Aquefest

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AQUEFEST! Saturday October 6, 2012.  A Trail-Long Celebration of the Old Croton Aqueduct.  It’s all on the trail!  Join us for Aqueduct history, music, puppets, pony rides, cycling tours, a trail run, tree rides, water fun and more!  Start at 9am by joining either The Rivertowns Roll or The Aqueduct Run!  Or join the fun at any one of the sites along the trail.  Hastings: 12 – 5pm, On the trail above Zinsser Field.  Family fun all day!  Kite Flying, Tree Rides by Almstead Tree Care, AqueDuck Raceway by the Hastings Chamber of Commerce, Bash the Trash instrument building workshop& parade!, Feed the Birds! with Hudson River Audubon Bird feeders, Art Adventures: Giant Aqueduct Mural with Jennifer Moore Smith, Black Walnut ink drawing and more!, Music on the Trail…12-1pm: Solar Punch, 1-2pm:South County, 2-3pm: 2nd Avenue Mountain Boys, 3-3:30: Bash The Trash Parade, 3:30-4:30: RiverRun with Adam Hart & Ken Tuccillo, 4:30-5pm Aqueduct Jam!  Bring out your talent and play!  Dobbs Ferry: 12 – 5pm, At The Keeper’s House, 15 Walnut StreetMeet James Bremner, the original “Keeper” of the Aqueduct as he hosts the day!  12:30: Arm of the Sea puppet production of “City that Drinks the Mountain Sky” a magically creative tale of how aqueducts and reservoirs brought the first fresh, clean water to New York City!, 1-2:30 Farm animals and pony rides by Pied Piper Farm Animals, 2-2:30 Irish Step Dancers from Dance & Theater Arts in Dobbs Ferry. Get up and jig with their award-winning teacher Erin Kennedy.  RiverArts presents “Skepsis” a community art project by Byzantine Icon artist, Katerina Spilio, 3pm Greetings From Anywhere, Sing the “The Croton Ode” a little diddie from 18, Learn about the historic Keepers House.  Irvington – 10am to 3pm, On the trail near Main Street.  Costumed guides entertain with stories from Irvington’s past.  See the newly restored Tiffany Reading Room in Historic Village Hall (1902).  Have lunch in small-town Main Street.  Walk south on the trail to the Octagon House.  Pick up an OCA detailed map, cap and t-shirt and you’re on your way!