Showing posts with label Montclair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Montclair. Show all posts

Evergreens in Montclair

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 / 21 comments
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey
During the holiday season, several historic homes in Montclair are open to the public for holiday tours. One of them is Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair, New Jersey

Monday, June 1, 2015 / 45 comments

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey are the largest public iris garden in the world. Every spring they bloom in a variety of colors and iris types. 

Van Vleck House and Gardens, Montclair, New Jersey

Monday, May 18, 2015 / 48 comments

Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey began as a 12-acre private estate in 1868. In 1992 the heirs of the Van Vleck family gave the house and the gardens to the non-profit Montclair Foundation. 

The Montclair Art Museum

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 / 40 comments
Tom Nussbaum, Listen, 2008

Even though Montclair, New Jersey has fewer than 40,000 residents, it boasts of many parks, a diverse population, and a strong interest in the arts. 

The town even has a fine art museum, situated on a beautiful street with quite a few splendid mansions. 

It's May in Montclair!

Saturday, May 2, 2015 / 2 comments

It's May in Montclair!

Montclair, New Jersey celebrates May every year with a month-long celebration!

Hurricane Sandy Was Two Years Ago

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / 2 comments

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Upper Montclair, NJ train tracks


Two years ago today, Hurricane Sandy struck the New York-New Jersey area. 

There was a great deal of damage. We’ve all seen the photos of the terrible destruction. 


The Buzz Aldrin Rock

Monday, July 21, 2014 / 2 comments
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two men to walk on the moon. Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of that historic feat.

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair: The Rainbow on the Hill

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 / 16 comments
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The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, “The Rainbow on the Hill,” is one of the largest public iris gardens in the world. 

As the website states: "The history of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is one that is deeply entrenched in the history of its community, Montclair, New Jersey. The Gardens were started as a memorial to Frank H. Presby, one of the founders of the American Iris Society and a leading citizen of Montclair."

Early Irises Are Blooming!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 / 21 comments
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The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, New Jersey is the largest public garden in the United States devoted mostly to irises. The early irises are starting to bloom! I would think they will hit their peak in a week or so! 

Kip's Castle Christmas 2012 - Part 2

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 / 18 comments
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