Events Archive

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
4- 17-2014 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 and the Great Saunter materials.

 

Three Lakes, Three Parks In Queens

Event date:
4- 13-2014 9:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free

6 miles, moderate pace. Forest Hills to Flushing, through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Kissena Corridor and Kissena Park. Optional dim sum meal @ $10-$12 at end. Bring snack, water.

MEET: 9:45AM North side of Queens Boulevard in front of Stirling Bank.Take E or F ( R or M) to Continental/71st Ave.

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

Event date:
4- 12-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Pace easy, some hills, duration four to five hours and distance five to six miles. Walk through history, beauty, sadness and eternity.  We can also walk through Arthur Ave. if there is a desire.

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. Leader: Tom McBreen----cell (516) 238-8073.

 

The Jersey/Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
4- 12-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2. 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 ($2.50 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. 

Long Beach

Event date:
4- 12-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Long Beach to the Rockways 10 miles, moderate to brisk pace, along the Ocean and Boardwalk crossing the Atlantic Bridge to the Rockways and continuing to 116th St. (A Train Terminal). Bring lunch and water.

Meet: Penn Station,  LIRR level ticket area. Buy O/W ticket to Long Beach. Call leader for departure time on Friday. April 11 evening only. Members ONLY.

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Event date:
4- 6-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

5 mi slow pace.  After touring the mansion and learning its fascinating history, we will walk north in High Bridge Park atop the cliff, passing a water tower which was part of the Croton Aqueduct, as far as Swindlers Cove, then back south below the cliffs, along the Harlem River. Joint with NHOC, a Long Island Club.

Meet at noon in front of the C-Town grocery store at 160th St and Amsterdam Ave, just atop the stairs from the 163rd St subway station of the C and B trains.  Members only.

Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

Event date:
4- 6-2014 8:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

13 to 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.

Meeting: 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. Meet at commuter statue no latter then 7:45 a.m. Fare: $36.00/$.8.00 seniors 62 and over, round trip. Rain cancels. The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it. Leader: Bill Wrublewski Cell: 646-369-0279Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BRONX RIVER - KENSICO DAM TO SOUNDVIEW PARK

Event date:
4- 5-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

23 mile, moderate-paced hike on paved paths and sidewalks from the Kensico Dam in Valhalla, Westchester County, to Soundview Park in the Bronx along the Bronx River.  About 13 miles in Westchester County and 10 miles in the Bronx.

 

Cranberry Lake Circular

Event date:
4- 5-2014 9:25 AM
Event End Date:
3- 31-2012 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Cranberry Lake Circular- 6 miles, moderate pace.  Explore marked trails in a Westchester County park near Valhalla.  Trails well marked.  Lunch at museum's picnic tables.   No smoking on trip.  Bring lunch.  

Meet 9:25AM at Grand Central Information Booth on upper level.  Round trip fare  $18 (about $9 from Bronx).   Call leader before 10:30 PM for further information.  Joint hike with Outdoor Club and NY Hiking Club. No smoking

Crack is Wack: Graffiti in New York

Event date:
4- 5-2014 8:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

20 to 30 miles. Explore this international art form that uses the city as canvass from the Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, to Double Dutch in the Bronx, from Dumbo Walls in Manhattan to Five Pointz in Long Island City, from professional artist to amazing amateur. Numerous drop off points. Bring water and snacks.

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
4- 3-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

7 miles

Walk through the land of “The Great Gatsby,” the original “West Egg” of the novel. See where the 1% lives; then onto the Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy located on Long Island Sound. Tour this 82 acre campus that has the former mansion of Walter P. Chrysler (previously owned by Henri Bendel), and houses the American Merchant Marine Museum in another mansion.

 

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

Event date:
3- 29-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
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

Rockefeller Preserve

Event date:
3- 29-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Walk from Philipse Manor station via Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to the Rockefeller Preserve. Pleasant woods walk along the Pocantico River. See where the Headless Horseman roamed. Then circle through rolling hills to visit Swan Lake and Stone Farms, returning to Philipse Manor or Tarrytown. About 8 moderate miles. Bring lunch, water, wear sturdy shoes. 

MEET:  9:00 a.m. at Grand Central Terminal, to take 9:20 Metro North Hudson Line train to Philipse Manor, arr. 10:12. 

 

Walk Across New Jersey Part IX: Summit To South Orange

Event date:
3- 28-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Please note the corrected date for this hike is March 9

Central Park

Event date:
3- 23-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

5 mi, slow pace. . We will walk north past Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, the Loch and Ravine, Fort Clinton and the Blockhouse, ending at either Harlem Meer or Conservatory Gardens. No go in rain, snow, or if excessively cold and windy; call if weather doubtful. Bring lunch. Joint with NHOC, a Long Island Club. 

Meet at noon at the southwest entrance to Central Park, just northeast of Columbus Circle.  Members only.

Liz and Jack's Point of Interest

Event date:
3- 22-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Approx. 10 miles. In this series of walks we will touch on sites and places around the 5 boroughs that we think are of interest.  On this walk we will look at some of the great food places in Queens.  We will not have time to stop at any of the places but we will provide a list so that you can return and the walk will end near a few of the spots.  Steady, brisk pace.  

Meet 9:15 NE corner of 74th St. and Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights.  Take the 7,E,F or R train to the Roosevelt Avenue stop.  We leave promptly at 9:30

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
3- 22-2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
10- 19-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
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! 

Garrison Circular

Event date:
3- 22-2014 8:25 AM
Individual Price:
Free

A 10 mile hike on forested rolling hills. Excursions on the Osborn Loop, Appalachian Trail and Curry Pond Traverse. Return from the Arden Point river overlook of West point. Moderate pace climbs. Generally unimpeded trails. Bring lunch and water.

Meet at GCT Information Booth(large clock) no later than 8:25 am. Purchase R/T tickets with leader. Arrival at 9:55 am.Call Leader: Marvin Malater @ 718-376-3608 to check hike data, schedule, driving info or additional questions. Joint hike. Non-members $3.

Elizabethport Circular

Event date:
3- 22-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Elizabethport Circular 8-9 miles, flat, moderate pace. See Boxwood Hall, 1750 State Historical Site then follow the Elizabeth river embankment thru Mattano Park to the Arthur Kill, Shoreline and Pier with its many passing ships. Bring lunch and water. Be prepared for snow and ice!

Meet Penn Station, N.J. Ticket windows. Buy R/T ticket to Elizabeth. Call leader for departure time Friday, March 21 evening ONLY. Members only.

Port Washington to Sands Point Preserve

Event date:
3- 16-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

8 miles, Walk from Port Washington train station to the harbor, then along the harbor through Sands Point to the Sands Point Preserve to see the only remaining intact Gatsby-era estate. The 216 acre Sands Point Preserve is the former estate of the Guggenheim family.

Meeting:  Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station to Port Washington, arrive at 10:05 a.m. Fare: 16.00/11.00 senior, round trip. Meet leader at Port Washington LIRR train station. Heavy rain cancels.$2.00 admission to the Sands Point Preserve. Important: Bring lunch and water. 

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