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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 on planting trees in canopy gaps across the forest. Make sure to wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring lots of water! All other...

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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 of forest and wetlands, Van Cortlandt Park could use your help! For December Forest Fridays, we are focusing on caring for the Northwest forest. Make...

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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 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...

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...

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January Forest Fridays

Help with winter forest care and spend some time outside this January! For January Forest Fridays, we are focusing on caring for the Northwest forest. Make sure to bundle up warm, wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, and bring some water! All other tools will be provided. No prior experience needed. Meet us at the VCPA Compost...

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Mulchfest 2023

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 take place on Saturday January 7 and Sunday January 8 from 10am to 2pm in the “free lot” near the Van Cortlandt Golf Course; as you drive in from Bailey Avenue, it will be the...

Winter Tree Identification Workshop

Join VCPA's Restoration and Stewardship Program Director, John Butler, in a workshop focused on identification of woody plants in the winter. Even without leaves, there are lots of ways to identify trees and shrubs! This workshop will teach you signature traits to look for when identifying common species in a northeastern forest. You’ll leave with...