Events

Riverdale to Fieldstone Stroll

Event date:
8- 7-2016 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mayer Wiesen
Phone:
516-671-2095

Visit an area of New York City where the serfs live better than you do. 3 easy miles. Learn what an F.P.O.A. is. No smoking on trip.

Meet at the Northeast corner of Broadway and 207th Street, A train to 207th St., last stop. Leader: Mayer Wiesen  516-671-2095 till 10:30pm. Joint walk with New York Hiking Club and the Outdoors Club.

 

Crack is Wack: Graffiti in New York: Part 2

Event date:
8- 13-2016 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nick DiNapoli
Email:
Nicholasdinapoli@hotmail.com

About 12 miles.  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 number 6 to Hunts Point in the Bronx

 

Manhattan: Walking the “Old Croton Aqueduct System in Manhattan

Event date:
8- 13-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
cell (516) 238-8073

Relaxed walking,  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 up to and over High Bridge (Amsterdam Avenue and 173th Street.) .We will continue to the Bronx Community College and the “Hall of Fame for Great Americans”.  Drop off points all along the walk.

Meet 10:00AM at New York Public Library by the “lions” (5th Avenue, 41st and 42nd Streets). Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. Heavy rain cancels. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

 

Brooklyn Bridge and Governors Island

Event date:
8- 14-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 9 miles total walking. We will start at the fountain at City Hall Park, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, into Brooklyn Bridge Park, along the Brooklyn Promenade then reach Pier 6 at Atlantic Avenue for the ferry to Governors Island. Once we reach the island we will have lunch at the food trucks, view the Jazz Age Picnic and tour Fort Jay, Castle Williams and the new Hills overlooking the Statue of Liberty. 

Bring a hat and sunblock, there is not a lot of shade on the Brooklyn part of the walk. Bring lunch or try one of the many food trucks on the island. The ferry is $2 round trip, pay in cash before we board. The walk will end on the island, take the ferry back to either Pier 6 in Brooklyn or the Battery-Maritime Building in Manhattan.

MEET: at 10:30 a.m. at the fountain at City Hall Park. Take the 2 or 3 to Park Place, the R to City Hall or the 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall. 

 

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
8- 15-2016 7:00 PM
Members:
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

 

Fire Island Lighhouse

Event date:
8- 17-2016 9:25 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel
Phone:
(718) 626-3983

5-6 mile circular.  Hike the beach and boardwalk to the Lighthouse, chance to climb it.  Bring lunch, water, and swimsuit. 

Meet:  Penn Station, Long Island Railroad ticket area.  Round trip to Babylon and bus to beach.  Must call leader for hike status Tuesday evening August 16 only.   Train departs at 9:25AM.

Dutchess County Rail Trail

Event date:
8- 20-2016 10:30 AM
Event End Date:
5- 21-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
845-462-1141, cell 845-418-0745
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

Walk the new Dutchess County rail trail from Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie.  Pass lakes and woods, backyards and farms on this walk along the old railroad right-of-way, now paved for recreational use.  Includes the Walkway over the Hudson, the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. 13 miles from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway, and about 4 more miles over the walkway and back and ending at the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station.

MEET: 10:30 am at the Metro-North BEACON station platform. Take the 8:50 AM Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to the BEACON station. CALL THE LEADER by 6:00 PM the evening before the walk to arrange transportation from the Beacon train station to the Hopewell Junction trailhead. Note:  This is a long walk with no opportunity to turn back or drop out before the Walkway Over the Hudson (13 miles).

Rockaway Park Hike and Swim

Event date:
8- 20-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
H: 201-332-1709; C: 201-850-9649 on day of hike after 10AM
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Walk along boardwalk from Beach 90th St. to end of boardwalk near 5th street. Moderate pace about 4-5 hours,  Approximate distance 5-6 miles . After lunch walk back to subway station at Beach 44th street where walk will end.  Drop off points with access to subway along walk route. Bring lunch, water, and bathing suit. Please allow  extra time to get to Rockaway Beach due to weekend track repair work.

MEET: 11:00 AM at subway station at Beach 90th street Take JFK A-Train to Broad Channel, change for S-train at Broad Channel and exit S-train at Beach 90th street. Meet outside subway station. Rain cancels. No charge to members of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club. All others $3.  I might change starting location of this walk in Rockaway Beach.  Must call or email to determine walk status. Nonmembers of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club, $3. Joint with Outdoors Club.

Water Front Parks of New Jersey's Chemical Coast

Event date:
8- 21-2016 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

 8-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace on park paths and city streets.  Connect a series of parks .along the Arthur Kill, Carteret Pond and the Rahway River in the New Jersey municipalities of Carteret and Rahway.   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 and guests only.

CONSTITUTION ISLAND RE-ENACTMENT

Event date:
8- 27-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
1-914-582-1237

Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing at a gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is open only 3 weekends per summer. Take Metro North (Hudson Line) from Grand Central to Cold Spring and MEET approx. 11AM (time depends on what the new train schedule will show for train arrivals before or close to 11AM) at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island. Bring photo ID. Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides, guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities include shaded picnic groves, public restrooms, a gift shop in the historic Warner House, walking trails, and a hot dog vendor. Departure time is optional.(*Alternatively, meet at 10AM 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.) Leader: Stewart Manville 1-914-582-1237. Call leader to confirm Island is open.

