Events

Hamilton Heights and Highbridge Park

Event date:
8- 1-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

We'll visit Riverbank Park, Hamilton Grange, Morris-Jumel Mansion and Highbridge and Swindler Cove parks.  About 8 miles and 5 hours, this is a hilly part of Manhattan and we will be walking up and down some some relatively steep inclines.  

We'll begin by meeting at the 1 train station at 137th Street, take a walk around Riverbank Park, which juts out into the Hudson River on the top of a sewage plant, walk up the hill to Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton's home, at 141st Street, then north along Edgecomb Avenue through Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill to the Morris-Jumel Mansion ($5 admission) at 163rd Street, where we will eat our lunch outside in the garden, walk the trails of Highbridge Park, then explore Swindler Cove Park. We'll end at the Dyckman Street stop of the 1 train; the A train is available at Dyckman and Broadway. 

Meet: 10:30 a.m. at the 137th Street stop of the 1 train.

Manhattan: Walking the “Old Croton Aqueduct System in Manhattan

Event date:
8- 8-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
cell (516) 238-8073

Relaxed walking, child friendly/stroller friendly, level ground, four to five hours. Following the path of the “water system” we will walk up Fifth Avenue to Central Park and enter the Park at 60th Street and end the walk at High Bridge Tower (Amsterdam Avenue and 173th Street.) Drop off points all along the walk. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. Heavy rain cancels.

Meet: 10:00AM at New York Public Library by the “lions” (5th Avenue, 41st and 42nd Streets). Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

Closter Dock Road to Piermont: Palisades

Event date:
8- 15-2015 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

10 miles at a moderate pace to brisk pace. Mostly level terrain with a mild hills and a short range of up and down rock steps. Hike passes through elements of the Long Path by State-Line, Tall Mountain State Park and Piermont, New York. Optional pizza snack by returning bus. Bring lunch/water.

MEET: no later than 8:45AM at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing, by the white commuter statue.  Bus departs at 9:15AM, One way to Closter Dock Road, NJ bus 9A gate 220 arriving at 10:00AM.

Directions: Purchase O/W ticket with leader for bus arriving 10am. Bus also available at George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal at 9:40am, platform 20. Call leader to check hike data, and for schedule or driving info. Joint hike

Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge

Event date:
8- 15-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 9 miles total walking. We will spend about 3 hours on the island, first touring Fort Jay and Castle Williams and then walking the island and viewing the Jazz Picnic.  We will break for lunch on the island; bring your lunch or try the food trucks. About 5 miles total walking on the island. 

Then, we will take another (free) ferry from Governor's Island to Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1, walk under the Brooklyn Bridge and past Jane's Carousel, then walk across the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan, ending our walk at City Hall Park. About 4 miles total walking from the ferry to City Hall.

Feel free to join us just for Governor's Island and take the ferry back to Manhattan on your own. If you do not want to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge you can join us as we walk to the bridge and catch the subway in Brooklyn.

MEET: at 10:30 a.m. at the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and take the 11:00 (free) ferry to Governor's Island.

Rockaway Park Beach Hike and Swim

Event date:
8- 15-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Edward Leibowitz
Phone:
201--332-1709; 201-850-9649 Dayof hike after 10AM
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Walk along boardwalk from Beach 90th street to end of boardwalk near 5th Street.  Moderate pace about 4-5 hours, Approximate distance 5-6 miles

MEET 11:00 AM outside of S-Subway station at Beach 90th Street.

Directions: Take A train to Broadchannel. Change at Broad Channel for S Train to Beach 90th Street. Please call or email to make sure that walk is on.Subway Fare: $2.25, Seniors $1.10

Crack is Wack: Graffiti in New York: Part 2

Event date:
8- 22-2015 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nick DiNapoli
Email:
Nicholasdinapoli@hotmail.com

About 8 miles. This is an exploratory walk. Explore this international art form that uses the city as canvass from In Good Company in Hunts Point, the Bronx to  Crack is Wack in Manhattan, and Wellington Court in Astoria, from professional artist to amazing amateur. Bring water and lunch.

