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"Don't do mornings", come join us! Meet new friends to share afternoon 1-4 hour, easy to moderate with some more challenging nature walks and hikes plus other arts and entertainment activities. Don't forget to check the day of an event for any changes. Please give yourself plenty of time to find us, since we only wait an extra 10-15 minutes before starting an event to be fair to everyone. We will occasionally post a "Dog Friendly" event, which is the ONLY TIME when friendly, well behaved dogs will be welcome but they must be on a leash and under strict control of the owner. Owners should find out and respect the rules of the park, provide water, for their dog and follow requests made by the organizers.

A $25.00 yrly. donation to defray the over $200.00 yrly. meetup advertising fee and other costs involved in running the group would be appreciated and can be made when you attend an event. Your guests can pay a $2 donation on their second outing with us and for any additional outings. Additional donations always welcome.

If you have been a member for several months and attended numerous level hikes, or and have led hikes for other groups please let me know if you would be interested in hosting some events as an organizer. Suggestions are welcome. We have many more bridges to cross and paths to explore so come share the journey!

As with all of our events, you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of your guests. Hiking can be dangerous and injuries can occur, sometimes fatal. Trail blazes can sometimes be missing so there is always the possibility of getting off trail and possibly lost. Knowing this you agree to hike at your own risk and we cannot be held responsible for any injuries you or your guests may incur. Into the woods we go!!

Upcoming events (5)

Outdoor 60s & 70s Concert at the Mahwah Library!

Mahwah Public Library

Come join us for another special outdoor library concert! Let's enjoy the good weather and the return of life since the pandemic while we can.

As a Duo, Christine and Elliot have enthralled audiences with their passion, musical integrity and diverse repertoire (Christine- piano & vocals /Elliot- world percussion kit /sax) and play a wonderful mix of Pop, Latin, jazz, dance and listening material from writers such as James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Beatles,Steely Dan, Roberta Flack, Bill Withers, Burt Bacharach, Sting, Sergio Mendes, Jobim, Brazilian classics, Motown songs and jazz standards. Christine Spero is no stranger to the stage. As a teen she recorded with Neil Sedaka and Don Kirschner at RCA Records. Her song “He Wasn’t Always That Way” was the USA Songwriting Competition Jazz Category winner and “Caribbean Nights” was one of the finalists. The Christine Spero Group performs her original Nu-Jazz, Latin Fusion with 3 CD releases, the latest “Spero Plays Nyro” was a tribute to the music of Laura Nyro. Christine and multi instrumentalist, producer Elliot Spero have been recording and playing live shows with the group or as a duo for over 25 Years. Their music is Streaming on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Google Play and YouTube. Visit us @ http://www.christinesperogroup.com & Facebook.

This concert will be outside in the front of the library. No registration or tickets are necessary. Attendance is on a first come basis. FULLY VACCINATED MEMBERS ONLY. Not for singles only. Bring your own folding chair as chairs will not be provided. Everyone must maintain social distancing.In the event of inclement weather, this concert will be rescheduled to Sunday August 1st.

Concert is from 2-approx. 3:30. Come early to get a spot.

No registration or tickets are necessary. Attendance is on a first come basis. Not for singles only. Bring your own folding chair as chairs will not be provided. Bugspray and sun protection suggested along with water, sneakers or walking, hiking shoes, boots for a possible walk after at the Ramapo Reservation or Lake Henry or maybe a bite to eat at the Mahwah bar and grill or mason Jar if outdoor seating is available. Everyone must maintain social distancing. (most of the text is from the library website) Bring a Mask for when needed.

For directions go to this link and click on directions: https://www.mahwahlibrary.org/about-us/hours-location/

Inclement weather cancels.

Thanks for planting the seed Nancy B.

Fully Vaccinated: Lyndhurst Castle Picnic, Walk & Sizzling Hispanic Jazz!

Come spice up your evening with some Latin flavor by Mayra Casales & Cocomama! Check them out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQyRlYRQGdQ
They'll have you swooning and dancing on your feet!

For a little "history tour" of The Lyndhurst Castle go to: http://lyndhurst.org/about/history/

Concert is from 6:30 pm - approx. 7:30. $10 CASH per person parking fee . (prices subject to change) Come early for a SHORT RIVER and Grounds WALK at 5pm to be followed by a picnic dinner. Grounds open at 4:30. Walk is on grass and paved path with a moderate incline.
Bring your own picnic dinner(keep in cooler). Limited Vendors will be available.

DON'T FORGET TO BRING A LOW PROFILE LAWN CHAIR, COOLER, Beach Umbrella, Blanket, BUGSPRAY, SUN PROTECTION, MASK, FLASHLIGHT, WATER ETC. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or sandals.

PLEASE HAVE A MASK FOR WHEN NECESSARY OR AS MAY BE REQUIRED. Social distancing still encouraged with people you do not know.

All fully vaccinated are welcome, not for singles only. LOOK FOR MEETUP SIGN.

