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Saturday April 24, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Hiking Photo Workshop - Hiking Photo Workshop
When: Saturday, April 24 @ 11 AM Where: Garret Mountain Reservation BoathouseCost: $5 per personStep up your Instagram game!Come learn from our professional photographer, Lyn Morton, how to take picture-perfect photos in nature, then head out on a short hike of Garret Mountain Reservation to test out what you've learned. All cameras and skill levels welcome -- from iPhone beginners to DSLR pros!Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
 
Sunday May 2, 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Educational Hikes with The New Weis Center - May 2nd - Discover Birding!
The Passaic County Parks & Recreation office and The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation are partnering to bring you a series of walks through Passaic County's parks and ending with a walk through The New Weis Center's beautiful trails.For more information about The New Weis Center, please visit www.highlandsnaturefriends.org Water & Wetlands HikeWhere: Highlands Preserve - 21 Warwick Tpke. Hewitt, NJWhen: Friday, April 9th @ 5:30 PMAges: 6 and aboveAfter such a snowy winter, where does all that water go as the weather warms up? On this easy/moderate hike through the Highlands Preserve, we will explore the Cooley Brook and surrounding wetlands while looking for the animals and plants that live there in the spring. We'll be discussing all things water, and talk about our local watershed, stream science, and the ecology of wetland habitats. (Ages 6+)Into BloomWhere: Apshawa Preserve - 12 Northwood Dr. West Milford, NJWhen: Saturday, April 17th @ 1:00 PMAges: 6 and aboveThis hike is all about the excitement of seeing the first green sprouts and colorful blooms in early spring! We will take a moderate/hard hike to the Butler Reservoir while we keep our observant eyes on the forest floor to look for wildflowers. These spring ephemeral flowers only stick around until the trees grow in their leaves, so we will take advantage of this special time to learn about these stunning seasonal plants. (Ages 6+)Discover Birding!Where: Garret Mountain Reservation - 8 Mountain Ave. Woodland Park, NJWhen: Sunday, May 2nd @ 7:30 AMAges: 10 and aboveSpringtime in New Jersey: there are few better places and times to begin paying closer attention to the birds living around us. During this easy and slow-paced hike, we will discuss the birds we see along the way, including some basic field identification, springtime behavior, and avian ecology.  (Ages 10+)Rockin' the Highlands HikeWhere: The New Weis Center - 150 Snake Den Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456When: Saturday, May 22nd, @ 2:00 PMAges: 6 and aboveIn our northern NJ mountains, we have a rich geologic history that brought us here, as well as a variety or rocks and minerals that make this area unique. On this moderate hike we will read the landscape to discover how the mountains were formed and shaped, and then focus in on the individual minerals that make up the rocks, mountains, and soils. (Ages 6+)                               Masks and 6 feet of social distancing are required for each of these walks. 
 
Monday May 3, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Zumba with Katty in Woodland Park! - All 8 Zumba Classes at Garret Mountain Reservation!
Get ready for the ultimate 'feel happy' workout.  Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be 'FUN AND EASY TO DO' in order for Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba fitness program to achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. When: Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 PMWhere: Garret Mountain Reservation - 8 Mountain Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424Ages: 13+ (Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)Registration: You can register for each class individually for $5 each -- or register for ALL 8 classes for $32 -- a saving of $8.   Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be followed.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Zumba with Katty in Woodland Park! - May 3rd Zumba at Garret Mountain Reservation
Get ready for the ultimate 'feel happy' workout.  Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be 'FUN AND EASY TO DO' in order for Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba fitness program to achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. When: Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 PMWhere: Garret Mountain Reservation - 8 Mountain Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424Ages: 13+ (Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)Registration: You can register for each class individually for $5 each -- or register for ALL 8 classes for $32 -- a saving of $8.   Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be followed.
 
