Current and Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 5:20pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct are pleased to present an exhibition of the paintings of Edward Bear Miller at The Keeper's House in Dobbs Ferry.

You are invited to an opening reception on Saturday April 3 at 2pm.

The Exhibition will run from April 3 to July 31 2022.

The Keeper's House is open to visitors Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. Entrance is always free.

Monday, May 23, 2022 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, open-air, 4-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending (where we will meet) at the Observatory Cottage in Draper Park, 407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Learn the history of this former marble quarry, which operated along (and under!) the Aqueduct. View the restoration of the site as a park with Hudson River views.

Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Most of the Old Croton Aqueduct in Manhattan ran under Amsterdam Avenue. Walk along this route and learn why that avenue was chosen, see vestiges of the aqueduct today, and immerse yourself in the historic and present-day activities of this part of Manhattan. Meet in front of the Highbridge Recreation Center at 173rd St. and Amsterdam Ave. (Public restrooms available at the beginning and end of the walk.) We will end the walk in front of the gatehouse at 135th St. For this two-hour walk, wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks and social distancing.
Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

NOTE: the walk begins with the descent of a five-story staircase.

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

On the Old Croton Aqueduct where it begins at the Croton Dem

Learn from expert crew leaders to identify INVASIVE plants &

  • Lop, pull and dig them up
  • Remove tree-strangling vines
  • Protect NATIVE species

Hosted by the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct in collaboration with Robbins Pharmacy, Feed the Birds, Hudson View Automolive, Green's Natural Foods & Baked by Susan.

The green REGISTER NOW button below will bring you to the registration page of the Taconic Region's I Love My Park Day events. Don’t worry about the May 7 date listed on top. After providing your contact information, you will see a list of all of the possible events that have already taken place on May 7 in the Taconic Region. Then using the drop down menu at the bottom of the page select the one event that was postponed by the rain to Sunday May 29: Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park at Croton Dam

 

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Uncover hidden clues to the Aqueduct in Central Park and discover links between the aqueduct's presence and the park's design. Meet in front of the Central Park Tennis House in Central Park. From the southeast corner of 96th St. and Central Park West, walk east in the park until you see the tennis courts on your left. Walk around the tennis courts to the tennis house. (Locate the tennis house on Google Maps.) We will end the walk at Central Park West and W. 85th Street. (Public restrooms available at the beginning and end of the walk.)

For this two-hour walk, wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks and social distancing

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 4:30pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). (Parking lots nearby) After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.

Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Old Croton Aqueduct State Park Education Program

Part of the Sites of Interest Along the Old Croton Aqueduct series

The Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House is one of the most visually unique homes in the world. It is the only known, fully domed octagonal residence and the only house which replicates Donato Bramante’s 1502 Tempietto in Rome. The elegantly proportioned Tempietto was built in the form of a Tholos, an ancient classical temple, which complemented America’s third quarter of the 19th-century fascination with classical forms. The 1-hour tour includes 3 flights of stairs and standing. 12-person limit.

Tickets cost $29.

Address: The Armour Stiner Octagon House, 45 West Clinton Avenue, Irvington, New York 10533.

Contact: Jess Lombard, info@armourstiner.com

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, 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: www.morrisjumel.org. 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 number); bring masks, and social distancing. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, open-air, 4-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending (where we will meet) at the Observatory Cottage in Draper Park, 407 Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Learn the history of this former marble quarry, which operated along (and under!) the Aqueduct. View the restoration of the site as a park with Hudson River views.

Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks, and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). (Parking lots nearby) After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Less than a half mile and two hours.

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

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, 2 miles/2 hours (total) loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the rear (south end) of the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY. 10567, GPS Coordinates: 41°13′34”N 73°51′21”W ($10 parking fee). 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 Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply fresh water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.)

Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks; and social distancing. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Image: Christopher Payne
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the benches in front of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). (Parking lots nearby) After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.

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

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.