Events

Brooklyn's Best Blocks Part 1

Event date:
8- 2-2014 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
8- 2-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

 6-12 miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets - distance depending on how hot it is.  About a year ago "The L Magazine" purported to identify Brooklyn's 50 best blocks.  It is a silly exercise and you may well disagree with most of it, but it provides a fun way of peripatetically perambulating about Brooklyn's neighborhoods.  This is the first of a series of hikes to walk all 50.    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.

Welwyn Preserve

Event date:
8- 2-2014 1:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Day of Hike: 516-238-7694; Phyllis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

This hike is cancelled due to weather conditions.

Members only. No Meetup groups.Distance: 3-5 miles. A sprawling 204-acre preserve, the former Estate of Harold Irving Pratt, heir to an oil fortune. The densely wooded preserve has four marked nature trails that provide access to a magnificent wooded stream valley, fresh water ponds, swamps, a coastal salt marsh and a stretch of Long Island Sound shoreline.

Meet: 1pm.  Directions:  Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to exit 39.  Go north on Glen Cove Road 6.2 miles, bearing left at a major fork near the end. Turn north (right) onto Brewster; go 0.5 mile. Turn north (left) onto Dosoris Lane; go 0.7 mile. Go left for 0.4 mile on New Woods Road. At Crescent Beach Road, proceed for about 0.1 mile to the Welwyn gate on the right. Park at the left of the main house.   Joint Hike. No go in extreme weather conditions.  Bring lunch, snack, water.

Natural Beauty of the Hudson River - Manhattan and Bronx

Event date:
8- 9-2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
11- 9-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Email:
(516) 238-8073

Some hills, distance 6 miles, duration 4 to 5 hours.   We will walk over the Henry Hudson Bridge to Wave Hill.

MEET: 9:00AM at Fort Tryon Park. Take the “A” subway train to 190th Street (take the elevator up to park).  Bring lunch, water binoculars or camera with optical zoom lens. Heavy rain cancels.  if weather is question call leader  Friday evening.

Washington Heights Historic Houses

Event date:
8- 9-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

We'll start at Hamilton Grange and visit Morris-Jumel Mansion and Dyckman Farmhouse.  About 8 miles, some hills, about 2 hours walking, half hour lunch and about half an hour at each of the three sites, so about 4 hours in total.  We'll begin by meeting at the 1 train station at 137th Street, walk to Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton's home, at 141st Street, then north along Edgecomb Avenue to the Morris-Jumel Mansion ($5 admission) at 163rd Street. then eat our lunch outside in Highbridge Park. After lunch we will continue north to the Dyckman Farmhouse ($5 admission) at Broadway and 204th Street. The Dyckman house is small, we will have to take turns going inside.  The A train is at Broadway and 207th Street or the 1 train is at 10th Avenue and 207th Street for return.

Riverdale-Fieldson Stroll

Event date:
8- 10-2014 1:30 PM
Event End Date:
8- 11-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Mayer Wiesen
Phone:
516-671-2094 till 10:30pm.

Visit an area of New York City where the surfs live better than you do. 3 easy miles. Learn what a F.P.O.A. is. No smoking on trip. Joint walk with the New York Hiking Club and Outdoors Club.

MEET 1:30 PM at the Northeast corner of Broadway and 207th St., last stop.  

 

Closter Dock Road to Piermont: Palisades

Event date:
8- 16-2014 8:45 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608

10 miles at a moderate pace to brisk pace. Mostly level terrain with a mild hills and a short range of up and down rock steps. Hike passes through elements of the Long Path by State-Line, Tall MountanState Park and Pierment, New York. Optional pizza snack by returning bus. Bring lunch/water.

MEET: Port Authority Bus Terminal, south wing by white commuter statues no later than 9:00am.

Directions: Purchase O/W ticket with leader for bus arriving 10am. Bus also available at George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal at 9:40am, platform 20. Call leader to check hike data, and for schedule or driving info. Joint hike

Westside River Walk

Event date:
8- 16-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Youn
Phone:
718 392 4645

Around 6-7 miles at a moderate  and lively pace mostly on paved streets. Starting from Riverside Park, we'll walk along the path, and walk to the promenades of two piers to view the water front and well constructed pillars for sustaining the promenades. As we walk through water front , we'll see various summer flowers & weeds. Finally we'll reach the elevated 1930's freight rail station, "High Line" which had been transformed into a wild wonderland of the city wilderness. Expected to view many tourist, wildflowers, plants& birds.  We'll also continuously walk to  the west village to view or pass by the  P.S.3 and spend some time in the flower garden of the St. Lucks' church. Having  an optional late post-lunch snacks at a small Joe's pizza will be a possibility.

Meet 10:00A.M at 72nd and B'way, Trader Joe's lobby. Take # 1,2,3 to 72nd street. Cost:Metrocard fare. Bring lunch, water and dress according to the weather. Heavy rain or bad weather conditions cancels. Leader: Youn, 718 392 4645. Call for the walk  status, no later than 9:30P.M. the week of walk only.  Members only. No stragglers

Governors Island

Event date:
8- 16-2014 10:30 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com
About 9 miles total walking. We will spend about 3 hours on the island, first touring Fort Jay and Castle Williams and then walking the island and viewing the Jazz Picnic.  We will break for lunch on the island; bring your lunch or try the food trucks. About 5 miles total walking on the island.
Then, we will take another (free) ferry from Governor's Island to Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1, walk under the Brooklyn Bridge and past Jane's Carousel, then walk across the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan, ending our walk at City Hall Park. About 4 miles total walking from the ferry to City Hall.
Feel free to join us just for Governor's Island and take the ferry back to Manhattan on your own. If you do not want to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge you can join us as we walk to the bridge and catch the subway in Brooklyn.
 
