A Walk through Gantry Plaza State Park

The first in a series to explore the many parks of Queens. We will be taking a leisurely walk through the park, since it's not that big. We may continue north to Socrates Sculpture Park. Only severe weather will cancel the walk. Dress accordingly. Great views of Manhattan!

We will meet at Dorian Cafe, only a couple blocks away, and then proceed to the park together. Find us inside. Contact info will be emailed.


More about Gantry:

"Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the park's four piers or through the park's manicured gardens and unique mist fountain. Along the way take a moment to admire the rugged beauty of the park's centerpieces - restored gantries. These industrial monuments were once used to load and unload rail car floats and barges; today they are striking reminders of our waterfront's past. With the city skyline as a backdrop and the gantries as a stage, the park's plaza is a wonderful place to enjoy a spring or summer concert.  Recreational facilities include basketball courts, playgrounds, handball courts, and a fishing pier with its own cleaning table. - See more at: http://nysparks.com/parks/149/details.aspx#sthash.K8klnoR3.dpuf"


Future park outings:

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Astoria Park

Forest Park

Prospect Park

and more!

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  • Bess

    lovely park. windy day. prettier near sunset. have to give it to the host, eddie, for planning and hosting but not forseeing the best day of weather, the 7 train actually running, and the LIC flea market first opening day. :)

    1 · April 9

    • Eddie C

      The next one should have better weather;) We may return to Gantry Park later in the summer for one one of their concerts or some other event:)

      1 · April 12

  • Eddie C

    Thanks for coming out everybody! It was nice to explore Gantry Park and the surrounding area together. A little oasis in the middle of LIC.

    April 5

  • Leslye

    Fun people and an area of the city I never would have gone to otherwise. I'm glad I know about it now. Thanks, Eddie.

    1 · April 5

  • Peter

    It was very nice! A nice group of people!

    1 · April 5

  • Andrew

    I am very sorry guys ! I would love to be joining you ! But I am very late ! Have great time !

    April 5

  • marisela

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it. I'm really looking forward to the next meetup .

    April 5

  • peekwonton

    I didn't realize the meetup starts at 1.30. If I get there at around 2, where should I catch up with you all?

    April 5

  • Andrew

    What time are you going to start the walk guys , because I think I will be late ?

    April 5

    • Eddie C

      Not till around 1:45 or so

      April 5

  • Sareeka

    Don't think I'm going to be able to make this one after all :( Next one though!

    April 5

  • Daniel

    will be late 1.45 ish

    April 5

  • Eddie C

    RSVPs have reopened for the first in our park series

    March 2

  • Marcos

    Hey Eddie! That was a real heart warming and touching e-mail you sent. Truly brought a tear to my eye. Long live Explore Queens! Not "beyond" just Queens.

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • Eddie C

      Thanks for the support, Marcos! Lol. But don't alienate our members from "beyond." ;)

      October 28, 2013

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