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MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION

SUMMER | 2015

Pathways

1920s Country Fair


& Harvest Festival

National Night Out

SUNRISE LAKE
BEACH CLUB
Evening Canoe Paddle

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER 2015

Tuesday,
August 4

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

National Night Out

At Mennen Sports Arena

orris Countys annual National Night Out, hosted by the Morris County Park Police and the Morris
County Park Commission, returns to Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township on Tuesday, August 4,
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with more FREE attractions. There will be FREE food, drinks, entertainment,
ice-skating, giveaways, and attractions offering attendees one of the nations best Nights Out.
This year, National Night Out overflows with amusements. Explore police, fire, and emergency and rescue
vehicles, such as motorcycles, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, fire engines, and squad cars. Dozens of municipal,
county, and state law enforcement agencies participate, and are available for questions. Visit the horses of the
Morris County Park Polices award-winning Mounted Equestrian Unit. Groove to the tunes of a DJ and live
performances. The Morris County Park Police are once again offering the most popular FREE Child ID cards, an
initiative launched in 2000 that registers more than 1,000 children annually.

Each year since 2007, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) named the Morris Countys
National Night Out event a National Award Winner. The Morris County National Night Out for the past
seven years has received national recognition because it offers a comprehensive array of participating agencies
to educate the public on available community services, says Chief Dave Doyle of the Morris County Park
Police.

Chief Dave Doyle and the Morris County Park Police ensure public safety throughout Morris County,
and provide assistance to other area agencies. The department currently patrols park facilities with cars,
motorcycles, bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, and horses.

For more information, please visit morrisparks.net


or contact Park Police at 973.326.7632.

FREE

FOOD, DRINKS, ENTERTAINMENT,


ICE SKATING, GIVEAWAYS,
AND ATTRACTIONS

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER 2015

Fly by Night

n late summer and early autumn, New Jerseys bats use echolocation to forage for thousands of flying insects and bulk up
before their winter hibernation. Since Northern New Jersey is home to the states largest known overwintering site, the Hibernia
Hibernaculum, this is the perfect time and place to go batty!
On Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Pyramid Mountain NHA in Montville Twp., join Dr. Lance Risley of the William
Paterson University Biology Department for a slideshow and discussion of North Americas bats. Dr. Risley is involved in the
latest bat research. Become updated on current bat populations, and hear the latest on the devastating White Nose Syndrome.
After the presentation, join a guided walk on the darkening trails of Pyramid Mountain NHA with Dr. Risley and a staff
naturalist. An echolocation device is used to aid in the search for foraging bats. This bat detector makes the bats high-frequency
sounds audible to human ears.
This program is designed for ages 8 and older, and the fee is $6 per person. Space is limited so call early to register.

For more information or to register, please call 973.334.3130.

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Beach Club

Start a Butterfly Garden

nterested in attracting beautiful butterflies to your yard or garden? Late summer through early fall is the
ideal time to start a native wildflower garden to accomplish just that. Join us to learn butterfly gardening
techniques at Butterfly Garden Basics on Saturday, July 25, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Pyramid
Mountain NHA in Montville Township. Discover which plants and other habitat features work best and why
butterflies are attracted to them. Learn techniques on what to include in your garden and simple ideas for
installation. See images and samples of colorful native plants that butterflies love, and get information on the
propagation, planting, and cultivation of these lovely wildflowers.
Planting native species is a crucial step in bringing wildlife to your yard, so you can
enjoy watching them. These plants provide vital food and shelter for a wide variety of
fascinating animals, such as songbirds and mammals, as well as butterflies, caterpillars,
and other insects. Take a guided tour of the Pyramid Mountain butterfly garden with a
staff naturalist to see concepts in action, and to search for examples of wildlife enjoying
the habitat weve created.
This program is appropriate for adults and serious young
gardeners. The cost is $5 per person. Space is limited, so please call
ahead to register.

Hunt for
Treasures

at the Great Swamp

f youre like most parents, you are always looking for an activity that is fun,
engaging, and keeps everyone together making family memories. Join a unique
scavenger hunt designed to take your family outdoors, and work together to
discover natural treasures at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Centers Trail
Treasure Hunt on Sunday, September 20, in Chatham Township.
During this unique program, each family moves at its own pace, following
rhyming clues along a marked route to discover natural treasures, and solving
riddles. To start your adventure, simply stop in at the Visitors Center any time
between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to check in, receive instructions, and obtain your
official scavenger hunt sheet. Then head out on the trails to make new discoveries
together, meeting helpful staff along the way. Once
you have completed your treasure hunt, return
to the center to claim prizes for the kids. No
preregistration is required for this program, and
the cost for this program is $2/age 3 and up,
FREE under age 3.

For more information, please


call 973.635.6629.

For more information or to register, please call


973.334.3130.

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER 2015

1920s Country Fair


and Harvest Festival

ome one, come all, to the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival with farm animals, wagon rides, live music,
a variety of food trucks, a first-floor tour of the Foster mansion and the Farm house, dance lessons, woodburning cook stove demos, old fashioned games, and so much more. Join the hundreds of visitors who come
each year to this spectacular recreated country fair at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.
On Sunday, September 13, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., visit the farm animals including the Belgian draft horse,
Jersey cows, chickens, sheep, ducks, turkeys, and pigs. Hop aboard the open air wagon for a ride around the farm, and
take a spin in an antique automobile. Brush the Jersey cows, see a sidesaddle rider, milk the wooden cow, and watch a
blacksmith perform his craft. Lend a hand churning butter and pressing apples into cider. Enjoy the live foot-tapping
music of the Long Hill String Band, and move to new dance steps! Stop at the 1920s Farmhouse where wood-burning
cook stove demos and sewing on a treadle sewing machine take place.
Visit the authentic 1920s Farmhouse where the farm foreman once lived, and compare it to the 1854 Gothic
Revival-style mansion, the Willows, once home to the Foster family, the previous owners of Fosterfields. At the
Visitors Center, view an array of hand crafts, baked, canned and preserved goods. Dont forget
to stop by the food trucks for delicious lunch and treat options.
Special event fees are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 4-16, and
$4 for children ages 2 and 3. FREE for children under age 2, and Friends members half price,
with a current membership.

For more information, please call 973.326.7645.

Hands-on Activities

Antique Ca
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Dance

Frantic Fun Run 2015


Save The Date!
NEW AND IMPROVED RACE COURSE

Tuesday, June 23
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Kahdena Road, Morris Township

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Farm Animals

Live Music
Wagon Rides

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER 2015

Bring Your Garden


TO YOUR TABLE
Learn everything you need to
grow a bountiful garden, and
bring its harvest to your table
with delicious recipes and
masterful cooking techniques.
July 15: Perennial Herbs. Learn
about sage, rosemary, and thyme.
July 19: Time for Tea. Learn to
make the perfect pot of tea and all the accoutrements.
July 21: Herbal Soap. Make soap good enough to eat with
a Master Herbalist.
August 19: Cucumbers. This topic includes creating trellises.
September 13: Pears without Peers. Showcases this fruit
in desserts, salads, sandwiches, and pickles.
September 30: Vinegars. Create the most delicious herbal
vinegars, and take home three bottles.

