Events

New York: A Toxic Tour, Part 1 Brooklyn

Event date:
9- 23-2017 8:45 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nick DiNapoli co-leader: Pamela Cress
Email:
Shorewalkersny@gmail.com

About 14 miles.  A look at New York's underbelly in this exploratory hike.  We will start with a visit and snack at Industry Cities, followed by a walk from superfund sites, to a wastewater treatment center, from a recycling center to the most radioactive place in the city.

Meeting:  36th St. and 4th Ave. in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn.  Take the D, N, or R to the 36th St. Station.

Dutchess County Rail Trail

Event date:
9- 23-2017 10:30 AM
Event End Date:
9- 23-2017 10:30 AM
Cut off date:
9- 23-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
845 462 1141(h) 845 418 0745 (c)
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

Walk the new Dutchess County rail trail from Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie.  Pass lakes and woods, backyards and farms on this walk along the old railroad right-of-way, now paved for recreational use.  Includes the Walkway over the Hudson, the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. 13 miles from Hopewell Junction to the Walkway, and about 4 more miles over the walkway and back and ending at the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station.

MEET: 10:30 am at the Metro-North BEACON station platform. Take the Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to the BEACON station. CALL THE LEADER by 6:00 PM the evening before the walk to arrange transportation from the Beacon train station to the Hopewell Junction trailhead. Note: This is a long walk with no opportunity to turn back or drop out before reaching the Walkway Over the Hudson (13 miles).

NYC Marathon Walk

Event date:
9- 24-2017 8:30 AM
Members:
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 Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Manhattan, including 4 boroughs and 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 lunch and water (or will stop to buy). Bad weather cancels.

MEET: 8:30 AM at Fort Hamilton Memorial Triangle, bounded by 4th Ave., 5th Ave. and 94th St. in Brooklyn. Take the R train to 95th St. terminal which is at 4th Ave.

Queens’ Waterfront, Part 2

Event date:
9- 24-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 15 miles

Meet: Main Street station, # 7 train at 9: 00 a.m., northeast corner (By AT&T store).

Walk the Queens waterfront from Flushing to Bayside. Walk through Flushing, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Fort Totten, and Bayside. Moderate pace. Some drop-off points.

Important: Bring water and lunch. There is no place to obtain food or water where we will be having lunch.

 

CONSTITUTION ISLAND: FAMILY DAY

Event date:
9- 30-2017 9:40 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Stewart Manville
Phone:
914-582-1237

FAMILY Child friendly. Strolling, sightseeing, gentle pace. This legendary gem on the Hudson, opposite West Point, is only open 3 weekends per summer. Bring photo ID. Expect entrance fee of $10, covering free boat rides ,guided walks, or independent exploration. Amenities included shaded picnic groves, public restrooms, a gift shop in the historic Warner House, walking trails and a hot dog vendor. Departure time is optional THE SCHEDULING OF EVENTS AT CONSTITUTION ISLAND CAN BE UNCERTAIN, PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE ISLAND WILL BE OPEN AS SCHEDULED. Call two days in advance to confirm that Island is open. Constitution Island website: (http://www.constitutionisland.org/)

MEET: Take the 9:43 AM Metro North Hudson Line train from Grand Central to Cold Spring, arriving Cold Spring at 11:03 and meet at the parking
area south side of train station, for transport to the island.The round trip fare is $28.00. Alternatively, meet 10 AM at parking lot at North White Plains train station for car pooling.
Donate $5 to the driver. For this option you must call leader in advance. Call two days in advance to confirm that Island is open. Check the Hudson Line weekend schedule. 

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.

RED HOOK to QUEENS WALK

Event date:
10- 7-2017 9:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack McCleland & Elizabeth Campbell
Phone:
(Home) 718-478-2430
Email:
jgmwolf@gmail.com

Distance: 12-14 miles In this walk we will start at the northern tip of Red Hook, Brooklyn and follow the shoreline up to Queens ending at Queensboro Plaza.  Approximately 12-14+ miles.  Brisk, steady pace at 3+ mph. 

Meet 9:15 for a prompt 9:30 start.  Meet at SW corner of Smith & 9th Streets, Brooklyn.  F & G train to Smith and 9th station.  Rain cancels. Bring lunch and water. 

Bronx: Bronx Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, and the Hall of Fame

Event date:
10- 14-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 812-0156

Moderate walking, some hills, about five to six hours.  We will walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to meet with the walkers arriving on the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal at 9:47AM. Entrance to the “Garden” is free until 10:00AM. We will leave the “Garden”and walk west on Fordham Road to Arthur Avenue for lunch. After lunch, we will walk up Fordham Road to the University Avenue . We will walk south on University Avenue to the Bronx Community College and the Hall of Fame. After the Hall of Fame we will walk down to the No. 4 train at Burnside Avenue and return to Manhattan. Bring lunch and water.  We will walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00 PM, if there is a question. L. Check the Shorewalker’s calendar for possible changes.

