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...

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...

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...

Veterans Day Ceremony

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance & Bronx Community Board 8 Veterans Day Ceremony Memorial Grove • Van Cortlandt Park Sunday, November 6, 2022 • 12 PM This year, the program will include: Procession and posting of the American Flag; Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and singing of the National Anthem; Remarks by local War Veterans;...

Forest Friday

With 640 acres of forest and wetlands, Van Cortlandt Park could use your help! For November's only Forest Friday, we are focusing on planting trees in canopy gaps in the...

Fall Foliage, Fruits, and Forageables

Venture through the park in search of iconic New York fall foliage, fruits, and forageable foods. On this afternoon hike we will talk about forest ecology, identify these important plants, and discuss how they have been sustainably used (and enjoyed!) by humans and animals alike for millennia. Led by VCPA's knowledgeable staff.  Meet in front...

End of Season Garden Volunteer Day

Our garden, much like the rest of the Bronx, is preparing for the cold winter season! To care for the garden and celebrate the end of this year's growing season volunteers are needed for weeding, mulching, and maintaining the compost bins to prepare for the rebuilding of the garden this winter. No gardening experience is...

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