News and Events
2020 DNCA Calendar
Below are DNCA sponsored events for the coming months.
Until September: Submit your photos for the John Goodwin Nature Photo Contest in our basket at the Demarest Public Library between Aug. 1 and Sept. 18. 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. 8: 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.
Saturday, March 28: Nature Walk and Volunteer Day. At 9:30, 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 4.
Saturday, April 4: 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 5.
Saturday, May 16: 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 23.
Saturday, Oct. 10: 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. 17.