From the Director

Dear Friends,

They call these the golden days of summer, and right they are. As the sun starts setting a little lower in the sky, the color palate changes, almost daily, from bright hot yellow to warm, creamy hues touched by bronze. It's a precursor of autumn and all that the fall has in store for us. It's a splendid time and we're ramping up for months full of wonderful activities. Here's just a sample of what's in store:

• 9/9 - our final Sounds of a Summer Night concert featuring the MASSIVE Reggae Band from Morristown

• 9/17 - the Hudson Highlands Adventure with stops at Stonecrop Gardens, the Village of Cold Spring, and Boscobel

• 10/1 - a very special RRA Members Only Cocktail Party

• 10/16 - Put the Pub in Public Gardens continues with our Oktoberfest beer tasting and food pairing

• 10/17 to 10/18 - Four Centuries in a Weekend county-wide celebration of the history of Union County including a special dedication by the Summit DAR of the Beacon Fire Signal at RRA

• 10/18 - a 'meet-the-artists' reception for THE GRASS MENAGERIE- fantastical creatures at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

• 10/25 - CELEBRATE FALL, the Arboretum's annual festival of fall with costumes, pumpkins, food, and fun

• 12/3 - RRA's annual winter fundraiser, Holiday House Tour & Boutique

• 12/5 - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa in the morning, and in the evening, a holiday concert featuring jazz vocalist, Cyrille Aimee, followed by our annual Vodka & Latkes tasting

Yes, the pace of life seems to quicken here as September rolls around. And what a wonderful place to enjoy some of these great activities. I hope to see you in the garden over these next few months, and if so, be sure to say hi!