Programs – October to December

Programs – October to December

Program Calendar – October to December

October 2022

tango season at greenwood

Two to Tango

In partnership with Maestro George Marriner Maull and The Discovery Orchestra

Friday, October 7
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join us for this engaging music experience at Greenwood!  For over 26 years George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra, has made classical music listening more meaningful and transformative through his interactive instruction. This evening’s concert will feature Maestro Maull and The Riverside Guitar Duo exploring Astor Piazzolla’s delightful Tango Suite.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and attendees are invited to stroll through the garden before the concert begins. Wine and cheese will be served under the tent on the West Terrace at 6:00 p.m. before the music starts at 6:30 p.m.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 70 attendees

$30 members; $35 non-members


Rookwood in the Garden

Tuesday, October 11
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

With one of the largest outdoor collections of antique Rookwood ceramic tiles in the Northeast, Greenwood is delighted to offer this tour that will explore these century-old gems.  As you walk through the garden, you’ll learn fascinating insight into their alluring history. You’ll also be among those given the rare opportunity to view pieces that are kept in year-round storage.  There is a prize in store for the most accurate estimate of the number of Rookwood pieces in our collection!

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$10 members; $15 non-members


Bird Walk

Thursday, October 13
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

with Dave Hall, New Jersey Audubon Naturalist
Venture into the garden with Dave, well-known naturalist, who will discuss the various species of birds that visit the quiet woodlands of Greenwood and the surrounding 2,100 acres of protected parkland – South Mountain Reservation. Immerse yourself in nature as you walk through this natural habitat that is home to many of our avian friends.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$10 members; $15 non-members


Photo: Jack Bulmer

Bee Day

Saturday, October 15
Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Children, parents, and grandparents alike will enjoy a day of fun and educational activities that highlight the vital role that the industrious bee plays in our delicate ecosystem.  Take part in interactive games and activities including an art contest, spelling bee, face-painting, crafts, and more!  Make a beeline to sign up early so you and your family experience this special day!

Adults: $15
Children (ages 3-12) and Seniors: $10

$1 activity tickets available on site.
(Most activities 1-3 tickets)


Autumn Fest

Sunday, October 23
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Families are invited to enjoy pumpkins, apples, and cider, surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of Greenwood in autumn.  Craft an apple monster, wander the garden in search of hidden pumpkins, and enjoy apples and cider on a crisp fall day.

Ages 3 and up. General Admission applies. 


Experience Qigong in the Garden

Thursday, October 27
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

with Carl Klemme, Qigong Practitioner, Glow Yoga Center & PS108 Yoga
Let the peace and beauty of Greenwood Gardens enhance your experience with Qigong. This ancient practice utilizes movement, breathing, and mindfulness to support and enhance health, longevity, and spiritual connectivity. An experienced Qigong instructor, Carl will focus this session on the Eight Pieces of Brocade, a classic series of movements from which anyone can benefit. These movements will be performed in different locations throughout the gardens. Beginners welcome.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 12 participants 

$15 members; $20 non-members


November 2022

Closing Day

Saturday, November 5
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy the last public day of the season as we get ready to put the garden to bed for the winter.  Be sure to take a selfie and tag it #HowGreenWasOurGarden for entry into our Instagram photo contest! Stop by the Visitor Center for a special Greenwood gift. We appreciate your patronage.

General admission applies


Members Day

Sunday, November 6
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We’ve reserved the very last day for our members to take a final spin through the garden.  Enjoy refreshments, guided tours, indoor presentations, and more!  We hope you’ll take this special opportunity to soak up all the best of nature, beauty, and history that Greenwood has to offer.

Free to members


December 2022

Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 17
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Christmas Bird counts have been a holiday tradition for over 100 years, and we are delighted to host one on our site.  Led by Greenwood Trustee Carl Woodward, we will explore the grounds for sightings of the birds that winter here. Our findings will be reported to the National Audubon Society as part of the Watchung Ridges Count which in turn, will be included in the annual report of North American bird sightings. Participants will meet in the parking lot shortly before 12:00 p.m. and then walk the garden as a group. Basic bird identification knowledge is helpful but not necessary.  Cameras welcome.

Special instructions:  dress warmly in layers; wear especially sturdy warm footwear and good gloves.  Bring binoculars, bird guides, and a thermos of something warm to drink if you would like, though hot chocolate will be served.  Count proceeds rain or shine. 

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 25 participants

Free Admission 


Photo: Chris Chow

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