The programs take place at


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The Frelinghuysen Arboretum,
35
353 East Hanover Avenue,
Morris Township.
FFor more information
and to register,
please visit
aarboretumfriends.org
or call
973.326.7603.

BIBLICAL BOTANY
Walking Tour

alk the Bible with Torah scholar Dr. Jonathan Greenberg on


Sunday, July 19. Agronomist, botanist, teacher, and plant geek,
Dr. Greenberg has led tours of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in
Morris Township for the past several years. Touring the gardens at their midsummer peak with Jon is a multi-faceted pleasure. His knowledge of botany
and the Talmud combine to make a fascinating walk, even for experienced
horticulturists. Learn something new from a very old source.
In response to the great demand for this program, two walks are scheduled
for your convenience. Register for either the morning or the afternoon tour, and
prepare to be astonished at how many plants growing here in New Jersey have
an Old Testament connection. You probably have some bible plants growing
in your garden right now! This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master
Gardener CEUs.

For more information,


please visit arboretumfriends.org or call 973.326.7603.

OPEN

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND


Saturday, July 4 & Sunday, July 5
11:00 am - 5:30 pm

For more info, please call 973.326.7616


or email recreation@morrisparks.net

Silas Condict County Park

100 Kinnelon Rd, Kinnelon, NJ 07405

INDUSTRIAL CRAFTS DAY


at the Cooper Gristmill

iscover the art and science of early industrial crafting at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester Township
during Industrial Crafts Day, on Saturday, August 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy demonstrations
of tinsmithing by George Pierson, tin piercing with Frank and Anita Mai, and blacksmithing. Try your
hand at weaving and spinning, and create a tin-pierced craft to take home. Crafters have items available for sale.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors (age 65+), and $1 for children ages 4 through 16. Children under age 4
are admitted FREE.

For more information, please call 908.879.5463 or visit morrisparks.net.

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MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER 2015

A Fashion Show

with Historic
Proportions

ourney through the decades of the 1830s to the 1860s, and


discover fashions of past American women, all thanks to
the fashion plates in Godeys Ladys Book. This unique and
fun fashion show, with an historic twist, takes place on Sunday,
September 20 in the grand historic mansion of The Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Before the 1830s, American women relied heavily on European
ideals for their fashion identity. New styles might take months
or even years to cross the Atlantic and make their way across the
United States. Imported fabrics were extremely expensive and
anything fashionable was considered a luxury of the wealthy.
However, as the American economy blossomed due to the rising
success of the textile industry, women suddenly had the time
and the means to worry about their appearance. The stage was
conveniently set for Mr. Louis A. Godey to promote his new gift
book to the American public. Godeys Ladys Book was originally
meant to be the American womans personal handbook, with advice
on everything from etiquette to marriage, as well as poetry, timely
essays, musical guides, and a few tips on fashion.
This fashion event takes place in the beautiful historic Mansion
at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, located at 353 East Hanover
Avenue in Morris Township. Models wearing clothing from the
1830s to the 1860s present on different topics ranging from 19th
century fashion, womens entertainment, and domestic life.
Tours begin at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Space is
limited in the Mansion. Preregistration is strongly suggested to
guarantee a spot on the tour. Admission to this event is $7 for adults,
$6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 are FREE.

For more information, please call 973.285.6537.

Evening Paddle
on Split Rock Reservoir

heres nothing like gliding across a scenic lake in a canoe while herons fish along the shoreline
and turtles bask on rocks. On Wednesday, September 23, join the Basic Canoe Skills Class, from
4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. followed by a guided Evening Canoe Paddle, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at
beautiful Split Rock Reservoir in Rockaway Township.
Those who are new to canoeing must first begin by completing the Basic Canoe Skills Class as
it is a prerequisite for the Evening Canoe Paddle and all other MCPC canoeing programs. During this
program, learn all the basics for staying safe and having fun in a canoe. Learn and practice a number of
strokes and maneuvers, including the forward stroke, stopping, spinning, abeams, and turns, as well as
how to carry and launch a canoe properly. By the end of the course, youll be confident in your abilities
and rejuvenated by the scenic views and fresh air. This basic skills class is taught by instructors certified
by the American Canoe Association. All participants must know how to swim, and the cost for the
introductory training is $10 per person.
At 5:30 p.m., graduates using their newfound skills, as well as those experienced paddlers who
have previously completed the canoe skills training, are invited to join the guided canoe paddle. A
naturalist points out wildlife as you leisurely glide across the water, finishing around sunset. The cost for
this paddling excursion is $20 per person.
All Morris County Park Commission Paddling Programs are designed for ages 12 and up, and
children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so advanced registration is
required. Please dress for the weather and bring water.

For more information or to register,


please call 973.334.3130 or visit morrisparks.net.

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at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum


353 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township, NJ 07960

MORRIS PARK
ALLIANCE UPDATE

he Morris Park Alliance is eagerly anticipating


the first full year of operation at the Jets Play 60
All Access Playground! Designed for children of
all abilities, the playground is located at Central Park
of Morris County, in Parsippany at the Morris Plains
border. With the grand opening of the playground late
last summer, Phase 2 planning became clear; shade is
desperately needed. Fundraising is ongoing to install
shade structures, which will overhang sections to
provide shade for the children from sun and heat. All
donations are welcome. Donations of $250 receive a
commemorative balloon shaped plaque to be hung on the
fence.
Another Alliance project in support of Park
Commission programming is updating and renovating
the exhibits at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education
Center in Chatham. After celebrating its 50th birthday, the
center needs to better tell the story of the interaction of
nature and man, and the impact of human living on the
wilderness of the Great Swamp. Tree cookies are being
sold, and grants and donations are being solicited for this
project. Design assistance is being generously donated
by Novartis employees.
To contribute to these, or any other project or
program of the Park Commission, please email Denise
Lanza, Executive Director of the Morris Park Alliance at
dlanza@morrisparks.net or call 973.631.5273.

Evening is a lovely time in the Cottage


Garden. Enjoy this garden, the musical
stylings of Alan Rigoletto, and a delicious
dessert sampler from Matildas Caf.
Alan Rigoletto will be playing an assortment
of British music to celebrate
Focus on England, including medieval
chamber pieces to British rock.

Your dessert sampler will include:


White Chocolate & Vanilla Bean German
Cheese Cake with Thyme Honey
Grand Cru Chocolate Mousse Cake,
topped with Meringue Macaroon
Glazed Fruit Tart filled with Grand Marnier
infused Pastry Cream
Choice of a Pomegranate Spritzer
or a Caf Frappe
To reserve your place on the Waterwise
Deck, please call Christina Renfer
at 973. 394.1100.
Seating for this very special evening event
is limited.
This program is presented with the generous
support of CIE Tours International.

Friday, July 17 7 - 8:30 p.m.


or
Friday, August 21 7 - 8:30 p.m.
$15 per person
Please call 973.394.1100
for reservations.

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Wednesday, July 1
Dragonflies!

Ages 5 & Up.


