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Sun 16 Dec
The Tunnel: A Passage Through History
Sunday, December 16, 2018 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

A new exhibit of engineers' drawings and photographs curated by Robert Kornfeld. Please join us for the Opening Reception at The Keeper's House, 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry.
Tue 01 Jan
Croton Reservoir & Dam First Day Hike
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:00 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Greet the New Year with an easy 1-mile 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 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 New York City. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.

Sat 05 Jan
Along the Aqueduct Trail
Saturday, January 5, 2019 01:30 PM
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park
(914) 693-5259

Meet the new Curator of the Lenoir Nature Preserve, Sara Cavanaugh. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the Lenoir Nature Preserve.

Meet at the Keepers House at 15 Walnut Street in Dobbs Ferry, off Broadway. Learn about Lenoir from Sara and enjoy light refreshments. Afterwards, there will be an optional visit to the Preserve at 19 Dudley Street in Yonkers, off Broadway: on foot in a guided tour along the Aqueduct Trail (2.6 miles each way, wear sturdy shoes; steps and steep initial entry within the Preserve); or by car, where you will be treated to a tour of this beautiful Westchester County Nature Preserve. Inquiries: Sara Kelsey, saraakelsey@gmail.com or 646-303-1448.