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RANDALL'S ISLAND

  • Jul 6, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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RANDALL'S ISLAND

It's SUMMER, so let's walk Randall's Island and enjoy breathtaking views of New York City!

This event is outdoors and will involve light to medium walking activity. Please observe the local weather for this area and dress appropriately for warm to hot temperatures.

IMPORTANT: If you will have difficulty with the walking activity or may be sensitive to heat and humidity, this event is NOT recommended.

PLEASE read the following:

*Wear the proper footwear appropriate for the walking activity*

*Bring water and snacks*

*Wear SPF*

*Sunglasses*

*Bug Spray*

Recommended: Bring sun hats or sun umbrellas, personal portable cooling devices.

Feel free to bring binoculars

DOGS - are restricted to certain areas of the park, for complete list of sections that allow dogs on Randall's Island, visit:

http://tinyurl.com/d5hpdwm

PHOTOGRAPHY: Without inclement weather, there should be plenty of natural light. Please bring cases suitable for outdoor use, warm climates and walking activity.

There are areas under construction and debris on the island, please use caution.

Public restrooms available.

DIRECTIONS:

Public - Take the 4,5,6 trains to 125th street and then the M35 bus (NW corner 125th street and Lexington Ave.) to Randall's Island/Icahn Stadium.

The M35 bus goes around Randall's Island

OR

The 103rd STEET FOOTBRIDGE

Take the 4 or 6 train to 103rd street walk east along 102nd street to FDR Drive

OR take the M15 bus to either 100 or 102nd street

After walking east along 102nd street to the FDR Drive, walk two blocks north directly onto the crossover leading into the Footbridge.

Look for signs or Icahn Stadium and walk towards the location.

BIKING - use pedestrian ramps, bring your own bicycle security devices. Randall's Island is bike friendly.

MTA - For updates on delays, repairs and schedules, please visit:

http://www.mta.info

DRIVING - go to http://maps.google.com

PARKING IS FREE

Except for parking at the Golf Center

GPS - use the following address:

ICAHN STADIUM

20 Randall's Island Park

New York, NY 10035

For more information on Randall's Island and a printable map, please visit:

http://randallsisland.org

CANCELLATIONS:

This event may be cancelled due to weather conditions such as extreme heat or heavy rain.

-Please check this page for updates on any cancellations/reschedulings -

MORE DIRECTIONS:

Pedestrian/Bicycle

The 103rd Street Footbridge is now open. The bridge will be open to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours per day. The bridge is accessible at the East River Esplanade at 103rd Street and FDR Drive. Take the 4/6 train to 103rd Street or the M15 bus to either 100th or 102nd Street. Walk east along 102nd Street to FDR Drive. Then, walk two blocks north directly onto the crossover leading into the Footbridge. Alternatively, take the M106 across town to FDR Drive and walk three blocks south.  On Randall’s Island, the bridge is accessible at the southwest corner of the Island.

A new Bronx Shore Footbridge at the Park’s northern end remains closed until construction is complete on the Bronx River Greenway Connector to 132nd Street.

Pedestrian Ramps connect the Park to all three spans of the RFK Bridge.

Manhattan: 125th Street and 2nd Avenue to just behind the Golf Center

Bronx: Cypress Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard to the Bronx Shore Fields

Queens: Hoyt Avenue and 28th Street, adjacent to the Astoria Boulevard N/W station, to mid-Island, adjacent to the Central Fields

NOTE:Follow signs or look for Icahn Stadium and continue on to location.

***Give yourself extra time if you are walking the pedestrian ramps to the island***

(Can take 15 - 30 mins via pedestrian bridge pending on individual pace)

NEW MEETING LOCATION - see above "Where To Find Us"

 

AFTERWARDS:

Feel free to join us at

The Beer Garden and Grill at the Randall's Island Golf Center

For more information on the Randall's Island Golf Center and information on their Beer Garden and Grill, please visit their website at:

http://www.randallsislandgolfcenter.com

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Overall, I enjoyed the meetup. Looking forward to exploring again soon. A big thank you to the organizers. Great job! Wished we had moved at a slower pace though.

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup. I enjoyed the venue, the walk and the group. My only complaint was that we were walking too fast and the scenery could not be enjoyed properly.

    July 8, 2013

  • Laurence E. S.

    Hi Tess several of photos will end up being submitted to furture art exhibitions. I took alot more then what I posted. My reasons for not posting anymore had to do with that there would have been to many repetitive or verr similar looking images. THe additonal peop;e images including group shots eithe had something wrong with them or were just not good enough. Next meetup I can attend I will take additional photos.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Tess

    Thank you everyone for coming out on probably the hottest day of the year! Not only the nicest group, but the toughest group as well....it was HOT! Thanks to the photographers and their beautiful pictures, they need to be in art gallery!

