Outings

Fall 2021 Member Outings (October)

Fall outings are “meetup only” and accessible by public transportation. Should crowded situations arise, wear a mask to protect yourself and others. Leader: Charles Dexter, 917-593-8381, call until 10:30 pm.

October 7, Thursday
Central Park Conservatory Garden & Harlem Meer

See October perennial flowers in the garden, woods, lake, and reflections in the Meer. Meet 1:30 pm inside the East 105th Street gate entrance. Shoot until dark (about 6:30 pm); perhaps dinner afterwards. Subway: 6 train to 103rd Street Station. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 or M106 (from West Side).

Conservatory Garden: https://www.centralparknyc.org/locations/conservatory-garden
Conservatory Plant Guide: https://www.centralparknyc.org/activities/guides/conservatory-garden-bed-5
Park Bloom & Tree Guide: https://www.centralparknyc.org/plants?month=october
Harlem Meer: https://www.centralparknyc.org/locations/harlem-meer 

Garden guards often prohibit tripods. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.

October 21, Thursday
Prospect Park (Southeast), Brooklyn

See woods, ponds, falls, birds, lake, people and late-day light at Audubon Center Boathouse area and Prospect Park Lake. Stroll 2.5 to 3 miles through the Southeast section, starting from the Lincoln Road entrance and finishing at the Prospect Avenue subway station. Meet 1:30 pm outside of the Prospect Park subway station entrance on Lincoln Road. Shoot until dark (about 6:30 pm). Subway: B, Q trains to Prospect Park station; use exit stairs at front of train.

Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/pNC8FL2RYeeH5Zrx5. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.

October 28, Thursday
The High Line Park (Chelsea), NYC

See autumn nature above the city. Hike about 20 blocks (north to south) from West 34th Street to Gansevoort Street. Various afternoon meeting times at different park entrances.

12 noon: West 34th Steet entrance near 12th Avenue. Subway: 7 train to 34th Street-Hudson Yards.

1:30 pm: West 30th Street entrance between 10th & 11th Avenues. Subway: A, C & E trains to 34th Street.

3:00 pm: West 23rd Street entrance between 10th & 11th Avenues. Subway: C & E trains to 23rd Street.

Shoot until dusk, about 5:30 pm; perhaps dinner afterwards.

Visitor info and map: https://www.thehighline.org/visit/. The High Line is crowded and passages are congested; tripods are a bad idea. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.

Fall 2021 Member Outings (November)

November 4, Thursday
Central Park, The Pond and North Woods

See colorful woods, pond reflections, stream and waterfalls. Long stroll through park. Meet 1:00 pm at West 103rd Street entrance. Shoot until dark (about 5:00 pm); perhaps dinner afterwards. Subway: 6 train to 103rd Street Station. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, or M106 (from West Side).

Central Park on the Web: https://www.centralparknyc.org. Plan for long afternoon in cold weather and wind. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.

November 17, Wednesday
Paulus Hook Exchange Place, NJ

Watch moonrise above the Manhattan skyline at sunset (4:36 PM) as seen from New Jersey. Meet 3:00 pm at New York Waterways Brookfield Place Ferry terminal at Vesey Street, Battery Park City on the Hudson River. Purchase round trip ticket to “Paulus Hook” for 3:30 pm departure. Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $13. Return via NYC Ferry at 7:15 pm; perhaps dinner in NYC afterwards. Subway to Brookfield Place: 1, 2, 3 trains to Cham- bers Street Station. Also, there is a “Downtown Connection” shuttle to the ferry.

NY Waterways schedule: https://www.nywaterway.com/PaulusHook-WTCRoute.aspx#weekday
NY Waterways map: https://www.nywaterway.com/WorldFinancialCenterTerminal.aspx
Shuttle: https://downtownny.com/about-us/services/downtown-connection-bus/

Bring tripod, telephoto and normal lenses. Dress for a cold windy evening by the river. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.


Galleries: Past Outings

Click below to view photos from past outings!

3 Leaves, Red, Yellow and White
Autumn Red Maple
Bushkill Falls