Events Archive

Walkway Over The Hudson

Event date:
10- 18-2014 11:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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 Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
10- 18-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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! 

Impromtu hike: Fourth Annual Manhattan Tip to Top – Battery Park to The Bronx

Event date:
10- 13-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Fourth Annual Manhattan Tip to Top – Battery Park to The Bronx 3A17(H).  We will create our own Columbus Day Parade, leaving from outside the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan at 9:30 a.m., waking at a brisk pace with brief stops at sites along the way. Some of the highlights will include the Irish Hunger Memorial, the Hudson River Greenway, the High Line Elevated Park, Grant’s Tomb and Fairway for lunch. Then, the Little Red Lighthouse, Inwood Hill and Spuyten Duyvil in The Bronx at the 231st and Broadway subway around 4:30. Early out options are available. This will be a one-way hike! Bring lunch. Heavy Rain cancels.

Meeting:  9:30 in front of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal

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

Event date:
10- 12-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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. 

 

Green-Wood Cemetery, 2 Hr Guided Trolly Tour $15

Event date:
10- 12-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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.

Robert Moses Foot Path

Event date:
10- 11-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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.

Westside River Walk; Art and Dinner

Event date:
10- 11-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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.

Triboro Bridge to Whitestone Bridge

Event date:
10- 11-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

THUS HIKE IS CANCELED DUE TO POOR WEATHER FORECAST

18 miles, 8 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 Pathmark supermarket by 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 Triboro again to the Bronx, walk along Bruckner Boulevard to Hunts Point, then visit three parks in Hun's Point: Baretto Point Park, Hunts Point Landing and Hunts Point Riverside Park. 

Next, we cross the Bronx River and visit Soundview Park, then to Kane's Park on Classon Point and Pugsley Creek Park, across Westchester Creek on the Unionport Bridge, a rest stop at a Target store that has a Starbuck's, and then we reach Ferry Point Park and end the walk under the Whitestone Bridge. 

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 Soundview Park. 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 the 6 train.

Return will be via the Q44 bus from Ferry Point Park to the 6 train at Parkchester. We should reach the 6 train around 6:00 p.m. 

Meet: 10:00 a.m. at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in front of the Pathmark supermarket. Take the 4,5,6 or take the 2,3 to 125th Street and walk east to Lexington Avenue, or take the M60 or B15 bus.

Central Park North, Slow Paced

Event date:
10- 5-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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.

 

Dutchess County Rail Trail

Event date:
10- 4-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

This hike is cancelled due to weather conditions

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.

Andrew Freedman Home - Bronx Artist Documentary Project

Event date:
9- 27-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Slow pace, about 6 miles and 5 hours.The main point of this walk is to view the Bronx Artist Documentary Exhibit, a photography exhibit in which 30 photographers documented 80 Bronx artists, their studios and their works. The exhibit is being held inside the Andrew Freedman Home on the Grand Concourse, built as a retirement home for wealthy individuals who had lost their fortunes and now used as an event space and community center.

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, wave goodbye to Derek Jeter as we pass by Yankee Stadium, view the Lorelei Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park, then reach the Freedman Home and view the exhibit. 

After the exhibit, we'll eat lunch outside on the terrace of the Freedman Home, cross the street for a short visit to the Bronx Museum of Art, then walk south along the Grand Concourse past the Bronx County Courthouse, through Franz Sigel Park, view the Shahn murals in the Post Office at East 149th Street, then cross the 145th Street Bridge again and return to the A,B,C,D station at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The 4, 2 and 5 and D lines are available along the Grand Concourse if you don't want to walk back to Manhattan. We should be back at 145th Street by 3:30.

Bring food, drink, snacks. We will eat lunch outside on the terrace of the Freedman Home after we view the exhibit.

Meet: 10:30 a.m. at the A,B,C,D station at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan

Roosevelt Island, Slow Paced

Event date:
9- 21-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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.

Queens' Waterfront Part 2

Event date:
9- 21-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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.

 

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 21-2014 8:30 AM
Event End Date:
9- 22-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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

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

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.

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

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

Pocantico Trails

Event date:
9- 19-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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.

Governor's Island

Event date:
9- 14-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

About 4 miles total walking. In the past we always toured Governor's Island then took the ferry to Brooklyn and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, this time we will stay on the island and take our time checking out the history, art and the views around New York Harbor.  We will tour Fort Jay and Castle Williams, walk through the new park and visit various exhibits spread across the island.  We will have lunch on the island; bring your lunch or try the many good food trucks. We will take the 4:00 ferry back to Manhattan, ferries leave every half hour. 

MEET: at 10:30 a.m. at the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and take the 11:00 (free) ferry to Governor's Island. 

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Dyckman Farmhouse, Isham and Inwood Parks

Event date:
9- 13-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

 

Total walking distance will be about 5 miles, the parks are hilly, but we will be keeping a slow pace to enjoy the scenery.  We will tour the Dyckman Farmhouse at Broadway and 204th Street and visit Isham and Inwood Hill parks. Because the farmhouse is quite small, we may split into two groups, with one group touring the farmhouse while another group explores Isham Park, then switch.

After the farmhouse, we will visit the Inwood Greenmarket, have lunch in Inwood Hill Park, and then explore the trails for about two hours. We should finish back at the Dyckman Street A train station by 4:00 p.m. Bring food or buy at the Greenmarket or whatever deli we pass along the way.

Meet:  inside the Anne Loftus Playground which is on the west side of Broadway just south of Dyckman Street, behind the entrance to the downtown A train.  The playground is at the bottom of a large hill, the Cloisters is on top of the hill, and it is surrounded by a large stone wall.  Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit www.shorewalkers.org to join. Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

 

 

 

Manhattan: Statues & Outdoor Monuments-Upper Westside

Event date:
9- 13-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Relaxed walking, level ground, slight incline, about three—four hours. We will walk to “Tavern on the Green” site, across Lincoln Center to Riverside Drive. Up Riverside Drive to Grant’s Tomb.  Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.  Heavy rain cancels.

Meet at 10:00AM, in Time Warner Building 60th Street and Broadway  (use the number “1” or 8th Avenue subway line to 59thStreet station.  Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

 

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