Yorktown Grange Fair
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Stop by and visit with Historical Society volunteers and chat about the history of the area. Learn about the projects being worked on. Even better - lend a hand yourself and become a member. The Fair starts Thursday and runs through Sunday, September 7th.
Moseman Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm
One of the area's most popular speakers returns with a presentation on the history and ecology of Haverstraw Bay. Scott Craven -Ossining native, police officer, Hudson Valley Historian - will share is unique understanding, perception and appreciation of the culture and heritage of our area.
Free and open to the public.
Ottinger Room, Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Immigrant Stone Workers: A Social History of the New Croton Dam Tour
Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 am
Tour the Croton Dam and learn the history of its construction. To many people, the New Croton Dam in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, represents the ingenuity of American engineers of the late 19th century. At completion, it stood as the tallest masonry dam in the world. People compared it to the pyramids and to the Great Wall of China as a testment to human genius. The Dam is also a central feature in a dramatic labor story. Hundreds of workers risked life and limb to turn the dazzling dreams and promises of politicians and engineers into a concrete reality. This tour explores the forgotten stories of the immigrant laborers who built the Dam from 1892-1905. Meet in the parking lot near the playground at Croton Gorge Park. Contact: Laura Compagni, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 646-670-3947
Croton Gorge Park, Route 129, Cortlandt, NY 10567 ($10 fee to enter county park)
Hastings-on Hudson to Untermyer Gardens Walk - Part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble
Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm
Walk along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail from Hastings to the Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers. Learn about the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct, the Old Hasting's Marble Quarry, and celebrated Hastings residents who lived alonog the Aqueduct. Take a brief tour of the exquisite Untermyer Gardens, once among the most famous gardens in the world and view the amazing restoration underway. The walk will be two miles each way, but you may opt to finish earlier or return to Hastings by train. Arrive early for delicious food at Antoinette's! Contact: email@example.com or 917-621-5592 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-303-1448
meet at Antoinette's Patisserie, 417 Warburton, Hastings (easy walk from train station)