Restrooms available.

For more info call[masked]

For map of grounds go to: http://lyndhurst.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LyndhurstMap.pdf

DIRECTIONS BELOW:

Lyndhurst is located at 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 1/2 mile south of the Tappan Zee bridge on Rt. 9. Lyndhurst is approximately 24 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.

BY CAR

From 287West (from East Westchester/Connecticut):
• Take 287 west/87 North to the last exit before the TZ Bridge, exit 9 off of the NY State Thrwy, marked Rt 9 Tarrytown. Take a left onto 119 at the 1st stoplight and a left (south) onto Route 9 at the 2nd stoplight. The Lyndhurst gates are ½ mile on the right hand (river) side of the road.

From Eastbound 287 (from Rockland/NJ):
• Take 287 east across the TZ Bridge. Immediately after the tollbooth, take the first exit, Exit 9. Turn left (south) onto Rte 9 and proceed ½ mile to the Lyndhurst gates on the right hand (river) side of the road.

From New York City’s East Side:
• Drive north on the East River Drive, across the Willis Avenue Bridge onto the Major Deegan Expressway North. Follow the Deegan to the NY State Thruway (I-87) to Westbound 287 (Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.

From New York City’s West Side:
• Drive North on the West Side Highway to the Henry Hudson north to the Saw Mill Parkway north to the NY State Thruway (I-87) North to 287 West (Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.

From Connecticut:
• Take either I-95, I-684, or the Merritt Parkway south to 287 West (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.

From Long Island:
Take either:
• The Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridge to the new England Thruway (I-95). Take Exit 21 onto 287 west (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.
–OR–
• The Triboro Bridge to the Major Deegan north and the NY State Thruway (I-87) to 287 West (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.

BY TRAIN

From Grand Central Terminal in New York City:

• Take the Metro North – Hudson Line (http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm) north to Tarrytown.
Taxis are available at the train station.

Metro-North Getaway Fares
Lyndhurst is easily accessible from Grand Central Terminal and is the closest Hudson Valley mansion to New York City. Metro-North offers discounted admission to Lyndhurst when purchased together with a Metro-North train ticket. Tickets can be purchased to the Tarrytown station or the Irvington Station. At the Tarrytown station, taxi cabs are regularly available in the parking lot directly across the street from the train station.

Careful Carpooling suggested

Inclement weather cancels. Always check the day of an event for possible updates.

Fully Vaccinated: Lyndhurst Castle Picnic, Walk & Summer Jazz on the Lawn!

Come enjoy a sultry, early evening concert overlooking our beautiful Hudson River on the west lawn at the historical Lyndhurst Castle with Alicia Renee and band! Check her out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y9kGnEAaLY

For the full summer concert schedule go to: https://lyndhurst.org/events/sunset-jazz/

For a little "history tour" of The Lyndhurst Castle go to: http://lyndhurst.org/about/history/

All are welcome, not for singles only. LOOK FOR MEETUP SIGN.

Concert is from 6:30 pm - approx. 7:30. $10 CASH per person parking fee . (prices subject to change) Come early for a SHORT RIVER and Grounds WALK at 5pm to be followed by a picnic dinner. Grounds open at 4:30. Walk is on grass and paved path with a moderate incline.
Bring your own picnic dinner(keep in cooler). A few vendors will be available.

PLEASE BRING A MASK TO USE AS NEEDED OR WHEN REQUIRED.

DON'T FORGET TO BRING A LOW PROFILE LAWN CHAIR, COOLER, Beach Umbrella, Blanket, BUGSPRAY, SUN PROTECTION, FLASHLIGHT, WATER ETC. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or sandals.

Restrooms available.

For more info call[masked]

For map of grounds go to: http://lyndhurst.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LyndhurstMap.pdf

DIRECTIONS BELOW:

Lyndhurst is located at 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 1/2 mile south of the Tappan Zee bridge on Rt. 9. Lyndhurst is approximately 24 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.

BY CAR

From 287West (from East Westchester/Connecticut):
• Take 287 west/87 North to the last exit before the TZ Bridge, exit 9 off of the NY State Thrwy, marked Rt 9 Tarrytown. Take a left onto 119 at the 1st stoplight and a left (south) onto Route 9 at the 2nd stoplight. The Lyndhurst gates are ½ mile on the right hand (river) side of the road.

From Eastbound 287 (from Rockland/NJ):
• Take 287 east across the TZ Bridge. Immediately after the tollbooth, take the first exit, Exit 9. Turn left (south) onto Rte 9 and proceed ½ mile to the Lyndhurst gates on the right hand (river) side of the road.

From New York City’s East Side:
• Drive north on the East River Drive, across the Willis Avenue Bridge onto the Major Deegan Expressway North. Follow the Deegan to the NY State Thruway (I-87) to Westbound 287 (Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.

From New York City’s West Side:
• Drive North on the West Side Highway to the Henry Hudson north to the Saw Mill Parkway north to the NY State Thruway (I-87) North to 287 West (Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.

