Events

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.

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

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.

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

This hike has been cancelled.

Approximately 2-2.5 miles. Flat terrain.  We'll explore the newly gentrifying Mott Haven/Port Morris area. Restaurants,art galleries,murals,historic district,distillery and brewery.  We will l 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.

Meet at Grand Central Info booth@ noon for IRT #4/5 to 125th,then #6 to 3rd Ave/138th

 

Westside River Walk

Event date:
10- 1-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Youn
Phone:
718 392 4645

Around 6-7 miles at a moderate pace mostly on paved streets. Starting from Riverside Park, and  walking along the path, and walk to waterfront to view a well-constructed pillars to sustain the promenades.  We will reach the elevated 1930's freight rail station, "High Line" which had been transformed in to a wild wonderland of the city wilderness. We will also walk to the west village to see flower garden of the St. Luke's church. There will be an optional late post-lunch snacks at a small Joe's pizza as well as Grom’s Ice Cream.

Meet 10:00A.M. @ 72nd & B'way, Trader Joe's lobby. Take #1,2,3 to 72nd street. Cost: Metro card fare. Bring lunch, water and snacks. Dress according to the weather.  Heavy rain or bad weather conditions cancels.Call for the walk status, no later than 9:30 P.M the week of walk only.

 

Triboro to Queensboro Redux

Event date:
10- 1-2016 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

This is a re-do of the hike that got cut short by rain on August 20. A moderate-paced 12-mile hike along the East River, with great views of the river, bridges, islands and various landmarks.  We will walk up the East River Greenway, across the Ward's Island Bridge, across the Triboro Bridge to Astoria, along the East River parks and then across the Queensboro Bridge back to Manhattan. 

The walk will take about 6 hours; there are numerous drop off points once we reach Astoria, which will be about 4 miles and two hours into the walk.  We will start at Carl Schurz Park then walk Ward's Island, Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Rainey Park and Queensbridge Park.  

We will mostly be walking on flat, paved paths and sidewalks, but each of the three bridges has steep walkways, the Triboro Bridge has multiple stairways, the walkway across the Triboro Bridge is high and narrow so you may not want to try it if you are wary of heights. 

Bring food and drink we will also stop at a deli after crossing the Triboro if you want to buy lunch. W will eat lunch in Astoria Park.

Meet: We will meet inside Carl Schurz Park, by the restrooms at the East 87th Street and East End Avenue entrance. Take the 4,5,6 train to 86th Street. 

 

Queens Meander

Event date:
10- 2-2016 9:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
LEADERS: Jack McCleland or Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
H) 718-478-2430 Cell 347-586-6933
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

Approximately 12-14 miles. Brisk, steady pace. In this walk we explore hidden treasures in the borough of Queens. We begin in Jackson Heights, the most diverse neighborhood in the most diverse borough, and walk along the northern shoreline to Flushing where we stop at many historic sites with a probable stop at Voelker Orth bird sanctuary ($2 suggested donation for entrance fee) and end back in Jackson Heights.  Rain cancels.

 

MEET: SE corner of 37th Avenue and 75th Street at 9:15 for prompt 9:30 start. Take 7, F, E, or R trains to 74 th St./Jackson Heights stop. LEADERS: Jack McCleland or Elizabeth Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: (H) 718-478- 2430, (Cell) 347-586- 6933.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Open House Science Fair

Event date:
10- 8-2016 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

Science lectures (Columbia professors), films, tent exhibitions, and about 2 miles of Long Path trails.

Meet: Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing, by the commuter statue before 8:45 a.m. Bus departs at 9:15 a.m. (bus 9A, Gate 220) arriving state line, L-DEO, at 10:03 a.m.  Bring Lunch and water. Free transportation to 120 street and Amsterdam avenue starting mid-afternoon every half-hour.  Morning bus also available at George Washington Bus Terminal at 9:40 a.m.