Meeting: 9:30 Take the numbers 6 to Hunts Point in the Bronx

 

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY

Event date:
8- 22-2015 11:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
516-547-0497

Distance: 3 to 6 miles

Meet: 11:45 a.m.

Moderate Pace, 3-6 Miles Loop (drop off points).  

National Historic Landmark with an international reputation for its magnificent beauty on 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths.

Meet 11:45am (BEFORE LUNCH) inside Green-Wood, next to Restroom.  

Directions: Take R train to 25th St station in Brooklyn and walk east (uphill) one block on 25th St.

Joint Walk, Members Only, 

BRING or BUY LUNCH,  WATER, SNACKS.    

Brooklyn's Best Blocks (Part Iv) Along The L Train Bedford Avenue To Broadway Junction

Event date:
8- 29-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Follow the vectors of Brooklyn hipsterfication from its birthplace in Williamsburg to its next frontier in East New York, picking up L Magazine "best" blocks along the way.  8-12 essentially flat miles 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.  Members only

 

Triboro to Queensboro

Event date:
8- 29-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

This will be a moderate-paced 12-mile hike along the East River, with great views of the river, bridges, islands and various landmarks.  We will walk up the East River Greenway, across the Ward's Island Bridge, across the Triboro Bridge to Astoria, along the East River parks and then across the Queensboro Bridge back to Manhattan. 

The walk will take about 6 hours; there are numerous drop off points once we reach Astoria, which will be about 7 miles and three hours into the walk.  We will start at Carl Schurz Park then walk Ward's Island, Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rainey Park and Queensbridge Park.  

We will mostly be walking on flat, paved paths and sidewalks, but each of the three bridges has steep walkways, the Triboro Bridge has multiple stairways, the walkway across the Triboro Bridge is high and narrow so you may not want to try it if you are wary of heights. 

Bring food and drink. We will stop at a deli after crossing the Triboro and eat lunch in Astoria Park.

Meet: We will meet inside Carl Schurz Park, by the restrooms at the East 87th Street and East End Avenue entrance. Take the 4,5,6 train to 86th Street.

 

Constitution Island: Re-Enactment Day

Event date:
8- 29-2015 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
8- 24-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Email:
1-914-582-1237

Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer.


Bring
 photo 
ID.
  Expect entrance  
fee of
 $10, 
covering
 free
 boat t
rides ,
guided 
walks,
 or
 independent 
exploration.
 Amenities 
included
 shaded 
picnic
 groves,
 public
 restrooms ,
a 
gift
 shop 
in 
the
 historic
 Warner 
House,
 walking
 trails 
and
 a 
hot dog
 vendor.
  Departure 
time 
is
 optional  

Here is a link to the Constitution Island website: Constitution Island.

THE SCHEDULING OF EVENTS AT CONSTITUTION ISLAND CAN BE UNCERTAIN, PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE ISLAND WILL BE OPEN AS SCHEDULED. 

Meeting: Take the 9:43 a.m. Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to Cold Spring, arriving Cold Spring at 11:03 and meet at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island. The round trip fare is $28.00.

Alternatively,
 meet 
10
AM 
at 
parking 
lot
 at 
North
 White
 Plains 
train 
station 
for 
car
pooling. 
Donate
 $5
 to 
the 
driver.
  For 
this
 option
 you
 must 
call 
leader 
in 
advance.
 Cal l
two
 days 
in 
advance  to
 confirm 
that
 Island
 is
 open.

 Here is the Hudson Line weekend schedule: Hudson Line schedule.  

 

 

Far Rockaway

Event date:
9- 5-2015 11:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
John Socolink
Phone:
516-359-1591 serious inquiries only, email preferred
Email:
Finch1149@yahoo.com

Bring lunch Suit about 4 miles Boardwalk beach  and street walking  about 40 minutes back to same stop or drop out  Email preferred Finch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cancelled if raining

Meet: 11:30 am at A train Last Stop Mott Ave

BROOKLYN SHORELINE

Event date:
9- 5-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
516-547-0497

Distance: 3 to 6 miles

Meet: 12 noon

Moderate Pace, 3-6 miles (drop off points). 

