Events

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
12- 10-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
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: Holiday Walk across 57th Street

Event date:
12- 10-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
516-238-8073

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.

 

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

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

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.

Evening in Dyker Heights

Event date:
12- 17-2016 6:30 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
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.

NYC Tunnel Ventilation Structures Connect-The-Dots Peripatetic Perambulation

Event date:
12- 27-2016 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

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.

Happy New Year's Day Hike

Event date:
1- 1-2017 12:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy & friends
Email:
mail@greeneagle.org

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.

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

Event date:
1- 10-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

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.

SOUTH BRONX VIA OLD AND NEW RANDALL’S ISLE BRIDGES

Event date:
1- 14-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

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….

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

Distance: 4 to 7 miles

Pocantico Trails

Event date:
1- 22-2017 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Oliver Wayne
Phone:
201-840-4145

12 miles circular hike. Walk from the train station at Philipse Manor through the carriage roads of the Rockefeller Preserve.

Meet: Grand Central Station.  Purchase ticket in time to take the 8:47 Hudson line train to Philips Manor.  Bring lunch and something to drink. Return from the same satation using the 4:20 r 5:20 train.  Joint hike with Urban Trails and Outdoors Club.  Members only.  Call leader for more information.

CONNETQUOT RIVER PARK PLUS BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM

Event date:
1- 28-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Quyen (Quinn) Pham
Phone:
631-234-5486, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. and morning of hike
Email:
qwpham@yahoo.com

Two options 6 or 9 miles.

Flat. Moderate.

A winter hike to an interesting Connetquot Park Preserve. See  ponds, river, fish hatchery and wildlife; drop out after 6 miles or if you wish, continue to exploring the beautiful Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Bring water, lunch, wear hiking boots. Rain, or snow cancels.

From Penn Station take the 9:12 AM LIRR train to Great River .

Fare $27 round trip/seniors $18. Leader will meet group at Great River train station at 10:33 a.m. (Check mta.info\lirr for current train schedule).

Brooklyn Bridge Walk

Event date:
2- 4-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

Distance: About 5 miles.

MEET: 11:00am in front of 1 Centre Street.

Take the 4,5, or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge stop. Bring water. We will eat lunch at a local deli. We will walk over the bridge through Brooklyn Heights to Atlantic Avenue where we will visit Sahadis, a famous local Middle Eastern grocery shop. Call Leader: Ellen 212-861-4267 to confirm that walk is on.

Kingston to Hamilton along the Delaware and Raritan Canal

Event date:
2- 26-2017 8:50 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Oliver Wayne
Phone:
201-840-4145

About 11 miles.  A walk along the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath from Hamilton NJ north  to Kinston NJ.  We may stop to look at the Breyerly House an 18th century landmark .

Meeting: Meet at the ticket windows of the New Jersey transit at Penn Station (near 7th Ave.) at 8:50 to take NJ transit to Hamilton NJ.  Joint hike wit Outdoors and Urban Trails Club.  Members only.

Hudson River Walk

Event date:
3- 5-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

Distance: About 5 miles.

MEET: 11:00am near the turnstiles at the 72nd Street stop. Take the 1, 2, or 3 train.

Bring lunch and water. Call Leader: Ellen 212-861-4267 to confirm that walk is on.

Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

Event date:
4- 9-2017 7:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 15 miles. Walk from Highlands, NJ into Sandy Hook and to Fort Hancock Historical District. Beautiful vistas of Highlands, NJ; Sea Bright, NJ; and Raritan Bay. Pass a 19th century life-saving station. View buildings in Fort Hancock from another era. See what a 19th century Army post looked like. No drop out points. Walk is linear; in and out.

Important: bring water and lunch. Take 8:00 am Academy bus, Route 36 to Highlands, NJ, from Port Authority Bus Terminal, arrive Highlands, NJ at 9:23am.

MEET: at the commuter statue no latter than 7:45 am. Fare: round trip: $34/$17 seniors 62 and over. Rain cancels. The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.

City as Canvass: Grafitti in Manhattan

Event date:
4- 22-2017 8:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nicholas DiNapoli
Email:
Shorewalkersny@gmail.com

15-20 miles.  An exploratory walk of graffiti murals in Manhattan--from Washington Heights Audubon Mural Project to the Lower East Side’s 100 Gates Project, and the Upper West Sides NYC Freedom Tunnel.

Meeting:  8:30am 168rd St. Broadway (St Nicholas Ave. and 168th.  Take No. 1 train to 168th St. and Washington Heights or A and C train to 168rd St.