Discover amazing facts about
these fascinating mini-predators,
and join a naturalist to search for
various species around the pond and
meadow.
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $3 per person.*

Wednesday, July 1
through Friday, July 31
Gallery Exhibit: Gardens,
Tame and Wild

Enjoy the beautiful photos taken


by Mary Jasch, well-known area
photographer, author, and editor.
Her images of gardens capture
the essence of artful design with
a robust plant palette and depict
the unequaled beauty of nature.
Ms. Jasch has a degree in Natural
Resources Management from
Rutgers University. She is the
publisher of DIG IT! Magazine,
the Art & Science of East Coast
Gardening, and the author of Best
Hikes with Dogs in New Jersey.
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: FREE.

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by


the Haggerty Education Center for
this months nature Photo Scavenger
Hunt. Take a photo of every item
and get a prize. The theme for July is
Seeing Red. Enjoy a great way to
get the family outdoors year-round.
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $10 per family.

Saturday, July 4
Explore the Farm HorseDrawn Wagon Ride

Enjoy an interpretive horse-drawn


wagon ride while discovering the
importance of sustainable farming.
Learn about the methods, equipment,
crops, and enterprises of Charles
Fosters farm in the early 1900s.
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.*

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER 2015


Saturday, July 4 and
Sunday, July 5
Boating at Silas
Condict County Park
Enjoy pedal boat rides on
Cantys Lake in Kinnelon.
Time: 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Silas Condict County
Park.
Cost: $5 per boat/per half hour.
Call 973.326.7616.

Sunday, July 5
The Potting Shed

Join Professional Floral Designer


Marge Hulstrunk for a flower
arranging demonstration in the
Potting Shed. Marge uses flowers
grown in the Cutting Garden at The
Frelinghuysen Arboretum and puts
together some beautiful summer
arrangements. Learn some floral
arranging tips and techniques.
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: FREE.

Hay There!

Discover what tools were important


on the farm for making hay while
the sun shines.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Arboretum Tour

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty


Education Center for a tour of the
grounds of The Frelinghuysen
Arboretum. Learn the history,
and enjoy the beauty of this
exceptional horticultural site with a
knowledgeable tour guide.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $3 per person.

Monday, July 6
Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9.
Budding young artists mix nature
and art in this indoor/outdoor
program. Each class features a
different NJ animal to learn about
and draw. Parents are welcome to
stay and participate.
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, July 7
Tiny Tot Tuesday

Enjoy exclusive use of Sunrise Lake


Beach Club with your toddler prior
to opening.
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Sunrise Lake, Lewis
Morris County Park, Morris Twp.
Cost: $3 per adult, FREE per child
age 4 & under. Call 973.326.7616.

Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Patriots Path, Mendham
Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Incredible Journey

Ages 5 - 10.
Become a water droplet, and
experience traveling through the
water cycle with a game and a
guided walk on the trails.
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Wednesday, July 8
Experiments in the Attic:
The Shocking Truth About
Magnets

Explore the wonders and many uses


of electricity and magnetism during
this hands-on program.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Friday, July 10
Wildflower Walk

Stroll the meadows and forest trails


of Bamboo Brook while examining
and appreciating the beauty of New
Jerseys native wildflowers. Keep
your eyes open for insect pollinators,
birds, and other wildlife.
A naturalist from the New Jersey
Conservation Foundation guides
you through the beautiful trees and
flowers that make the meadows
thrive. Bring water, sun protection,
and a camera. Please register online
at www.njconservation.org
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Bamboo Brook OEC.
Cost: FREE.*

Saturday, July 11
Weekend Family Walk: Easy
All Ages.
Stroll the wooded trails with a
naturalist and discover the natural
wonders of Pyramid Mountain.
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Summer Kitchen

At the Farmhouse, learn about


summer kitchens. See what is
being prepared using the gardens
vegetables.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Sail, Sail Your Boat

All Ages with an adult.


Decorate boats and sail them in the
tailrace. Boats can be purchased
for $10 (Friends members $5), or
borrowed for FREE. Please wear
closed-toe shoes or boots.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: FREE.

All Scream for Ice Cream!

The third Sunday of July is National


Ice Cream Day. Discover the history
of ice cream, its classic flavors, and
recipes from the 1800s.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Sunday, July 12
Best Dressed in the Vail House
Experience life in an historic place
through costumed interpreters
leading tours of the Vail House.
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

The Broody Hen

Discover the special traits of a


broody hen, and learn how she
hatches her chicks.
Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Tuesday, July 14
Tiny Tot Tuesday

Enjoy exclusive use of


Sunrise Lake Beach Club
with your toddler prior to opening.
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Sunrise Lake, Lewis
Morris County Park, Morris Twp.
Cost: $3 per adult, FREE per child
age 4 & under. Call 973.326.761

Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Dismal Harmony,
Mendham Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Stream Explorations

Ages 4 & Up.


Get your feet wet while exploring
the streams of Lewis Morris County
Park to uncover the animals and
plants that call this habitat home.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Patriots Path parking lot,
Mendham Twp.
Cost: $5 per person.*
Call 973.635.6629.

All About Bees!

All Ages.
Learn to love honeybees, or at least
understand them a little better, during
this fun, interactive program.
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.*

Wednesday, July 15
Experiments in the Attic:
The Shocking Truth About
Magnets

Explore the wonders and many uses


of electricity and magnetism during
this hands-on program.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

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Wednesday, July 15
Grow, Cook, Eat:
Perennial Herbs

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme


are just a few that come to mind
parsley is actually a biennia, but
well explain all that and more in
the very popular monthly gardening
series. Learn planting tips, and take
a closer look at some interesting
perennial herbs. Seeds, recipes, and
a tasting sample make this a fun and
inspirational evening to give you
the motivation to get out there and
plant. This program is eligible for 1.5
Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $20 per person.*

SEE PAGE 8
Thursday, July 16
Blueberry Muffin Baking:
Childrens Workshop

All Ages with an adult.


Make blueberry muffins using flour
ground at the Gristmill, and then tour
the Gristmill. Decorate a bag to hold
the muffins that you take home.
Time: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: $10 per family, Friends
members $5.*
Preregister by July 10.

Friday, July 17

A Little Night Music


Evening is a lovely
time in the Cottage
Garden. Its bright
colors and many textures
take on a special glow as
the sun fades. Enjoy this
garden, the musical stylings
of Alan Rigoletto, and a
delicious dessert sampler
from Matildas Caf. This
program is presented with
the generous support of CIE
Tours International.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Cost: $15 per person.*
Please call 973.394.1100 to
register.
SEE PAGE 11

Saturday, July 18
Nature Art

Use grain and natural items to create


artwork with certified art teacher,
Kathryn Biskup. Explore
painting, printmaking, rubbings, and
collage/mosaic while designing art
items to take home.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: Donation of $2 suggested for
art supplies.