Meet 12N (BEFORE LUNCH). Outside (Downstairs) at SW Corner “D” train station, Bay Parkway Station. 

Walk the shoreline pathway from Bay Parkway, to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and continue along the shoreline to Owls Neck Park.   The southern most  point of Brooklyn, with beautiful views of the Lower Harbor, Statue of Liberty, WTC,   Fort Wadsworth, Fort Hamilton.   

Joint Hike.  MEMBERS ONLY, BRING or BUY LUNCH, WATER, SNACKS.  Optional Dinner After.   Cell/text preferred.

Old Croton Aqueduct

Event date:
9- 6-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
$3.00
Hikeleader:
Richard Mohovich
Phone:
FIGGMAN@MINDSPRING.COM
Email:
201 675 6304

Hike from Tarrytown to Hasting on Hudson, walking the Old Croton Aqueduct and the Westchester River Walk, approx 8 miles on gravel/paved trails and streets, mostly flat with some hills to and from train stations. Walk through Dobbs ferry, Ardsley on Hudson, and Irvington on Hudson with bars in every town and return to tarry town  by train (Sr. Fare $1.50). Drop outs at train stations in towns. The OCA built in 1842 was 41 miles long and brought water from the Croton reservoir to NYC. Drivers can park free at the Tarrytown station,  if parking is full ,cross over tracks and park by rec center close to tennis courts (with bathrooms) updated Train schedule and fare from the city will be posted a few weeks before the hike.  For returns there two trains every hour      BRING LUNCH, SNACKS ,WATER. WE WILL HAVE  LUNCH BY A HUDSON RIVER PARK ,AND A  GREAT OUTDOOR RESTURANT AND BAR WITH HUDSON RIVER VIEWS AT TRAILS END .  NON MEMBERS $3.00.   CRAZY WEATHER CANCELS.

MEET HIKE LEADER AT TRAIN STATION ,TALL GUY WITH COWBOY HAT

Hungarian Pastry Shop

Event date:
9- 12-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718‐376‐3608

Central Park North to 110th St. about 6 miles.  Return by Riverside Park to 34th St. Midway a stop at the Hungarian Pottery Shop (111th St. and Amasterdam Ave).  For an optional coffee and Danish Bread.  Bring lunch and water.

Meet: 10AM at the Time-Warner building Atrium by Columbus Circle.  Take the A, D, #1 train to 59th St. station.

Jersey City and Hoboken: Statues and Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
9- 12-2015 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
8- 10-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 238-8073(cell),

Pace easy, some hills. Distance 8 miles, duration 5 to 6 hours. After getting off the train at Exchange Place Station, we will walk south along the Hudson and then go inland to Paulus Hook and Historic Downtown Jersey City. We will then head north to Hoboken. Walk through Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, beautiful views of Manhattan westside, magnificent 100 year old buildings, Castle Point Terrace (Stevens University), Sibly's Cave and the Hoboken Museum. Return to Manhattan via Hoboken Path Station 

Meeting: We will meet at Broadway and Vesey Street, across from St Paul’s Church (take the “E train to last stop or 1,2or 3 train to Chamber Street and walk a few blocks south).The Path Train station is three blocks west on Vesey Street and the fare to New Jersey and back is $5.50.                                                       

Wilhelm Von Knyphausen 1780 Raid Memorial Hike Part I - Elizabeth Point to Roselle Park, NJ

Event date:
9- 19-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn co-leader Jim Schlenker's
Phone:
551-206-6823 Jim: 908-295-8178
Email:
Craig: dystopicnj@gmail.com or Jim: 0331@gmail.com

First 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.  8-12 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  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.

Triboro Bridge to Whitestone Bridge

Event date:
9- 19-2015 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

21 miles, 8 -9 hours, moderate to fast pace, a walk along the East River in the Bronx with beautiful parks and great views in all directions.

