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.

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

We start and end in an urban park – but in between, expect Sing Sing village tales, close Hudson River views from a nature reserve, a stroll through the rocky gorge of Sing Sing Kill, a hidden museum and a neat microbrewery … all of it near or on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.  If you’ve seen BlackkKlansman, you know this turf!  Some hills, 4 miles, 3 hours (excluding brews).  Wear hiking boots and bring water, snacks.  This outing is for people who walk fairly regularly.  Heavy snow cancels.  Meet inside Ossining’s Nelson Park, which borders Route 9,&

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 3:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the Hastings Historical Society

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.

 

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 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, February 16, 2020 - 1:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Keeper House, 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry (walking distance from the MTA Dobbs Ferry Train Station).  We will walk north, and discuss the Aqueduct as well as the Sisters of Mercy, Helen Gould and Madam C.J. Walker. At your option, this walk ends at Main Street, Irvington (one-way; walking distance from the MTA Irvington Train Station) or back at the Keeper’s House (loop) for a walk of 2 or 4 miles. BY RESERVATION ONLY:  Contact Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or call/text 646-303-1448.

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 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. (The closest subway stops on the #1 are 168th St. (reopened) or 157t St.  There is also on-street parking.)  We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W.