Events

Evening in Dyker Heights

Event date:
12- 16-2017 6:30 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
About 4 miles.  Walk to see Christmas decorations in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.  We will eat dinner at a diner after the walk.
 
Meeting:  Take D train to 18th Avenue.  We will meet at 6:30.  Call leader to confirm that walk is on.  Please use bathrooms at home as this is a residential area.  Dress for the weather.

Hudson River Museum and Untermyer Gardens

Event date:
12- 17-2017 12:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 5 miles and 5 hours at moderate pace on mostly flat trails with one relatively steep trail ascent of about one-half mile.

We'll take the Metro-North Hudson Line train to Glenwood, visit the Hudson Rover Museum to see Walks With Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond, then walk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail to Untermyer Gardens, then continue north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail to Hastings on Hudson, where we will catch the train back to the city.

Meet: 12:00 p.m. at the Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers. Take the Hudson Line train from Grand Central at 11:20 a.m. ($8.25 one-way) or from Harlem/125th Street at 11:30 a.m. ($8.25 one-way) or from Marble Hill at 11:42 a.m. ($1.50 one-way) or from Riverdale at 11:48 a.m. ($1.50 one-way) to the Glenwood station, arriving at 11:56 a.m. The hike leader is getting on at Marble Hill. From the station, we walk one block up Glenwood Avenue, turn left on to Ravine Avenue, at the end of Ravine Avenue enter Trevor Park and follow path to museum entrance. We will stay at the museum until about 1:30, which will give time to view the Walks with Artists exhibit, and the Hudson Riverama, an excellent exhibit of Hudson River nature and history; and the wonderfully overdone period rooms of the 1877 Glenview mansion decorated for the holidays. Museum admission is $7.00.

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 1:30 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 there is a relatively steep ascent of about one-half mile from the aqueduct trail to the gardens.

After viewing the gardens we will continue north on the OCA to Hastings on Hudson and catch the train back to the city. There are trains leaving Hastings at :24 and :55 past the hour, we will try for the 4:55. Fare is $9.25 back to Grand Central.

Leader: Tom Bergen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 917-727-5507 Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.
Check for weekend subway route changes here: MTA Weekender ( http://web.mta.info/weekender.html )
Free for Shorewalkers members who have paid the annual membership fee, $3 for non-members. Non-members please pay the hike leader at the beginning of the hike or visit www.shorewalkers.org (http://www.shorewalkers.org/) ( http://www.shorewalkers.org/ ) ( http://www.shorewalkers.org/ ) to join.

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
12- 18-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 8 miles

Walk through the land of “The Great Gatsby,” the original “West Egg” of the novel. See where the 1% lives; pass the house that F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in where he wrote part of “The Great Gatsby”, 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.

Lunch is late, sometime between 2 and 3 p.m.

Public parking is very restricted in Great Neck during the week. Strongly suggest taking public transportation to the Great Neck train station.

Take the 10:19 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 10:54 a.m.

Fares: $17.50/$12.00 senior, round trip

Meet leader at Great Neck LIRR station.

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
12- 21-2017 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Meeting: We will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park

 

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
12- 28-2017 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Meeting: We will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park

 

Happy New Year's Day Hike

Event date:
1- 1-2018 12:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy & friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Explore the north end of Manhattan along the Great Saunter Path. Visit Inwood Hill and Highbridge Parks. Welcome the New Year’s by walking the shores, parks of upper Manhattan. See hills, great wild parks, historical sites, shoreline on the Harlem River.

MEET: 12 noon at the 178th street and Broadway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

 

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
1- 4-2018 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Distance: 7 Miles

Meet: Southeast corner of Central Park

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Details

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. For the first event, we will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park, quickly enter the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
1- 11-2018 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Distance: 7 Miles

Meet: Southeast corner of Central Park

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Details

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. For the first event, we will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park, quickly enter the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

MLK Day Hike

Event date:
1- 15-2018 9:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Irv Reich
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
Richiam@aol.com No email day of hike.

Meet at 72nd Street and Broadway, Manhattan (near the benches), before 9:45 for an enjoyable, brisk walk through Riverside Park, Septuagesimo Uno Park and Strawberry Fields in Central Park. See Grant's Tomb and the Amiable Child monument, the Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre, City College Campus and Hamilton Grange, Morris-Jumel Mansion (Manhattan’s oldest house), the unique Sylvan Terrace, and much more.

