Events

Brooklyn Bridge to Atlantic Avenue

Event date:
2- 13-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
Approx. 5 miles. Bring water and lunch or may opt to eat lunch at a restaurant. Use bathroom before hike at the Brooklyn Bridge station before exiting turnstile. Please call for hike status. Meet: 11 am at the Brooklyn Bridge station. Take the #4,5,6 or #1 train to Centre Street. 

Hike the Palisades: Hudson River Walk

Event date:
2- 14-2016 10:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Richard Mohovich
Phone:
Cell 201 675 6304
Email:
figgman@mindspring.com

Ferry to New Jersey, walk the palisades and Hudson River with breath-taking views. A fast paced 6-7 mile walk along the elevated palisades overlooking  New York City  and  the harbor. Start in Wehawken, walk Thru West New York, Gutenberg,  and North Bergen.

Climb 182  stairs to top of boulevard east or JFK blvd. walk 3 1/2 miles or so to a narrow road taking us down to the river,t hen walk along river edge on wide paved paths in front of condos back to ferry.  Optional climb the stairs again for a Spanish restaurant and bar with outdoor seating and fantastic city views.  This is a fast paced walk and 182 tough stairs, (no window shopping ) bring water and lunch or power bars, lunch at end of walk app. 1:00PM.

Meeting Take the 10AM New York Waterways ferry at 39th street on the west side to Port Imperial at Weehawken. NJ. seniors round trip fare is $16.50. Reg fare $19.00.  Meet leader on the jersey side out side of ferry terminal. Walkers from jersey can park for free on the access road to ferry(PERSHING ROAD ,FREE  PARKING SUNDAYS) and meet at top of stairs, roughly 10:40. CRAZY WEATHER CANCELS non members $ 3:00

Presidents’ Day in Washington Heights

Event date:
2- 15-2016 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
L Irv Reich
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
richiam@aol.com

All are welcome to join us for an interesting walk through parks and neighborhoods with nice hills and plenty of stairs to climb. Highlights include – Isham Park, Inwood Hill Park and the Shorakkopoch Rock, Fort Tryon and the Cloisters, Bennett Park (the highest natural point in Manhattan), Harlem River Park and descend Fort George Hill.

Meeting t 225th Street and Broadway (#1 subway station / Marble Hill Metro North) in front of the McDonald’s, at 9:30 a.m. for a 9:45 start. No email day of hike. Please email if you are coming and as always, check your email by 7am to confirm hike.  Bring lunch (to be eaten in a park) and fluids. My subway destination is at 215th and Broadway. Finish approximately 3:00. Inclement weather may cancel.

 

MOMA PS1 AND ROOSEVELT ISLAND TRAM

Event date:
2- 20-2016 11:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

MOMA PS1 AND ROOSEVELT ISLAND TRAM

About 5 miles and 5 hours, We will visit MoMA PS1 for the "Greater New York" exhibit, eat at a supermarket cafe, walk along some of the East River parks, then walk on to Roosevelt Island and take the tram to Manhattan. 

The Greater New York exhibit takes place every five years to showcase the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area, the exhibition occupies MoMA PS1’s entire building with over 400 works by 157 artists, including programs of film and performance. Admission to MoMA is free for New York City residents (bring ID); $10 suggested admission for others.

After about two hours in the museum, we will have lunch at the nearby Food Cellar market cafe at 4-85 47th Road, which has an eat-in cafe with hot and cold buffet bars, then visit the new Hunters Point South and Gantry Plaza parks along the East River, then walk north on Vernon Boulevard to the Roosevelt Island Bridge to take the tram to Manhattan, ending the walk at the N, Q, R and 4,5,6 trains at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. 

The 7, N, E, R and F trains are available at various stations along the walk in Queens if you do not want to take the tram to Manhattan.

Meet: 11:30 a.m. at Albert E. Short Triangle, at Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street, across from the Court Square Diner. Take the 7, E or G trains to the Court Square station. Check MTA Service Advisories for service changes. 

 

BROOKLYN'S "BEST" BLOCKS (PART V)

Event date:
2- 21-2016 7:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Fifth in an indeterminate series of hikes aiming to connect some 200 or so "best" blocks in Brooklyn suggested in a series of articles published between 2010 and 2014 in "The L Magazine".  Connecting two t.b.d. subway stations. Probably "best blocks" in the Coney Island/Sheepshead Bay area, but perhaps something different.    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. 

Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain. 

Members and guests only.

BRIDGEBAGGING RANDALL'S AND WARDS ISLAND

Event date:
2- 27-2016 7:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Distance: 8-12 miles

Walk over all five pedestrian accessible bridges (including the new Randall's Island Connector) linking Wards and Randall's Islands to Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.  Bring lunch, snacks, and water, connecting interesting things and great views. 8-12 essentially flat (except for bridge access stairs and ramps) miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.

E-mail 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.

The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
2- 27-2016 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Walt Wright
Phone:
917 783-6540
Email:
waltercwright@yahoo.com

Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge.  We will walk for about 12 hours and cross over all 17 bridges leading off Manhattan Island that can be crossed by foot. The entire route will be @30 miles of walking, plus two or three bus/subway rides. Bring water, sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card.  Moderately paced, plus there may be a “fast group” for those who want to walk faster and farther. Walk will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow.

Meet: 8:45 AM at the corner of Fort Washington Avenue and 179th St., by the GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Station in Manhattan.  By subway, take A train to 175th Street, or 1 train to 181st Street. Contact leader the day before event if you have questions. 

New York Harbor Walk

Event date:
2- 27-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel
Phone:
718-626-3983

9 Miles, moderately brisk pace, flat, from 65th St. Brooklyn, follow the Shore Line past Owl's Head Park, the Verrazzano Bridge, Calvert Vaux Park and along the Beach to the Coney Island Lighthouse. 

