Events

Woods & Water: Leisurely hike through the North Woods in Central Park

Event date:
9- 4-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Dan Abatelli
Phone:
Cell: 917-620-9626; Home: 212-249-7610

Duration: approximately 2 hours. Begin at Harlem Meer, pass Lasker Rink, Huddlestone Arch, The Loch, GlenSpan Arch,The Pool and exit at Boys Gate @ W100 Street and CPW (8th avenue).

Terrain; some hills and stone steps

Rain cancels,threat of rain does not.

 Meet at Duke Ellington Circle, 110th Street (CPNorth) and 5th Avenue
                                                                                

New York’s West-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 1

Event date:
9- 5-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
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

Pelham Bay Park Walk

Event date:
9- 5-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergn
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 10 miles and 5 hours, moderate pace. We will meet outside of the Pelham Bay stop of the 6 train, walk into Pelham Bay Park, visit the Bartow Pell Mansion ($5 admission or just tour the gardens for free), walk around Hunter Island, eat lunch at Orchard Beach, stop on City island, explore Huntington Woods, then return to the 6 train Pelham Bay station.

When we get to the Bartow Pell Mansion, walkers who would like to go inside will have half an hour to tour the house; take a look at the mansion website to get some background before you go in Bartow-Pell Mansion. Walkers who do not want to go inside can tour the gardens, walk the grounds and relax in the shade.

We will visit City Island briefly but not stop there to eat. If you want to eat on City Island, you can split off from the group then walk back to the Pelham Bay station or take the Bx29; or, finish the hike with the group then take the Bx29 back to City Island for dinner.

Bring lunch, snacks, beverages. There is a CVS at the meeting point for snacks and beverages, there are food vendors of varying quality along the beach. Parts of the walk will have no shade, bring hat and sunscreen.

Meet: 10:30 a.m. outside the Pelham Bay station of the 6 train; take the 6 train or the Bx12 Express Bus, which runs from Inwood at Broadway and 207th Street along Fordham Road and Pelham Parkway and get off at the Pelham Bay 6 train station.

 

Far Rockaway

Event date:
9- 5-2015 11:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
John Socolink
Phone:
516-359-1591 serious inquiries only, email preferred
Email:
Finch1149@yahoo.com

Bring lunch Suit about 4 miles Boardwalk beach  and street walking  about 40 minutes back to same stop or drop out  Email preferred Finch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cancelled if raining

Meet: 11:30 am at A train Last Stop Mott Ave

Brooklyn Shoreline

Event date:
9- 5-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
516-547-0497

This hike is cancelled due to injury of hike leader.

3 to 6 miles Moderate Pace, 3-6 miles (drop off points). Walk the shoreline pathway from Bay Parkway, to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and continue along the shoreline to Owls Neck Park.   The southern most  point of Brooklyn, with beautiful views of the Lower Harbor, Statue of Liberty, WTC,  Fort Wadsworth, Fort Hamilton.   

Meet: 12 noon (BEFORE LUNCH). Outside (Downstairs) at SW Corner “D” train station, Bay Parkway Station. 

Joint Hike.  MEMBERS ONLY, BRING or BUY LUNCH, WATER, SNACKS.  Optional Dinner After.  Cell/text preferred.

Old Croton Aqueduct / WESTCHESTER River walk

Event date:
9- 6-2015 10:15 AM
Individual Price:
$3.00
Hikeleader:
Richard Mohovich
Phone:
201 675 6304
Email:
FIGGMAN@MINDSPRING.COM

A fast paced Hike from Tarrytown to Hasting on Hudson, by walking the Old Croton Aqueduct (OCA) and the Westchester River Walk, approximately 8 /10 miles on gravel/paved trails and streets, mostly flat with some hills to and from train stations. Walk through Dobbs ferry, Ardsley on Hudson, Mercy college and Irvington on Hudson with bars in every town and return to tarry town by train for drivers, or back to NYC. (Sr. Fare $1.50).( off peak w metro card $5:50) Drop outs in evry town.

The OCA was built in 1842 and is  41 miles long and at one time brought water from the Croton reservoir to NYC.

 Drivers can park free at the Tarrytown station,  if parking is full, cross over tracks and park by rec center close to tennis courts (with bathrooms) . Updated Train schedule and fares from the city will be posted a few weeks before the hike.  For returns to NYC there are two trains every hour.

