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Sun 30 Jun
Meandering among the Mansions of the Historic Million
Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

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 a handful of Tiffany interiors. Meander north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (which intersects with Main Street) to Lyndhurst and back, admiring architectural landmarks and Hudson River views. Learn the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the millionaires who lived along the trail in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. On the return trip, you might stop to tour Jay Gould’s Lyndhurst or Washington Irving’s Sunnyside mansion (paid guided tours are available at both). When you return to Main Street, if you would like to see more, you may choose to continue your walk south (and back) on the Aqueduct to view more historic mansions. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Irvington Train Station, a 5-10-minute uphill walk). Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.
Sat 29 Jun
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Saturday, June 29, 2019 02:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

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. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) 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. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Aram Aslanian-Persico, aram.dap@gmail.com or call/text 949-258-7016 or Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.
Sat 29 Jun
Weir Tour
Saturday, June 29, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

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). Inquiries: Aram Aslanian-Persico, aram.dap@gmail.com or call/text 949-258-7016.
Sun 16 Jun
Old Croton Aqueduct Keeper’s House Open House & Curator’s Talk
Sunday, June 16, 2019 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

As part of the Path through History, hear Robert Kornfeld, Jr., curator, beginning at 2 pm, speak and answer questions about his exhibit, The Tunnel: A Passage Through History. The exhibit features engineers’ drawings and photographs of the Old Croton Aqueduct, now designated a National Historic Landmark, beginning with David Douglass’ earliest sketches from 1833, through the evolution into a design completed and executed by John Jervis, and later to the design and construction of the New Croton Aqueduct and the Gatehouse in Central Park. The Keeper’s House, used in the 1800’s as a residence by the engineer charged with maintaining the Aqueduct, has been restored and repurposed as a Visitor and Education Center, including details of the 177-year-old water system. Located on the Aqueduct in Dobbs Ferry at 15 Walnut Street, the Keeper’s House is a short uphill walk east from the Metro-North Hudson Line Dobbs Ferry train station. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.
Sat 15 Jun
Weirs to Beers: The Aqueduct in Ossining
Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:30 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

As part of Path through History, we start and end on a wooded trail – but in between expect Sing Sing Village tales, close Croton Bay views, a stroll through the Sing Sing Kill gorge, and a neat microbrewery (almost) at walk’s end. Six miles, 3 1/2 hours (excluding the brewery), some hills. Wear hiking boots and bring water. This ramble is for people who walk regularly. No bathrooms except at the brewery. Heavy rain cancels. Meet at 10:30 am in the REAR parking lot of Scarborough Presbyterian Church in Briarcliff Manor NY. Please do not park in the main church parking lot! The rear parking lot is off Route 9 (a/k/a S. Highland Avenue). From Route 9 turn into Marlborough Road (a smallish road just south of Sparta Cemetery and just north of the Church). The lot is the first right turn off Marlborough. By reservation only, for up to a total of 16 people. Please reserve a spot with Lesley, TEXT ONLY, TO 9146717112.
Registration: Required
Wed 12 Jun
Lenoir Nature Preserve to Keepers House Loop
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

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 6-mile loop walk along the Aqueduct Trail, with time spent in the Preserve and on the Trail, exploring history and nature. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.
Sat 08 Jun
Weir Tours (continuous) as part of the Ossining Village Fair
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Rain Date June 9th

Meet at the weir at the north end of the arch in Ossining near the Joseph Caputo Center, which is located at 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). Descend into the Weir in Ossining, explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. You may wish to visit the nearby Sing Sing Kill Greenway, a walkway under the Aqueduct Arch or enjoy the nearby Ossining Village Fair on Main Street. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.

 

Sun 02 Jun
The Many Lives of John Bloomfield Jervis, an illustrated talk by Bob Boothe, Industrial Heritage Historian
Sunday, June 2, 2019 04:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

At the Keeper’s House Visitor & Education Center. Learn about the self-made career of a pioneering figure in American civil and mechanical engineering and the Chief Engineer of the Old Croton Aqueduct. The Keeper’s House, used in the 1800’s as a residence by the engineer charged with maintaining the Aqueduct, has been restored and repurposed as a Visitor and Education Center, including details of the 177-year-old water system. Located on the Aqueduct in Dobbs Ferry at 15 Walnut Street, the Keeper’s House is a short uphill walk east from the Metro-North Hudson Line Dobbs Ferry train station. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.
Sun 26 May
Croton Reservoir & Dam Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:00 AM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

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. (Note: parking fee of $10 May – Sept.) 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. (From Metro-North Hudson Line Croton-Harmon Train Station: 15-minute taxi.) Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com, 646-303-1448.