Upcoming Events

Tibbetts Brook Water Monitoring
Bimonthly Wednesdays meeting at 9am
Come learn about the health of Tibbetts Brook and Van Cortlandt Lake while assisting in gathering data. Open to adults, 18 and over only. Please contact John at john@vancortlandt.org to learn more.

Friday June 21st to August 30th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm  (No Rowboats on 8/2 and 8/16)
Village Community Boathouse is back with FREE rowboating at Van Cortlandt Lake. Rowboats for small groups will be available to paddle around the lake. Children must be accompanied by adults. First come first served. Meet at the southern end of Van Cortlandt Lake enter the park at Van Cortlandt Park South and Bailey Avenue.

Spring Wetland Volunteer Day
Saturday June 22nd from 10am to 1pm
Did you know there are only 97 acres of freshwater wetlands left in the Bronx and 56 of them are in Van Cortlandt Park? Volunteers will help with native species planting, removal of non-native invasive plants and trash clean up within Tibbetts Wetlands. Meet in front of the Nature Center, enter the Park at Broadway and W. 246th Street.

Summer Garden Crew
Tuesdays July 9th through August 20th from 10am to 1pm
Volunteers are needed to help us maintain our Garden & Compost Site.  Help weed, water and harvest our 800 square feet of vegetable beds and stir and sift our compost.  All produce grown is donated to those in need. Meet at the Garden & Compost Site- enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Avenue.

Summer Youth Run Farm Stand- Limited weeks!
Wednesdays July 10th through August 21st from 2-7pm
The Youth Run Farm Stand will be back for summer 2019. Featuring new teen interns leading weekly cooking demonstrations and locally sourced, sustainably grown produce its sure to be the highlight of your week. Just get their fast- this season will be a limited market with only 7 weeks scheduled right now. The market is located in the Train Park at the corner of Orloff Ave and Gale Place and will run on . We accept cash, credit, EBT, FMNP, WIC farmer market checks and Health Bucks.  
City of Water Day
Saturday July 13th starting at 10am
Celebrate City of Water Day by hopping into waders or hanging out along the shore while removing trash from Van Cortlandt Lake with us. We will also have a table to talk about how community members can decrease their usage of plastics and talk about proper disposal of fishing line, both which negatively impact our waterways. Canoeing programs and fishing occurs along this beautiful 14 acre freshwater pond, which is fed by a small river known as Tibbetts Brook.  Meet in front of the VC Golf House- enter the Park at Van Cortlandt Park South and Bailey Avenue.


Special thank you to Con Edison for helping to support our volunteer projects.

Our events are open to the general public. RSVP’s are encouraged for individuals or small groups. Please contact Sara Kempton at 718-601-1553 or sara@vancortlandt.org to register for volunteer events or to schedule your own date. Space is limited so we ask that groups contact us at least 2 weeks in advance to schedule.


Are you a Corporation interested in volunteer with FVCP? For a $500 donation, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park will provide a 1-day, 3-hour volunteer event for up to 30 people that is tailored to your employees and schedule. Visit our Corporate Membership Page for more information.

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