Cooking
Demonstration:
Time for Tea

Soap Making with a Master


Herbalist

Back by popular demand and


in conjunction with Focus On
England programs, this cooking
demonstration shows you how to
prepare a proper British Tea. Make
scones, dainty tea sandwiches, a
bakewell tart, and more.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $25 per person.*

Soaps infused with scent and herbs


are all the rage. Master Herbalist
Elizabeth Scholl explains the history
and basics of soap making. Create
two wonderfully scented bars to take
home and enjoy.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $12 per person.*

SEE PAGE 8

Wednesday, July 22
Experiments in the Attic:
Take a walk through Caroline
Go With the Flow!
The Shocking Truth About
Fosters cottage garden. Design a felt Streams provided an important water
board garden, and pot seeds to take
supply to farms. With a guide, follow Magnets
Carolines Special Place:
Cottage Garden Craft

home.
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Sunday, July 19
Valhalla Brook Falls Hike:
Moderate

Ages 7 & Up.


Join a hike to the cool and refreshing
waterfalls on the Turkey Mountain
side of the park.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $1 per person.*

SEE PAGE 8

a stream to see where it goes, and


what life it sustains.
Time: 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Bookmaking Master Class

Ages 13 & Up.


Cindy Au-Kramer of Panda Paper
is back to help us make small books
with fun pockets and enclosures.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: $25 per person.*

Tuesday, July 21

Biblical Botany
Walking Tour

View The Frelinghuysen


Arboretums plant collections
through the lens of the Old
Testament. Dr. Jon Greenberg
returns to once again walk us
thru more than 5000 years of
history. His knowledge of botany
and the Talmud combine to
make a fascinating walk, even
for experienced horticulturists.
Learn something new from a
very old source! This program is
eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master
Gardener CEUs.
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon or
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Cost: $15 per person.*

SEE PAGE 8

Explore the wonders and many uses


of electricity and magnetism during
this hands-on program.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9.
Budding young artists mix nature
and art in this indoor/outdoor
program. Each class features a
different NJ animal to learn about
and draw. Parents are welcome to
stay and participate.
Time:4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Saturday, July 25
Meadow Walk with
Willowwood Gardener
Ryan Moore

Tiny Tot Tuesday

Enjoy exclusive use of Sunrise


Lake Beach Club with your
toddler prior to opening.
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Sunrise Lake, Lewis
Morris County Park, Morris Twp.
Cost: $3 per adult, FREE age 4
& under. Call 973.326.7616.

Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Scherman Hoffman,
Bernardsville.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Willowwood Arboretums meadows


are beautiful at this time of year
and no one knows them better than
Gardener Ryan Moore. Join us for
a walk and discover the awesome
variety of plants that grow there, the
conditions they require, and how
to collect their seeds. Ryan grows
some plants from seeds he collected
in the meadow for you to take home.
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Willowwood Arboretum.
Cost: $12 per person.*

Meet the Irish Servant and the


Cook at The Willows

Discover the life of the domestic


help at the Foster home. Assist the
maid with household chores, and see
what the cook has prepared using the
wood-burning cook stove.
Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

1880s Music Day at Milltown

Enjoy an interactive program


reminiscent of musical events
performed in Milltown over a
century ago. Children can play
fiddlesticks and animate dancing
puppets called limber jacks.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: FREE. Donations appreciated.

Butterfly
Garden Basics
Ages 12 & Up.
Through a slideshow and
demonstration, discover
how to attract butterflies to
your home garden. Learn to
collect, store, and germinate
wildflower seeds to grow
nectar-rich plant species.
This program emphasizes the
natural history and value of
native wildflowers to New
Jerseys butterflies.
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Pyramid
Mountain.
Cost: $5 per person.*
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Saturday, July 26
Childrens Tour of the Vail
House

Children are welcomed to take a


look into the Vail House to explore
an historical theme food, hobbies,
toys, and more through hands-on
learning and discovery.
Time: 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission

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Saturday, July 26
A Tribute to
Jane Packer:
Floral Designer
Extraordinaire

Witness the extraordinary talent of


Marge Hulstrunk as she demonstrates
some beautiful flower arranging
techniques based on the late Jane
Packers innovative approach to
floral design. Ms. Packers name
is synonymous with elegance,
beauty, and simplicity, and she was
well-known for her arrangements
for the fashion industry and British
royalty. Learn to create some
lovely arrangements in the Packer
style. This program is part of The
Frelinghuysen Arboretums Focus
on England.
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $25 per person.*

Tuesday, July 28
Tiny Tot Tuesday

Enjoy exclusive use of


Sunrise Lake Beach Club
with your toddler prior to
opening.
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Sunrise Lake, Lewis
Morris County Park, Morris Twp.
Cost: $3 per adult, FREE per child
age 4 & under. Call 973.326.7616.

Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Kay Center, Chester Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Wednesday, July 29
Experiments in the Attic:
The Shocking Truth About
Magnets

Explore the wonders and many uses


of electricity and magnetism during
this hands-on program.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER 2015


Saturday, August 1
through
Monday, August 31
Gallery Exhibit: Landscapes
Across Our Country

Treat yourself to a trek across


America, from Alaska to Maine,
through the spectacular photographs
of Bill Glasofer. He shows that
there is no place or season devoid of
natural beauty. His varied flowers,
trees, landscapes, and animals from
across the country will certainly
delight you and evoke beautiful
thoughts of far-away states. He is the
recipient of Juried-Show awards and
has enjoyed success as the featured
photographer in numerous exhibits.
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: FREE.

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by


the Haggerty Education Center for
this months nature Photo Scavenger
Hunt. Take a photo of every item and
get a prize. The theme for August is
Im So Bored. Enjoy a great way to
get the family outdoors year-round.
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $10 per family.

Saturday, August 1
Explore the Farm HorseDrawn Wagon Ride

Enjoy an interpretive horse-drawn


wagon ride while discovering the
importance of sustainable farming.
Learn about the methods, equipment,
crops, and enterprises of Charles
Fosters farm in the early 1900s.
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.*

Sail, Sail Your Boat

All Ages with an adult.


Decorate boats and sail them in the
tailrace. Boats can be purchased
for $10 (Friends members $5), or
borrowed for FREE. Please wear
closed-toe shoes or boots.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: FREE.

Sunday, August 2
The Potting Shed

Remember macram? Well,


Kokedama is the new hipster version!
Join Superintendent of Horticultural
Education Lesley Parness as she
demonstrates the art of Kokedama. By
wrapping a plant in a layer of bonsai
materials and moss and tying it up
with various strings, an artistic whole
is formed that is more than the sum of
its parts. Get busy with all your little
plantlings and make some Kokedama.
Time: 12 noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $5 per person.

Wash and Wear Sheep

Help the farmers wash lambs that


were born in the spring.
Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Friday, August 7
Butterfly Walk

National Night Out

FREE food, entertainment,


ice skating, giveaways, and so
much more! Kids and parents
love the fire trucks, Park Police
equestrian horses, police cars
and motorcycles. HazMat trucks,
emergency vehicles, bounce
house, dunking tank, police canine
unit, and more. Join the Morris
Country Park Police and over 40
law enforcement and community
agencies to learn about crime and
drug prevention.
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Mennen Sports Arena
Cost: FREE

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Learn to Play Croquet

Learn croquets English


origins and lots of
other interesting facts.
The Rutgers Preparatory Schools
Croquet Team, on The Frelinghuysen
Arboretums Great Lawn, demonstrates
the art of Croquet, a sport whose
popularity soared during the Victorian
Age. Get out your whites, or just wear
a t-shirt and some flip flops, but do
come and play. Presented as part of
Focus on England.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Cost: FREE.

