Events

City Walk

Event date:
8- 28-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

We will see interesting sites in the “hipster” part of Willamsburg as well as view the Orthodox Jewish section.

MEET 10:30AM. Take the F train to Delancy Street. Bring water. We will eat lunch at a restaurant. About 6 miles. Call Leader Ellen to confirm 212-861-4267.

HUDSON RIVER GREENWAY: COLUMBUS CIRCLE TO BATTERY

Event date:
9- 3-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

6 miles of Westside esplanades, at a moderate pace. At finish, optional beer and pizza at a venue near the Staten Island Ferry.

MEET: 10:00 AM, at the Time-Warner Building Atrium at Columbus Circle. Take the A,B,C,D or 1 train to 59th Street. Bring lunch and water. Leader: Marvin Malater, 718-376-3608, for hike status or information.

Triboro Bridge to Whitestone Bridge

Event date:
9- 4-2016 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

21 miles, 8 -9 hours, moderate to fast pace, a walk along the East River in the Bronx with beautiful parks and great views in all directions.

The walk will begin at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in Manhattan, outside the 4,5,6 station. We'll walk across the Triboro Bridge to Randall's Island, tour the north end of the island, walk across the new Randalls Island Connector to the Bronx, walk along Bruckner Boulevard to Hunts Point, then visit three parks in Hunt's Point: Baretto Point Park, Hunts Point Landing and Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Next, we cross the Bronx River and visit Soundview Park, then through the Harding Park neighborhood and along the Shorehaven path to Kane's Park on Clason Point, Pugsley Creek Park and Castle Hill Park. Then north on Zerega Avenue, across the Westchester Creek on the Unionport Bridge, south on Brush Avenue to a rest stop at a Target that has a Starbucks, then finally to Ferry Point Park and the Whitestone Bridge.

We will walk back on Brush Avenue past the Target to get the Q44 bus at Lafayette Avenue to the 6 train at Hugh Grant Circle in Parkchester; the Q44 also connects to the 2 and 5 trains at West Farm Square.

Bring snacks, lunch and drink, we will pass almost no stores along the way except the occasional questionable deli. We will stop to eat in Baretto Point Park and will stop again toward the end of the hike at the Starbucks inside the Target store at the Throgs Neck Shopping Center. While much of the walk is in parks about one third of the walk is through warehouse districts that have no redeeming quality other than allowing us to get to the next park. There are a few drop off points along the way, buses that connect to various stops of the 6 train.

Here is a map of the walk: Triboro to Whitestone

Meet: 9:30 a.m. at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street. Take the 4,5,6 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, or take the 2,3 to 125th Street and Lenox Avenue and walk east to Lexington Avenue, or Metro-North to 125th Street and walk east one block, or take the M60 or B15 bus.

 

Piermont to Nyack Circular

Event date:
9- 5-2016 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
L Irv Reich CL Carol Ann Benton
Phone:
C 917-913-2742
Email:
Richiam@aol.com
Piermont to Nyack Circular 10 miles moderate pace trail hike. This AMC/Shorewalker hike will begin with six miles on the Long Path, including historic Rockland Cemetery and a pre-WWI rifle range. The return will be on the Old Erie Railroad Bed. Bring 2 liters of fluids and lunch.  See website http://nynjtc.org/hike/long-pathold-erie-railroad-bed-loop-piermont-nyack for directions and full description or contact leader for information. The Trail Conference calls this hike moderate to strenuous hike and among their longest, 10 miles.

  Meeting:

 Car people - meet before 9:30 a.m. at the Piermont municipal parking lot.

Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway to Exit 4. Continue on Route 9W north for about three miles, until the road detours down a hill. Bear right at the bottom of the hill and turn right, at the next traffic light, onto Ferdon Avenue. Follow Ferdon Avenue for about 0.7 mile, and continue ahead as the road turns sharply left and becomes Piermont Avenue beyond the next intersection. At the following intersection, bear right onto Gair Street, and park in the municipal parking lot to the left. (From Trail Conference website).

Bus people - take the Coach USA (www.coachusa/rockland) bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal departing at 8:15am to Piermont, Rockland County which arrives at 450 Piermont Ave. at 9:17am. Wait at 450 Piermont Avenue (the building with a large mural painted on it). 

Rockaway Beach Walk

Event date:
9- 5-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
John Socolink
Email:
Finch1149@gmail.com

About 4 miles Boardwalk beach and street walking about 40 minutes back to same stop or drop out. Bring lunch and suit. MEET: 11:00 AM at the A train LAST stop, MOTT Avenue. Cancel if raining. Leader: John Socolink 

New York’s West-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 1

Event date:
9- 10-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z. Baez
Email:
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 west 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.

Jersey City and Hoboken: Statues and Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
9- 10-2016 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
8- 10-2013 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 238-8073(cell)

Pace easy, some hills. Distance 8 miles, duration 5 to 6 hours After getting off the train at Exchange Place Station, we will walk south along the Hudson and then go inland to Paulus Hook and Historic Downtown Jersey City. We will then head north to Hoboken. Walk through Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, beautiful views of Manhattan westside, magnificent 100 year old buildings, Castle Point Terrace (Steven’s University), Sibyl’s Cave and the Hoboken Museum. Return to Manhattan  via Hoboken Path Station. Call leader Friday evening until 9:00PM if weather is a question.   

