Events

Bronx River: Kensico Dam to Bronxville

Event date:
7- 15-2017 9:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

About 15 miles, moderate pace, on the Bronx River Pathway from the Kensico Dam in Valhalla to Bronxville.  From Bronxville hikers can choose to take the Metro-North train back to the city or continue walking about 2 miles to the 2 train at 241st Street. 

We will start by walking on top of the Kensico Dam, then head south 5 miles along the pathway to Hartsdale, then walk on suburban streets to Scarsdale, where we will pick up the pathway again and walk 4.6 miles to Bronxville.  

Bring snacks, water and lunch. We will take a lunch break in Hartsdale.  The hike will parallel the Metro-North Harlem Line, so there will be drop off points to catch the train at North White Plains, White Plains, Hartsdale, Scarsdale, Crestwood and Tuckahoe. 

Meet: 9:30 a.m. at Grand Central Station at the Information Booth in the main lobby. We will take the 9:51 a.m. Metro-North Harlem Line train to Valhalla, $10.75 one way. the train will stop at 125th Street at 10:01 a.m. and at White Plains at 10:27 a.m., arriving at the Valhalla station at 10:34 a.m.  In case the train schedule changes, please check at Metro-North Schedules

Ride the Free Staten Island Ferry and visit Interesting places on the Island

Event date:
7- 22-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 812-0156

From the St. George Ferry Terminal, we will take the S40 bus to “Lenny’s Creations” and Snug Harbor. After walking back to the St George Ferry Terminal we will view many beautiful and interesting buildings. 

Bring lunch, water and wear comfortable walking shoes.  Also bring binoculars or camera  with optical zoom lens. The Group will return on the 4:00PM “Ferry”. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes. 

Meet at 10:00AM at the top of the escalator on the right-hand side. We will take the “Ferry” at 10:30AM (the Ferry leaves on time). On the “Ferry”, we will see the beauty of the New York Harbor. We will go rain or shine. Leader Tom McBreen – call Friday evening until 9:00PM (516) 812-0156, if there is a question.

Bronx River Greenway: 233rd Street to Soundview Park

Event date:
7- 29-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom Bergen
Phone:
917.727.5507
Email:
tom.bergen@yahoo.com

We will walk the Bronx River Greenway starting at the 233rd Street stop of the 2 line to Soundview Park and end up at the St. Lawrence Avenue stop of the 6 train.  

About 14 miles and 6 hours, moderate pace, mostly paved trails, some dirt paths, some hills. The walk will take us through Shoelace Park, into the Bronx River Forest and Bronx Park, across Pelham Parkway, into a free part of the Bronx Zoo for a close look at the river, past the Cross Bronx Expressway into Starlight Park, across Westchester Avenue to the Concrete Plant Park and under the Bruckner Expressway to Soundview Park. We will stop to eat lunch at a park just past Pelham Parkway; there are nearby delis, restaurants and fast food joints, or bring your own and eat in the park. 

Meet:  10:30 a.m. outside the 233rd Street station of the #2 line at the south west corner of 233rd Street and White Plains Road.  

Queens Shore Walk

Event date:
7- 29-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267

Distance:About 4 miles.

We will walk through Astoria Park and along the shoreline to Socrates Sculpture Park.

Bring lunch and water.

MEET 11AM. Take the N or Q tarin to the Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard train stop.

Call leader to confirm that walk is on.

SHOREROAD, OWLS HEAD PARK, DUMPLIMGS

Event date:
8- 5-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Mlater
Phone:
718-376-3608

Distance: 4 1/2 miles

Mostly flat, at moderate pace along the East Rivers' Shoreroad in Brooklyn. Following Shoreroad to Owls Head Park, we continue to 48th Street, in Sunset Park section, for an optional late lunch/early dinner. Here, a course of tastly dumplings, at reasonable cost.

Bring snacks, food and water.

Call leader for hike status or information.

MEET: 11 AM at the Brooklyn, 96th Street R subway station (downstairs at 96th Street and 4th Avenue).

 

Manhattan: Walking the “Old Croton Aqueduct System in New York City

Event date:
8- 12-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
516-812-0156

Relaxed walking,  level ground, five to six hours. Following the path of the “water system” we will walk up Fifth Avenue to Central Park and enter the Park at 60th Street up to and over High Bridge (Amsterdam Avenue and 173th Street.) .

We will continue to the Bronx Community College and the “Hall of Fame for Great Americans”.  Drop off points all along the walk. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens. 

Meet 10:00AM at New York Public Library by the “lions” (5th Avenue, 41st and 42nd Streets). We will go rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if there is a question. Leader: Tom McBreen— 516-812-0156. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes.

