Events Archive

Over the 207 St./Fordham Road Bridge

Event date:
12- 21-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Over the 207 St./Fordham Road Bridge along he Harlem River in the Bronx  Explore part of THE HARLEM RIVER VALLEY RECREATION AREA. Roberto Clement Park. Walk under three great bridges.

Meet: 207th and 10th Avenue under the 1 train SE corner at 11:00AM

Evening in Dyker Heights

Event date:
12- 20-2014 5:30 PM
Individual Price:
Free
About 4 miles.  Walk to see Xmas decorations in Brooklyn.  Use bathrooms at home.  Bring water.  We will eat dinner at a diner after the walk.
 
Meeting:  Take D train to 18th Avenue.  We will meet at 5:30.  
Call leader to confirm that walk is on. 

Hudson River South

Event date:
12- 14-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

From Penn Station we will walk west and do the High Line, then walk south on the bike path along the Hudson River as far as the Atrium of the World Financial Center. . Bring water and lunch or snacks. The Atrium of the World Financial Center provides a warm place in which to eat then we can tour the 9-11 Memorial and Museum (Memorial free, Museum costs $24, $18 for seniors). If you wish to tour the museum, it is probably a good idea to go online and buy tickets in advance. . Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind.Joint with NHOC, a long Island club. Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY.  No dogs on hike

Meet 11:15 am in Penn Station, in front of the police booth in front of the LIRR waiting room.

 

Brooklyn's Best Blocks

Event date:
12- 14-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Second in a series of hikes aiming to connect all 200 "best"  Brooklyn blocks and corners as proposed in a series or articles published between 2010 and 2014 in "The L Magazine".  This 8-12 essentially flat hike on city streets and park paths at a moderately brisk pace will start at some Brooklyn subway station to be determined and end near or in Dyker Heights, with an option to continue on to see the famous Dyker Heights Christmas lights.   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.  No meet-up groups.

Manhattan: Christmas and Holiday Loop

Event date:
12- 13-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Relaxed walking, about five to six hours. Down 57th Street to the East River and down First Avenue to 42nd  Street and up 42nd Street. We will walk through Grand Central Terminal, the Skating Pond to the Hudson River.

 

MEET: 10:00AM inside the Time—Warner Building  (Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Broadway). Take # 1 Subway to 59th Street and Columbus Circle. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. We will walk “rain or shine”.  Leader: Tom McBreen--- Day of walk use cell (516) 238-8073.     

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
12- 13-2014 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! 

East Side

Event date:
12- 7-2014 12:15 PM
Individual Price:
Free

A hospital at the start provides a warm lobby in which to meet, bathrooms and possibly some indoor gardens to tour. We then walk on the bike path along the East River to just below the Manhattan Bridge, where we turn inland to Chinatown for an early dinner (optional). Bring lunch or snacks and water. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind. Joint with NHOC, a long Island club.  Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY.  No dogs on hike.

Meet at 12:15 pm at First Ave and 34th St. 


 

Manhattan-Queens-Brooklyn Walk

Event date:
12- 7-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: approximately 4-5 miles.

Walk from subway station at 59 Street and Lexington Ave over the Queensboro Bridge through Greenpoint , the gentrified area of Williamsburg and over the Williamsburg Bridge to Second Ave F-train at Houston Street where walk will end.  We will stop for optional lunch at a restaurant in Williamsburg.  Bring water and lunch, if you don’t want to eat in the restaurant. 

Meet: 11:00 AM outside subway station at 59th and Lexington Ave. Rain cancels. Please call or email to confirm that walk is on.

Full Moon Hike on the Hudson

Event date:
12- 6-2014 3:15 PM
Individual Price:
Free

THIS HIKE IS CANCELLED

As he day fades to night, with the trail illuminated by the light of the full moon, walk along the Hudson River under Hook Mountain. Distance: about 3-4 miles for 2 to 3 hours. Bring water, flashlight (just in case), and a snack. Rain cancels. Last bus returning to NY at 10:08 p.m. 

MEET: Take Rockland Coaches (Coach USA, www.coachusa/rockland) Bus 9A from Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT, 40th street & 8th Ave), South Wing, (gate 220 tickets at window 11-15); bus departs (PABT) 3:15PM or from George Washington Bridge Terminal at 3:40PM) and arrives at Nyack (Broadway & Cedar Hill Ave.) at 4:30PM where leader will meet the bus. 

Great South Bay Plus Bayard Arboretum

Event date:
12- 6-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Two options 6 or 11 miles – Moderate/brisk  steady.Flat, varied. Not for slow hikers. Hike to a fantasticview of the Great South Bay in Heckscher State Park. Drop out after 6 miles or if you wish continue to explore the beautiful Arboretum. Bring water and lunch; wear hiking boots. Rain or snow cancel.

