Third Celebration of Seven Wonders of
Van Cortlandt Park: Vault Hill
CANCELED! Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event because of the pending storms for Thursday afternoon and evening. However, we are still holding a raffle drawing for the event on Weds. July 19th. Click here if you would like to purchase tickets online. Special thanks to the local restaurants that have donated gift cards for our raffle: Bronx Ale House, Yard House, Tin Marin, Liebman’s Delicatessan, Madison’s, Jake’s Steakhouse and Santa Fe Grill & Bar.
FVCP is Hiring a Summer Teen Trails Crew
Summer Trail Crew Interns contribute to the maintenance and beautification of the trails of Van Cortlandt Park through supervisor led activities. All interns are required to do physical trail work outdoors in various conditions throughout the summer. Projects are primarily related to trail maintenance, habitat restoration, and invasive species removal. Introductory training to trail work will be provided for all interns. Job readiness training will also be provided during the internship. Schedule for all interns is Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, including an hour lunch. Open to applicants 14-18 years old. Applications are due by Wednesday June 26th. Special thank you to Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics for their support of this program.
Picnic Supper & Concert in Van Cortlandt Park with the New York Philharmonic
Tuesday July 16th from 6pm to 10:30pm
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are very excited to be partnering with the The Van Cortlandt Committee of The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York to celebrate and honor Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and George A. Nelson on the evening of the New York Philharmonic in Van Cortlandt Park. Our guests will enjoy: Picnic Supper under a tent on the lawn of Van Cortlandt House Museum, Reserved V.I.P. seating on chairs for the New York Philharmonic Concert on the Parade Ground and Round-trip transportation from Manhattan or Free Parking in Manhattan College Parking Garage. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. Please RSVP by Tuesday July 9th.
FVCP is Holding Two Youth Run Farm Stands this Summer
Wednesdays from 4-7pm from July 10th- August 28th at
3965 Sedgwick Avenue Bronx, NY 10463
Thursdays from 1-7pm from July 11th- November 21st
at 111 E. 210th Street at Montefiore Hospital.
This site is being held in partnership with GrowNYC.
FVCP in the New York Times!
FVCP was featured in a recent New York Times article New York Parks in Less Affluent Areas Lack Big Gifts.
Celebrating All That Was Accomplished!
Whether you made a donation, attended a program or told your friends about us, you helped to make 2012 the wonderful year that it was for the Friends. Please take a few moments to watch this video and learn about all that we did together. Together we can do even more in 2013.
Petition to Support Pedestrian Bridge
Please sign this online petition asking the NYC Department of Environmental Protection to fund the Pedestrian Bridge over the Major Deegan to connect the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail which they promised to fund in the original MOU for the Croton Filtration Plant being built in Van Cortlandt Park. A feasibility study has shown it is feasible so we need to make sure they keep their promise.