Events

Walk Across New Jersey Part X: South Orange To Branch Brook Park, Newark

Event date:
4- 19-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

10-14 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Tenth in a series of about a dozen hikes crossing the Garden State.  From South Orange train station walk mainly streets and some parks connecting interesting things in Orange, West Orange, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, and Belleville.  End at the north end of Branch Brook Park in Newark where hopefully cherry trees will still be blooming.    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

Garrison To Manitou, NY

Event date:
4- 19-2014 8:25 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608 for hike status, schedule

A linear hike of 10 miles on forested rolling hills. Trails on The Osborn Loop, Appalachian Trail, with a descent from Cunada Hill into Manitou. On a second leg we follow Mystery Point Road into the Manitou  Nature Preserve. A visit to the old Outward Bound estate, with paths on the high rimmed edges of the Hudson River. Return is from Manitou on the 4:26 pm southbound train. A moderate pace on climbs. Bring lunch and water.

Meet leader at the GCT Information Booth(large clock) no later than 8:25 am. Purchase r/t tickets with leader. Arrival at 9:55 am. Call Leader: Marvin Malater @ 718-376-3608 to check hike data, schedules, diving info, or additional questions. Joint hike. Non-members $3.

New York’s Museums and Cultural Institutions below Chelsea-Part 2

Event date:
4- 19-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z Baez
Email:
loves2walk@gmail.com.

New York’s Museums and Cultural Institutions below Chelsea-Part 2. 8+ miles, 6+ hours, moderate pace. A walk that will guide you past the Museums and Cultural Institutions located in Manhattan below Chelsea. 

MEET: 9 AM in front of Whole Foods Market on 14th St at the southern end of Union Square Park. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Take the N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6, or L train to 14th Street/Union Square. Heavy rain cancels.

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
4- 20-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
Cell: 646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

 7 miles. Walk through the land of “The Great Gatsby,” the original “West Egg” of the novel. See where the 1% lives; then onto the Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy located on Long Island Sound. Tour this 82 acre campus that has the former mansion of Walter P. Chrysler (previously owned by Henri Bendel), and houses the American Merchant Marine Museum in another mansion.

Important: Bring photo ID for admission to the Marine Academy, Metrocard for the bus back to the train station, water and lunch.

Meeting: Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 9:55 a.m. Fares: 16/11 senior and round trip. Meet leader at Great Neck RR station.

 

Impromptu, exploratory hike: FLUSHING TO JACKSON HEIGHTS VIA WILLETS POINT AND THE WORLD'S FAIR.

Event date:
4- 22-2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
4- 22-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
at dystopicnj@gmail.com (preferred)
Email:
551-206-6823
Total length of hike 3.5-8 miles depending on what we find, at a moderately brisk pace on streets and park paths.
The centerpiece of this hike will be a vis it to the old New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park being open to the public for the first time in decades this day only for three hours (see http://queens.brownstoner.com/2014/03/the-new-york-state-pavilion-will-open-to-the-public-in-april/).
 No need to register - just turn up at the start at the right time.
  
Starting from downtown Flushing, we cross Flushing Creek and walk through Willets Point to see how the Bloomberg inspired corporatization is proceeding. Then on to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and the New York State Pavilion.   
We will try to visit the pavilion but the leader may or may not decide to go in depending on the crowds.    After checking out the Pavilion walk around Flushing Meadows-Corona Park then on to Corona for lunch at Tortilleria Nixtamal (see tinyurl.com/3mruqom).  Then on to Jackson Heights where for return to Manhattan by E or 7 Train.   
  
Bring water and snacks  and lunch if Tortilleria NIxtamal does not interest you. Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  The hike will go with intermittent or light rain or threat thereof, but route may be modified or shortened. Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.
 
Meet 10:00 AM in front of the New World Mall on the south side of Roosevelt Avenue about 200 feet east of the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street in Flushing.  Take the 7 Train to Flushing-Main Street.
 

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.

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.

Meet at noon at the south entrance to the Gardens, off Flatbush Ave near the Prospect Park station of the B and Q trains. 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. 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.

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.

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