Walk around Astoria (literally)
This is a Multi-Meetup Event: 5 BORO Exploration (http://www.meetup.com/5BoroEXPLORATION/events/157773932/), Hiking & Nature (http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Hiking/events/157775482/), New York Afternoon Hiking (http://www.meetup.com/AfternoonHiking/events/157775932/), A Walk to Remember (http://www.meetup.com/awalktoremember/events/157776692/), Fun Stuff to do in NYC (http://www.meetup.com/funstuffNYC/events/157776552/), Friends from Bayside and Beyond (http://www.meetup.com/hangout-in-queens/events/157765692/), NYC Chill Hiking (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Chill-Hiking-Camping-Meetup/events/157777402/), Astoria Newbies (http://www.meetup.com/Astoria-Newbies/events/157776872/) and Alternative to the Bar Scene (http://www.meetup.com/thingstodoinnyc/events/157783942/).
Please join me for a walk around Astoria, Queens starting at Socrates Park (http://www.socratessculpturepark.org/). We'll spend around 30 minutes checking out the park. Afterwards we'll head over to The Museum of the Moving Image (http://www.movingimage.us/visit/) for 40 minutes and then continue on following this route: http://goo.gl/maps/sQznh - Those who do not wish to enter the museum can wait for us at Starbucks which is right across the street (http://goo.gl/maps/Hq3FH).
If you've never been to Astoria, this is the perfect opportunity to really see it as we'll be walking down some major streets including Steinway and Ditmars + we'll be walking along Shore Blvd (http://goo.gl/maps/TYRyv) across from Astoria Park which has amazing views of Hell Gate Bridge, Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Randall's Island, the East River and New York City. Like really, really amazing! If you live in Astoria and/or you've been to all these places as I have umpteen times you'll come to see them all again. For those who haven't, you're in for a treat.
When all is said and done, we'll kick back, relax and eat/drink at Hell Gate Tiki (http://hellgatetiki.com/) located at 12-21 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY, 11102
The pace of this walk will be easy-going. The total distance is 5.3 miles and it should take approximately 3 hours to complete the walk including the park and museum.
If you do not want to walk with us you can just meet us at Hell Gate Tiki (http://hellgatetiki.com/) at 5pm.
If this is your first time attending a meetup, try not to worry too much. Usually 80% of attendees are first timers so you won't be alone + we won't leave you alone. You will have a great time, I promise! =)
If you have any questions prior to or on the day of the event, please do not hesitate to give me a call at[masked]
Meeting time: 1:30 PM
Walk start time: 2:00 PM
Please try to arrive early because the meeting time and walk start time will be spent perusing Socrates Park (http://www.socratessculpturepark.org/).
Subway, bus and driving directions to the meetup location:
Rain Date: If it rains this walk is cancelled. If it snows we still go.