Our Programs – A Natural Approach

The O’Hara Nature Center programs are developed to ensure visitors of all ages and backgrounds have opportunities to connect with nature by offering positive and constructive learning opportunities that capture their interest, engage their senses and teach them to appreciate the interconnectedness of all living things. Programming for Irvington Community and Schools is provided by:

  • Irvington Parks & Recreation Dept.
  • Irvington Schools
  • The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
  • The Garden Club of Irvington
  • The Irvington Woods Committee

Programming offered at the ONC is under the direction of the Irvington Recreation and Parks Department in partnerships with local schools and a wide variety of supportive organizations.

Music with Marc (Parent/Caregiver with Toddler)
Ages: 10 months and older
Day: Thursdays, beginning October 3
Time: 9:15 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Location: O’Hara Nature Center
Instructor: Marc Jacoby
Fees/14 weeks:
Resident: $205.00
School District: $225.00
Non-Resident: $245.00
Come join “Marc the Music Man,” as he plays his
guitar, harmonica, kazoo, puppets, flutes, whistles
and percussion instruments from around the
globe. Children will have an opportunity to play
instruments, sing and dance. They will explore
French, Hebrew, Spanish, West African Chants and
make believe languages! Once in a while, “Cookie
Monster” will make an appearance and sing his of
the ABC’s. This class is perfect for children of all
ages! Limited to 14 participants.


Adventures in Architecture
1st-3rd Grade
Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Fee 8 weeks:
Resident: $240
School District: $250
Non-Resident: $265
Location: O’Hara Nature Center
Pre-registration at the Rec. Dept. required.
Calling all young designers! Do you like to build things
and explore your surroundings? Then join us for a
fantastic series of hands-on, minds-on STEAM projects.
Projects may include roaring roller coasters, dinosaur
habitats, playground design, and model playhouses and
Adventures in Architecture is designed to sharpen
critical thinking skills, spur creativity – and be loads of
fun. For more information contact Mike mdinardo@