Calendar
May 2019

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Family Orienteering 10 :30 –12 pm
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Home School Days: Herbas 1 –2 :30 pm
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The Truth about Ticks 5 :30 –6 :30 pm
Garden Buds 1 –1 :45 pm
Junior Naturalists 4 –5 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Hitch a Ride! 10 :15 –12 pm
Building Speedwell 2 –4 pm
Wildflower Walk: Easy 10 –12 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Tremendous Trees 10 –11 am
Garden Buds 1 –1 :45 pm
Sprouts: Plant Zoo 10 –11 am
Sprouts: Plant Zoo 1 –2 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
May Flowers: Spring Ephemerals 3 :30 –4 :30 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
Swampy Critter Crochet 3 –4 :30 pm
A Bouquet for Mom 4 –5 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Wonderful Waterfall Hike 12 :30 –3 pm
Piglet Weigh-In! 1 –2 pm
Homemade Clay 1 –3 pm
Piglet Weigh-In! 2 –3 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Garden Buds 1 –1 :45 pm
Mountain Critter Crochet 3 –4 :30 pm
Birding By Ear 8 –10 am
Birding By Ear 8 –10 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Garden Buds 1 –1 :45 pm
Sprouts: Going Buggy 10 –11 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Pots with Pizzazz 7 –8 :30 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
Weekend Family Walk 10 –11 am
Plant Pole Beans 10 :30 –11 :30 am
Plant Pole Beans 1 –2 pm
Baby and Me Hike 9 :30 –11 am
Garden Buds 1 –1 :45 pm
Sprouts: Tree Travels 10 –11 am
Puddle Jumpers 1 :15 –2 :15 pm
Puddle Jumpers 1 –2 pm
D-I-Friday 3 –5 pm
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Hitch a Ride! 10 :15 –12 pm
Fairy Friends 2 –3 :30 pm

May 2019 Events

Tuesday, April 16 : 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Garden Buds

Tuesdays, April 16 through June 18 Garden BudsAges 4 - 5 with an Adult. Instill a love of gardening in preschoolers, and dust...

Wednesday, May 1 : 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walk, Meadows and Edges

Wednesday, May 1 Spring Migration Bird Walk, Meadows and EdgesJoin Naturalist Bill Lynch, and explore the meadows and forest edges...

Wednesday, May 1 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 31 Family Photo Scavenger HuntBring your camera or phone for this month’s hunt, ...

Wednesday, May 1 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Let There Be Light

Wednesday, May 1 Sprouts: Let There Be LightAges 3 - 4 with an Adult. Discover how plants put sunlight to work and...

Wednesday, May 1 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Wednesdays, May 1 through June 5 Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an Adult. Discover the wonders of nature together...

Wednesday, May 1 : 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Wednesdays, May 1 through June 5 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an Adult. Explore the trails with your preschooler, and learn about...

Thursday, May 2 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature’s Little Explorers

Thursdays, May 2 through June 6 Nature’s Little ExplorersAges 2 & 3 with an Adult. Discover the wonders of nature through...

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

Home School Day: Math in the Mill

Thursday, May 2 Home School Day: Math in the MillGet ready to use your brain! This hunt is one mathematical...

Thursday, May 2 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Puddle Jumpers

Thursdays, May 2 through June 6 Puddle JumpersAges 4 & 5 with an Adult. Explore the trails of the Great Swamp with your...

Thursday, May 2 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Arboretum Artists: Beautiful Bouquets

Thursday, May 2 Arboretum Artists: Beautiful BouquetsAges 8 - 12. Paint, cut, and build your own mixed media bouquet fit for framing. ...

Friday, May 3 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, May 3 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program. Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m....

Saturday, May 4 : 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Plant Sale by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5 Plant Sale by the Friends of The Frelinghuysen ArboretumTrees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vines, herbs,...

Saturday, May 4 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Farm Friends: Wake Up Baby Animals!

Saturday May 4 Little Farm Friends: Wake Up Baby Animals!Ages 3 - 5 with an Adult. Meet the cutest new babies that...

Saturday, May 4 : 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Hitch a Ride!

Saturday May 4 Hitch a Ride!Join the farm staff for a leisurely, narrated open-air wagon ride around the historic farm. ...

Saturday, May 4 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Building Speedwell

Saturday, May 4 Building SpeedwellTransform into a preservation specialist, and use your problem solving skills to build and move a...

Sunday, May 5 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wildflower Walk: Easy

Sunday, May 5 Wildflower Walk: EasyAges 5 & Up. Find out what all the buzz is about, at least for bees...