Bronx: Beautiful trees, flowers of the Bronx Botanical Garden

Event date:
10- 8-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
TomMcBreen—
Phone:
516) 238-8073

A walk to see beautiful trees, flowers of the Bronx Botanical Garden, pass through  Arthur Avenue, The Edger Allen Poe Cottage and the Hall of Fame.  Moderate walking,some hills, about five to six hours.  After a walk in the “Gardens”, we will walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch. We will then go to The Edger Allen Poe Cottage on Grand Concourse (there is a small fee) and to the Bronx Community College for the “Hall of Fame of Great Americans”. We will walk to the Burnside Station (No. 4 train) to return to Manhattan. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. We will walk “rain or shine”.

Meet at 9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train ). We will walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to meet with the walkers arriving on the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal at 9:45AM. Entrance to the “Gardens” is free on Saturdays until 10:00AM. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if weather is a question. Leader: Tom McBreen—  (516) 238-8073 (cell). 

George Washington Bridge to Piermont via the Long Path

Event date:
10- 9-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

A fast-paced 18 mile, 7 to 8 hour hike along the top of the Palisades to Piermont with return to NYC by bus. Start by walking across the George Washington Bridge, then north on the Long Path past Allison Park, Rockefeller Lookout, Alpine Lookout, the ruins of Clifdale Manor, Park Headquarters, State Line Lookout, then into Tallman Mountain State Park and then Piermont.

This hike has beautiful views along the Hudson River; it also has some steep hills, trails with rocks, tree roots, branches and fallen trees that must be walked, climbed or clambered over and very few drop off points. Also see the park advisory regarding ticks, snakes and poison ivy: Palisades Park Advisory

To drop off the hike early, you will need to catch the bus along Route 9W. There is a bus every hour, it makes limited stops and there are limited access points to Route 9 along the hike, if you want to leave early let me know and we can plan your escape. The bus stops are noted on the park map which is linked below.

Bring lunch, snacks, beverages. We will eat our lunch at the Palisades Park Headquarters, which has water, restrooms, a soda machine and a backyard to eat in but has no food.

Return bus from Piermont at 4:47 p.m., arriving back at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station at 5:27 ($9.40 fare) and Port Authority Bus Terminal at 5:52 ($10.50 fare). Pay cash when boarding the bus, best to have exact change.

Here is the trail map for Palisades Park, which has most of the hike in great detail including where to catch the bus if you drop out: Palisades Park map

Here is a map of the hike: GWB to Piermont via the Long Path

Here is a nice blog post about Clifdale Manor, which we will pass along the way: Cliffdale Manor

 

Kingston to Princeton Woods

Event date:
10- 15-2016 9:10 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel
Phone:
(718) 626-3983

Hike 8 miles, moderate3ly brisk pace on the Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath along Carnegie Lake into the scenic Princeton Woods, passing Princeton Battlefield Park.  Bring lunch and water.

Meeting: Port Authority Bus Terminal at the commuter statue at 9:10AM for a 9:30 departure.  One way to Kingston.  Must call for hike status Friday evening October 14 only.

 

Expert Fallers in Search of

Event date:
10- 15-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater and Joani Auerbach
Phone:
718-376-3608

Five miles with river vistas.A hike through the surreal subterranean channels on 57th street. Follow the Westside Greenway to the 57th street galleries.

Optional early dinner at Parnell's (53rd and First avenue).

Meet at the North-West corner of 8th avenue and 14th street at 10:00 a.m.(A,C, and E trains).

Great food with drinks at special prices, about $21 to $25 including tip.

Bring a light lunch or snack.

SOUTH BRONX VIA OLD AND NEW RANDALL’S ISLE BRIDGES (New Hike)

Event date:
10- 15-2016 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler

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 Bx. Explore waterfront area. Then go either east towards Hunt Point, or north to 149th Street….

Meet:   Sat., 15th October  11AM , Lexington and 125th St., SE corner.     

