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, right here in the Bronx!  No garden experience needed. This is a 6-week opportunity- the more you come, the more you'll learn! 📅 Dates: Wednesday,...

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 the picturesque lawn of the Van Cortlandt House Museum for a day filled with vibrant festivities, live music, engaging performances, and immersive experiences. - Live...

Growing Gardeners

In 6 Saturday sessions, young gardeners (grades 2-5) can bring their own garden beds to life, right here in the Bronx! 🌻 In this weekly drop-off program, each differently themed session will allow your child to learn about horticulture, make scientific explorations, craft, and journal - all while experiencing the joy of growing their own...

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...

Springtime Shindig!

Hester & Piero's Mill Pond, Watercolor by Noel Hefele  Thursday, May 16, 2024 6 to 9 PM Golf House Terrace • Van Cortlandt Park Cocktails • Lite Bites • Dessert Music • Picturesque Setting • Raffle Visit our Springtime Shindig Page for more details!   Proceeds from the Springtime Shindig support Van Cortlandt Park Alliance’s Education programs for Bronx...

Woodlawn Beautification Day

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...

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