    2 · July 7, 2013

  • Sam

    Thanks Tess and the rest of the organizes of this walk. Met some great folks and had a great time. It was a bit steamy, but I made it through.
    The socializing at the end of the walk was refreshing. See u all at the next meet.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time. Thanks Tess for planning this walk. To all the photographers, beautiful photos.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Len

    Great time... Especially sitting at gold range ... Tess, thanks for Organizing ... :-)

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • michele

    I had a wonderful time. I look forward to attending more events in the near future.

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • JB

    Tess and Bob kept up such a great positive energy! It almost made the heatwave go away:)

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Julie Ann L.

    I had a wonderful time!!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Laurence E. S.

    I had a fun time today. this was my first 5 boro exploration meet up. I am sure I will go on futures ones. I pt was great meeting new people. I will post some photos I took soon. for those that would like to show up the exhibition that I have photos part of opens this Thursday evening July 11 at The Gallery for Digital Media 138 Sullivan Street NY NY the reception starts at 6 pm and goes until 9 I am one of 18 photographers displaying work on 16 big screens.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time. Thank you Tess and Bob for organizing this!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Laurence E. S.

    It was really hot out. I almost did not go but glad I did. it was a lot of fun.I met some great people and took some good photos. I am sure I will attend future meet ups like this one.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • James M. T.

    Special thanks to Tess, Bob and Len for this wonderful walking arrangement and opportunity in meeting new friends. We definitely have to go back for their rice harvest in the fall. Though, the temperature was high but I had a good time walking and seeing old friends a well.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Jerry

    Hi Tess and Bob,
    Thank you for a wonderful day. The Randall's Island meetup was great, and you are both great wonderful organizers. I had a good time, and great people.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Gajtana

    Another excellent meetup by 5 Boros. Had a great time!

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a wonderful time! Thank you.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first time meeting up with this group. It was a wonderful experience engaging in conversations with people that I had just met about their hobbies and activities. A friendly and well-informed group.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Julie Ann L.

    Anyone here from the MeetUp???

    July 6, 2013

  • Julie Ann L.

    Where r u guys??

    July 6, 2013

  • Julie Ann L.

    On my way now from 124th /

    July 6, 2013

  • Stuart

    Sorry can't join you. Should be great fun.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    too hot for me.

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new here. I'm from singapore

    July 3, 2013

  • Laurence E. S.

    Just signed up for Saturday Even This is my first 5 boro exploration event I will be attending. Event hough Even though I no longer live in NYC I am looking foward to meeting all of you. I will have my camera equptment with me.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Laurence E. S.

    I have never attended a 5 boroexploration before I am going to see if I can make to this one. Is parking a problem, I will be coming over the (RFK)Triboro bridge the 125th street spur. Also How will i know I found the group. Alot of perople singed up but will there be a sign or a tent. If I can make it is there any problem with me bringing my photo equptment?

    July 2, 2013

    • Tess

      Parking shouldn't be a problem, we shouldn't be hard to find - large group by Icahn Stadium entrance - even though Randall's Island has suddenly become very popular and twenty other groups now have their own Randall's Island event, we should be the only group that day. Bringing photo equipment is highly recommended, many of our members are talented and amazing photographers and artists. The views from Randall's Island is beautiful and gives you a unique view of the other boroughs (except for Staten Island and Brooklyn).

      July 2, 2013

    • Laurence E. S.

      Thanks for the information. I am one of those art people. Have been displyang my photos in exhibition for10 years.

      1 · July 2, 2013

  • Edward K.

    Plans have changed

    July 2, 2013

  • quikglik

    So driving to and parking on RI should not be a problem?

    July 1, 2013

    • Tess

      Some construction,but it shouldn't be bad.

      July 2, 2013

  • Tess

    Tomorrow,I will be updating the details to include walking to Randall
    's Island via Queens and the Bronx. Except for the Golf Club parking lot, parking on the Island is free.

    June 28, 2013

    • Tess

      We are meeting at Icahn Stadium.

      June 30, 2013

  • Tess

    Since everyone is coming from different locations, going to http://maps.google.com may give you more detailed directions to Icahn Stadium (Randall´s Island) departing from a specific location.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are several directions contained here and I would like to know what's the better one for me, departing from the Village, NYC.The 4,5,6 to 125 and M35 bus or 4,6 to 103 and and then walking to the footbridge?

    June 30, 2013

  • David L.

    sorry - wish I could make it but plans changed

    June 15, 2013

  • Jean M.

    Are we meeting at the 103rd Street Footbridge or on Randall's Island/Icahn Stadium?

    May 14, 2013

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