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 »

The Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park

The John Muir Nature Trail was selected for several reasons, including that it is the only east to west trail in the Park, the Friends helped to create it and it had recently been beautifully restored with the addition of stone steps. Park users were able to determine the remaining six wonders. Seven Wonders attendees […] Read more »

Volunteers Close Unwanted Desire Path in Van Cortlandt Park

The warm and sunny weather of May 3rd welcomed multitudes of volunteers to Van Cortlandt Park.  One of these volunteer crews, consisting of students from John Jay College as well as Lehman College, teamed up with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and their hard-working Trails Crew to close a desire path running perpendicular between […] Read more »

My Experience with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

The week, we have a guest blogger- Chris Petitt is a community member and past volunteer with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.  We are thankful for his volunteer efforts and for sharing his experience with us. “My decision to support Van Cortlandt Park as a volunteer was inspired by my daughter; the spirit of […] Read more »