Wednesday evening, July 27, at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
For a week straight we all suffered from high heat and humidity. Staff, visitors and even the flowers in the gardens seem to move and sway in a slow motion stupor. Yet, at 7 pm Wednesday evening, July 27, with 250 people gathered at the Arboretum, as the chords of Val Vigoda’s electric violin sounded, the grounds of the Arboretum suddenly awakened. Dancers elegantly moved from the uppe...
They took all the trees
Put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
-Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi
We don't charge people to see the trees at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (although a dollar and a half seems pretty cheap). We really are a tree museum, though. I mention that for two reasons – first of all, we have some really cool trees and plants here, and we're adding to the coll...
This past week we had the pleasure of partnering with BOLD Arts to offer a new performing arts camp titled: Fields of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature and the Arts. It was so rewarding to see the girls arrive daily with big smiles on their faces looking forward to another day filled with dance and music. And it wasn't just the campers that arrived joyful each day – the BOLD Arts team made up of Jenn Eisenberg, Valerie Norman Ornstein and Aidan Wynn Davis were filled with such enthus...