Events

Battery to Bear Mt., Part 16

Event date:
11- 24-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
L Irv Reich
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
richiam@aol.com

Anthony Wayne/Perkins Tower Series Conclusion. 5 miles, moderate hills. All are welcome.

Meet 9:30 a.m. at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area,

Directions:  Exit 17 on the Palisades (first lot). Bring lunch, water and a snack to celebrate the end of our series at Perkins Tower. Drivers only. Rain cancels. Do not email the day of the hike.

Walk off the Turkey (WOTT)

Event date:
11- 29-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
email:adlercy@gmail.com

 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

Bay Ridge to Sunset Park

Event date:
11- 29-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bob Lazzaro
Email:
rlazzaro4@aol.com

Moderate paced, 5-mile walk along Shore Road from the Verrazano Bridge to Owl's Head Park. We will then follow the "Greenbelt" to the 8th Avenue "Chinatown" to stop for lunch. After lunch we will visit the "Park" in Sunset Park and end with a brief tour of Green-Wood Cemetery. 

 MEET: 10:30a.m. outside the last stop of R Subway Line 95th Street and 4th Ave in Bayridge.

Piermont to Nyack

Event date:
12- 6-2014 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

Distance: 9 miles. Moderate-to-brisk pace via a Tallman Mountain Loop and northward trek on the Old Erie RR bed. Terrain: level-to-mild hills, with one steeper descent; especially cheerful in light snow. The trails culminate in an optional dinner in Nyack. Bring lunch and water.

Meet: before 8:45am at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing by the white commuter statues in the ticketing area. Departure at 9:15am to Piermont, NY, one way, bus 9A, gate 220, arriving at Piermont at 10:17am.  Call leader for hike status and schedule.  Joint hike.  Non-members:$3

Note: Easy transition to another hike in Nyack, Full Moon hike at 4:26pm.

Great South Bay Plus Bayard Arboretum

Event date:
12- 6-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Quyen (Quinn) Pham
Phone:
631-234-5486
Email:
qwpham@yahoo.com

Two options 6 or 11 miles – Moderate/brisk  steady.Flat, varied. Not for slow hikers. Hike to a fantasticview of the Great South Bay in Heckscher State Park. Drop out after 6 miles or if you wish continue to explore the beautiful Arboretum. Bring water and lunch; wear hiking boots. Rain or snow cancel.

Meeting: From Penn Station take the 9:16 AM LIRR train to Great River. Fare $25.50 round trip/seniors $17.50 Leader will meet group at Great River train station at 10:33AM. Check mta.info/lirr for current train schedule. Leader Quyen (Quinn) Pham 631-234-5486, 8PM - 10 PM and morning of hike

Full Moon Hike on the Hudson

Event date:
12- 6-2014 3:15 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nicholas DiNapoli
Email:
Nicholasdinapoli@hotmail.com

As he day fades to night, with the trail illuminated by the light of the full moon, walk along the Hudson River under Hook Mountain. Distance: about 3-4 miles for 2 to 3 hours. Bring water, flashlight (just in case), and a snack. Rain cancels. Last bus returning to NY at 10:08 p.m. 

MEET: Take Rockland Coaches (Coach USA, www.coachusa/rockland) Bus 9A from Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT, 40th street & 8th Ave), South Wing, (gate 220 tickets at window 11-15); bus departs (PABT) 3:15PM or from George Washington Bridge Terminal at 3:40PM) and arrives at Nyack (Broadway & Cedar Hill Ave.) at 4:30PM where leader will meet the bus. 

Manhattan-Queens-Brooklyn Walk

Event date:
12- 7-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709, day of walk only after 10AM: 201-850-9649
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Distance: approximately 4-5 miles.

Walk from subway station at 59 Street and Lexington Ave over the Queensboro Bridge through Greenpoint , the gentrified area of Williamsburg and over the Williamsburg Bridge to Second Ave F-train at Houston Street where walk will end.  We will stop for optional lunch at a restaurant in Williamsburg.  Bring water and lunch, if you don’t want to eat in the restaurant. 

Meet: 11:00 AM outside subway station at 59th and Lexington Ave. Rain cancels. Please call or email to confirm that walk is on.

East Side

Event date:
12- 7-2014 12:15 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
Ken King 631-991-8170, cell 516-238-7694 (day of hike only); Phyllis Spisto 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken King nhochike@optonline.net

A hospital at the start provides a warm lobby in which to meet, bathrooms and possibly some indoor gardens to tour. We then walk on the bike path along the East River to just below the Manhattan Bridge, where we turn inland to Chinatown for an early dinner (optional). Bring lunch or snacks and water. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind. Joint with NHOC, a long Island club.  Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY.  No dogs on hike.

