Events Archive

Henry Hudson, Washington and High Bridge Bridges--MLK Day

Event date:
1- 16-2017 9:30 AM
Members:
Free

All are welcome to join us for an interesting historical day with nice hills and stairs to climb. Highlights - Henry Hudson Park and Bridge, Inwood 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”, Milestone No. 12, a pharmacy & soda shoppe, Dyckman Farm House, Swindler Cove Park, lunch, then off to Harlem River Drive Greenway. Over the Washington Bridge (not the GWB) we go for a short walk in the Bronx on Dr. Martin L. King Blvd over the oldest bridge in NYC, High Bridge, back to Manhattan. We then take Highbridge Park to Morris-Jumel Mansion with milestone 11 and Sylvan Terrace. We continue toward Jackie Robinson Park, pass 555 Edgecomb Av., where Robeson and Ellington lived. We finish our day with a walk to Trinity Cemetery to Mayor Koch’s grave. My subway destination is at 157th and Broadway. Hope to finish before 4 pm.  Bring lunch, fluids and snacks. A quick lunch will be outdoors at Swindler Cove Park

 Meeting:  225th Street and Broadway (#1 subway station / Marble Hill Metro North) at 9:30 a.m., in front of McDonalds, 5201 Broadway, Bronx, NY.   So dress in layers. Severe weather conditions may cancel.  Please email to let me know if you are coming and as always, check your email by 7am to confirm hike.

 

West Side Walk

Event date:
1- 15-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

5-6 miles 3.5-4.5 hours. Walk along Hudson River Greenway Path To 102nd street, taking in the beautiful views along the Greenway. Optional late Lunch at Hunan Balcony Restaurant at 98th street and Broadway. Rain or snow on day of walk cancels.  Bring water.

Meet in lobby of Hotel Millenium (bathrooms available) at the corner of Church and Fulton Street at 10:00 AM, Take any train to Fulton St or WTC. Leader: Ed Leibowitz. Please call 201-332-1709 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for walk status.   Cellphone 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Joint walk. Non-members  of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club $3

Queens' Waterfront, Part I

Event date:
1- 15-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 14 miles

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.

 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.

South Bronx Via Old and New Randall's Isle Bridge

Event date:
1- 14-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

4 to 7 miles, Changing hoods.  Walk over the Triborough bridge, now named the RFK bridge, to Randalls Island, along Bronx Kill, over new bridge to changing hoods in the South Bronx. Explore waterfront area. Then go either east towards Hunt Point, or north to 149th Street and west to the South Bronx.

MEET: 11 AM, 125th Street train station, on Park Avenue. 

Mostly Bergenline Avenue, Union City To North Bergen, NJ.

Event date:
1- 10-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

With a few deviations, walk the entire length of Bergenline Avenue through the NJ municipalities of Union City, West New York, Guttenberg and North Bergen.  Described, perhaps dubiously, by Wikipedia as the longest commercial avenue in NJ, it is certainly one of the most diverse. 

Distance: 8-12 mostly flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and occasional park paths.  Likely lunch at a Cuban or other Latin American restaurant. 

Bring snacks and water.  

E-mail (preferred) or phone leader no earlier than 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.

Bedazzled Bronx

Event date:
1- 7-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free

We'll visit the Bedazzled exhibit at the Lehman College Art Gallery, make a stop at Poe Cottage, then walk down to Arthur Avenue for a late lunch at the Arthur Avenue Market. After lunch we will walk back to the D train at Fordham Road.

The hike will be 3 to 5 miles, we should be back at the D train at Fordham Road around 3:00. 

Here is a link to the art gallery: Lehman College Art Gallery

Here is a review of the exhibition: (but note the closing date of Jan. 4 in the review is wrong, it closes Jan. 14): Bedazzled review

Meet 10:30 a.m. at the northwest corner of Bedford Park Boulevard and the Grand Concourse. Take the D train to Bedford Park Boulevard.  

  

Happy New Year's Day Hike

Event date:
1- 1-2017 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.