CITY WALK

Event date:
8- 28-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

We will see interesting sites in the “hipster” part of Willamsburg as well as view the Orthodox Jewish section. MEET 10:30AM. Take the F train to Delancy Street. Bring water. We will eat lunch at a restaurant. About 6 miles. Call Leader Ellen to confirm 212-861-4267.

HUDSON RIVER GREENWAY: COLUMBUS CIRCLE TO BATTERY

Event date:
9- 3-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

6 miles of Westside esplanades, at a moderate pace. At finish, optional beer and pizza at a venue near the Staten Island Ferry. MEET: 10:00 AM, at the Time-Warner Building Atrium at Columbus Circle. Take the A,B,C,D or 1 train to 59th Street. Bring lunch and water. Leader: Marvin Malater, 718-376-3608, for hike status or information.

Jersey City and Hoboken: Statues and Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
9- 10-2016 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
8- 10-2013 12:00 AM
Members:
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 (Steven’s University), Sibyl’s Cave and the Hoboken Museum. Return to Manhattan  via Hoboken Path Station. Call leader Friday evening until 9:00PM if weather is a question.   

Meeting: at Broadway and Vesey Street at 10AM, across from St Paul’s Church (take the “E train to last stop or 1, 2 or 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.                                      

Bay Ridge to Coney Island

Event date:
9- 18-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
Cell: 201-850-9649; Home: 201-332-1709
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Distance: 6-7 miles. Time: 4-5 hours. Walk along Narrows to Coney Island taking in beautiful views of the bay area along the Narrows.  Walk from subway station to pathway along the Narrows to Surf and Stillwell Ave and end by Nathan's in Coney Island. Subway station at end of walk is across the street from Nathan's

Meet 11:00 AM outside the last stop of R Subway Line 95th Street and 4th Ave in Bay Ridge. Rain cancels. . Bring lunch and water or purchase lunch at Ceasar's Bay Bazaar.  $3 non-members.of Shorewalkers and Outdoors ClubRain cancels. Please call or email to confirm that walk is on.

Cellphone on day of hike only between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Allenhurst to Manasquan

Event date:
9- 24-2016 8:40 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel
Phone:
(718) 626-3983

Hike 9 miles at a moderately brisk pace on boardwalk and beach, passing Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Spring Lake and other town.  Bring lunch and water.

Meeting:  Penn Station, Long Island Railroad ticket area.  Round Trip to Manasquan at 8:40 for a 9:07AM departure.

PORT IVORY AND NEW 100-ACRE PARK (new hike)

Event date:
9- 24-2016 10:15 AM
Members:
Free

Take ferry to Staten Island, bus along Richmond Terrace to Howlands Hook area.  Scout Mariners Marsh Park,  area, etc

 MEET: 10:15 a.m. at the  Staten Island Ferry  terminal to catch 11 a.m. ferry to S.I. + S40 bus.     

Distance: 4-7 miles.

 

CONSTITUTION ISLAND: FAMILY DAY

Event date:
9- 24-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
914-582-1237

Strolling, sightseeing at a gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point is only open 3 weekends per summer. Take the Metro North(Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal to Cold Spring and MEET approximately 11 AM(time depends on what time the new train schedule will show for train arrivals before or close to 11 AM) at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island. Bring photo ID. Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides, guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities include shaded picnic groves, public restrooms, a gift shop in the historical Warner House, walking trails, and a hotdog vendor. Departure time is optional. (*Alternatively, meet 10AM 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.) LEADER: Stewart Manville 914-582-1237. Call two days in advance to confirm that island is open.

NYC MARATHON WALK

Event date:
9- 25-2016 8:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steve Gofner
Phone:
718-275-6615
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 Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and 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 lunch and water (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancels. MEET: 8:30 AM at Fort Hamilton Memorial Triangle, bounded by 4th Ave., 5th Ave. and 94th St. in Brooklyn. Take the R train to 95th St. terminal which is at 4th Ave. Leader: Steve Gofner 718-275-6615, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 2

Event date:
9- 25-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
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.

Explore Mott Haven/Port Morris, The Bronx

Event date:
9- 30-2016 12:00 PM
Event End Date:
9- 30-2016 3:00 AM
Cut off date:
9- 30-2016 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Dan Abatelli
Phone:
917-620-9626
Email:
scrapfe88@aol.com

Meet at Grand Central Info booth@ noon for IRT #4/5 to 125th,then #6 to 3rd Ave/138th.We'll explore the newly gentrifying Mott Haven/Port Morris area. Restaurants,art galleries,murals,historic district,distillery and brewery.

Also we'll walk to the waters edge to imagine the future development of this industrial area, following the development of Long Island City and Williamsburg.

Rain cancels,not the threat of rain. Flat terrain, approx 2-2.5 miles

Hike leader: Dan Abatelli, 917-620-9626

E-mail -scrapfe88@aol.com

 

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