Events

Pocantico Trails

Event date:
1- 22-2017 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Oliver Wayne
Phone:
201-840-4145

12 miles circular hike. Walk from the train station at Philipse Manor through the carriage roads of the Rockefeller Preserve.

Meet: Grand Central Station.  Purchase ticket in time to take the 8:47 Hudson line train to Philips Manor.  Bring lunch and something to drink. Return from the same satation using the 4:20 r 5:20 train.  Joint hike with Urban Trails and Outdoors Club.  Members only.  Call leader for more information.

The Frick and St. John the Divine

Event date:
1- 22-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917-727-5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 7 miles and 5 hours.  

We'll start at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle and walk across Central Park to The Frick Collection to see Cagnacci’s “Repentant Magdalene” on its last day of exhibit and other exhibits. (Admission to the Frick is pay what you wish on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) 

Here is a link to the Frick: The Frick Collection

After an hour in the Frick, we'll walk back across Central Park and spend about 45 minutes having lunch at the Whole Foods at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue. 

Next, we will walk west on 97th Street to Riverside Drive and north on Riverside Drive to 116th Street for a walk across the Columbia University campus to view some sculptures, particularly Scholars Lion by Greg Wyatt, then to St. John the Divine Cathedral at Amsterdam Avenue, where Wyatt's Peace Fountain is located. (Admission to the Cathedral is pay what you wish, but please pay something, they get snippy.)  

Greg Wyatt grew up in Rockland County, studied at Columbia and the National Academy of Design, and is Sculptor in Residence at the cathedral. Here is his Wikipedia bio: Greg Wyatt

We should be done at the Cathedral by 3:30, though you can linger as long you wish. The 1 train is nearby at 110th Street and Broadway, the C train is nearby at 110th Street and Central Park West.

Meet: 10:30 a.m. inside the Time Warner Atrium at Columbus Circle, Take the 1, A, D or C train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle. 

 

CONNETQUOT RIVER PARK PLUS BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM

Event date:
1- 28-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
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 9 miles.

Flat. Moderate.

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, wear hiking boots. Rain, or snow cancels.

From Penn Station take the 9:12 AM LIRR train to Great River .

Fare $27 round trip/seniors $18. Leader will meet group at Great River train station at 10:33 a.m. (Check mta.info\lirr for current train schedule).

Brooklyn Bridge Walk

Event date:
2- 4-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

Distance: About 5 miles.

MEET: 11:00am in front of 1 Centre Street.

Take the 4,5, or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge stop. Bring water. We will eat lunch at a local deli. We will walk over the bridge through Brooklyn Heights to Atlantic Avenue where we will visit Sahadis, a famous local Middle Eastern grocery shop. Call Leader: Ellen 212-861-4267 to confirm that walk is on.

Williamsburg Walk

Event date:
2- 19-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709 or 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Approx 5-6 miles.  Walk over Queensboro Bridge going through Greenpoint and Williamsburg along waterfront in Astoria and over the Williamsburg Bridge.  Optional (possibly late) lunch in gentrified section of Williamsburg.  Bring water. Rain or snow on day of walk cancels. Walk will end at subway station on Delancy & Essex Street in Manhattan.

Meet: 10:00 AM at Roosevelt Island Tram station entrance on 59th street and Second Ave. Call leader for walk status.  Joint walk.  Nonmembers  of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club $3.

 

The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
2- 25-2017 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. 

Kingston to Hamilton along the Delaware and Raritan Canal

Event date:
2- 26-2017 8:50 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Oliver Wayne
Phone:
201-840-4145

About 11 miles.  A walk along the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath from Hamilton NJ north  to Kinston NJ.  We may stop to look at the Breyerly House an 18th century landmark .

Meeting: Meet at the ticket windows of the New Jersey transit at Penn Station (near 7th Ave.) at 8:50 to take NJ transit to Hamilton NJ.  Joint hike wit Outdoors and Urban Trails Club.  Members only.

