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Holiday Season Happenings at the RMAA

With the 2022 Holiday Season fast approaching, the RMAA has several events planned for the season.

With the Barn Gallery in the process of its long-awaited roof replacement, we continue to have events in other parts of the park while we wait for our 2023 re-opening of the Barn. Our program of rotating artists at the manor coffee shop continues as we begin our year-end holiday planning.

We are now accepting entries for our 2023 Wall Calendar contest showcasing the beauty of Ringwood State Park.
Find all the details here:

The RMAA will also be having a show and sale during the park’s popular Victorian Christmas event.
We will be exhibiting in the manor’s Coffee Shop. Space is very limited in the shop, so please register early at the link:

As usual, keep an eye on our social media and website for the latest updates.

We look forward to seeing you and especially look forward to a gallery re-opening in 2023!

Call For Entries: 2023 RMAA Wall Calendar!

As 2022 heads toward its close, we are accepting entries for our 2023 Ringwood State Park wall calendar! Help us showcase your talent and the beauty of Ringwood State Park!

Entries are open to all photographers – You do not need to be an RMAA member to submit.

Artists whose photographs are chosen for the calendar will receive a free copy of the calendar and be asked to exhibit, along with the other winners, at the gallery in 2023.

All profits from calendar sales will go to support the RMAA.

With the Barn Gallery roof replacement project still a work in progress, the calendar will be sold at our other events and at the always popular and well-attended Victorian Christmas event at Ringwood Manor.

We are accepting up to 5 entries through November 12th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

***The basic entry guidelines are below and the online submission form can be found HERE.

  • The contest is open to everyone.
  • Entries must reflect Ringwood State Park (Ringwood Manor, Skylands, Long Pond, NJ State Botanical Garden, or Shephard’s Lake) and the submitter must own the copyright to the photo and will retain it after the contest.
  • Up to 5 entries are permitted.
  • All entries will be included in an online presentation of the photography shared via Youtube and social media. 
  • Photos must be clear, of good quality, and high resolution — 300 dpi or higher in PNG or JPG format — and no greater than 5MB. If the image resolution is too low you will be asked to supply another photo. If a high-resolution image is unavailable, another photo may be selected to take its place in the calendar.
  • Photos should be landscape in orientation.
  • The final images for the calendar will be selected by a panel of RMAA Board Members and/or persons designated by the Board to help with the selections. All Decisions are final. 
  • Artists whose photos are chosen for the calendar will receive a free copy and be asked to exhibit when the gallery reopens in 2023.
  • Photos included in the 2022 Ringwood State Parks calendar are not eligible.

Saturday October 8 – Plein Air at Ringwood State Park

Join us for a day celebrating Plein Air painting in Ringwood State Park. Artists can welcome fall to the park by painting any day between September 22nd – October 8th.

We hope you will join us for the full day of painting on October 8th, but understand not everyone can make that date. Entries for competition should be delivered to the Coffee Shop at Ringwood Manor between 10am-2:30pm (2 Entries per Artist !). We will also have an art exhibition and drinks/snacks available all day in the Coffee Shop. Please visit with us and support our local artists.

Awards will be announced at 3:15pm – 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75 and 3rd Place $50.

Register for FREE at the link:

Women, Bikes, and Voting Rights!

How Ladies Found Freedom Through the Bicycle – A Celebration of Women’s Suffrage 

Sunday, September 25th 
10am to 3pm

“I think the bicycle has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike.” -Susan B. Anthony, 1896.

Join Ringwood Manor & the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts for a day celebrating the historic bicycle and voting rights movement. Learn how the availability of the bicycle in the late 19th century and early 20th century helped give women a sense of freedom not previously available to them, and is often seen hand-in-hand with the fight for women’s suffrage. 


Throughout the Day: Antique Bicycle display on the front lawn of Ringwood Manor; Antique Suffrage Stamp & Postcard Display; cast your vote in our mock election. 

10am- 1pm: Bring your own bicycle to Ringwood Manor & decorate it with supplied materials for our bicycle parade! (see below)

11am-12pm: Lecture by author Sue Macy entitled, “Freedom on Two Wheels: Why Woman’s Suffragists Were Crazy About the Bicycle.” Q & A afterwards, books available to be signed and purchased. 

12pm-3pm: Guided interior tours of Ringwood Manor offered in the afternoon (additional fee). Learn about the Cooper & Hewitt families and find out why the Hewitt sisters were active in the Anti-Suffrage Movement!

1:00pm- 1:30pm: Bike Parade: Join our staff and other visitors for a bicycle parade through the Ringwood Manor section of Ringwood State Park! (note: helmets required)

1:30pm-3:00pm: Root Beer Float party by the Coffee Shop

2:30pm: Winner of our mock vote announced. 

Visit the Events page at Ringwood Manor for details on all of the park events.

*This program is made possible with funds from the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

Solstice Enchanted Evening to Benefit RMAA

On Friday, June 17th, the Summer Solstice, Ringwood Manor Park, will hold three Enchanted Evening Tours in partnership with the RMAA. These tours are similar to the extremely popular (and quick to sell out!) Enchanted Evening Tours in the fall season, but this one is on the Summer Solstice.

These hour and a half long tours, starting at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm, allow visitors to experience Ringwood Manor as the sun sets on one of the longest days of the year!

​Guides take groups through the interior of the historic house, telling the various legends and lore about the site, followed by a lantern-lit walk to the cemetery on the property. The sun will just be setting as the 7:00 pm tour heads to the cemetery at dusk, while the 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm tours will have a spookier walk as darkness descends.  

Tour groups are limited to 20 ($30 per ticket) and are expected to sell out FAST – ticket sales start at 9 am on Monday, May 30th at the link below.

All sales benefit the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts.

FREE EVENT: Nature Printing Workshop with Artist Lisa Madson

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, this has been rescheduled to Sat. June 18, at 11am

Note: This workshop is currently filled.
You can join our waitlist at the registration link below.

This is an outdoor workshop, so feel free to attend and observe!

Join Artist Lisa Madson at Ringwood Manor for a FREE large-scale nature printing workshop!


Join Artist Lisa Madson and the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts on Sunday, June 12 at 11am for a FREE large-scale nature printing workshop.

Expressing our affinity for the beauty of the natural world we will use leaves, natural elements, ferns, and foliage found on the grounds and a variety of printmaking techniques to create large multicolored fabric banners to be displayed at the Manor as a long term installation for you to bring your friends and family to see throughout the summer!

We will be using brayers, sponges, acrylic inks, and paints and we will experiment with cyanotype, an alternative photography process. Bring your smock, it’s bound to get messy!

The workshop is geared to all ages, artists can work individually or in small or family groups. The workshop is FREE, however, preregistration is encouraged to ensure that we have adequate supplies on hand.

Come out for the day and enjoy the workshop in the garden by the Coffee Shop and later take time to tour the Manor, explore the grounds, and deepen your understanding of the historical significance that Ringwood Manor plays in New Jersey’s history.

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM
Ringwood State Park
1304 Sloatsburg Rd.
Ringwood, NJ 07456


Lisa Madson is a teaching artist who is a member of the International Nature Printing Society and several local arts groups. Showing in a variety of Museums and galleries she also leads summer workshops in Morristown at Maccullouch Hall Museum.

This program is made possible with funds from the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.