PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Unless noted, programs are open to the public, free of charge of charge and no registration is required. A $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated.
Nature Walks and Talks!
Sat, Sep 30, 10:00am: "Reading Nature" – A family-friendly guided walk and talk. Learn about some of our deciduous trees and how to read the signs of Fall in the forest. All ages. $5 suggested donation.
Sat, Oct 7 and Oct 14 (2-day class), 9:00am-5:00pm: Wilderness First Aid Certification class! Email email@example.com for details and registration. $125 for New Weis Center members; $155 for non-members. Download the flyer (PDF)
Sun, Oct 15, 10:00am: Tracy Beerly from the Native Plant Society will lead an educational walk on the Center's grounds. All ages. $5 suggested donation.
Sun, Oct 22, 10:00am: Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society, will lead a fall nature walk. Come enjoy the fall colors and look for migrant birds. Free, donations appreciated.
Sat, Nov 4, 4:30pm-6:00pm: Owl Prowl! Join Lead Educator Jill Burgy on a walk to look - and listen - for some of the owls in our area. We'll set out before dusk under the Full Frost Moon, also called the Beaver Moon. Fun for all ages. $5 suggested donation.
Ongoing: Archery classes from L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School. Sat/Sun, Jun-Oct, $25, ages 8+. Pre-register at LLBean.com
Reptiles, Snakes, Insects and More!
Plan a party at The New Weis Center presented by Snakes-N-Scales! They offer a variety of live animal entertaining and educational themes. Please contact them directly for pricing and to arrange your party.
Ongoing for 2017 - Enjoy an exhibit of beautiful and inspiring nature photography by talented local artists Tom Tarbutton, Vera Lazar and Karin Ahmed!
Iron Mountain Stage Company, a local non-profit theater company that has been performing continuously since 1993, will now make Weis their new home for rehearsals and performances. Their first show at Weis, a comedy titled "The Witch in 204" premiered in October, 2016 to rave reviews. Their next show "Men Are Dogs" will premiere in Fall 2017! More info
Art Exhibit & Sale
An exhibit by talented area artist Micheal Byro is on display in the main building. Learn more
Instructor: American Impressionist Elaine Sgambati, taught 18 years at the Ridgewood Art Institute, and is the founder/former owner of Riverview Art School & Gallery, Island Heights, Stay tuned for dates.
Instructor: Local artist Bonnie McGown will present small classes for "Plein Air" (outdoor) painting, seasonal workshops, and "discovery" introductory classes. Stay tuned for dates.
Guided Hikes - Hikes are offered every other Saturday at 10:00am, and are conducted by a first aid certified Weis intern/educator.
Archery classes - Offered through a partnership with L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery School
Map & Compass Skills classes - Offered through a partnership with L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery School
Boy Scouts Merit Badges:
Camping, Campires and other Events:
We Need YOUR Feedback!
Do you have suggestions for new programs and events? Do you have a program or class you'd like to present at Weis? Do you have extra supplies or materials to donate? Let us know using the "Contact Us” link!
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