Third Celebration of Seven Wonders of
Van Cortlandt Park: Vault Hill
Thursday June 13th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Visit and learn more about the next wonder- Vault Hill- in our continuing series of the Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park. Arrive by 6:40pm for a presentation on the History of Vault Hill from the Director of the Van Cortlandt House Museum. Then the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park will lead a hike up to Vault Hill to see the location in person and enjoy a beautiful view of the Park and city. After the hike, refreshments and snacks will be served. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and our generous host, the Van Cortlandt House Museum. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for some great prizes to help raise funding for the Friends environmental education and stewardship programs. Please RSVP by Monday June 10th. Meet on the grounds of the VC House Museum- enter the Park at Broadway & W. 246th St.
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 Hiring for our 2013 Youth Run Farm Stand Internship
This year we are excited to offer an expanded Youth Run Farm Stand Internship. In addition to helping our community eat healthier through offering more fresh fruits and vegetables at two farm stands, interns will learn about the entire food system (growing, selling, consuming, and composting). This is important because when we understand where our food comes from, and where it goes, we are able to make better decisions about what we buy and eat! Interns, ages 15-20, will work 3 days per week during the summer and 1 day per week from September to November. Click here for more information and an application which is due by June 11th. Special thank you to Partnership for a Healthier NYC and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets FreshConnect program for their support of this internship.
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.