And We will also walk thru the grounds of the photogenic  Lyndhurst castle.

Also Plenty of clean bathrooms along the way

 Train schedule from grand central to tarry town : 9:20 train arrives 10:13 , takes  53 minutes    Off peak with metro card $5.50 round trip

                                                                          9:43 train arrives 10:22   39 minutes  Senior fare is $1.50 from Hastings back to Tarrytown

Bring lunch, snacks, water. We will have  lunch by a Hudson River Park, and a  great outdoor restaurant and bar with Hudson river views at trails end .  Non members $3.00.   Crazy weather cancels.

MEET HIKE LEADER AT TARRYTOWN  TRAIN STATION ,TALL GUY WITH COWBOY HAT. Cell 201 675 6304

Labor Day Battery Park to Fort Lee Historic Park

Event date:
9- 7-2015 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
L Irv Reich
Phone:
917-913-2742
Email:
richiam@aol.com

A 15 mile walk along the west side at a brisk pace with numerous brief stops at sites and restrooms along the way, including Battery Park and Greenway, Irish Hunger Memorial, The High Line Elevated Park, Grant’s Tomb, The Little Red Lighthouse. We will walk over the George Washington Bridge and take our break in Fort Lee. This will be a one-way hike! There is a bus that will take us back to Manhattan and a convenient train station. Bring lunch (we will stop at along the way at Fairway). Heavy rain cancels.   

Meeting:  Leaving from in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan promptly at 9:30 a.m.

New York’s Museums and Cultural Institutions below Chelsea-Part 2

Event date:
9- 12-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
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 in Manhattan below Chelsea.

MEET: 9 AM in front of Whole Foods Market on 14th St at the southern end of Union Square Park. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Take the N, R, Q, 4, 5, 6, or L train to 14th Street/Union Square. Heavy rain cancels. 

Hungarian Pastry Shop

Event date:
9- 12-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718‐376‐3608

Go through Central Park north-bound to 110th St. about 6 miles.  Return by Riverside Park to 34th St. Midway a stop at the Hungarian Pastry Shop (111th St. and Amsterdam Ave.) for an optional coffee and Danish.  Bring lunch and water.

Meet: 10AM at the Time-Warner building Atrium by Columbus Circle.  Take the A, D, #1 train to 59th St. station.

Jersey City and Hoboken: Statues and Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
9- 12-2015 10:00 AM
Event End Date:
8- 10-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
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 (Stevens University), Sibly's Cave and the Hoboken Museum. Return to Manhattan via Hoboken Path Station 

Meeting: Broadway and Vesey Street, 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.                                                       

Wilhelm Von Knyphausen 1780 Raid Memorial Hike Part I - Elizabeth Point to Roselle Park, NJ

Event date:
9- 19-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn co-leader Jim Schlenker's
Phone:
551-206-6823 Jim: 908-295-8178
Email:
Craig: dystopicnj@gmail.com or Jim: 0331@gmail.com

First 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. 

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.

New York’s East-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 3

Event date:
9- 19-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
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 east 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.

Triboro Bridge to Whitestone Bridge

Event date:
9- 19-2015 9:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

21 miles, 8 -9 hours, moderate to fast pace, a walk along the East River in the Bronx with beautiful parks and great views in all directions.

The walk will begin at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in Manhattan, outside the Pathmark supermarket by the 4,5,6 station. We'll walk across the Triboro Bridge to Randall's Island, tour the north end of the island, walk across the Triboro again to the Bronx, walk along Bruckner Boulevard to Hunts Point, then visit three parks in Hunt's Point: Baretto Point Park, Hunts Point Landing and Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Next, we cross the Bronx River and visit Soundview Park, then through the Harding Park neighborhood and along the Shorehaven path to Kane's Park on Classon Point, Pugsley Creek Park and Castle Hill Park. Then north on Zerega Avenue, across the Westchester Creek on the Unionport Bridge, south on Brush Avenue to a rest stop at a Target that has a Starbucks, then finally to Ferry Point Park and the Whitestone Bridge.

We will walk back on Brush Avenue past the Target to get the Q44 bus at Lafayette Avenue to the 6 train at Hugh Grant Circle in Parkchester; the Q44 also connects to the 2 and 5 trains at West Farm Square.

