Goodbye to Winter – Sunset Equinox Hike

Join us for a magical equinox sunset hike in Van Cortlandt Park. This easy 1.5-mile hike to Vault Hill and back offers an unforgettable farewell to winter, enriched with plant identification and scenic views. Perfect for those looking to welcome spring with open arms. Event Details: When: March 19, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:34 PM Where: Meeting...

Event Series Spring Garden Tune-Up Tuesdays

Spring Garden Tune-Up Tuesdays

Turnip to volunteer! At the VCPA Educational Garden & Compost Site, we are open and enjoying (and expanding!) our rebuilt space while maintaining our plants and produce. Volunteers will learn how to care for the garden, maintain compost bins, weed, water, and harvest produce. No gardening experience needed. 18 and older.  Groups of 5+ must...

Event Series Birding with NYC Audubon

Birding with NYC Audubon

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and New York City Audubon invite you to join us during five Saturday sessions of birding in the park. 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...

Urban Environmental Challenge

Join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for a hilly and rugged, technical race on the wooded trails of historic Van Cortlandt Park in the heart of the Bronx. Where: Bib pick-up race start will be at the Tortoise and the Hare statue (500 yards north of the last stop on the 1 train at 242nd...

Talking to the Bones

A reading by David Mills of poems about slavery in Manhattan where the oldest and largest slave cemetery in the country is located. Van Cortlandt Park Alliance presents a poetry reading by poet and Bronx byproduct David Mills. Mills will read from his poetry collection, Boneyarn, the first-ever book of poems about slavery in New York...

Family Fun Day

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance,  Women of Woodlawn and Woodlawn Taxpayers Association Present Woodlawn Family Fun Day Saturday, April 20 1PM to 4PM Indian Field - Van Cortlandt Park Live Music: Divi Roxx Kids Face Painting  NYRR Mobile Van Woodland Family Walks Nature Crafts Bocce Games And more to come! RSVP Suggested. Special thank you to...

Pinkster’s Legacy

Tune in for a captivating discussion with local historians, Lavada Nahon and Chief Baba Neil Clarke, as we unravel the significance of Pinkster, exploring its cultural, social, and historical importance.From Pinkster's roots in the traditions of enslaved Africans to its enduring impact on contemporary society, Nahon and Clarke offer invaluable insights into the enduring spirit...

VCP BioBlitz: City Nature Challenge 2024

Join us at the VCPA Garden and Compost Site for an exciting event as part of the global City Nature Challenge! This four-day bioblitz aims to gather as many observations of local wildlife and plants as possible, competing with cities and boroughs worldwide. Let's band together to showcase the Bronx and Van Cortlandt Park's rich...

Walk the Buried Brook

Join City as a Living Lab, artist Kamala Sankaram, and special guests for a one-hour walk along the historic path of Tibbetts Brook. The walk will feature a discussion and listening event for The Buried Brook app, available now in Van Cortlandt Park. VCPA will be co-hosting this walk with CALL. RSVP Required.

Garden Crew – Afterschool Program (Grades 6-12)

Join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance's afterschool Garden Crew this Spring! Students in grades 6-12 have the unique opportunity to become involved in their community and learn more about urban agriculture,...

Event Series Super Seedlings

Super Seedlings

Super Seedlings is a free, drop-in gardening program for kids ages 3-7 and their caregivers. Each Saturday session will have a fun theme to explore, nature crafts, planting, soil digging,...

Pinkster Festival

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Pinkster at this year's Pinkster Festival hosted by the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, Van Cortlandt House Museum, and Kingsbridge Historical Society.  Join us on...

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