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Mon Jul 1, 2019

Every day through Sep 30
9:00a - 3:00p

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt.

Dates: Every day in July, August, and September Time: Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family at front desk

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Sep 1, 2019

2:00p

Garden Tours at the Park Commission’s Horticultural Sites

First Sunday Tours of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Second Sunday Tours of Willowwood Arboretum

Third Sunday Tours of Bamboo Brook

Learn some of the history and enjoy the beauty of these exceptional horticultural sites with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Terrain can be grassy and uneven in places. See calendar for exact dates.

Cost: $3 (exact change please)

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Sep 1, 2019

All Day

In Our Gallery - September

Bill Glasshofer - Photographs and pastels of nature and travel

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 15, 2019

12N - 4:00p

Expressions of Nature

Stroll through the gardens and meet local artists recreating the beautiful scenery through their art. Learn about their techniques, motivations, and styles. Artists display many of their works for viewing and purchase.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Sep 18, 2019

10:00a - 11:00a OR 1:00p - 2:00p

Sprouts: Butterfly Garden - Ages 2 – 4 with an adult

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 19, 2019

4:00p - 5:00p

Flower Power: Kids Centerpiece Class - Ages 8 – 12

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $15 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 19, 2019

7:00p-8:00p

Make & Take Workshops

Botanical Pressing Series: Part 1

Press flowers and botanicals. Explore botanical framing, whole flower, cutwork, and Pennsylvania Dutch designs.

Date: Thursday, July 11 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

A Colorful Handkerchief Using Natural Dyes

Explore the entire process of natural dyeing from harvest to a finished product. Tour the gardens to discover the plants used.

Date: Thursday, July 25 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $30 per person

Botanical Pressing Series: Part 2

Design and create a framed floral piece of art. Discover how flowers, stems and leaves can be used for sizing and color contrast.

Date: Thursday, August 15 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

Fall Container Garden

Create a container garden with all the rich colors of the season. Explore how to add gourds and pumpkins to your arrangement for a display that will last throughout the fall.

Date: Thursday, September 19 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per person

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 19, 2019

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New Jersey Forestry Association Programs

The Morris County Park Commission is pleased to partner with the New Jersey Forestry Association to provide a series of monthly 90-minute programs that provide landowners with informative, educational and interesting topics on how to steward your backyard woodlot. All programs are free. For more information and to register logon to njforestry.org

Cost: See website

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Sep 21, 2019

10:00a

North East Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

10:00a - Educational program

12:00N - Orchid Judging - anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs and/or judging.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Sep 21, 2019

10:00a

TriState African Violet Council and the New Jersey Council of African Violet Judges

Joint meeting of the two groups in the Mansion. Anyone interested in African Violets is welcome to attend.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: The Mansion at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 22, 2019

10am - 4:30pm

New Jersey Mycological Association

Annual Fungus Fest: Explore the Magical World of Fungi and Lichens.

Participants are welcome to bring in mushrooms they find in their yards to be identified by our experts. Many different interests are showcased at this event including: mushroom identification, toxicology, mushroom dyes for wool, paper making with fungus, mushroom cultivation, medicinal uses, and the ever popular cooking demonstration with exotic mushrooms from Phillips Mushroom Farm in Kennett Square.

Affiliate member programs are free and open to the public

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Sep 22, 2019

12N - 4:00p

Willowwood Open House

Enjoy autumn’s splendor at Willowwood Arboretum.

Take a guided tour of the gardens or stroll the grounds using your cell phone to guide you. The Tubbs house will be open for a rare peek at the home life of botanizing brothers, Henry and Robert Tubbs.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Willowwood Foundation.

Cost: $5 per car

Location: Willowwood Arboretum

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Sep 25, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sprouts: Green Grass Grows - Ages 2 – 4 with an adult

Check morrisparks.net for exact dates, times, cost and more information or call 973.326.7601.

Cost: $5 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Sep 26, 2019

7:00p - 8:00p

Color Your Home with Pumpkins & Gourds

See how to put together arrangements of pumpkins and gourds in this fall demonstration. Discover how to keep critters away so they can be enjoyed throughout the season.

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 for information and registration.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Sep 29, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Preserving Your Harvest

Learn some great small batch preserving recipes for pickles, jams, relishes and more with Chef Cynthia Triolo.

