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sponsored by Artista Salumeria of Chester. Jeff uses pinhole cameras to create unexpected interpretations of landscape and urban life. This dynamic exhibition will be open to the community, with works available for purchase, through June 4th.

The fun continued on Friday, May 11th with an intimate evening with Broadway composer and musician Jonathan Brielle, sponsored by Metropolitan Seafood and Black River Roasters. At “Commerce and Art: My Life in Song and a Funny Look at How It Happened,” guests were treated to music from Brielle’s Broadway and off-Broadway shows, as well as sneak previews of shows in development.   

The evening Concert in the Gardens series continues on June 7th with Kristen Wuest and Kevin Dayton on flute and clarinet and on June 21st with internationally renowned jazz guitarist Fabrizio Sotti. These concerts are free for members and just $15 for non-members. Date night, anyone? 

Whittemore’s Community Garden opened Saturday, May 19th with a welcome breakfast at 10 a.m.  Limited cedar-wood bordered 10’ x 10’ plots remain for $30, featuring all new deer-proof fencing, organic gardening practices, and improved irrigation. Community gardeners also receive the benefit of free expert lectures and guidance from Resident Gardener Kelli Pereira. Go online or call today to reserve your plot!

Whittemore’s Gardens Lecture Series opened with Al Johnson of NOFA-NJ, who presented “Organic Gardening” on Thursday, May 10. Attendees were provided with time-tested methods for success, and learned how to improve soil and to plan, prepare, and plant their gardens.  

Whittemore has partnered with Hunterdon HealthCare, with a shared commitment to living a healthy lifestyle. Hunterdon HealthCare will be sponsoring the Mindfulness Guided Walk series this year which will be kicking off with a "Walk With a Doc" on Saturday May 19 at 10 a.m. These walks are free to members of Whittemore and $10 for non-members. As an added bonus, Hunterdon Health and Wellness members are now entitled to 15% off a membership to Whittemore!

Whittemore’s Open House Community Day will be held on Saturday, June 2. This family-friendly event will feature several Whittemore Partners, including Rutgers Master Gardeners, Northern NJ Cachers, NJ Beekeepers Association, Eyes on Autism, and Black River Roasters, with fun activities planned for all ages.

 Our Mindfulness Guided Walk series, sponsored by Hunterdon HealthCare, continues weekly on Saturdays at 10 a.m., beginning June 9 with a foraging walk/workshop by the renowned Dan Lipow of The Foraged Feast.  Featuring yogis, photographers, artists, musicians, and more, guided walks offered every Saturday at 10am through October are free for members of Whittemore, with an additional charge for special workshops.

Summer will soon be upon us, with plenty of things to see and do at Whittemore. We are offering five weeks of summer camp through the Morris County Arts Workshop. We will help aspiring art students prepare their application portfolios with an intensive workshop in July coordinated by Sarah Isusi, Art Director of Gill-St. Bernards School. We are planning a Garden-to-Table dinner with BEX eatery+catering of Califon in August. We are featuring new artists and musicians all summer long. We are promoting the Performers of Tomorrow with an event in September.

 The Whittemore House Welcome Center is now open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Additional information about Whittemore and all the programs currently being offered can be found at www.WhittemoreCCC.org or by calling us at 908-439-1201.

Look for a special feature about Whittemore Community, Culture, & Conservation in the upcoming Summer iIsue of The BRJ!

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WhittemoreCommunity, Culture, and Conservation  Kicks off its 2018 Season

Photos by Sandy Ross

Courtesy of WCC

Whittemore kicked off an exciting and event-filled 2018 calendar with a reception on Friday, May 4 to celebrate the solargraphs of featured Gallery Artist, Jeff McConnell of High Bridge, 

Broadway composer and musician Jonathan Brielle at WCC