​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.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, June 3, 10:00am-2:00pm:  Celebrate National Trails Day at Weis!

  • 10:00 - Introduction to Hiking presentation, will give you the information and tips you need to safely enjoy hiking in our area
  • 11:00 - Map and Compass Skills class, provided by our partners at the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School.
  • 12:00 - Take a hike!  3 options in the adjacent Norvin Green State Forest: easy stroll (1 hr), moderate (2 hrs), difficult (3 -  3 1/2 hrs). Dogs on a leash are welcome. 

 

EDUCATION

Nature Walks and Talks!

Saturday, June 24 1:00pm:  Guided walk by the American Chestnut Society. (we have some verified saplings on our property!)

​Sunday, June 25, 1:00pm:  Bergen County Audubon Society presents: "Creating a BCAS Certified Wildlife Garden"

Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) will show you what you'll need to create a healthy backyard wildlife habitat using native plants and other key components. You will also learn about the new BCAS Certified Wildlife Garden program and how to get your yard certified.

Sunday, July 23, 10:00am:  Bergen County Audubon Society presents: "Birding for Beginners Walk and Talk"

Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society (BCAS) will lead a walk on the Center's 152 acre property to look for some of the common - and uncommon - birds of our area. No registration required.

Sunday, August 20, ​10:00am:  NJ Mycological Association Foray. A guide will conduct a walk to search for mushrooms, followed by an identification session at the picnic tables.


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.


ARTS

Photography
April 2017 - View a display of beautiful and inspiring nature photography by talented local artists, including Tom Tarbutton and Vera Lazar!

Performing Arts
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

Classes/Workshops

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, 

Instructor: Local artist Bonnie McGown will present small classes for "Plein Air" (outdoor) painting, seasonal workshops, and "discovery" introductory classes.


RECREATION

Guided Hikes - Hikes are offered every other Saturday at 10:00am, and are conducted by a Weis intern/educator. 

Archery classes - offered through a partnership with LL Bean's Outdoor Discovery School. Coming Summer 2017!


SCOUTING

Badges:

Boy Scouts: TBD

  • Contact Us for more information, to sign up, or to request a different badge class!
  • We can offer badge classes for many Boy and Girl Scout subjects; just let us know what your troop needs.

Camping, Campires and other Events:

  • Weis offers facilities for Scout camp fire circles, camping and other gatherings, including a fire circle, a covered pavilion with picnic tables and a large recreation field. Contact Us for more info or to reserve a date for your Scout group event!

Service Projects:

  • Completed: Local Scout groups have completed several projects including: a new information kiosk and a new roof for an older kiosk, new picnic tables, parking lot and grounds cleanup, installation of a butterfly garden, and flower bulb planting. 
  • Future: Upcoming projects include landscaping and grounds work, preparing the rustic cabins for use, more picnic tables.


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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