Member Outings for 2023

All outings are “meetup only”, accessible by public transportation. Should crowded situations arise, wear a mask to protect yourself and others. For all outings, wear clothing appropriate for the weather (layers are best) and bring snacks and water. COVID guidelines are changing, so check the web for visitor and transit rules.

Leader: Charles Dexter, 917-593-8381, call until 10:30 pm.

May 25, Thursday
Meet 1:15 PM
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Photograph woods, ponds, falls, birds, lake and people 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. Bring good walking shoes, rain gear, snacks and water.

Meet 1:15 PM outside of the Prospect Park subway station entrance on Lincoln Road. Walk starts 1:30 PM.

Subway: B, Q trains to Prospect Park station; use exit stairs at front of train.
Google map link: Lincoln Rd/Flatbush Av – Google Maps

Prospect Park: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/B073/

Google map link of total hike: Lincoln Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226 to Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 – Google Maps

June 7, Wednesday
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Meet 10:20 AM

Photograph June Blooms, roses, perennials, daylilies and more. Hike easy paved paths & dirt woods trails. Shoot all day until 5:30PM. Bring a good sun hat, walking shoes, and water. Dinner afterward at Emilia’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue, Bronx.

Admission: Free for most outside grounds only, between 10 AM to 11:00 AM. Not free for inside gardens and after 11 AM. See NYBG website for Admission fees and policies.

Go by Train: 9:53 AM train from Grand Central Station to Botanical Garden station. Meet Charles 10:20 AM, inside the Moshulu Gate Entrance. Walk across street from the RR station. Metro North Train Schedules

Go by Car: Meet Charles at 10:05 AM inside admission windows at the Fordham Gate parking lot on Southern Boulevard. $22 Parking fee for Non Members.

Everyone meet for lunch at 11:45 AM at NYBG Pine Tree Cafe by Fordham Gate. There, for those who want to go to diner, we will make a group reservation for diner at Emilia’s Restaurant and plan car transportation from the Garden to the restaurant on Arthur Avenue, Bronx. We leave the Garden a 5:45 PM.

Drivers with cars needed for transportation from NYBG to Emilia’s & back to NYC or RR station.

NYC return: 8:30 or 9:30 PM

Contact leader: Charles Dexter – 917-593-8381, call until 10:30 PM.

June 10, Saturday
Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks
Meet: 1:15 PM

Two locations:
#1 Arthur’s Brook or other location in Harriman State Park
#2 Perkins Tower at top of Bear Mountain

Photograph summer mountain laurel blooms, lakes, woods, rocky ledges & vista landscapes. Late-day light on Bear Mountain.

Hike: Difficult walking, stony trails and steep hills. Short moderate hikes. Also plan for full day with changeable weather; bring hiking boots, hat, rain jacket, sunblock, bug spray, lunch and water.

Meet 1:15 PM at 311 W 72nd St – Google Maps
Nearest subway: # 1, 2 & 3 West 72 St.
NYC Start: 1:30 PM.
NYC Return: 10:00 to 10:30 pm.

Contact leader: Charles Dexter 212-315-1963 until 10:30 PM.

Drivers with cars needed for carpooling.

Galleries: Past Outings

Click below to view photos from past outings!

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