Events

WALK OFF THE TURKEY (WOTT)

Event date:
11- 25-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler and friends

Distance: 12 miles

Meet: 10:00 a.m.

Bring your friends andrel atives and join the other Shorewalkers for our annual post-Thanksgiving walk from Battery to the Little Red Lighthouse.

This is the perfect way to socialize, enjoy the Hudson shoreline in the fall and walk off those pesky holiday calories at the same time.

About 12 miles and 5 hours later we’ll be at the GW Bridge.

Bring lunch and water, plan to join others for a mid-day snack at the end of the walk.

MEET: 10 a.m. at the Staten Island Ferry terminal. #1 train to South Ferry. 

Central Park Walk and Optional Holiday Nostalgia Train ride

Event date:
11- 26-2017 1:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
John K.
Email:
jkearon@hotmail.com

A 6 mile moderate paced 3 hour walk from the recently opened 96 street / 2nd Ave Q Subway station to northern Central Park and ending at Grand Army Plaza at the south end of Central Park.

The plan is to depart from the 2nd Ave and 96 street Q train station, walk along 96 street to Central Park. From there we’ll explore Central Park from North to South passing by the Conservatory Garden, Harlem Meer, The Ravine, The Pool, The Jackie O Reservoir, The Great Lawn, The Lake, The Ramble, The Bow Bridge, Bethesda Fountain, The Mall, Wollman Rink, The Pond ending at the Grand Army Plaza at 5th Ave and 59 street.

As an optional walk prequel, attendees can ride the 1930’s era Holiday Nostalgia Subway Train to the meetup location at the 96 st / 2nd Ave Q subway station. This train will depart from the 2nd Ave F train stop at 12pm on Sunday November 26, 2017.

The walk leader John K plans on riding the Holiday Nostalgia Train from the 2nd Ave F train stop to the meetup location at 96st / 2nd Ave.

The Holiday Nostalgia Train is a special eight-car subway train of R1-9 cars from the 1930s complete with rattan seats, ceiling fans, incandescent bulb lighting, drop-sash style windows, vintage roll signs, and original advertisements.

There is no extra charge for riding this train, just the normal fare you pay for riding the subway. http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/holidaynostalgiarides/

The second departure of this train for the 2017 holiday season is scheduled for 12pm from the 2nd Ave / Houston stop of the F train. It should take approximately 30 minutes for the train to travel from 2nd Ave to 96 street making local stops along 6th Ave before switching to the 2nd Ave Q train line at Lexington Ave / 63 street.

The Holiday Nostalgia Train should be parked for approximately 25 minutes between runs at the 2nd Ave Station. So anyone interested in riding the train can arrive at the 2nd Ave F train station 25 minutes prior to the 12pm departure, which gives you plenty of time to take photos and explore the train.

Since this is the first time the Holiday Nostalgia Train will be traveling to 96 street / 2nd Ave Q train stop, I don’t know if it will stay parked in the 96st station, or proceed into the tunnel north of 96 st between runs.

If the 2nd Ave F train stop is inconvenient to you, you can catch the train at any of these local stops Broadway Lafayette, West 4st, 14st, 23st, 34st, 42st, 47/50st, 57 st , Lex/63st, 72st, or 86 street stations. Just arrive at one of these stations shortly after 12pm and judge for yourselves how long it should take the train to reach that station assuming it left 2nd ave at 12pm.

Rain postpones this event. No food stops. Bring snacks and water (the water fountains in Central Park are shut down for the winter).

Meeting location:

Inside the north end of 96 street / 2nd Ave Q train station. Follow the signs to the 96st exit. We’ll do the sign in’s inside the turnstiles in the mezzanine area near 96st. Meeting inside the turnstiles gives attendees the option enjoy the subway art in the station or return to the train platform to take photos of the Holiday Vintage train (if it stays parked in the station) while we wait for the whole group to sign in.

People who do not arrive by subway and don’t have a metro card, can wait just outside the turnstiles and sign in there when we begin our walk.

Meeting time:

1:00 pm at 96st Q train for sign-in or (optionally) 12pm at 2nd Ave F train.

People interested in taking the optional Holiday Nostalgia train, should try to get to the 2nd Ave F train stop shortly before 12pm or catch the train when it makes a local stop at a station convenient to you.

Ending location: 5th Ave / 59th Street Grand Army Plaza. Subways: N, R and W

Ending time: 4:00 pm

Distance: 6 miles

Bathrooms: Conservatory Garden 1 mile. Delacorte Theater: 3.5 miles Bethesda Fountain: 4.5 miles Grand Army Plaza: 6 miles (Central Park Arsenal, Plaza Hotel or Trump Tower)

Drop out points: Numerous.


Queens' Waterfront, Part I

Event date:
11- 26-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrulewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 14 miles

Pace: Moderate

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.

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).

Drop-off points.

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

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
11- 30-2017 6:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Meeting: We will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park

 

East Side Walk to Chinatown

Event date:
12- 3-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709 or (Cellphone 201-850-9649 on day of walk only between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM.
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Distance: 4-5 miles.  Walk along 1st Avenue  and East River Walkway from 59th and Lexington Ave to Chinatown. Bathrooms available at Home Depot nearby. Optional (possibly late) lunch at Chinese Restaurant of leader’s choice.  Distance: 4-5 miles. Time 3-4 hours.

