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!

Saturday Forest Volunteer Event

Van Cortlandt Park contains 640 acres of forest and wetlands. You can make a difference and help maintain this important ecosystem. Volunteers will help VCPA staff remove angelica tree (Aralia elata) from the Northeast forest of Van Cortlandt Park. This non-indigenous invasive plant harms the biodiversity of the forest, and its spines are not nice...

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...

Post Labor Day Park Clean Up

Join the Van Cortlandt Park staff in cleaning up the Park after the Labor Day holiday occurs. Help Van Cortlandt Park staff clean up trash after the Labor Day holiday this year. Meeting at 9am in front of the Van Cortlandt Golf Course Clubhouse. We will provide gloves and materials to help keep this park...

Event Series Trail Work Wednesdays

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....

Event Series Forest Restoration Fridays in Woodlawn

Forest Restoration Fridays in Woodlawn

With 640 acres of forest and wetlands, Van Cortlandt Park could use your help!   Non-indigenous plant species such as angelica tree (Aralia elata), bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus), and alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) threaten the health of the forest in the Northeastern section of Van Cortlandt Park. Come learn out why, and help VCPA staff remove...

Woodlawn Family Fun Day

Join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and the Women of Woodlawn for family fun activities as we celebrate the opening of Indian Field. Activities will include: Barefoot Dancing with Edwin M. Ferreras with Sergio Sanchez & Andrea Ude (Bachata and Merengue) NYC DOT Helmet Giveaway* Bronx Bound Books - Free Books! Woodland Family Walks Nature Crafts...

Forest Restoration Volunteer Event

Join VCPA staff in maintaining a biodiverse forest through the removal of non-indigenous plant species while learning about forest ecology. Non-indigenous plants such as winged euonymus (Euonymus alatus), bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus), and Norway maple (Acer platanoides), threaten the health of the mature deciduous forests within the Northwest Woods of Van Cortlandt Park. Join VCPA staff...

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 a teaching artist with the Bronx Arts Ensemble. This cultural enrichment event is fun for the whole family- parents and kids of all ages welcome....

Event Series Garden Crew Volunteer Days

Garden Crew Volunteer Days

Please Note: November  22nd has been canceled. We are launching a new Garden Crew! Come join VCPA staff in rebuilding and maintaining our Educational Garden and Compost Site. In addition to weeding, watering and harvesting produce, garden crew members will learn how to care for the garden, maintain compost bins and help prep our site...

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