Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Happy Birthday Old Croton Aqueduct!!
The big celebration took place on Oct 14, 1842, with Croton HighBalls (Croton water with a splash of lemon) served with sandwiches to an enthusiastic audience.

A five mile long parade ended at a 50 ft fountain with a chorus of women singers. Imagine something as simple as water causing so much excitement,

But it was Croton Water!!

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

After a concerted push at the Dobbs Ferry Festa, the membership rolls of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct reached our goal of 500 - and then topped it by 10 additional members!

Our 500th member (shown at left) received a gift basket of caps, t-shirts, flowers and prosecco, plus a tuneless – but enthusiastic – serenade.

Thank you all for showing how important the Old Croton Aqueduct is in your lives.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin
Author: 
FOCAAdmin

The Friends had an amazing, exhilarating day at the High Bridge Saturday, participating in the kickoff of festivities for NYC Parks' Season of the High Bridge. We had a nearly endless stream of people stopping at our table, which was well-located just next to the (98-step) stairway down to the bridge (Manhattan side), plus many who joined our walks on the bridge, which we led about every half hour. Mega-thanks to Sara, Lesley, Mavis, Bob, Carl and Tom for their stamina, cheerfulness, and dedication.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

“One of the best things about moving to Dobbs Ferry 3 years ago was discovering the Old Croton Aqueduct.” That is what Peter Soboroff said as he handed a check for $2,570 to Mavis Cain, FOCA president. The donation, raised through GoFundMe. is designated for the education project in the restored Keeper's House.

When Peter planned his second annual Father’s Day marathon run, for the New York Cat Hospital, he came up with the idea of linking with GoFundMe, thus alerting his friends and neighbors about the project, In just one month after the announcement, 33 donors gave $2,570 - some giving in gratitude for Peter’s care of their cats and some giving because they love the trail.