This exhibition at The Keeper's House answers the question, “How did the engineering miracle of the Aqueduct actually happen 175 years ago?”
Early engineering drawings and plans and how they evolved will be highlighted and explained by Architect/engineer, Robert Kornfeld at the opening reception on December 16, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
The event and the exhibit is of particular interest to those who know the importance of STEM ( science, technology, engineering and math ) in our schools.
But all who love the Aqueduct and are proud to have a National Historic Landtmark in the neighborhood will be intrigued with the personalities and credentials of the brilliant people who made it happen.
Contact for information: Mavis Cain. 914 693 0529.
A Groundwork Hudson Valley Event
Join Groundwork on Saturday, February 2nd to remove invasive kudzu along the Lamartine section of the Old Croton Aqueduct in Yonkers. For GPS, set your destination to 16 Lamartine Terrace, Yonkers.
We provide tools and materials for the day, but please dress warmly and wear durable shoes.
Registration link to come.
Easy 2-mile 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. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Aram Aslanian-Persico, firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 949-258-7016.
Meet at the Highbridge Recreation Center on Amsterdam Ave. at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1 (Note: 168th St. #1 Stn is closed.) and A subway stations. Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more. Let’s take a long walk that starts by crossing 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, 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 (4.5 miles). (Metro North Hudson Line riders must make elevated subway transfer at Marble Hill.) Bring snacks, drinks. Heavy rain cancels. Inquiries: text only to Lesley Walter, 914-671-7112.