Current and Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 5:20pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct are pleased to present an exhibition of the paintings of Edward Bear Miller at The Keeper's House in Dobbs Ferry.

You are invited to an opening reception on Saturday April 3 at 2pm.

The Exhibition will run from April 3 to July 31 2022.

The Keeper's House is open to visitors Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. Entrance is always free.

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the benches in front 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). 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 (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the benches in front 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). 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 (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Sunday, July 24, 2022 - 12:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, open-air, 2-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending at the front gates of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC. Directions to the Mansion, with transportation/parking suggestions/instructions for Mansion tours, can be found at: www.morrisjumel.org. We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W. 158th x Edgecombe Avenue. Take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system. At the end of the tour, you may wish to take an optional discounted tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house (1765). Bring water & snacks & wear sturdy shoes.

Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing.

Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free (but $10 parking fee), easy, 2 miles/2 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°13′34”N 73°51′21”W . 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.)

Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks; and social distancing. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 1:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, easy, open-air loop walk. Meet us where we begin (and end) the walk: at the outdoor access bathrooms at the historic 1902 Van Cortlandt Park public golf clubhouse by Van Cortlandt lake. Moderate walk, approximately 6 miles (4-mile only bail-out option available), can be muddy; portions on the John Muir Trail will be hilly. Please bring food & water. History, birds, botany, and beauty may be anticipated. Required: pre-registration (limited number); bring masks; and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

You can get there in either of two ways: Take the local No. 1, IRT, to the last stop in the Bronx, 242nd St. and walk directly east from Broadway to the park and continue to the golf clubhouse OR park at the first parking lot (free) of the Van Cortlandt Park golf course and walk north to the clubhouse.