Seasonal Programs

Our Seasonal Programs are the perfect way for families and adults to enjoy the seasons with TNC!
  • For assistance with registration and information on our policies, please visit our Registration and Policies page.
  •  This symbol indicates that the program is held on surfaces that are accessible for people with mobility challenges.
  • TNC staff can adapt most programs for people of many different abilities. To request assistance of any type, please let us know a week in advance so we can ensure each person enjoys nature to its fullest.
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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 03, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
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    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.

    Cancelled




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Wednesday, September 03, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Learn about backyard birds and how to identify them. Learn which birds might visit backyard feeders and which ones can stay for the winter. Learn which types of food will attract different species. Don Torino from Bergen County Audubon will share his extensive knowledge of birds with attendees in this free program for adults. 





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. Rain or shine. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Saturday, September 06, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    • 30
    Adults and families with children 4 and up; join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to explore the centennial of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. See one of the few existing specimens in NJ. Passenger Pigeons were once the most abundant bird on the continent; their numbers were estimated close to 5 billion at their peak.




    Within decades, human actions reduced their numbers to zero. On September 1, 1914, the last of the species died. Learn more of their story and construct a Passenger Pigeon totem pole for exhibit in the Nature Center Museum.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 
    • Sunday, September 07, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 10

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, September 07, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. No strollers please.

    *Sign up for a 3:30 pm Guided Nature Walk after the 2:00 pm program.

    • Sunday, September 07, 2014
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
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    Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of TNC’s trails with an Environmental Educator. Whether a first time visitor or a regular on the trails, participants will enjoy different sensory experiences in the forest each month. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.





    In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following month. Children under 2 are free (no strollers please).

    1st Sunday of the month.

    *Sign up for Apple Cider Making before your walk!

    • Monday, September 08, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    By the light of the full moon, experience a guided 2-hour walk (approximately 1½ miles) along the trails. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connection with nature allowing hikers to experience the trails after dark. Recommended for adults.



    Pre-registration required. Please bring a flashlight. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    • Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Saturday, September 13, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Families will receive a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along the Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. Program is intended for adults and children 4 and up.





    Please arrive between 2 and 3 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather the program will be postponed to the following month.

    2nd Saturday of the month.

    • Saturday, September 13, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TNC's Pavilion, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670
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    Hoedown invite

    Hoedown Tickets
    $100 each

    Lucky Horseshoe Tickets 
    $200 each

    Golden Nugget Tickets
    $500 each

    BBQ * Drinks * Prizes * Music Square Dancing

    Attire: FARM CHIC                       Valet Parking

    Join Chairs Christy Danforth & Tony Martin
    for a toe tapping, foot stomping good time!

    Tickets are limited. Purchase your tickets today!

    If you're unable to attend, please show your support by making a  non-attending donation.

    Take advantage of underwriting opportunities to defray event costs. 

    • Saturday, September 13, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TNC's Pavilion, Tenafly, NJ 07670
    Harvest Hoedown 


    If you are unable to attend but would like to support TNC's
    HARVEST HOEDOWN with a donation, please click the register button on the left.

    If the amount you'd like to give isn't listed,
    please donate via our donations page or email Ellen Kuhn for assistance. 

    Thank you so much for your support!
    • Saturday, September 13, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TNC's Pavilion, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ, 07670
    TNC invites community members and business  partners to participate in underwriting opportunities for the
    HARVEST HOEDOWN
    , our Fall Event. Show your support and help make this event a success!

    Drinks                             $1,500
    Food                                 $1,000
    Music/Entertainment  $1,000
    Invitations                      $500
    Postage                             $250
    Dessert                              $250
    Decorations                      $75









    Please sign up to underwrite by clicking the registration button (far left).
    Underwriters will be recognized in the Event Program, on the website and in TNC's Winter newsletter.

    Please e-mail Ellen Kuhn for more information.


