Fall 2019 Outings
To attend an outing, or for questions, please contact Charles Dexter at 212-315-1963 (call until 10:30 pm). Volunteers with cars are appreciated for out-of-town outings.
Nov 2, Saturday
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Chrysanthemums, ornamental cabbage, fall foliage, Kiku: Japanese Chrysanthemums exhibit. Hike a variety of terrains from easy paved paths to dirt woodland trails.
Join: By Metro-North: 8:42 am train from Grand Central to Botanical Garden; meet 9:15 am inside the Mosholu Gate (across from station).
By Car: Meet 9:50 am inside admission windows at Fordham Gate on Southern Blvd.
Meet for Lunch (and to make dinner reservations) 11:45 am at Pine Tree Cafe by Fordham Gate.
Full day of shooting until 5:30 pm. Dinner at Emila’s Restaurant on Arthur Ave, return 8:30–9:30 pm. Bring good walking shoes and rain gear as needed.
Free admission to grounds before 10:00 am; afterwards NYC residents pay $15 for grounds access ($7 seniors 65+) or $28 for full access. After 10:00 am, non-NYC residents pay $28 for full access (no grounds-only access). There is a $20 parking fee.
Nov 6, Wednesday
Central Park, New York, NY
Fall colors in woods, pond reflections, stream and waterfalls.
Meet at West 103rd Street entrance at 1:00 pm.
Shoot until dark, about 5:00 pm; dinner afterward. Long stroll through park. Plan for long afternoon in cold weather and wind. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.
Nov 13, Wednesday
The High Line Park and Hudson Yards, New York, NY (Chelsea)
Autumn nature above the city, wild grass, old rail tracks, architecture, NYC skyline, art and people. Hike about 20 blocks (north to south) from West 34th Street to Ganesvoort Street.
Various afternoon meeting times at different park entrances. Details to be announced at October members’ meeting.
Shoot until dusk, about 5:30 pm; dinner afterward. Park is crowded and passages are congested; tripods are a bad idea. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.