Events Archive

Staten Island Ferry Ride and Visit

Event date:
5- 28-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

On the “Ferry”, we will see the beauty of the in the New York Harbor. Then we will take the S40 bus to “Lenny’s Creations” and Snug Harbor. After walking back to St George, we will visit its many beautiful and interesting buildings.  Bring lunch, water, and binoculars or camera  with optical zoom lens.

Group will return to “Ferry” at 3:30PM. Call Friday evening until  9:00PM.  We will go rain or shine.

Meet at 10:00AM and take the “Ferry” at 10:30AM ( the Ferry leaves on time). Meet inside the terminal, top of the escalator on the left side of the escalator.

Huntington Walk: National Academy, Joan of Arc and Hispanic Society

Event date:
5- 22-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

About 7 miles and 5 hours. We tried this once on a very windy day; we'll try it again and hope for mild weather. We will visit two museums connected to Archer Huntington and see statues created by his wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington.

We will meet in front of the National Academy Museum at 11:00, spend about 30 minutes in the museum, walk across Central Park to the Whole Foods at Columbus Avenue and 97th Street for lunch, walk west along 93rd Street to Riverside Drive to see the Joan of Arc statue, then north along Riverside Drive to the Hispanic Society museum at Broadway and 155th Street. The Hispanic Society museum is open until 4:30 p.m.

The American Academy of Arts and Letters, which is next door to the Hispanic Society in the Audubon Terrace complex, is also showing an exhibit of works by newly inducted members. This exhibit is open until 4:00 p.m. 

There will be a somewhat steep staircase to walk up in Riverside Park and another hill to walk up at 155th Street. Admission to the National Academy is pay what you wish but you must pay something, I paid $1.00; the Hispanic Society and American Academy exhibit are free. 

Archer Huntington was the son (step or perhaps biological) of railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington and his second wife, Arrabella Yarrington, who was the teen aged daughter of the proprietor of a boarding house where Collis stayed while developing railroads in Virginia. Arrabella used her husbands wealth to accumulate a large art collection, which is now housed at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and encouraged her son Archer to pursue intellectual and artistic activities.

The National Academy is an honorary association of American artists which operates a school and museum and is housed in the opulent townhouse that was Archer and Anna's home and Anna's sculpture studio. The academy is closing the museum on June 1 to sell the building to create an endowment and move to a new location. Archer established the Hispanic Society in 1904 as part of his lifelong interest in the history and culture of Spain. Archer and Anna met when he commissioned her to create a sculpture of El Cid for the courtyard of the Hispanic Society.

Here is a link to the National Academy museum: National Academy Museum

Here is a link to the Hispanic Society web site: Hispanic Society

Meet: 11:00 in front of the National Academy museum at 1083 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street. Take the 4,5,6 train to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.

 

Dutchess County Rail Trail

Event date:
5- 21-2016 10:30 AM
Event End Date:
5- 21-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free

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.  Includes 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.
MEET: 10:30 am at the Metro-North BEACON station platform. Take the 8:50 AM 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. Note:  This is a long walk with no opportunity to turn back or drop out before the Walkway Over the Hudson (13 miles).

New York’s East-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 3

Event date:
5- 21-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

Moderate pace, 8+ miles, 6+ hours. 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.; the 6 train to 51st St.; the N or R train to 49th Street. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels.

Rockefeller Preserve

Event date:
5- 15-2016 8:40 AM
Members:
Free

Leisurely scenic walk, historic carriage roads, gentle rolling hills,beautiful vistas.  Bring lunch.

Meeting:  Take 8.43 Metro North from Grand Central arrive 9.20, drivers please meet train at Tarrytown station. Parking fee $6. Wear good sneakersor hiking boots. Call L to confirm hike will take place.

Robert Moses Foot Path

Event date:
5- 14-2016 12:00 PM
Members:
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 83rd Street.  Take #1 train to West 79th Street.

 

Staten Island Ferry Ride and Visit

Event date:
5- 14-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

This hike has been rescheduled to May 28th.

On the “Ferry”, we will see the beauty of the in the New York Harbor. Then we will take the S40 bus to “Lenny’s Creations” and Snug Harbor. After walking back to St George, we will visit its many beautiful and interesting buildings.  Bring lunch, water, and binoculars or camera  with optical zoom lens.

