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Fri 19 Jul
Winter in July: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Friday, July 19, 2024 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Winter in July give us a new look at a classic tale in The Muppet Christmas Carol! Ebenezer Scrooge is the cheapest, meanest man around, especially around the holidays. After begrudgingly giving his employees Christmas off, Ebenezer is visited by several ghosts at night looking into different parts of his life to find out how he became such a curmudgeon. Will Ebenezer grow from the visits or doomed to the path he is on? All movies are shown on the east lawn of the Keeper's house and is free of charge! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a chair or blanket to lay on. 8:30pm-10:00pm, Location: Keeper's House, Dobbs Ferry, Free, Ages: All Ages.
Registration: Not required
Sat 20 Jul
Rockwood Hall/Archville Bridge
Saturday, July 20, 2024 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet up address: Rockwood Hall parking lot (description & directions: www.nynjtc.org/hike/rockwood-hall-sleepy-hollow) behind Phelps Memorial Hospital. Enjoy an approximately 3 miles/3 hours (total) loop walk, easy-to-moderate, with panoramic views of the Hudson River. We begin at the ruins of Rockwood Hall, built in 1849 and purchased by Wm. Rockefeller, John D. Sr.'s younger brother, in 1886, before John D. began acquiring and building what later became Kykuit. We cross the Archville bridge, which replaced the earlier stone bridge that carried the Aqueduct over Rt. 9 and served as a carriage trail connecting the two estates. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Pre-registration required.
Registration: Required
Sun 21 Jul
Weir Tour
Sunday, July 21, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet up address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562. Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of 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 - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration.
Registration: Required
Fri 26 Jul
Winter in July: Grinch (2018)
Friday, July 26, 2024 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Winter in July wraps up with a visit to Whoville and the meanest, green guy around, The Grinch! People can make you feel a lot of ways, and for the Grinch, he hated them! All their toys, noise, fun and food drove him crazy, especially around Christmas when the Who were at their cheeriest! A terrible plot to ruin the holiday was hatched, but could something change him and make the Grinch's heart grow to care about others? All movies are shown on the east lawn of the Keeper's house and is free of charge! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a chair or blanket to lay on. Free8:30pm-10:00pm, Location: Keeper's House, Dobbs Ferry, Ages: All Ages
Registration: Not required
Sat 27 Jul
Weir Tour
Saturday, July 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet up address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562. Free easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of 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 - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration.
Registration: Required
Wed 07 Aug
Weir Tour
Wednesday, August 7, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet up address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562. Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of 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 - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration. https://aqueduct.org/events/weir-tour-72.
Registration: Required
Fri 09 Aug
Sleepy Hollow Loop Walk along the Aqueduct and within the Rockefeller Preserve
Friday, August 9, 2024 01:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet up address: On the Aqueduct at Gory Brook Road at Ridge Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY. Free, easy, open-air walk of approximately 3 miles/hours. Meet at Aqueduct Ventilator #12, on the Aqueduct Trail just steps south of the intersection of Gory Brook Road and Ridge Street in Sleepy Hollow (on-street parking on Gory Brook Road). We will walk north and discuss the Aqueduct and view some of its structures, including a weir, a 90-foot high embankment carrying the Aqueduct over the Pocantico River, and the ghostly remnants of an old Keeper's House. We will also touch upon Rockefeller history and the monument in nearby Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to those in the NY Guard's First Provisional Regiment who perished during the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic while guarding the Aqueduct during The Great War. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration. https://aqueduct.org/events/sleepy-hollow-loop-walk-6.
Registration: Required
Sat 10 Aug
Weir Tour
Saturday, August 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet up address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562. Free, easy, 2-hour tour. Meet at the front (upper level/south side) of 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 - parking lots nearby). After a brief walk, descend into the Weir in Ossining and explore the original 1842 brick water tunnel and learn its history. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration. https://aqueduct.org/events/weir-tour-73.
Registration: Required
Sun 11 Aug
Croton Dam Hike
Sunday, August 11, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Meet up address: 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562. Enjoy a free, easy, 2 miles/hours (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: 41.22603, -73.85770. 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 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.) Note: Parking fee for Croton Gorge Park is $10. Walk may be rescheduled if weather does not cooperate. Required: pre-registration. https://aqueduct.org/events/croton-dam-hike-6.
Registration: Required
Fri 30 Aug
Movies on the Trail: Despicable Me
Friday, August 30, 2024 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
Movies on the Trail wraps up with our favorite villain in Despicable Me! Only a few people can pull off being a bad guy like Gru, who is battling to become the world's greatest villain with the help from his team of minions and evil genius, Dr. Nefario! His master plan? To steal the moon! When his plan leads him to adopt three orphan girls as cover, mayhem and hilarity ensues as their worlds collide! Will Gru stick to his original plan? Will the girls turn the villian good? All movies are shown on the east lawn of the Keeper's House and is free of charge! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a chair or blanket to lay on. 8:30pm-10:00pm, Location: Dobbs Ferry, Free, Ages: All Ages.
Registration: Not required