Meeting:  10:00AM on the north west corner of Bay Ridge Ave. and 4th Ave.  Take the R train to Bay Ridge Ave.  Bring lunch and water.  Must call for hike status Friday evening before hike only.

Manhattan Statues and Outdoor Monuments: Financial District

Event date:
3- 5-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen .
Phone:
(516) 238-8073

Relaxed walking, child friendly/stroller friendly, level ground, 3 to 4 hours. Walk around Battery Park; view Indian Museum statues, beautiful historical building, the “Bull”, Trinity Church and cemetery, and Ground Zero sites. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. Wear very warm clothing and walking shoes. Heavy snow or rain cancels. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question

Meeting: 11:00AM, South Ferry Station, last stop on the number “1” subway line. . If there is a problem on the number “1” subway, take the number “2 or 3” to Wall Street and walk south to the Ferry Terminal Building. Meet inside the ferry terminal at top of the escalator on the right side.

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
3- 12-2016 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! 

Port Washington to Sands Point Preserve

Event date:
3- 13-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 8 miles

Walk from the Port Washington train station to the harbor, then along the harbor through Sands Point to the Sands Point Preserve to see the only remaining intact Gatsby-era estate. The 216 acre Sands Point Preserve is the former estate of the Guggenheim family.

No drop-off points.

Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station to Port Washington, arrive at 10:05 a.m.  Fare: 16.50/11.50 senior, round trip

Meet leader at Port Washington LIRR train station. Heavy rain cancels.

$4.00 admission to the Sands Point Preserve.

Important: Bring lunch and water as there is no place to buy either where we will be having lunch. 

WILHELM VON KNYPHAUSEN 1780 RAID MEMORIAL HIKE PART II - ELIZABETH TO MILLBURN. NJ

Event date:
3- 19-2016 7:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn and Jim Schlenker
Phone:
551-206-6823 (Craig); 908-295-8178 (Jim)
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com (Craig); jims0331@gmail.com (Jim)

Distance: 8-12 miles

Second 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. 

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.

Coney Island to Prospect Park

Event date:
3- 19-2016 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack McCleland & Elizabeth Campbell.
Phone:
718) 478-2430 or 347-586-6933
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

Approx. 10 miles. We will be walking from Coney Island to Prospect Park, Brooklyn along the shoreline.   

Meet at the NW corner of Mermaid Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island right outside the subway station.  Take the F, D, N, or Q train to Coney Island.  Check for any subway service changes.   Walk begins at 9:30 prompt.  Brisk, steady pace.  Rain cancels. 

 

Wall Street to Brooklyn Heights

Event date:
3- 19-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bob Lazzaro
Email:
rlazzaro4@aol.com

This will be a guided tour (with much commentary) of the Wall Street area.  We will make our way up Broadway and cross over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Then we will explore the many waterfront parks that line the Brooklyn side of the East River, and walk the length of the Promenade.  The tour will end on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights where there are many restaurants available for a late lunch.

We will be walking at a moderate (not slow pace) and there will be many restrooms stops along the way.  The walk will last about five hours and will cover 6 miles.  From the endpoint of the walk on Montague Street, the nearest Subway station is the one at Court Street-Borough Hall (2,3,4,5 and the R train)

Heavy rain or extreme cold will cancel the walk, check this site for updates.

Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit www.shorewalkers.org to join and see the various membership options. If you are not a paid Shorewalkers member, please pay the hike leader at the beginning of the hike.

City Walk

Event date:
3- 20-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
Approx 6 miles. We will walk over the Williamsburg  bridge and see  some interesting sites in the "hipster" part
of Williamsburg as well as in the the orthodox Jewish section.  About 5 miles. Take the F train to Delancey St. Meet: 11 am near turnstile. Bring water. We will eat lunch at a restaurant.

Sans Souci County Park

Event date:
3- 26-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel
Phone:
718-626-3983

8 miles, moderately brisk pace, flat.  Explore Sans Souci-French for Worry-Free, A former cranberry farm and old Estate in Sayville, Long Island.  See Lotus Lake, trails and a vineyard with wine tasting.  Bring lunch and water.

Meeting:  9:00 AM at Pennsylvania Station, Long Island Rail Road ticket windows.  Bring lunch and water.  Most call for hike status Friday evening before the hike only.

 

New York's Westside Museums and Cultural Institutions- Part 1

Event date:
3- 26-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z. Baez
Email:
loves2walk@gmail.com

Moderate pace, 8+ miles, 6+ hours. A walk that will guide you past the Museums and Cultural Institutions located on Manhattan’s west side.

MEET: 9 AM, above the gold statue of Prometheus between 49th and 50th Sts.-opposite 30 Rockefeller Center. Subway: Take the D or F train to 47-50th St.; the 6 train to 51st St.; the N or R train to 49th Street. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
4- 2-2016 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! 

WOTL- Walk off the Lamb

Event date:
4- 2-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler
Phone:
adlercy@gmail.com
Email:
212 663-2167
Our annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers, planning the route that we will take on the Great Saunter, May 7. 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. 

 

Byram River George

Event date:
4- 9-2016 9:25 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mayer Weisen
Phone:
516-671-2095

Moderate pace, about 6 miles, 4 hours.  Visit a rushing river in a hemlock gorge.  Maybe there will also be white snow, yellow sun, and a blue sky.  Bring lunch and extra pair socks; no smoking. Joint hike with Outdoor Club and NY Hiking Club.

MEET: 9:25AM Grand Central, Information Booth upper level.  Fare round trip $21 (senior $13).

Leader: Mayer Weisen call 516-671-2095 before 10:30 pm for any other information. Joint walk with Outdoor Club.

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