Meeting: at Broadway and Vesey Street at 10AM, across from St Paul’s Church (take the “E train to last stop or 1, 2 or 3 train to Chamber Street and walk a few blocks south). The Path Train station is three blocks west on Vesey Street and the fare to New Jersey and.back is $5.50.                                      

Scenic Fire Island Tour

Event date:
9- 11-2016 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Frank Bamberger
Phone:
718 457 5159
Email:
fbamberger@nyc.rr.com

6 miles. Visit the Pines,Cherry Grove,sunken forest and AMC camp at Atlantique for lemonade,showers,swimming.Pace moderate &sand may be soft.

Take 8.45 am train LIRR from Penn Station arriving at 10:09 in Sayville, Then taxi to the ferry for the Pines. We return by ferry  to Bayshore, return to NYC  by LIRR.

Cost $5 for admission to AMC house,ferries $16 and LIRR .

Please call leader to confirm that walk I'll take place especially if rain is possible. My voicemail starts after 3 rings. Drivers park at Bayshore LIRR station and take the 9.52 train to Sayville arriving from east bound platform. Buy ticket from machine on west bound platform. Seniors can buy on train without penalty. Do not park in Sayville as we do a round trip.

 

HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM AND UNTERMYER GARDENS

Event date:
9- 11-2016 12:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

Museum visit then a 5-mile walk at moderate pace on mostly flat trails with one relatively steep trail ascent of about one-half mile. Round-trip on Metro-North to the Glenwood station. Feel free to join us for the museum even if you do not want to join us on the walk. 

We will visit the Hudson River Museum in Trevor Park, Yonkers, to view "Tongue in Cheek: The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle."  Here is a review of the exhibit : At the Hudson River Museum, Art with an Inflated Sense of Itself.

Also view the permanent collection, with emphasis on Hudson River School painters; the Riverama, an excellent exhibit of Hudson River nature and history; and the wonderfully overdone period rooms of the 1877 Glenview mansion. Museum admission is $6.00.

Bring food and drink and eat at the museum; there is a small area in the lobby with tables and chairs, or if the weather is nice eat outside. The gift shop has a very small selection of snacks and beverages and that is the only opportunity to buy food on this walk.

Around 2:00 we will leave the museum and walk north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail to Untermyer Gardens, a 43 acre park with formal gardens, statuary, and expansive views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.  Read about the gardens here: www.untermyergardens.org. The aqueduct trail is level, but may be a bit muddy. There is a relatively steep ascent of about one-half mile from the aqueduct trail to the gardens.

After viewing the gardens we will return south on the aqueduct to the Glenwood train station. There are trains from Glenwood to New York at 4:30 and 5:01, we will try for the 4:30.

Meet: 12:00 p.m. at the Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers. 

Directions:  Buy a round trip ticket. Take the Metro-North Hudson Line train from Grand Central at 11:20 a.m. ($15.50 round trip) or from Harlem/125th Street at 11:30 a.m. ($15.50 round trip) or from Marble Hill at 11:42 a.m. ($6.00 round trip)  or from Riverdale at 11:48 a.m. ($6.00 round trip) to the Glenwood station, arriving at 11:53 a.m.  The hike leader is getting on at Marble Hill.

From the station, walk one block up Glenwood Avenue, turn left on to Ravine Avenue, at the end of Ravine Avenue enter Trevor Park and follow the path to museum entrance.

The MTA offers a combined train and museum discount ticket that can be purchased at Metro North ticket counters, ticket machines or online. Click here for details. 

 

New York’s East-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 2.

Event date:
9- 17-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z. Baez
Email:
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.

Bay Ridge to Coney Island

Event date:
9- 18-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
Cell: 201-850-9649; Home: 201-332-1709
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Distance: 6-7 miles. Time: 4-5 hours. Walk along Narrows to Coney Island taking in beautiful views of the bay area along the Narrows.  Walk from subway station to pathway along the Narrows to Surf and Stillwell Ave and end by Nathan's in Coney Island. Subway station at end of walk is across the street from Nathan's

Meet 11:00 AM outside the last stop of R Subway Line 95th Street and 4th Ave in Bay Ridge. Rain cancels. . Bring lunch and water or purchase lunch at Ceasar's Bay Bazaar.  $3 non-members. Rain cancels. Please call or email to confirm that walk is on.

Cellphone on day of hike only between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Allenhurst to Manasquan

Event date:
9- 24-2016 8:40 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel
Phone:
(718) 626-3983

Hike 9 miles at a moderately brisk pace on boardwalk and beach, passing Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Spring Lake and other town.  Bring lunch and water.

Meeting:  Penn Station, Long Island Railroad ticket area.  Round Trip to Manasquan at 8:40 for a 9:07AM departure.

