

Thursday, July 18 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Blueberry Muffin Baking

Blueberry Muffin BakingMake delicious blueberry muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the mill.Time: 11...

Thursday, July 18 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Forestry 101!

Forestry 101!The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is pleased to partner with the NJ Forestry Association to provide a new series of monthly 9...

Thursday, July 18 : 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Blueberry Muffin Baking

Blueberry Muffin BakingMake delicious blueberry muffins using Cooper Gristmill-ground flour. While the muffins are baking, tour the mill.Time: 11...

Friday, July 19 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Farm Friday Summer Concert: Linda Russell

Farm Friday Summer Concert: Linda RussellExplore the farm, and join us in the barnyard to listen to an interactive,...

Saturday, July 20 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wild Edibles Walk

Wild Edibles WalkAges 10 & Up.Walk the trails and learn about common edible plants in the area, and the...

Saturday, July 20 : 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nature Art

Nature ArtUse grains and natural items collected around the Gristmill to create artwork. Explore painting, printmaking, rubbings, collage, and...

Saturday, July 20 : 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Egg Carton Model Ts

Egg Carton Model TsGet ready for Model T Day by designing and constructing your own Model T with egg...

Sunday, July 21 : 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bear Rock Hike

Bear Rock HikeAges 16 & Up.Hike to one of the largest glacial erratics in New Jersey. Bring water and...

Sunday, July 21 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hook, Line & Sinker

Hook, Line & SinkerEnjoy a leisurely day of fishing on the pond, and learn the reasons that fishing was...

Sunday, July 21 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Melons in All Shapes and Sizes

Melons in All Shapes and SizesJoin Chef Cynthia Triolo, and learn how to best use a variety of melons...

Sunday, July 21 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Third Sunday Tour of Bamboo Brook

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

Monday, July 22 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Geocaching for Beginners

Geocaching for BeginnersAges 8 & Up.Learn the basics of this high tech treasure hunt on the mountain.Time: 1 p...

Tuesday, July 23 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails....

Tuesday, July 23 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pokémon of Pyramid Mountain

Pokémon of Pyramid MountainAges 5 & Up.Compare Pokémon characters to their wildlife look-alikes, and begin...

Wednesday, July 24 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoons

Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonsAge 7 & Up.Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific discovery and...

Thursday, July 25 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Make & Take: A Colorful Handkerchief Using Natural Dyes

Make & Take: A Colorful Handkerchief Using Natural DyesExplore the entire process of natural dyeing from harvest to finished...

Friday, July 26 : 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Butterflies in the Meadow

Butterflies in the MeadowJoin experts from the North American Butterfly Association and walk the meadows of Bamboo Brook in...

Saturday, July 27 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meet the Servants

Meet the ServantsDuring a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows...

Saturday, July 27 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sail, Sail Your Boat

Sail, Sail Your BoatDecorate toy boats and sail them in the tailrace. Children must be accompanied by an adult...

Saturday, July 27 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet the Servants

Meet the ServantsDuring a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at the Foster home, The Willows...

Saturday, July 27 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Secret Compartment: Bookmaking Masterclass

The Secret Compartment: Bookmaking MasterclassAge 13 & Up.Join Cindy Au-Kramer of Panda Paper, and learn simple bookbinding techniques to...

Sunday, July 28 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wash and Wear Sheep

Wash and Wear SheepGet wet and sudsy while helping the farmer wash lambs that were born this spring.Time: 1...

Sunday, July 28 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Herbalism for Your Health

Herbalism for Your HealthJoin Shannon Mayernik, owner of educational lifestyle company Mayernik Kitchen, and discover how your backyard weeds...

Sunday, July 28 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wash and Wear Sheep

Wash and Wear SheepGet wet and sudsy while helping the farmer wash lambs that were born this spring.Time: 1...

Sunday, July 28 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hide and Seek!

Hide and Seek!Explore hidden history in a new way as we use the entire eight-acre site for an enormous...

Tuesday, July 30 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack and explore one of many wonderful Morris County area trails....

Wednesday, July 31 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiments in the Attic: Science Afternoons

Experiments in the Attic: Science AfternoonsAge 7 & Up.Follow in Alfred Vail’s footsteps of scientific discovery and...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change