Promise no long talks, just walks. It could be as much as 10 miles, if you stay the entire time. Heavy rain may cancel. Bring lunch, which we will have outside Harlem’s Fairway.

Meet: Verdi Square, Broadway and 72nd Street, take the 1,2,3 train to 72nd Street, meet by the benches on the plaza outside the station


Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
1- 18-2018 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Distance: 7 Miles

Meet: Southeast corner of Central Park

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Details

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. For the first event, we will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park, quickly enter the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
1- 25-2018 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Distance: 7 Miles

Meet: Southeast corner of Central Park

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Details

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. For the first event, we will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park, quickly enter the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
2- 1-2018 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Distance: 7 Miles

Meet: Southeast corner of Central Park

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Details

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. For the first event, we will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park, quickly enter the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
2- 8-2018 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Distance: 7 Miles

Meet: Southeast corner of Central Park

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Details

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. For the first event, we will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park, quickly enter the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
2- 15-2018 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Distance: 7 Miles

Meet: Southeast corner of Central Park

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Details

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. For the first event, we will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park, quickly enter the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
2- 22-2018 6:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Distance: 7 Miles

Meet: Southeast corner of Central Park

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Details

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards. For the first event, we will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park, quickly enter the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Coney, Brighton and Manhattan Beaches and Sheepshead Bay

Event date:
2- 25-2018 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
2- 25-2018 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Raanan Geberer
Phone:
646 808 4121
Email:
graanan315@aol.com

Meet at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Stilwell Avenue-Coney Island subway station. We'll proceed along the shore through Coney Island and Brighton Beach, then Manhattan Beach. Then we'll go over the foot bridge to Sheepshead Bay, at which point we'll head west toawrd the subway. Bring water and a snack. About two hours. Call Raanan, 646 808 4125 or 212 675 6913.

45th Great Manhattan Bridge Walk [34 miles]

Event date:
3- 3-2018 8:15 AM
Event End Date:
3- 3-2018 9:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack Shi
Phone:
646-363-6378
Email:
thejackshi [at] gmail.com

The main group will walk over every pedestrian-friendly bridge around the perimeter of Manhattan Island (~31 miles). A ~10% faster group will do the same around the perimeter of Manhattan Borough (~34 miles). Starting at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, we will proceed clockwise around Manhattan and end with the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn into Manhattan. There will be one ride on the Roosevelt Island Tramway for the longer route. Bring or buy lunch. There will be a few short breaks. Feel free to eat during the breaks or while walking. *NOTE: There is no slow group. Both groups will try to finish in 12-13 hours. If the number of people is small, we will try to stick together as one group.

Industrial Newtown Creek Walk

Event date:
4- 7-2018 9:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack McCleland & Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
347-633-6350
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

This walk begins in LIC and we then explore the industrial area in Queens and Brooklyn around the Newtown Creek.  Brisk, steady pace.  Please no slow walkers.  Because of the industrial  nature of the area there are very few drop out points and rest stops.  Approximately 10 miles.    Bring snacks and water.  We end back at Court Square where there is a nice diner for those who wish to have lunch. 

Meet:  9:15 for a prompt 9:30 start.  NE corner of 46 Ave & Jackson Ave.  Take the 7, E or G train to Court Square/Jackson Avenue.  Rain cancels. 

Jersey City Murals

Event date:
4- 7-2018 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Diane Cimine Co-leader Nick DiNapoli
Email:
dianecimine@gmail.com Nicholas DiNapoli@hotmail.com

An exploratory 7 to 10 mile walk of the mural art on the streets of Jersey City

Meet: 10:00am at Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City

The Great Saunter Stretch - Part 1

Event date:
4- 14-2018 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen and Pamela Cress
Email:
Tom: tb646@yahoo.com Pamela: pactoday@gmail.com

Start tuning up for The Great Saunter, our epic 32-mile hike around the Manhattan shoreline, by walking the first part of the hike, from Fraunces Tavern to 145th Street along the West Side.  8 miles, about 4 hours, lunch break around Pier 1 (72nd Street). The 1 train is available at the end of the hike. 

Meet 10:30 a.m at Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street. Take the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the 1 or R to South Ferry/Whitehall Street.

 

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