DIY Wreath Making Workshop

Enjoy a Full Harvest-to-Wreath Experience! Saturday, December 16 • 11 am to 2 pm Rain Date: Sunday, December 17 • 11 am to 2 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 vines, learn how to...

Canine Court Volunteer Clean Up Day

NEW DATE! Sunday, December 17! Canine Court needs some TLC! Help keep this doggie happy by volunteering to clean up Canine Court! NYC Parks staff does not perform daily maintenance...

Hatsuhinode (初日の出): New Year’s Day Sunrise Hike and Meditation

Welcome the New Year with a serene sunrise hike in VCP on January 1st. Embrace 2024 with hope and nature’s beauty. Join us for a serene and reflective start to the New Year with the traditional Japanese Hatsuhinode, watching the first sunrise of the year. Led by Yoshiko Mori and Noel Hefele, this special event embraces the...

Event Series Mulchfest 2024

Mulchfest 2024

Chip It! Chip It Good! 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...

Aralia Alata Removal in Woodlawn

Join us for an impactful day of ecological restoration in the beautiful Van Cortlandt Park! Our focus will be on tackling the invasive species Aralia Alata, commonly known as "Devil's...

Event Series Floodplain Fridays

Floodplain Fridays

Join us for Floodplain Fridays - Phragmites Removal Initiative, where we'll gather to push back against this persistent non-native species in Tibbetts Wetland. We're tackling the invasive Phragmites to make...

Canine Court Volunteer Clean Up

Canine Court needs some TLC! Help keep this doggie happy by volunteering to clean up Canine Court! NYC Parks staff does not perform daily maintenance inside dog runs. Daily maintenance...

Cozy Winter Craft-ernoon

Come lean into the Winter season with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance!  Create a snowy tree creation made of real tree branches and a fancy snowman wreath! Or just color and warm up with some hot chocolate and sweets! This program is open to children of ages 3-12 and their parents/caregivers. All materials will be provided....

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