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, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Join Mayor Mike Spano and local volunteers in beautifying our section of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail on Yonkers Clean-Up Day, Saturday, April 27, 2019.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019

9:00 am: Registration
10:00 am: Press Conference
10:15 am – 2:00 pm: Clean-Up the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Where: Meet outside the Yonkers Parks Department, located at 285 Nepperhan Avenue. Parking is available in the lot behind the Parks Department.

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Presenter: 
Croton Friends of History

Adam Bosch will discuss how the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) operates, maintains and protects the largest municipal water supply in the United States. The talk will also include a special look at the $1 billion Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel project, the largest repair in the 176-year history of the City's water supply. The water supply is considered a marvel of modern engineering.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:00am
Presenter: 
Municipal Art Society

As part of the Municipal Art Society of New York’s Jane’s Walks (in honor of the late urban activist Jane Jacobs)

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Volunteers are invited to join the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct in celebration of New York State’s I Love My Park Day.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Municipal Art Society

As part of the Municipal Art Society of New York’s Jane’s Walks (in honor of the late urban activist Jane Jacobs)

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Highbridge Recreation Center on Amsterdam Ave. at 173 Street in Manhattan, a short walk from #1 (181 St.) and A (175 St.) subway stops.  Be prepared for many stairs, lovely views and up to 4 hours of hilly walking (4.5 miles)!  Washington Heights near the High Bridge deserves more attention, especially now that the gleaming bridge beckons day-trippers once more. We will start by crossing the Harlem River via the High Bridge.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am
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).

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