MEET: at 10:30 a.m. at the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and take the 11:00 (free) ferry to Governor's Island.
 

Rockaway Beach Park Walk and Swim

Event date:
8- 16-2014 11:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Edward Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709. Cell 201-850-9649 on day of hike after 10:AM
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Please allow ample time to make the subway connections. Walk from Beach 90th street to Beach 5th Street and return. Approximate distance :8.5 miles. Moderate Pace, Flat Terrain.  Convenient dropout points to get subway, if you don’t want to do entire walk.  Bring lunch & water. Lunch and swim at Beach 5th Street. Eat lunch on beach or boardwalk. Rain cancels..  Joint with Outdoors Club. 

MEET 11:00 AM outside of S-Subway station at Beach 90th Street.

Directions: Take A train to Broadchannel. Change at Broad Channel for S Train to Beach 90th Street. Please call or email to make sure that walk is on.Subway Fare: $2.25, Seniors $1.10

Wantagh's Hidden Lakes

Event date:
8- 16-2014 1:00 PM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ken King and Phyllis Spisto
Phone:
Ken: 631-991-8170; Day of hike: 516-238-7694; Phyllis: 516-547-0497
Email:
Ken: nhochike@optonline.net

Members only. No Meetup groups.

Distance: 3-5 miles.

Meet: 1pm. The newest greenbelt trail, Wantagh Nature Trail, through a long-ignored area features streams, lakes, woods, wetlands, and open fields.  Joint Hike. No go in extreme weather conditions. Directions,  Sunrise Highway to Wantagh Ave. to LIRR Ticket Office. From Penn Station, take 11:40am to Wantagh, arrives 12:35pm.  Meet leader at LIRR Ticket Office at 1pm.  Joint Hike.  No go in extreme weather conditions Bring lunch, snack, water.

Triboro to Queensboro

Event date:
8- 24-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

This will be a moderate-paced 15-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 7 miles and three hours into the walk.  We will see Ward's Island, Astoria Par and Socrates Sculpture Park as well as great views of Queens and Manhattan. 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. We will stop at a deli after crossing the Triboro and eat lunch in Astoria Park.

Meet: We will meet outside the New York Sports Club at 151 East 86th Street at the northeast corner of East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, outside the 4,5 and 6 subway stop.4,5 and 6 subway stop.

The Amboys

Event date:
8- 30-2014 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
8- 30-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

8-12 mostly flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths.  Walk waterfront parks in South Amboy then cross the Raritan River on the Victory Bridge to finish with the waterfront walkways and historical sites of Perth Amboy.    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.

Walk Across New Jersey Part XI: Broad Street Station Newark to Hoboken

Event date:
9- 6-2014 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
9- 6-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

10-14 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace on city streets and park paths. Eleventh in a series of a dozen hikes crossing the Garden State.  From Broad Street Station walk to downtown Newark then through the Ironbound to Jersey City ending at Hoboken Terminal.   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.

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

Event date:
9- 6-2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
9- 1-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z. Baez
Email:
loves2walk@gmail.com

New York’s West-Side Museums and Cultural Institutions-Part 1. 8+ miles, 6+ hours, moderate pace. 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.

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

Event date:
9- 13-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z Baez
Email:
loves2walk@gmail.com.
New York’s Museums and Cultural Institutions below Chelsea-Part 2. 8+ miles, 6+ hours, moderate pace. 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.

Manhattan: Statues & Outdoor Monuments-Upper Westside

Event date:
9- 13-2014 10:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 238-8073

Relaxed walking, level ground, slight incline, about three—four hours. We will walk to “Tavern on the Green” site, across Lincoln Center to Riverside Drive. Up Riverside Drive to Grant’s Tomb.  Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.  Heavy rain cancels.

Meet at 10:00AM, in Time Warner Building 60th Street and Broadway  (use the number “1” or 8th Avenue subway line to 59thStreet station.  Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

 

Pocantico Trails

Event date:
9- 19-2014 9:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Oliver Wayne
Phone:
201.840.4145

We will do most of the trails here. Bring lunch and something to drink.

Meet: at the info booth at Grand Central Station at 9:00 A.M. We take a Hudson Line train at 9:20 to Philipse manor. We will return via the 4:10 train. Call evening before to confirm. Members Only.

Peripatetic Perambulation Far Eastern Queens

Event date:
9- 20-2014 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
9- 20-2014 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn
Phone:
551-206-6823
Email:
dystopicnj@gmail.com

8-14 essentially flat miles at a moderately brisk pace. Connect various dots in far eastern Queens including Queens highest natural elevation, walking along streets and through various parks including Alley Pond Park and the Queens County Farm Museum.    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.

Meeting:  Contact leader for meeting time and place

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

Event date:
9- 20-2014 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
9- 22-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
Free
Hikeleader:
Z Baez
Email:
loves2walk@gmail.com

8+ miles, 6+ hours, moderate pace. 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.; the6 train to 51st St.; the N or R train to 49th Street. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Heavy rain cancels.

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 21-2014 8:30 AM
Event End Date:
9- 22-2013 12:00 AM
Individual Price:
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 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

Additional information