    We appreciate your interest and support!
    Thanks to our underwriters
    Food: Jim & Janet Balakian
    Music: Montessori House
    Invitations: Risa Rosenberg
    Dessert: Tony Martin & Maria Morningstar

    • Saturday, September 13, 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TNC's Pavilion, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly, NJ 07670
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      Hoedown Tickets       
                  $100 each

    Lucky Horseshoe Tickets    
                   $200 each


    Golden Nugget Tickets
                  $500 each

          BBQ * Drinks * Prizes * Music * Square Dancing

                    Attire: FARM CHIC                       Valet Parking

    Join Chairs Christy Danforth & Tony Martin
    for a toe tapping, foot stomping good time!

    Tickets are limited. To purchase tickets please click the register button on the left.

    • Lucky Horseshoe and Golden Nugget ticket holders will be featured in the event program & on our website
    • Golden Nugget ticket holders will also receive a "western" souvenir. 

    • Sunday, September 14, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, September 14, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. No strollers please.


    • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Thursday, September 18, 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    Amphibian diseases are emerging at an accelerating rate in wild and captive populations of frogs, toads and salamanders. Join us in this program recommended for adults at the Tenafly Nature Center to learn what is causing the diseases and what impact disease has on local amphibian populations. Dr. Paola Dolcemascolo, who recently completed her PhD on amphibian diseases, will share some of her research and discuss the impact on NJ amphibians. 



    Free. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover.
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center

    Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of TNC’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn about the animal and how they came to Tenafly Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each month. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls or a hawk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


    Meet on the visitor center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors.

    3rd Saturday of the month

    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TNC Campfire Ring
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    Gather ‘round the campfire to explore seasonal changes, listen to stores, and roast marshmallows for s'mores. A Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator will lead participants on a short walk along the trails in the forest without flashlights to develop night vision, play games, and listen for animals. Program is intended for adults and families with children 5 and up.





    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, September 21, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. No strollers please.


    • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 30

    Start your Wednesday in the woods with a relaxing bird walk at Tenafly Nature Center. Join a Tenafly Nature Center Environmental Educator to walk the trails and look for birds. Beginners welcome. Recommended for adults.




    Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed to the following week.


    • Saturday, September 27, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TNC Visitors Center
    • 29

    Join a TNC Environmental Educator for a morning bird walk to look for migrating waterfowl, raptors, and other seasonal birds at Pfister's Pond and along the trails. Program is intended for adults and children 10 and up. Beginners are welcome.





    Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from Tenafly Natue Center. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Pre-registration is required. 


    2014 Signature Event: Endangered and Extinct, the Past and Future

    • Saturday, September 27, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tenafly Nature Center
    Adult volunteers and teens 14 years and older are needed to help with outdoor projects: trail maintenance, invasive plant and litter removal. No experience needed, just a love of nature.
     




    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. To attend, please e-mail: aschuster@tenaflynaturecenter.org


    • Sunday, September 28, 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. No strollers please.

    • Sunday, September 28, 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • TNC Visitor Center
    • 30

    Experience the taste of fresh, crisp apple cider! Participants will use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Tenafly Nature Center will provide the apples, but more apples mean more cider! Help us out by bringing three or more apples per person. All ages welcome. 



    Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held under cover. Space is limited and pre-registration required. No strollers please.


    • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    What happens to our recycling? How can we maximize our recycling efforts? What are the advantages of composting? What happens when we compost our fruit and vegetable waste? Learn how to create a backyard compost area during this free program for adults.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.
    • Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • McCandless Room (near Library) in the Municipal Center, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly
    Trees are treasured for their beauty, shade and oxygen. When trees become victims of storms or old age they can cause property damage or hazards. During this free program for adults, learn how to take care of them and identify a possible threat. A visit from a local shade tree expert will clarify these issues and will help you determine when to seek advice from an expert.





    In cooperation with the Tenafly Environmental Commission and Green Team, Tenafly Nature Center will provide residents and interested parties with a series of free lectures and round table discussions regarding local environmental concerns and curiosities. First Wednesday of the Month.

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