Bronx-Events

Birding: Hawk Watch

Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: April 10, 2021

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we recommend bringing binoculars.

Registration is required. To register, visit Urban Park Ranger Registration Page. Registration begins on Wednesday, March 31st

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

2021-04-10
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Historic New York: The High Bridge

West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)
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Date: April 11, 2021

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Our Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

Learn the significance of this early engineering marvel as you walk across the oldest bridge in New York City.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: West 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

2021-04-11
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

Outdoors at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: April 14, 2021

Join NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun for a weekly watercolor landscape workshop series in partnership with Seeds of the League. This month, artist Amy DiGi will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as our inspiration. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome. Learn about light, color and design while making art en plein air (outside).

For your comfort, bring a mat, blanket, or folding chair to sit on. Feel free to bring your own watercolors, paper, water, and brushes. Limited supplies will be provided as well.

Amy DiGi is a plein air artist working in both rural and city locations. She is a United States Coast Guard artist and an Arts in Embassy artist. She received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute.

Seeds of the League is the Art Students League's community program.

Registration
Please register at sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov. The class size is limited to 25 participants and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the workshop.

Please note: This summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Outdoors at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2021-04-14
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Tidy Thursdays at Starlight Park

Starlight Park
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Date: April 15, 2021

Come help remove litter and support our local gardens for spring plantings and maintenance. Tasks can include litter pickup, invasive species removal, green infrastructure maintenance, and plantings.

Hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, social distancing guidelines, and temperature checks provided to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

For more information, please contact Lexi, the Volunteer Coordinator, at (718) 542-4284 or at volunteer@bronxriver.org.

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 836-1207

Location: Starlight Park

2021-04-15
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It's My Park at Walter Gladwin Park

Tremont Park (in Walter Gladwin Park)

Date: April 17, 2021

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Tremont Park and Assembly Member Victor M. Pichardo of Assembly District 86 at Walter Gladwin (Tremont) Park.

Space is limited, so please reach out to the project contact to register.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tremont Park (in Walter Gladwin Park)

2021-04-17
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It's My Park at Joyce Kilmer Park

Joyce Kilmer Park

Date: April 17, 2021

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of 4 Parks Alliance to beautify Joyce Kilmer Park. Help us make this park a clean place for all to enjoy.

Space is limited, so please reach out to the project contact to register.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joyce Kilmer Park

2021-04-17
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Camping 101

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: April 17, 2021

Thinking about camping this summer? Join the Urban Park Rangers to learn everything you need to know to be confident spending your first night in the woods.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-04-17
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Restoration Wednesdays with Bronx River Alliance Conservation Crew

Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park)
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Date: April 21, 2021

Support the conservation crew in green infrastructure maintenance and litter collection.

For more information, please contact Lexi, Volunteer Coordinator, at (718) 542-4284 or at volunteer@bronxriver.org.

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 836-1207

Location: Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park)

2021-04-21
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

Outdoors at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: April 21, 2021

Join NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun for a weekly watercolor landscape workshop series in partnership with Seeds of the League. This month, artist Amy DiGi will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as our inspiration. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome. Learn about light, color and design while making art en plein air (outside).

For your comfort, bring a mat, blanket, or folding chair to sit on. Feel free to bring your own watercolors, paper, water, and brushes. Limited supplies will be provided as well.

Amy DiGi is a plein air artist working in both rural and city locations. She is a United States Coast Guard artist and an Arts in Embassy artist. She received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute.

Seeds of the League is the Art Students League's community program.

Registration
Please register at sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov. The class size is limited to 25 participants and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the workshop.

Please note: This summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Outdoors at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2021-04-21
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It's My Park at St. James Park

St. James Park

Date: April 24, 2021

This It's My Park season, join us to clean-up at St. James Park. We look forward to keeping the park beautiful with your help!

Registration is required. Please sign up and complete your waiver here. Remember to wear a face covering when volunteering.

For more information, please email ItsMyPark@cityparksfoundation.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. James Park

2021-04-24
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Earth Day Hike and Clean-Up

Section 2 Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: April 24, 2021

In honor of Earth Day, join the Rangers to soak in and maintain the beauty of Pelham Bay Park as we hike the shoreline and remove trash along the way.

