Category: Press Releases

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Meet You at Hike-toberfest on Saturday, October 23rd!

September 8, 2021September 8, 2021

See why Van Cortlandt Park is where NYC hikes when you join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance for Hike-toberfest on Saturday, October 23rd in the Bronx!   Join us for a guided hike in the park, followed by a classic Oktoberfest celebration, complete with local beer, German food, live music, lawn games, and more. GO FOR A...

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Press Release: A New Day for Van Cortlandt Park

May 21, 2019November 6, 2019

Merger of Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy to create single park stewardship organization New Beginnings Picnic to be held on June 11 to celebrate the Launch of Van Cortlandt Park Alliance in the Bronx For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 On the evening of June 11, elected and city officials,...

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Press Release: VCHM Landscape Plan

December 12, 2018November 6, 2019

For Immediate Release December 12th, 2018 Van Cortlandt House Museum Landscape Plan The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) and the Van Cortlandt House Museum (VCHM) are pleased to share with you the recently finalized “Van Cortlandt House Museum Landscape Plan”.  The Plan’s designs and presentation were created by Uziel Crescenzi, Friends of Van Cortlandt...

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Completion of a New Entrance to VCP

October 9, 2018November 11, 2019

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 9th, 2018 Completion of a New Entrance at West 261st Street and the VCP Master Plan 2034 The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) is pleased to announce the completion of a new entrance into Van Cortlandt Park at West 261st Street and Broadway.  FVCP is indebted to Councilman Andrew Cohen for assisting with...

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Van Cortlandt Park Selected for Parks Without Borders

March 24, 2016November 11, 2019

For Immediate ReleaseMay 24th, 2016 The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to announce that Van Cortlandt Park has been selected as one of 8 NYC Parks for the new Parks Without Borders initiative.  The new Parks Without Borders initiative focuses on three areas of the park: entrances, edges, and park-adjacent spaces. This new...

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The Pedestrian Bridge: A Broken Promise, Finally Made Right

May 8, 2015February 10, 2023

On the afternoon May 8th, 2015, a press conference was held in the parking lot of Shandler Recreation Area to announce that $12 million has been allocated for a pedestrian bridge that will span the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) and finally bring the western and eastern halves of the Park together. The Pedestrian Bridge is...


Press Release: Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite Neighbors 3.29.14

March 6, 2014February 10, 2023

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release* Creating A Pedestrian Bridge to Re-Unite Neighbors:A Broken Promise that We Will Make RightSaturday, March 29th, 2014Van Cortlandt Park Pictured above: General location of where the Pedestrian Bridge (green line with black bars) would be located over the Major Deegan- taken from the Master Plan for Van Cortlandt Park. The...

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