Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 8:00am to 11:00am
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Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Join Mayor Mike Spano and local volunteers in beautifying our section of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER BY EMAILING PARKS@YONKERSNY.GOV OR BY CALLING (914) 377-6429.

VOLUNTEERS MAY ALSO SIGN UP AT THE EVENT. CONSENT FORMS REQUIRED FOR THOSE UNDER 18.

WHEN
7:30 AM Registration – Walnut Street at Old Croton Aqueduct in Yonkers
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Clean-up Aqueduct

WHERE
Meet at Walnut Street at Old Croton Aqueduct
Event will take place Rain or Shine

Coordinated by the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation

Special thanks to our sponsors to date: Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct • NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation • City of Yonkers

Limited to the numbers allowable by CDC/DOH at the time of the event. Participants and attendees must practice social distancing and wear masks. Please follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/State Department of Health (DOH) guidelines for preventing the spread of Covid-a9. Stay home if you are sick, exhibiting or feeling any Covid-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing and/or trouble breathing.

 

Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 10:30am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Free, small group, open-air, 2-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending at the front gates of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace, NYC.

Directions to the Mansion, with transportation/parking suggestions/instructions for Mansion tours, can be found at: www.morrisjumel.org.

We will walk to the High Bridge along the Aqueduct trail, beginning at W. 158th x Edgecombe Avenue. Take in panoramic views of the Harlem River, The Bronx and Manhattan. Marvel at the engineering feat completed in 1848. Learn about the origin of NYC’s water system. At the end of the tour, you may wish to take an optional discounted tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house.

Bring water & snacks & wear sturdy shoes.

Required: pre-registration (limited numbers); masks, and social distancing. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Contact Pete Dispensa by email, phone or text, solarconstant@msn.com or 914-522-5000.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 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 in our Four Seasons/Three Parks Series.

Free, small group, open-air, 4-mile (total) loop walk beginning and ending where we will meet at the Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley Street (not Place), Yonkers, and enjoy a 4-mile walk through the Nature Preserve, along the Aqueduct Trail, into Untermyer Gardens and back, with time spent exploring the Preserve and the Gardens in the Spring.

Some steep hills: wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Required: pre-registration (limited number); masks; and social distancing. Walk will be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

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

Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 11:00am
Presenter: 
Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Easy, small group, open-air 2 mile/1.5 hour (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′34′′N 73°51′21′′W (free parking). The leaders 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); masks; and social distancing.

Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.