Events Archive

Bronx: Beautiful trees, flowers of the Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue and the Hall of Fame

Event date:
3- 28-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours.

Meet at 9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train ).

We will walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to meet with the walkers arriving on the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal at 9:45AM. Entrance to the “Gardens” is free on Saturdays until 10:00AM. After a walk in the “Gardens”, we will walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch. We will then go to The Edger Allen Poe  Cottage on Grand Concourse and to the Bronx Community College  for the Hall of Fame. We will walk to the Burnside Station ( No. 4 train) to return to Manhattan.

Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.  Heavy rain cancels. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if weather is a question.

New York’s West-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 1

Event date:
3- 28-2015 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.

High Tor State and South Mountain County Parks

Event date:
3- 23-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 9 miles

The most northern portion of the Palisades trail system. We will be walking along the Long Path up High and Little Tor for spectacular views. Then we will cross the road for the cliffs of South Mtn. Palisades Parkway to exit 13 for Rt. 202.

Directions: Go east toward Haverstraw for about 2.5 miles to S. Central Hwy (traffic light after Shop Rite). Turn right and go south on S. Central Highway uphill for about 1 mile. At the top of the hill there is parking on the left side (the right side has a sign for South Mountain County Park). Meet at 10:00 a.m. Bring lunch, water. Rain cancels.

No email day of hike.

Cloisters, Fort Tryon, Inwood Hill Park

Event date:
3- 22-2015 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

 3 to 5 mi, slow pace; no fast walkers please. Meet 11:15 Penn Station or 12noon (before lunch) at by the benches at the entrance to Fort Tryon Park on Margaret Corbin Circle (190 Street And Fort Washington Ave.). Walk to New Leaf Cafe for Restrooms, Optional Brunch ($20), or bring your own lunch and eat outside the Café.  We will then walk through Fort Tryon Park, to the highest point in Manhattan, and then to the Cloisters. Admission is “pay what you wish”. The Cloisters has a fine collection of medieval European art and statuary, housed in reconstructions from cloisters from France, Italy, and Spain. After the Cloisters we will go down the hill to Dyckman St and either end there, or go through Inwood Park, depending on lateness and how we feel.

Meeting: Take the "A" train to 190 St. and then the elevator up to Fort Washington Ave- or take the #4 bus directly to 190 St. and Fort Washington Ave.  Bring Snack, Water & Lunch. No Dogs.  Questions, call leaders on morning of hike.   Members only

The Bridges & Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
3- 21-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 8 miles

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! 

Pine Meadow Circ

Event date:
3- 16-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 6 miles

Meet: 10 a.m.

Spring is in the air, but we still may have snow and ice on the ground. We will keep the climbing to a minimum to be safe and reintroduce some of you back to the trails.

Meet at Reeves Meadow for a 10 am start.

Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto N.Y. Route 17 north, and continue through the Village of Sloatsburg. Just past the village, turn right at the traffic light, following the signs for Seven Lakes Drive/Harriman State Park. Cross an overpass over railroad tracks and continue along Seven Lakes Drive for three-quarters of a mile to the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center, on the right. Park in the Visitor Center's parking lot.

Bring lunch, water. Rain cancels.

No email day of hike. Please let me know if you are coming.

 

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail Walk - Part II

Event date:
3- 15-2015 9:20 AM
Event End Date:
3- 15-2015 4:00 PM
Cut off date:
3- 15-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Our route for part 2 of 3 is about 16 miles and will closely follow the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. We will head south from the Tarrytown Metro-North Station to Van Cortlandt Park and the 242nd street subway stop. Some of the sites we will pass include Lyndhurst, Washington Irving Memorial, Sunnyside, Villa Lewaro, Octagon House, and Philipse Manor Hall. We will have lunch in Untermeyer Park and stop to tour the Hudson River Museum.

Meeting:  (9:20 AM) – Tarrytown Metro-North Station

Directions: Directions: Take a train to or park at this station. There is a local train leaving Grand Central at 8:20 a.m. and arriving Tarrytown at 9:11 a.m., and an express train leaving Grand Central at 8:43 a.m. and arriving in Tarrytown at 9:20 a.m. and a southbound train that arrives at Tarrytown at 9:12 a.m.   Metro North Hudson Line Schedule Meet up across the street from this station in front of the Tarrytown Justice Court.

