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Walk around Astoria + Socrates Park + Museum of the Moving Image

  • Socrates Sculpture Park

    3201 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY (map)

    40.767677 -73.936213

  • This is a Multi-Meetup Event: 5 BORO ExplorationHiking & NatureNew York Afternoon HikingA Walk to RememberFun Stuff to do in NYCFriends from Bayside and BeyondNYC Chill HikingAstoria Newbies and Alternative to the Bar Scene.

    Please join me for a walk around Astoria, Queens (literally) starting at Socrates Park. We'll spend around 30 minutes checking out the park. Afterwards we'll head over to The Museum of the Moving Image for 40 minutes and then continue on following this route: - Those who do not wish to enter the museum can wait for us at Starbucks which is right across the street.

    My events are about meeting people and having fun. All ages are encouraged to come: 21 to 99. Single, married, couples, widows, gay, straight, black, white and everything in between. Just be friendly and have the ability to socialize with relative normalcy.  

    If you've never been to Astoria, this is the perfect opportunity to really see it as we'll be walking down some major streets including Steinway and Ditmars + we'll be walking along Shore Blvd across from Astoria Park which has amazing views of Hell Gate Bridge, Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Randall's Island, the East River and New York City. Like really, really amazing!  If you live in Astoria and/or you've been to all these places as I have umpteen times you'll come to see them all again. For those who haven't, you're in for a treat. 

    When all is said and done, we'll kick back, relax and eat/drink at Hell Gate Tiki located at 12-21 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY, 11102 

    The pace of this walk will be easy-going. The total distance is 5.3 miles and it should take approximately 3 hours to complete the walk including the park and museum. 

    If you do not want to walk with us you can just meet us at Hell Gate Tiki at 5pm. 

    If this is your first time attending a meetup, try not to worry too much. Usually 80% of attendees are first timers so you won't be alone + we won't leave you alone. You will have a great time, I promise! =) 

    If you have any questions prior to or on the day of the event, please do not hesitate to give me a call at[masked]


    Meeting time: 1:30 PM

    Walk start time: 2:00 PM 

    Please try to arrive early because the meeting time and walk start time will be spent perusing Socrates Park.

    Subway, bus and driving directions to the meetup location:

    Rain Date: If it rains this walk is cancelled. If it snows we still go. 

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  • Azaaf

    Anyone here?

    January 11, 2014

  • Mary

    Sorry. I can't make today's walk because of last-minute problems at home. I regret cancelling so late.

    January 11, 2014

  • Barbara

    Hey Beau, Please let us know start time and details of new itinerary soon. My friend and I already saw "Wolf..." but if you tell us the name of the theater I can look on line to see what other flicks go on around the same time. Wolf is a verrrry long movie!Looking forward to the museum.

    January 10, 2014

  • Beau

    Hey peeps I got alt plans for Saturday if it rains: A) Museum of the Moving Image B) The movies: The Wolf of Wall Street C) Billiards - All within 1 block of each other. See this link: - Meeting time and more details will be announced Friday night.

    3 · January 8, 2014

    • Joseph D B.

      Hey Beau, it looks like heavy rain tomorrow. You still have alternate plans right ?

      January 10, 2014

  • Barbara

    Please tell me what the street parking situation will be. If not feasible, is there a nearby parking lot? Will we be ending close to where we're meeting up? Beau plz reply!!

    January 6, 2014

    • Beau

      View on a regular computer/laptop.

      January 7, 2014

    • Beau

      My guess is street parking will be easy in the area.

      January 7, 2014

  • Kelly N.

    what is the price of admission for the museum?

    January 6, 2014

  • Beau

    At present we have 265 RSVP's for this event across 12 meetup groups. Just sayin'.

    January 6, 2014

  • Elena C.

    So nice to see a Queens walk! Socrates Park is my 2nd home. I can't make this one, but if you repeat I hope to join.

    1 · December 31, 2013

  • Rubi

    would have loved to do that, but dental surgery the day before. Hopefully, I will catch the next meet-up. Have fun and Happy New Years all!

    December 30, 2013


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