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This group is open to active members of Shorewalkers, a non-profit group leading walks throughout the NYC area. Our volunteer hike leaders offer walks every weekend of the year and our signature event, a 32 mile hike around Manhattan called the Great Saunter, takes place on the first Saturday in May. To join this group, first register as a paid member at www.Shorewalkers.org.
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Your participation in any of our activities is your acknowledgment that you are solely responsible for your own assessment of your abilities and your physical fitness to participate in that activity.   Participants in any Shorewalkers activity are encouraged to discuss with the hike leader any limitation they may have that  could affect their ability to fully participate in an event,  especially on hikes outside city limits such as those on hiking trails.  The hike leader may refuse to take anyone who lacks proper equipment as indicated in the hike description.  Walkers must be physically fit and by joining any event you agree to waive all rights and claims for damages against Shorewalkers, it’s officers, directors, hike leaders, employees, event personnel or volunteers. 

Shorewalkers does not tolerate inappropriate behavior during its events. If you are subject to or witness any inappropriate behavior during a Shorewalker event, please contact the Shorewalker Meetup Organizers directly and report the behavior. Shorewalkers will investigate any reports of inappropriate behavior and take necessary action.

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Grand Army Plaza to Greenpoint Library 5 easy miles

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Greenpoint Library
Starting at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Propsect Park in Brooklyn, we'll walk 5 flat easy miles through Prospect Heights, Fort Green, Clinton Hill, Williamsburg and Greenpoint to reach the Greenpoint Public Library, a state of the art new building focusing on environmental education. The library will be closed but we'll pass by the Pratt Institute, The Naval Cemetary, a native plant meadow & pollinator habitat on the site of a former Naval Hospital, particularly appropriate for Memorial Day Weekend. We'll also explore the Williamsburg waterfront. Once finished people may decide to lunch at numerous, interesting restaurants or bring lunch to a nearby park. Several nearby subways include the G and L trains. One may also walk over the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan.

For more detail visit https://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/greenpoint/environmental-education

https://www.brooklyngreenway.org/naval-cemetery-landscape/history-and-design/

Steady rain postpones this walk.

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Memorial Day at South Mountain Reservation

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Moderate difficulty.
6 miles.
All are welcome to this moderate hike, with basically one climb in the beginning. Hike begins from the Locust Grove parking area at 10:10 a.m. We will hike along the Lenape Trail, pass the historic Washington Rock and continue to Hemlock Falls for lunch. The return route is on the Rahway Trail. Hiking poles and boots are suggested. Bring food and sufficient fluids. I’m hoping to make this a memorable day for those who attend.
Leaders: Irv Reich 917–913–2742 [masked]
Barbara Lanzara[masked] [masked]

Train: To reach the trailhead by public transportation, take NJ Transit to the Millburn station. There is only one train per hour from NY Penn Station to Millburn on Memorial Day. The 9:11 AM train from NY Penn Station arrives in Millburn at 9:56 AM. It is a short walk to the trailhead. From the western end of the platform at the Millburn station, walk north along Lackawanna Place to Glen Avenue, then cross Glen Avenue and enter the park at the Locust Grove parking area.
(The return trains leave at 50 minutes past the hour. Likely, we will be able to take the 2:50 PM train).

Driving Directions: Take Interstate Route 78 to Exit 50B (Maplewood, Millburn) and continue north on Vaux Hall Road for 0.7 mile. After crossing a bridge, turn left onto Millburn Avenue. In 0.5 mile, the traffic is routed to the right, onto Essex Street. After passing the Millburn railroad station, turn right onto Lackawanna Place. At the next intersection (Glen Avenue), turn right and then make an immediate left into the Locust Grove parking area. [masked], [masked]

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Howard Beach to Rockaway Beach

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This is a 7-to-8-mile hike at a moderate pace.

We will meet at the Howard Beach Station on the Rockaway bound A train at 10:30 AM. We will then walk-through Howard Beach a community in Queens on the Jamaica Bay, where many homes have boats in their backyards. We will then cross the first bridge to cross Jamaica Bay where we will walk through the Jamaica Bay Bird Preserve which is part of Gateway National Park and known to bird lovers worldwide. We will then break for lunch.

After lunch we will walk through another iconic Queens community, Broad Channel where there are houses built over the water with residents who have lived there for generations. Finally, we will walk across the second Bridge to the Rockaway Peninsula where we will end at Beach 116th Street where you can catch the A train back to the city or walk a few blocks to catch the Ferry.

Bring: Water, lunch, sunscreen. Hike leader: Alan Ginsberg[masked]

Father's Day and Juneteenth Recycling event and cruise to Bay Ridge

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Do you have an old laptop or other electronic device cluttering up your home? How about a 50 year old fire extinguisher you've never used? Now's your chance to bring them and other items for proper recycling to the Brooklyn Safe Disposal event at Clinton Wharf and Ferris Street. (See nyc.gov/safedisposal for more info). We'll meet on the street in front of the Smith and 9th Street F train subway station. It's a 1.1 mile walk to the Wharf. Once finished there we will take the NYC Ferry ($2.75) to Bay Ridge (American Veterans Memorial Pier) and walk the Promenade to the Bay Parkway Shopping Center, another 5 miles or so. There are many drop out points along the way. Please do not RSVP unless you intend to go. Please alter your RSVP as soon as you know your plans have changed. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water, sturdy shoes. Steady rains cancels.

For more info on Juneteenth, which is now a Federal Holiday see:
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Juneteenth

If you have too much recycling to carry, please feel free to drive and meet us at the Wharf.

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Reinforced Concrete Brooklyn

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