​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS

Please note: some programs require pre-registration and/or advance payment, please see details below


ONGOING

Last Sunday of every month, 3:00-5:00pm: Music at Midvale Acoustic Open Mic. Next: Apr 26, May 31, Jun 28. NOTE: Sessions will be held VIRTUALLY on our Facebook page during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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; music starts at 3:00.


SCHEDULED PROGRAMS


Fri, Apr 10, 4:00-7:30pm: BSA Merit Badge Class - Communications  NOTE: this will be rescheduled and held online

> Registration REQUIRED; $25 per scout (includes pizza). Pre-requisites and details will be emailed upon registration. SOLD OUT


Sat, Apr 25, 8:00-12:00: BSA Merit Badge Class - Bird Study

Registration REQUIRED; $25 per scout. Pre-requisites and details will be emailed upon registration.


Sat, Apr 25, 12:00-1:00pm:Goat Yoga
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.
> Registration REQUIRED. $30 per person. Learn more and Register NOW!


Sat, May 9, 9:00-2:00: BSA Merit Badge Class: Nature

> Registration REQUIRED; $22 per scout. Pre-requisites and details will be emailed upon registration.


Sat, May 16, 1:00-2:00pm: Goat Yoga
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.
> Registration REQUIRED. $30 per person. Learn more and Register NOW!


Sun, May 17, 4:00-6:00pm: "Music at Midvale" Concert Series presents: Ed Siefert and the Stimulus Package - POSTPONED


Sat, May 30: Nature Friends Centennial Celebration! - POSTPONED
> NO registration required; free, but donations are always much appreciated!


Sun, Jun 14, time TBD: Geology Walk & Talk - Jess Jacobson, North Jersey Mineralogical Society - TENTATIVE


Sat, Jun 20, 9:00am-3:00pm: NY-NJ Trail Conference Invasive Species Strike Force Workshop - TENTATIVE

details coming soon


Jul 6-Aug 21: Summer Nature Camp for ages 6-14  - TENTATIVE

> Registration REQUIRED. Learn more and Register NOW!


Jul 25, 10:00am-2:00pm: BSA Merit Badge Class:Geocaching

Registration REQUIRED; $20 per scout. Pre-requisites and details will be emailed upon registration.

​​EDUCATION, ARTS & RECREATION


​Education

Programs for individuals and groups of all ages

  • 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 and nature programs during thesummerand winter and 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 acting improv workshops several times a year.


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.


"Music at Midvale" Concert Series.


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.


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!