THE SECRET TEA ROOM is on a short summer break and will be returning Wednesday, August 28! New dates will be added to the calendar soon.


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

'meet the puppets' event and reception
Thursday, December 14, 6 pm

at Hat Tavern, Grand Summit Hotel
570 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ The current RRA curated exhibition hosted at the Hat Tavern, FLEXIBITION by FLEXITOON, has been extended through February 4. To celebrate the success and popularity of this creative, colorful and imaginative show, the Flexitoon puppet artists and creators, Olga Felgemacher and Craig Marin, will present a "meet the puppet" evening at The Hat Tavern on Thursday, December 14, from 6 to 8 pm.

Before there was theatre...before there were spoken words...there were puppets. From the beginning of human existence, the process of bringing life to inanimate objects walked hand-in-hand with evolution. Thus, a select breed of artists known as "puppeteers" was born. FLEXIBITION by FLEXITOON at The Hat Tavern is a showcase of original art work, pre-production sketches, and story boards inspired by and crated for live theatre, television, commercials, film, and the internet by master puppeteers. Come meet Craig an Olga, and some of their puppet friends, at this special holiday reception hosted by the Grand Summit Hotel and The Hat Tavern. All works are for sale, so why not pick up an affordable and unique piece of art for that special someone this holiday season?

Recognized both nationally and internationally, on film, television, at theatre festivals, theme parks, and art galleries, FLEXITOON has created puppet art both off-Broadway and at Lincoln Center. Their multi-media exhibition, Art That Moves-The World of FLEXITOON, featuring over 100 of their puppets from stage and screen, and in conjunction with live performances, has met with resounding acclaim wherever presented.

FLEXIBITIION by FLEXITOON will be on exhibit at The Hat Tavern of the Grand Summit Hotel through February 4. All of the works are for sale and the artists will donate 30% of each purchase to Reeves-Reed Arboretum. For information about this exhibit, please contact Frank Juliano, Executive Director, Reeves-Reed Arboretum,

About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: 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 a week from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm from April 1 to October 31 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from November 1 to March 31, 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!