Events

Over the 207 St./Fordham Road Bridge

Event date:
12- 21-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy A & friends
Email:
mail@greeneagle.org

Over the 207 St./Fordham Road Bridge along he Harlem River in the Bronx  Explore part of THE HARLEM RIVER VALLEY RECREATION AREA. Roberto Clement Park. Walk under three great bridges.

Meet: 207th and 10th Avenue under the 1 train SE corner at 11:00AM

Three Borough Connect-The-Dots Steam Geanerating Plants Peripatetic Perambulation

Event date:
12- 27-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Connect most if not all of the plants in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan which generate steam for Manhattan's historic (parts dating to 1882) district heating system.  15-20 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 a week before the hike for meeting time and place.    Joint Hike.  Awful or dangerous weather cancels. 

Meeting:  Contact leader after 7:00 AM morning of hike if uncertain.  No meet-ups please.

MAILING PARTY

Event date:
12- 29-2014 7:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212‐861‐4267

MAILING PARTY!

Spend a pleasant evening with refreshments and good company while helping to mail out the Shorewalkers Newsletter.

 

Happy New Year's Day Hike

Event date:
1- 1-2015 12:00 PM
Individual Price:
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. 

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 1

Event date:
1- 11-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

12 to 13 miles.  Walk the Queens waterfront from Long Island City to Flushing; at least as much of it as we can get to. Pass Socrates Sculpture Park, Steinway mansion, and Lent-Riker-Smith homestead (circa 1654).

Meet at southwest corner of Vernon Blvd and 50th Ave., Long Island City at 9:00 a.m., Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave. station, number 7 line. Check to be sure that the number 7 train is running. If the number 7 is not running meeting place is still the same. MTA will provide a shuttle bus to meeting place.  Drop-off points. 

Important: bring water and lunch. Food and water not available where we will have lunch.

 

Central Park South & Queensboro Bridge Underpass

Event date:
1- 11-2015 12:00 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

We will explore the southern part of Central Park, possibly as far north as Belvedere Castle, and/or do Central Park Zoo. We will then walk east on 60th St to First Ave to see the Guastavino tiles in the Food Emporium under the Queensboro Bridge. 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: noon at the Time Warner Building Lobby at Columbus Circle, near the Maine Monument.

 

 

Brooklyn Walk

Event date:
1- 17-2015 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709 Cell 201-850-9649, only on day of walk after 9:30AM
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

 5-6 miles at a moderate pace. Walk through the financial district, over the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park along the Brooklyn waterfront to Atlantic Avenue. Optional late lunch at a Middle-Eastern restaurant on Atlantic Ave.  Rain or snow cancels. Please call or email leaer to confirm that walk is on.  Joint Walk

Meet: at Hotel Millenium in lobby at Church and Fulton Street at 10:00 AM. 

Robert Moses Foot Path

Event date:
1- 17-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

This 3-mile ‘desire path’  dirt trail was created by walkers and joggers, mainly on top of the concrete train tunnel-chamber built by Robert Moses in Riverside Park. Constructed  in the 1930s, The RMFP goes from West 80th Street to West 129th Street. Robert Moses’ massive covered tunnel  added over 120 acres to Riverside Park. 

MEET:  at Riverside Drive at West 80th near the Warsaw  Take #1 train to West 79th Street.

Central Park and East River Shorewalk

Event date:
1- 24-2015 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
7- 6-2013 3:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
About 5 miles.  Explore the East River Promenade and Central Park
 
Meeting:  Take # 6 train to Lexington Ave. 68th St. subway stop.  Meet 11 A.M.  Bring lunch and water.  Call leader, to confirm.

Connetquot River Plus Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Event date:
1- 31-2015 9:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
L 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 10 miles. Flat. Brisk pace. Not for slow hikers. 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 and hot beverage, wear hiking boots. Rain, snow or cancel.

Meeting:  From Penn Station take the 9:16 AM LIRR train to Great River . Fare $25.50 round   trip/seniors $17.50. Leader will meet group at Great River train station at 10:33 a.m. (Check mta.info\lirr for current train schedule). 

 

 

Hudson River Waterfront South Walk

Event date:
2- 1-2015 8:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Paul Kiczek
Phone:
973-214-1811

Here’s an opportunity for a challenging winter’s walk, 20-mile walking event that runs close to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line which provides an easy way to return and options to do less if you choose, along the southern portion of the Hudson River Waterfront all the way from Liberty State Park to the tip of Bayonne.

This is the first of special walking events which we call a “United Walking Event” where several walking organizations participate independently and together as we walk toward our goal. We will walk where we can along developing trails of the Liberty Water Gap Trail and the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. Show your perseverance and your dedication by walking with the FreeWalkers and join us for a celebration of walking at the Zeppelin Hall afterwards. 

Meeting: Outside Zeppelin Beer Hall and walk into Liberty State Park along Audrey Zapp Drive to the magnificent “Empty Sky" memorial where we will meet with all groups and participants at 9:00 a.m. then along the promenade at the water’s edge. There’s outstanding views of New York City, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.