Meeting: From Penn Station take the 9:16 AM LIRR train to Great River. Fare $25.50 round trip/seniors $17.50 Leader will meet group at Great River train station at 10:33AM. Check mta.info/lirr for current train schedule. Leader Quyen (Quinn) Pham 631-234-5486, 8PM - 10 PM and morning of hike

Piermont to Nyack

Event date:
12- 6-2014 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 9 miles. Moderate-to-brisk pace via a Tallman Mountain Loop and northward trek on the Old Erie RR bed. Terrain: level-to-mild hills, with one steeper descent; especially cheerful in light snow. The trails culminate in an optional dinner in Nyack. Bring lunch and water.

Meet: before 8:45am at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing by the white commuter statues in the ticketing area. Departure at 9:15am to Piermont, NY, one way, bus 9A, gate 220, arriving at Piermont at 10:17am.  Call leader for hike status and schedule.  Joint hike.  Non-members:$3

Note: Easy transition to another hike in Nyack, Full Moon hike at 4:26pm.

Bay Ridge to Sunset Park

Event date:
11- 29-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

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.

Walk off the Turkey (WOTT)

Event date:
11- 29-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

 Bring your friends and relatives and join the other Shore walkers for our annual post-thanksgiving walk from Battery to the Little Red Lighthouse. This is the perfect way to socialize, enjoy the Hudson shoreline in the fall and walk off those pesky holiday calories at the same time. About 12 miles and 5 hours later we’ll be at the GW Bridge. Bring lunch and water, plan to join others for a mid-day snack at the end of the walk. 

MEET: 10 AM at the Staten Island Ferry terminal.  #1 train to South Ferry. LEADERS: Cy Adler and friends

Battery to Bear Mt., Part 16

Event date:
11- 24-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Anthony Wayne/Perkins Tower Series Conclusion. 5 miles, moderate hills. All are welcome.

Meet 9:30 a.m. at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area,

Directions:  Exit 17 on the Palisades (first lot). Bring lunch, water and a snack to celebrate the end of our series at Perkins Tower. Drivers only. Rain cancels. Do not email the day of the hike.

Riverside Park

Event date:
11- 23-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

We will walk north to Grant’s Tomb for restrooms and then make our way down to the Shore Path in Riverside Park, where we will walk south, possibly as far as 34th St. Some moderate ascents and descents. Several drop-off points available.  Will stop at Pier 71 Restaurant. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind... Joint with NHOC, a long Island club.  Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY.  No dogs on hike

Meeting: Take the No. 1 subway train to 116th St and Broadway and meet at 12:00 pm.

 

The Jersey/Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
11- 22-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2. Spectacular views of the Big Apple, from a different perspective. Join us on this 14+ mile medium-paced walk. Walk across the George Washington Bridge, spiral south along the Palisades and New Jersey shore. Pass through Historic Hoboken, and finally end at the new pier near Jersey City. Please bring plenty of water, food, and/or lunch for this visually stunning, 7+ hour mini-saunter. Return to Manhattan by PATH ($2.75 fare). 

MEET: 9:15 AM at the Information Booth in the GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Terminal (178th St/Broadway). Take the A Train to the 175th St. Station. Rain, snow or ice cancels. 

Harlem Walk

Event date:
11- 16-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Walk is about 3 miles. We will see some sites in Harlem and possibly listed to Gospel music.  Use bathrooms at home.   
 
MEET 10 A.M. in front of Starbucks at 125th St. and Lenox Ave.  Take 2 or 3 train to 125th St.  Bring water.  Call leader, Ellen to confirm that walk is on 212-861-4267

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
11- 16-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 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. Restroom may not be available on walk until Kings Point. Restroom available at train station.

Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 9:55 a.m. Fares: 16.00/11.00 senior, round trip

Meet: Great Neck LIRR station.

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

Event date:
11- 15-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

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:  12 noon at at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near corner of 179th Street and Ft Washington Avenue, by the trailer that is the temporary "waiting room" for the Port Authority Bus Station (and which, presumably, will have restrooms).  By subway, take the A train to 175th or 181st Street, or the 1 train to 181st Street.  

 

Battery to Bear Mt., Part 15

Event date:
11- 10-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Lake Tiorati/Anthony Wayne. 8 miles, moderate hills and pace. All are welcome.

Meet 9:30 a.m. at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area,

Directions:  Exit 17 on the Palisades (first lot) and shuttle to Lake Tiorati where the hike begins. Bring lunch, 2 quarts of water and hiking boots.  Drivers only. Rain cancels. Do not email the day of the hike.

 

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