Group will return to “Ferry” at 3:30PM. Call Friday evening until  9:00PM.  We will go rain or shine.

Meet at 10:00AM and take the “Ferry” at 10:30AM ( the Ferry leaves on time). Meet inside the terminal, top of the escalator on the left side of the escalator.

Croton Aqueduct

Event date:
5- 14-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Easy 6 miles.

Meet: 10am at 242 & Broadway, downstairs by park.

Take #1 train. Bring Metrocard for transfer to bus.

No smoking on hike.

Call 516-671-2095 before 10:30pm for any other information.

Joint walk with Outdoor Club.

 

Shorewalk: Sheepshead Bay to Floyd Bennett Airfield

Event date:
5- 14-2016 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
7+ miles, moderate-to-brisk pace. Combination of beaches and pathways. A visit to Hanger B, displaying many vintage WW ll aircraft(some in stage restoration) . Possible hike extension across the Marine Park Bridge.
 
Meet: 9:30am outside the Q/B Sheepshead Bay train station in Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay Road exit). Bring lunch and water.  Call for hike status or information. Nonmembers $3.

Westside River Walk

Event date:
5- 8-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Around 6-7 miles at a moderate pace mostly on paved streets. Starting from Riverside Park, and  walking along the path, and walk to waterfront to view a well-constructed pillars to sustain the promenades.  We will reach the elevated 1930's freight rail station, "High Line" which had been transformed in to a wild wonderland of the city wilderness. We will also walk to the west village to see flower garden of the St. Luke's church. There will be an optional late post-lunch snacks at a small Joe's pizza as well as Grom’s Ice Cream.

Meet 10:00A.M. @ 72nd & B'way, Trader Joe's lobby. Take #1,2,3 to 72nd street. Cost: Metro card fare. Bring lunch, water and snacks. Dress according to the weather.  Heavy rain or bad weather conditions cancels.Call for the walk status, no later than 9:30 P.M the week of walk only.

 

Westside River Walk

Event date:
5- 7-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

This hike has been rescheduled to 5/8/16

Around 6-7 miles at a moderate pace mostly on paved streets. Starting from Riverside Park, and  walking along the path, and walk to waterfront to view a well-constructed pillars to sustain the promenades.  We will reach the elevated 1930's freight rail station, "High Line" which had been transformed in to a wild wonderland of the city wilderness. We will also walk to the west village to see flower garden of the St. Luke's church. There will be an optional late post-lunch snacks at a small Joe's pizza as well as Grom’s Ice Cream.

Meet 10:00A.M. @ 72nd & B'way, Trader Joe's lobby. Take #1,2,3 to 72nd street. Cost: Metro card fare. Bring lunch, water and snacks. Dress according to the weather.  Heavy rain or bad weather conditions cancels.Call for the walk status, no later than 9:30 P.M the week of walk only.

 

The Great Saunter 2016

Event date:
5- 7-2016 7:00 AM
Members:
$20.00

See New York City like never before in the Shorewalker’s epic urban hike, The Great Saunter! On Saturday May 7th 2016 celebrate the 31st annual Great Saunter, covering 32-miles of beautiful waterfront and more than 20 parks along Manhattan’s incredible shorelines. Raise awareness of our parks, maintain the Westside promenades, restore the Eastside Greenway, redevelop the Harlem River, and connect the Greenway into a continuous path around the world’s most fascinating island! 

Membership and Participation

  1. Membership to Shorewalkers must be in current standing to participate in the Great Saunter (renewals are required for expired memberships on or before May 7, 2016).
  2. Online registration for the Great Saunter includes a one-year membership to Shorewalkers.
  3. Guests who register online before April 14, 2016 will receive their Great Saunter materials by US Mail to the address in your member profile.
  4. Guests who register after April 14, 2016 must bring their registration receipt to the Registration Site on the day of the event to receive their materials.
  5. Day of the event registration (participants who register on May 7th in person) for the Great Saunter will not include a membership or a renewal to Shorewalkers.
  6. All registrations by US Mail (renewals or new memberships) must be received by March 24, 2016 (6 weeks in advance of The Great Saunter) to allow time for processing.

