Events Archive

Jamaica to Flushing

Event date:
2- 7-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 11 miles.

Meet: Jamaica Long Island Railroad station.

Time: Take the 915 a.m. LIRR from Penn station which arrives at 9:38 a.m. at Jamaica.

Meet the hike leader at the Jamaica LIRR station.

Walk from the Jamaica LIRR station through Jamaica, Jamaica Estates (where the “Donald” grew up, and whose childhood home we will pass), stop at 358 acre Cunningham park, walk part of the little that remains of the Long Island Motor Parkway, also known as the Vanderbilt Parkway and Motor Parkway, through the Queens Corridor, and alongside 237 acre Kissena Park, through Flushing to Browne Park and finish at Bayside avenue and Union street in Flushing where we will then take a bus, either the Q44 or Q20, for the ride back to the Jamaica LIRR station. The ride back takes about 35 to 45 minutes, depending on which bus we get. The Q44 is a little bit faster than the Q20, at least according to the schedule.

Drop out points, but not necessarily a direct route back to the Jamaica LIRR station. You may have to take two or more buses to get back to the Jamaica LIRR station. If you decide to drop out before the end of the walk I will give you directions and information to get back to the Jamaica LIRR station. P.S.: There is always a car service available.

Important: Bring lunch and water.

Connetquot River Plus Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Event date:
1- 30-2016 9:15 AM
Members:
Free

Two options 6 or 10 miles. Flat. Brisk pace. Not for slow hikers. A winter hike to an interesting Connetquot Park Preserve. See  ponds, river, fish hatchery and wildlife; drop out after 6 miles or if you wish, continue to exploring the beautiful Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Bring water, lunch and hot beverage, wear hiking boots. Rain, snow or cancel.

Meeting: From Penn Station take the 9:16 AM LIRR train to Great River . Fare $26.50 round   trip/seniors $18. Leader will meet group at Great River train station at 10:33 a.m. (Check mta.info\lirr for current train schedule). 

 

Henry Hudson, Washington and High Bridge Bridges

Event date:
1- 18-2016 9:30 AM
Members:
Free

Are you off work for Martin Luther King Day? All are welcome to join us for an interesting historical day, with nice hills and stairs to climb. Highlights about 9 miles - Henry Hudson Park and Bridge, Indian Hill Park in search of Indian caves and the Shorakkopoch Rock, Isham Park, for my favorite tree, a ginkgo biloba, ”selected as one of the great trees of New York City” and Milestone No. 12, then off to Harlem River Drive Greenway. Over the Washington Bridge for a short walk in the Bronx and over High Bridge. We finish our day with Hamilton Grange and City College. Bring lunch and fluids. My subway destination is at 137th and Broadway. We may not accomplish all planned, but we sure will try. Inclement weather may cancel.

Meet at 225th Street and Broadway (#1 subway station / Marble Hill Metro North) at 9:30 a.m. for a 9:45 start. No email day of hike. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you are coming and as always, check your email by 7am to confirm hike.

Rockville Center Hempstead Lake Park

Event date:
1- 17-2016 11:25 AM
Members:
Free

Hempstead Lake Park 6 easy miles no hills. Wide carriage paths like
Central park about 15-20 minutes walking thru street to get to park.

Meet at 11:25 am Rockville Centre Long Island Railroad Station  across from St Agnes Church 29
Quealy pl Rvc NY 11570 Give yourself at least an hour check schedule
www.. mta.info or 718 2177 leader will meet you at station. Bring
Lunch and water. Will come back to same spot. 
Cancelled if raining or snowing or ice/snow on trails Email preferred
 or text  serious calls only John

Williamsburg Walk

Event date:
1- 17-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Approx 5-6 miles.  Walk over Queensboro Bridge going through Greenpoint and Williamsburg along waterfront in Astoria and over the Williamsburg Bridge.  Optional (possibly late) lunch in gentrified section of Williamsburg.  Bring water. Rain or snow on day of walk cancels. Walk will end at subway station on Delancy & Essex Street in Manhattan.

Meet: 10:00 AM at Roosevelt Island Tram station entrance on 59th street and Second Ave. Call leader for walk status.  Joint walk.  Nonmembers  of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club $3.