Arboretum Tour

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty


Education Center for a tour of the
grounds of The Frelinghuysen
Arboretum. Learn some of the
history and enjoy the beauty of this
exceptional horticultural site with a
knowledgeable tour guide.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $3 per person.

Tuesday, August 4
Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Hedden County Park, Dover.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Join experts from the North


American Butterfly Association and
walk the meadows of Bamboo Brook
in search of mid-summer butterfly
species. Nineteen different species
were observed during the 2014
walk, including Monarch, Summer
Azure, and Wild Indigo Duskywing.
Bring water, sun protection, and a
camera. Please register online at
njconservation.org.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Bamboo Brook OEC.
Cost: FREE.*

Wednesday, August 5
Experiments in the Attic:
Nicola Tesla, Superhero of
Science!

Nicola Tesla is one of the most


discussed and misunderstood figures
in the history of scientific invention.
Learn about the man, and try a few
of his famous experiments.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Creepy Crawlies

Ages 5 & Up.


Learn what makes an insect so
unique, and discover which bugs
inhabit the swamp. Meet LIVE
insects up close.
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $3 per child.*

Thursday, August 6
Corn Muffin Baking:
Childrens Workshop

All Ages with an adult.


Make corn muffins using cornmeal
ground at the Gristmill, and then tour
the Gristmill. Decorate a bag to hold
the muffins that you take home.
Time: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: $10 per family; Friends
members $5.* Preregister by July 31.

Campout on
the Beach 2
Under the stars, enjoy a
campfire, storytelling, smores,
and more at this overnight
event.
Time: 7 p.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Sunrise Lake,
Lewis Morris County Park,
Morris Twp.
Cost: $45 per family.*
Call 973.326.7616.

Saturday, August 8
Weekend Family Walk: Easy
All Ages.
Stroll the wooded trails with a
naturalist and discover the natural
wonders of Pyramid Mountain.
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Love Those Spuds!

Dig in, and find the potato crop that


was planted this past spring. At the
Farmhouse kitchen, see how potatoes
are prepared.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

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Wednesday, August 12
Experiments in the Attic:
GOAL! SCORE! Learn and
Nicola Tesla, Superhero of
experience the historic summer sports Science!
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Lace Creations

Sunday, August 9
Best Dressed in the Vail House

Sunday, August 16
Sense-ational Summer Hike

Saturday, August 8
GAME Time!

and pastimes of the 19 century.


Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Experience life in an historic place


through costumed interpreters
leading tours of the Vail House.
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Ice Cream Sunday

Lend a hand cranking homemade


ice cream. Enjoy a sample while
supplies last.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Monday, August 10
Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9.
Budding young artists mix nature
and art in this indoor/outdoor
program. Each class features a
different NJ animal to learn about
and draw. Parents are welcome to
stay and participate.
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, August 11
Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Jockey Hollow National
Park, Harding Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.* Call
973.635.6629.

Stream Exploration

Ages 4 & Up.


Get your feet wet while exploring
the streams of Lewis Morris County
Park to uncover the animals and
plants that call this habitat home.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Patriots Path parking lot,
Mendham Twp.
Cost: $5 per person.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Nicola Tesla is one of the most


discussed and misunderstood figures
in the history of scientific invention.
Learn about the man, and try a few
of his famous experiments.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Butterfly Search

All Ages.
Monarch butterflies are a very
special migratory species of butterfly
that is becoming endangered.
Learn about the life cycle and
habits of butterflies, and search the
butterfly gardens to tally how many
eggs, caterpillars, chrysalids, and
butterflies you can find.
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9.
Budding young artists mix nature
and art in this indoor/outdoor
program. Each class features a
different NJ animal to learn about
and draw. Parents are welcome to
stay and participate.
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Saturday, August 15

Butterflies for You


and Me
Ages 5 & Up with an adult.
Charles Foster kept a journal
that detailed life at Fosterfields.
Meet at the cottage garden to
try nature journaling, and record
the butterflies found there. This
program is weather dependent.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Watch the nimble fingers of the Lost


Art Lacers of North Jersey as they
perform the centuries-old arts of
bobbin lace-making and tatting. Try
your hand at bobbin lacing.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: FREE. Donations appreciated.

All Ages.
Enjoy an easy, interactive family
hike while using your senses to learn
about summer plants and animals.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Tuesday, August 18
Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC,
Chatham Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Wednesday, August 19
Experiments in the Attic:
Nicola Tesla, Superhero of
Science!

Nicola Tesla is one of the most


discussed and misunderstood figures
in the history of scientific invention.
Learn about the man, and try a few
of his famous experiments.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Grow, Cook, Eat: Cucumbers

To trellis or not to trellis, that is


the question. In this very popular
monthly gardening series, learn
growing instructions, planting
tips, and a closer look at new and
unusual varieties of some wonderful
cucumbers. Seeds, recipes, and a
tasting sample make this a fun and
inspirational evening to give you the
motivation to get out there and plant.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $20 per person.*

SEE PAGE 8

Thursday, August 20
Apple Muffin Baking:
Childrens Workshop

Sunday, August 23
Summer Wildflower Walk:
Moderate

Friday, August 21

Childrens Tour of the


Vail House

All Ages with an adult.


Make apple muffins using flour
ground at the Gristmill, and then tour
the Gristmill. Decorate a bag to hold
the muffins that you take home.
Time: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: $10 per family; Friends
members $5.* Preregister by
August 14.

A Little Night Music

Evening is a lovely
time in the Cottage
Garden. Its bright
colors and many textures take on
a special glow as the sun fades.
Enjoy this garden, the musical
stylings of Alan Rigoletto, and
a delicious dessert sampler
from Matildas Caf. This
program is presented with the
generous support of CIE Tours
International.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Cost: $15 per person.* Please
call 973.394.1100 to register.

SEE PAGE 11
Saturday, August 22
Creepy Crawlies Search:
Moderate

Ages 7 & Up.


Look for and learn about buggy
friends on a guided hike along the
trails. Remember, creepy critters
need love, too.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $1 per person.*

Industrial Crafts Day

Discover early industrial crafts with


demonstrations by a blacksmith,
tinsmith, and tin piercers. Try
weaving and spinning, and make a
tin-pierced craft to take home.
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: $3/adult, $2/senior (65+), $1/
age 4 - 16. FREE/under age 4.

SEE PAGE 9

Ages 7 & Up.


Pyramid Mountain is a colorful
place, especially when a variety of
August wildflowers are in bloom.
Join a naturalist for a hike to view
the beautiful blooms.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $1 per person.*

Children are welcomed to take a


look into the Vail House to explore
historical theme food, hobbies, toys,
and more through hands-on learning
and discovery.
Time: 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Meet the Irish Servant and the


Cook at The Willows

Discover the life of the domestic


help at the Foster home. Assist the
maid with household chores, and see
what the cook has prepared using the
wood-burning cook stove.
Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Monday, August 24
Life Under the Leaves

Ages 4 & Up.


