Current and Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

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 2 hours. 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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 4:30pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 4:30pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

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.

Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

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, November 14, 2021 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy, small group, open-air 2 mile/2 hour (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 (may be 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); masks; and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Joint walk with the Lenoir Nature Preserve’s Curator, Sara Cavanaugh.

Meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers (free parking available), and enjoy an easy 2-mile loop walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with additional time spent exploring the Preserve and the Gardens, enjoying Fall foliage, in our Four Seasons/Three Parks series.

The trail is somewhat steep within Lenoir, so please wear sturdy shoes.

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 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. Be prepared for many stairs and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4+ miles).

Bring snacks and drinks.

Meet at Salento Columbian Coffee & Kitchen, 2112 Amsterdam Ave. (W. 165 Street), a short walk from #1, A and C subways at 168 Street. Parking lot at J&B Parking at 2123 Amsterdam Ave., or street park.

Please finish eating and using Salento bathroom before 10 am when we start walking.

Rain cancels.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 1:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Expect Sing Sing village tales, close Hudson River views from the prison hilltop and later from a nature preserve, a stroll down Sing Sing Kill gorge, a hidden museum and last, a neat microbrewery ….. all near or right on the Aqueduct Trail.

If you’ve seen BlackkKlansman, you know this turf! It was filmed below the double arch bridge. This outing is for people who walk fairly regularly. Some hills, 3.5 miles, up to 3 hours (excluding brews). Wear hiking boots, bring water and a hat for windy hills! There may be no bathrooms except at brewery. Meet at corner of Correctional Facility Road and State Street near downtown Ossining. Park free along nearby streets like Spring Street near Nelson Park, which is near our endpoint, the brewery. From MTA Hudson Line Ossining train station, it is a .8-mile walk to the meeting point.

Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Tour leader is Lesley, please TEXT ONLY to number provided on registration. REQUIRED: pre-registration; masks; limited numbers.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy, small group, open-air 2 mile/2 hour (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 (may be 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); masks; and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 11:00am
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. Be prepared for many stairs and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4+ miles).

Bring snacks and drinks.

Meet at Salento Columbian Coffee & Kitchen, 2112 Amsterdam Ave. (W. 165 Street), a short walk from #1, A and C subways at 168 Street. Parking lot at J&B Parking at 2123 Amsterdam Ave., or street park.

Please finish eating and using Salento bathroom before 10 am when we start walking.

Rain cancels.