What we’re about
Experience the surprisingly beautiful and tranquil places in NYC. We'll explore its little-known gems, both natural and manmade--lovely gardens, forests, parks, promenades, waterfalls, galleries, art installations, mansions, and much, much more. In summer, we'll even cruise to beaches and offbeat neighborhoods. Expect the unexpected!
I'll provide some commentary, but you'll have plenty of time to chat with the other walkers. All ages welcome!
Distance: typically 4 to 8 miles
Pace: Moderate (not slow).
Cost: Free except for admission fees at places like a museum.
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- Vintage subway plus Lower Midtown marvelsFront end of the uptown platform for F trains at 2nd Ave., New York, NY
We'll start by taking a short ride to Midtown on a subway train from the 1930s, with wicker seats, overhead fans, real straps for straphangers, and vintage ads, conductors, and possibly a jazz band on the platform. Don't be late: The train leaves at noon!
Then we'll tour the unexpectedly beautiful, intriguing places in the east 30s and 40s in Manhattan (far from the maddening crowds in the 50s), including a "Christmas village" at Bryant Park; holiday train show at Grand Central; treasures of the permanent collection and other exhibits at the 42nd St. library; paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and fiber art at Scandinavia House; a huge antiques gallery; stunning architectural details; lunch at a big food court, and more!
LUNCH: Buy it or bring your own at Vanderbilt Food Court.
Transportation: F train to 2nd Ave. Google MTA service changes for Saturday changes on your lines.