​​​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS


Ongoing

​​​​Tuesdays, Nov 6-Dec 18: Eclectic Kids-Yoga, Nature and Art

Exciting afterschool program. Ages 4-6, 3:50-4:50pm; Ages 7-12, 5:00-6:00pm. Instructor: Giselle Cuevas. Details, Times and Registration


​(​Returns in 2019) Sundays, 1:00-3:00pm: Highlands Obstacle Adventure 
T​rail run and obstacle course, with mountaintop meditation, yoga/stretching, and finishing with organic snacks and juice! Instructor: Tobin Osusky is a Spartan SGX Certified Coach, Level 1 Crossfit Trainer and Bachelor of Kinesiology. This trail hike and obstacle run will weaving up the mountain while teaching participants about the land, their bodies, how their muscles work, their metabolism and connection to breath. Helping participants overcome obstacles on the trail will symbolically teach how to overcome hurdles in life, while maintaining a calm, confident spirit. After a short yoga and meditation session atop the mountain, we will learn the dynamics of carefully and mindfully descending. Class will finish with a cool down session. Note: the course will be adapted to fit your activity level. 
> $30 per person; REGISTER NOW!


December

Dec 14, 6:00-7:00pm: Goat Yoga - Totes Goats

1 hour of Vinyasa yoga with the fun and frisky goats from Totes Goats! Perfect for beginners. Class will be held in our cozy, rustic main room. 
> $30 per person. REGISTER NOW!

Dec 16, 2:00pm: "A Holiday Mix" show - Iron Mountain Stage Co.
This wonderful, family-friendly show begins with a special performance by The Harmony Bells handbell choir. Then Jill McDonald and cast share fun facts, stories and readings about Christmas and Hanukkah history, traditions and customs from around the world. Join in the interactive fun and sing along as we usher in the holidays in our warm, woodsy setting. Refreshments available. ​Reservations are suggested, but tickets may also be purchased at the door. ​To reserve tickets, please call 973-962-9007 or visit www.ironmtn.org


Dec 30, 3:00-5:00pm: Music at Midvale: Acoustic Open Mic
Come to play - or just to listen to great music (originals and covers). The last Sunday of each month. Light refreshments will be available. 
> $5 per person. No registration required; sign up to perform at the door between 2:30-3:00pm.​


January 5, 10:00-12:00: Women's Health Herbal Workshop

​Presented by Morrie Shafer from Herbal Arts Apothecary. More information coming soon.


January 5, 4:00-5:00pm: Goat Yoga - Totes Goats
1 hour of Vinyasa yoga with the fun and frisky goats from Totes Goats! Perfect for beginners. Class will be held in our cozy, rustic main room. 
> $30 per person. 
REGISTER NOW!

​​EDUCATION, ARTS & RECREATION


​Education

Programs for individuals and groups of all ages


  • NEW! Weekday kids 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, and coal burning bowls
  • Group programs: include field trips for schools,homeschoolers, rec departments and area camps.
  • Nature focused day camps run during thesummerand winter/spring schoolbreaks. Before and after-care options are available for working parents.
  • Coming soon: new certificate program for high school students considering studying environmental related majors in college, or pursuing "green" careers:Weis Environmental Pathfinder (WEP).


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!