This Weekend: Hike-toberfest Today & Community Cooking Class Tomorrow!

We officially welcomed fall yesterday, Friday September 22. Luckily, the summer weather is here to stay for a little longer and we can’t think of a better way to enjoy this 85 degrees than outdoors. The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park have the same idea so they’re holding HIKE-toberfest today! Get a head start on Oktoberfest and enjoy our last days of warm weather with hiking and beer. P.S one is not.. Read More

Yoga & Chill: Outdoor Fitness Events to Attend & Where to Eat Healthy After

July is here even though a lot of our summer bodies aren’t. However, now that the temps in New York are hitting a high for the summer, it’s time to start wearing less and going out more, which is probably the best reason to do outdoor fitness. You’re gonna sweat anyway. You might as well earn it by burning a couple calories, and enjoying the open air, greenery, and company of new friends at.. Read More

Taste of Nature Workshop at Van Cortlandt Park Sunday, Feb 21


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“Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature’s Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. In this program learn how everyday food sometimes has surprising origins. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.”

For more information call 718-548-0912.

When: 1:00p – 2:30p

Where: Van Cortlandt Nature Center

Admission: FREE

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Picnic Supper & Concert in Van Cortlandt Park Tuesday, June 23


The Van Cortlandt Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames promotes the appreciation of all that has led to the development of this country and is a leader in historic preservation, restoration and interpretation. Next Tuesday, they are holding a picnic supper in Van Cortlandt Park where guests will also enjoy drinks, concert by renowned symphony orchestra the NY Philharmonic, and a closing fireworks show. Purchase tickets here.


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