Events Archive

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.

New York’s Museums and Cultural Institutions below Chelsea-Part 2

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

Moderate pace, 8+ miles, 6+ hours. A walk that will guide you past the Museums and Cultural Institutions located in Manhattan below Chelsea.

MEET: 9 AM in front of Whole Foods Market on 14th St at the southern end of Union Square Park. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Take the N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6, or L train to 14th Street/Union Square. Heavy rain cancels. 

Palisades Closter Dock Road to GWBBT

Event date:
4- 16-2016 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
10 miles on wooded trails, parallel to the Hudson River. Pace: Moderate to brisk. Generally flat terrain with several small hills. Bring lunch and water. Meet no later than 8:45am in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Southwing by the white commuter statues in the center of the N.J. Transit Ticket windows. Bus departs at 9:15am (Bus 9A, Gate 220). O/W to Closter Dock Road, NJ arriving at destination at 10am. Bus can also be boarded at the GWBBT.

 

Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

Event date:
4- 10-2016 7:45 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 15 miles. Walk from Highlands, NJ into Sandy Hook and to Fort Hancock Historic District. Beautiful vistas of Highlands, NJ; Sea Bright, NJ; and Raritan Bay. Pass a 19th century life-saving station. View buildings in Fort Hancock from another era. See what a 19th century Army post looked like. No drop out points. Walk is linear; in and out.

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

Meet at commuter statue no latter then 7:45 a.m. Fare: round trip: $34.00/$17:00 seniors 62 and over.  Rain cancels. The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.  Take 8:00 a.m. Academy bus, Route 36 to Highlands, NJ, from Port Authority Bus Terminal, arrive Highlands, NJ at 9:23 a.m.

 

Bronx--Woodlawn Cemetery: History,Beautiful Monuments, Statues, Trees, Plants, and Lawns

Event date:
4- 9-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Pace easy, some hills, duration four to five hours and distance five to six miles. Walk through history, beauty, sadness and eternity. For those who wish to rent “Audio-phones”, the rental is $5:00. A proof of ID must be left until the “Audio-phone” is returned.  Meet at 10:00AM, at the Jerome Avenue Station of #4 Subway Line. This station is outside the Woodlawn Cemetery. Please be careful as you walk in the cemetery, look before you step.  Bring lunch, and water and wear comfortable walking shoes. After our walk through Woodlawn, we will go to “Arthur Avenue” for dessert.  Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes.

Meet at 10:00AM, Jerome  Avenue entrance ( #4 Subway line to the Woodlawn Station). Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with an optical lens. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes. Rain cancels. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

 

Byram River George

Event date:
4- 9-2016 9:25 AM
Members:
Free

Moderate pace, about 6 miles, 4 hours.  Visit a rushing river in a hemlock gorge.  Maybe there will also be white snow, yellow sun, and a blue sky.  Bring lunch and extra pair socks; no smoking. Joint hike with Outdoor Club and NY Hiking Club.

MEET: 9:25AM Grand Central, Information Booth upper level.  Fare round trip $21 (senior $13).

Leader: Mayer Weisen call 516-671-2095 before 10:30 pm for any other information. Joint walk with Outdoor Club.

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

Event date:
4- 3-2016 11:30 AM
Members:
Free

About 7 miles and 5 hours. 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 11:30, spend about 45 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, The Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. The exhibit is open until 4:00 p.m. Here is a link to the exhibit web site : Visual Arts exhibit

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: 11:30 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.

 

 

 

WOTL- Walk off the Lamb

Event date:
4- 2-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Our annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers, planning the route that we will take on the Great Saunter, May 7. Lunch at Carl Schurz Park after 8 miles, then another 8 miles to the South Street Sea Port. Bring water, food and a Metro card in case you need it. Moderate to brisk pace. Heavy rain cancel.
 
Meet 10am at Inwood Park entrance on Seaman Ave. and Isham St in upper Manhattan. 

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
4- 2-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
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! 

Sans Souci County Park

Event date:
3- 26-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

8 miles, moderately brisk pace, flat.  Explore Sans Souci-French for Worry-Free, A former cranberry farm and old Estate in Sayville, Long Island.  See Lotus Lake, trails and a vineyard with wine tasting.  Bring lunch and water.

Meeting:  9:00 AM at Pennsylvania Station, Long Island Rail Road ticket windows.  Bring lunch and water.  Most call for hike status Friday evening before the hike only.

 

New York's Westside Museums and Cultural Institutions- Part 1

Event date:
3- 26-2016 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 west 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

City Walk

Event date:
3- 20-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
 
Approx 6 miles. We will walk over the Williamsburg  bridge and see  some interesting sites in the "hipster" part of Williamsburg as well as in the the orthodox Jewish section.  About 5 miles.
 
Meeting: Take the F train to Delancey St. Meet: 11 am near turnstile. Bring water. We will eat lunch at a restaurant.

Wall Street to Brooklyn Heights

Event date:
3- 19-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free

This will be a guided tour (with much commentary) of the Wall Street area.  We will make our way up Broadway and cross over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Then we will explore the many waterfront parks that line the Brooklyn side of the East River, and walk the length of the Promenade.  The tour will end on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights where there are many restaurants available for a late lunch.

We will be walking at a moderate (not slow pace) and there will be many restrooms stops along the way.  The walk will last about five hours and will cover 6 miles.  From the endpoint of the walk on Montague Street, the nearest Subway station is the one at Court Street-Borough Hall (2,3,4,5 and the R train)

Heavy rain or extreme cold will cancel the walk, check this site for updates.

Meeting: 10:30 a.m. at the State Island Ferry Terminal, 4 South Street in Manhattan. Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit www.shorewalkers.org to join and see the various membership options. If you are not a paid Shorewalkers member, please pay the hike leader at the beginning of the hike.

 

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