Current and Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 4:00pm to Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

OPENING RECEPTION FEB 12, 4PM

Long-time supporter and member Cornelia Cotton has generously allowed us to exhibit a small portion of her huge collection of Old Croton Aqueduct-related graphics and photography.

Cornelia Cotton opened an art gallery in Croton-on-Hudson in 1979. One of the earliest gallery shows was called "Croton Water" -- the first time when prints, maps, and ephemera of the Old Croton Aqueduct were shown as an art exhibit. Cornelia was active on behalf of the Aqueduct early on, and after FOCA was founded she served on its board for many years.

She has worked as a portrait photographer, is a lifelong singer, and has won recognition as a historian and writer. She is the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of three grandsons.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, 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′ 20.46” N -73°51′12.59” 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, February 12, 2023 - 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Join us to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition at the Keeper's House and to hear a talk by Cornelia Cotton

Refreshments will be served

Long-time supporter and member Cornelia Cotton has generously allowed us to exhibit a small portion of her huge collection of Old Croton Aqueduct-related graphics and photography.

Cornelia Cotton opened an art gallery in Croton-on-Hudson in 1979. One of the earliest gallery shows was called "Croton Water" -- the first time when prints, maps, and ephemera of the Old Croton Aqueduct were shown as an art exhibit. Cornelia was active on behalf of the Aqueduct early on, and after FOCA was founded she served on its board for many years.

She has worked as a portrait photographer, is a lifelong singer, and has won recognition as a historian and writer. She is the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of three grandsons.

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

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). (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. Less than a half mile and two hours.

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

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Image: Christopher Payne
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 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). (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 (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, 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′ 20.46” N -73°51′12.59” 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.

Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 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). (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 (limited number); bring masks, and social distancing.

Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.