Current and Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Come celebrate the start of summer with the staff of the OCA around the bonfire at the Keeper’s House! Get to meet the workers who maintain the trail and hear about the different projects, jobs and initiatives being done across our 26 miles. Enjoy playing some of the best games from the 1800’s and learn about the 180-year history of the Aqueduct all while making yourself some delicious S’mores!!

4pm - 6pm - Free and open to the public

Friday, May 31, 2024 - 8:30pm
Presenter: 
NY State Parks

Movies on the Trail series kicks off with the rise of the dragon warrior in Kung Fu Panda! Sometimes, all it takes is faith and hard work to make anything possible. Follow Po on a journey of self-discovery and transformation from noodle master to kung fu master! All movies are shown on the east lawn of the Keeper’s house and is free of charge! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a chair or blanket to lay on.

8:30pm-10:00pm | Location: The Keeper's House | Free | Ages: All Ages

Photo Christopher Payne
Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 10:00am
Walk Leader: 
Pete Dispensa
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 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 - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.

Required: pre-registration. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 11:00am

As part of the annual rivertowns-wide music festival, The Keeper's House will host a series of performers on the porch all day on June 1st. Stop by the Keeper’s House for hourly performances starting at 12:00PM before heading to the waterfront for the final performances!

Please check the Riverarts website for final lineup

11am: Buddy Coughlin - Americana with a modern rock twist
1pm: John McDermott - Catchy original acoustic songs with strong melodies
2pm: Mom Band - We are five Sleepy Hollow moms who play all your favorite covers from Alanis Morissette to Taylor Swift to Amy Winehouse.
2pm: The Porch Brothers - Acoustic jazz and Americana – voice, guitars and mandolin.
2pm: Ursula Hansberry - Alternative Singer-Songwriter
3pm: Shenendoah Thompson - Alternative Folk Rock
5pm: The Baghdaddios - Old School Punk with Pop overtones

11:00am-5:00pm | Location: Keeper’s House, Dobbs Ferry | Free | Ages: All Ages

Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 11:00am
Walk Leader: 
Mario Medici
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Enjoy a free, easy, 2 miles/hours (total) loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam. Meet near the restrooms at the rear (south end) of the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY. 10567, GPS Coordinates: 41.22603, -73.85770. 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 Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply fresh water to a thirsty New York City. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.)

Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: preregistration.

Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

 

Approximately 3 miles, 3 hours

Walk #5 is the final walk of the Great 26 Mile Challenge designed to cover the entire 26 miles of the Old Croton Aqueduct (OCA) in Westchester. Walkers who have completed the previous 4 segments of the Challenge will be awarded a Patch and a Certificate at the end of the walk. (Patches are free to members of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, non-members will be charged $10/patch.)

The Details: Terrain will be mostly level with some moderate elevation changes. There will be roots and rocks; please wear appropriate footwear. Please bring lunch, snacks and water – there will be rest stops along the way.
Important Note: This is a one-way walk. Plan accordingly if you will need to return to your starting point.
Meet at Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers 10701. Street parking on Warburton Ave. or in the Warburton Garage next door. Please DO NOT park in the Philipse Manor Hall lot. Metro-North in Yonkers – 5 minute walk
Walk will end at Lawton St. Yonkers 10705 GPS Coordinates: 40°54'26.2"N 73°52'56.9"W Street parking on Lawton St. and McLean Ave, Yonkers. Metro-North at Wakefield – 10 minute taxi ride.

Required: Pre-registration. Will reschedule in the event of rain.

Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 12:00pm

Location: Quarry Park, South of Washington Avenue along the Old Croton Aqueduct trail, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Quarry Gang Bluegrass Jam, living history, kids quarry zone, quarry trail tours, Bash The Trash parade, picnicking and more!

Celebrate Hastings' first industry with the grand opening of Quarry Park. Once a working quarry that was left abandoned, this 5.5 acre park along the OCA is now a native plant sanctuary and tranquil greenspace for all to enjoy.

Opening ceremony and ribbon cutting: 12:30 pm will highlight all who were instrumental in opening this new Hastings Village Park, including members of the Friends and staff of NYSOPRHP.

Festivities continue until 4pm. Stop by the Friends table and activities. More details to come!

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 1:00pm
Walk Leader: 
Sara Kelsey
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Along the Aqueduct and within the Rockefeller Preserve

Free, small group, open-air walk of approximately 3 miles/hours. Meet at Aqueduct Ventilator #12, on the Aqueduct Trail just steps south of the intersection of Gory Brook Road and Ridge Street in Sleepy Hollow (on-street parking on Gory Brook Road). We will walk north and discuss the Aqueduct and view some of its structures, including a weir, a 90-foot high embankment carrying the Aqueduct over the Pocantico River, the ghostly remnants of an old Keeper’s House, and touch upon Rockefeller history and the monument in nearby Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to those in the NY Guard’s First Provisional Regiment who perished during the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic while guarding the Aqueduct during The Great War.

Required: pre-registration. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 8:30pm
Presenter: 
NY State Parks

Movies on the Trail series continues with Shrek. Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Determined to save their home -- not to mention his -- Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) to be Farquaad's bride. Rescuing the Princess may be small compared to her deep, dark secret.

All movies are shown on the east lawn of the Keeper’s house and is free of charge!

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a chair or blanket to lay on.

8:30pm-10:00pm | Location: Keeper's House | Free | Ages: All Ages

Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 5:00pm
Presenter: 
Haverstraw Brick Museum

Haverstraw Brick Museum
12 Main St
HAVERSTRAW, NY

Friday, July 26, 2024 - 8:30pm
Presenter: 
NY State Parks

Movies on the Trail continues with The Grinch. The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbours in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realises there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, the green grump hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all.

8:30pm-10:00pm | Location: Keeper's House | Free | Ages: All Ages

Friday, August 30, 2024 - 8:30pm
Presenter: 
NY State Parks

Movies on the Trail series continues with Despicable Me. A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls who want to make him their dad.

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a chair or blanket to lay on. 8:30pm-10:00pm | Location: Dobbs Ferry | Free | Ages: All Ages