Disance: 4 to 7 miles

Walkway Over the Hudson

Event date:
10- 15-2016 11:45 AM
Event End Date:
10- 15-2016 4:00 PM
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 recently 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.

The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
10- 22-2016 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Walt Wright
Phone:
Walt Wright: 917-783-6540

Start at GW Bridge, end at Brooklyn Bridge.  We will walk for about 12 hours and cross over 17 bridges that we can walk over from Manhattan Island. The entire route is about 30 miles of walking, plus 1-2 bus/subway rides. Bring water, sandwiches, snacks, and Metro Card.  Moderately paced; there may be a “fast group” for those that can walk faster and father.

Meet: 8:45 AM at the Fort Washington Avenue and 179 th street, outside of the George Washing ton Bus station. (By subway, take A train to 175th Street, or 1 train to 181st Street.) Heavy rain at start cancels. 

The Bridges and Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
10- 22-2016 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!

Cranberry Lake Circular

Event date:
10- 22-2016 9:25 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mayer Wiesen
Phone:
516-671-2095

6 miles, moderate pace. Explore marked trails in a Westchester County park near Valhalla. Lunch at a museum’s picnic tables.

MEETCall leader to make sure hike is on.  9:25 AM at Grand Central Terminal, upper level information booth. Round trip fare $20 (about $10 from the Bronx). Bring lunch and water. No smoking on the hike.  LEADER: Mayer Wiesen 516-671-2095

Rockefeller Preserve

Event date:
10- 23-2016 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 12 to 13 miles at a moderate pace.

Walk from Philipse Manor through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to the Rockefeller Preserve. Walk on former carriage roads alongside brooks and the Pocantico River.

Important: Bring lunch and water.

Meet: Grand Central Station at 9:00 a.m.by the information booth to take the 9:20 train to Philipse Manor, arriving at 10:16. Check schedule for possible changes.

Fare round trip from Grand Central: $20.50/$13.50 seniors, 65 and older; r/t from Marble Hill $10.50/$5.00 seniors, 65 and older. Rain cancels.

 

Annual Meeting

Event date:
10- 28-2016 7:00 PM
Members:
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. Location to be announced.  RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Time:  Meeting 7:00PM 

 

Hallett Nature Sanctuary to West Village

Event date:
10- 29-2016 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Youn Pak
Phone:
917 670 3845
Around 5-8 miles at a moderately brisk pace on paved streets.  Starting to visit the Hallett Nature Sanctuary in Central Park viewing many unique
plants. This Sanctuary was opened to public recently. We will proceed to the Central Park West at 72nd street to walk along the Riverside Park viewing various wild flowers, weeds, and sculptures being sponsored by the NYC.  Finally we'll reach the elevated 1930's freight rail station. The High Line
had been transformed into a wild wonderland of the city wilderness.  After lunch we'll be heading to the west village to spend some time in the flower garden of the ST. Lucks' church.  There will be an optional late post-lunch snacks at a Grom's Ice Cream or Joe's Pizza.
 
Meet 10:00AM @59th street , the Fifth Avenue  Central Park Entrance. Take R N Q trains to 5th Ave./59th St.
Bring lunch, water and snacks. Dress according to the weather.  Call for the walk status no later than9:30PM, a day before walk @ 917 670 3845 

Three Lakes/Three Parks in Queens

Event date:
11- 6-2016 9:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Rachel Donner
Phone:
718 261 3579
Email:
shorrd@yahoo.com
REMEMBER TO CHANGE CLOCK.
Meet 9:45 at Stirling Bank. Queens Boulevard & 71st Street for  about 6 mile moderately paced walk from Forest Hills to Flushing through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden,  local "farms," Kissena Corridor, Kissena Park, followed by optional dim sum lunch (about $12-$15).  Take E, F, M, or R to 71st Continental. Get out North side. Bring snack. Be prepared for possibly wet areas.

 

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