Events Archive

Scottish Masterpieces and St. John the Divine - Rescheduled

Event date:
1- 25-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

This is a rescheduling of the hike that was rained out on January 18.

About 5 miles and 5 hours. 

We'll start at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle and walk across Central Park to The Frick Collection to see theMasterpieces from the Scottish National Collection and El Grecoexhibits. (Admission to the Frick is pay what you wish on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)  The Frick Collection

After an hour in the Frick, we'll walk back across Central Park and spend about 45 minutes having lunch at the Whole Foods at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue. 

Next, we will walk north on Columbus Avenue and visit St. John the Divine Cathedral at 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue to view Phoenix, two large sculptures which hang from the ceiling of the Cathedral. (Admission to the Cathedral is pay what you wish.) The Phoenix

We should be done at the Cathedral by 3:30. The 1 train is nearby at 110th Street and Broadway, the C train is nearby at 110th Street and Central Park West.

Meet: 10:30 a.m. inside the Time Warner Atrium at Columbus Circle, Take the 1, A, D or C train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle.

Leader: Tom Bergen 917-727-5507 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Central Park and East River Shorewalk

Event date:
1- 24-2015 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
7- 6-2013 3:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
About 5 miles.  Explore the East River Promenade and Central Park
 
Meeting:  Take # 6 train to Lexington Ave. 68th St. subway stop.  Meet 11 A.M.  Bring lunch and water.  Call leader, to confirm.

Scottish Masterpieces and St. John the Divine

Event date:
1- 18-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

About 5 miles and 5 hours. 

We'll start at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle and walk across Central Park to The Frick Collection to see theMasterpieces from the Scottish National Collection and El Greco exhibits. (Admission to the Frick is pay what you wish on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)  The Frick Collection

After an hour in the Frick, we'll walk back across Central Park and spend about 45 minutes having lunch at the Whole Foods at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue. 

Next, we will walk north on Columbus Avenue and visit St. John the Divine Cathedral at 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue to view Phoenix, two large sculptures which hang from the ceiling of the Cathedral. (Admission to the Cathedral is pay what you wish.) The Phoenix

We should be done at the Cathedral by 3:00. The 1 train is nearby at 110th Street and Broadway, the C train is nearby at 110th Street and Central Park West.

Meet: 10:30 a.m. inside the Time Warner Atrium at Columbus Circle, Take the 1, A, D or C train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle.

Leader: Tom Bergen 917-727-5507 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Robert Moses Foot Path

Event date:
1- 17-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
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 West 80th near the Warsaw  Take #1 train to West 79th Street.

Brooklyn Walk

Event date:
1- 17-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

 5-6 miles at a moderate pace. Walk through the financial district, over the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park along the Brooklyn waterfront to Atlantic Avenue. Optional late lunch at a Middle-Eastern restaurant on Atlantic Ave.  Rain or snow cancels. Please call or email leaer to confirm that walk is on.  Joint Walk

Meet: at Hotel Millenium in lobby at Church and Fulton Street at 10:00 AM. 

Panther, Ladentown & Limekiln Mts. Circular

Event date:
1- 14-2015 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

7 miles, steep hills,  scrambles possible in Harriman State Park

Meet 9:30 at Ramapo Equestrian Center, 1152 Haverstraw Rd. Suffern NY 10901.

Driving Directions.Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Route 59 east and follow it for 1.6 miles to the first traffic light in the village of Suffern. Turn left at the light onto U.S. Route 202 north, follow it for 5.4 miles, then turn left into the Town of Ramapo Equestrian Center. Continue over a small bridge and park on the left, just before the white, fenced-in riding area. Bring water, lunch & Micro-spikes, just in case.  Please let me know if you are coming and as always, check email by 7am for possible cancellation, 917-913-2742 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Impromptu hike: Harriman Loop Hike

Event date:
1- 12-2015 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Cancelled due to weather

About 10 miles moderately strenuous trail hike. This loop hike climbs to two dramatic viewpoints - Almost Perpendicular and Claudius Smith's Rock - and goes through the interesting Elbow Brush

Claudius Smith, after whom this rock formation is named, was a thief who was reputed to have used the caves at its base as a hideout during the Revolutionary War. He was captured by an officer of the Continental Army and hanged at the jail in Goshen in 1779. The view from the top of Claudius Smith Rock extends west to the village of Tuxedo.

