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Social Distancing in the Great Outdoors

When New York State shut down last Spring so many events that we had planned didn’t happen. We weren’t able to host our Annual Spring Fundraiser and we weren’t able to announce the overall winner of The Great Outdoors Photo

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2019 Fundraiser A Great Success!

Supporters of the Friends of Pelham Bay Park gathered on April 24 for a wonderful evening at the Pelham-Split Rock Golf Clubhouse.  Everyone enjoyed the lovely spring weather, the tasty treats and giveaways, and especially the fun picture-taking board with

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October Volunteer Dates!

Join the Friends of Pelham Bay Park and get your hands dirty keeping the park clean! From 10 am to 1pm, come volunteer in our park! Saturday, Oct 14 Removing invasive plants in the South Woodlands (Pelham South) Saturday, Oct

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Pelham Bay Park Featured on News12 The Bronx

The Hutchinson River Restoration Project in conjunction with NYC Parks took part in the International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy this past Sunday, September 17. Check out the coverage on News12 The Bronx (you may need a subscription

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Summer So Far

It’s been a busy and exciting summer in Pelham Bay Park! Here’s what has happened so far: On Thursday, June 22nd, NYC Parks brought SING to the park with Movies under the Stars. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr and

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Groundbreaking for Fitness Equipment and Sensory Nature Trail

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene, Council Member James Vacca, the Friends of Pelham Bay Park, and community members to break ground on the installation of new fitness equipment and an

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Call for Artists: Garden Exhibition at Bartow-Pell

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invites artists to submit their work for an outdoor, temporary group exhibition to celebrate the centennial of its formal gardens. Artists selected for the exhibition will have an opportunity for their work to be seen by thousands

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Friends “Picture the Park!” Photo Contest

In spring 2015, the Friends of Pelham Bay Park launched its first photography contest, incorporating its Facebook page for voting. Contestants could enter photographs in three of five subject categories: Seasons, People in the Park, Wildlife, Infused by Bronx History,

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Orchard Beach Boasts 1.7 Million Visitors in 2014

The Daily News reported that New York City beaches gained in popularity by 22% during the summer of 2014, but the largest increase was seen at Orchard Beach. The stunning crescent shoreline, and the many recreational and picnic facilities available

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Bronx Parks: A Year-Long Celebration

The year 2013 marked the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the Bronx parks system and a yearlong celebration ensued, featuring special events, volunteer projects,  lectures, bike tours and much more.  The Bronx Parks 125 committee, chaired by Dart Westphal,

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