Sunday, May 5 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Sunday Tour of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Sunday, May 5 First Sunday Tour of The Frelinghuysen ArboretumMeet in the lobby of the Haggerty Education Center for a...

Sunday, May 5 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oh, Ship! A Talk about the SS Savannah

Sunday, May 5 Oh, Ship! A Talk about the SS SavannahJoin this presentation on Speedwell’s contribution to transportation...

Sunday, May 5 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

May Flowers:  Spring Ephemerals

Sunday, May 5 May Flowers:  Spring EphemeralsAdults. Enjoy a walk and talk around the Great Swamp OEC to learn...

Monday, May 6 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers & Tykes: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Monday, May 6 Toddlers & Tykes: April Showers Bring May FlowersAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Enjoy a story read aloud...

Tuesday, May 7 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, May 7 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, May 7 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tremendous Trees

Tuesday, May 7 Tremendous TreesAges 3 - 5 with an Adult. Enjoy a walk along the trails, and learn fun facts about...

Tuesday, May 7 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers & Tykes: Wiggly Worms

Tuesday, May 7 Toddlers & Tykes: Wiggly WormsAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Learn about the creatures that live beneath our...

Tuesday, May 7 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pyramid Mountaineers

Tuesday, May 7 Pyramid MountaineersSeniors. Enjoy a moderate hike on a variety of trails throughout Pyramid and Turkey Mountains while...

Wednesday, May 8 : 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Spring Migration Bird Walk, Forest Interior

Wednesday, May 8 Spring Migration Bird Walk, Forest InteriorJoin a guided bird walk, and search for Scarlet Tanagers, Ovenbirds, Woodpeckers,...

Wednesday, May 8 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Plant Zoo

Wednesday, May 8 Sprouts: Plant ZooAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Dogwood, Pig Squeak, and Pussy Willow…why do some...

Wednesday, May 8 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: Plant Zoo

Wednesday, May 8 Sprouts: Plant ZooAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Dogwood, Pig Squeak, and Pussy Willow…why do some...

Wednesday, May 8 : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

May Flowers: Spring Ephemerals

Wednesday, May 8 May Flowers: Spring EphemeralsAges 5 & Up. Enjoy a walk and talk around the Great Swamp OEC to...

Thursday, May 9 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day: Form, Function, Fashion

Thursday, May 9 Home School Day: Form, Function, FashionDiscover how society influences what we wear. Try on fashion from the...

Thursday, May 9 : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Swampy Critter Crochet

Thursday, May 9 Swampy Critter CrochetAdults. Join a naturalist for a special crochet session while learning to make critters found...

Thursday, May 9 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Bouquet for Mom

Thursday, May 9 A Bouquet for MomAges 6 - 10. Create a beautiful floral masterpiece for Mothers’ Day.Time: 4 p.m....

Friday, May 10 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, May 10 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program. Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m....

Saturday, May 11 : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Industrial Heritage Tours: Waterloo Valley Trail

Saturday, May 11 Industrial Heritage Tours: Waterloo Valley TrailExplore a portion of the trail in search of canal and industrial...

Saturday, May 11 : 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speedwell Goes…National (1800’s & 1810’s)

Saturday, May 11 Speedwell Goes…National (1800’s & 1810’s)Explore the hidden histories of Stephen Vail, former owner...

Saturday, May 11 : 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Wonderful Waterfall Hike

Saturday, May 11 Wonderful Waterfall HikeAges 16 & Up. Hike to the cascading waterfall on the Turkey Mountain side with a...

Saturday, May 11 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homemade Clay

Saturday, May 11 Homemade ClayFlour can be used for so much more than eating. Use clay made from stoneground flour...

Saturday, May 11 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Farm to Table: Spring Shoots & Fruits

Saturday, May 11 Farm to Table: Spring Shoots & FruitsJoin a costumed interpreter cooking on the woodstove, and celebrate the...

Saturday, May 11 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Piglet Weigh-In!

Saturday, May 11 Piglet Weigh-In!Meet the piglets born this spring, and help the farmers round them up for weighing. Guess...

Saturday, May 11 : 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Piglet Weigh-In!

Saturday, May 11 Piglet Weigh-In!Meet the piglets born this spring, and help the farmers round them up for weighing. Guess...

Sunday, May 12 : 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

National Public Gardens Week Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, May 12 through Sunday, May 19 National Public Gardens Week Scavenger HuntCelebrate this event with a special free scavenger hunt....