Directions: Zeppelin Hall (Start & Finish)Street: 88 Liberty View Dr.  Jersey City.  Path train to Grove St.  Light rail to Jersey Ave. For other route options click on the route map.

This is a joint hike sponsored by Freewalkers.  You may register for this event through their registration process: Freewalkers Registraion

 

 

 

Museums Around Central Park

Event date:
2- 8-2015 1:00 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

Depending on weather we will either do the new Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum at 91st or walk north on the east side of the park to end at 103rd St, where will end at either the Jewish Museum or the Museum of the City of New York. Call if weather doubtful; hike may be canceled for rain, snow, or excessive cold and wind. Bathrooms, lunch, snacks, beverages available. Joint with NHOC, a long Island club.  Optional Dinner After.  Bring Lunch, Snack Water. MEMBERS ONLY. No dogs on hike.

Meet at 1pm in Lobby of the Church of the Heavenly Rest at 2 E. 90th Street, just across from the park entrance at 90th St and Fifth Ave

 

Sheepshead Bay to Prospect

Event date:
2- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
2- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

 Dedicated to Mike Pollack. Walk from Sheepshead Bay to Prospect Park past interesting things including several associated with Mike Pollack's hikes.  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. 

Westside Shore Walk

Event date:
2- 22-2015 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
West Side Shorewalk, about 5 miles.  Shore walk along the Hudson River Path.  Bring lunch and water.
  
Meet at 11 A.M.  Take #1, 2 or 3 train to 72nd St. subway stop. Call leader, Ellen at 212-861-4267 to confirm.

Audrey Munson Connect-The-Dots (Battery To Morningside Heights)

Event date:
3- 7-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
3- 7-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Walk by sculptures depicting, or ascribed to be depicting, Audrey Munson (check her out on Wikipedia) from the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House to Columbia University.  12-15 essentially flat miles on city streets and park paths at a moderately brisk pace.  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.

Roosevelt Island, Slow Paced

Event date:
3- 8-2015 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phillis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Phillis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

6 mi slow pace; no fast walkers please.   We will stop for lunch at the Roosevelt Island Town Square for Brunch, several restaurant choices, or bring lunch and eat outside on benches. After we will walk the footbridge from Roosevelt Island into the Astoria and onto the Astoria Waterfront, for magnificent views of the NYC skyline.  We will visit Astoria Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, and several smaller parks along the way, to Ditmars Blvd. for the Train back to Penn Station, and an optional dinner.  Bring Snack, Water,& Lunch. No Dogs. For question call leader morning ofhike only,  Members only  

Meet 11:15 Penn Station or 12N (before lunch) outside the “F” train on Roosevelt Island.

Walk Across New Jersey Part XII: Hoboken Terminal To Port Imperial Ferry Terminal

Event date:
3- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
3- 14-2015 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

Penultimate in a series of thirteen hikes crossing the Garden State.  From Hoboken Terminal walk a bit of the Hudson River waterfront and around Hoboken, then up to the top of the Palisades.  Wander around Union City and Weehawken then descend back to the waterfront to end at Port Imperial.   8-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Mostly flat except the easy climb to the top of the Palisades.  Optional 2-3 mile extension to Manhattan by ferry then walking the new section of the High Line et al.  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.

Port Washington to Sands Point Preserve

Event date:
3- 15-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 8 miles

Walk from 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.

Take the 9:18 a.m. LIRR from Penn Station to Port Washington, arrive at 10:05 a.m.  Fare: 16.00/11.00 senior, round trip

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

$2.00 admission to the Sands Point Preserve.

Important: Bring lunch and water.

The Bridges & Waterways of New York's Central Park

Event date:
3- 21-2015 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Matthew Brozyna
Phone:
917-912-9533

Distance: 8 miles

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! 

Cloisters, Fort Tryon, Inwood Hill Park

Event date:
3- 22-2015 11:15 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phillis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Phillis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

 3 to 5 mi, slow pace; no fast walkers please. Meet 11:15 Penn Station or 12noon (before lunch) at by the benches at the entrance to Fort Tryon Park on Margaret Corbin Circle (190 Street And Fort Washington Ave.). Walk to New Leaf Cafe for Restrooms, Optional Brunch ($20), or bring your own lunch and eat outside the Café.  We will then walk through Fort Tryon Park, to the highest point in Manhattan, and then to the Cloisters. Admission is “pay what you wish”. The Cloisters has a fine collection of medieval European art and statuary, housed in reconstructions from cloisters from France, Italy, and Spain. After the Cloisters we will go down the hill to Dyckman St and either end there, or go through Inwood Park, depending on lateness and how we feel.

Meeting: Take the "A" train to 190 St. and then the elevator up to Fort Washington Ave- or take the #4 bus directly to 190 St. and Fort Washington Ave.  Bring Snack, Water & Lunch. No Dogs.  Questions, call leaders on morning of hike.   Members only

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