Current and Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

HOW NEW YORK BECAME THE EMPIRE CITY  The Aqueduct from Croton to Manhattan

By the 1830’s New York City had depleted its own natural fresh water resources. The 300,000 citizens voted in 1834 to approve an expensive and daring project to bring  “pure and wholesome” water to the city through an aqueduct 41 miles long, forever changing the fortunes of the city.  

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.

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:30pm
Presenter: 
Dobbs Ferry Conservation Advisory Board

On Thursday, February 27th at 7:30pm, there will be a Rivertowns Pollinator Forum at the Fellowship Hall at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry. The program will include a presentation about encouraging pollinators in your own yard, as well as updates on current pollinator-related projects around the Rivertowns. All are welcome to attend, whether you’re beginning an interest in gardening, or you want to share your skills and learn more about local volunteer opportunities.

Feel free to share this information with anyone who would enjoy this program.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Washington Heights deserves more attention, especially now that the High Bridge beckons day-trippers once more. The span delivered clean Croton River water in the 19th century, and remains Manhattan's sole pedestrian-only bridge.  We start by walking into The Bronx via the High Bridge. You will hear the tale of the Old Croton Aqueduct, then wind back to gorgeous Jumel Terrace, Trinity Church Cemetery (resting place of Ed Koch and John James Audubon), and to hidden Audubon Terrace.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 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.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 1:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at the Keeper’s House, 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry (walking distance from the MTA Dobbs Ferry Train Station).  We will walk south, and discuss the Aqueduct as well as Margaret Sanger, “Fanny” Garrison Villard, Mary Anne Draper, Mamie Clark and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.  The walk will be a 5-mile loop, but you may choose to stop in Hastings on the return trip for refreshments and an early return via the MTA Train Stations at Hastings, a short distance from the trail.  BY RESERVATION ONLY:  Contact Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@g

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet at CoCo Farms (store within Shell Station), 372 S. Broadway, Tarrytown (at the NE corner of the intersection of Routes 9 and 119).  Park in adjacent shopping center parking lot or walk from Tarrytown MTA train station (1 mile).  Enjoy an easy 5-mile loop walk along the Aqueduct Trail, including The Historical Society and the Pocantico/Sleepy Hollow Weir, exploring history and nature.  Inclement weather cancels.  Inquiries:  Hal Kaplan, Kapkotours@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 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, March 22, 2020 - 2:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

ADAM BOSCH, director of public affairs for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, will share photos and information on DEPʼs large construction projects to upgrade the dams and aqueducts that provide water to 9.6 million New Yorkers, including half of Westchester County. He will report on the current Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel, the largest repair in the 178-year history of the cityʼs water supply system, and discuss research on several topics, notably the potential effects of climate change on the future water supply.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 1:00pm
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 t

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