Current and Upcoming Events

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

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.

Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 1:00pm
Walk Leader: 
Sara Kelsey
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Rescheduled form July 20

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

Wednesday, August 7, 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.

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

Friday, August 9, 2024 - 1:00pm
Walk Leader: 
Sara Kelsey
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Along the Aqueduct and within the Rockefeller Preserve

Free, easy, 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, 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. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

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

Photo Christopher Payne
Saturday, August 10, 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.

Sunday, August 11, 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, 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