Current and Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Keeper’s House:  Saturdays and Sundays at 1-4 pm through July 2019

This exhibition answers the question, “How did the engineering miracle of the Aqueduct actually happen 175 years ago?”

The exhibit contains early engineering drawings and plans and traces how the the Aqueduct structures evolved. 

The exhibit may be of particular interest to those who know the importance  of STEM ( science, technology, engineering and math ) in our schools.

Saturday, March 23, 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. 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.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
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. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk).

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Croton Point, now the site of Croton Point Park, was once one of the largest tidal marshes on the Hudson River. Its human history dates back 7,000 years to the time of the first Native American settlements. Today you can find oyster middens on the northern tip, abundant evidence of a major brickmaking operation, and vaulted wine cellars from an early commercial vineyard.  There are tales of Captain Kidd’s buried treasure and links to the capture of Major John Andre during the Revolution.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Joint walk with the Lenoir Nature Preserve’s Curator, Sara Cavanaugh, along the Old Croton Aqueduct.  Meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers, and enjoy an easy 2-mile walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with time spent exploring the Preserve and the Gardens, looking for signs of Spring and learning about the history of three different parks. Inquiries:  Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

We start and end on a wooded trail – but in-between expect Sing Sing Village tales, close Croton Bay views, a stroll through the Sing Sing Kill gorge, and a neat microbrewery (almost) at walk’s end. Six miles, 3 1/2 hours (excluding the brewery), some hills. Wear hiking boots and bring water. This ramble is for people who walk fairly regularly. No bathrooms except at the brewery. Heavy rain or snow cancel.

Saturday, April 27, 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. 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.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Joint Walk with Friends of Van Cortlandt Park & the Urban Trail Conference