River-to-River Walk! Upper West Side to Upper East Side

Join us on a “River-to-River” walk across Manhattan from the Hudson to the East River
ending at beautiful Carl Schurz Park and Gracie Mansion.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in Central Park or along our journey.  New York City owes its history and development to its location and waterways!  We’ll also tell the story of the creation of Central Park and visit the site of a natural spring that was used by the residents of the Seneca Village community in the 1800’s!  This amazing stroll will cover the history of Upper Manhattan's development from the 1600’s to the present with stops at many architectural treasures, iconic buildings and the extraordinary 5th Avenue mansions. Think of this also as a "Celebrity Tour," stopping by where so many famous people have lived including Judy Garland, Babe Ruth, Miles Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy, Bono, Fred Astaire, Margaret Mead, Andrew Carnegie, and Jerry Seinfeld.

This Meetup event entails approximately 3 miles of walking.  We'll take a picnic lunch break in Central Park so bring what you wish to eat and plenty of water.  Vendors available along the route of course.

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  • sylvie B.

    Very Good.

    June 30, 2013

  • Joyce

    As always a thorough and vastly interesting tour of both the west/east side. So glad the weather cooperated. Thanks

    June 29, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Thanks Joyce for your comment, great to have had you along this journey!

      June 30, 2013

  • Rise

    A wonderful, interesting walk. Thank you Hank for sharing your vast knowledge of the various neighborhoods. I had a great time!

    June 30, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Thanks Rise, my pleasure - and congrats to all who finished the walk.... this group's longest one yet!

      June 30, 2013

  • Helen

    sorry i missed the walk, but Sat. is not a good day for me

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry I have to work today :(

    June 29, 2013

  • Hank O.

    Some of you who were on the waiting list have been moved into the attending category. If you are not going please change your status so others on the waiting list may attend!

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Hank: So much appreciate and enjoy your tours. If the weather is nice, I certainly join this one, too. Can I move up from wait list at this time since there are 5 spots left? Thank you.

    June 28, 2013

  • tanya

    Will not be able to get there on time, so prefer to give up my space for tomorrow's excellent walk

    June 28, 2013

  • Susan

    i really would love to join in but I'm not 100% sure if i can make it so i figured i better opt out now rather than waiting any longer.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working tomorrow. Again....working...again. LOL. Sorry, guys. Enjoy.

    June 27, 2013

  • Helen

    looking forward to explore the neighborhoods and learn all about them.

    June 27, 2013

  • Susan M.

    So sorry, I have an engagement I can't get out of. This looks amazing so I hope to join you next time around!

    June 24, 2013

  • Frank

    Wish I could! I had to book Saturday morning for something I can't put off. Bummer.

    See you on the next tour!

    June 23, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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