Local Lore & Regional History
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Historic Glen Island Walking Tour
Originally opened in 1880 and operated as a private amusement park, Glen Island has a rich history spanning almost 150 years. This “remote” walking tour will visit the current county park and explore remnants of Glen Island’s storied past as well as the development of New Rochelle and nearby islands in Long Island Sound.
CE-TRVL 2048, 1 Sat., May 1, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $26. C Gioia. #21586
Revisiting Stonewall: LGBT History and Counterculture in New York
The Stonewall Rebellion of 1969 is considered by many to be the spark that ignited the LGBT rights movement. But there is a history before Stonewall (and after) that reveals the connection between gay rights and the broader counterculture of the 1960’s especially in New York City. Utilizing documentary film, online resources, and archival documents, this course charts the development of the LGBT community in the 1960’s and 70’s and its relationship to social justice and civil rights.
CE-HIST 2105, 1 Wed., Mar. 10, 6:30-8:00 pm, $26. C Gioia. #21419
Walking Tours of the Old Croton Aqueduct
Co-sponsored with The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct
The aqueduct is a 41-mile brick-lined conduit constructed between 1837 and 1842 to bring fresh water from the Croton River to New York City; one of the great engineering achievements of the 19th century! Call Mavis Cain for more information at 914-693-0529.
A Visit Inside the Historic Aqueduct Tunnel
Tour the inside of the historic Aqueduct tunnel and learn its important history. It was built in 1837-1842, providing vital water to New York City in a period where disease, fires and drunkenness were rampant. Your tour will also include an informative talk and movie.
CE-TRVL 2001, 1 Sat., Apr. 17, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $27. M Cain. #21331
Aqueduct Trail and Rockefeller State Preserve
For a few miles the Aqueduct parallels the Rockefeller Preserve. Walkers will stay on the trail up to the Weir Chamber near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. At this point, we take a path east ino Rockefeller Preserve following Peggy’s Way. This stretch has some interesting brooks and bridges. Meet at Gory Brooke Road, parking on the roadside. For driving instructions call Mavis at (914) 693-0529.
CE-TRVL 2011, 1 Sat., Apr. 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, $26. M Cain. #21329