Current and Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

HOW NEW YORK BECAME THE EMPIRE CITY  The Aqueduct from Croton to Manhattan

By the 1830’s New York City had depleted its own natural fresh water resources. The 300,000 citizens voted in 1834 to approve an expensive and daring project to bring  “pure and wholesome” water to the city through an aqueduct 41 miles long, forever changing the fortunes of the city.  

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Hastings Historical Society presents this fall 2019 exhibit presenting 13 iconic images of Hastings photographed three times: circa 1930, in the 1980s, and again in the present day. Each of the selected images either shows an important historic site and/or a view in our village that has changed significantly over the years.

Opening reception on Sunday, November 10th from 2 to 4 pm at the Observatory Cottage in Draper Park.

 

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:00am
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, December 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Courtesy Post:

Teatown invites you to a gallery reception celebrating the artwork submitted by our community to raise money for the Croton River Stewards Fund, an initiative to hire NY-NJ Trail Conference stewards who will engage with visitors on the Croton River and encourage appropriate ways to enjoy this beautiful but increasingly popular destination.

With your support, the stewards can help this natural resource recover from the impacts of overuse while providing visitors with a cleaner, safer experience.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Presenter: 
Teatown

Courtesy Post:

Teatown invites you to a gallery reception celebrating the artwork submitted by our community to raise money for the Croton River Stewards Fund, an initiative to hire NY-NJ Trail Conference stewards who will engage with visitors on the Croton River and encourage appropriate ways to enjoy this beautiful but increasingly popular destination.

With your support, the stewards can help this natural resource recover from the impacts of overuse while providing visitors with a cleaner, safer experience.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and Urban Trail Conference

Snow or heavy rain date, Sunday, December 15, at the same time

Joint walk with Urban Trail Conference

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the front gates of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC.  Directions to the Mansion, with transportation/parking suggestions, can be found at: www.morrisjumel.org.  (Note: 168th St. stop on the #1 is closed, but 157th St. will do; there is also on-street parking.)  We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 12:30pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

(Snow date, Sunday, December 29, same time)

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 12:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Greet the New Year with an easy 2-mile total loop 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 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 fresh water to a thirsty New York City.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

The FRIENDS of the OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT & the HASTINGS HISTORICAL SOCIETY present

An Illustrated Talk by Tom Tarnowsky about the daring project to bring “pure and wholesome” water to New York, forever changing the City

Sunday, January 26th at 3pm

in the Orr Room at the Hastings-on Hudson Public Library

The talk is in conjunction with an exhibit of architectural and engineering drawings, illustrations, maps and photographs, curated by Mr. Tarnowsky, currently on display at the Keeper’s House, 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry.