It is the time of year when nature begins to slow down but The Montclair Foundation/Van Vleck House & Gardens starts to kick into celebratory high gear! Check out these upcoming holiday events:
Before Thanksgiving, the stunning historic Van Vleck House & Gardens will be all dressed up for the holidays. Celebrate all the holidays of the season at the Sparkling Holiday Boutique. The first floor of Van Vleck House will be decked out with tables of gorgeous and luxurious goods of all kinds to fill your holiday shopping list. Local vendors as well as regional artisans will bring their unique wares to the Boutique. Entry to the Boutique is free.
Thursday, 11/17 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Members’ access evening 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Friday,11/18 11 00 am – 7:30 pm,
Saturday 11/19 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.
When the Boutique ends, the elegant first floor of Van Vleck House will be transformed to host Glitter in the Gardens – a festive holiday party where friends can catch up over cocktails and.a buffet dinner (Glitter in the Gardens Saturday, 11/19 6:30pm – 10:00 pm.). As these events are fundraisers for the care and upkeep of Van Vleck House & Gardens, there is a different way for supporters to help this year. Instead of a live auction, guests can choose from a number of worthy programs to support at the time of ticket purchase.
For example, select a “Bee Ticket” to attend and help support Van Vleck beehives. Our bees support the local growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures large and small.
Or, purchase a “Nature Connections Field Trips” ticket to support outdoor learning experiences at Van Vleck for 300 kindergarten and 1st grade students of the Ann Street School in Newark. Through grants and fundraising, Van Vleck provides bus transportation, lunch and an interactive animal experience with an expert.
“Shop for all those hard to buy for friends at our Sparkling Holiday Boutique. Your tickets support all the fabulous programming that goes on here all year long at Van Vleck House & Gardens,” says Jeanie Givens, Vice Chair of The Montclair Foundation and leader of the holiday fundraising events.
Members receive discounts to all tickets for these events. More details and tickets are available on our website Montclairfoundation.org
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