The bounty of the summer and fall harvest can be yours all winter long.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Oct 1, 2019

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association

Programs to be determined, guests are welcome.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Oct 1, 2019

All Day

In Our Gallery - October

Award-winning botanical artist Beth Murphy exhibits her pressed botanicals in her show “Flowers Take Flight”.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Wed Oct 2, 2019

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Garden Sprouts Program

Ages: 2 – 5 with an adult

Programs:

  • Hello Autumn – Wednesday, October 2
  • App-solutely Delicious! – Wednesday, October 9
  • Leaf Man – Wednesday, October 16
  • Furry Friends – Wednesday, October 23
  • Pumpkin Patch – Wednesday, October 30
  • Growing Vegetable Soup – Wednesday, November 6
  • Thanks for Trees – Wednesday, November 13
  • Gingerbread Village – Wednesday, December 4
  • Gingerbread Party – Wednesday, December 11 ($10 per child and adult pair.)

Times: 10:00 am – 11:00 am or 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Check morrisparks.net for program descriptions Call 973.326.7601 to register.

Cost: $5 per child unless otherwise noted.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Oct 3, 2019

4:00p - 5:00p

Arboretum Artists

Programs:

  • Leaf Landscapes – Ages 8 – 11, Thursday, October 3
  • Pinecone Critters – Ages 6 & Up, Thursday, November 14
Check morrisparks.net for program descriptions Call 973.326.7601 to register.

Cost: $10 per child

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Oct 3, 2019

7:00p - 8:00p

Harvesting Your Herb Garden

Fall is the time to harvest and winterize the herb garden. Discover techniques for storing herbs and best practices for protecting perennial herbs.

This program is eligible for 1.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $12 member / $15 non-member

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Fri Oct 4, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: Assigning show tasks and responsibilities.

Mum Topic: Review of how to prepare an entry card. Pickup blank entry cards and get exhibitor number.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Oct 5, 2019

10:00a - Noon

Pruning Workshop at Bamboo Brook

Learn the how’s and why’s of pruning, the science behind it, and what tools to use from expert gardeners. Practice your new skills on the trees and shrubs in the gardens. Bring your garden gloves and pruners.

This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $16 member / $20 non-member

Location: Bamboo Brook

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Oct 6, 2019

11:00a - 3:00p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Annual show and plant sale featuring African Violets and their cousins. Horticulture and Design Exhibits as well as Educational Culture Information will all be on display. The sales table will have African Violets and other Gesneriads as well as supplies for sale. The theme this year is “Gesneriads Follow the Yellow Brick Road”.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Oct 6, 2019

1:00p - 2:00p

Biblical Botany Walking Tour

View the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s plant collections through the lens of the Old Testament.

Biologist, agronomist and Bible scholar, Dr. Jon Greenberg, walks us thru more than 5,000 years of history as we tour the gardens at their fall peak.

Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Tue Oct 8, 2019

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Programs to be determined, guests are welcome.

To receive our free newsletter for updates and events, please email club president John Michalski at huonia@aol.com.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Oct 9, 2019

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Propagation Meeting – Learn how to propagate African Violets by leaves.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Oct 12, 2019

10:00a - Noon

Pressed Botanicals with Artist Beth Murphy

Award-winning botanical artist Beth Murphy demonstrates the process of pressing plant material like leaves, flower petals and grasses and discusses basic collage design elements.

Participants will work with pressed botanical materials supplied by the instructor to form a small collage on a card or bookmark to take home.

Beth’s beautiful botanical collages will be on exhibit in our gallery during the month of October.

Beth will be doing a "Meet and Greet the Artist" session from 12:30 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 12. Come meet her to talk about her work.

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sat Oct 12, 2019

2:00p - 3:30p

Scarecrow Building Workshop

Ages 5 & Up – Make a scarecrow for this year’s Scarecrows in the Garden show.

Check morrisparks.net for program descriptions Call 973.326.7601 to register.

Cost: $10 per scarecrow frame

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Oct 13, 2019

& Sun Nov 3
9:00a - 11:30a

Forest Bathing with Rich Collins, ANFT Guide

Ages 12 & Up

Enjoy a combination of Japanese oriented walking, meditation, mindfulness, and wellness promotion, complete with a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Proper footwear, please.

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $20 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sun Oct 13, 2019

10:00a

North American Rock Garden Society – Watnong Chapter

The Frustrations of a Flower Gardener presented by Joann Knapp

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Oct 13, 2019

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Fall Big Tree Tour

Take a guided tour of our New Jersey State Champion Trees. Learn what qualifies a tree as a Champion while enjoying the colors of the season.

Dates: Sundays October 13, October 20, and October 27 Time: 11:00 am – Noon

Cost: Cost: $3 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Oct 15, 2019

See text for dates.
Any time between 9am + 3:30pm

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or phone and stop by the Haggerty Education Center for a nature photo scavenger hunt.

