Sawmill River Walk

A Confluence of Two Rivers:

From Lenape fishing village and Philipse Manor grist mills to daylighting plans, peel back the layers of history and take a glimpse into the future as you walk the original path of the lower Nepperhan-Saw Mill River where it meets the Hudson at the Yonkers waterfront. View the Palisades Cliffs, Haas Gateway Murals, Yonkers Hudson River Waterfront, Sculpture Garden, 9/11 Memorial and other interesting monuments, buildings and art along the way.

Advanced registration is required. Please register by 5PM Friday September 17, 2010 by calling (914) 965-4027 or emailing

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Length of Trip in Miles: 1.3 miles
Trip Duration (Hours): 2 hours
Trip Characteristics: Yonkers city sidewalks some with slight to moderate inclines.
Age limits: Not recommended for children under the age of 5 years
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Additional Equipment Recommended: Water, sunscreen, hat

This program is a part of the annual Hudson River Valley Ramble. For more information, please click here.


Exhibit Opening: Saturday, January 9, 2010

Between September and December 2009, four children have been producing an unusual product as the result of their studies: a museum exhibit entitled Banish Modern Slavery!

We invite you to attend the free opening of Banish Modern Slavery! on Saturday, January 9th, 2010. The exhibit will feature the interpretations of these four children, who participated in a ten-week class covering exhibition design and the study of both modern and historical slavery. From an installation referencing the Department of Labor’s recent release of a list of goods potentially tainted by slave labor to original artwork, the exhibit speaks to the unfortunate continuum of international slavery.

During the opening reception, visitors will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the child curators, experience the exhibit, stroll through the larger museum (which features the exhibit Slavery: The Great and Foul Stain) and participate in activities centering on raising awareness about modern slavery (films, handicrafts, a lecture and more).

For further information, please call 914-965-4027 or visit our event information website, You may also visit the blog the students have created to describe a portion of the work process:

This exhibit was made possible by a partnership between Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, a museum and historic house in downtown Yonkers, and the Adventure Center: Journeys of Wonder, Inc., an educational enrichment program. Philipse Manor Hall, the setting for the exhibit, was once owned by the Philipse Family, who were slave owners and slave traders in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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