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THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED TO AN ARBITRARY DATE IN THE FUTURE. SEE COMMENT BELOW AND MY E-MAIL TO ATTENDEES.
This will be a fast paced tour concentrating on the Northern part of Central Park. I plan on keeping things moving whenever I can.
A MONETARY CONTRIBUTION IS REQUIRED BUT THE AMOUNT OF THAT CONTRIBUTION IS UP TO YOU.
THOSE ON THE WAITLIST WILL BE MOVED TO THE GOING LIST SUBJECT TO THE CRITERIA BELOW.
Preference will initially be limited to those members who have attended at least one event with this group and hopefully more within the last year or two with few cancellations. N0 guests please. I want to give very strong preference to those members who have supported this group since its inception.
I will keep a wait list for those who are first timers or who don't regularly attend events. The wait list for this group does NOT operate in a conventional way. Those on the wait list will not be moved to the going list automatically. I HOPE TO ADD SEVERAL FIRST TIMERS WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT JOINING.
* PLEASE ALSO READ "WHAT WE'RE ABOUT" ON THIS MEETUP'S HOME PAGE BEFORE YOU RSVP IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WAIVER OF LIABILITY ON "WHAT WE'RE ABOUT” NOW SPECIFICALLY REFERENCES THE CORONA VIRUS. (THE WAIVER OF LIABILITY HAS BEEN POSTED SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THIS MEETUP GROUP)
MEETING DETAILS WILL BE SENT BY E-MAIL TO THOSE WHO RSVP NO LATER THAN THE EVENING BEFORE THE HIKE.
IN ORDER TO CONDUCT THIS EVENT AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE, I INTEND TO:
*REQUIRE ALL ATTENDEES TO HAVE A FACE MASK AND WEAR IT.
*MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
*USE VOICE AMPLIFICATION IN ORDER TO AVOID PEOPLE CROWDING AROUND ME AND YOU.
*MINIMIZE COMMENTARY WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND KEEP THINGS MOVING.
*LIMIT ATTENDANCE TO AROUND 30 PEOPLE.
THIS WILL BE A BIT MORE HIKE THAN TOUR ALTHOUGH WE WILL STOP VERY BRIEFLY A NUMBER OF TIMES TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE SEE.
Join us on a fun, fast paced 6-7 mile hiking tour of Central Park. We will be starting out in the lower -middle part of the Park and then head north to see Seneca Village, the Ravine where we will see waterfalls, Conservatory Garden and the sites of old forts and the Great Hill. There are always surprises along the way. (Photo by Sonia Bragh). Then we will head south and probably end up in mid Park somewhere.
I have led tours of both the Southern and Northern parts of Central Park for the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC). This event will be even better.
As state, I am going to request that everyone who attends this event make a monetary contribution but the amount of that donation is entirely up to you. Meetup charges an Organizer like me relatively little each month but I have other costs associated with the group AND more importantly, I spend much time and effort planning and preparing for an event. You can contribute whatever you want at the beginning of an event. A Contribution is required. If you are not satisfied with my preparation for the tour, I will give you your money back-no questions asked.
We will meet BEFORE 1:15 P.M. and finish around 4:30 P.M. very close to public transportation and not that far from where we started.
BRING SNACKS AND WATER. WE WON'T STOP ANYWHERE TO BUY FOOD. THIS GROUP NEVER GOES FOOD SHOPPING DURING AN EVENT!
IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING, THERE WILL BE BATHROOM STOPS DURING THE EVENT.
AS ALWAYS, I am also going to ask that people NOT post any comments or questions prior to the event. You have more than enough information to do this once you get the meeting details. No offense, but I don’t need to know-and probably neither does anyone else- what you are doing that day if you can’t make it or what you think the weather will be. AFTER the event, post as many comments and photos as you like. The comments/questions you post BEFORE an event are almost always annoying and unnecessary and I'm not the only one who believes that. PLEASE RESPECT MY WISHES ON THIS.
If the weather forecast is bad, I will post a notice on the day of the hike by 7:00 A.M. If there is no notice, we go.