Monday, April 3, 2017

Friends of VCP's April 2017 Enewsletter

Friends of VCP's April 2017 Enewsletter 

We are excited to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year. As part of the celebration we have a limited edition 25th Anniversary hat. New or lapsed members, can join the Friends for only $25 and receive a hat. Current members, can purchase a hat for $15 (includes shipping.)  

Throughout 2017, we will be celebrating our anniversary in many different ways including our first fundraiser for the year- A VIP Reception and New York Philharmonic Concert on Tuesday June 13th.  Ticket information will be available in the next few weeks.  

This spring is also packed with several free programs for the community.  Below is a list of our April events and all of our spring events can be found on the Events Page of our website.  

We hope to see you in the Park this Spring!  
Christina and all of your Friends at the Friends of VCP

      Friends of VCP's April Events
Food Scrap Drop-Off 
Tuesdays April 4th to May 30th from 4pm to 6pm 
We want to use your food scraps to make compost and grow veggies at the Van Cortlandt Park Garden and Compost Site. This site will be operated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by The New York Botanical Garden. For more information about NYC food scrap drop-off site guidelines, e-mail compost(at)
Held at the Garden & Compost Site – enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

Get Active Hiking Series
Second Saturday of Each Month at 10am
This is a great opportunity to learn about the ecology and the history of the Park. Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.
April 8th, meet at the last stop of the 1 train (near Broadway and W. 242nd Street): Tibbetts Wetland Tour led by our Wetland Internship for a Healthier Bronx Interns.

Woodlawn Clean Up Day
SaturdayApril 8th meeting at 10am
Join us and Women of Woodlawn for hands-on service projects to improve the Northeast Corner of Van Cortlandt Park around Woodlawn Playground.
Meet in front of Woodlawn Playground on Van Cortlandt Park East just south of Oneida Avenue.

Mycoremediation & Fungi Cultivation Workshop

Thursday April 13th from 4:30-6:30pm
Want to learn how to cultivate your own gourmet mushrooms?  Intrigued by the amazing abilities fungi mycelium can provide to remove pollutants from our soils and water?  FVCP is embarking on two project using fungi mycelium to remove pollutants from the soil and water and we would like to pass along the knowledge to you.  Please contact John at john@vancortlandt.orgto register for a workshop.  See for additional dates.  Space is limited to 15 people per workshop.

Earth Day Volunteer Event
Saturday April 22nd meeting at 10am
Join us on Earth Day to volunteer for one of two projects in Van Cortlandt Park.
Garden & Compost Site Prep for Planting Season: meet at the Garden & Compost Site- enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.
Trail Restoration Project: meet at the last stop of the 1 train (near Broadway and W. 242nd Street)

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