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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** WHAT WE'LL BE DOING: We will be volunteering through the Burden Center for the Aging to deliver pre-packaged hot and cold meals to the elderly living in the Upper East Side of MANHATTAN, between 69th and 79th Streets, between Fifth Avenue and the East River. Meals are delivered on foot by volunteers in pairs or groups; each group generally visit 4-8 clients. Volunteers should be able to carry 5-10 pounds and walk up several flights of stairs comfortably since some clients live in walk-up buildings. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: RSVP COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED. This event happens rain or shine! WHERE TO MEET: Meet in the cafeteria of the Carter Burden Center AFTER VOLUNTEERING: we'll go for eats and drinks and get social. About The Carter Burden Center for Aging: The Burden Center for the Aging, Inc. promotes the well-being of elderly residents of the Upper East Side of Manhattan through a broad array of direct social services and volunteer programs oriented to individual, family and community needs. We are dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to remain in their own homes living independently, safely and with dignity..
**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.** If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do - and perhaps release some mid-week stress - then it’s time to try Axe Throwing. What could be more fun than throwing axes at a wooden target to vent out your work frustrations? Nothing in our opinion :) PLEASE NOTE WE ARE DOING THIS EVENT AS WALK-INS. Monday to Thursday nights walk-ins pay $20.00. ABOUT AXE THROWING: The sport of axe throwing is a Canadian past time that’s becoming increasingly popular across the U.S., and now in Brooklyn, NY. Throwing hatchets is both fun and stress relieving at the same time, plus axe throwing is a great group activity whether it’s for corporate events, WHAT TO EXPECT: Bury the Hatchet’s warehouse-style space is expressly for ax-throwing. First, instructors lead one-on-one safety lessons before the 90-minute sessions get underway. Bury the Hatchet works tournament-style, letting groups of up to 12 players compete against each other in knockout rounds. Those who take a liking to the sport can go on to perfect their hatch-heaving skills in of Bury the Hatchet’s leagues. ABOUT BURY THE HATCHET: Afternoons throwing darts or playing shuffleboard are a thing of the past thanks to Bury The Hatchet, where visitors send 1.5-pound wood and metal hatchets whirling toward targets. Trained "throwing coaches" show groups how to safely handle the hatchets and throw them with accuracy before letting visitors loose to show off their skills. Group tournaments pit friends against friends in search of the elusive bullseye, with big-screen TVs to keep track of scores. No prior knowledge is necessary.
*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 the Meetup write-up before you rsvp!** Let's take a hike at Harriman State Park. NOTEWORTHY: Late July to mid August is berry picking season at Harriman. GETTING THERE: We'll meet at PENN STATION to take the 9:14AM NJ Transit to TUXEDO with a transfer at SECAUCUS JUNCTION at 9:23 arriving at Tuxedo at 10:17AM. ONE-WAY train ticket from Penn Station to Tuxedo is $14.00. HIKE INTENSITY: laid back hike of about 6 mile loop to Lake Skenonto which is perfect for newer hikers or those looking for a relaxed day. NOTE: there are a few rocky and uphill parts but overall this is a tame hike. DURATION: We will be out for the entire day. 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 or extreme heat 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.** **Please sure to read through Meetup write-up below before you rsvp** **THIS MEETUP REQUIRES PREPAYMENT. To maintain RSVP integrity, all interested rsvps are WAITLISTED until you confirm you have actually bought your ticket. ** Woodlawn Cemetery partners with The Bronx Historical Society for this one-of-a-kind tour. Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place to many notables and their families who have contributed to a beer-brewing legacy in The Bronx dating back to the 1850s. These mostly German families have made their impact in communities such as Melrose, Morrisania, Mott Haven, and other areas in the South Bronx. To celebrate this legacy, this tour will take participants on our Woodlawn Trolley, beginning at Woodlawn Cemetery and then on to the borough’s newest breweries and beer halls. The Bronx County Historical Society will lead the tour. The tour starts and ends at the Jerome Avenue entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery. There will be a one-hour lunch break in in Little Italy (Arthur Avenue). Lunch is not included. Price: $40, or $35 for members of Woodlawn Detail and link to purchase your ticket: https://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=471 Please note money goes to Woodlawn so you are subject to their cancellation policy. GETTING THERE: Woodlawn is located directly across the street from the Woodlawn stop on the IRT #4 subway (last stop). Free parking available in Woodlawn Cemetery. LIABILITY WAIVER: Come prepared. Participate at your own risks. Hold no one liable. Etc. Etc.