Current and Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 10:30am
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, small group, open-air, 2-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending at the front gates of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC. Directions to the Mansion, with transportation/parking suggestions/instructions for Mansion tours, can be found at: We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W. 158th x Edgecombe Avenue. Take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system. At the end of the tour, you may wish to take an optional discounted tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house.

Bring water & snacks & wear sturdy shoes.

Required: pre-registration (limited numbers); masks, and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Contact info for walk leader, Pete Dispensa, will be provided upon registration.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Morris Jumel Mansion

A Virtual Parlor Chat from Morris Jumal Mansion

Join Lesley Walter and Tom Tarnowsky from the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct as they share insights about the creation of this 1840s engineering marvel to provide clean drinking water for a rapidly growing, disease-filled, and fire-riddled City. Find out how Eliza Jumel played a role in its creation, and discover where New York City’s drinking water comes from today!

Free with Zoom registration.