Newsletter — April, 2018



April 15th 5-7 PM

One of our most popular events, the Soup Supper has brought members and friends together for more than 30 years. A great variety of homemade soups and breads is our speciality. You get a bowl and spoon to sample as many soups as you like—plus tasty breads! Arrive by 6:30 for best selection. 

The charge is $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 10. Pay at the door. Also available, for only $5 extra, are wonderful ceramic, re-usable soup mugs, with our CNC logo. All proceeds go to support the Nature Center’s education programs.

To contribute much appreciated soups, please call  Adri Turrell at (845-359-3828). Leave a clear message with type of soup, your name and phone number. 

Very Important: Please bring hot soups HOT! (Due to limited space, we can’t reheat your delicious soups).

And just before we start ladling soup, join us for the big unveil of the “Mayer Loop Trail” sign! This trail was named to honor the tireless work for our Nature Center by Gay and Mary Mayer. 

4:30pm — far side of the pond

April After-School Programs:

"Spring Has Sprung”

Spring is here, and there is a lot going on in the forest and the pond. Animals are waking up, migrants are returning, buds are opening and the weather is getting more beautiful every day. Let’s go check it out!
We will try to spend as much time as possible outside, so please dress for the weather.

P-K and K.........Tuesdays 4/3, 17th and 24th
1st and 2nd............Wednesdays 4/4, 18th and 25th
3rd - 6th...........Thursdays 4/5, 19th and 26th

Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Cost - $40 for members, and $50 for non-members.

To register online please go to:

and you will be taken to Community Pass, our online registration and payment system.

If you would prefer to register in person, please call Marc Gussen at  (201) 750-2778.

*Spring Break Program*
Monday, April 9th – Thursday, April 12th 

Looking for something for the kids to do during the spring break?
Here is the answer - Bring them to the Nature Center!
Our Break programs have been such a success, we are going to do them again.
The topics will depend on the weather,

and they will definitely be fun and educational. To help make these programs fit your schedule, the classes will run for 4 days and kids can sign up for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the days.
We will try to spend time outside each day, so please dress for the weather.
1st and 2nd grade: 9:00 - 11:30am
3rd thru 6th grade: 1:00 - 3:30pm

Cost: $80 full session for Members... $100 full session for NON-members

$25 per day for members, $30 per day for non-members

Feel free to sign up online with CommunityPass, if you are signing up for the whole week.

For Daily Classes, please call Marc at (201) 750-2778 to sign up, then pay $25 or $30 by check or in cash on the day of the program.


April Photo Contest and Exhibition! 

Beginning on Tuesday, April 2, the Closter Library will host the Closter Nature Center's 2nd Annual Photography Contest and Exhibition.  Open to children and adults alike, the photos have been taken in all corners of the Nature Center, in all seasons of the year! The show can be seen during regular library hours, Monday through Saturday, during the month of April, with a reception and awarding of contest winners on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend!


New or gently used laptop computer for our cabin. Send any questions to

CNC 2018 Summer Program: Registration Has Begun! 

The program runs Monday - Thursday for 9 weeks.  Each day includes two sessions as noted below. 

We offer 2-hour programs for children ages 4 - 6 and 3-hour programs for children ages 7 - 10 and 11 - 14.

Fees for the 2-hour programs are: 

$70 for members ($90 for non-members)

Fees for the 3-hour programs are: 

$90 for members ($110 for non-members)


WEEK #1 June 25 - 28    Ages 4 - 6 and 7 - 10

WEEK #2 July 9 - 12 Ages 11 -14 and 7 - 10 

WEEK #3 July 16 - 19 Ages 7 - 10 and 4 - 6

WEEK #4 July 23 - 26 Ages 7 - 10 and 11 - 14

WEEK #5 July 30 - August 2 Ages 4 - 6 and 7 - 10

WEEK #6 August 6 - 9 Ages 7 - 10 and 11 - 14

WEEK #7 August 13 - 16 Ages 4 - 6 and 7 - 10

WEEK #8 August 20 - 23 Ages 11 - 14 and 7 - 10

WEEK #9 August 27 - 30 Ages 4 - 6 and 7 - 10

To register please go to:

and you will be taken to Community Pass, our NEW online registration and payment system.

Any questions? Please send to



March Photo Contest: Entries Due on March 30th

April 9th – 12th Spring Break Classes

April 15, Soup Supper Sunday, 5-7 PM

April 21, Earth Day Fair...11AM to 4 PM , NV Demarest High School

April 28 at 2 p.m. Photo Contest Reception and Awards

At Closter Library

May 5th Bird Walk Saturday, 8-10 AM with Nancy Slowik

May 2 - Annual Meeting , 7 PM

June 3rd - Pond Celebration (June 10th rain date)

June 25 to August 30 - Summer Programs!

September 30 - Hawks Over the Hudson at State Line Lookout

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