Current and Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet in front of the Aqueduct gatehouse, 135th St, just east of Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan. This walk is about 3 miles long and is anticipated to last between 3 and 3.5 hours (depending on how long you choose to stay at the High Bridge).  Walk north along the route of the Aqueduct in Manhattan on Amsterdam Ave. from 135th St. to the High Bridge at the Harlem River and 173rd St. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system and how the Manhattan landscape and the city's planned street grid of 1811 affected the placement of the Aqueduct.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 1:00pm
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Enjoy easy, leisurely loop walk of approximately 5 miles and 3.5 hours, much of it on the Aqueduct trail.  Meet at the Rockwood Hall parking lot (description & directions:  www.nynjtc.org/hike/rockwood-hall-sleepy-hollow) behind Phelps Memorial Hospital at 1 pm.   Inclement weather cancels.  Inquiries:  Hal Kaplan, Kapkotours@gmail.com.

 

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Short:  Easy 2-mile (total) loop hike north along the Aqueduct and atop the beautiful Croton Dam with Tom Tarnowsky.  Meet near the restrooms at the parking lot at Croton Gorge Park, Rte. 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567.  From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) He 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 NYC.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 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. (The closest subway stops on the #1 are 168th St. (reopened) or 157t St.  There is also on-street parking.)  We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 10:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Joint walk with the Lenoir Nature Preserve’s Curator, Sara Cavanaugh, along the Old Croton Aqueduct.  Meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers.  Easy 2-mile loop walk along the Aqueduct Trail to Untermyer Gardens, except for steep path in Lenoir (walking sticks optional). Enjoy exploring the Preserve and the Gardens in Spring, in our Four Seasons/Three Parks series.  

BY REGISTRATION ONLY: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or phone/text: 646-303-1448.

 

Saturday, April 18, 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. 133) (from Metro-North Ossining Train Station by taxi or 15-minute uphill walk). 

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Meet in front of the Aqueduct gatehouse, 135th St, just east of Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan. This walk is about 3 miles long and is anticipated to last about 3 hours. Walk south along the route of the aqueduct in Manhattan on Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues from 135th St. to the Great Lawn in Central Park at 80th St. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system and how the Manhattan landscape and the city's street grid of 1811 affected the placement of the aqueduct.

Saturday, April 25, 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, April 26, 2020 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and Urban Trail Conference

Joint Walk with the Urban Trail Conference’s David Bernstein

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