Meet:  Meet at 9:00AM, exit at Bedford Park Boulevard  ( No.4, D train at 9:15AM ). We will walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to meet with the walkers arriving on the Metro North from Grand Central Terminal at 9:47AM. Entrance to the “Garden” is free until 10:00AM.

WEST SIDE RIVER WALK, ART AND DINNER

Event date:
10- 14-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Marvin Malater, co-leader Joan Auerbach
Phone:
718-376-3608

Distance: 5 miles

Meet: 10:00 a.m.

5 miles. River vistas from 14th Street to 57th Street, along the Hudson. At 57th Street, a tour of some selected art galleries and a finish at Parnell's for an optional early dinner. Excellent fare and generous servings inclusive of a choice of drink for about $21 to $25, including tip.

MEET: 10am at the NW corner of 8th Avenue at 14th Street(A,C,E trains).

Bring a light lunch/snack and water.

Call for hike status and information.

Nonmembers, $3.

SOUTH BRONX VIA OLD AND NEW RANDALL’S ISLE BRIDGES

Event date:
10- 14-2017 11:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Cy Adler
Email:
adlercy@gmail.com

Distance:4 to 7 miles

Meet: 11:00 a.m.

Changing hoods…. Walk over the Triborough bridge, if open, to Randalls Island, along Bronx Kill, over new bridge to changing hoods in the South Bronx. Explore waterfront area. Then go either east towards Hunt Point, or north to 149th Street….

MEET: 11 AM at 125th street Metro North terminal.

Distance: 4 to 7 miles

Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park--Old Putnam Trail

Event date:
10- 15-2017 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
10- 15-2017 1:30 AM
Cut off date:
10- 14-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free

Meet at 11 a.m. at northeast corner, 242nd Street and Broadway, last stop on No. 1 line. We'll go into Van Cortlandt Park and walk along the Old Putnam Trail, a former railroad roadbed, first alongside Van Cortlandt Park Lake and then into the forest, up to the city line and back. Around 2 to 2 1/2 miles, around 2 hours. Bring lunch. Contact Raanan, 646 808 4125 or 212 675 6913.

44th Great Manhattan Bridge Walk

Event date:
10- 21-2017 8:15 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Jack Shi
Phone:
646-363-6378 (Text Preferred)
Email:
thejackshi [at] gmail.com

We will split into two groups covering slightly different routes. A faster group will walk over every pedestrian-friendly bridge around the perimeter of Manhattan Borough (~34 miles). The other group will do the same around the perimeter of Manhattan Island (~31 miles). Starting with the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey to Manhattan, we will proceed clockwise around Manhattan and end with the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn into Manhattan. There will be one ride on the Roosevelt Island Tramway for the faster group. Bring or buy lunch. There will be a few short breaks. Feel free to eat during the breaks or while walking.

Harlem Walk

Event date:
10- 21-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Ellen
Phone:
212-861-4267
Walk is about 3 miles. We will see some sites in Harlem and possibly listen to Gospel music.  Use bathrooms at home.   
 
MEET 10 A.M. in front of Starbucks at 125th St. and Lenox Ave.  Take 2 or 3 train to 125th St.  Bring water.  Call leader, Ellen to confirm that walk is on 212-861-4267

Rockefeller Preserve

Event date:
10- 22-2017 9:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Bill Wrublewski
Phone:
646-369-0279
Email:
summer.time101@verizon.net

Distance: 12 to 13 miles at a moderate pace.

Walk from Philipse Manor through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to the Rockefeller Preserve. Walk on former carriage roads alongside brooks and the Pocantico River.

Important: Bring lunch and water.

Meet: Grand Central Station at 9:00 a.m.by the information booth to take the 9:20 train to Philipse Manor, arriving at 10:16. Check schedule for possible changes.

Fare round trip from Grand Central: $21.50/$14.00 seniors, 65 and older; r/t from Marble Hill $11.00/$5.50 seniors, 65 and older. Rain cancels.

MEMBERS ONLY!

Annual Meeting

Event date:
10- 27-2017 6:30 PM
Members:
Free

All members are invited. Please suggest members who might join the Board of Directors or become officers; Email or call to nominate anyone including yourself. Help bring Shorewalkers to a wider public and expand our environmental involvement. Potluck: Bring your favorite dish, drink or contribute $5. 

Meeting Location to be arranged

Registration: Registration to be arranged.

Time:  Meeting 7:00PM 

 

Haunted Halloween Hike/Old Croton Aqueduct/Westchester River Walk

Event date:
10- 28-2017 10:15 AM
Event End Date:
10- 28-2017 5:00 AM
Cut off date:
10- 28-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
$12.00
Hikeleader:
Richard Mojhovich
Email:
figgman@mindspring.com

 

A haunted happy Halloween hike walking thru the historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow N.Y. final home of Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, and many more.

