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**THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT - RSVP COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED. IF YOU TAKE UP A SPOT AND THEN BAIL OUT LAST MINUTE, YOU ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE GROUP. SO PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY** Every day, seniors gather to socialize and enjoy a hot meal. The Carter Burden Network prides itself on serving restaurant-style meals made in our own kitchens and served on-site to our participants. WHAT WE'LL BE DOING: Volunteers work both in the kitchen and dining room in food preparation, meal distribution, and cleaning capacities. Aprons, hairnet and rubber gloves will be provided to all volunteers. Hours & Locations: Volunteer hours are from 10am - 1:00pm Monday - Sunday at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program located in East Harlem (312 East 109th Street). WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: RSVP COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED. This event happens rain or shine! WHERE TO MEET: Meet in the dining room on the second floor at the Carter Burden Center. AFTER VOLUNTEERING: we'll go for eats and drinks and get social. About The Carter Burden Center for Aging: Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program (Covello Program) is one of NYC'S Innovative Senior Centers that provides socialization, recreation and education through a wide array of daily activities including: breakfast and lunch; exercise; dance and yoga classes; computer training; health and wellness activities; arts programs; special events & holiday parties; and other activities. Exciting day trips are also planned on a regular basis.
**PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY. YES RSVP ONLY IF YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU CAN JOIN US. Any NO rsvps, habitual rsvp changers and no shows are subject to removal from the group.** Let's take a hike at Pelham Bay Park reachable by MTA subway GETTING THERE: Make your own way to the Pelham Bay Park station - last stop on the 6 train line by no later than 10:30AM. Then we'll share a Uber/Lyft ride (no more than $5 or so per person) to Orchard Beach Nature Center. From the Orchard Beach Nature Center, we'll pick up the Kazrimiroff Trail which will take us through Hunter Island. About Hunter Island: Right next to Orchard Beach and the Twin Islands, the 3-mile loop around Hunter Island offers an exploratory route through marshland, beaches full of herons and mussels, gorgeous forests, the area’s tiny, rock islands, and unprecedented views of the Long Island Sound. READ MORE ABOUT HUNTER ISLAND -------> http://www.backpacker.com/trips/new-york/new-york-city-hunter-island-loop/#bp=0/img1 We'll also allot time to explore Twin Island. About Twin Island: Twin Island is nothing more or less than the ragged outcrop of rock at the north end of Orchard Beach in the Bronx. [Walk] out to the wide, flat promenade and white sand beach. Look into the distance, and you can see City Island and the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan. READ MORE ABOUT TWIN ISLAND -----> http://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/02/news/sunday-outing-boulders-sand-treasure-silence-that-faraway-land-called-bronx.html HIKE INTENSITY: easy to moderate MILEAGE: We'll do a loop hike of about 3 or 4 miles DURATION: I cannot guarantee finishing time. So if you have to ask, you're just better off staying home. We will finish when we finish. PACE: leisurely with plenty of stops as needed for refreshments and taking in the surrounding views, taking the time to savor the sights and sounds of nature. Everyone will hike at their own natural pace with no fear of being left behind. PLEASE, NO SPEED DEMONS!!!! WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING: Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear hiking shoes. Bring at least 3 liters of liquid to stay hydrated. Bring lunch and snacks for yourself. Carry all your stuff in a backpack. WEATHER: Rain, snow or polar vortex cancels hike! LIABILITY WAIVER: come prepared. Hold no one liable. Participate at your own risks. etc. etc.
**PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY. YES RSVP ONLY IF YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU CAN JOIN US. Any NO rsvps, habitual rsvp changers and no shows are subject to removal from the group.** Let's take a Metrocard journey to the Bronx Night Market. The Bronx Night Market is the largest celebration of cuisine & culture in The Bronx, Westchester County and Uptown Manhattan attracting more than 80,000 people in its debut season in Fordham Plaza. This open-air, food-centric market features Bronx-based vendors serving up tamales, soul food, latkes, ice cream, pastries, elotes and vegan creations, plus libations from the Bronx Brewery and others. In addition to all of the delicious provisions, the market offers nifty wares from local artisans and live music performances from Bronx musicians. Come appreciate all that NYC's northernmost borough has to offer. NO TICKETS OR ENTRY FEE, JUST COME HUNGRY AND COME EARLY.
*PLEASE RSVP RESPONSIBLY. YES RSVP ONLY IF YOU ARE CERTAIN YOU CAN JOIN US. Any NO rsvps, habitual rsvp changers and no shows are subject to removal from the group.** **Please be sure to read through Meetup write-up below before you rsvp as DEPARTURE AND RETURNING POINTS ARE DIFFERENT** FALL is the best season for hiking. Air temps and humidity have dipped, and the leaves are blazing shades of yellow, red and orange. If leaf peeping is on your agenda this autumn, come join us as we get outside and do a short but sweet hike to ANTHONY'S NOSE. Pace will be LEISURELY and NO ONE WILL GET LEFT BEHIND. About Anthony's Nose: This is a rugged ridge in the Hudson Highlands near Cortlandt Manor. A steep, 500-foot rock staircase takes you up the first section of the 2.6-mile hike, then a relatively flat trail leads to an overlook with views of the Hudson River and Bear Mountain Bridge. ============= GETTING THERE: In the morning, we'll meet at GRAND CENTRAL to take the 10:45AM Metro-North to MANITOU. ONE-WAY OFF-PEAK ticket from GC to MANITOU station is $15.00. AGENDA: Once we get to Manitou, we'll walk about 1.5 miles to the Anthony's Nose trailhead. The trail starts out with some simple scrambling but flattens out as you reach the top. At the top there are some spectacular views of Bear Mountain vicinity. We'll have lunch at the top before making our way back down. From here, we'll then make our way to the Bear Mountain Bridge - don't forget your cameras the views from the bridge is simply spectacular! We'll cross the bridge making our way to the Bear Mountain Inn where we will then pick up the 5:19PM Shortline Bus back to the PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL (NOT GRAND CENTRAL!) One-way bus ticket is $14.35 payable to the bus driver IN CASH ONLY. HIKE INTENSITY: Easy to Moderate. Hike starts out walking on paved roads, followed by a short scrambling to reach the top of Anthony's Nose, followed by an easy breezy bridge crossing. TOTAL MILEAGE: About 4 MILES. DURATION: We will be out for the entire day. I cannot guarantee finishing time so if you have to ask what time we'll be done, you're better off just staying home!! We will finish when we finish. PACE: LEISURELY PACE and NO ONE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND, with plenty of stops for refreshments and taking in the surrounding views, taking the time to savor the sights and sounds of nature. PLEASE, NO SPEED DEMONS!!!! In addition, we'll hike together as a group. If you can't or unwilling to stick with the group, DO NOT SIGN UP. WHO SHOULD COME: Anyone with a sense of adventure and a positive attitude. A smile also goes a long way. Please leave the drama and crankiness at home. WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING: Dress in non-cotton layers. Wear hiking shoes. Bring at least 3 liters of liquid to stay hydrated. Bring lunch and snacks for yourself. Carry all your stuff in a backpack. WEATHER: Rain, snow, polar vortex cancels hike! MEETUP FEE: a $1.00 Meetup fee will be collected to help defray the cost of keeping this group going. LIABILITY WAIVER: Come prepared. Hike at your own risks. Hold no one liable, etc, etc.