59th Street Bridge/Central Park Walk + Museum of Natural History

Join Friends from BaysideHiking & Nature MeetupHiking and Outdoor Adventure5 BORO ExplorationAlternative to the Bar SceneGateway to AdventureNYC Chill Hiking, Camping and Outdoor Activity Meetup and the Astoria Newbies as we walk from Long Island City, across the 59th Street Bridge and through Central Park a little before ending at The Museum of Natural History. 

See this link for the route: http://goo.gl/maps/EyxJq 

• We will meet on the corner of Crescent Street and Queens Plaza North at 11 am as seen via this link: http://goo.gl/maps/toZLg - We depart at exactly 11:20 am so don't be late. 

As you can see from the link above, the closest subway stops are the 7, N, Q to Queensboro Plaza and the E, M, R to Queens Plaza. It's a short walk to the meetup location from either of those stops.

If you plan to drive and you need an address for your GPS you can use this: 25-11 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11103 - I do not know about parking in the area. 

Distance: 3.7 miles

Duration: 1.5 hours for the walking part

Pace: Moderate 

Once we get to the museum, people can choose to go inside or not. I will personally be checking out the Space Show: Dark Universe located in the planetarium. Afterwards I may or may not go into the museum. 

If you've never been to a meetup, don't worry, there are always new people, so don't be too nervous. The event host is very nice and friendly. You can come alone or bring a friend or two or three. Upon your arrival I'll greet you and introduce you to some people. It's really quite painless. 

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

Rain: no go. Snow is a go. =)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But while walking and talking among the people of my group and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter. So yeah, it was a good time. =)

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OMG people, guess what?! Tomorrow is Satacon in the city!! What is Satacon you ask. Click this link to find out: http://santacon.info/New_York-NY/?all - Basically NYC is going to be overrun with people dressed as Santa and elves and reindeer and xmas trees, you name it. Wow I was stoked before. Now I'm ecstatic!! Woohoo!! I mean Ho Ho!!! =)

    December 13, 2013

    • Nancy A.

      Will you be part of it?

      December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I might be inclined to sport a Santa hat. Yes I think I will. =)

      December 14, 2013

  • Paul

    Super excited :-) woo hooo

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    About 80 people have asked me if this walk is still on if it snows. This walk is a GO if it snows. Please refer to the last line in the event description, and please, with a cherry on top read my event descriptions from now on b/c every last possible detail is always included. Thank you. Close to 200 people have RSVP'd across 11 meetup groups. I expect that number to drop by 70%, but that's normal, even on beautiful days. Please check the weather and dress accordingly. I was hoping for snow. I can't wait!

    December 13, 2013

  • nicole

    Maybe

    December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In case anyone is unaware of this, there is a suggested admission cost into the museum, but if you don't want to pay the suggested price you can pay anything you want. Even $0.01 (seriously) http://www.amnh.org/plan-your-visit/admissions-ticketing

    December 4, 2013

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