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2021 DNCA Calendar

***Note – please check back as all events are subject to cancellation due to COVID-19***

All events will be COVID safe.  Please bring a mask and practice social distancing.

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. 17th. All photos must be taken in the nature center. Winners will be announced at Oktoberfest (or by phone/email if Oktoberfest is cancelled).

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

Saturday, April. 24th: Birdhouse and birdfeeder building in the Demarest train station from noon until 3 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.

Saturday, May 1st:  Nature Walk and Volunteer Day.  At 11a.m., a naturalist will lead an educational hike. At noon we will collect litter. Bring gloves. Meet at the parking lot by the Imaginative Playground. Rain date Saturday, May 8th.

Saturday, May 22nd: 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 29th.

Saturday, Oct. 9th: Craft Show at Oktoberfest. Handmade crafts for sale; German food, music, and beer; homemade goodies; canoe rides; arts and crafts activities for kids; nature presentations too! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date Saturday, Oct. 16th.




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