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Join Outdoors Club around the New York City area. Visit interesting places and meet new people. Some activities are easy, and others difficult. Most of our events are easily reached by public transportation.
ARE YOU A MEMBER? Joining this Meetup group does not make you an Outdoors Club member. Non-members pay one-day dues of $5 to attend an Outdoors Club event. By becoming an annual dues paying member, you won't have to pay $5 per event, you'll receive our semi-annual hike schedule in advance, be notified of Member-Only events not posted on Meetup and support Outdoors Club operations. http://www.outdoorsclubny.org/membership/
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Your participation in any of our activities is your acknowledgment that you are solely responsible for your own assessment of your abilities and your physical fitness to participate in that activity. Participants in any Outdoors Club activity are encouraged to discuss with the hike leader any limitation they may have that could affect their ability to fully participate in an event. The hike leader may refuse to take anyone who lacks proper equipment or adequate ability. Walkers must be physically fit and by joining any event you agree to waive all rights and claims for damages against Outdoors Club, its hike leaders, officers, directors, employees or volunteers.
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- Rescheduled-Yorkville -- A Microcosm of NYC Housing HistoryYorkville, New York, NY
Yorkville -- A Microcosm of NYC Housing History
Sunday March 3-- 11 am - 3:00 pm
Forecasts agree there's a 95 pc chance of rain during the Yorkville walk time on Sat, so it is being rescheduled to Sunday March 3 starting at 11 am -- one hour earlier. All other particulars are unchanged. If you cannot make the Sunday walk, please take your name off the going list so waitlisters will have a chance to go. Please also note I will lead this same walk again on the weekend of March 16-17. Exact date and time will be posted early next week.
Yorkville section of the Upper East Side may appear to be a forest of high-rise apartment houses built in the past 50 years. It is that, but this once-predominantly German area also contains a large number of tenements, some of them richly decorated. Yorkville, in fact, presents a microcosm of NYC's housing history. It includes working-class residential developments that were innovative architecturally, socially and in terms of public health. We'll also view Civil War-era row houses, a beautiful historic district, churches rooted in Yorkville's ethnic history and the park that includes Gracie Mansion, home to NYC's mayors.
How to Find Us: Meet in front of the Starbucks at 1095 Lexington Ave (East 77th Street). The No 6 train will bring you right to this starting point. Public toilets are available in John Jay Park (about 30 mins into the walk) and in Carl Schurz Park (about the two-hour mark). The walk will cover roughly three miles at a moderate pace with frequent stops. It ends at Lexington Ave and East 86th St where the 4, 5 and 6 trains stop.
Details: Limited to 25 walkers. $5 for non-members of the Outdoors Club.
Kevin J Kelley
- LIFELONG LEARNINGYale University, New Haven, CT
The Yale University campus in New Haven, CT, is rich in history and
culture. Buy a round-trip ticket to New Haven ($35.50), taking 9:02 am train from Grand Central Station to arrive 11:08 am. Leader will wait at the Grand Central Clock; otherwise, regroup at New Haven train platform. ~5 miles on city streets. Leader will talk about sites of interest and include a visit to two special museums.
*Thanks for your interest folks. I'll add information to this walk next week, when we are closer to the date.
Dress in layers, as we will walk in and out of various culture spots.
Check Meetup page to RSVP and for latest information about this walk. Nonmember, $5.
- MANITOU TO GARRISONManitou, Manitou, NY
Experienced trail walkers only. HIKE CHANGED TO MARCH, 31, 2024
10.5 miles, 1,335-foot elevation gain, mostly at the beginning.
Gentle pace. From Manitou station, walk up to Rte. 9D, cross and use Manitou Road to connect to the Appalachian Trail at small parking lot. Hiking north, use Adirondack Trail over Canada Hill, and as far as Carriage Connector, which we then use, breaking for lunch atop White Rock. Return to Route 9D via Osborne Loop and Sugarloaf trails, then hike the Glenclyffe trails (Red, White, and Blue) to end at Garrison station. Round-trip fare approximately $40, seniors half.
Meet at Grand Central Terminal at 8:30 am for 8:50 am Hudson Line train, round-trip to Garrison. (Check train times! Subject to change.)
Leader: Clive Morrick, cell 646-519-0905; firstname.lastname@example.org.