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Water Chestnut Wednesdays

Water chestnut (Trapa natans) is a non-indigenous, aquatic plant that harms the ecological, and recreational value of waterways here in the Northeast. VCPA leads the effort in removing the harmful plant species. Come join us and learn more about freshwater ecology, put on a pair of waders, or hop in a canoe, all the while...

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Forest Restoration Fridays

Every Friday during July 2022, volunteers can join VCPA staff in maintaining the floodplain forest along Tibbetts Brook in Van Cortlandt Park.

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Starlight Cinema

Council Member Eric Dinowitz, NYC Parks, and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance Present: Starlight Cinema: NATURE’S REVENGE!  sponsored by Optimum.

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...

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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,...

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...

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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....

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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.

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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...