Current and Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 11:00am
Walk Leader: 
Mario Medici
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 6

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.

Friday, June 21, 2024 - 11:30am
Walk Leader: 
Sara Kelsey and Mario Medici
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Celebrate Make Music Day with an acoustic concert in the Aqueduct Weir in Ossining.

Free acoustic guitar and vocal performance in the weir by the Mike Risko Band acoustic. An optional weir tour will follow. Enjoy good vibrations in an 1842 brick water tunnel.

Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of the Joseph Caputo Community 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 short walk from the Center, we will arrive at the weir in time for a noon concert.

Required: pre-registration.

Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 12:00pm
Walk Leader: 
Friends of Quarry Park

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.

More Information:  Friends of Quarry Park
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 7:00am to Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 7:00am

Take a stroll along the OCA for the next installment of the Dobbs Ferry Library Storywalk featuring Tierra, Tierrita / Earth, Little Earth. Start at the OCA Keeper’s House and head north to Chestnut Street while you read-a-long with the book on natural beauty! The Storywalk will be up for the duration of the summer and counts towards the Dobbs Ferry summer reading program. The OCA can be used from sunrise to sunset!

Daytime | Location: Keeper’s House, Dobbs Ferry | Free | Ages: 4-6

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
Walk Leader: 
NY State Parks
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 5, 2024 - 8:30pm
Walk Leader: 
NY State Parks
Presenter: 
NY State Parks

Winter in July movie series storms into town with the defensive antics of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone! Who hasn’t wanted some peace and quiet without the family? Everything was great when Kevin was left at home on a family trip all alone: all the junk food, dirty movies, and fun actives his parents wouldn’t let him do! Things can change in a hurry though, and his heaven turned into a nightmare with a visit from the criminal Sticky Bandits! Can Kevin outwit the criminals and defend his house? 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, Dobbs Ferry | Free | Ages: All Ages

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 11:00am
Walk Leader: 
Sara Kelsey
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.)

Note: Parking fee for Croton Gorge Park is $10.

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

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 8:30pm
Walk Leader: 
NY State Parks
Presenter: 
NY State Parks

Winter in July movie series skates along with the Sandler classic Eight Crazy Nights! Not everyone looks to be redeemable on the surface, in the case of Davey Stone, running from the cops meant community service was his last stop before jail. Will the holiday spirits make him a new man, or will he continue in his old ways? 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, Dobbs Ferry | Free | Ages: All Ages

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 10:00am
Walk Leader: 
Sara Kelsey
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers at the Nature Center (up the hill from the parking lot). Enjoy Hudson River views and while exploring the Preserve and the Gardens and walking the Aqueduct between them. Easy 4-hour loop walk.

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

Friday, July 19, 2024 - 8:30pm
Presenter: 
NY State Parks

Winter in July give us a new look at a classic tale in The Muppet Christmas Carol! Ebenezer Scrooge is the cheapest, meanest man around, especially around the holidays. After begrudgingly giving his employees Christmas off, Ebenezer is visited by several ghosts at night looking into different parts of his life to find out how he became such a curmudgeon. Will Ebenezer grow from the visits or doomed to the path he is on? 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, Dobbs Ferry | Free | Ages: All Ages

Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 1:00pm
Walk Leader: 
Sara Kelsey
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Enjoy an approximately 3 miles/3 hours (total) loop walk, easy-to-moderate, with panoramic views of the Hudson River. We begin at the ruins of Rockwood Hall, built in 1849 and purchased by Wm. Rockefeller, John D. Sr.’s younger brother, in 1886, before John D. began acquiring and building what later became Kykuit. We cross the Archville bridge, which replaced the earlier stone bridge that carried the Aqueduct over Rt. 9 and served as a carriage trail connecting the two estates.

Meet at the Rockwood Hall parking lot (description & directions: www.nynjtc.org/hike/rockwood-hall-sleepy-hollow) behind Phelps Memorial Hospital.

Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Pre-registration required

Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 11:00am
Walk Leader: 
Mario Medici
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.

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

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

Winter in July wraps up with a visit to Whoville and the meanest, green guy around, The Grinch! People can make you feel a lot of ways, and for the Grinch, he hated them! All their toys, noise, fun and food drove him crazy, especially around Christmas when the Who were at their cheeriest! A terrible plot to ruin the holiday was hatched, but could something change him and make the Grinch’s heart grow to care about others? 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, Dobbs Ferry | Free | Ages: All Ages

Photo Christopher Payne
Saturday, July 27, 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.

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