Dates: October 15 – November 24, and December 21 through December 31

Families welcome to participate any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

Check morrisparks.net for program descriptions Call 973.326.7601 to register.

Cost: $10 per family at front desk

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Oct 19, 2019

10:00a

Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs.

Educational Program: 10:00 am | Orchid Judging: 12:00 pm

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Oct 19, 2019

Noon - 4:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Annual show opens to the public. Garden mums will be on sale to benefit the scholarship fund.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Oct 20, 2019

11:00a - 4:30p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Annual show opens to the public. Trophy and certificate awards presentation – 4:00pm.

Mum blooms will be on sale after 4:00 pm.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Thu Oct 24, 2019

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Children’s Holiday Centerpiece Workshops

Programs:

  • Boo-tiful Flowers – Ages 6 & Up, Thursday, October 24, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
  • Thanks for Thanksgiving – Ages 6 & Up Sunday, November 24, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Edible Holiday Terrarium – Ages 8 – 12 Wednesday, December 4, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Always Evergreen – Ages 6 & Up, Saturday, December 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Check morrisparks.net for program descriptions Call 973.326.7601 to register.

Cost: $20 per person, all materials are supplied.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Sat Oct 26, 2019

12:30p

Tri-State Hosta Society

Glenn Herold, retired Professor of Horticulture from Illinois Central College will speak on “Hostas and Other Shady Companions, Good or Bad”.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Oct 27, 2019

2:00p - 3:30p

Margaret Roach Nonstop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days

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Expressions commonly heard each September like “the season’s almost over” don’t sit well with Margaret Roach.

She has worked for more than 25 years to make her garden in the Hudson Valley-Berkshires area a visual treat every day of the year. Meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a dose of horticultural how-to and woo-woo.”

Margaret’s book “A Way to Garden”, originally released in 1998, has now been fully updated for the just released 21st Anniversary edition and will be available for signing.

This program is eligible for 1.5 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Fri Nov 1, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

New Jersey State Chrysanthemum Society

Program: Members show

Mum Topic: How to select chrysanthemum cultivars for next year. Bring your notes of success and failure stories.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Fri Nov 1, 2019

All Day

In Our Gallery - November

“Arboretum Inspirations” showcases works by young artists who participated in the Park Commission’s Arboretum Artists program.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Nov 7, 2019

7:30p

Frelinghuysen Arboretum Gesneriad Society

Propagation Meeting – Learn how to propagate Gesneriads, the African Violet cousins.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 9, 2019

10:00a - 3:00p

2019 Tree Symposium

Learn about the great tree men and women of America, the many botanical taxa of maples, bringing back the American chestnut and dogwood and hazelnut breeding at Rutgers.

10:00 am – Frank Goodhart

Great Tree Men and Women of America

A chronology of those who contributed to horticulture and forest preservation in America from early colonial times to the early twentieth century. Beginning with Bartram followed by Franklin, Jefferson, Michaux, Johnny Appleseed, Morton, Marsh, Thoreau, Muir, Martha Fenimore Cooper, Sargent, Pinchot, Teddy Roosevelt and Mather. Highlights are given for each of their contributions, along with important governmental actions that took place along the way and how they shaped early American forest conservation.

11:00 am – Adam Wheeler

Maples

Join Adam Wheeler of Connecticut’s Broken Arrow Nursery for this informative and educational program that outlines new, unique and exceptional maples. Adam will showcase a broad diversity of options that are well suited for use in Northeast gardens. In addition to ornamental qualities he will highlight important cultural requirements and design considerations.

Adam is the Container Production & Horticulture Manager at Broken Arrow. He is a past recipient of the Young Nursery Professional Award from the New England Nursery Association and is the current Vice President of the North American Maple Society.

1:00 pm – Mike Aucott

Bringing Back the American Chestnut

Mike Aucott will discuss the importance and tragic history of this iconic tree, which once dominated Eastern forests but was virtually wiped out by an imported blight that appeared in the early 1900s. He will describe the challenges and the several varied strategies underway that are part of the effort to help propel the tree over what researchers have called “the cusp of extinction” and to re-establish it in the North American forest. Mike will include a simplified description of the genetics involved in developing a blight-resistant chestnut that can thrive in the forest environment. He will also discuss the importance of local efforts to find surviving Ameri- can chestnuts, and offer keys to help identify this tree.

Mike Aucott holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Rutgers University. He retired from his position as research scientist for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in 2012, and now teaches chemistry at the College of New Jersey. He also does consulting work in energy issues, air pollution and climate change, and is a member of the American Chestnut Foundation. Mike has established a research orchard of 800 hybrid chestnut trees in Northern Pennsylvania.

