Events

Annual Meeting

Event date:
10- 31-2014 7:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free

All members are invited. Please suggest members who might join the Board of Directors or become officers; Email or call to nominate anyone including yourself. Help bring Shorewalkers to a wider public and expand our environmental involvement. Potluck: Bring your favorite dish, drink or contribute $5. 

Registration: Please register below if you plan to attend. Your thank-you email will contain the complete address.  If it is not received please contact us at mail@shorewalkers.org  

Time:  Meeting 7:00PM  Party:  8:30PM.  

Location:  WEST 96TH, NYC off of Broadway

Walk Across New Jersey XII: Hoboken to the George Washington Bridge

Event date:
11- 1-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com).

Last in a series of hikes crossing the Garden State.  From Hoboken Terminal walk some combination of the Hudson River waterfront and top of the Palisades to reach the George Washington bridge which we cross into New York City, ending at the GWB bus terminal. 10-14 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  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. Shorewalkers members only.

Manhattan and Brooklyn: Statues & Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
11- 1-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 238-8073

Relaxed walking, slight inclines, about five to six hours. Winter Garden, City Hall Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Cadman Plaza, Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park).

Meet :10:00AM at Broadway and Vesey Street (northwest corner of Vesey Street).

Directions: Take 1,2 or 3 subway train to Chambers Street and walk five blocks south to Vesey Street or the “A” or “E” subway train to Church Street and walk one block east to Broadway. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.  We will  walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

Three Lakes, Three Parks In Queens

Event date:
11- 2-2014 9:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Rachel Donner
Phone:
718-261-3579

6 miles, moderate pace. Forest Hills to Flushing, through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden, Kissena Corridor and Kissena Park. Optional dim sum meal @ $10-$12 at end. Bring snack, water. Take E or F (or R &M) to Continental/71st Ave.

MEET: 9:45AM North side of Queens Boulevard in front of Stirling Bank.

Battery to Bear Mt., Part 14 – Skannatati/Tiorati Circ

Event date:
11- 3-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
L Irv Reich
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
richiam@aol.com

 Skannatati/Tiorati Circ. 9 miles, moderate hills. All are welcome. 

 Meet 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Skannatati 

Directions:  Take N.J. Route 17 north to the New York State Thruway and take the first exit, Exit 15A (Sloatsburg). Turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto N.Y. Route 17 north, and continue through the Village of Sloatsburg. Just past the village, turn right at the traffic light, following the sign for Seven Lakes Drive/Harriman State Park. Follow Seven Lakes Drive for about 8 miles to the parking area for Lake Skannatati, on the left side of the road. The turnoff to the parking area is 0.7 mile beyond the Kanawauke Circle). Various trails and some road walk. Bring lunch,  2 quarts of water, hiking boots.. Drivers only. Rain cancels. No emails day of hike.

Batt-Bear Trail, State Line to Nyack

Event date:
11- 8-2014 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.

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
11- 8-2014 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! 

Battery to Bear Mt., Part 15

Event date:
11- 10-2014 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
L Irv Reich
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
richiam@aol.com

Lake Tiorati/Anthony Wayne. 8 miles, moderate hills and pace. All are welcome.

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

Directions:  Exit 17 on the Palisades (first lot) and shuttle to Lake Tiorati where the hike begins. Bring lunch, 2 quarts of water and hiking boots.  Drivers only. Rain cancels. Do not email the day of the hike.

 

Over the GWB and Beyond-Leg 4 & 5 of the Batt to Bear Trail

Event date:
11- 15-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy A & friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Walk over the GeorgeWashingtonBridge, into the woods on top of the Palisades. "No New Yorker should die without having walked over the GWB." Walk down 400 stone steps to the Hudson shore, then north 5 to 8 miles. Spectacular views, fresh air, waterfall. See map of the BTB trail at www.shorewalkers.org. See book WALKING THE HUDSON. Wear hiking shoes, hat. Bring water, food, binoculars. Bad weather cancels.

 

MEET:  12 noon at at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near corner of 179th Street and Ft Washington Avenue, by the trailer that is the temporary "waiting room" for the Port Authority Bus Station (and which, presumably, will have restrooms).  By subway, take the A train to 175th or 181st Street, or the 1 train to 181st Street.  

 

Great Neck to Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy

Event date:
11- 16-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 7 miles

Walk through the land of “The Great Gatsby,” the original “West Egg” of the novel. See where the 1% lives; then onto the Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy located on Long Island Sound. Tour this 82 acre campus that has the former mansion of Walter P. Chrysler (previously owned by Henri Bendel), and houses the American Merchant Marine Museum in another mansion.

Important: Bring photo ID for admission to the Marine Academy, Metrocard for the bus back to the train station, water and lunch. Restroom may not be available on walk until Kings Point. Restroom available at train station.

Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station, arrive Great Neck at 9:55 a.m. Fares: 16.00/11.00 senior, round trip

Meet: Great Neck LIRR station.

Harlem Walk

Event date:
11- 16-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
Walk is about 3 miles. We will see some sites in Harlem and possibly listed to Gospel music.  Use bathrooms at home.   
 
MEET 10 A.M. in front of Starbucks at 125th St. and Lenox Ave.  Take 2 or 3 train to 125th St.  Bring water.  Call leader, Ellen to confirm that walk is on 212-861-4267

The Jersey/Hudson River Saunter – Part 2

Event date:
11- 22-2014 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Matthew Brozyna
Email:
917-912-9533

The Jersey / Hudson River Saunter – Part 2. Spectacular views of the Big Apple, from a different perspective. Join us on this 14+ mile medium-paced walk. Walk across the George Washington Bridge, spiral south along the Palisades and New Jersey shore. Pass through Historic Hoboken, and finally end at the new pier near Jersey City. Please bring plenty of water, food, and/or lunch for this visually stunning, 7+ hour mini-saunter. Return to Manhattan by PATH ($2.75 fare). 

MEET: 9:15 AM at the Information Booth in the GW Bridge Port Authority Bus Terminal (178th St/Broadway). Take the A Train to the 175th St. Station. Rain, snow or ice cancels. 

Riverside Park

Event date:
11- 23-2014 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170, cell:516-238-7694 day of hike only; Phyllis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonllne.net

We will walk north to Grant’s Tomb for restrooms and then make our way down to the Shore Path in Riverside Park, where we will walk south, possibly as far as 34th St. Some moderate ascents and descents. Several drop-off points available.  Will stop at Pier 71 Restaurant. 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

Meeting: Take the No. 1 subway train to 116th St and Broadway and meet at 12:00 pm.

 

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.

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. 


 

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