Events Archive

Impromptu, exploratory hike: Flushing TO Jackson Heights via Willets Pointand the World's Fair

Event date:
4- 22-2014 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
4- 22-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Total length of hike 3.5-8 miles depending on what we find, at a moderately brisk pace on streets and park paths.
The centerpiece of this hike will be a vis it to the old New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park being open to the public for the first time in decades this day only for three hours (see http://queens.brownstoner.com/2014/03/the-new-york-state-pavilion-will-open-to-the-public-in-april/).
 No need to register - just turn up at the start at the right time.
  
Starting from downtown Flushing, we cross Flushing Creek and walk through Willets Point to see how the Bloomberg inspired corporatization is proceeding. Then on to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and the New York State Pavilion.   
We will try to visit the pavilion but the leader may or may not decide to go in depending on the crowds.    After checking out the Pavilion walk around Flushing Meadows-Corona Park then on to Corona for lunch at Tortilleria Nixtamal (see tinyurl.com/3mruqom).  Then on to Jackson Heights where for return to Manhattan by E or 7 Train.   
  
Bring water and snacks  and lunch if Tortilleria NIxtamal does not interest you. Awful or dangerous weather cancels.  The hike will go with intermittent or light rain or threat thereof, but route may be modified or shortened. Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.
 
Meet 10:00 AM in front of the New World Mall on the south side of Roosevelt Avenue about 200 feet east of the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street in Flushing.  Take the 7 Train to Flushing-Main Street.
 

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
4- 20-2014 9:00 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.

Important: Bring photo ID for admission to the Marine Academy, Metrocard for the bus back to the train station, water and lunch.

Meeting: Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 9:55 a.m. Fares: 16/11 senior and round trip. Meet leader at Great Neck RR station.

 

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

Event date:
4- 19-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

New York’s Museums and Cultural Institutions below Chelsea-Part 2. 8+ miles, 6+ hours, moderate pace. 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.

Garrison To Manitou, NY

Event date:
4- 19-2014 8:25 AM
Individual Price:
Free

A linear hike of 10 miles on forested rolling hills. Trails on The Osborn Loop, Appalachian Trail, with a descent from Cunada Hill into Manitou. On a second leg we follow Mystery Point Road into the Manitou  Nature Preserve. A visit to the old Outward Bound estate, with paths on the high rimmed edges of the Hudson River. Return is from Manitou on the 4:26 pm southbound train. A moderate pace on climbs. Bring lunch and water.

Meet leader at the 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, schedules, diving info, or additional questions. Joint hike. Non-members $3.

Walk Across New Jersey Part X: South Orange To Branch Brook Park, Newark

Event date:
4- 19-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

10-14 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Tenth in a series of about a dozen hikes crossing the Garden State.  From South Orange train station walk mainly streets and some parks connecting interesting things in Orange, West Orange, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, and Belleville.  End at the north end of Branch Brook Park in Newark where hopefully cherry trees will still be blooming.    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

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.

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