What we're about

We have fun, informative, sociable, and scenic walks or events in NYC, NJ, LI, PA, CT, DC, & Westchester.

These walks or events go to historic neighborhoods/towns, scenic riverfronts/ocean fronts, gardens/arboretums, museums, art studios/galleries, historic houses/mansions/estates, forestland, waterfalls, annual festivals/events, zoos, animal sanctuaries, historic farms, and National historical parks.

Some of our walks are similar to regular walking tours, 1 1/2 to 4 miles in length, with the guide commenting and stopping at many points of interest; other walks, 4 1/2 to 8 miles long, explore a larger area, with the guide commenting at points of interest but not stopping as much as a regular walking tour.

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A modest organizer fee, which is listed in the description of each walk or event, is paid at the start of each walk or event. This charge is for the semi-annual Meetup fees as well as the preparation costs, such as spending a great deal of time and effort in planning and researching the walks or events, scouting out the walks or events (sometimes multiple times) in the New York metropolitan area and beyond, purchasing stationery supplies (presentation books, index cards, et cetera), and making photo copies. Each of the four organizers has her/his own fee structure.

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Aurelia's Policy:

New Policy for Aurelia's events: (Please read & follow)

Cancellation policy effective January 27, 2020:

As you know we need at least three (3) people to run an event outside of NYC. If we do not have 3 people, the event will be canceled and will not be rescheduled until the following year. For events within the 5 boroughs there is no limit on the number of attendees.

1) Cancellations must be made no later than the assigned time on the final notice.

2) You will be considered a NO SHOW if you cancel after the assigned time on the final notice.

3) After 3 No-Show's, you will not be able to register for one of my events.

4) I will post the final notice in the comments section after sending the email. The email has my phone number which will not be posted on the MeetUp site.

Please note that these policies do not apply to events organized by John C.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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John's Policy:

Members who incur more than a small number of no-shows might be removed from this Meetup group. Please be considerate of others who are on the waiting list as well as the organizers who spend a lot of time preparing for these walks. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Liability Waiver:

There are inherent risks when going on an event with NYC/NJ Walks: Explore Architecture, Arts, History & Nature that can lead to injury, illness, property damage, property loss, or death. The organizer, the co-organizers and the event organizers can't assure the safety of a participant or rule out any of these risks during an event with NYC/NJ Walks: Architecture, Art, History & Nature.

Therefore, by going on an event with NYC/NJ Walks: Explore Architecture, Art, History & Nature, you agree to participate in the event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your safety and the safety of your guests. You agree not to hold NYC/NJ Walks: Explore Architecture, Art, History & Nature, the organizer, the co-organizers, and the event organizers of NYC/NJ Walks: Explore Architecture, Art, History & Nature liable for any mishaps.

If a participant does generate a lawsuit, claim, or other legal action even though we have this liability waiver, this participant will be responsible for all attorney and legal fees and other expenses incurred by NYC/NJ Walks: Explore Architecture, Art, History & Nature, the organizer, the co-organizers and the event organizers of NYC/NJ Walks: Explore Architecture, Art, History & Nature in defending against such an action.

Past events (436)

Virtual tour of Walkway over the Hudson (photos only)

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Virtual tours of Britain, Netherlands and Spain

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BLOG: Frank Lloyd Wright and UNESCO

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Photos (8,825)