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!

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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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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...

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Trail Work Wednesdays

Join the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance in maintaining and repairing our vast network of trails! Meet us at the VCPA Compost and Garden site (right across from Riverdale Stables) and we will walk to our worksite in the park together. We are working mostly on the Cross Country Trail this October. Make sure to wear...

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Forest Restoration Fridays

With 640 acres of forest and wetlands, Van Cortlandt Park could use your help! Meet us at the VCPA Compost and Garden site (right across from Riverdale Stables) and we will walk to our worksite in the park together. We are focusing on removing invasive species this October. Make sure to wear long pants, sturdy...

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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...

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...

Natural Areas Volunteer Day

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 angelica tree and glossy buckthorn threaten the health of the mature deciduous forests in the Woodlawn Woodland. Join VCPA staff as we aim to remove these species. We will meet in...

Woodlawn Beautification Day

New Date: Saturday, October 22nd! Volunteers needed to care for and beautify the wildflower patch and area around Woodlawn Playground in Van Cortlandt Park. Join VCPA, Women of Woodlawn and Woodlawn Taxpayers Association as we continue to beautify the area around Woodlawn Playground.  Projects will include removing non-native invasive plants, planting native species and general...

Birdwalks with NYC Audubon- Special Tuesday Date!

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...