The walk will begin at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in Manhattan, outside the Pathmark supermarket by the 4,5,6 station. We'll walk across the Triboro Bridge to Randall's Island, tour the north end of the island, walk across the Triboro again to the Bronx, walk along Bruckner Boulevard to Hunts Point, then visit three parks in Hunt's Point: Baretto Point Park, Hunts Point Landing and Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Next, we cross the Bronx River and visit Soundview Park, then through the Harding Park neighborhood and along the Shorehaven path to Kane's Park on Classon Point, Pugsley Creek Park and Castle Hill Park. Then north on Zerega Avenue, across the Westchester Creek on the Unionport Bridge, south on Brush Avenue to a rest stop at a Target that has a Starbucks, then finally to Ferry Point Park and the Whitestone Bridge.

We will walk back on Brush Avenue past the Target to get the Q44 bus at Lafayette Avenue to the 6 train at Hugh Grant Circle in Parkchester; the Q44 also connects to the 2 and 5 trains at West Farm Square.

Bring snacks, lunch and drink, we will pass almost no stores along the way except the occasional questionable deli. We will stop to eat in Baretto Point Park and will stop again toward the end of the hike at the Starbucks inside the Target store at the Throgs Neck Shopping Center. While much of the walk is in parks about one third of the walk is through warehouse districts that have no redeeming quality other than allowing us to get to the next park. There are a few drop off points along the way, buses that connect to various stops of the 6 train.

Meet: 9:30 a.m. at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in front of the Pathmark supermarket. Take the 4,5,6 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, or take the 2,3 to 125th Street and Lenox Avenue and walk east to Lexington Avenue, or Metro-North to 125th Street and walk east one block, or take the M60 or B15 bus.

 

Constitution Island: Family Day

Event date:
9- 26-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
1-914-582-1237

Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer.


Bring
 photo 
ID.
  Expect entrance  
fee of
 $10, 
covering
 free
 boat t
rides ,
guided 
walks,
 or
 independent 
exploration.
 Amenities 
included
 shaded 
picnic
 groves,
 public
 restrooms ,
a 
gift
 shop 
in 
the
 historic
 Warner 
House,
 walking
 trails 
and
 a 
hot dog
 vendor.
  Departure 
time 
is
 optional  

Here is a link to the Constitution Island website: Constitution Island.

THE SCHEDULING OF EVENTS AT CONSTITUTION ISLAND CAN BE UNCERTAIN, PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE ISLAND WILL BE OPEN AS SCHEDULED. 

Meeting: Take the 9:43 a.m. Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to Cold Spring, arriving Cold Spring at 11:03 and meet at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island. The round trip fare is $28.00.

Alternatively,
 meet 
10
AM 
at 
parking 
lot
 at 
North
 White
 Plains 
train 
station 
for 
car
pooling. 
Donate
 $5
 to 
the 
driver.
  For 
this
 option
 you
 must 
call 
leader 
in 
advance.
 Ca ll
 two
 days 
in 
advance  to
 confirm 
that
 Island
 is
 open.

 

 Here is the Hudson Line weekend schedule: Hudson Line schedule.  

Call two days in advance to confirm that Island is open.

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 27-2015 8:30 AM
Event End Date:
9- 22-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steve Gofner
Phone:
718-578-8940
Email:
rocks1011@AOL.com

Brisk walkers only. Will walk most of the Marathon route, starting at 94th St. and 4th Ave., Brooklyn and ending outside of Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and 4 bridges. Total distance is not quite 24 miles but there are countless drop-off points. There may also be an optional “off-marathon” extension of the walk. Bring water and lunch (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancel.

MEET: 8:30 AM at Fort Hamilton Memorial Triangle, bounded by 4th Ave., 5th Ave. and 94th St. in Brooklyn. Take R train to 95th St. terminal which is at 4th Ave

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 2

Event date:
9- 27-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 15 miles

Meet: Main Street station, # 7 train at 9: 00 a.m., northeast corner (By AT&T store).

 

 Walk the Queens waterfront from Flushing to Bayside. Walk through Flushing, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Fort Totten, and Bayside. Moderate pace. Some drop-off points.

 

Important: Bring water and lunch. There is no place to obtain food or water where we will be having lunch.

 

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