Current and Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Hastings Historical Society presents this fall 2019 exhibit presenting 13 iconic images of Hastings photographed three times: circa 1930, in the 1980s, and again in the present day. Each of the selected images either shows an important historic site and/or a view in our village that has changed significantly over the years.

Opening reception on Sunday, November 10th from 2 to 4 pm at the Observatory Cottage in Draper Park.

 

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

A one-day event at The New York Botanical Garden

Join us to learn from the experts what you can do in your own backyards and in your neighborhoods to be part of the change that is so urgently needed – and be inspired to take specific actions to make a difference!

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Joint Walk with Urban Trail Conference —Enjoy an approximately 4-5 mile loop walk, easy-to-moderate, mostly on the Old Croton Aqueduct trail.  We begin at the ruins of Rockwood Hall, built in 1849 and purchased by Wm. Rockefeller, John D. Senior’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 bridge that carried the Aqueduct over Rt.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Take an after-lunch stroll on the Aqueduct Trail.  Meet at Irvington’s Town Hall at 85 Main Street, less than ½ mile east up Main Street from the Irvington Metro-North train station (free parking).  Visit the Tiffany Reading Room, one of only a handful of Tiffany interiors.  Meander north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (which intersects with Main Street) to Lyndhurst and back (total distance less than 4 miles), admiring architectural landmarks, including the skeletal remains of a Lord & Burnham conservatory, and Hudson River views.  Learn the history of the Old Cro

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Joseph Caputo Community Center & view a short film about the Aqueduct.  The Weir is nearby on the Double Arch Bridge. There you will descend into the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history.  There is an optional walk along the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, located below the Double Arch Bridge, after the Weir Tour.  Address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562, just west of Rte. 9/Highland Ave. at the junction of Croton Ave. (Rte.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567.  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 Aqueduct Trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:30pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

We start and end in an urban park – but in between, expect Sing Sing village tales, close Hudson River views from a nature reserve, a stroll through the rocky gorge of Sing Sing Kill, a hidden museum and a neat microbrewery … all of it near or on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. If you’ve seen BlackkKlansman, you know this turf! Some hills, 4 miles, 3 hours (excluding brews). Wear hiking boots and bring water, snacks. This outing is for people who walk fairly regularly. Heavy snow cancels. Meet inside Ossining’s Nelson Park, which borders Route 9, on the S.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy 2-mile (total) hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567.  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 Aqueduct Trail.  The Aqueduct was completed in 1842 to supply water to a thirsty New York City.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and Urban Trail Conference

Snow or heavy rain date, Sunday, December 15, at the same time

Joint walk with Urban Trail Conference

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the front gates of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC.  Directions to the Mansion, with transportation/parking suggestions, can be found at: www.morrisjumel.org.  (Note: 168th St. stop on the #1 is closed, but 157th St. will do; there is also on-street parking.)  We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W.

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