From the Director

Dear Friends,

The snows are still with us, but there's so much anticipation in the air for what will be blooming here at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in the coming months. First and most importantly, I want to thank all of you who contributed to our Seeds of Promise annual appeal. We raised over $100,000 this year, a record amount, and it's thanks to all of you and your commitment to the Arboretum. This kind of success has a humbling effect on all of us who work here. So thanks for your generosity and encouragement. We love that you love us!

Education programs, camps, concerts, workshops, garden tours, trips - the coming months will be filled with more than we've ever planned before. Why? Because you've asked for these kinds of events here at your Arboretum. So start marking your calendars. A quick overview regarding the Sounds of A Summer Night music series:

  • June: NJ Youth Symphony will bring over 50 wind musicians to launch this year's concerts-in-the-garden series.
  • July: The NJ Dance Ensemble's choreographers and dancers will create and perform site-specific works on our grounds.
  • August: The internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist, Julian Lage, will perform in a solo gig for all you jazz buffs out there.
  • September: The Massive Reggae Band will end the summer concert season with a return engagement, bringing with them their wonderful hip swinging, and infectious music.

So keep connected with RRA - via our website, eblasts, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and our dedicated mommie-bloggers. You won't want to miss out on "what's growing in the gardens" for this year!

Cheers,

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P.S. On a sad note, our dear friends Larry and Ann from Green Goats, who brought the goats to Celebrate Fall last autumn, reported that there was a tragic fire at their farm in Rhinebeck, NY and all 100 goats including 15 newborns were lost. They are rebuilding the barn and herd thanks to an outpouring of support from the community and friends. Please consider lending your support by going to gofundme.com/rebuildourbarn. Larry and Ann promise to return to RRA for this year's Daffodil Day with new goats for you to meet and feed.