Meet at 12:15 pm at First Ave and 34th St. 


 

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
12- 8-2014 7:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212‐861‐4267

MAILING PARTY!

Spend a pleasant evening with refreshments and good company while helping to mail out the Shorewalkers Newsletter and the Great Saunter materials.

 

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
12- 13-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Matthew Brozyna,
Phone:
917-912-9533

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! 

Manhattan: Christmas and Holiday Loop

Event date:
12- 13-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 238-8073
Email:
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Relaxed walking, about five to six hours. Down 57th Street to the East River and down First Avenue to 42nd  Street and up 42nd Street. We will walk through Grand Central Terminal, the Skating Pond to the Hudson River.

 

MEET: 10:00AM inside the Time—Warner Building  (Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Broadway). Take # 1 Subway to 59th Street and Columbus Circle. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. We will walk “rain or shine”.  Leader: Tom McBreen--- Day of walk use cell (516) 238-8073.     

Brooklyn's Best Blocks

Event date:
12- 14-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Second in a series of hikes aiming to connect all 200 "best"  Brooklyn blocks and corners as proposed in a series or articles published between 2010 and 2014 in "The L Magazine".  This 8-12 essentially flat hike on city streets and park paths at a moderately brisk pace will start at some Brooklyn subway station to be determined and end near or in Dyker Heights, with an option to continue on to see the famous Dyker Heights Christmas lights.   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.  No meet-up groups.

Hudson River South

Event date:
12- 14-2014 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
Ken King 631-991-8170, cell 516-238-7694 (day of hike only); Phyllis Spisto 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken King, nhochike@optonline.net

From Penn Station we will walk west and do the High Line, then walk south on the bike path along the Hudson River as far as the Atrium of the World Financial Center. . Bring water and lunch or snacks. The Atrium of the World Financial Center provides a warm place in which to eat then we can tour the 9-11 Memorial and Museum (Memorial free, Museum costs $24, $18 for seniors). If you wish to tour the museum, it is probably a good idea to go online and buy tickets in advance. . Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind.Joint with NHOC, a long Island club. Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY.  No dogs on hike

Meet 11:15 am in Penn Station, in front of the police booth in front of the LIRR waiting room.

 

Evening in Dyker Heights

Event date:
12- 20-2014 5:30 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
About 4 miles.  Walk to see Xmas decorations in Brooklyn.  Use bathrooms at home.  Bring water.  We will eat dinner at a diner after the walk.
 
Meeting:  Take D train to 18th Avenue.  We will meet at 5:30.  
Call leader to confirm that walk is on. 

Over the 207 St./Fordham Road Bridge

Event date:
12- 21-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy A & friends
Email:
mail@greeneagle.org

Over the 207 St./Fordham Road Bridge along he Harlem River in the Bronx  Explore part of THE HARLEM RIVER VALLEY RECREATION AREA. Roberto Clement Park. Walk under three great bridges.

Meet: 207th and 10th Avenue under the 1 train SE corner at 11:00AM

Three Borough Connect-The-Dots Steam Geanerating Plants Peripatetic Perambulation

Event date:
12- 27-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Connect most if not all of the plants in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan which generate steam for Manhattan's historic (parts dating to 1882) district heating system.  15-20 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 a week before the hike for meeting time and place.    Joint Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels. 

Meeting:  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.  No meet-ups please.

Happy New Year's Day Hike

Event date:
1- 1-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy & friends
Email:
mail@greeneagle.org

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE     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 Information booth. 

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 1

Event date:
1- 11-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 12 to 13 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.

 

Central Park South & Queensboro Bridge Underpass

Event date:
1- 11-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
Ken King 631-991-8170, cell 516-238-7694 (day of hike only); Phyllis Spisto 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken King, nhochike@optonline.net

We will explore the southern part of Central Park, possibly as far north as Belvedere Castle, and/or do Central Park Zoo. We will then walk east on 60th St to First Ave to see the Guastavino tiles in the Food Emporium under the Queensboro Bridge. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind.  Joint with NHOC, a long Island club. Optional dinner after.  Bring lunch, snack water. MEMBERS ONLY. No dogs on hike.

Meet: noon at the Time Warner Building Lobby at Columbus Circle, near the Maine Monument.

 

 

Brooklyn Walk

Event date:
1- 17-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709 Cell 201-850-9649, only on day of walk after 9:30AM
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

 5-6 miles at a moderate pace. Walk through the financial district, over the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park along the Brooklyn waterfront to Atlantic Avenue. Optional late lunch at a Middle-Eastern restaurant on Atlantic Ave.  Rain or snow cancels. Please call or email leaer to confirm that walk is on.  Joint Walk

Meet: at Hotel Millenium in lobby at Church and Fulton Street at 10:00 AM. 

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