Slow pace, total hike about 12 miles and 6 hours.
First part, walking to and viewing two art exhibits and eating lunch, about 5 miles and 3 hours; second part, walking to Randalls Island then back to Manhattan over the pedestrian bridge, about 7 miles and 3 hours, with easy drop off points after the first part.
We will start at the A,B,C,D station at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan then walk east across the 145th Street Bridge into the Bronx. If you want to meet us in the Bronx, be at East 150th Street under the Major Deegan Expressway at the entrance to Mill Pond Park by 11:00 a.m.
We'll walk north along the Harlem River through Mill Pond Park, cross through the Metro-North Station to Macombs Dam Park, pass by Yankee Stadium, view the Lorelei Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park, then reach the Bronx Museum of Art to view the "Martin Wong: Human Instamatic" exhibit.
Here is a link to the exhibit: Martin Wong: Human Instamatic.
Here is a link to a review of the exhibit: Martin Wong, an Urban Visionary with a Hungry Eye
Then we'll walk south along the Grand Concourse to the Concourse Plaza Hotel to view the "Intersecting Imaginaries" exhibit by No Longer Empty.
Here is a link to the exhibit: Intersecting Imaginaries
Here is a link to a review of the exhibit:Intersecting Imaginaries review
We'll continue south on the Grand Concourse, walk through Franz Sigel Park, view the Shahn murals in the Post Office at East 149th Street, then eat lunch in the Hostos Community College student center at 500 Grand Concourse (Building C). The cafeteria will be closed, so bring your own lunch.
After lunch we'll begin the second part of the hike across Randalls Island to Manhattan; the 4, 2, 5 and D lines are available along the Grand Concourse if you don't want to walk back to Manhattan.
We'll continue south on the Grand Concourse to 138th Street, go east on 138th, south on Lincoln Avenue, then east along Bruckner Boulevard and 133rd Street to the Randalls Island Connector and walk south across Randalls Island to the pedestrian bridge at 103rd Street, then south along the East River to 96th Street and finally west along 96th Street to the Lexington Avenue stop of the 6 train.
Bring lunch, snacks, drinks. We will eat lunch inside the Hostos Community College student center.
Meet: 10:30 a.m. in front of the Capital One Bank at the northeast corner of 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue outside the A,B,C,D station in Manhattan. Note that the B train does not run on weekends.