Sunday, May 12 : 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mother’s Day at Willowwood Arboretum

Saturday, May 11 Mother’s Day at Willowwood ArboretumTour of beautiful gardens at Willowwood Arboretum. Enjoy light refreshments courtesy...

Sunday, May 12 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Trail Treasure Hunt

Sunday, May 12 Trail Treasure HuntAll Ages. Enjoy a seasonal nature scavenger hunt where families work together to follow clues...

Sunday, May 12 : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Mother’s Day Fairy Homes

Sunday, May 12 Mother’s Day Fairy HomesAll Ages. Get outdoors with mom, and create a mystical house made...

Monday, May 13 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Herbals

Monday, May 13 Home School Days: HerbalsGrades 1 - 4. Discover the fascinating history of herbs, plant your own to take home,...

Monday, May 13 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Monday, May 13 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Learn about and how to draw a new native NJ animal each month...

Tuesday, May 14 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, May 14 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, May 14 : 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Mountain Critter Crochet

Tuesday, May 14 Mountain Critter CrochetAdults. Join a naturalist for a special crochet session while learning to make critters found...

Wednesday, May 15 : 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Birding By Ear

Wednesday, May 15 Birding By EarListen for the Wood Thrush, Hooded Warbler, and the other birds as the leaves start...

Wednesday, May 15 : 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Birding By Ear

Wednesday, May 15 Birding By EarListen for the Wood Thrush, Hooded Warbler, and the other birds as the leaves start...

Wednesday, May 15 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Are You My Mother?

Wednesday, May 15 Sprouts: Are You My Mother?Ages 2 - 4 with an Adult. Discover how plants make new plants, and search...

Wednesday, May 15 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sprouts: Are You My Mother?

Wednesday, May 15 Sprouts: Are You My Mother?Ages 2 - 4 with an Adult. Discover how plants make new plants, and search...

Wednesday, May 15 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Adventures: Fascinating Flowers

Wednesday, May 15 Home School Adventures: Fascinating FlowersAges 5 & Up. Discover the functions of various parts of a flower through...

Wednesday, May 15 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Awesome Animal Artists

Wednesday, May 15 Awesome Animal ArtistsAges 5 - 9. Learn about, and how, to draw a new native NJ animal each month...

Thursday, May 16 : 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM

Harbingers of Spring Bus Trip to the Mt. Cuba Center

Thursday, May 16 Harbingers of Spring Bus Trip to the Mt. Cuba CenterJoin a bus trip to Mt. Cuba Center...

Thursday, May 16 : 8:15 AM - 5:30 PM

Harbingers of Spring Bus Trip to the Mt. Cuba Center

Thursday, May 16 Harbingers of Spring Bus Trip to the Mt. Cuba CenterJoin a bus trip to Mt. Cuba Center...

Thursday, May 16 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Home School Day: Spring Critters

Thursday, May 16 Home School Day: Spring CrittersStop by the farm, and meet the newest spring arrivals. Learn different facts...

Thursday, May 16 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make and Take Workshop: Edible Container Garden

Thursday, May 16 Make and Take Workshop: Edible Container GardenAdults. Get tips on how to create your own edible container...

Thursday, May 16 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make and Take Workshop: Edible Container Garden

Thursday, May 16 Make and Take Workshop: Edible Container GardenAdults. Get tips on how to create your own edible container...

Friday, May 17 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, May 17 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program. Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m....

Saturday, May 18 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Farm Friends: Horses and Carriages

Saturday, May 18 Little Farm Friends: Horses and CarriagesAges 3 - 5 Meet, and pet your ‘neigh-borhood’ horses at this...

Saturday, May 18 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Black River Furnace Walk

Saturday, May 18 Black River Furnace WalkJoin Industrial Archaeologist Joe Macasek, and discover early industries along the Black River on...

Saturday, May 18 : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nature Photography in the Garden

Saturday, May 18 Nature Photography in the GardenJoin a team of professional nature photographers, and discover how to capture the...

Saturday, May 18 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

National Public Gardens Week Family Seed Starting

Saturday, May 18 National Public Gardens Week Family Seed StartingAges 5 & Up. Plant spring flower seeds in honor of National...

Saturday, May 18 : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

National Public Gardens Week Family Seed Starting

Saturday, May 18 National Public Gardens Week Family Seed StartingAges 5 & Up. Plant spring flower seeds in honor of National...

Saturday, May 18 : 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Yarn Dolls and Button Whirligigs

Saturday, May 18 Yarn Dolls and Button WhirligigsCreate a yarn doll and button whirligig. See how much fun these toys...