Meeting:  9:30AM and will end approximately 2:30PM.  
Please let me know if you are coming and as always, check email by 7am for possible cancellation.

Driving Directions:  Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Route 59 east and follow it for 1.6 miles to the first traffic light in the village of Suffern. Turn left at the light onto U.S. Route 202 north, follow it for 5.4 miles, then turn left into the Town of Ramapo Equestrian Center. Continue over a small bridge and park on the left, just before the white, fenced-in riding area.

 

Central Park South & Queensboro Bridge Underpass

Event date:
1- 11-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

We will explore the southern part of Central Park, possibly as far north as Belvedere Castle, and/or do Central Park Zoo. We will then walk east on 60th St to First Ave to see the Guastavino tiles in the Food Emporium under the Queensboro Bridge. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind.  Joint with NHOC, a long Island club. Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY. No dogs on hike.

Meet: noon at the Time Warner Building Lobby at Columbus Circle, near the Maine Monument.

 

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 1

Event date:
1- 11-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

12 to 13 miles.  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).

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.  Drop-off points. 

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

 

Tibetan Art and Dim Sum in Flushing

Event date:
1- 3-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

We'll walk around Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of the 1939 and 1964 World Fairs, then tour the renovated Queens Museum of Art and see the Panorama of New York City and an exhibit of contemporary Tibetan Art. Here is a link to the exhibit web site: Queens Museum.

Then, we will walk into Flushing for Dim Sum at Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant at 13330 39th Avenue in Flushing. Here's info. about the restaurant: Asian Jewels.

We will walk about 4 miles inside the park and view highlights from the World Fairs before we enter the museum. We will finish at the museum by 1:30 then walk about a mile to the restaurant, which serves dim sum until 4:00 p.m. After we eat we will have to walk or take the Q48 bus back to the Mets-Willet Point station, as the 7 train is ending its run at that stop rather than running all the way to Main Street.

Here is the map of a walk we did at Flushing Meadow in May, on this walk we will stay in the park and not walk out to Flushing Bay: Flushing Meadow Park

Meet: take the 7 train to the Mets-Willet Point stop and walk across the pedestrian bridge to the park, we will meet by the benches outside the rest rooms at the end of the pedestrian bridge. Note that on this day the 7 train will end at the Mets-Willet Point stop rather than continue to its normal terminus at Main Street, Flushing.

Leader: Tom Bergen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 917-727-5507

Happy New Year's Day Hike

Event date:
1- 1-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
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. 

Impromptu Hike: Fort Lee Historic Park – Long Path / Shore Trail Loop

Event date:
12- 30-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

8 miles. Explore this historic location and then, we will walk Burdette's Landing (see Wikipedia for info.) in Edgewater Colony, and we will hike the lesser-known, fabulous Carpenter's Trail, twice.   Great views.

Meet:  at 9:00 in Fort Lee Historic Park parking area. For directions: www.njpalisades.org.  As always, let me know if you are coming and check before 7am for hike cancellation.

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
12- 29-2014 7:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

MAILING PARTY!

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

 

Four Freedoms and Sculpture Center

Event date:
12- 27-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Update: I terribly underestimated the distance of this walk, having now measured it with my phone it comes to about 12 miles, not 6.  If you come to the hike then catch the subway after we leave the Sculpture Center it will be about 7 miles.

 

About 6 miles and 6 hours. We'll take the Tram to Roosevelt Island and visit the Four Freedoms park then cross the Roosevelt Island Bridge to Astoria and stop at the Costco snack bar for a break, visit Socrates Sculpture Park to view the emerging artists exhibit, walk through Rainey Park and Queensbridge Park, then visit the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, which has just opened expanded gallery space. 

