Events

Pocantico Trails

Event date:
9- 19-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Oliver Wayne
Phone:
201.840.4145

We will do most of the trails here. Bring lunch and something to drink.

Meet: at the info booth at Grand Central Station at 9:00 A.M. We take a Hudson Line train at 9:20 to Philipse manor. We will return via the 4:10 train. Call evening before to confirm. Members Only.

Peripatetic Perambulation Far Eastern Queens

Event date:
9- 20-2014 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
9- 20-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

8-14 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace. Connect various dots in far eastern Queens including Queens highest natural elevation, walking along streets and through various parks including Alley Pond Park and the Queens County Farm Museum.    Bring lunch, snacks and water.  E-mail (preferred) or phone leader a week before the hike for meeting time and place.    Joint Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.

Meeting:  Contact leader for meeting time and place

New York’s East-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 3

Event date:
9- 20-2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
9- 22-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z Baez
Email:
loves2walk@gmail.com

8+ miles, 6+ hours, moderate pace. A walk that will guide you past the Museums and Cultural Institutions located on Manhattan’s east side. 

MEET: 9 AM above the gold statue of Prometheus between 49th and 50th Sts.-opposite 30 Rockefeller Center. Subway: Take the D or F train to 47-50th St.; the6 train to 51st St.; the N or R train to 49th Street. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels.

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 21-2014 8:30 AM
Event End Date:
9- 22-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steve Gofner
Phone:
718-275-6615.
Email:
rocks1011@AOL.com

Brisk walkers only. Will walk most of the Marathon route, starting at 94th St. and 4th Ave., Brooklyn and ending outside of Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and 4 bridges. Total distance is not quite 24 miles but there are countless drop-off points. There may also be an optional “off-marathon” extension of the walk. Bring water and lunch (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancel.

MEET: 8:30 AM at Fort Hamilton Memorial Triangle, bounded by 4th Ave., 5th Ave. and 94th St. in Brooklyn. Take R train to 95th St. terminal which is at 4th Ave

Queens' Waterfront Part 2

Event date:
9- 21-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance:15 miles. Walk the Queens waterfront from Flushing to Bayside. Walk through Flushing, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Fort Totten, and Bayside. Moderate pace. Some drop-off points. 

Important: Bring water and lunch.

Meet: Main Street station, # 7 train at 9: 00 a.m., northeast corner (By AT&T store). Rain cancels.

 

Roosevelt Island, Slow Paced

Event date:
9- 21-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phillis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Phillis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

Distance: 3 to 5 miles. We will take the E train to 53rd St and Lexington Ave, regroup in the Citicorp Food Court, then at 12:15pm walk to the Roosevelt Island tram at 59th St. We will ride the tram, then walk to the new Four Freedoms Memorial, then walk the perimeter of the island, which stretches from 44th St to 90th St. Joint Hike.  No go in extreme weather conditions. Bring lunch, snack, water.

Meet: 11:15 am Penn Station, or 12Noon Citicorp Food Court at 53d St, btwn Lex & 3d Ave.

Dutchess County Rail Trail

Event date:
10- 4-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
(845) 462 1141
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

About 17 miles. Walk the new Dutchess County rail trail from Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie.  Pass lakes and woods, backyards and farms on this walk along the old railroad right-of-way, now paved for recreational use.  The rail trail ends at the Walkway over the Hudson, the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. 13 miles from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway, and about 4 more miles over the walkway and back and ending at the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station.

Note: This is a long walk and is far from any public transportation, so there is no opportunity to drop out before reaching the Walkway over the Hudson. We will do a car shuttle from the Beacon train station to the Hopewell junction trailhead, so there is no opportunity to turn back!

MEETING: 10:45 A. M.  at the Metro-North BEACON station platform. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to the BEACON station. Call the leader by 6:00 PM the evening before the walk to arrange transportation from the Beacon train station to the Hopewell Junction trailhead.

