Events

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
4- 26-2014 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! 

WOTL-Walk Off The Lamb

Event date:
4- 26-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy and friends
Phone:
212-663-2167

Our annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers.  Lunch in the Carl Schurz Park after 8 miles, then another 8 miles to the South Street Seaport. Bring water, food and a Metro Card in case you need it. Moderate-to-brisk pace. Heavy rain cancel.

MEET: 10AM at Inwood Park entrance on Seaman Ave. and Isham St. in upper Manhattan.

Walkway Over The Hudson

Event date:
4- 26-2014 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 in the Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station Waiting Room. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to The Poughkeepsie station (last stop). We will meet in the station waiting room at 11:45. Leader: Gerry Matusiewicz 845-462-1141 (cell 845-418-0745) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Delaware & Raritan Canal: Kingston to Hamilton

Event date:
5- 3-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel
Phone:
718-626-3983

12 miles, moderate to brisk pace, from Kingston follow the Towpath past Lake Carnegie, Princeton, Port Mercer to Hamilton. Bring lunch and water. Meet PABT by the Commuter Statues. Buy O/W ticket on Suburban Transit to Kingston. Call leader for departure time on  Friday, May 2 evening only. Members ONLY.

The Great Saunter 2014

Event date:
5- 3-2014 7:00 AM
Individual Price:
$20.00

Shorewalkers will hold its annual Great Saunter—a 32-mile walk around Manhattan’s rim.  The pace is steady, but not fast. Most of the route is fairly flat.  We keep to the waterside as much as possible.  We’ll go rain or shine and many of us will make it round, regardless of the weather.  We walk through more than twenty parks and promenades and touch dozens of communities and cultures.  Along the way are many points from which you can easily join the group or drop off and catch public transportation. 

Registration: Please check and renew your membership prior to registering for The Great Saunter.   Please save time by registering in advance for this event.

Great Saunter 2014 Update
APRIL 16, 2014:  The deadline for registering online in time for the Great Saunter Mailing on April 17th has now passed.

Members who register for the Great Saunter on or after April 16th, should bring their PayPal receipt as proof of membership as well as their Great Saunter confirmation email on May 3rd.

You will also be able to purchase tickets to the Saunter on Saturday May 3rd: Individual - $20, Family (for 2) - $30, plus $10 for each extra family member that is walking with you, but note that on the day of registration you will not be eligible for a renewal or purchase of a Shorewalkers annual membership.

Current Shorewalker members log in here to register and first time Saunterers click here to register.

Schedule:

7:00 AM:  Registration: Faunces Tavern located at  54 Pearl St. (off Broad Street).

7:30 A.M. The Great Saunter begins.

9:30 A. M. LATE REGISTRATION located West 42nd Street & Hudson Greenway (by Circle Line)

11:00 A.M Break, Riverbank State Park (West 138th St. to 145th St.

1:00 P.M. Break in Inwood Park: near Flagpole, West 214th St.)

4:00 P.M. Break Carl Schurz Park: East River Promenade on south side of park, at E. 88th St.

7:00 P.M. + Rendezvous and celebrate at Fraunces Tavern

This year membership renewals and new memberships via paper registration  will not be accepted on the day of the event. 

We will be accepting payment for The Great Saunter only.  

All paper registratons (renewals or new membership in Shorewalkers)  must be received at least 6 weeks in advance The Great Saunter.

Brooklyn in Bloom

Event date:
5- 3-2014 11:30 AM
Event End Date:
5- 3-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mike Pollack
Phone:
718-648-3424
Email:
lpollsnoop@yahoo.com

Walk in the park

Cherry Blossom time at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Event date:
5- 4-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King
Phone:
631-991-8170

 3 mi, slow, easy pace.  See the cherry blossoms in bloom.We will walk the full length of the Gardens including the Cherry Esplanade, where all the cherry trees will be in bloom, exiting by the Brooklyn Museum and the Eastern Parkway subway station.

Meet at noon at the Eastern Parkway Entrance, near Brooklyn Museum. Please note this is a change in meeting location.  Take 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway.  No go in rain; call if weather doubtful . Joint with NHOC, a Long Island Club.

Garrison/Sugarloaf Hill

Event date:
5- 10-2014 8:25 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

An 11 mile circular hike in a forested rolling hills on leaf and pine strewn trails. Trails on the Osborn Loop, Sugarloaf Hill So.,Appalachian Trail and the Curry pond Traverse. Return from the West Point overlook at Arden Point. Moderate pace on climbs.

Meet leader at GCT, Information Booth(large clock) no later than 8:25 am and purchase R/T tickets with leader. Arrival at 9:55 am. Call leader: Marvin Malater @ 718-376-3608 to check on hike data, schedules and driving info or additional questions. Joint hike. Non-members $3.

New York East-Side Museums & Cultural Institutions Part 3

Event date:
5- 10-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z. Baez email
Phone:
loves2walk@gmail.com

 Moderate pace, 8+ miles, 6+ hours. 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.; the 6 train to 51st St.; the N or R train to 49th Street. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: Z. Baez email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Roosevelt Island to Williamsburg Bridge

Event date:
5- 10-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 10 miles and 6 hours, moderate pace, along sidewalks and through parks, mostly flat, except for a steep walk up the Pulaski Bridge. We'll take the Tram to Roosevelt Island, walk around the 4-mile perimeter and see the Four Freedoms FDR Memorial, cherry trees, the lighthouse and amazing views of Manhattan and Queens.  There are numerous drop off points to catch a subway during the Queens part of the walk; once we cross the Pulaski Bridge to Brooklyn there is only the G train and the L train at Bedford Avenue.