 

NYC Tunnel Ventilation Structures Connect-The-Dots Peripatetic Perambulation

Event date:
12- 27-2016 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

Connect lots of ventilation structures associated with all sorts of tunnels (subway, automobile, rail) in NYC - probably including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. 

Distance:10-20 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 no earlier than 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.

Keansburg, NJ to Keyport, NJ

Event date:
12- 18-2016 7:45 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 12 miles

Walk from Keansburg, NJ along the beach about a mile and a half with views of the east shore of Staten Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Coney Island, and Manhattan in the background. Then alongside and over a Salt Marsh where a lot of ocean life begins. And then along the former right-of-way of the Central Railroad of New Jersey’s Seashore branch, now part of the Henry Hudson trail, to Keyport where we will walk along the waterfront where many 19th century houses are still extant.

Moderate pace.

No Drop-off points. For anyone who wants to drop out I can direct you directly to the bus stop which should shorten the route. Keep in mind that the bus runs once every two hours, so if you drop out you may have to wait for the bus.

Meet: Port Authority Bus Station by the commuter statue no later than 7:45 a.m. to get the 8:00 a.m. Academy bus to Keansburg, NJ (we take the route 36 bus). Bus arrives in Keansburg, NJ at 9:00 a.m. The commuter statue is located in the south wing of the Port Authority Bus Station.

Bus fare: $34:00/$17.50 senior, round trip.

Important: bring lunch and water as there is no place to buy lunch.

Evening in Dyker Heights

Event date:
12- 17-2016 6:30 PM
Members:
Free
About 4 miles.  Walk to see Christmas decorations in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.  We will eat dinner at a diner after the walk.
 
Meeting:  Take D train to 18th Avenue.  We will meet at 6:30.  Call leader to confirm that walk is on.  Please use bathrooms at home as this is a residential area.  Dress for the weather.

ROBERT MOSES FOOT PATH, 79th TO 129th + Additions

Event date:
12- 10-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free

Walk on part of the 120 acres of Riverside Park created by Robert Moses, along dirt path  scouted by  shore  walkers.  See mouth of  Amtrak  train tunnel, view of Grant’s Tomb, wilderness area… etc..

MEET: 10 dec ,Sat.,  11AM,  79th and Riverside Drive.

Distance: 3 miles

Possible Cuban lunch afterwards.

Manhattan: Holiday Walk across 57th Street

Event date:
12- 10-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Christmas and Holiday 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 in  inside the revolving door of time Warner Building.  Take 1 or the A subway train to 59th St. (Columbus Circle). Bring luch, water, binocular, or a comer with optical zoom lens.  we walk rain or shine.

 

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
12- 10-2016 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- 4-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Walk along 1st Avenue  and East River Walkway from 59th and Lexington Ave to Chinatown. Bathrooms available at Home Depot nearby. 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. Telephone: 201-332-1709 or (Cellphone 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM.  Joint with Outdoors Club. $3 Non-members.

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

Wilhelm Von Knyphausen 1780 Raid Memorial Hike, Part III- Springfield To Summit, NJ

Event date:
12- 3-2016 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

Eight-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace, some on rocky trails with substantial elevation gain in South Mountain Reservation. Third in a series of hikes starting in Elizabeth tracing more or less the 1780 route Hessian commander von Kynphausen took (in part) and might have taken had he been successful (he wasn't) marching through the Hobart Gap to destroy the Continental Army in Morristown. 

Meeting:  E-mail (preferred) or phone one of the leaders no earlier than 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.  Bring lunch, snacks and water. 

Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Highlands, NJ

Event date:
11- 27-2016 7:30 AM
Members:
Free

Distance: 13 miles

Walk through Atlantic highlands, NJ, a small quaint town along the main street (First Avenue) to the former right of way of the CRRNJ’s seashore branch where we will walk about a mile and a half along the water (on the right of way which is now part of the Henry Hudson Trail), then through Highlands, NJ to Hartshorne Woods park to view Battery Lewis, a World War II coastal gun battery. Then to The Twin lights, the highest point on the eastern seashore at about 260 feet above sea level (while Todt Hill on Staten Island is higher at 401 feet it is not on the eastern seaboard). The Twin lights has a museum and you can go to the top of the north tower for some dramatic views. Then back to Atlantic Highlands along a different route. In Atlantic Highlands we will go to the top of the hill where the Grand Victorian houses are located.

Moderate pace.

For anyone who wants to drop out I can direct you directly to the bus stop which should shorten the route. Keep in mind that the bus runs once every two hours, so if you drop out you may have to wait for the bus.

Meet: Port Authority Bus Station by the commuter statue no later than 7:45 a.m. to get the 8:00 a.m. Academy bus to Atlantic Highlands, NJ (we take the route 36 bus). Bus arrives in Atlantic Highlands, NJ at 9:17 a.m. The commuter statue is located in the south wing of the Port Authority Bus Station.

Bus fare: $34:00/$17.50 senior, round trip.

Important: bring lunch and water as there is no place to buy lunch.

Walk off the Turkey (WOTT)

Event date:
11- 26-2016 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

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
11- 19-2016 9:15 AM
Members:
Free

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 ($2.75 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.

Eastern Queens: Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

Event date:
11- 13-2016 10:15 AM
Members:
Free

This hike is cancelled due to an injury to the hike leader.

Approximately 8.0 miles on paved park path, mostly flat terrain, with occasional moderate hills along the tree lined Motor Parkway.  We’ll start at the playground at the Alley Pond Tennis Center (79-25 Winchester Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11427), stroll west on the historic Vanderbilt Motor Parkway with a brief talk on its history, continue our way on the Brooklyn Queens Greenway through wooded park land, to the lovely Kissena Park passing by Kissena Lake, follow through on the Kissena Park Corridor, walking on a wood chip path for approximately 3/4 mile and end up at Kissena Corridor Park on Main Street across from the Queens Botanical Gardens (43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355).  Participants then may continue on their own in the Queens Botanical Gardens, or in nearby Flushing Meadow Corona Park, or travel the short distance north to downtown Flushing.  Multiple bus lines run along Main Street, all go to downtown Flushing where the 7 train and many busses are available.

There is one planned rest stop at a park at 189th Street and Underhill Ave, which is approximately half way.  The walk is approximately 90% within mostly wooded park land, and there are occasional rest room facilities along the way.  Dropping out entails walking several blocks to parallel main roadways where bus service is available. 

Meeting:  10:15 AM in the play ground adjacent to the Alley Pond Tennis Center (79-25 Winchester Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11427).  An express bus from Manhattan (QM6) and a local bus (Q46) stop at Union Turnpike and Winchester Blvd.  From the bus stop proceed north along Winchester Blvd. approximately 200 feet to the Tennis Center, the park is clearly visible to the left as you view the Tennis Center from the street.  We will walk at a moderate pace to enjoy the lovely park vistas.  I expect the total walk will take approximately 3.5 hours.

Directions: This walk is almost entirely within park land and there are no stores nor concessions along the way.  Please bring snacks, lunch and drink sufficient for an 8 mile walk.  Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.  Free for Shorewalkers members who have paid the annual membership fee, $3 for non-members. Non-members please pay the hike leader at the beginning of the hike or visit www.shorewalkers.org to join. 

Manhattan and Brooklyn: Canstruction, Statues & Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
11- 12-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free

Relaxed walking, slight inclines, about five to six hours. Winter Garden, City Hall Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Cadman Plaza, Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park).  Walkers may donate cans of food which will be used in the canstruction then donated to food kitchens at the end of the exhibit.

Meet :10:00AM at Broadway and Vesey Street (northwest corner of Vesey Street).

Directions: Take 1,2 or 3 subway train to Chambers Street and walk five blocks south to Vesey Street or the “A” or “E” subway train to Church Street and walk one block east to Broadway. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.  We will  walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

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