Registration:  Follow this link to join Shorewalkers.  You may register for the Great Saunter at a future date:  https://shorewalkers.org/shorewalkers-hiking-club

Schedule:
7:00 A.M.     Registration Opens-at Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street--Broad Street; New York NY 10004)
7:30 A.M.     The Great Saunter begins!!!
9:30 A.M.     Late Registration (West 42nd Street & Hudson Greenway by the Circle Line Terminal) 
11:00 A.M    Pass beneath Riverbank State Park (West 138th Street--restrooms available on the upper level in the park)
12:00 P.M.   Break-The Little Red Lighthouse (at the George Washington Bridge/West 178th Street) 
1:00 P.M.     Break-Inwood Hill Park: near the flagpole (West 214th Street)
4:00 P.M.     Break-Carl Schurz Park on the East River Promenade (south side of the park at East 84th Street)
7:00 P.M.     Certificates handed out and celebrate your Saunter at Fraunces Tavern!

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
4- 30-2016 9:15 AM
Members:
Free

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. 

 

Rumson, NJ

Event date:
4- 24-2016 7:45 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 15 miles Sea Bright, NJ to Red Bank, NJ via Rumson, Little Silver, and Fair Haven.

A moderate-paced walk through Rumson, NJ, which calls itself the borough beautiful, and for good reason, it is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. Then through Little Silver and Fair Haven, wealthy communities that border Rumson, then on to Red Bank, a quaint town reminiscent of a town circa 1900. No drop out points.

Meet: Port Authority bus station by the commuter statue no later than 7:45 a.m. to get the 8:00 a.m. Academy bus to Sea Bright (we take the route 36 bus). Bus arrives in Sea Bright at 9:31 a.m. Fare: Bus fare: $17:00/$8.50 senior, one way; train fare: $16:00/$7:35 senior. Total fares:$33:00/$15:85 senior.

Important: bring lunch and water as there is no place to buy lunch.

The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.

Walkway Over the Hudson

Event date:
4- 23-2016 11:45 AM
Event End Date:
4- 23-2016 11:45 AM
Members:
Free

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 in the Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station Waiting Room. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to The Poughkeepsie station (last stop). We will meet in the station waiting room at 11:45.

Crack is Wack: Graffiti in New York

Event date:
4- 23-2016 8:15 AM
Members:
Free

About 20 miles. Explore this international art form that uses the city as canvass from the Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn to Dumbo Walls in Manhattan, from Five Pointz in Long Island City to Crack is Wack in Manhattan, from professional artist to amazing amateur. Numerous drop off points. Bring water and lunch.

Meeting: 8:15.  Take L train to Jefferson St. Meet at corner of Jefferson and Wyckoff Ave. in Brooklyn.

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
4- 18-2016 7:00 PM
Members:
Free

Spend a pleasant evening with refreshments and good company while helping to mail out the Shorewalkers Newsletter and the Great Saunter packets.

 

Exchange Place to Weehawken

Event date:
4- 17-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

5 to 6 miles, with some ups & downs, at a moderate pace along Hudson River waterfront, taking in the scenic views from Exchange Place to Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken. New path from Hoboken to Weehawken. Rain cancels. Duration: 4 to 5 hours. Bring lunch and water

Meet:  at Exchange Place PATH terminal in front of Katyn Memorial statue at 11 A.M. (Take PATH train from WTC to Exchange Place; get off at first stop.) To return to NYC, take ferry at Port Imperial or light rail to PATH station in Hoboken. .PATH fare: $2.75/Seniors $1 (must contact PATH to obtain senior Smartlink fare card). Ferry Fare $9.00/Seniors $8.25 Light rail fare $2.25/Seniors $1.10. Leader: Ed Leibowitz.  Please call 201-332-1709 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for walk status.  Cellphone 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Joint walk. Nonmembers of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club, $3.

 

Three Lakes, Three Parks In Queens

Event date:
4- 17-2016 9:45 AM
Members:
Free

Going through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Gardens ($3.00 entrance fee), Kissena Park, this moderately pace approximately 6 mile walk starts in Forest Hills, ends in Flushing with optional dim sum lunch (about $12).

Meet at 9:45 at Stirling Bank. Take E, F, M, or R to Continental Ave./71st. Get out north side.

Shorepath: Nyack to Haverstraw

Event date:
4- 16-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

9 miles, moderately brisk pace, mostly flat.  Hike the shore path past towering cliffs of Hook Mountain and High Tor.  Return from Haverstraw.

Meet: 9:00AM at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at the commuter statue.  Must call for hike status Friday evening only day before hike.

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