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