Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 10:00am
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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, and enjoy an easy 2-mile walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with time spent exploring the Preserve and the Gardens, enjoying Fall foliage and learning about the history of three different parks.  Inquiries:  Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or phone/text: 646-303-1448.

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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.  

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 11:00am
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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, October 27, 2019 - 11:00am
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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 9, 2019 - 1:00pm
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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 10, 2019 - 11:00am
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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, November 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
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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
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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
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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.