   Drop Off Point 1 – Dobbs Ferry Metro-North Station (5 miles)
   Drop Off Point 2 – Greystone Metro-North Station (8 miles 
   Drop Off Point 3 – Yonkers Metro-North Station (11 miles)
   End  (4:00 PM) – Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street Subway Station (16 miles)

Port Washington to Sands Point Preserve

Event date:
3- 15-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 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.

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.

Helena Rubenstein and Nicholas Roerich

Event date:
3- 14-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

About 7 miles and 6 hours. 

We'll start at Columbus Circle, cut through Central Park to the Jewish Museum at 92nd and 5th for Helena Rubenstein: Beauty is Power, then back across the park to Whole Foods at 97th and Columbus for lunch, then we'll visit the Roerich Museum at 107th Street and Riverside Drive, which is open from 2:00 to 5:00, to view the collection of works by Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. 

Both museums are free admission. We should be done at the Roerich Museum around 3:30. The 1 train is nearby at Broadway and 103 rd or 110th streets; the C is available at Frederic Douglas Boulevard and 110th Street.

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.

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit www.shorewalkers.org to join.

Walk Across New Jersey Part XII: Hoboken Terminal To Port Imperial Ferry Terminal

Event date:
3- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
3- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Penultimate in a series of thirteen hikes crossing the Garden State.  From Hoboken Terminal walk a bit of the Hudson River waterfront and around Hoboken, then up to the top of the Palisades.  Wander around Union City and Weehawken then descend back to the waterfront to end at Port Imperial.   8-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Mostly flat except the easy climb to the top of the Palisades.  Optional 2-3 mile extension to Manhattan by ferry then walking the new section of the High Line et al.  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.

Watchung Reservation History Trail

Event date:
3- 9-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 6 miles

Beginners welcome to this nice and easy saunter in the woods. Directions and description may be found on http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/watchung-reservation-0. Drivers Take I-78 West to Exit 43 (New Providence/ Berkeley Heights). At the first traffic light, turn right onto McMane Avenue. When you reach the T-intersection with Glenside Avenue in 0.7 mile, turn left. Then, in 1.2 miles, turn right onto W.R. Tracy Drive (County Route 645) and enter the reservation. You will pass Surprise Lake and some picnic areas. When you reach the traffic circle in 1.3 miles, take the first right onto Summit Lane, then bear right onto New Providence Road. The parking area is to the right, where the road makes a sharp left turn. Meet at 10 a.m. Bring lunch, water. Rain cancels.

No email day of hike.

Roosevelt Island, Slow Paced

Event date:
3- 8-2015 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free

6 mi slow pace; no fast walkers please.   We will stop for lunch at the Roosevelt Island Town Square for Brunch, several restaurant choices, or bring lunch and eat outside on benches. After we will walk the footbridge from Roosevelt Island into the Astoria and onto the Astoria Waterfront, for magnificent views of the NYC skyline.  We will visit Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, and several smaller parks along the way, to Ditmars Blvd. for the Train back to Penn Station, and an optional dinner.  Bring Snack, Water,& Lunch. No Dogs. For question call leader morning ofhike only,  Members only  

Meet 11:15 Penn Station or 12N (before lunch) outside the “F” train on Roosevelt Island.

Old Croton Aquaduct Trail: Croton Harmon Part 1 of 3

Event date:
3- 8-2015 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

16 miles Our route for part 1 of 3 is about 16 miles and will closely follow the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The trail itself closely traces the path of the original aqueduct. We will head north from the starting point to New Croton Dam and then follow the trail south to Tarrytown. Some of the sites we will pass include New Croton Dam, Sing Sing Kill Bridge, Sing Sing Correctonal Facility, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and Kykuit. 

Meeting:  9:30AM at the Croton-Harmon Station

Directions:  Take a train to or park at this station.Express train leaves Grand Central at 8.43am and arrives in Croton-Harmon at 9.33 am. Let me know if you intend to take that so we’ll wait for you. Meet up at southwest corner of the intersection of Croton Point Ave and Veterans Plaza.