  

WOLT- Walk off the Lamb

Event date:
4- 22-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler
Phone:
212-663-2167
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Our Annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers, planning the route that we will take on the Great Saunter, May 6. Lunch at Carl Schurz Park after 8 miles, then another 8 miles to the South Street Sea Port. Bring water, food and a Metro card in case you need it. Moderate to brisk pace. Heavy rain cancel.

MEET: 10am at Inwood Park entrance on Seaman Ave. and Isham St. in upper Manhattan.

Rumson, New Jersey

Event date:
4- 23-2017 7:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance:15 miles.

Sea Bright, NJ to Red Bank, NJ via Rumson, Little Silver, and Fair Haven. A moderate-paced walk through Rumson, Nj, which calls itself the borough beautiful, and for good reason, because it is beautiful. Rumson is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. Then through Little Silver and Fair Haven, wealthy communities that border Rumson, then on to Red Bank, a quaint town reminiscent of a town circa 1900. No drop out points.

MEET: Port Authority bus station by the commuter statue no later than 7:45am to get the 8:00am Academy bus to Sea Bright ( we take the route 36 bus). Bus arrives in Sea Bright at 9:31 am. Fare: Bus fare: $17/$8.50 senior, one way; train fare: $16/$7.35 senior. Total fares: $33/$15.85 senior.

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

The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.

The Great Saunter 2017

Event date:
5- 6-2017 7:00 AM
Members:
$25.00

See New York City like never before in the Shorewalker’s epic urban hike, The Great Saunter! On Saturday May 6th 2017 celebrate the 32nd annual Great Saunter, covering 32-miles of beautiful waterfront and more than 20 parks along Manhattan’s incredible shorelines. Raise awareness of our parks, maintain the Westside promenades, restore the Eastside Greenway, redevelop the Harlem River, and connect the Greenway into a continuous path around the world’s most fascinating island! 

Membership and Participation

  1. Membership to Shorewalkers must be in current standing to participate in the Great Saunter (renewals are required for expired memberships on or before May 8, 2017).
  2. Online registration for the Great Saunter includes a one-year membership to Shorewalkers.
  3. Guests who register online before April 13, 2017 will receive their Great Saunter materials by US Mail to the address in your member profile.
  4. Guests who register after April 13, 2017 must bring their registration receipt to the Registration Site on the day of the event to receive their materials.
  5. Day of the event registration (participants who register on May 6th in person) for the Great Saunter will not include a membership or a renewal to Shorewalkers.
  6. All registrations by US Mail (renewals or new memberships) must be received by March 24, 2017 (6 weeks in advance of The Great Saunter) to allow time for processing.

Registration:  Follow this link to join Shorewalkers.  You may register for the Great Saunter at a future date:  https://shorewalkers.org/shorewalkers-hiking-club

Schedule:
7:00 A.M.     Registration Opens-at Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street--Broad Street; New York NY 10004)
7:30 A.M.     The Great Saunter begins!!!
9:30 A.M.     Late Registration (West 42nd Street & Hudson Greenway by the Circle Line Terminal) 
11:00 A.M    Pass beneath Riverbank State Park (West 138th Street--restrooms available on the upper level in the park)
12:00 P.M.   Break-The Little Red Lighthouse (at the George Washington Bridge/West 178th Street) 
1:00 P.M.     Break-Inwood Hill Park: near the flagpole (West 214th Street)
4:00 P.M.     Break-Carl Schurz Park on the East River Promenade (south side of the park at East 84th Street)
7:00 P.M.     Certificates handed out and celebrate your Saunter at Fraunces Tavern!

Walkway Over the Hudson

Event date:
5- 13-2017 11:45 AM
Event End Date:
5- 13-2017 11:45 AM
Cut off date:
5- 13-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
845-462-1141 (cell) 845-418-0745
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

Ride Metro-North along the Hudson River and take a walk on the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been converted to a pedestrian walkway. Beautiful views of the River and surrounding mountains in the Poughkeepsie - Highland area from 212 feet above the water. Moderately paced, the round trip walk from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station is about 5 miles.

Meet: in the Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station Waiting Room. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to The Poughkeepsie station (last stop). We will meet in the station waiting room at 11:45.

 

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

Event date:
5- 20-2017 10:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Take ferry to Staten Island, bus along Richmond Terrace to

Howlands Hook area. Scout Mariners Marsh Park, area, etc.

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

Distance: 4‐7 miles.

 

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