2:00 pm Tom Molnar

Dogwood & Hazelnut Breeding at Rutgers

Tom will discuss his current work including germplasm exploration, collection, and evaluation. A major aspect of his current research is developing and characterizing genetic resistance to eastern filbert blight, a fungal disease which is the primary limiting factor of hazelnut production in eastern North America. Breeding objectives in both woody ornamentals and hazelnuts emphasize selection for high levels of disease and pest resistance and cold hardiness.

Thomas Molnar received his PhD from Rutgers University in 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Plant Biology Department of the Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA). His research program concentrates on the genetic improvement and study of hazelnuts (Corylus) and large-bracted dogwoods (Cornus).

Fall is when trees come into their glory. Join us for a multi-faceted look at these critically important members of our ecosystem. Please bring a bag lunch.

This program is eligible for 4.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEU’s.

Cost: $40 members / $45 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Sun Nov 10, 2019

1:00p - 2:00p

Make & Take Essential Oil Holiday Gifts

In this holiday gift making workshop, discover the wonders of essential oils, the plants, and the history of aromatherapy. Take home three gift items.

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $30 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Tue Nov 12, 2019

7:00p

Great Swamp Bonsai Society

Programs to be determined, guests are welcome.

To receive our free newsletter for updates and events, please email club president John Michalski at huonia@aol.com.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Tue Nov 12, 2019

7:00p

North American Butterfly Association

Programs to be determined, guests are welcome.

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Wed Nov 13, 2019

7:30p

African Violet Club of Morris County

Growing African Violet miniatures and trailers

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Nov 16, 2019

10:00a

Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Anyone may bring an orchid to be judged or listen in on the educational programs.

Educational Program: 10:00 am | Orchid Judging: 12:00 pm

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sun Nov 17, 2019

1:00p - 3:00p

Cooking Demonstration: Cranberries – From Sweet to Savory

When it comes to the holidays, cranberries are king. Learn some new recipes, both sweet and savory, with which to adorn your holiday table and impress your guests with Chef Cynthia Triolo.

Cost: $25 members / $30 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Thu Nov 21, 2019

7:00p - 8:00p

Make & Take a “Gourdgeous” Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Design and create a Thanksgiving centerpiece using gourds and pumpkins as the container. These one of a kind centerpieces will look spectacular on your holiday table or as a great hostess gift!

The Friends can no longer offer on-line registration for Morris County Park Commission programs. Please call 973.326.7601 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm for information and registration.

Cost: $30 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: MCPC

Thu Dec 5, 2019

3:30p - 7:00p

Members Night at Gingerbread Wonderland

Members are invited to attend Gingerbread Wonder- land, free of charge on Thursday, December 5 from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

After viewing the exhibit, come to the lower level for complimentary refreshments!

Please register for this evening event using the button below.

Cost: Free for Members -- Registration Required

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

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Fri Dec 6, 2019

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The 28th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland

Celebrating 28 Years of Wonder!

This December marks the 28th Anniversary of Gingerbread Wonderland. Guests, young and old, marvel at the creativity, skill and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming and ecumenical exhibit of hundreds of edible structures. Vote for your personal favorite in The People’s Choice Award. An award will be given to the first place winners in each of the categories that include Adult, Family, Children, School, Scout and Special Needs.

Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation to visit by calling 973-326-7601.

Opportunities to volunteer at this year’s event will be on our website on October 1st.

Dates: Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15

Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily, Fridays until 7:30 pm

Cost: Cost: $2 per person, children under 2 FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Dec 7, 2019

& Sun Dec 8 and Sat/Sun Dec 14 & 15
10a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show

Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its tenth year.

Our “handmade only” show features local crafters offering beautiful, affordable and completely handmade gifts perfect for yourself or that special person on your list.

Dates:

  • Saturday, December 7
  • Sunday, December 8
  • Saturday, December 14
  • Sunday, December 15

Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $2 per person gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland.

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS

The 2019 Gingerbread Festival Craft Show tables have all been committed to...and there is a significant Wait List.

We appreciate your interest and suggest you contact us after January 15, 2020 with regard to 2020 table availability.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA

Sat Dec 21, 2019

9:30a

Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society

Auction Party – More than 100 orchids will be auctioned to benefit the non-profit Northeast Judging Center. Many of the plants are donations from the judges’ personal collections. A list of available plants will be posted on Facebook at AOSNortheastJudging

A complimentary light buffet lunch is provided to all attendees. Following the Auction and lunch, observe the regular Northeast Center Orchid judging for an educational and entertaining afternoon. Opening: 9:30 am | Preview bidding: 10:30 am

Affiliate Member Programs are free and open to the public.

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: FOFA