Event Series Birdwalks with NYC Audubon

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...

Event Series December Forest Fridays

December Forest Fridays

  Please Note: Friday December 16th Forest Friday is canceled due to inclement weather forecast. Help with winter forest care and spend some time outside this December! With 640 acres of forest and wetlands, Van Cortlandt Park could use your help! For December Forest Fridays, we are focusing on caring for the Northwest forest. Make...

DIY Wreath Making Workshop

Enjoy a Full Harvest-to-Wreath Experience! Saturday, December 10 • 10 am to 1 pm Rain Date: Sunday, December 11 • 10 am to 1 pm Get Your Ticket(s) Now! Let your creativity run wild while helping your favorite park! After a short hike in the park to pull and collect invasive bittersweet, learn how to...

Event Series January Forest Fridays

January Forest Fridays

Help with winter forest care and spend some time outside this January! For January Forest Fridays, we are focusing on caring for the Northwest forest. Make sure to bundle up warm, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring some water! All other tools will be provided. No prior experience needed. Meet us at the VCPA Compost...

Event Series Mulchfest 2023

Mulchfest 2023

Recycle your holiday tree by bringing it to Van Cortlandt Park, where the VCP Forest Restoration Crew will chip it into mulch!  This event will take place on Saturday January 7 and Sunday January 8...

Winter Tree Identification Workshop

Join VCPA's Restoration and Stewardship Program Director, John Butler, in a workshop focused on identification of woody plants in the winter. Even without leaves, there are lots of ways to identify trees and shrubs! This workshop will teach you signature traits to look for when identifying common species in a northeastern forest. You’ll leave with...

Bronx Parks Speak Up

The Bronx Coalition for Parks and Greenspaces Presents: The 29th Bronx Parks Speak Up  Connecting the Bronx: One Greenway at a Time Join VCPA and other Bronx Parks groups at this annual event that is back in person! RSVP Now. Lehman College Music Building, Faculty Dining Room Please enter at Gate 8 – Bedford Park...

Volunteer for the Ultimate Trail Running Series

Volunteers will be placed at key spots along the course to guide runners and monitor progress, as well as staffing a water stop and snack table. Meet at the Tortoise & Hare Statue (across the street from 6087 Broadway) at 8:30am. Please make sure dress appropriately for being outdoors in early March weather. Your help...

NYC Ultimate Trail Running Series at VCP

Join us at the world famous home of cross country trail running, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.  Saturday, March 4, 2023, join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and King of the Mountain Events for this first-of-its-kind NYC Ultimate Trail Running Series featuring 8K (4.97 miles) filled with rolling single-track trails, mixed with stairs, wooden boardwalks,...

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