Gay Men Over 50 Social Group is a group offering gay men the opportunity to socialize with other gay men while participating in interesting and fun activities in New York City. Our diverse activities have included trips to museums; nights out at the movies; dining out; and excursions to the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden. There’s so many things to do in NYC and it’s always more fun to do them together with other friendly like minded guys. So come and join us soon!
Hi guys, I hope you are all well staying safe and healthy. While the weather is still mild, I thought I’d schedule this meetup to Roosevelt Island to visit the FDR Four Freedoms Park. This meetup is completely outdoors which will allow for easy social distancing. Please bring and use a face mask while on the meetup.
Four Freedoms State Park is dedicated to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four freedoms, as proclaimed in his famous state of the union 1941 speech: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Stretching out across the East River at the southernmost tip of the island, the park was envisioned by famed architect Louis Kahn as a triangular plain that directs a forced perspective towards a statue of FDR. The completed park opened to the public in October 2012, with a large bronze bust of Roosevelt created by artist Jo Davidson as its focal point. A granite terrace sits beyond the sculpture, creating a contemplative space that Kahn referred to as "The Room".
The Roosevelt Island subway station is the first one out of Manhattan on the F line. Admission to the park is free of charge.
Let’s Meet at 1:30PM in front of the Duane Reade store which is immediately visible upon exiting the subway station on Roosevelt Island. It’s about a ten minute walk from the subway station to the Four Freedoms Park. Along the walk we’ll pass by the newly completed Cornell Tech campus which has some very interesting modern architecture and by the crumbling Smallpox Hospital ruins from the 1850s. At the end of the meetup you’ll have the option to leave or stop for a coffee or snack at the Starbucks which has outside tables and is located across from the subway station.
Looking forward to seeing you again at the meet up.