Current and Upcoming Events

Crew leaders from the Invasive Cleanup 2018
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with another volunteer day on the Aqueduct removing invasive species and restoring with native plants, all under the guidance of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s Invasives Strike Force.  This will take place on the Aqueduct Trail in Croton on Hudson.  Parking will be on Quaker Bridge Road – look for “Volunteers Park Here” signs between houses #124 and #99 Quaker Bridge Road.

Registration link: http://bit.ly/tc-isf19

Visitors entering the weir
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event

Croton Dam with cascade
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

A Hudson River Valley Ramble Event

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more.  Let’s start by walking into The Bronx across the Harlem River, via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct, then wind back to the gorgeous Jumel Terrace Historic District, Uptown Trinity Cemetery (resting place of Ed Koch and John James Audubon), and to hidden Audubon Terrace. Along the way we pay homage to Paul Robeson, jazz greats like Lena Horne, the indomitable Eliza Jumel, and to NY baseball.

Brick section of OCA tunnel, photo by Donna Dolin
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

A Path through History Event -- Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct.  The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.  There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour.  Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte.

Croton Dam photo by Aram Aslanian-Persico
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

A Path through History Event – Mark the celebration 177 years ago on this date of the opening of the Old Croton Aqueduct with an easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567.  The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Joint walk with the Lenoir Nature Preserve’s Curator, Sara Cavanaugh, along the Old Croton Aqueduct.  Meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers, and enjoy an easy 2-mile walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with time spent exploring the Preserve and the Gardens, enjoying Fall foliage and learning about the history of three different parks.  Inquiries:  Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or phone/text: 646-303-1448.

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct.  The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.  There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour.  Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567.  The leader of the hike will discuss the history and construction of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the features of the Croton Dam, the trailhead of the Aqueduct Trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.