Meet 10:00 AM by Bloomingdale's at 59th and Lexington Avenue. Take 4,5,6,N,,R trains to Lexington Avenue & 59th Street.  Bring water. Rain  or snow on day of walk cancels. 

Please call or email to confirm that walk is on.  Joint with Outdoors Club. $3 Non-members.

Central Park Brisk Walk

Event date:
12- 7-2017 6:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Steven Miller
Email:
smille9984@aol.com

Brisk but sane. About seven miles.This is the first of what will be a regular series in which explore Central Park by foot as the work week winds down and then grab something to eat afterwards.  After quickly entering the park, head North, across and back down again to Central Park South. We will aim for about a 3mph pace. Please bring a flashlight as it is getting late earlier this time of year.

Meeting: We will be meeting at the SE most corner of the Park

 

Manhattan: Holiday Walk across 57th Street

Event date:
12- 9-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
516-812-0156

Christmas and Holiday Walkdown 57th Street across to 42nd Street and up 42nd Street (with a short walk on Madison Avenue-- 57th Street to 72nd Street and back to 57th Street.  Relaxed walking, about four to five hours.

Meet10:00AM inside the Time Warner Building. Take the “1”or the “A” subway train to 59th Street (Columbus Circle). Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. We will walk rain or shine. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes.    

Cross the Bronx

Event date:
12- 9-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen, Margarita Eremeyev
Phone:
347-224-7730
Email:
meremeyev@gmail.com

Route: 10-12 miles, brisk pace, pavement, residential neighborhoods NOTE: we cross one bridge over open water  Breaks: restroom/food breaks (short) Bring: water, snacks (will be places to buy along the way too)

We will start in Manhattan, cross the Washington Bridge at East 181st, and then walk across the Bronx following the route of the infamous Cross Bronx Expressway, which is generally acknowledged to be the most intrusive road in the city. Many neighborhoods were bulldozed and buried to create this road. On this walk, we will explore the unique community fabric, odd street layouts, and beautiful parks that have developed on either side of this poorly planned roadway.

We will essentially cross the Bronx with the Cross Bronx, starting at Washington Bridge and ending where the Expressway ends at Throgs Neck. We will see the section of the Cross Bronx that is slated to be redone as a tree-lined boulevard. We will end at a park in Edgewater at the Bx8 bus which goes to Buhre Ave on the 6 line and also connects to several BxM buses.

In case of extreme weather, we cancel.

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Meet: 10:30AM 181st Street 1 Train station (Manhattan, 181st and St. Nicholas Ave, across the street from Chase Bank) End: Bicentennial Memorial Park (Bronx) by the Bx8 which connects to the 6 Train and several BxM buses. Check for weekend subway route changes here: MTA Weekender ( http://web.mta.info/weekender.html)

 

ROBERT MOSES FOOT PATH, 79th TO 129th + ADDITIONS

Event date:
12- 9-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Distance: 3 miles

Meet: 11:00 a.m.

Walk on part of the 120 acres of Riverside Park created by Robert Moses, along dirt path scouted by Shorewalkers.

Moses was NYC's greatest builder of parks and playgrounds. See mouth of Amtrak train tunnel, view of Grant’s Tomb, wilderness area….

Have lunch at a Cuban Restaurant.

MEET 11 AM, 79th and Riverside Drive. 

Evening in Dyker Heights

Event date:
12- 16-2017 6:30 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
About 4 miles.  Walk to see Christmas decorations in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.  We will eat dinner at a diner after the walk.
 
Meeting:  Take D train to 18th Avenue.  We will meet at 6:30.  Call leader to confirm that walk is on.  Please use bathrooms at home as this is a residential area.  Dress for the weather.

Happy New Year's Day Hike

Event date:
1- 1-2018 12:00 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy & friends
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

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.

 

Coney, Brighton and Manhattan Beaches and Sheepshead Bay

Event date:
2- 25-2018 12:00 AM
Event End Date:
2- 25-2018 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Raanan Geberer
Phone:
646 808 4121
Email:
graanan315@aol.com

Meet at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Stilwell Avenue-Coney Island subway station. We'll proceed along the shore through Coney Island and Brighton Beach, then Manhattan Beach. Then we'll go over the foot bridge to Sheepshead Bay, at which point we'll head west toawrd the subway. Bring water and a snack. About two hours. Call Raanan, 646 808 4125 or 212 675 6913.

Shorewalk: Sheepshead Bay to Floyd Bennett Airfield

Event date:
5- 5-2018 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater
Phone:
718-376-3608
7+ miles, moderate-to-brisk pace. Combination of beaches and pathways. A visit to Hanger B, displaying many vintage WW ll aircraft(some in stage restoration) . Possible hike extension across the Marine Park Bridge.
 
Meet: 9:30am outside the Q/B Sheepshead Bay train station in Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay Road exit). Bring lunch and water.  Call for hike status or information. Nonmembers $3.

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