Brooklyn Bridge Park to Chinatown

Event date:
8- 19-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Youn
Phone:
917 670 3845

Distance: 5 to 8 miles

Moderate and energetic pace,5-8 miles on a paved street.   Start walking from York &Jay street in Brooklyn observing variety of sculptures and mural paintings on the way to Atlantic & Flatbush Avenue viewing Middle Eastern stores for various products. We'll continuously walk to East river in Brooklyn to reach to the Park  & Pier 6. We'll be exploring newly renovated & created walking path within the Brooklyn Park, as well as, attempting to identify names of newly planted bushes and flowers.

The final stage of our walk will include walk to DUMBO and walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. As our optional post-lunch snacks @ a Chinese Café or restaurant will be available.

Meet 10:30AM on the corner of YORK and Jay street in Brooklyn.  Take the F train to York Street. 

Bring lunch, water and snacks.

Heavy rain and storm cancels the walk.

No Flip-Flop FOOTWEARS and NO SLOW WALKERS .If any walkers are concerned about their DERMATOLOGICAL HEALTH due to a long sun exposure, please reconsider to join to this walk.

Call to confirm, on the week of the walk, No Later Than 9:30 PM. Members Only.

 

ROCKAWAY PARK BEACH HIKE AND SWIM

Event date:
8- 19-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ed Leibowitz
Phone:
201-332-1709
Email:
eleibow@verizon.net

Distance: 7 1/2 miles

Walk along boardwalk from Beach 116 St. to Beach 9th street. Moderate pace about 4-5 hours, approximate distance 7.5 miles.

After lunch walk back to subway station at Beach 44th street where walk will end.  Drop off points with access to subway along walk route.

Bring lunch, water, and bathing suit. Please allow  ample time to get to Rockaway Beach due to weekend track repair work.

MEET: 11:00 AM outside subway station at Beach 116 street Take JFK A-Train to Broad Channel, change for S-train at Broad Channel and exit S-train at Beach 116 street.

Rain cancels.  

I might change starting location of this walk in Rockaway Beach. 

Must call or email to determine walk status.

Cell phone 201-850-9649 only on day of hike after 10:00 AM. 

Nonmembers of Shorewalkers and Outdoors Club, $3. Joint with Outdoors Club.

CONSTITUTION ISLAND: RE-ENACTMENT DAY

Event date:
8- 26-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
914-582-1237

Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer.

Take Metro North(Hudson Line) from Grand Central station to Cold Springs and MEET approx. 11AM(depends on what the new train schedule will show for the train arrivals before or close to 11AM) at the parking area south side of train station, for transport to the island.

Bring photo ID.

Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides, guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities included: shaded picnic groves, restrooms, a gift shop in the historic Warner House, walking trails & hotdog vendor. Departure time is optional. (*Alternatively, meet 10AM at parking lot at North Plains train station for car pooling. Donate $5 to the driver. For this option you must call leader in advance.) MUST CALL ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE TO CONFIRM THAT ISLAND IS OPEN.

 

Jersey City and Hoboken: Statues & Outdoor Monuments

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

Pace easy, some hills. Distance 8 miles, duration 5 to 6 hours.

Walk south along the Hudson and then go inland to Paulus Hook and Historic Downtown Jersey City ( the ice cream shop). We will then head north to Hoboken and the St. Ann’s feast. Walk through Erie-Lackawanna Terminal, beautiful views of Manhattan westside, magnificent 100 year old buildings, Castle Point Terrace (Steven’s University), Sibyl’s Cave and the Hoboken Museum. 

Return to Manhattan  via the Hoboken "Path Train". Leader: Tom McBreen-- call Friday evening until 9:00PM (516) 812-0156, if there is question.  Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes. We walk rain or shine.

Meeting:  Broadway and Vesey Street, at 10:00AM, across from St Paul’s Church (take the “E train to last stop or 1, 2 or 3 train to Chamber Street and walk a few blocks south). The "Path Train" station is three blocks west on Vesey Street and the fare to New Jersey and back is $5.50 (check for new fare). After getting off the train at Exchange Place Station, 

WILHELM VON KNYPHAUSEN 1780 RAID MEMORIAL HIKE PART IV - THE ALTERNATIVE FACTS HIKE (MORRISTOWN TO SUMMIT)

Event date:
10- 7-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Craig Nunn and Jim Schlenker
Phone:
Craig:551-206-6823; Jim: 908-295-8178
Email:
Craig: dystopicnj@gmail.com; Jim:jims0331@gmail.com

Distance: 8 to 12 miles

Fourth and final in a series of hikes connected with the 1780 route Hessian commander von Knyphausen took in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the Continental Army in Morristown. On this hike we follow the route George Washington took leading the Continental Army from Morristown to meet Knyphausen at the Hobart Gap. An event which did not actually take place.

Eight to12 miles at a moderately brisk pace.

Bring lunch, snacks and water.

E-mail (preferred) or phone one of the leaders no earlier than 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.

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