We know people’s schedules are busy, so walk-ins to the speaker programs are welcome. However, early registration will guarantee you a seat and will help us plan.
A Very Happy Thanksgiving to All
May You Enjoy the Company of Family and Friends!
Thursday, December 5 – 3:30 to 7:00 PM
Please don’t forget to register for this very special Members Only benefit, it’s a great way to kick off the holiday festivities!
Visit the gingerbread exhibit ahead of the crowds and then go downstairs for seasonal refreshments and live keyboard music provided by Bach to Rock, a music school located in Denville, New Jersey. Come anytime between 3:30 and 7:30 PM.
The event is FREE to Members, but registration is required. Register online by clicking here or call 862 325-7754.
If you are not a Member of the Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, it is not too late to become a Family Member and register for this fun family evening. Just go to our website's Membership page and join online; then you can register to attend the event. Hope to see you there!
Click here to register on line.
ENTER YOUR GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND CREATION
Instructions, recipes, rules and entry form now available on our website. Click here for more information and downloads.
GINGERBREAD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
As always, the success of the Gingerbread Wonderland depends on our wonderful volunteers.
Our new volunteer signup system for 2019 is up and running now. More information and sign-up here: Gingerbread Volunteers - 2019 page.
NOTE TO CRAFT SHOW EXHIBITORS
We have had a great turnout of potential exhibitors this year. Our exhibitor list is full for this year's show as is our waiting list. We look forward to possibly working with you for next year's Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show.
SGT. TIM ABLINE MEMORIAL TOY DRIVE:
HELPING CHILDREN IN NEED
Now through December 13
The Morris County Park Police are looking forward to keeping Sgt. Tim Abline’s dream alive. “It is a privilege and joy to help make the holiday season brighter for children and families”, said Lt. Steve Ferraioli of the Morris County Park Police, “we know that Tim would be proud”.
Those wishing to participate can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at one of the drop-off locations listed on the flyer.
Last drop-off day is Friday, December 13.
Click on the flyer for more information.
SAVE THE DATES!
Katy Lyness returns to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum for another round of Botanical Drawing for Beginners classes on four consecutive Saturdays: January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2020.
Keep watching our website and/or your mailbox for the next issue of Arboretum Leaves and register as soon as possible – space is limited!!!
Free Affiliate Member Programs
Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society
Sat Dec 21, 2019 - 9:30a
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 all free and open to the public.
To all who use the trails at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, please note that some much needed maintenance and restoration will be going on over the next several months. To expedite the work and for safety reasons, the trails and gardens around the Mansion and other parts of the property will be closed from approximately mid-October through mid-January, depending on weather.
Please stay off the trails wherever you see this sign. We will keep you advised as to when the trails will reopen. Thank you for your cooperation!
When shopping at our fine Retail Partners, please remember to present your Membership card at the beginning of your check out transaction. Our Retail Partners need to enter the discount at the beginning of that process.
If you have not yet used this wonderful Member Benefit, you can view our full list of Retail Partners by clicking here.
Don't forget to "SMILE!"Amazon Smile, that is!
Amazon, through the AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon to a charitable organization you select. Please consider selecting The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum as your designated recipient from this wonderful program.
Click here and log in to your amazon account to designate the Friends as your charity.
All our events can be found on our Events Page where, we are happy to say, you can register and pay on line -- just click on the "Add to Cart" buttons on our Events page and Membership page. Alternatively, you may register by calling 973-326-7603.