There are so many interesting
creatures living just under the leaf
litter on the forest floor. Explore
their world with a naturalist and see
how many different critters you can
find.
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $3 per child.*

Summer Scavenger Hunt

All Ages.
Discover whats happening along
the Great Swamp trails during an
exciting no-picking scavenger hunt
for the entire family.
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.*

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Tuesday, August 25
Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain,
Montville Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION SUMMER 2015


Saturday, August 29
Sail, Sail Your Boat

All Ages with an adult.


Decorate boats and sail them in the
tailrace. Boats can be purchased
for $10, (Friends members $5), or
borrowed for FREE. Please wear
closed-toe shoes or boots.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: FREE.

Stream Exploration

Go With the Flow!

Ages 4 & Up.


Get your feet wet while exploring
the streams of Pyramid Mountain
to reveal the animals and plants that
call this habitat their home.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $5 per person.*

Terrific Turtles

All Ages.
Learn amazing facts about New
Jerseys turtles, and go for walk to
spot turtles basking at the pond.
Meet a LIVE turtle afterwards.
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $3 per person ages 3 & up.*

Wednesday, August 26
Experiments in the Attic:
Nicola Tesla, Superhero of
Science!

Nicola Tesla is one of the most


discussed and misunderstood figures
in the history of scientific invention.
Learn about the man, and try a few
of his famous experiments.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Butterfly Search

All Ages.
Monarch butterflies are
a very special migratory
species of butterfly that is becoming
endangered. Learn about the life
cycle and habits of butterflies, and
search the butterfly gardens to
tally how many eggs, caterpillars,
chrysalids, and butterflies you can
find.
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Streams provided an important


water supply to farms. With a
guide, follow a stream to see
where it goes, and what life it
sustains.
Time: 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

When Life Gives You Lemons


Summer is a time for delicious,
refreshing drinks. Learn about the
classic beverages of iced tea and
lemonade, and dive into the history
of these delicious summer drinks.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Sunday, August 30
Power Wheels: Water Wheels
in Motion!

In celebration of National
Milling Day, join this hands-on
technology lesson and create your
own waterwheel. Investigate the
wheelhouse to discover how Stephen
Vail used hydropower and kinetic
energy in his basement workshop,
and explore the connections to
hydropower today.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Tuesday, September 1
Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Buttermilk Falls,
Mendham Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Pond Explorations

Ages 4 & Up.


Get your feet wet while exploring
the pond at the Great Swamp OEC to
uncover the animals and plants that
call this habitat home.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per person.*

Tuesday, September 1
through Wednesday,
September 30
Gallery Exhibit: Natures
Summer Colors

The members of the New Jersey


Photography Forums stunning
exhibit showcases a variety
of techniques and styles used
when photographing in a natural
environment. The Forum is
dedicated to furthering the interests
of professional and serious
photographers living or working
in the New Jersey area. Under
the direction of well-known area
artist Nancy Ori, this 20-year old
organization, based at the Visual Arts
Center of NJ in Summit, has become
the largest and most recognized
group of fine art exhibiting
photographers in the state.
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: FREE.

Saturday, September 5
Explore the Farm HorseDrawn Wagon Ride

Enjoy an interpretive horse-drawn


wagon ride while discovering the
importance of sustainable farming.
Learn about the methods, equipment,
crops, and enterprises of Charles
Fosters farm in the early 1900s.
Time: 10:15 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission. *

Millers Pancake

Join in this live adaptation of Eric


Carles Pancakes, Pancakes! Learn
where the ingredients for making
a pancake come from, see grain
ground into flour or meal, and watch
the Miller make a pancake.
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: Donations Appreciated.

Saturday, September 5 &


Sunday, September 6
Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by


the Haggerty Education Center for
this months nature Photo Scavenger
Hunt. Take a photo of every item and
get a prize. Theme and prizes change
monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the
family outdoors year-round.
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $10 per family.

Sunday, September 6
Labor Day Hike: Moderate

Ages 16 & Up.


Join a hike on the Pyramid Mountain
ridgeline as we make sure Tripod
Rock survived the dog days of
summer.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $1 per person.*

The Potting Shed

Join Professional Floral Designer


Marge Hulstrunk for a flower
arranging demonstration in the
Potting Shed. Marge uses flowers
grown in the Cutting Garden at
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum and
puts together some beautiful fall
arrangements. Learn some floral
arranging tips and techniques from
the master herself.
Time: 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: FREE.

Best Dressed in the Vail


House

Experience life in an historic place


through costumed interpreters
leading tours of the Vail House.
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Family Activity Center:


Corn Husk Dolls

All Ages with an adult.


Make a family-friendly craft of corn
husk dolls. Play games that were
popular long ago.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Arboretum Tour

Meet in the lobby of the Haggerty


Education Center for a tour of the
grounds of The Frelinghuysen
Arboretum. Learn some of the
history and enjoy the beauty of this
exceptional horticultural site with a
knowledgeable tour guide.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $3 per person.

Farm Know-How on the Go:


Granary & Ensilage Pits

Take a guided walk to the Granary


and Ensilage Pits to discover how
they were used. Help prepare
ensilage, and use the root cutter to
chop beets and turnips.
Time: 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.*

Tuesday, September 8
Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Tourne County Park,
Boonton Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Toddler Trek: Going on a Seed


Hunt
Ages 2 & 3 with an adult.
Enjoy a story read aloud and take a
short guided walk while looking for
and learning about different types of
seeds.
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Wednesday, September 9
Read and Create

Ages 3 - 6 with an adult.


Hear a story and create a mechanical
craft in the Factory Building.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

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Friday, September 11
Movie Night -Numen: The
Healing Power of Plants

Numen is a visually stunning


documentary film focusing on
the healing power of plants. It
counterpoints beautiful imagery
of medicinal plants with thoughtprovoking interviews with noted
doctors and herbalists. The word
numen means the presiding spirit
or divinity of a place, and the film
is intended for herbalists, gardeners,
medical practitioners, plant lovers,
and everyone concerned about
human and environmental health.
The history of humanity is the
history of mans relationship with
plants. Numen inspires you to deepen
your relationship with the natural
world and reminds you of the healing
made possible by re-embracing our
place in the wider web of life.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $5 per person.*

Saturday, September 12
Weekend Family Walk

All Ages.
Take to the trails to discover the
unique animals and plants found at
the Great Swamp. Everyone is sure
to learn some amazing new nature
facts.
Time:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

High Fashion,
High Tea
Put on some historic clothes
and travel back to another time.
Fashion and tea enthusiasts of
all ages are invited to join us for
an afternoon of dress-up, treats,
and history. Wear your own
costume, or try on one of ours.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

National Milling Day

Celebrate the 260th birthday of


Oliver Evans, a 1780s inventor, who
created the first automatic flour mill.
See some of his inventions at work
at the Gristmill. View a collection of
antique printed flour bags.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Cooper Gristmill.
Cost: Donations Appreciated.

Pears are so versatile and delicious.


We make two desserts, a salad, a
sandwich, and even pickle a few in
this cooking demonstration.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $25 per person.*

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Monday, September 14
Hike for Health: Moderate
Ages 18 & Up.