Bring snacks, lunch and drink, we will pass almost no stores along the way except the occasional questionable deli. We will stop to eat in Baretto Point Park and will stop again toward the end of the hike at the Starbucks inside the Target store at the Throgs Neck Shopping Center. While much of the walk is in parks about one third of the walk is through warehouse districts that have no redeeming quality other than allowing us to get to the next park. There are a few drop off points along the way, buses that connect to various stops of the 6 train.

Meet: 9:30 a.m. at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in front of the Pathmark supermarket. Take the 4,5,6 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, or take the 2,3 to 125th Street and Lenox Avenue and walk east to Lexington Avenue, or Metro-North to 125th Street and walk east one block, or take the M60 or B15 bus.

 

Bay Ridge to Coney Island

Event date:
9- 20-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
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.

Constitution Island: Family Day

Event date:
9- 26-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
1-914-582-1237

Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer.


Bring
 photo 
ID.
  Expect entrance  
fee of
 $10, 
covering
 free
 boat t
rides ,
guided 
walks,
 or
 independent 
exploration.
 Amenities 
included
 shaded 
picnic
 groves,
 public
 restrooms, 
a 
gift
 shop 
in 
the
 historic
 Warner 
House,
 walking
 trails 
and
 a 
hot dog
 vendor.
  Departure 
time 
is
 optional  

 THE SCHEDULING OF EVENTS AT CONSTITUTION ISLAND CAN BE UNCERTAIN, PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE ISLAND WILL BE OPEN AS SCHEDULED.  Call two days in advance to confirm that Island is open.

Constitution Island website: Constitution Island.

Meeting: Take the 9:43 a.m. Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to Cold Spring, arriving Cold Spring at 11:03 and meet at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island. The round trip fare is $28.00.Alternatively,
 meet 
10
AM 
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.
 Call
 two
 days 
in 
advance  to
 confirm 
that
 Island
 is
 open. Here is the Hudson Line weekend schedule: Hudson Line schedule.  

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 27-2015 8:30 AM
Event End Date:
9- 22-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steve Gofner
Phone:
718-578-8940
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 of Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and 4 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 water and lunch (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancel.

MEET: 8:30 AM at Fort Hamilton Memorial Triangle, bounded by 4th Ave., 5th Ave. and 94th St. in Brooklyn. Take R train to 95th St. terminal which is at 4th Ave

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 2

Event date:
9- 27-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 15 miles 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.

Meet: Main Street station, # 7 train at 9: 00 a.m., northeast corner (By AT&T store).

Important: Bring water and lunch. There is no place to obtain food or water where we will be having lunch.

 

Belmont Lake State Park/Greenbelt

Event date:
10- 3-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
516-547-0497

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

Belmont Lake State Park, located in West Babylon is a 463-acre day-use park bisected by Carll's Creek and Belmont Lake.  

Meet 12N at Babylon Train Station Waiting Room. Take 10:25 am arriving at 11:42am or any other Train that arrives by 12N. 

Joint Walk, Members Only, BRING LUNCH, WATER, SNACKS.  

Astoria Park and Queens Shorewalk

Event date:
10- 4-2015 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

Astoria Park and Queens Shorewalk - About 5 miles. Walk the shore in Queens, through Astoria Park. Visit the Socrates Sculpture Garden.  Bring lunch and water.   

Meet at 10:30, Take N or Q train to Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard  Call leader,.Ellen, to confirm that walk is on.  

High Bridge Walk

Event date:
10- 4-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

We walk over the 207th street bridge, south on Cedar Avenue to Roberto Clemente State Park. Then along the mighty Harlem River, (which is now a strait thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers- see my book: Walking Manhattan’s Rim-The Great Saunter-Leg 8.) 

Then walk under three elegant bridges and climb up over 100 feet to High Bridge Park, the Bronx. Then walk west over the oldest bridge in NYC, the High Bridge to High Bridge Park, Manhattan.  We touch six parks in THE HARLEM RIVER VALLEY RECREATION AREA. About 4 miles to this point. Walk can be extended.  Contribution: $3 from non-Shorewalker members.

Meet:  11 a.m.,  207th Street and 10th Avenue under the elevated #1 train, south east corner.

 

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