Central Park Walk from End to End and Chinatown Dinner

Update 4/2: For those interested in dinner, we will eat in Big Wong, an Authentic Cantonese joint in Chinatown (4 stars on Yelp) where one can get inexpensive BBQ meat over rice, noodle soups, congee with fried dough and even twin lobsters for 20 bucks! Although this place doesn't take reservations, we should not have problem seating everyone. I have also changed this to individual style rather than family style. But if you are in sharing mood and want to try more than one item, try pairing with someone and share the bill. Reminder, bring CASH, Big Wong does not accept credit cards!

 

Love Spring time walks, let's do one in Central Park!

 

What is the plan?

We will walk in Central park from the Southeast 59th St to Northwest 110th St. Then we will hop on the subway to Chinatown for Cantonese BBQ dinner (Soy Sauce Chicken, Roasted Pork, Roasted Duck, Roasted Pig).

 

Where and when to meet?

Meet near the 5th Ave / 59th St. (N, Q, R) subway street entrance at 1:30 pm.

This station is on 59th Street between 5th and 6th Ave.

 

What if I'm late?

Please plan ahead and allocate plenty of time to get there on time. We will give only 5 minutes for late comers and will start the walk thereafter.

 

Who can I contact?

If for some reason you have trouble getting directions to the location, please e-mail or text me Eric at (347)[masked] beforehand. I will NOT be able to provide phone directions during the day of the event.

What to wear and bring?

It is recommended that you dress for the weather, wear comfortable footwear and bring some beverage. Also bring CASH if you are joining us for dinner.

 

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  • Christian

    Excellent! Eric was a great host. I had a blast, and look forward to attending another meet up soon!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • caren

    Sorry I missed the great walk, but glad I met everyone at dinner. It was nice to meet you! Thanks Eric. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, so I didn't quite make it from end to end, but I enjoyed every step of the way with a great group of folks. You are all invited to my home and the Bed-Stuy Soul Food Club, April 13th. Hugs.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Kelly L

    Great walk (a speedy one for me) :) and awesome dinner as well as dessert afterwards ! Another great event of yours. Will try my best to complete all your itineraries next time :). Thanks, Eric !

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • stu f.

    Middle of 59th? I assumed we were meeting at 59th and Columbus Circle. When I didn't recognize anyone there, I walked up to 59th and 5th Avenue. Too bad I walked through the park instead of along Central Park West. We'll need to be a bit more specific as to the meeting place next time...

    April 7, 2013

    • stu f.

      I can't recall seeing a train station identified in the original instructions.

      April 7, 2013

    • stu f.

      OK- I do see it now. Never mind.

      April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for organizing a great walk!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Great walk and great people , great leader and great conversation , great food and great bubble tea. Need I say more ? 5 star all the way.

    April 7, 2013

  • Brendan O.

    The restaurant was excellent. More congee, more!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Christian

    Not sure if I cant definately attend, but the walk / dining sounds really fun! I'm trying my best to make it.

    April 7, 2013

  • Priti

    Sorry something came up. Next time!

    April 7, 2013

  • Brendan O.

    Something came up and I may have to miss the walk, but would still like to join you guys for dinner. I guess I'll be at the restaurant around 5ish, based on the comments below.

    April 7, 2013

  • Wendy

    Very sorry not to be able to join you today :(

    April 7, 2013

  • Kennis

    Sorry allergy.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there, this will be my first event with you guys. Looking forward to it :)

    April 6, 2013

  • Cindy***

    Sorry. I have to pass on this. I'm feeling under the weather. Have fun, guys!

    April 6, 2013

  • Sylvia T.

    Alas, a business commitment just came up.

    April 6, 2013

  • caren

    Hi Eric... I just found out about family plans in the afternoon but would like to meet for dinner... Is there an estimated time for meeting at the restaurant in Chinatown?

    April 3, 2013

  • Sylvia T.

    Do you seriously think spring will ever come? Even by April 7? I plan to wear ski boots and a warm parka!

    March 27, 2013

  • Sonia

    Is it possible to join for the walk & pass on dinner plans?

    March 27, 2013

  • Elaine

    Could I meet for dinner only?

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • belinda

    Really want to join this but tied up that weekend. Hopefully you will do this again. Sounds great.

    March 27, 2013

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