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 the health of the mature deciduous forests in the Woodlawn Woodland. Join VCPA staff as we aim to remove these species. We will meet in...

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...

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Trail Work Wednesdays

Join the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance in maintaining and repairing our vast network of trails! We are working mostly on the Cross Country Trail this month. Make sure to wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring lots of water! All other tools will be provided. No prior experience needed. Meet us at the VCPA...

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 Northwest forest. Make sure to wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring lots of water! All other tools will be provided. No prior experience...

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,...

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...

Natural Areas Volunteer Event

Help plant trees in the Northeast Forest of Van Cortlandt Park. With 640 acres of forest and wetlands, Van Cortlandt Park could use your help! This November, we are focusing...

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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...

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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...

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...