Sunday, May 19 : 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

National Public Gardens Week Tours

Sunday, May 19 National Public Gardens Week ToursTour one or more of the Morris County Park Commission’s exceptional...

Sunday, May 19 : 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The 11th Annual Historic Fashion Show-Fashion Wars!

Sunday, May 19 The 11th Annual Historic Fashion Show-Fashion Wars!Battle stations! March through the history of American fashion during war...

Monday, May 20 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddlers & Tykes: Wiggly Worms

Monday, May 20 Toddlers & Tykes: Wiggly WormsAges 2 - 5 with an Adult. Learn about the creatures that live beneath our...

Monday, May 20 : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Home School Days: Herbals

Monday, May 20 Home School Days: HerbalsGrades 1 - 4. Discover the fascinating history of herbs, plant your own to take home,...

Monday, May 20 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wild Animal Experts

Monday, May 20 Wild Animal ExpertsAll Ages. Become a wildlife expert by learning amazing facts about New Jersey wildlife. Each...

Tuesday, May 21 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, May 21 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Tuesday, May 21 : 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family Science Day: Macros and Water Quality

Tuesday, May 21 Family Science Day: Macros and Water QualityAll Ages with an Adult. Learn about macroinvertebrates and assessing water...

Wednesday, May 22 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Going Buggy

Wednesday, May 22 Sprouts: Going BuggyAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Go on a bug hunt around the Arboretum, and discover...

Wednesday, May 22 : 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pots with Pizzazz

Wednesday, May 22 Pots with PizzazzJazzy containers are the ‘jewelry’ of a garden. Learn to brighten shady spots...

Thursday, May 23 : 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Nature Walk with the State Director of The Nature Conservancy

Thursday, May 23 Nature Walk with the State Director of The Nature ConservancyJoin State Director Barbara Brummer on a guided...

Thursday, May 23 : 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mosaic Master Class

Saturday, May 18 Mosaic Master ClassAges 16 & Up. Discover the joys of mosaic, and create a unique night light. No...

Thursday, May 23 : 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make and Take Workshop: Hummingbird and Butterfly Container Garden

Thursday, May 23 Make and Take Workshop: Hummingbird and Butterfly Container GardenAdults. Create a beautiful planter to take home that...

Friday, May 24 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, May 24 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program. Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m....

Friday, May 24 : 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

**REGISTRATION CLOSED** Outdoor Skills: Campfire Cooking I

**REGISTRATION CLOSED**Friday, May 24 Outdoor Skills: Campfire Cooking IAges 10 - 15. Satisfy your appetite for adventure while learning wilderness and...

Saturday, May 25 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Weekend Family Walk

Saturday, May 25 Weekend Family WalkAll Ages. Walk along the trails to discover the unique animals and plants found at...

Saturday, May 25 : 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Plant Pole Beans

Saturday, May 25 Plant Pole BeansHelp farmers stake poles and plant a variety of beans. Once harvested and dried later...

Saturday, May 25 : 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Memorial Day Tour: Call of Duty

Saturday, May 25 Memorial Day Tour: Call of DutyJoin museum senior staff for a special guided tour of the exhibit, ...

Saturday, May 25 : 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Meet the Servants at the Willows

Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 Opening Weekend: Sunrise LakeBeach ClubKickoff summer at the beautiful Sunrise Lake Beach Club. Relax...

Saturday, May 25 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Plant Pole Beans

Saturday, May 25 Plant Pole BeansHelp farmers stake poles and plant a variety of beans. Once harvested and dried later...

Saturday, May 25 : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meet the Servants at the Willows

Saturday, May 25 Meet the Servants at the WillowsDuring a special hands-on guided tour, learn about the domestic help at...

Tuesday, May 28 : 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby and Me Hike

Tuesday, May 28 Baby and Me HikePut your baby in a backpack, and explore one of many wonderful Morris County...

Wednesday, May 29 : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sprouts: Tree Travels

Wednesday, May 29 Sprouts: Tree TravelsAges 2 - 4 with an Adult. Explore the Arboretum, and look for plants that traveled from...

Wednesday, May 29 : 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Science and Nature: Soil Sleuths

Wednesday, May 29 Science and Nature: Soil SleuthsAges 5 - 10. Learn how to observe and study different parts of the natural...

Friday, May 31 : 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

D-I-Friday

Friday, May 31 D-I-FridayGet your STEAM on at this craft and maker program.Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location:...

All Activities and Events are Subject to Change