Events

Far Rockaway

Event date:
7- 4-2015 11:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
John Socolink
Phone:
516-359-1591 serious inquiries only, email preferred
Email:
Finch1149@yahoo.com

Easy 3 - 4 miles with drop off points. Walk on boardwalk and beach and go for a swim. Bring lunch and bathing suits. Rain cancels.

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.

Meet: 11:30 a.m. at the last stop of the A train at Far Rockaway - Mott Avenue.   Leader will meet you at the station. Street parking is available for those who wish to drive.

Central Park and East River Shorewalk

Event date:
7- 5-2015 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
7- 6-2013 3:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

About 5 miles.  Explore the East River Promenade and Central Park

Meeting:  Take # 6 train to Lexington Ave. 68th St. subway stop.  Meet 11 A.M.  Bring lunch and water.  Call leader, to confirm.

Bronx River: Kensico Dam to Bronxville

Event date:
7- 11-2015 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 15 miles, moderate pace, on the Bronx River Pathway from the Kensico Dam in Valhalla to Bronxville.  From Bronxville hikers can choose to take the Metro-North train back to the city or continue walking about 2 miles to the 2 train at 241st Street. 

We will start by walking on top of the Kensico Dam, then head south 5 miles along the pathway to Hartsdale, then walk on suburban streets to Scarsdale, where we will pick up the pathway again and walk 4.6 miles to Bronxville.  

Bring snacks, water and lunch. We will take a lunch break in Hartsdale.  The hike will parallel the Metro-North Harlem Line, so there will be drop off points to catch the train at North White Plains, White Plains, Hartsdale, Scarsdale, Crestwood and Tuckahoe. 

Meet: 9:30 a.m. at Grand Central Station at the Information Booth in the main lobby. We will take the 9:47 a.m. Metro-North Harlem Line train to Valhalla, $9.75 one way. the train will stop at 125th Street at 9:57 a.m. and at White Plains at 10:22 a.m., arriving at the Valhalla station at 10:28 a.m.  In case the train schedule changes, please check at Metro-North Schedules

Brooklyn: Williamsburg Bridge, Bedford Avenue and Prospect Park

Event date:
7- 11-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516)-238-8073

This hike is cancelled.

Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours. We will take a few block look at the changing face of the “Lower East Side” before going over the century old Williamsburg Bridge. In Williamsburg, we will visit the George Washington statue and pass Peter Lugar’s Restaurant on our way down Bedford Avenue to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park.

 

Brooklyn 
Bridge
 and 
Atlantic 
Avenue 
Walk

Event date:
7- 11-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen

Phone:
212‐861‐4267


About
 5 
miles.
  Bring
 water.  
We
 will
 eat 
lunch 
at
 a 
neighborhood 
restaurant.


MEET:
 11
AM 
at 
Brooklyn 
Bridge 
stop, 
in 
front 
of 
1 
Center. 
Call 
leader
to 
confirm
 hike.
Leader:
Ellen
212‐861‐4267
 

Glenwood
 Avenue
,
 Glenwood
 to 
Scarborough

Event date:
7- 12-2015 9:20 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Oliver 
Wayne
Phone:
201.840.4145

Glenwood
 Avenue
,
Glenwood 
To 
Scarborough 
14 
Flat
 miles 
along 
the
 Old
 Croton 
Aqueduct (OCT).

Directions: 
Take 
the 
9:20
 AM
 train 
from
 Grand Central Terminal 
to 
Glenwood 
(arrives 
9:54
AM).


MEET:
 We 
start 
on 
the 
OCA 
at 
Glenwood
 Avenue.  
Bring 
lunch, 
water.
 A
 join t
hike 
with 
Outdoors
 Club
 and 
Urban 
Trails.
 Possible
 drop
 out 
points 
before
 Scarborough.
Check 
train 
time 
as 
the
 present
 Metro‐North 
schedule
 only 
goes
 up 
to
 April
 4.
 Members Only

 

Old Bronx Borough Courthouse Art Exhibit

Event date:
7- 12-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tome Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

Slow pace, about 7 miles and 5 hours. We will go to the No Longer Empty art exhibit at the Old Bronx Borough Court House.  

