Current and Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am
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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.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 4-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending (where we will meet) at the parking lot within the park, just northeast of the entrance at 355 Midland Avenue (at Teresa Avenue), Yonkers, NY 10704. (Note: parking fee of $10, May-Sept. - parking is free along Midland Ave.)  Discover the connections between the Old Croton Aqueduct, Tibbetts Brook Park, and South County trails.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am
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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, July 28, 2019 - 10:00am
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. (Note: parking fee of $10, May – Sept.)  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.