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New probable later finish time. See my comments below. This event is being offered identically on Sunday 8-2 and Saturday 8-15. You may sign for one but not both. If you sign you are expected to attend. If you're on the waitlist and have made other plans you MUST CHANGE YOUR RSVP so others may move up. Please don't block your fellow Members. Attendance is always taken. Suggested donation: $2.00. We meet as soon as you enter the college grounds. Obvious. We have permission to park there. There were port-a-johns at the meetup location last time I was there but don't quote me. No other bathrooms. The group size limit will be reduced compared to pre-covid. All events will be with social responsibility. You are required to have a mask at the ready. You are not required to wear it otherwise. You are required to be mindful of space, including of those coming in the opposite direction. This event has plenty of open space to distant. You are still required to sign the liability waiver form. If you're not comfortable touching it or my pens, bring sanitizer. You are welcome to pass around the numerous laminated pictures that i'll bring. Many Members have hiked the Old Croton Aqueduct but aren't aware of the wonderful history, sometimes hidden, just off of it. We'll explore this history, visible and hidden. We'll begin at Mercy College then see a 1869 church with amazing Tiffany windows, Alexander Hamilton's son's mansion/estate, the very cool hidden ruins of other estates, perhaps a peek from afar at the Belvedere Estate and much more. Who was Madam Walker? Who was Ambrose C. Kingsland? At Lyndhurst, the classic Gothic Castle, Docent extraordinaire Jim Parsons will tell us about it's fascinating history and we'll explore the amazing grounds. BONUS: One lost hidden ruined estate was the home of Vampire Barnabas Collins of the tv show Dark Shadows. Two breaks. Around 10 miles, flat, moderate due to distance and heat. *However, there is some off-trail in somewhat overgrown areas. Not killer bushwhacking, but tangible.* I plan on wearing long pants. Distance and finish time are APPROXIMATIONS ONLY. Never quote me....No early outs, children, guests, pets, runners, beginners, slow pokes. Everyone is expected to keep up and stay wt the group. I reserve the right to change any rsvp based on past attendance issues or other.