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 12:30.

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 and continue along 161st Street to the iconic Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, which was built between 1904 and 1915 and has been empty since the city stopped using it in the 1970s.

The art exhibit opens at 1:00 p.m. and has a $3 suggested donation. It is called "When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out" and is put on by a group called No Longer Empty, which stages exhibits in vacant buildings around the city. Here is the exhibit website: No Longer Empty.

After viewing the exhibit, we will eat lunch outside in a nearby community garden then walk back on 161st Street to the Grand Concourse, past the Bronx County Courthouse, through Franz Sigel Park 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 5:00.

Bring lunch, drinks and snacks. We will eat lunch outside in a nearby community garden.

Meet: 12:00 p.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.

Batt-Bear Trail, State Line to Nyack

Event date:
7- 18-2015 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

Distance: 7 miles. Autumn colors on the long Path, extending through Tallman Mountain and the Old Erie RR bed. One steeper descent enroute to an optional dinner in Nyack. Return by nerby bus stop. Bring lunch and water. Memorial hike for hike leader, Mike Pollack

Meet: at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing by the white commuter statues before 8:45am. Bus departure at 9:15am. (Bus 9A, Gate 220 or at 9:40am from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, platform 20).  Joint hike.

Bronx River Greenway: 233rd Street to Soundview Park

Event date:
7- 18-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

We will walk the Bronx River Greenway starting at the 233rd Street stop of the 2 line to Soundview Park and end up at the St. Lawrence Avenue stop of the 6 train.  

About 14 miles and 6 hours, moderate pace, mostly paved trails, some dirt paths, some hills. The walk will take us through Shoelace Park, into the Bronx River Forest and Bronx Park, across Pelham Parkway, into a free part of the Bronx Zoo for a close look at the river, past the Cross Bronx Expressway into Starlight Park, across Westchester Avenue to the Concrete Plant Park and under the Bruckner Expressway to Soundview Park. We will stop to eat lunch at a park just past Pelham Parkway; there are nearby delis, restaurants and fast food joints, or bring your own and eat in the park. 

Meet:  10:30 a.m. outside the 233rd Street station of the #2 line at the south west corner of 233rd Street and White Plains Road.  

Constitution Island: Garden Day

Event date:
7- 25-2015 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
7- 27-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
1-914-582-1237

THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

Constitution Island will not be holding its Garden Day this year. 

The island will still be open for Re-Enactment Day on Saturday, August 29 and Family Day, Saturday, September 26. Both of these events are on the Shorewalkers' calendar:

Here is a link to the Shorewalkers Re-Enactment Day walk: Re-Enactment Day.

Here is a link to the Shorewalkers Family Day walk: Family Day.

 

PROSPECT PARK

Event date:
7- 26-2015 11:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
516-547-0497

Distance: 3 to 6 miles

Meet: 11:30 a.m.

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

585 Acres of green space with horseback riding, antique carousel, 1783 Dutch farmhouse, zoo & more.  

Meet 11:30 am (BEFORE LUNCH) at the northeastern entrance to the park, Across Street Grand Army Plaza and Brooklyn Public Library (next to food vendor trucks). We will walk the East and West Drive Loops, around Lake, up to Maryland Monument,   past Boathouse.  Stop for Lunch at Bluestone Café Lakeside.  Joint Hike. 

Directions: Take #2 or #3 Train to Grand Army Plaza – walk to entrance.

MEMBERS ONLY, BRING or BUY LUNCH,  WATER, SNACKS.  Optional Dinner After.

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: Port Authority Bus Terminal, south wing by white commuter statues no later than 9:00am.

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.

 

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