Thursday May 6, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Strengthen, Stretch, & Connect at Garret Mountain Reservation - All 8 Strengthen & Stretch Classes @ GMR
Thursdays @ Garret Mountain — May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24Strengthen and Stretch Classes: 9:30am to 10:30amConnect Classes: 10:30am to 11:30amStrengthen and Stretch: Physical movement helps not just our physical state but our mental state too. We will move in class with a mix of effort and ease, and a mix of mind-directed and body-directed movement. This gives the body a chance to release from long-held patterns that keep us stiff, tired, and tense. We’ll also play with balance and coordination, ending class with some self-massage and/or deep relaxation.Connect: Connection is growing ever more important during these challenging times. No matter how good our physical health, without connection to the non-physical aspects of ourselves we lose touch with our heart and spirit. In this class, through various guided activities, we tune into and explore the parts of us that find meaning and purpose in our relationship with ourselves, life, and each other. Class instructor Gina Mongiello is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Myofascial Release Practitioner who has been studying the body/mind in depth for the last twelve years. These classes are quite fun - join us for one or both. All levels welcome. Must be able to get up and down easily from the floor. Bring an exercise mat or blanket and drinking water.Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to before and after class begins.
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Strengthen, Stretch, & Connect at Garret Mountain Reservation - May 6 Strengthen & Stretch @ GMR
Thursdays @ Garret Mountain — May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24Strengthen and Stretch Classes: 9:30am to 10:30amConnect Classes: 10:30am to 11:30amStrengthen and Stretch: Physical movement helps not just our physical state but our mental state too. We will move in class with a mix of effort and ease, and a mix of mind-directed and body-directed movement. This gives the body a chance to release from long-held patterns that keep us stiff, tired, and tense. We’ll also play with balance and coordination, ending class with some self-massage and/or deep relaxation.Connect: Connection is growing ever more important during these challenging times. No matter how good our physical health, without connection to the non-physical aspects of ourselves we lose touch with our heart and spirit. In this class, through various guided activities, we tune into and explore the parts of us that find meaning and purpose in our relationship with ourselves, life, and each other. Class instructor Gina Mongiello is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Myofascial Release Practitioner who has been studying the body/mind in depth for the last twelve years. These classes are quite fun - join us for one or both. All levels welcome. Must be able to get up and down easily from the floor. Bring an exercise mat or blanket and drinking water.Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to before and after class begins.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Strengthen, Stretch, & Connect at Garret Mountain Reservation - All 8 Connect Classes @ GMR
Thursdays @ Garret Mountain — May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24Strengthen and Stretch Classes: 9:30am to 10:30amConnect Classes: 10:30am to 11:30amStrengthen and Stretch: Physical movement helps not just our physical state but our mental state too. We will move in class with a mix of effort and ease, and a mix of mind-directed and body-directed movement. This gives the body a chance to release from long-held patterns that keep us stiff, tired, and tense. We’ll also play with balance and coordination, ending class with some self-massage and/or deep relaxation.Connect: Connection is growing ever more important during these challenging times. No matter how good our physical health, without connection to the non-physical aspects of ourselves we lose touch with our heart and spirit. In this class, through various guided activities, we tune into and explore the parts of us that find meaning and purpose in our relationship with ourselves, life, and each other. Class instructor Gina Mongiello is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Myofascial Release Practitioner who has been studying the body/mind in depth for the last twelve years. These classes are quite fun - join us for one or both. All levels welcome. Must be able to get up and down easily from the floor. Bring an exercise mat or blanket and drinking water.Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to before and after class begins.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Strengthen, Stretch, & Connect at Garret Mountain Reservation - May 6 Connect @ GMR
Thursdays @ Garret Mountain — May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24Strengthen and Stretch Classes: 9:30am to 10:30amConnect Classes: 10:30am to 11:30amStrengthen and Stretch: Physical movement helps not just our physical state but our mental state too. We will move in class with a mix of effort and ease, and a mix of mind-directed and body-directed movement. This gives the body a chance to release from long-held patterns that keep us stiff, tired, and tense. We’ll also play with balance and coordination, ending class with some self-massage and/or deep relaxation.Connect: Connection is growing ever more important during these challenging times. No matter how good our physical health, without connection to the non-physical aspects of ourselves we lose touch with our heart and spirit. In this class, through various guided activities, we tune into and explore the parts of us that find meaning and purpose in our relationship with ourselves, life, and each other. Class instructor Gina Mongiello is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Myofascial Release Practitioner who has been studying the body/mind in depth for the last twelve years. These classes are quite fun - join us for one or both. All levels welcome. Must be able to get up and down easily from the floor. Bring an exercise mat or blanket and drinking water.Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be adhered to before and after class begins.
 
Monday May 10, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Zumba with Katty in Woodland Park! - All 8 Zumba Classes at Garret Mountain Reservation!
Get ready for the ultimate 'feel happy' workout.  Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be 'FUN AND EASY TO DO' in order for Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba fitness program to achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. When: Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 PMWhere: Garret Mountain Reservation - 8 Mountain Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424Ages: 13+ (Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)Registration: You can register for each class individually for $5 each -- or register for ALL 8 classes for $32 -- a saving of $8.   Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be followed.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Zumba with Katty in Woodland Park! - May 10th Zumba at Garret Mountain Reservation
Get ready for the ultimate 'feel happy' workout.  Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be 'FUN AND EASY TO DO' in order for Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba fitness program to achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is not only great for the body, but it is also great for the mind. When: Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 PMWhere: Garret Mountain Reservation - 8 Mountain Ave. Woodland Park, NJ 07424Ages: 13+ (Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)Registration: You can register for each class individually for $5 each -- or register for ALL 8 classes for $32 -- a saving of $8.   Masks must be worn and 6 feet of social distancing must be followed.