Central Park North, Slow Paced

Event date:
10- 5-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phillis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Day of hike: 516-238-7694 Phillis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

Members only. No Meetup groups.

Distance: 3 to 5 miles. Explore the Winding trails through the Ravine, the Loch, fed by a natural watercourse, the Montayne's Rivulet, that flows under Glen Span and Huddlestone arches, before connecting to the Meer, with 3 magnificent, Blockhouse, and Conservatory Gardens.  NYC Museum visit after.

Meet: 11:15 am Penn Station, or 12Noon, at the Dana Discovery Center.

Directions: Take #2 or #3 train to Lenox Ave & 110th Street.Joint Hike.   No go in extreme weather conditions. Bring lunch, snack, water.

 

Westside River Walk; Art and Dinner

Event date:
10- 11-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater and Joani Auerbach
Phone:
Marvin: 718-376-3608

Distance: 5 miles.

River vistas from 14th to 57th Streets along the Hudson.At 57th Street, a tour of some selected art galleries and a finish at Parnell’s for an optional early dinner. Excellent fare and generous servings, inclusive of a choice of drink for about $21, including tip.

Meet: at the NW corner of 8th Avenue at 14th Street. (A/C/E trains) at 10am. Bring a light lunch/snack and water.Joint hike.

Robert Moses Foot Path

Event date:
10- 11-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

This 3-mile ‘desire path’  dirt trail was created by walkers and joggers, mainly on top of the concrete train tunnel-chamber built by Robert Moses in Riverside Park. Constructed  in the 1930s, The RMFP goes from West 80th Street to West 129th Street. Robert Moses’ massive covered tunnel  added over 120 acres to Riverside Park. 

MEET:  at Riverside Drive at West 80th near the Warsaw  Take #1 train to West 79th Street.

Green-Wood Cemetery, 2 Hr Guided Trolly Tour $10

Event date:
10- 12-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Sposto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Day of hike: 516-238-7694; Phyllis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

MUST REGISTER.  LIMITED PARTICIPATION.  Please note this is a change in date from the 19th  which appears in the hard copy of the newsletter.

Distance: 2 to 3 miles. Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark,   Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors.

Meet: Please register with the hike leaders.  Bring lunch, snack, water. 

Directions:  For additional information and to register for the trolley tour please click on the hike title which will bring up Additional Information.

Liz And Jack’s 1 Bridge, 2 Fulton Streets, 3 Boroughs Walk

Event date:
10- 12-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack McCleland & Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
(718) 478-2430. Cell: (347) 586-6933
Email:
jgmwold@gmail.com

Approx. 12 miles.  We will begin in Manhattan and walk the length of Fulton Street, cross the Brooklyn Bridge and continue walking Fulton Street through Brooklyn and ending in Queens.  Many subway line stops near the start of the walk.  Contact us if you need directions.  Bring lunch.  Brisk, steady pace. 

Meet SE corner of Fulton and Church Streets in Manhattan at 9:15 for a prompt 9:30 start. 

 

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
10- 18-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Matthew Brozyna,
Phone:
917-912-9533

This is a moderately paced adventure under, over, around and through many of the amazing architectural wonders throughout Central Park. We begin our walk at the southwest tip of Central Park South and zigzag our way up the eastern half of Central Park to The Harlem Meer at 110th St. Then we circle back along the western half of the park and finish at Sheep's Meadow. Please bring water and lunch or snack for this fascinating 5-hour journey of approx. 8 miles. 

MEET: 9 AM sharp at the Atrium entrance to the Time Warner Towers Complex at 59th St. & Columbus Circle. Take the A, D or 1 train to 59th St. Rain or Shine! 

Walkway Over The Hudson

Event date:
10- 18-2014 11:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
845 462 1141 cell 845 418 0745
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

5 miles. Ride Metro-North along the Hudson River and take a walk on the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. Beautiful views of the River and surrounding mountains in the Poughkeepsie - Highland area from 212 feet above the water. Moderately paced, the round trip walk from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station is about 5 miles.

