RANDALL'S ISLAND

  • October 6, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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RANDALL'S ISLAND

It's AUTUMNN, 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 cool temperatures.

We will be meeting at the entrance of ICAHN stadium.

IMPORTANT: If you will have difficulty with the walking activity, this event is NOT recommended.

PLEASE read the following:

*Wear the proper footwear appropriate for the walking activity*

*Bring water and snacks*

*Wear appropriate clothes for the weather*

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, cool 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

Expect a $7.50 toll if you are driving.

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 heavy rain, megastorms, tornados, hurricanes, a zombie apocalypse, etc...

-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)

 

AFTERWARDS:

IF they are still OPEN....

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

However...

-There is only outdoor seating-

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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  • Donald P.

    Always have a good time !

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Leftonred 'Lefty' A.

    Thanks Tess & Bob for organizing.

    2 · October 7, 2013

  • christine y.

    had to leave early but had great time , thank you

    2 · October 6, 2013

  • Sue

    Thank you so much. I had a great time.

    2 · October 6, 2013

  • James M. T.

    A special thanks to Tess and Bob for this wonderful event and meeting friends. Hanging out at the end was really nice and sociable among friends.

    2 · October 6, 2013

  • xzavier

    Great group of people to hang out with! Randall's Island has a lot of great sightd to see! :D

    2 · October 6, 2013

  • Don P.

    It was a pleasant day, no rain good friendly people and some interesting sites

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Don P.

    What a day. Great group of people. Fun hike no sun but no rain either. Check out some great pictures

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Justin F.

    I am sorry but I also did not go due to the weather. Would love to go another time when the weather is better.

    October 6, 2013

  • Mary A.

    So sorry, but afer going out to shop, i cant make myself go back out have fun, it was a great idea

    October 6, 2013

  • Joelle

    I'm going to pass on this now that it looks like it will rain. Hopefully it doesn't and all of you can have a nice time!

    October 6, 2013

  • Paulette

    It looks like it's going to rain any minute and we can't chance making the trip (which is quite a trek from where my friend and I are now) and being caught in a downpour. I'm really sorry but hope this will be scheduled again in the future!

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Sue

    We are the way

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Aurelia S.

    Was ready to go, but the weather does not seem like it will improve today. Hope this will be scheduled again when the weather is better. Have fun for all those who are going.

    October 6, 2013

  • Celeste

    Really wanted to check out Randall's I. and hope you will run this walk again in future. Already raining where I am so changing plans.

    October 6, 2013

  • ann

    A bit to wet out there...and more to come. Will not be at the adventure with you all today. P.S. - Will they warm the beer up??

    October 6, 2013

  • Aurelia S.

    Just wanted to check since there are no forecast of heavy rain, megastorms, tornados, hurricanes, a zombie apocalypse, etc..., it means that the hike is still on??

    October 6, 2013

    • Steve H

      Events are still ON as long as they are on the calendar. Have fun!

      October 6, 2013

    • Tess

      LOL, we're still on.

      October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If it's raining by the time I leave the house (about noon), I won't be there. If it isn't, I will.

    October 6, 2013

    • Steve H

      Please update your RSVP accordingly.

      October 6, 2013

  • Li W.

    There're three islands in NY that I can think of that starts with a "R": Randall's Island, Roosevelt Island and Rikers Island where it houses prisoners. I've never been to any one of them, but tomorrow I'll get a chance to visit Randall's Island. And I'm eager and excited.
    I hope to see you there.

    2 · October 6, 2013

    • Steve H

      Let's try to stay Out of Rikers, shall we? ;-)

      October 6, 2013

  • Fezzy

    Love fun

    October 5, 2013

  • Linh N.

    Sorry to miss out on this event. I already booked for another hike & meditation in LI! Have fun everyone! :-)

    October 5, 2013

  • Stanley

    Sorry for cancellation. I've to work to cover for my colleagues this wknd. U guys have fun.

    October 4, 2013

  • Grace P

    I was so looking forward to this walk. My friend, Steve, died yesterday and I have to go to his burial Sunday to be by his wife's side. I am so sorry not to join you.

    October 4, 2013

    • Tess

      Our condolences.

      October 4, 2013

  • Charles

    I maybe going to hike in Harriman Park for early fall foliage. If I am going hiking, I will change my rsvp and have a good time!

    October 3, 2013

  • ann

    Should be a good walking day...hope my work doesn't interfer. Beer Garden sounds inviting.

    September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it...never been there

    September 30, 2013

  • Li W.

    Yes, I'm eager to explore this place. It looks incredibly calm and peaceful. I'm gaining more knowledge about the five boroughs and
    beyond.

    1 · September 26, 2013

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