Then we'll cross the Roosevelt Island Bridge to Astoria and head south along the East River through Queensbridge Park, Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunter's Point South Park, cross over the Pulaski Bridge into Greenpoint and continue along the East River through WNYC Transmitter Park, Bushwick Inlet Park and East River State Park then continue to the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan and down Delancey Street to the F, J and M trains.

We will stop to buy lunch at the Food Cellar market in Long Island City and eat in the Gantry Plaza State Park.  Later, we will also stop at the Smorgasburg outdoor market in East River State Park, which features many food vendors.

Over the GWB and Beyond-Leg 4 & 5 of the Batt to Bear Trail

Event date:
5- 17-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy A & friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Walk over the GeorgeWashingtonBridge, into the woods on top of the Palisades. "No New Yorker should die without having walked over the GWB." Walk down 400 stone steps to the Hudson shore, then north 5 to 8 miles. Spectacular views, fresh air, waterfall. See map of the BTB trail at www.shorewalkers.org. See book WALKING THE HUDSON. Wear hiking shoes, hat. Bring water, food, binoculars. Bad weather cancels.

MEET: 10 a.m. at Bus Information booth in Port Authority Bus Terminal, W.178th/Broadway. Take A train to 178th or #1 train to 181st Station.

World's Fair Anniversary Festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Event date:
5- 18-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

We will take a 6 mile walk around Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of the 1939 and 1964 World Fairs, have lunch while enjoying the World's Fair Anniversary Festival and then tour the renovated Queens Museum of Art and see the Panorama of New York City and the Worlds Fair exhibit.  

We will have lunch in the park, where there will be plenty of food vendors, but we will not be passing any actual stores along the way. Note the availability of Belgian Waffles!

About 3 hours of walking, 1 hour for lunch then 1.5 hours in the museum, so done by 4:00 p.m. 

Meet: 10:30 a.m. Take the 7 train to the Mets-Willet Point stop and walk across the pedestrian bridge to the park, we will meet by the benches outside the rest rooms at the end of the pedestrian bridge. 

 

Prospect Park

Event date:
5- 18-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
631-991-8170 cell 516-238-7694, Phyllis 516-547-0497
Email:
nhochike@optonline.net

5 mi slow pace.  We will walk the entire length of this park, where Olmstead got right what he did wrong in Central Park, from its northern entrance, ending near the Parkside Ave station of the Q train.

Meet at noon at Grand Army Plaza, at the base of the steps to the Brooklyn Public Library.. No go in rain; call if weather doubtful. Joint with NHOC, a Long Island Club.

Crack is Wack: Graffiti in New York

Event date:
5- 24-2014 8:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nick DiNapoli
Email:
Nicholasdinapoli@hotmai.com

20 to 30 miles. Explore this international art form that uses the city as canvass from the Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, to Double Dutch in the Bronx, from Dumbo Walls in Manhattan to Five Pointz in Long Island City, from professional artist to amazing amateur. Numerous drop off points. Bring water and snacks.

Meeting: 8:15.  Take L to Jefferson St. Meet at corner of Jefferson and Wyckoff Ave. in Brooklyn

Bay Ridge to Sunset Park

Event date:
5- 24-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bob Lazzaro
Email:
rlazzaro4@aol.com

Moderate paced, 5-mile walk along Shore Road from the Verrazano Bridge to Owl's Head Park. We will then follow the "Greenbelt" to the 8th Avenue "Chinatown" to stop for lunch. After lunch we will visit the "Park" in Sunset Park and end with a brief tour of Green-Wood Cemetery. 

 MEET: 10:30a.m. outside the last stop of R Subway Line 95th Street and 4th Ave in Bayridge.

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
5- 31-2014 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! 

SCENIC FIRE ISLAND TOUR

Event date:
6- 1-2014 10:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Frank Bamberger
Phone:
718 457 5159
Email:
fbamberger@nyc.rr.com

Scenic Fire Island tour 7 miles at a moderate pace. Sand may be soft. Visit Pines, Cherry Grove, Sunken Forest to AMC camp at Atlantique for swimming, lemonade & showers. Return by ferry to Bayshore. Bring Lunch,water and suntan lotion. 

Meet: Passengers take LIRR train from Penn Station to Sayville leaving at 9.22 arrives at 10.49. Drivers meet this train at Bayshore at 10.32 and take 10.32 train to Sayville from which we will take taxi to ferry. Rain Cancels.

Brooklyn Heights

Event date:
6- 1-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
631-991-8170 cell (day of hike) 516-238-7694; Phyllis516-547-0497
Email:
nhochike@optonline.net

5 mi at a slow pace. After a brief tour of Brooklyn Heights, including the St George Hotel  and Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, home church of Henry Ward Beecher, we will take the new Squib Park footbridge down to Brooklyn Bridge Park, tour DUMBO, and then walk over the Manhattan Bridge.  

Meet: noon just outside the turnstiles of the Clark St/Brooklyn Heights subway station of the 2 and 3 trains. Bring lunch; no go in rain. Joint with NHOC, a Long Island club. 

Two Borough Connect-The-Dots Ind Subway Electrical Substations Peripatetic Perambulation

Event date:
6- 7-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

 Walk from Carroll Gardens to Harlem connecting remnant art deco IND subway electrical substations looking for interesting things. 15-20 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths. Bring lunch, snacks and water.

Meet: 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.

 

Two Borough Connect-The-Dots Ind Subway Electrical Substations Peripatetic Perambulation

Event date:
6- 7-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
dystopicnj@gmail.com
Email:
551-206-6823
Walk from Carroll Gardens to Harlem connecting remnant art deco IND subway electrical substations looking for interesting things. 15-20 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths. 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.
 
 

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