Saturday, September 12 & Enjoy a brisk morning walk before


work, and start your week off on
Sunday, September 13
Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by


the Haggerty Education Center for
this months nature Photo Scavenger
Hunt. Take a photo of every item and
get a prize. Theme and prizes change
monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the
family outdoors year-round.
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $10 per family.

Sunday, September 13

the right (and left) foot. Heavy rain


cancels.
Time: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $2 per person.*

Toddler Trek: Going on a Seed


Hunt

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult.


Kids enjoy a walk on the trails, and
a story read aloud while looking for
and learning about all types of seeds.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, September 15
Baby and Me Hike

Weekend Family Walk: Easy


All Ages.
Stroll the wooded trails with a
naturalist and discover the natural
wonders of Pyramid Mountain.
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

Cooking Demonstration:
Pears without Peers

1920s Country Fair


& Harvest Festival

Come one, come all to the


country fair with farm animals,
wagon-rides, food trucks,
live music, crafts, exhibits,
demonstrations, period games,
wood-burning cook stove demos,
and hands-on activities offer
something for everyone.
Time: 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: $8/adult, $7/senior (65+),
$6/ages 4 - 16, $4/ages 2 and 3.
FREE under age 2, and Friends
members half price with a
current membership card.

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Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Jockey Hollow National
Park, Harding Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Pre-School Walk: Bye, Bye


Summer

Ages 4 & 5 with an adult.


Join a guided walk to say goodbye
to summer, and look for signs of the
approaching fall. Make an autumnthemed craft, too.
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Fly by Night!: Bat Presentation Grow, Cook, Eat: Melons


In this very popular monthly
and Evening Walk
Ages 8 & Up.
Join Dr. Lance Risley of the William
Paterson University Biology
Department for an update and
discussion on the bats of North
America including the latest on
White Nose Syndrome. Take a walk
on the trails searching for bats using
an echolocation device.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $6 per person.*

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Wednesdays, September
16 through October 28
(no class on 9/30)
Natures Little Explorers

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult.


Discover the wonders of nature
together through six weeks of walks,
activities, and crafts.
Time: 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $55 per child.*

Wednesday, September 16
Read and Create
Ages 3 - 6 with an adult.
Hear a story and create a mechanical
craft in the Factory Building.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 5 - 9.
Budding young artists mix nature
and art in this indoor/outdoor
program. Each class features a
different NJ animal to learn about
and draw. Parents are welcome to
stay and participate.
Time:4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $5 per child.*

gardening series, learn planting


tips, and take a closer look at some
new and unusual varieties of some
marvelous melons. Seeds, recipes,
and a tasting sample make this a fun
and inspirational evening to give you
the motivation to get out there and
plant. This program is eligible for 1.5
Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $20 per person.*

Thursday, September 17
Morning Bird Walk: Moderate
Ages 18 & Up.
Flock to Pyramid Mountain for
a fun and easy bird walk. Bring
binoculars or borrow ours.
Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $1 per person.*

Friends of History Annual


Awards Reception

Join the Friends of Historic


Speedwell as they honor another
Friend of History, Ken Miller,
board member of the Morristown
Historic Preservation Commission.
The evening includes refreshments,
remarks, and a silent auction.
Proceeds from the event helps to
support the educational programs at
Historic Speedwell.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: The Cultural Center, 300
Mendham Road, Morris Twp.
Cost: $75 per person.*
973.285.6534.

Thursdays, September 17
through October 22
Natures Little Explorers
Ages 2 & 3 with an adult.
Enjoy discovering the wonders of
nature through six weeks of walks,
activities, and crafts.
Time: 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $55 per child.*

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Thursdays, September 17
through October 22
Puddle Jumpers

Ages 4 & 5 with an adult.


Explore the trails of the Great
Swamp with your preschooler and
learn about the natural world through
the season during six weeks of
walks, activities, and crafts.
Time: 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $55 per child.*

Saturday, September 19 &


Sunday, September 20
Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by


the Haggerty Education Center for
this months nature Photo Scavenger
Hunt. Take a photo of every item and
get a prize. Theme and prizes change
monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the
family outdoors year-round.
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $10 per family.

Saturday, September 19
Hammerin!: Blacksmithing
Master Class

Ages 13 & Up.


William Barrett, of Bill Barrett
Custom Knives, leads a beginner
blacksmithing class. The class
focuses on basic blacksmithing
technique. Prior experience is
helpful, but not necessary. All
supplies are provided as you work on
a project to take home
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell
Cost: $25 per person.*

Meet the Critters

All Ages.
Take a closer look, and touch
the LIVE resident animals of the
GSOEC in this indoor program.
Time: 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $3 per child age 3 & up.*

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Sunday, September 20
Silas Condict Hike: Strenuous

Monday, September 21
Natures Playground

Trail Treasure Hunt

Awesome Animal Artists

Ages 16 & Up.


Enjoy a challenging hike over and
through rock outcroppings with
spectacular views.
Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Silas Condict Park,
Kinnelon.
Cost: $1 per person.*
Call 973.334.3130.

All Ages.
Calling all treasure hunters. Enjoy a
nature scavenger hunt where families
work together to follow clues, and
find the answers to nature riddles
along the trails.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $2 per person age 3 & up.*

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Inspired by Godeys Historic
Fashion Show

Journey through the decades of the


1830s to the 1860s to discover the
various fashions of past American
women, all thanks to the fashion plates
in Godeys Ladys Book. Tours are at
1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Mansion.
Cost: $7/adult, $6/senior,
$5/children, FREE/child under 4.*

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Ruth Clausen and


Essential Perennials

A good gardeners library


is sure to include Ms. Clausens
previous book, Perennials for
American Gardens. Now, 25 years
later, Ruth has written another
classic, recently published by Timber
Press Essential Perennials! Anyone
who loves perennials benefits from
attending this talk. Trained in the
UK, Ms. Clausen lectures widely,
and was Horticulture Editor at
Country Living Gardener for many
years. This program is part of The
Frelinghuysen Arboretums yearlong Focus on England, but the
plants Ruth highlights are all perfect
for New Jersey gardens!
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $20 per person.*

Ages 3 - 6.
The natural world is the best place to
play, especially with a naturalist and
some friends along. Kids use their
imaginations to explore the wonders
of the forest through free play.
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $3 per child.*
Ages 5 - 9.
Budding young artists mix nature
and art in this indoor/outdoor
program. Each class features a
different NJ animal to learn about
and draw. Parents are welcome to
stay and take part.
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, September 22
Baby and Me Hike

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Lewis Morris County
Park, Morris Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Wednesday, September
23
Home-School Adventures:
Beautiful Butterflies

All Ages.
Learn all about these winged
beauties and their life cycles
through fun hands-on activities,
and then search the trails to spy
live butterflies sipping nectar from
flowers.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $8 per child age 3 & up.*

Read and Create

Ages 3 - 6 with an adult.


Hear a story and create a mechanical
craft in the Factory Building.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Evening Canoe Skills


Ages 12 & Up.
Have fun learning canoe strokes,
equipment, and safety in this
introductory course. Children
under 16 must be accompanied by
an adult. This is a prerequisite for
other MCPC canoe programs.
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: Split Rock Reservoir,
Rockaway Twp.
Cost: $10 per person.*
Call 973.334.3130.