We will have a one hour plus guided tour of the cemetery for a cost of $12.00 (bring exact change) per person with a limit of 30 people.  Costume optional.

A fast paced hike from Philips Manor to Hasting on Hudson, by walking the Old Croton Aqueduct (OCA) and the Westchester River Walk, approximately 10/12 miles on gravel/paved trails and streets, mostly flat with some hills to and from train stations. Walk through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Lyndhurst Castle, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley on Hudson, Mercy College and Irvington on Hudson ending at a great out door bar/restaurant in Hasting on Hudson with a return back to Philips Manor by train for drivers, $1.50 .Drop outs in every town with train stations.  We will probably finish about 5:00PM

Directions:   Drivers can park free at the Philips Manor train station. Updated Train schedule from the city will be posted a few weeks before the hike. Currently, there are no schedules available from Grand Central to Philips Manor for the time requested, 9:00 AM Senior fare is $1.50 from Hastings On Hudson back to Philips Manor Grand Central To Philips Manor: REG $10.75 senior: $7.00 Hasting On Hudson return to Grand Central reg $ 9.25 Senior $6.00

Bring:  lunch, snacks, water. We will have lunch by a Hudson River Park, and a great outdoor restaurant and bar with Hudson River views at trails end.

Meet hike leader at Philips Manor train station, tall guy with cowboy hat at 10:15AM Joint hike with the Freewalkers Of New Jersey. The cemetery rules are: Rain or shine for sat but heavy rain cancels. Shorewalkers Nonmembers $3.00. Email leader for weather questions.

Walkway Over the Hudson

Event date:
10- 28-2017 11:45 AM
Event End Date:
10- 28-2017 3:00 PM
Cut off date:
10- 28-2017 12:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Gerry Matusiewicz
Phone:
845 462 1141
Email:
lostinpok@gmail.com

Ride Metro-North along the Hudson River and take a walk on the old Poughkeepsie railway bridge that has been recently converted to a pedestrian walkway. Beautiful views of the River and surrounding mountains in the Poughkeepsie - Highland area from 212 feet above the water. Moderately paced, the round trip walk from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station is about 5 miles.

East River Walk to Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Event date:
10- 29-2017 10:30 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Youn
Phone:
917 670 3845

About 6-7 miles along the East River path to 50th St. and along the 1st Ave . Walking on newly renovated & constructed promenades of the East River; viewing newly planted various plants and flowers as well as a briery; and spending time to appreciate the human determination to built two bridges ( Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges ).

We will get in to the UN headquarter to learn about it's mission to keep peace and prosperity of the world. Bring your photo ID.  We may also be able to visit a private garden located at 42nd street.

Post walk to the Central Park Hallett Nature Sanctuary is an optional walk.

Meet 10:30AM at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal lobby, Manhattan side, near the escalator, on your side as you enter the Ferry terminal.  Take the #1 train to South Ferry Station or the #4or 5 train to Bowling Green to walk to the Ferry Terminal. The R or W trains to WHITEHALL is another option.

Bring lunch,water and snack. Dress according to the weather and prepare for rain.    Heavy storm cancels the walk.  Call to confirm evening up to 9:30 P.M.  Joint Walk. Members only. PLEASE NO SLOW WALKERS!!!

Full Moon Hike on the Hudson

Event date:
11- 4-2017 3:15 PM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Nicholas DiNapoli co-leader: Carrie Ho
Email:
Nicholasdinapoli@hotmail.com

As day fades to night  with the trail illuminated by the light of the full moon, walk along the Hudson River under Hook Mountain. Distance: about 5 miles for 2 to 3 hours. Bring water, flashlight (just in case), and a snack. Rain cancels. Last bus returning to NY at 10:08 p.m.  Joint hike with AMC

MEET: Take Rockland Coaches (Coach USA,  Bus 9A from Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT, 40th street & 8th Ave), South Wing, (gate 220); bus departs (PABT) 2:22PM PM and arrives at Nyack (Broadway & Cedar Hill Ave.) at 3:29PM where leader will meet the bus. 

Manhattan and Brooklyn: Canstruction, Statues & Outdoor Monuments

Event date:
11- 11-2017 10:00 AM
Members:
Free
Hikeleader:
Tom McBreen
Phone:
(516) 238-8073

Relaxed walking, slight inclines, about five to six hours. Winter Garden, City Hall Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Cadman Plaza, Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park).  Walkers may donate cans of food which will be used in the canstruction then donated to food kitchens at the end of the exhibit.

Meet :10:00AM at Broadway and Vesey Street (northwest corner of Vesey Street).

Directions: Take 1,2 or 3 subway train to Chambers Street and walk five blocks south to Vesey Street or the “A” or “E” subway train to Church Street and walk one block east to Broadway. Bring lunch, water, binoculars or a camera with optical zoom lens.  We will  walk rain or shine. Call Friday evening until 9:00PM, if weather is a question.

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