Friday, August 30, 2013

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

Upcoming Events

Run for the Trail Series
B’Ramble 10K/5K
Sunday September 1st, 2013 at Starts at 10am
Van Cortlandt Track Club is partnering with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park to put on the inaugural race in this series to celebrate the 100th anniversary year of Van Cortlandt Park’s historic cross-country course, and to raise maintenance funds.  All proceeds from the Sept. 1st race go to the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Summer Teen Trails Crew.
Registration for B’Ramble : $25 online, $30 mail in.
Save the Dates of the Remaining Run for Trail Series Events:  Sunday October 27th at 11:30am and Friday November 29th at 10am

Get Active Hiking Series in VCP
Join us on the First Saturday of Each Month at 10am for a hike in Van Cortlandt Park.  Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.

September 7th, meet at the last stop of the 4 train:  An introductory hike of 2-3 hours on the East side of VCP.

October 5th, meet at Woodlawn Playground (VCP East & Kepler Ave.):  Family friendly leisurely hike in the Northeast Wood.  Hike will last 60-90 minutes.  Appropriate for young and old.

November 2nd, meet at the Friends Compost & Garden Site (enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave):  An introductory hike of 2-3 hours in the Northwest Woods.

December 7th at 10am, meet at the last stop of the 1 train: Our longest hike- a 3-4 hour hike to see all Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Volunteer Trails Restoration Crew
Second Saturdays of the Month
from September to December 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Want to develop useful skills, while making a significant contribution to the future of Van Cortlandt Park and the Bronx Community?  Crew Members will work alongside trails professionals, developing skills in various areas of trail construction while improving the various trails in Van Cortlandt Park.  Projects include building boardwalks, clearing waterbars and drainage swells and installing drainage dips.  No prior trails experience is necessary but encouraged; all training will be offered in an on-the-job format.  All volunteers must register online by September 6th.

Seven Wonders of VCP: Vault Hill
Tuesday September 24th from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Visit and learn more about the next wonder- Vault Hill- in our continuing series of the Seven Wonders of VCP.  Arrive by 6:40pm for a presentation on the History of Vault Hill from the Director of the Van Cortlandt House Museum.  Then the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park will lead a hike up to Vault Hill to see the location in person and enjoy a beautiful view of the Park and city. After the hike, refreshments and snacks will be served. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the Friends and our generous host, the Van Cortlandt House Museum.  Please RSVP by Friday Sept. 20th.   Meet on the grounds of the VC House Museum- enter the Park at Broadway & W. 246th St.

Fall Kickoff Forest Volunteer Event
Saturday September 28th meeting at 10am
Join us for this nationwide day of volunteering, as we start our fall volunteer season with projects throughout the Northwest Woods of Van Cortlandt Park.  Projects, including tree plantings and invasive plant removal, will take place on the John Muir and Cass Gallagher Trails.  Meet at the Compost Site- enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Avenue.

Fall Garden Crew
Tuesdays from October 1st- 29th from 3:30 to 5:30pm
Garden Crew is a chance to get outside, learn something new, have fun with your friends, and spend time working towards making your community and park a better place. With a new expansion to our garden we need more help than ever. Any high school and middle school students interested in community service can come out and prepare our garden for the winter by sifting compost, harvesting vegetables, weeding and watering the plants.  Applications are due by September 27thMeet at the Friends Compost Site- enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Avenue.

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