After about one hour in the Sculpture Center, we will have lunch at 1:30 p.m. in the nearby Food Cellar market on 47th Road, which has an eat-in cafe with hot and cold buffet bars; then walk through the Hunters Point South and Gantry Plaza parks along the East River. 

Finally, we'll cross the Queensborough Bridge to Manhattan around 3:30, ending the walk at the N, Q, R and 4,5,6 trains at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue around 4:30. If you don't want to walk across the bridge you can get the 7, N, Q lines at Queensboro Plaza and the E,M, R lines at Queens Plaza.

Meet 10:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Island Tram at 59th Street and 2nd Ave. in Manhattan; take the 4,5,6 or N,Q,R to 59th Street and Lexington and walk two blocks east. Tram departs at 10:37, it accepts Metro Cards.  Or, take the F train to Roosevelt Island and walk to the tram station, one block south, and meet the group outside of the tram station.  

Leader: Tom Bergen 917-727-5507   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Three Borough Connect-The-Dots Steam Geanerating Plants Peripatetic Perambulation

Event date:
12- 27-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Connect most if not all of the plants in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan which generate steam for Manhattan's historic (parts dating to 1882) district heating system.  15-20 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Bring lunch, snacks and water.  E-mail (preferred) or phone leader a week before the hike for meeting time and place.    Joint Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels. 

Meeting:  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.  No meet-ups please.

Over the 207 St./Fordham Road Bridge

Event date:
12- 21-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Over the 207 St./Fordham Road Bridge along he Harlem River in the Bronx  Explore part of THE HARLEM RIVER VALLEY RECREATION AREA. Roberto Clement Park. Walk under three great bridges.

Meet: 207th and 10th Avenue under the 1 train SE corner at 11:00AM

Evening in Dyker Heights

Event date:
12- 20-2014 5:30 PM
Individual Price:
Free
About 4 miles.  Walk to see Xmas decorations in Brooklyn.  Use bathrooms at home.  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. 

Hudson River South

Event date:
12- 14-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

From Penn Station we will walk west and do the High Line, then walk south on the bike path along the Hudson River as far as the Atrium of the World Financial Center. . Bring water and lunch or snacks. The Atrium of the World Financial Center provides a warm place in which to eat then we can tour the 9-11 Memorial and Museum (Memorial free, Museum costs $24, $18 for seniors). If you wish to tour the museum, it is probably a good idea to go online and buy tickets in advance. . Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind.Joint with NHOC, a long Island club. Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY.  No dogs on hike

Meet 11:15 am in Penn Station, in front of the police booth in front of the LIRR waiting room.

 

Brooklyn's Best Blocks

Event date:
12- 14-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Second in a series of hikes aiming to connect all 200 "best"  Brooklyn blocks and corners as proposed in a series or articles published between 2010 and 2014 in "The L Magazine".  This 8-12 essentially flat hike on city streets and park paths at a moderately brisk pace will start at some Brooklyn subway station to be determined and end near or in Dyker Heights, with an option to continue on to see the famous Dyker Heights Christmas lights.   Bring lunch, snacks and water. 

Meeting: E-mail (preferred) or phone leader a week before the hike for meeting time and place.   Joint Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.  No meet-up groups.

Manhattan: Christmas and Holiday Loop

Event date:
12- 13-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Relaxed walking, about five to six hours. Down 57th Street to the East River and down First Avenue to 42nd  Street and up 42nd Street. We will walk through Grand Central Terminal, the Skating Pond to the Hudson River.

 

MEET: 10:00AM inside the Time—Warner Building  (Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Broadway). Take # 1 Subway to 59th Street and Columbus Circle. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. We will walk “rain or shine”.  Leader: Tom McBreen--- Day of walk use cell (516) 238-8073.     

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