NPCA Centennial Celebration

Join us for an evening under the stars at the historic Deering Estate to celebrate National Parks Conservation Association's (NPCA) Centennial Anniversary.

Guests will enjoy music, cocktails and appetizers during a sunset reception as we learn about the storied history of our national parks and NPCA, the organization founded to protect them.

Guests can help reimagine the famous Mather Mountain Party from 1915, where fabled conservationists convened under the giant redwoods of Sequoia National Park and agreed on the need for a federal agency to protect America’s incredible, growing system of national parks. The National Park Service was authorized by Congress just one year later. Those same visionaries, in 1919, created NPCA to act as a watchdog to advance the visionary promise of our National Park System.

Staff will help guide discussions about NPCA’s second century of national park protection and document park memories of modern-day park lovers. Following the cocktail reception, the Southern Cross Astronomical Society will lead a public stargazing experience and observe the full moon rising over the waters of Biscayne National Park.

Event Details

WHAT: NPCA Centennial Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 5 - 9:30 p.m. 5 - 7 p.m.: Sunset cocktail reception 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.: Star-gazing activity (open to the general public)

WHERE: Deering Estate, 16701 Southwest 72nd Avenue, Miami

RSVP: Space is limited so please RSVP early. Questions? Contact Cheryl Swaby at cswaby@npca.org.

OTHER INFO: This event is free of charge and there is parking available on site.

calendary icon Date May 18, 2019
  • Time:
    5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Location:
    Deering Estate, 16701 Southwest 72nd Avenue, Miami
  • Cost:
    FREE
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