Snug Harbor: Gardens, galleries, waterfront walk, and more!

  • July 6, 2014 · 11:45 AM
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I'VE CHANGED THIS MEETUP FROM CLOISTERS TO SNUG HARBOR, BECAUSE THE A TRAIN IS NOT RUNNING TO THE NEARBY STATION THIS WEEKEND. PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP IF YOU NO LONGER WISH TO ATTEND.

Let’s take the free Staten Island ferry, then walk to the sprawling grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum. The Center includes:
* Spectacular, authentic Chinese scholar’s garden
* Eight other lovely outdoor or indoor gardens
* Wetlands nature path plus an ornamental pond
* Many beautiful old buildings
We’ll take a roughly one-hour walk, partly along the water, from the ferry to the Center; you’ll have the option to walk or take the bus back to the ferry.
Don't be late: The ferry leaves at noon!

DISTANCE: About five miles.

PACE: MODERATE (2-2.5 MPH), NOT SLOW, EXCEPT IN  THE GARDENS. IF YOU WANT TO STROLL RATHER THAN WALK MODERATELY, THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT HIKE FOR YOU.

FINISH AT: 6:30 PM at the Manhattan ferry terminal, but you can leave earlier, of course, by walking or taking the bus back to the ferry.

LUNCH: Around 2:30 PM. BRING YOUR OWN OR BUY A SANDWICH AT THE WHITEHALL (MANHATTAN) FERRY TERMINAL.

COST: $8 for the Center, plus $1 for me, in part to cover Meetup’s organizer fee.

TRANSPORTATION: Consult hopstop.com, tripplanner.mta.info, or both, since each is occasionally inaccurate.

WAITING LIST: Be patient. If you're in the top 20 on the list (shown below the main list on the right side of this page) at any time before the walk starts you can come.



 

 

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  • rhonda r.

    Ron, sounds like you ran a great walk that I'm sorry I missed. I was at the Ferry on time but missed the trip because it was my first time going with the group and I didn't know who or what to look for or email. I didn't see anyone holding a sign or wearing name tags. Next time I'll make sure to ask in advance how to spot the group - at least until I get to know some people.

    July 7

    • Cheryl

      Oh, that is too bad Rhonda. We were standing right where Ron said to meet, inside the Terminal to the left, downstairs, and we were the only larger group, I think. :-(

      1 · July 7

  • Bill S.

    Another nice outing, thanks Ron!

    July 7

  • Heloisa de M.

    the most beautiful and peaceful place ever.

    1 · July 7

  • Heloisa de M.

    Thank you again Ron for this great trip and discovery of a secret hidden treasure. I made it to the 5:30 ferry and met the other three there, too.
    Looking forward for next Sunday, I hope.

    1 · July 7

  • Marie:110

    A little gem in Staten Island!

    July 7

  • Cheryl

    For those of you who decided to become sailors in order to move to Snug Harbor when you are decrepit... It's City of Water Day next weekend, with free boat rides ;-) www.cityofwaterday.org/boat-tours2/

    July 7

  • Len L.

    Thanks to Ron for organizing a great walk and in getting me out of the city for a day into a beautiful oasis I had never before been to

    1 · July 7

  • Joseph D B.

    It was another great walk thanks to Ron. It was my first visit to Snug Harbor and it was better than I expected it to be.

    1 · July 7

  • Wai-Leng

    Snug Harbor is still as beautiful as I can remember. Thanks Ron for bringing us back there again. It was a beautiful and well organized event. Don't mind to go back there again in the near future!

    1 · July 6

  • Janice K.

    Appreciate the person who cancelled their RSVP so I could attend. As usual, a big thank you to Ron for organizing an excellent walk.

    1 · July 6

  • Cheryl

    Thank you for this excursion into the great unknown (island). No pains from the ghost house yet. :-)

    2 · July 6

  • shelley

    Where is the group? I didn't see u disembark.

    July 6

  • Marie:110

    Here I don't see anyone.

    July 6

  • Maha

    I am running late , i dont know if am gonna make it

    July 6

  • shelley

    I will need to join the group in the Staten Island Terminal. I am wearing a taupe visor.

    July 6

  • Cheryl

    Signal problems on the N... Delay... Hope to make it still

    July 6

  • Natalie

    Will not be back in NYC in time. Someone take my spot.

    July 6

  • laurie

    Ron. Thank you. Declining 2 See you on next

    July 6

  • Yvonne

    Long time client wants to train today before going on her vacation. Can't say no, she's been so loyal. Have gun, everyone, and look forward to the next one!

    July 6

    • Yvonne

      I meant "have fun".... omg lol

      July 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up, I will meetup with everybody on next one.

    July 6

  • Judy

    Last minute change of plans==I hope someone else can join you ==have a great day--hope to be included in another meet up
    Judy

    July 5

  • rhonda r.

    Glad a spot opened for me. I will see you tomorrow. Looking forward to this outing.

    July 5

  • shelley

    Just confirming that I will definitely be there tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

    July 5

  • Heloisa de M.

    I am going tomorrow. Do I have to confirm anything else?

    July 5

  • maddytem

    I am giving up my spot to someone on thenwait list since i am having unexpected company & do not want to have to cancel last minute! Enjoy!!!

    July 5

  • Miguel

    Finally I can't make it today. Enjoy!

    July 5

  • John S.

    Re notices Same thing happened to me I had to change email from Yahoo and change passwords Settings did not help Also dropped about 25 groups

    July 1

  • SANDRA

    Always wanted to see the Cloisters .... please contact me next time

    June 30

    • Ron

      You should be receiving automatic notifications of all events. If not, please check your email settings for this meetup. If you don't know how to do that, send me an email and I'll explain.

      July 1

  • Joe C.

    I've been to those places on S.I and am not ready for a return trip. Y'all have fun now, ya heah! As they would say in my former home state.

    June 30

  • Heloisa de M.

    I will probably be taking the M4 bus.

    June 30

  • SANDRA

    I will be parking in the park and walking to the entrance to met you.

    June 30

  • Jesse K.

    Haven't been to the Cloisters.

    June 30

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