JumpStart Fall at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 • 1:26pm
Come to the Arboretum on September 22, the first day of Autumn, between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for JumpStart Fall, an exciting event filled with family-friendly activities, including our new initiative, Healthy Hike! Soar like a hawk and dance like a honeybee on our new Healthy Hike interactive nature walk; explore our recently renovated woodland trails and discover the secrets of following trail markers; energize with fun family exercise classes; enjoy engaging environmental games and crafts; relax to live music by the alumni from NJPAC’s Jazz for Teens program; refresh with wholesome snacks and learn about ways to eat healthier. Admission is free.
For more information visit the website at www.reeves-reedarboretum.org. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the Overlook Hospital Foundation, the Junior League of Summit, EILEEN FISHER, and Kings Supermarkets – Short Hills. It is their support and commitment that have made this day a reality.
Healthy Hike is an outgrowth of Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s participation in the American Public Garden’s Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens program. Let’s Move! is part of a broader initiative, promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama, to raise a healthier generation of children. The Arboretum’s goal is to provide families with enhanced opportunities for enjoying the benefits of exercise in a natural setting. To that end, our woodland trails have been renovated, marked and mapped so that guests can navigate them with ease and be newly aware of the distance of their hikes. In addition, an interactive children’s nature walk has been created to allow our young visitors to discover, through movement, some of the plants and animals that can be found at the Arboretum.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, located at 165 Hobart Avenue, is the only public garden and one of the largest green spaces in the City of Summit. It is the only arboretum in Union County. The Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich its visitors so they may become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of an historic estate, gardens, and hiking trails, and in the presentation of workshops and classes in horticulture, sustainability and environmental education. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey Historic Registers. For more information, please visit the website at www.reeves-reedarboretum.org.