From Connecticut:
• Take either I-95, I-684, or the Merritt Parkway south to 287 West (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.

From Long Island:
Take either:
• The Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridge to the new England Thruway (I-95). Take Exit 21 onto 287 west (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.
–OR–
• The Triboro Bridge to the Major Deegan north and the NY State Thruway (I-87) to 287 West (to the Tappan Zee Bridge). Follow westbound 287 directions above.

BY TRAIN

From Grand Central Terminal in New York City:

• Take the Metro North – Hudson Line (http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm) north to Tarrytown.
Taxis are available at the train station.

Metro-North Getaway Fares
Lyndhurst is easily accessible from Grand Central Terminal and is the closest Hudson Valley mansion to New York City. Metro-North offers discounted admission to Lyndhurst when purchased together with a Metro-North train ticket. Tickets can be purchased to the Tarrytown station or the Irvington Station. At the Tarrytown station, taxi cabs are regularly available in the parking lot directly across the street from the train station.

Carpooling suggested

Inclement weather cancels. Always check the day of an event for possible updates.

The "Head Over Heels" Band at Bowline Point Park!!!!

Bowline Point Park

It's Summertime, time for dancing under the big open sky overlooking our majestic Hudson River! Get ready to boogie because The head Over Heels Bands' got plenty of rhythm and soul! check them out at: https://www.headoverheelsband.com/videos

Lets' get Funky! There should be plenty of room to spread out for dancing!
PLEASE NO GUESTS AT THIS TIME UNLESS THEY ARE MEMBERS or there is an opening at the time of the event.

Don't forget your CHAIRS, BUGSPRAY, WATER, flashlights, smart phones for taking pictures and cameras of course. ( EARPLUGS may come in handy). Bring your own snacks and or dinner if you want but please NO FOOD SHARING at this time unless individually wrapped.

Refreshments available to purchase. Restrooms available.

Masks Must be worn when you are within less than 6 ft. of anyone if you are NOT Fully Vaccinated. Those Fully Vaccinated should bring a mask for restrooms and when within less than 6 ft. of strangers. Social distancing is still encouraged.

MEET AT 6pm IN THE SHADE IF POSSIBLE BY THE TREES TO THE FAR RIGHT OF THE STAGE! IF NOT AVAILABLE Our old spot in FRONT OF TENNIS COURTS (Look for MEETUP SIGN)
Band plays from approx. 7:30-9.

OPTIONAL one HOUR WALK AT 6:15.

MEETUP TIME MAY BE MOVED UP IF POSSIBLE.

FOR MORE DATES AND BANDS PLAYING IN THE HAVERSTRAW SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT BOWLINE PT. PARK GO TO: (link to follow)
Parking is free in Bowline Point Park or by the ballfield parking lot outside of the park which is about a 10 minute walk in.

YOU ARE FREE TO GO ON YOUR OWN AND JOIN US IF YOU CAN FIND PARKING AND CAN ADHERE To our covid GUIDELINES. (Regulations subject to change)

DIRECTIONS BELOW:

For more info call[masked],[masked] or[masked].

The park is located on the Hudson, 8/10ths of a mile down Bowline Plant Rd., behind Bowline Industries Power Plant off Beach Rd./ Samsondale Rd..

DIRECTIONS:Coming from RT 202 EAST(RAMAPO RD), PASS SHOPRITE ON YOUR LEFT, FORK LEFT AT GURNEE, TOWARD 9W NORTH. GO STRAIGHT THRU TRAFFIC LIGHT, AT 9W, CONTINUE ON GURNEE THRU A TUNNEL UNTIL THE END. TURN LEFT ON WESTSIDE AVE. TO THE BEND. TURN LEFT ON SAMSONDALE AVE. AND TURN RT. AT 140 BOWLINE INDUSTRIES TO GET TO PARK.

COMING FROM 9W NORTH, TURN RIGHT AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AT GURNEE AND FOLLOW PREVIOUS DIRECTIONS FROM THERE. FROM 9W SOUTH, PASS THE SAMSONDALE PLAZA ON YOUR RT., TURN LEFT AT GURNEE AND FOLLOW PREVIOUS DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK.

ANOTHER OPTION, FROM 9W NORTH, PASS THE SAMSONDALE SHOPPING CENTER ON YOUR LEFT, TURN RT AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT, AT EAST RAILROAD AVE.(94E), THAN TAKE YOUR FIRST RIGHT, AT THE STOP SIGN(BEFORE THE RAILROAD TRACKS), ONTO SAMSONDALE AVE., PASS AVE. DELI, BOWLINE WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT. COMING FROM 9W SOUTH, TURN LEFT AT THE LIGHT, ONTO E. RAILROAD AVE., AND FOLLOW PREVIOUS DIRECTIONS.

Inclement weather cancels, so always check the day of an event, for any changes.
Thanks Kathy!!

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