 

Port Ivory and New Park Hike on Staten Island.

Event date:
1- 16-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Meet at the South Ferry to Staten Island and catch the 10:30 am ferry. 4-7 miles. 
Leader: Cy Adler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 1, 14 miles

Event date:
1- 10-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

This hike is cancelled due illness of leader and weather prediction

Walk the Queens waterfront from Long Island City to Flushing; at least as much of it as we can get to. Pass Socrates Sculpture Park, Steinway mansion, and Lent-Riker-Smith homestead (circa 1654).

Drop-off points.

Important: bring water and lunch. Food and water not available where we will have lunch.

Meet at southwest corner of Vernon Blvd and 50th Ave., Long Island City at 9:00 a.m., Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave. station, number 7 line. Check to be sure that the number 7 train is running. If the number 7 is not running meeting place is still the same. MTA will provide a shuttle bus to meeting place.

Van Cortlandt Park to Yonkers

Event date:
1- 9-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

7 miles, moderately brisk pace.  Hike the South Country Trail through Van Cortlandt Park, Tibbett's Park then follow the Old Croton Aqueduct into Yonkers.  Bring lunch and water.

Meeting:  Take  the no. 1 subway to last stop, Van Cortlandt Park.  Meet at 10:00AM at Parkside.  Must call for hike status Friday evening only.

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
1- 4-2016 7:00 PM
Members:
Free

The mailing party is cancelled due to illness of coordinator.

MAILING PARTY!

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

 

Art Brut and Nicholas Roerich Exhibits

Event date:
1- 2-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

About 7 miles and 5 to 6 hours. We'll start at Columbus Circle, take a short walk into Central Park, then go to the American Folk Art Museum ($5 suggested admission) at 2 Lincoln Square to view "Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet."

Next, we'll walk north though Central Park to the Whole Foods at 97th and Columbus for lunch, then north on Riverside Drive to the Roerich Museum at 107th Street to view the collection of works by Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. We'll end the walk by visiting the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at Amsterdam Avenue and 113th Street. 

We should be done at the Cathedral around 4:30. The 1 train is nearby at Broadway and 110th Street; the C train is available at Central Park West and 110th Street.

Meet: 11:00 a.m. inside the Time Warner Atrium at Columbus Circle, Take the 1, A, D or C train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle.

 

Happy New Year's Day Hike

Event date:
1- 1-2016 12:00 PM
Members:
Free

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 Information booth.

The Four Bridges of Gowanus

Event date:
12- 28-2015 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

From Boro Hall down Court St. to Smith Street to Union St. We cross the 4 bridges at Union, Carroll St., 3rd St. and 9th Street.  Part 2: continue up Court St. for coffee/tea/hot chocolate at Monteleone Bakery & Café.  Return home via F/G at Carroll or Bergen.  Note: Rain, ice, heavy snow and/or frigid temps (below 25F) walk will cancel.  Time: 11am-2pm, give or take.

                     HAPPY HOLIDAYS & MERRY CHRISTMAS

Meeting:  Brooklyn Boro Hall, front steps. There's some maintenance of the plaza going on.  Directions: 4-5, 2-3 (Borough Hall), R (Court St.), A, C, F, (Jay St. - Metro Tech).

 

Northern Manhattan And Adjacent Bronx Step Streets Connect-The-Dots Peripatetic Perambulation

Event date:
12- 27-2015 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

Walk a lot, perhaps all, the step streets, in Manhattan north of the GWB and adjacent parts of the Bronx connecting interesting things including the Highbridge.  12-15 miles with lots of ups and downs on public staircases at a moderately brisk pace.    Bring lunch, snacks and water.  Joint hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.

Meeting: E-mail (preferred) or phone leader a week before the hike for meeting time and place

Evening in Dyker Heights

Event date:
12- 19-2015 5:30 PM
Members:
Free
About 4 miles.  Walk to see Xmas decorations in Brooklyn. 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. 

Heathcote/Cook Natural Area, Kingston, NJ.

