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2018 DNCA Calendar

Below are DNCA sponsored eventsfor the coming months. You can also download and print out a one-page 2018 DNCA Calendar.

January and February: Ice Skating Parties in the Nature Center, as conditions permit. To be on our email event notification list, send an email request to or watch for skating party announcements on the town electronic bulletin board at the corner of Hardenburgh & Piermont.

February 10: Birdhouse and Bird Feeder Building Day, in the Demarest Train Station. From 10am until 1pm. Kits are $15 for one and $10 for each additional kit, per family. Participating children need to be accompanied by an adult. And remember to bring vour hammer and your camera!  Rain or shine.

March 31: Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny! 2 pm in the Imaginative Playground in Wakelee Field. Bring your toddlers through 4th graders for some yummy fun and great photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera! Rain date Sunday, April 1st.

April 14: The John Goodwin Nature Photo Contest Deadline.  Deposit entries at the Demarest Free Public Library in our basket OR The Art School at Old Church.  All photos must be taken in the nature center.  See our website for contest details.  Awards to be announced at the Nature Walk/Volunteer Day, Saturday April 21st.

April 21: Nature Walk & Volunteer Day. At 9:30 Naturalist Marc Gussen will lead our walk through the trails, as we spot signs of Spring in the flora and fauna. Followed by Volunteer Day at 10:30. Wear long pants and bring your gardening gloves. We’ll be cleaning up litter and doing light trail maintenance. Meet at the Wakelee Field Playground parking lot for either or both event(s). Rain date, only if extreme weather on Saturday, Sunday, April 22nd.

April 21: Northern Valley Earth Fair 2018. at Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest from 11am to 4pm!  For more information email

September 8: The Annual DNCA Dog Walk through the Demarest Nature Center. All area dogs and their “leashed” masters are welcome for an easy hike leaving from The Demarest Nature Center parking lot next to the Imaginative Playground in Wakelee Field at 10am (return before 11:30am).  Rain or shine. No unleashed dogs please.

October 13: The Craft Show At Oktoberfest at the Duck Pond 10am to 5pm. Treats for all your senses — German music, inflatable rides, Korean and German foods. Plus a wide range and variety of handmade crafts from local crafters for sale. Rain date, October 20th.

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