Author: 
FOCAAdmin

The event, hosted by the Friends to honor Assemblyman Mike Spano and Groundwork Hudson Valley for their support of the Aqueduct, took place on October 21, a beautiful autumn day, at the juncture of the trail and Lamartine Avenue.

Since Mike Spano had an important meeting in Albany, our good friend, former State Senator Nick Spano, stood in for his brother, pulling off the paper cover of one of the signs with appropriate panache.

Executive Director Rick Magder and Community Development Director Vernon Brinkley of Groundwork Hudson Valley revealed the second sign with toddler Liliane Ameen offering advice.

Author: 
Mavis Cain

On October 3rd, Troop 24 left Croton Dam and walked south as far as Dobbs Ferry, a hike that took all day. The boys and their troop leaders spent the night at the beautiful Waterfront park beside the Hudson river. It was cold... br-r.
For the next lap of the journey they chose November 7. They left the Keeper's House early and walked as far as the High Bridge. Thanks to the Friends' trusty map, they made it!


The sight of the water tower as they neared the goal must have been glorious. All together the boys and their leaders walked 20 miles. They now know every ventilator and weir on the whole trail. Congratulations Troop 24! Mavis Cain

Author: 
Mavis Cain

On November 11th, the History Channel crew will be filming the Croton Dam and inside the Aqueduct tunnel. The Friends historian Bob Kornfeld will be on-camera giving the history of The Aqueduct. Our next report will tell you when to see it on television.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin


The Emerging New York Architects Committee, AIA NY Chapter, announces its fourth biennial international ideas competition incorporating the historic High Bridge, the oldest standing bridge in NYC. ENYA challenges entrants to create a public facility that fosters the development of experimental, innovative art forms.

REGISTRATION BEGINS: September 10, 2009
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 20, 2009
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2010
REGISTER AT: www.enyacompetitions.org

FIRST PRIZE: $5000
SECOND PRIZE: $2000
THIRD PRIZE: $1000
STUDENT PRIZE: $1000

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

The weather was gorgeous, the trail was alive with musicians, dancers, storytellers and artists. We recruited new members and celebrated with Friends!

Thanks for making it all happen!

These are some of the highlights (photos by Deniz Tuzun and Hazel Kalderon):