9 am - 1 pm Free Paper-Shredding Service (see "Paper Shredding" in menu)
11:30 am “The World Beneath Our Feet” - Tenafly Nature Center live animal show
Butterfly demonstration by Rick Mikula ("The Butterfly Guy") -
1:00 pm Welcome from the mayor, and school contests - award ceremony
1:30 pm “Rapp’n with Raptors” - Tenafly Nature Center live animal show
2:00 pm "5 Great Places to Experience Nature Nearby" by Jim Wright
2:30 pm SPECIAL EVENT: Redhawk Native American Dancers (1-hour show)
3:30 pm "Grow It, Don't Mow It!" - convert your yard into a food garden. By Linda Borghi
* Live music from High School Bands (TBA), Trouble Sisters & Breakneck Ridge Review, Choice (a capella), Redhawk Native American Dancers, and Jane Kelly Williams & Friends
* Petting zoo by the "Farm to You Revue"
* "The Buzz on Bees" - bee demonstration by MEVO
* Free face-painting by local high school artists
* ChargEVC - electric vehicles and free test drives!
* Chair massages by the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine (part of Englewood Hospital & Medical Center)
* Special appearances by "The Plastic Bag Monster"!
ChargEVC will be at NVEF to provide various electric vehicles for free test drives and to answer questions!
ChargEVC is a not-for-profit trade and research organization comprised of a community of stakeholders to promote electric vehicle (EV) use. Those stakeholders consist of car manufacturers, technology companies, utilities, consumer advocates and non-government organizations. ChargEVC’s mission is to serve as a trusted resource for research and a singular voice for advocacy, leading to advanced EV market development programs and policies.
With manufacturers introducing affordable electric vehicles at an accelerating pace, there is a path for the transformation of our electric infrastructure and the way we travel that will deliver lower electricity costs, significant greenhouse gas reductions, a stronger grid, and numerous benefits from reduced petroleum use.
ChargEVC began in New Jersey and efforts are underway to expand into other northeast states.
Check out the Electrical Vehicle Savings Calculator.
"5 Great Places to Experience Nature Nearby," by nature writer/columnist Jim Wright
Jim Wright writes and photographs the "Bird Watcher" column for The Record and the Celery Farm blog. Jim is author of The Nature of the Meadowlands, Jungle of the Maya, Hawk Mountain, and In the Presence of Nature. He will share his experiences and present snapshots and stories about such local places as the Celery Farm, the Meadowlands, State Line Lookout in Alpine, High Mountain, and Wave Hill. Great ideas and inspiration for your family and friends.
Meet and take pictures with our very own Plastic Bag Monster! The Monster is an ugly reminder to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic bags, to keep our local environment beautiful.