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ART in the Garden

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Announces
Honorees for 2018 Gala

ART in the Garden
Saturday, June 9, 6 pm to 11 pm

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ ART in the Garden, Reeves-Reed Arboretum's eagerly anticipated annual garden party and fundraiser, celebrates the extraordinary contributions of long-time community partners the Tom Ucko, and Celgene Corporation, on Saturday evening, June 9, from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Tom Ucko will be honored as RRA Patron in recognition of his passionate and unwavering commitment to Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Tom has been involved with the Arboretum since 2003, during which time he served as, Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and Vice President, and finished out his last trustee term with a three-year stint as Board President. He has long been active in identifying and strengthening the mission and vision of the Arboretum and continues to be an integral part of the Arboretum's growth. Tom has also been involved in numerous other local groups and currently serves as Chair of the City of Summit's Zoning Board. As Director of Consulting Services for IMAC Insurance Agency in Belleville, his clients include over twenty towns and Boards of Education in central and northern New Jersey.

As a science-based company, Celgene supports environmental stewardship efforts for a healthy planet, understanding fully that the health of the planet has direct impact on the health and well-being of people everywhere. Celgene's environmental management approach incorporates best practices and programs related to energy, water, waste and sustainability – all nicely dovetailed with the mission and goals of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. "As our neighbor and a corporation, we look to Celgene to work with the Arboretum in furthering our combined mission to make people better and more responsible stewards of the planet, not just for today, but well into the future," comments RRA executive director, Frank Juliano.

The Trustees and Staff of Reeves-Reed Arboretum will have the honor and pleasure to salute these important community partners at ART in the Garden scheduled for Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 11 pm. Come join us for our annual garden party under the stars with music by Lenox Underground and dining by David Ellis Events. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or to buy an ad, please go to

For additional information on ART in the Garden, go to or call Manager of Special Events, Tom Tagariello, 908-273-8787 x 1414.


Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.

REEVES-REED ARBORETUM....a place to grow for everyone!