Meeting: at 11:45 A. M. in the Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station Waiting Room. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to The Poughkeepsie station (last stop)  Round-trip fare is $34.00 and senior (over 65) discounts are available

 

The New Jersey Silk Road – Lambert Castle to the Patterson Falls

Event date:
10- 21-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Starting at Lambert Castle, walk around Garret Mountain Reservation, then on to Paterson where we will visit the Great Falls Historic District and downtown.  6-10 miles, up and down on trails and city streets at a moderately brisk pace.   Bring lunch, snacks and water.

Meeting:  E-mail (preferred) or phone leader a week before the hike for meeting time and place.    Joint Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.

Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
10- 25-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Walt Wright
Phone:
917-783-6540
Email:
waltercwright@yahoo.com

Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge.  We will walk for about 12 hours and cross over all of the bridges that we can walk over from Manhattan Island.  The entire route will be 27+ miles of walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water, sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card.  Moderately paced, plus there may be a “fast group” for those who want to walk faster and farther.

Meet: 9:00 AM near corner of 179th Street and Ft Washington Avenue, by the trailer that is the temporary "waiting room" for the Port Authority Bus Station (and which, presumably, will have restrooms).  By subway, take the A train to 175th or 181st Street, or the 1 train to 181st Street.  

The Jersey/Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
10- 25-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Matthew Brozyna
Email:
917-912-9533

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2. Spectacular views of the Big Apple, from a different perspective. Join us on this 14+ mile medium-paced walk. Walk across the George Washington Bridge, spiral south along the Palisades and New Jersey shore. Pass through Historic Hoboken, and finally end at the new pier near Jersey City. Please bring plenty of water, food, and/or lunch for this visually stunning, 7+ hour mini-saunter. Return to Manhattan by PATH ($2.75 fare). 

MEET: 9:15 AM at the Information Booth in the GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Terminal (178th St/Broadway). Take the A Train to the 175th St. Station. Rain, snow or ice cancels. 

Cranberry Lake Circular

Event date:
10- 25-2014 9:25 AM
Event End Date:
3- 31-2012 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mayer Wiesen
Phone:
516 671-2095

Cranberry Lake Circular- 6 miles, moderate pace.  Explore marked trails in a Westchester County park near Valhalla.  Trails well marked.  Lunch at museum's picnic tables.   No smoking on trip.  Bring lunch.  

Meet 9:25AM at Grand Central Information Booth on upper level.  Round trip fare  $18 (about $9 from Bronx).   Call leader before 10:30 PM for further information.  Joint hike with Outdoor Club and NY Hiking Club. No smoking

Hoboken: Statues & Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
10- 25-2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
9- 24-2011 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 238-8073

Pace easy, some hills. Distance 5 miles, duration four to five hours. Walk through Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, beautiful views of Manhattan’s west side, Castle Point Terrace (Steven’s University), Sibyl’s Cave, the Hoboken Historical Museum and of course the memories and sites of Frank Sinatra.  Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.

Meet at 10:00AM, Greeley Square (6th Avenue and 32rd Street), Manhattan. This is the Manhattan entrance to the Path Train at 32rd Street. Fare on the Path Train is $2.50 each way. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM  if weather is question.   

Wall Street to Brooklyn Heights

Event date:
10- 25-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Robert Lazzaro
Email:
rlazzaro4@aol.com

Moderate paced 5-mile hike. Starting at Bowling Green, we will walk north to the Brooklyn Bridge. Crossing over the bridge we explore the DUMBO area, before entering Brooklyn Heights to walk the Promenade. The hike will end with lunch on Montague Street.  

MEET: 10:30 a.m. at the Southern end of Bowling Green Park (# 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green Station).  Heavy rain cancels

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