Deering Center Neighborhood Association

Deering Center is a friendly, vibrant neighborhood of village stores, shops and restaurants, historic expansive greenspaces, and walkable schools from K thru 12.

DCNA works to support and cultivate our community by fostering neighbors’ relationships, exploring common goals and hopes, holding space for art and rich cultural experiences, and advocacy with our local government.

If you have any questions or would like to join our neighborhood info email list just send an email to

Check out our Facebook Page for regular news and updates.

We have monthly neighborhood meetings open to the public on the 4th Thursday of the month 7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom

Our Annual Events include:

  •  Annual Meeting & Potluck
  • Memorial Day Procession & Commemoration
  • Porchfest
  • Halloween Jack-o-lanterns in DC village
  • Holiday Caroling
  • Winter Solstice Gathering
  • Deering Center Holiday Tree Lighting

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Clarification and Correction of previous email regarding proposed Baxter Woods leash rules. 1st reading happened on August 3rd. Public Hearing and Deliberation before the City Council will be on October 5th at 5:30pm. Details below

City Council Agenda Item: 
Baxter Woods Leash Rules 

Monday, August 3rd, 5:30pm: First Reading (Just a reading into the record, no Council discussion or public comment)

Monday, October 5, 5:30pm: Deliberation (deliberation and public comment)

During the Aug 3rd meeting, the Council conducted a first reading of a Department proposal to consider whether to recommend the establishment of an off-leash voice control season and specific hours for off-leash voice control dog use in order to increase wildlife habitat and address safety and park management issues.

During the October 5 Council meeting, the Council will deliberate and take public comment on the proposal.

More information and specific proposal for rule changes at



The 3rd Deering Center Rock the Block is this Saturday September 12th from 4 - 8pm!

Along Stevens Ave between Pleasant Ave & Hartley Street, this family-friendly community event features socially distant activities: live music, locally-made treats, kids crafts and shopping. Please bring your mask, and have fun with friends and neighbors...

4 to 5 Jenny Van West in the Pocket Park
5 to 6 Jeff Christmas at Rwanda Bean
6 to 7 Truth About Daisies in the Pocket Park
7 to 8 Ross Adam at Rwanda Bean


Ice Cream at RwandaCap’n Bill’s Lobster Rolls in the Pocket Park, Little Easy Snoballs and more!

Thanks for organizing Handiwork Studio + MarketRwanda BeanDarby JonesDeering Center Community Church502 Deering Center and Polychrome Collective!

Hope to see folks out and about Saturday,

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