Registration is Open for 6th Annual Hike-a-thon

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Hike-a-Thon which will take place on Saturday April 25th, 2015 at 10am. Here’s your chance to get out for a hike and help raise funds for the restoration of Van Cortlandt Park’s spectacular hiking trails. Similar to a Walk-a-Thon, we are asking you to seek out supporters […] Read more »

Happy New Year & Updates from the Friends

2015 promises to be an extraordinarily exciting year for the park. NYC Parks has just finalized a 20 year Master Plan for improvements to the Park. The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are committed to working with the Parks Department, the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and elected officials to determine how to fund and implement […] Read more »

FVCP Testimony on “The State of Natural Areas Under the Care of the Parks Department

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Executive Director, Christina Taylor, presented the following testimony at NYC Council’s Committee on Parks and Recreation hearing on “The State of Natural Areas Under the Care of the Parks Department” on Tuesday December 16th, 2014. “Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to testify. My name is Christina Taylor and […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- December 2014

We are very happy to announce our December 2014 Friend of the Month- Karen Argenti.  If you live in the Bronx and have been involved in any environmental issues than Karen Argenti probably needs no introduction.  Karen is a long-time and very close Friend of the Friends.  Since shortly after our organization was founded, she […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- November 2014

We are happy to announce that our November 2014 Friend of the Month is Geraldine McCleave. Geraldine is relatively new force in the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park world but she is quickly making her presence known. As a Woodlawn resident, she is advocating for improvements in the Northeast Corner of the Park. She is […] Read more »

Press Release: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Secure Funding Projects in Our Trails Plan

For Immediate Release September 10th, 2014 Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Secure Funding Projects in Our Trails Plan The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) have secured $542,388 in state grants to implement two of the remaining projects in the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Trails Plan at our request. Specifically, the John Kieran Trail […] Read more »

Friends Wrap Up Another Successful Year!

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park just wrapped up another successful year (our fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th). We would like to thank everyone who supported us in different ways. Whether you made a monetary donation, volunteered your time or participated in one of our programs you helped us achieve great […] Read more »

Friends to Honor Charles McKinney, Principal Urban Planner for NYC Parks

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park is joining with The Van Cortlandt House Museum to present A Picnic Supper & Concert in Van Cortlandt Park with the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday July 15, 2014 starting at 6pm.  Tickets for the event start at $100 and are available for purchase online. Our guests will enjoy: […] Read more »

Friends’ Director of Programs Receives Environmental Educator Award

The first award was initiated in 1987 by one of BCEQ’s founders, Helen C. Reel, to honor civic-minded Bronx educators who demonstrate concern for posterity through their efforts to preserve the excellent, enhance the good, and upgrade the mediocre in our beautiful borough. Each year, BCEQ recognizes three individuals who have helped further the quest […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- June 2014

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to announce that our June 2014 Friend of the Month is Laura Carpenter Myers, the Director of the Van Cortlandt House Museum. The Friends’ are lucky to have been working with Laura for almost 20 years now (close to our entire existence). Laura has always been a […] Read more »