​​EDUCATION, ARTS & RECREATION


​Education

Programs for individuals and groups of all ages


  • Afterschool nature-based yoga and art program from our partner Eclectic Kids
  • Public programs: include guided nature walks and talks by Weis staff and guest experts, historical and culture programs, as well as special presentations and events.
  • Primitive survival skills classes taught by Joe Blevis of Earth Living Skills. Topics include firebuilding, shelter making, bird languages, basketry, local plants, awareness & movement.
  • Group programs: include field trips for schools,homeschoolers, rec departments and area camps.
  • Nature focused day camps run during thesummerand spring schoolbreaks.


Arts

Performing Arts
Iron Mountain Stage Company, ​a local non-profit theatre company that has been performing continuously since 1993, makes Weis their permanent home for rehearsals and performances. They present a spring and fall production, as well as a special holiday show and occasional public workshops.


Music

"Music at Midvale" Acoustic Open Mic! An afternoon of live music on the last Sunday afternoon each month. Signup to perform at the door starting at 2:30pm; music starts at 3:00 and ends at 5:00pm. Light refreshments are available. Details and performance guidelines.


Photography

  • Exhibit of landscape and nature photographs, taken locally by Joann Lightbody, a lifelong Ringwood, NJ resident. Joann has captured the beauty of the area in her photos, which are on display in the main building.
  • Enjoy an exhibit of beautiful and inspiring nature photography by talented local artists Vera Lazar, Tom Tarbutton, and Karin Ahmed! Main building.


Recreation

Goat Yoga! Classes conducted by Totes Goats LLC. An hour of Vinyasa yoga and time to ask questions and play with the adorable goats.


Highlands Obstacle Adventure course! Classes conducted by Tobin Osusky of Temple Qinesis. Trail run and obstacle course, with mountaintop yoga and mindfulness! Sundays at 1:00pm.


Guided Hikes 

Public guided hikes may be offered throughout the year, and can be scheduled for private groups, party or special event. Hikes are led by a first aid certified staff member, and may focus on local history, flora, and fauna found along the trail. Learn more about hiking at Weis and in the adjacent Norvin Green State Forest. 


Swimming in the Highlands Natural Pool, which is adjacent to our property. Experience a mountain-stream fed pool in a beautiful, forested setting. Snack bar on premises.


Scouting

We are happy to welcome ALL Scout groups to The New Weis Center. We offer many programs for Scouts, including badge classes, service projects, camping and firecircles, and hosting special events. Please check our Scouting page for all the details and upcoming events!


​​​​​​​​​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS


O N G O I N G

Last Sunday of every month, 3:00-5:00pm: Music at Midvale Acoustic Open Mic. Next dates: Sep 29, Nov 24 (no Open Mic in October)

Come to play - or just to listen to great music (originals and covers). Light refreshments will be available.
> $5 per person. No registration required; sign up to perform at the door between 2:30-3:00pm.​


Oct 25-27, Nov 1-3: "Bloody Murder" mystery/comedy theatre production from Iron Mountain Stage Co.

Details and Tickets


Tuesdays, Oct 8 - Nov 19: Eclectic Kids by Giselle Cuevas

Details and Registration


S E P T E M B E R

Fri, Sep 27, 7:30-9:00pm: Acting Improvisation Workshop, from Iron Mountain Stage Co.

Ages 18-85! No experience needed. Free, but donations are welcome.


Sun, Sep 29, 10:00-11:00am: Goat Yoga, from Totes Goats
45 minutes of Vinyasa yoga with the fun and frisky goats from Totes Goats! Perfect for beginners. The class will be outdoor in nice weather.
> $30 per person. CLASS FULL


O C T O B E R

Sun, Oct 13, 12:00-1:00pm: Goat Yoga, from Totes Goats
45 minutes of Vinyasa yoga with the fun and frisky goats from Totes Goats! Perfect for beginners. Class is held in our rustic, cozy main building.
> $30 per person. REGISTER NOW!


N O V E M B E R

Sun, Nov 17, 1:00-3:00pm: Concert Series: Amber & Smoke

Details and tickets


​Sun, Nov 24, 11:00am-12:00pm: Goat Yoga, from Totes Goats
45 minutes of Vinyasa yoga with the fun and frisky goats from Totes Goats! Perfect for beginners. The class will be outdoor in nice weather.

> $30 per person. 
REGISTER NOW!