PORT IVORY AND NEW 100-ACRE PARK (new hike)

Event date:
9- 24-2016 10:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Take ferry to Staten Island, bus along Richmond Terrace to Howlands Hook area.  Scout Mariners Marsh Park,  area, etc

 MEET: 10:15 a.m. at the  Staten Island Ferry  terminal to catch 11 a.m. ferry to S.I. + S40 bus.     

Distance: 4-7 miles.

 

CONSTITUTION ISLAND: FAMILY DAY

Event date:
9- 24-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
914-582-1237

Strolling, sightseeing at a gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point is only open 3 weekends per summer. Take the Metro North(Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal to Cold Spring and MEET approximately 11 AM(time depends on what time the new train schedule will show for train arrivals before or close to 11 AM) at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island. Bring photo ID. Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides, guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities include shaded picnic groves, public restrooms, a gift shop in the historical Warner House, walking trails, and a hotdog vendor. Departure time is optional. (*Alternatively, meet 10AM at parking lot at North White Plains Train Station for car pooling. Donate $5 to the driver. For this option you must call leader in advance.) LEADER: Stewart Manville 914-582-1237. Call two days in advance to confirm that island is open.

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 25-2016 8:30 AM
Members:
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 Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and 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 lunch and water (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancels.

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

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 2

Event date:
9- 25-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 15 miles

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

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. There is no place to obtain food or water where we will be having lunch.

Explore Mott Haven/Port Morris, The Bronx

Event date:
9- 30-2016 12:00 PM
Event End Date:
9- 30-2016 3:00 AM
Cut off date:
9- 30-2016 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Dan Abatelli
Phone:
917-620-9626
Email:
scrapfe88@aol.com

Approximately 2-2.5 miles. Flat terrain.  We'll explore the newly gentrifying Mott Haven/Port Morris area. Restaurants,art galleries,murals,historic district,distillery and brewery.  We will l walk to the waters edge to imagine the future development of this industrial area, following the development of Long Island City and Williamsburg.

Rain cancels, not the threat of rain.

Meet at Grand Central Info booth@ noon for IRT #4/5 to 125th,then #6 to 3rd Ave/138th

Hike leader: Dan Abatelli, 917-620-9626

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Westside River Walk

Event date:
10- 1-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Youn
Phone:
718 392 4645

Around 6-7 miles at a moderate pace mostly on paved streets. Starting from Riverside Park, and  walking along the path, and walk to waterfront to view a well-constructed pillars to sustain the promenades.  We will reach the elevated 1930's freight rail station, "High Line" which had been transformed in to a wild wonderland of the city wilderness. We will also walk to the west village to see flower garden of the St. Luke's church. There will be an optional late post-lunch snacks at a small Joe's pizza as well as Grom’s Ice Cream.

Meet 10:00A.M. @ 72nd & B'way, Trader Joe's lobby. Take #1,2,3 to 72nd street. Cost: Metro card fare. Bring lunch, water and snacks. Dress according to the weather.  Heavy rain or bad weather conditions cancels.Call for the walk status, no later than 9:30 P.M the week of walk only.

 

Triboro to Queensboro Redux

Event date:
10- 1-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

This is a re-do of the hike that got cut short by rain on August 20. A moderate-paced 12-mile hike along the East River, with great views of the river, bridges, islands and various landmarks.  We will walk up the East River Greenway, across the Ward's Island Bridge, across the Triboro Bridge to Astoria, along the East River parks and then across the Queensboro Bridge back to Manhattan. 

The walk will take about 6 hours; there are numerous drop off points once we reach Astoria, which will be about 4 miles and two hours into the walk.  We will start at Carl Schurz Park then walk Ward's Island, Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rainey Park and Queensbridge Park.  

We will mostly be walking on flat, paved paths and sidewalks, but each of the three bridges has steep walkways, the Triboro Bridge has multiple stairways, the walkway across the Triboro Bridge is high and narrow so you may not want to try it if you are wary of heights. 

Bring food and drink we will also stop at a deli after crossing the Triboro if you want to buy lunch. W will eat lunch in Astoria Park.

Meet: We will meet inside Carl Schurz Park, by the restrooms at the East 87th Street and East End Avenue entrance. Take the 4,5,6 train to 86th Street. 

 

Queens Meander

Event date:
10- 2-2016 9:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
LEADERS: Jack McCleland or Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
H) 718-478-2430 Cell 347-586-6933
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

Approximately 12-14 miles. Brisk, steady pace. In this walk we explore hidden treasures in the borough of Queens. We begin in Jackson Heights, the most diverse neighborhood in the most diverse borough, and walk along the northern shoreline to Flushing where we stop at many historic sites with a probable stop at Voelker Orth bird sanctuary ($2 suggested donation for entrance fee) and end back in Jackson Heights.  Rain cancels.

 

MEET: SE corner of 37th Avenue and 75th Street at 9:15 for prompt 9:30 start. Take 7, F, E, or R trains to 74 th St./Jackson Heights stop. LEADERS: Jack McCleland or Elizabeth Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: (H) 718-478- 2430, (Cell) 347-586- 6933.

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