To enhance your experience, please wear comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and water.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Section 2 Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

2021-04-24
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Spring Botany Hike

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: April 25, 2021

Our Urban Park Rangers hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Van Cortlandt Park is home to a diversity of plant life which starts to become more visible in the spring. Hone your botany skills as we explore plant life in Van Cortlandt Park.

To enhance your experience we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, packing a light snack, and bringing water.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-04-25
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

Outdoors at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
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Date: April 28, 2021

Join NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun for a weekly watercolor landscape workshop series in partnership with Seeds of the League. This month, artist Amy DiGi will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as our inspiration. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome. Learn about light, color and design while making art en plein air (outside).

For your comfort, bring a mat, blanket, or folding chair to sit on. Feel free to bring your own watercolors, paper, water, and brushes. Limited supplies will be provided as well.

Amy DiGi is a plein air artist working in both rural and city locations. She is a United States Coast Guard artist and an Arts in Embassy artist. She received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute.

Seeds of the League is the Art Students League's community program.

Registration
Please register at sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov. The class size is limited to 25 participants and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the workshop.

Please note: This summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Outdoors at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

2021-04-28
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Tidy Thursdays at Starlight Park

Starlight Park
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Date: April 29, 2021

Come help remove litter and support our local gardens for spring plantings and maintenance. Tasks can include litter pickup, weed removal, green infrastructure maintenance, and plantings.

Hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, social distancing guidelines, and temperature checks provided to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, please contact Lexi, the Volunteer Coordinator, at (718) 542-4284 or at volunteer@bronxriver.org.

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 836-1207

Location: Starlight Park

2021-04-29
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Van Cortlandt Park Ephemeral Walk/Tour

Riding Stables Parking Lot (in Van Cortlandt Park)

Date: April 30, 2021

To kick off the City Nature Challenge, join NYC Parks staff on a hike around Van Cortlandt Park to view and make iNaturalist observations of the wonderfully diverse spring ephemerals on the western side of the park.

We will start the hike at the riding stables before exploring parts of the Northwest Forest. Please bring water and a snack, as well as your smartphone or camera! If you do not know how to use iNaturalist, arrive 15 minutes early and we will show you how! Plan to wear a face mask.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Registrants are encouraged to download the iNaturalist app onto their mobile device, prior to the event for an interactive experience.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Riding Stables Parking Lot (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-04-30
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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: August 9, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 - 13

Week 2: August 16 - 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-08-09
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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: August 10, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 - 13

Week 2: August 16 - 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-08-10
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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: August 11, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 - 13

Week 2: August 16 - 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-08-11
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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: August 12, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 - 13

Week 2: August 16 - 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-08-12
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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: August 13, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun.

All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages. Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 - 13

Week 2: August 16 - 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-08-13
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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: August 16, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun. All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages.

Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 - 13

Week 2: August 16 - 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-08-16
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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: August 17, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun. All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages.

Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 - 13

Week 2: August 16 - 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-08-17
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Adventures in Time Summer History Camp

Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)
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Date: August 18, 2021

Send your child on an adventure back in time this summer at Van Cortlandt House Museum at our Adventures in Time Summer History Camp. Campers will learn about the history of the Van Cortlandt family and how they relate to the history of New York City all while having fun. All activities will take place outdoors including on rainy days when we will make use of an 18th-century style canvas dining fly. We will be immersed in activities exploring the everyday life of a child in the 18th century, historic foodways, and the local history of the land as a plantation and park. Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching a tent and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance are also part of the action.

Camp is led by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and history. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12. Campers bring their own lunches but VCHM provides daily snacks and drinking water. Adventures in Time is a technology-free experience. Campers may bring a cell phone with them to camp but all phones will be left with the administrative staff in the Welcome Center/Office during camp hours. Special protocols will be in place to comply with COVID-19 regulations established by the State and City of New York including, but not limited to, the wearing of face masks/coverings, frequent hand-washing, use of hand-sanitizer, and no sharing of food or beverages.

Registration will be strictly limited to 15 campers.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2021. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Camp Dates 2021

Week 1: August 9 - 13

Week 2: August 16 - 20

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fees

$350.00 per child/week

Campers who are enrolled in two weeks of camp or two or more children from the same family qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Please visit VCHM's website for registration information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

2021-08-18
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