Event date:
12- 19-2015 8:45 AM
Members:
Free

A five mile hike in this pleasant area near Princeton, NJ, rescheduled from last month. Mostly flat terrain and at a moderate pace. Bring lunch & something to drink. Meet at 8:45 near the commuter statues at the PABT at 41st St. and 9th Avenue; we will take the 9:00 bus from gate 417 to Kingston, NJ. R/T Sen. fare $ 13.60. I expect we will get the return bus close to 3 P.M.

Wear hiking boots as there is occasional mud. Members of S.W., Urban Trails, Outdoors Club only. Call to confirm. Oliver Wayne, 201.840.4145

Manhattan: Christmas and Holdiay Walk

Event date:
12- 12-2015 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Walk down 57th Street with a short detour at Madison Avenue to 72nd Street and back to 57th Street, down to 3rd Avenue, across to 42nd Street and up 42nd Street to the Hudson River).

Meet at 10:00AM “inside the revolving doors” of Time Warner Building. Take the “1”or the “A” subway train to 59th Street (Columbus Circle). Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. We will walk “rain or shine”. Leader: Tom McBreen---

The Bridges & Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
12- 12-2015 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! 

East Side Walk to Chinatown

Event date:
12- 6-2015 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Meet 10:00 AM by Bloomingdales at 59th and Lexington Avenue. Take 4,5,6,N,Q,R trains to Lexington Avenue & 59th Street.

Walk along 1st Avenue  and East River Walkway from 59th and Lexington Ave to Chinatown.

Optional (possibly late) lunch at Chinese Restaurant of leader’s choice.  Distance: 3-5 miles. Time 3-4 hours.

Bring water. $3 non-members.

Rain  or snow on day of walk cancels. Please call or email to confirm that walk is on. email:

Telephone:  or (Cellphone on day of walk only between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Bronx Art and Randalls Island

Event date:
12- 5-2015 10:30 AM
Members:
Free

Slow pace, total hike about 12 miles and 6 hours.

First part, walking to and viewing two art exhibits and eating lunch, about 5 miles and 3 hours; second part, walking to Randalls Island then back to Manhattan over the pedestrian bridge, about 7 miles and 3 hours, with easy drop off points after the first part.

We will start at the A,B,C,D station at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan then walk east across the 145th Street Bridge into the Bronx. If you want to meet us in the Bronx, be at East 150th Street under the Major Deegan Expressway at the entrance to Mill Pond Park by 11:00 a.m.

We'll walk north along the Harlem River through Mill Pond Park, cross through the Metro-North Station to Macombs Dam Park, pass by Yankee Stadium, view the Lorelei Fountain in Joyce Kilmer Park, then reach the Bronx Museum of Art to view the "Martin Wong: Human Instamatic" exhibit.

Here is a link to the exhibit: Martin Wong: Human Instamatic.

Here is a link to a review of the exhibit: Martin Wong, an Urban Visionary with a Hungry Eye

Then we'll walk south along the Grand Concourse to the Concourse Plaza Hotel to view the "Intersecting Imaginaries" exhibit by No Longer Empty.

Here is a link to the exhibit: Intersecting Imaginaries

Here is a link to a review of the exhibit:Intersecting Imaginaries review

We'll continue south on the Grand Concourse, walk through Franz Sigel Park, view the Shahn murals in the Post Office at East 149th Street, then eat lunch in the Hostos Community College student center at 500 Grand Concourse (Building C). The cafeteria will be closed, so bring your own lunch.

After lunch we'll begin the second part of the hike across Randalls Island to Manhattan; the 4, 2, 5 and D lines are available along the Grand Concourse if you don't want to walk back to Manhattan.

We'll continue south on the Grand Concourse to 138th Street, go east on 138th, south on Lincoln Avenue, then east along Bruckner Boulevard and 133rd Street to the Randalls Island Connector and walk south across Randalls Island to the pedestrian bridge at 103rd Street, then south along the East River to 96th Street and finally west along 96th Street to the Lexington Avenue stop of the 6 train.

Bring lunch, snacks, drinks. We will eat lunch inside the Hostos Community College student center.

Meet: 10:30 a.m. in front of the Capital One Bank at the northeast corner of 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue outside the A,B,C,D station in Manhattan. Note that the B train does not run on weekends.

Walk off the Turkey (WOTT)

Event date:
11- 28-2015 10:00 AM
Members:
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

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