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2021 DNCA Calendar – To Be Announced

Below are DNCA sponsored events for the coming months. 

2020 Events were cancelled due to COVID-19

Until September: Submit your photos for the John Goodwin Nature Photo Contest in our basket at the Demarest Public Library between Aug. 1st and Sept. 18th. All photos must be taken in the nature center. Winners announced at Oktoberfest.

January and February: Ice skating parties as conditions permit. To be on our email notification list, write to [email protected].

Saturday, Feb. 8th: Birdhouse and birdfeeder building in the Demarest train station from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Kits are $15 for the first one and $10 for each additional kit, per family. Participating children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own hammer.  Click here for our event flyer.

Saturday, March 28th: Cancelled due to the coronavirus.  Nature Walk and Volunteer Day.  At 9:30am, naturalist Marc Gussen will lead a walk. At 10:30 we will collect litter. Bring gloves. Meet at the parking lot by the Imaginative Playground. Rain date Saturday, April 4th.  Click here for our event flyer.

Saturday, April 4th:  Cancelled due to the coronavirus. Easter Egg hunt with a larger-than-life Easter Bunny.  At 2 p.m. in the Imaginative Playground by Wakelee Field. Plus, for the first time: Get a picture of your dog with the Easter Bunny and dog walk! For toddlers through fourth-graders (and dogs).  Rain date Sunday, April 5th.  Click here for our event flyer.

Saturday, May 16th: Cancelled due to coronavirus. Canoe Day. Families loved canoeing on the Duck Pond so much at Oktoberfest that we’re offering you another opportunity. Noon to 3 p.m. Rain date Saturday, May 23th.  Click here for our event flyer.

Saturday, Oct. 10th: Handmade crafts for sale; German food, music, and beer; homemade goodies; canoe rides; arts and crafts activities for kids; nature presentations by naturalist Marc Gussen. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date Saturday, Oct. 17th.




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