     Drop Off Point 1 – Ossining Station (9 miles)
     Drop Off Point 2 – Scarborough Station (11.5 miles)
     End (2:00 PM) – Tarrytown Station (16 miles)

 

Andrew Freedman Home and Bronx Museum of Art

Event date:
3- 7-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Slow pace, about 6 miles and 5 hours. This is a reprise of a walk we did in September. We are returning to view two new exhibits, Artists in Residence at the Andrew Freedman Home and Bronx Speaks at the Bronx Museum of Art.  

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 Freedman Home and view the Artists in Residence exhibit. The Freedman Home was built as a charitable retirement home for wealthy individuals who had lost their fortunes and is now used as an event space and community center.

After viewing the exhibit, we'll eat lunch outside on the terrace of the Freedman Home, then cross the street to the Bronx Museum of Art to view the Bronx Speaks exhibit, which features works by Bronx artists.  Then we'll walk south along the Grand Concourse past the Bronx County Courthouse, through Franz Sigel Park, view the Shahn murals in the Post Office at East 149th Street, then cross the 145th Street Bridge again and return to the A,B,C,D station at 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The 4, 2 and 5 and D lines are available along the Grand Concourse if you don't want to walk back to Manhattan. We should be back at 145th Street by 3:30.

Bring food, drink, snacks. We will eat lunch outside on the terrace of the Freedman Home.

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.

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

Audrey Munson Connect-The-Dots (Battery To Morningside Heights)

Event date:
3- 7-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
3- 7-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Walk by sculptures depicting, or ascribed to be depicting, Audrey Munson (check her out on Wikipedia) from the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House to Columbia University.  12-15 essentially flat miles on city streets and park paths at a moderately brisk pace.  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.

Van Cortland Park

Event date:
3- 2-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

Distance: 9 miles

Be prepared to suspend belief that you are in New York City as we explore the 3 forests in one of NY’s largest parks.  Beginners welcome, good moderate pace.  We will depart from the Moshulu Parkway subway station on the #4 line at 10 AM.  This hike is best done by public transportation, as we may end up at the 242nd St. station on the #1 line.  You can drive, and it’s not hard to get back to starting point, but leave yourself plenty of time to park – not easy.  Heavy rain cancels.  As always let me know if you are coming and check email by 7am.

Impromptu Hike: The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
2- 28-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge.  We will walk for about
12 hours and cross over all 16 bridges leading off Manhattan Island
that can be crossed by foot. The entire route will be 27+ miles of
walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water,
sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card.  Moderately paced, plus
there may be a “fast group” for those who want to walk faster and
farther. Walk will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow.
Meet
: 9:00AM at the GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Station, in
Manhattan by the GW Bridge on Fort Washington between 178th
and 179th streets, on the east side of the main floor, near the
restrooms. (By subway, take A train to 175th Street, or 1 train to
181st Street. Contact leader the day before event if you have questions.

 

Westside Shore Walk

Event date:
2- 22-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
West Side Shorewalk, about 5 miles.  Shore walk along the Hudson River Path.  Bring lunch and water.
  
Meet at 11 A.M.  Take #1, 2 or 3 train to 72nd St. subway stop. Call leader, Ellen at 212-861-4267 to confirm.

Sheepshead Bay to Prospect

Event date:
2- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
2- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

 Dedicated to Mike Pollack. Walk from Sheepshead Bay to Prospect Park past interesting things including several associated with Mike Pollack's hikes.  8-12 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.  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain. 

Museums Around Central Park

Event date:
2- 8-2015 1:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free

Depending on weather we will either do the new Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum at 91st or walk north on the east side of the park to end at 103rd St, where will end at either the Jewish Museum or the Museum of the City of New York. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind. Bathrooms, lunch, snacks, beverages available. Joint with NHOC, a long Island club.  Optional Dinner After.  Bring Lunch, Snack Water. MEMBERS ONLY. No dogs on hike.

Meet at 1pm in Lobby of the Church of the Heavenly Rest at 2 E. 90th Street, just across from the park entrance at 90th St and Fifth Ave

 

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