Brooklyn Waterfront Sunset Walk and 2017 Tribute in Light

A 4 1/2 mile moderately paced walk along the Brooklyn waterfront and over the Brooklyn Bridge to the WTC memorial on the evening of the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

We will be able to view the annual Tribute in Light from many angles. This is a very awesome and unforgettable sight. https://www.911memorial.org/tribute-light

The plan is to walk from Brooklyn Borough Hall to the Promenade.  We will walk along the Promenade and descend to the waterfront via the newly reopened Squibb Park suspension bridge.  This bridge is more stable than it used to be so most people will feel comfortable walking over it. If anyone is not willing to walk over the bridge they can walk down Columbia Heights street  (5-10 minute walk) and rejoin the group on the waterfront near the base of the suspension bridge.

We’ll walk along the waterfront all the way to Dumbo where we’ll stop for a bathroom break at the bathrooms located under the Manhattan Bridge. From here we will walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and onward to the WTC memorial where the walk will end.

Since many people will want to take a lot of photos, the walk will be done at a moderate pace (not brisk) with plenty of pauses to take photos.

Rain cancels this event.  No food stops. Attendees can eat and use the bathrooms at many of the restaurants (Shake Shack, Panera Bread, Starbucks, etc)  near the Brooklyn Borough Hall meeting location.

Meeting location: At the steps on the north side of Brooklyn Borough Hall.  Subways: 2,3,4,5, R (Court St)

Meeting time: 7:00 pm

Ending location:  WTC memorial in downtown Manhattan.  Subways:  2,3,4,5,A,C,E,J,R, Z and Path

Ending time:  9:30 pm

Distance: 4 1/2 miles.

Bathrooms:  Close to the meeting location are Starbucks, Shake Shack and other restaurants with bathrooms.Pier 2: 2 miles                      Dumbo: 2 1/2 miles (halfway thru the walk).

 

Drop out points: 3 miles - A & F trains (without walking over Brooklyn Bridge) 3 1/2 miles - Back to Brooklyn Borough Hall starting location. (without walking over Brooklyn Bridge) 4 miles - City Hall 4,5,6 trains, 4 1/2 miles - WTC

 

Leader: John K. Contact hike leader via the Meetup website if you have questions about the walk.

Event date: 9- 11-2017 7:00 PM
Members Free
Hikeleader John K
Email jkearon@hotmail.com
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