22 in ’22

Take the challenge to hike, run, walk and/or stroll 22 miles in 2022 while supporting the work of Van Cortlandt Park Alliance!

Compost Distribution & Fun

Come grab compost and have some fun! Residents can take up to three (3) 40-lb bags per person!  Registration Required. While you’re here take a tour of our new garden space, dig for some decomposers, do a craft, and tell us what you want to see in the space. VCPA high school interns have spent...


Trail Work Wednesdays

Miles of trails traverse the natural areas of Van Cortlandt Park, and they are in need of some regular maintenance. Volunteers will assist staff on maintenance of the cross country course, and other trails throughout the park. This work includes water bar and check step maintenance, corridor clearing, raking, etc. No prior experience is needed....


Youth Run Farmstand

We are very excited to bring our Youth Run Farmstand featuring fresh local produce at affordable prices back! Wednesdays 2-7pm from July 6th to October 26 Train Park (Gale Place and Orloff Avenue) We accept WIC, FMNP Checks, EBT, Snap, Cash and Credit/Debit.


Forest Restoration Fridays

Van Cortlandt Park boasts 640 acres of forest and wetlands right here in the Bronx. Help staff maintain the forest every Friday! Every Friday during August 2022, volunteers can join VCPA staff in maintaining the Northwest Forest of Van Cortlandt Park. Work will entail removal of non-indigenous plant species such as winged euonymus, multiflora rose,...


Birdwalks with NYC Audubon

Explore Van Cortlandt Park's ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park. We will look for various species of resident and migratory birds and discuss a wide range of avian topics. Each walk will be led by a New York City Audubon guide. Advance registration is required. You must register...

Barefoot Dancing

Kick off your shoes and dance on the lawn of the Van Cortlandt House Museum with West African Drumming and Dance with Yahaya Kamate and Kamate Traders.  Yahaya Kamate is...

Hike-toberfest 2022

See why Van Cortlandt Park is where NYC hikes when you join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance for Hike-toberfest on Saturday October 15! Hike in the park followed by a classic Oktoberfest celebration, complete with local beer, German food, live music, lawn games, and more. Tickets on Sale! Click here to purchase tickets. Sponsorships Available! Click...