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State of Hibernation

One of womens responsibilities


throughout history has been to
prepare the home for winter. Harvest
time is a time of plenty, but it is
followed by lean times, meaning
that budgets must be prepared,
and supplies must be put aside to
sustain the family through the winter
months. Learn what was done to get
ready, and participate in a soapmaking craft.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Saturday, September 26 &


Sunday, September 27
Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Autumnal Evening
Canoe Paddle
Ages 12 & Up.
Enjoy a leisurely paddle on
this first evening of autumn.
Canoes, life vests, and paddles
are provided. Children under
16 must be accompanied by an
adult. Canoe skills course is a
prerequisite for this program.
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Split Rock Reservoir,
Rockaway Twp
Cost: $20 per person.*
Call 973.334.3130.

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Saturday, September 26
Morning Bird Walk: Moderate
Ages 12 & Up.
Flock to Pyramid Mountain for
a fun and easy bird walk. Bring
binoculars or borrow ours.
Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $1 per person.*

Caras Cottage

Visit Caroline Fosters Temple


of Abiding Peace, where she
entertained friends and enjoyed
her nearby garden. Sample light
refreshments.
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

Grab a camera or phone and stop by


the Haggerty Education Center for
this months nature Photo Scavenger
Hunt. Take a photo of every item and
get a prize. Theme and prizes change
monthly. Enjoy a great way to get the
family outdoors year-round.
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $10 per family.

Sunday, September 27
Childrens Tour of the Vail
House

Children are welcomed to take a look


into the Vail House to explore an
historical theme food, hobbies, toys,
and more through hands-on learning
and discovery.
Time: 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Meet the Irish Servant and the


Cook at The Willows

Discover the life of the domestic


help at the Foster home. Assist the
maid with household chores, and see
what the cook has prepared using the
wood-burning cook stove.
Time: 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Fosterfields.
Cost: Admission.

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Tyke Hikes: Creepy Crawlies
Sunday, September 27
Ages 4 & 5.
Family Science Day - Survival! Drop off your preschooler for an
All Ages with an adult.
Theres more to survival than you
may imagine. Learn about survival
needs of people and animals while
rotating through hands-on activity
stations designed to challenge
families to work together and make
new discoveries.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $8 per child age 5 & up, $5 per
child age 3 & 4.*

hour to learn about insects and other


tiny creatures that live at the Great
Swamp. Kids listen to a story, take a
walk outside, and participate in fun,
educational activities. Please note
that parents who also have a 2 - 3
year-old can attend a simultaneous
Toddler Trek while the 4 - 5 year-old
participates in this program.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per child.

Table Dressing with Linda


Pastorino

Tuesday, September 29
Baby and Me Hike

How do designers choose objects,


fabrics, and plants to create a mood
for food presentation both indoors
and outdoor dining? Artist, designer,
antique specialist, and lecturer,
Linda Pastorino, demonstrates how
she and her favorite designers have
developed their distinct design
venaculars, and how a particular
object can be the jumping off
point to create a menu, mood, and
ambiance. A show and tell of table
settings is on view with an extensive
source list. Be inspired - you can
create your own signature style.
For details on this decorative arts/
horticulture extravaganza, please
visit arboretumfriends.org.
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Cost: $20 per person.*

Monday, September 28
Toddler Trek: Creepy Crawlies

Ages 2 & 3 with an adult.


Enjoy a story read aloud and learn
what makes insects so interesting
while searching for them on the
trails. Please note that parents who
also have a 4 - 5 year-old can register
them for a simultaneous Tyke Hike
at 9:30 a.m.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Wednesday, September 30
Read and Create
Ages 3 - 6 with an adult.
Hear a story and create a mechanical
craft in the Factory Building.
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Speedwell.
Cost: Admission.

Pathways is a publication of the


Morris County Park Commision
Morris County Park Commissioners

Betty CassSchmidt, President


Barbara Shepard, Vice President
Julie C. Baron Edward McCarthy Stuart Lasser
Dr. Philip T. Santiago Judith Schleicher
Richard Seabury, III Kim M. Wentworth

Put your baby in a backpack and


explore one of many wonderful
Morris County area trails. All adults
are welcome to join.
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Patriots Path, Mendham
Twp.
Cost: $2 per adult.*
Call 973.635.6629.

Pre-School Walk:
Bye, Bye Summer

Ages 4 & 5 with an adult.


Join a guided walk to say goodbye
to summer, and look for signs of the
approaching fall. Make an autumnthemed craft, too.
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Great Swamp OEC.
Cost: $5 per child.*

Family Science Day: Survival!


All Ages with an adult.
Theres more to survival than you
may imagine. Learn about survival
needs of people and animals while
rotating through hands-on activity
stations designed to challenge
families to work together and make
new discoveries.
Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Pyramid Mountain.
Cost: $8 per child age 5 & up, and
$5 per child age 3 & 4.*

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7th Annual Herbal


Vinegar Workshop
Herb gardens are at their peak
in quantity and quality so, its
the perfect time to make herbal
vinegars. We provide herbs,
bottles, labels, and raffia ties.
You learn how to make a perfect
salad accompaniment, grilling
and basting blend, or dessert
finisher. Some popular blends of
the past have included La Mer
with white wine vinegar, Hunters
Blend, with robust herbs like
tri-color sage, and Thyme in a
Bottle with three kinds of thyme.
Lesley Parness, Superintendent of
Horticultural Education has taught
hundreds of people how to make
their own herbal vinegars and
bring the bounty of their gardens
to their table year-long.
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Frelinghuysen
Arboretum.
Cost: $36 per person.* Fee
includes 3 bottles of vinegar and
all materials.

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*Preregistration is required

The Morris County Park Commission invites people with


disabilities to our sites and programs. If you or a family member
info@morrisparks.net or 973.326.7600.
Published by the Morris County Park Commission
P.O. Box 1295, Morristown, NJ 079621295.
*For program and registration information,
please contact the appropriate facility:

Cooper Gristmill/
Black River County Park
908.879.5463
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
and The Willows
973.326.7645
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
and
The Haggerty Education Center
973.326.7603
Golf Information
973.326.7602
Great Swamp OEC
973.635.6629
Historic Speedwell
973.285.6550
Industrial Heritage
973.285.6542

Kay Environmental Center


973.635.6629
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
973.697.3140
Mennen Sports Arena
973.326.7651
Park Police
973.326.7632
Park Reservations
973.326.7631
Pyramid Mountain NHA
973.334.3130
Recreation
973.326.7616
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Your special occasion


held at exclusive venues!

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Weddings Special Events


Family, Nonprofit, & Corporate Gatherings

at Mennen

Sports Arena
William G Mennen Sports Arena

161 East Hanover Ave. | Morris Township NJ 07960

Intimate gatherings or grand events


Among lush gardens or
overlooking a pristine lake
Indoor and outdoor venues
For more information, please call
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Birthday Parties
Private Ice Rentals
Snack Bar & Pro Shop
Special Group Rates
Private & Group Lessons

For more information:


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