Hudson River Walk

Event date:
3- 5-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

Distance: About 5 miles.

MEET: 11:00am near the turnstiles at the 72nd Street stop. Take the 1, 2, or 3 train.

Bring lunch and water. Call Leader: Ellen 212-861-4267 to confirm that walk is on.

Manhattan Statues and Outdoor Monuments:

Event date:
3- 11-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen .
Email:
(516) 812-0156

Moderate walking, a few stairs,about five or six hours. We will look at all of the statues in Battery Park, especially the John Ericsson statue. This statue was moved a few years ago.J ohn is looking at Bridge Street instead of the park and the harbor. We the Shorewalkers Art Committee will decide whether or not we should suggest that the New York City Art and Antiquities Department turn the statue to face into the park and the harbor. We will visit the Alexander Hamilton Custom House and the beautiful Native American Indian art inside. We will also visit other building. .

Meet at 10:00AM inside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Take the escalator to the main level, the right side before the turn-stiles.  Bring lunch and water. We will walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if weather is a question

Great Kills to Fort Wadsworth

Event date:
3- 25-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel
Phone:
(718) 626-3983

8-9 miles, moderate pace, flat. After taking the Staten Island Ferry and the subway, hike along the Boardwalk facing Lower New York Bay and the Verrazano Bridge to Fort Wadsworth, with its imposing fortifications. Bring lunch and water.

Meet: Staten Island Ferry Terminal, upper level. Must call for hike status and meeting time: Friday evening March 24th only. Hike leader: Ludwig Hendel. (718) 626-3983.

Lower Manhattan Shoreline Walk

Event date:
3- 25-2017 9:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack McCleland and Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
(H) 718-478-2430, (cell) 347-586-6933
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

We will walk the lower Manhattan shoreline down the East River, past South Ferry following the Hudson River and finishing at the beginning. Many drop out places. Approximately 10-12 miles. Brisk, steady pace.

Meet 9:15 for a prompt 9:30 start at SE corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in front of Bryant Park. Many subway/bus connections (7 to 5th Ave station, F train to Bryant Park station etc.) Rain cancels.

Harlem River Valley Recreation Area

Event date:
4- 2-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler
Phone:
212-663-2167
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Walk over University Avenue  Bridge & south along the Harlem River.  Walk through Roberto Clement Park,  Bridge Park, Walk and newly opened High Bridge into High Bridge Park.

MEET: 11am at 207 Street and 10th Avenue, Southeast corner

Exchange Place to Weehawken

Event date:
4- 2-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

5 to 6 miles, with some ups & downs, at a moderate pace along Hudson River waterfront, taking in the scenic views from Exchange Place to Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken. New path from Hoboken to Weehawken. Rain cancels. Duration: 4 to 5 hours. Bring lunch and water

Meet:  at Exchange Place PATH terminal in front of Katyn Memorial statue at 11 A.M. (Take PATH train from WTC to Exchange Place; get off at first stop.) To return to NYC, take ferry at Port Imperial or light rail to PATH station in Hoboken. .PATH fare: $2.75/Seniors $1 (must contact PATH to obtain senior Smartlink fare card). Ferry Fare $9.00/Seniors $8.25 Light rail fare $2.25/Seniors $1.10. Leader: Ed Leibowitz.  Please call 201-332-1709 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for walk status.  Cellphone 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Joint walk. Nonmembers of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club, $3.

 

Natural Beauty of the Hudson River - Manhattan and Bronx

Event date:
4- 8-2017 9:00 AM
Event End Date:
11- 9-2013 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
call Friday evening until 9:00PM (516) 812-0156, day of walk use cell (516) 239-8073

Some hills, distance 6 miles, duration 4 to 5 hours.  We will walk over the Henry Hudson Bridge to “Wave Hill”. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or camera with optical zoom lens

Meet at 9:00AM at Fort Tryon Park. Take the “A” subway train to 190th Street (take the elevator up to park). . Heavy raincancels.  Leader: Tom McBreen-- call Friday evening until 9:00PM ( if weather is question.      

Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock

Event date:
4- 9-2017 7:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 15 miles. Walk from Highlands, NJ into Sandy Hook and to Fort Hancock Historical District. Beautiful vistas of Highlands, NJ; Sea Bright, NJ; and Raritan Bay. Pass a 19th century life-saving station. View buildings in Fort Hancock from another era. See what a 19th century Army post looked like. No drop out points. Walk is linear; in and out.

Important: bring water and lunch. Take 8:00 am Academy bus, Route 36 to Highlands, NJ, from Port Authority Bus Terminal, arrive Highlands, NJ at 9:23am.

MEET: at the commuter statue no latter than 7:45 am. Fare: round trip: $34/$17 seniors 62 and over. Rain cancels. The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.

Setauket To Port Jefferson Greenway

Event date:
4- 22-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ludwig Hendel Phone
Phone:
(718) 626-3983

 8-9 miles, moderate pace, flat. Hike the Greenway from the Port Jefferson Station to Stony-Brook, followed by an optional loop around the Stony-Brook campus. Bring lunch and water.

Meet at Penn Station, LIRR level at ticket counters. Must call for hike status and meeting time: Friday evening, April 21st only. Hike leader:

Street Art in Manhattan

Event date:
4- 22-2017 8:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nicholas DiNapoli
Email:
Shorewalkersny@gmail.com

15-20 miles.  An exploratory walk of graffiti murals in Manhattan--from Washington Heights Audubon Mural Project to the Lower East Side’s 100 Gates Project, and the Upper West Sides NYC Freedom Tunnel.

Meeting:  8:30am 168rd St. Broadway (St Nicholas Ave. and 168th.  Take No. 1 train to 168th St. and Washington Heights or A and C train to 168rd St.

  

WOTL- Walk off the Lamb

Event date:
4- 22-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Our Annual post-Easter walk down the Harlem and East Rivers, planning the route that we will take on the Great Saunter, May 6. Lunch at Carl Schurz Park after 8 miles, then another 8 miles to the South Street Sea Port. Bring water, food and a Metro card in case you need it. Moderate to brisk pace. Heavy rain cancel.

MEET: 10am at Inwood Park entrance on Seaman Ave. and Isham St. in upper Manhattan.

Rumson, New Jersey

Event date:
4- 23-2017 7:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance:15 miles.

Sea Bright, NJ to Red Bank, NJ via Rumson, Little Silver, and Fair Haven. A moderate-paced walk through Rumson, Nj, which calls itself the borough beautiful, and for good reason, because it is beautiful. Rumson is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. Then through Little Silver and Fair Haven, wealthy communities that border Rumson, then on to Red Bank, a quaint town reminiscent of a town circa 1900. No drop out points.

MEET: Port Authority bus station by the commuter statue no later than 7:45am to get the 8:00am Academy bus to Sea Bright ( we take the route 36 bus). Bus arrives in Sea Bright at 9:31 am. Fare: Bus fare: $17/$8.50 senior, one way; train fare: $16/$7.35 senior. Total fares: $33/$15.85 senior.

Important: bring lunch and water as there is no place to buy lunch.

The r/t fare may be a little high, but the beauty of the scenery is worth it.

Three Lakes/Three Parks in Queens

Event date:
4- 23-2017 9:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Rachel Donner
Phone:
718 261 3579

Starting in Forest Hills, ending in downtown Flushing, this moderately paced walk (about 6 miles) goes through Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Botanical Garden ( $3 or $4), Kissena Corridor, Kissena Park, with an optional dim sum meal in Flushing ($12-$15).  Bring snack, water. Exercise! History!  Nature! Friendship!

 

Meet9:45 at Sterling Bank on north side of Queens Boulevard. Take E,F,R, or M to 71st Ave./Continental. 

 

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