Outings


Winter 2020 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.

January 2020

January 11 (Saturday)

Location(s): Central Park, New York, NY; Hopefully snowy woods, fields, an icy bog and pond. A blizzard could be great!

Details: Meet at West 103rd St. entrance at 1:00 pm. Shoot until dark, about 5:00 pm; dinner afterward.

What to Bring/What to Know: Long stroll through park, with possibly frozen, slippery paths. Plan for long afternoon in cold weather and wind. Wear warm layers, boots, hat and gloves; bring lunch, snacks and water.

January 23 (Thursday)

Location(s): Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue and East 82nd St., NYC. Exhibits including 2020 Vision: Photographs 1840s – 1860s along with photos from permanent collection, Impressionist works and Hudson River School paintings.

Details: Meet at 1:30 pm at the front information desk in the main entry hall. Dinner in area after 5:30 pm museum close.

What to Bring/What to Know: Bring your curiosity and aesthetic appreciation! Come early to check coats before we start. Pay-what-you-wish admission for New York State residents (with proof of residency); otherwise admission is $25 (adults)/$17 (seniors). Flash photography is not permitted in the galleries.

February 2020

February 8 (Saturday) and February 13 (Thursday) (two trips)

Location(s): Stony Brook in Harriman State Park, NY. Winter landscape and macros, hopefully with snow and ice, weather permitting.

Details: NYC start: 9:00 am. Shoot until dark, about 5:20 pm. Dinner afterward in area. NYC return: 9:30 pm. Heavy snow cancels trip.

What to Bring/What to Know: Plan for long day in cold weather and winder with rocky, slippery trails. Wear warm layers, boots, hat and gloves and bring lunch, snacks and water.

March 2020

March 5 (Thursday) and March 7 (Saturday) (two trips)

Location(s): Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, Long Island. Large, colorful camellia blossoms and various greenhouse flowers.

Details: NYC start: 8:45 am. Long day shoot, dinner in area afterward. NYC return: 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

What to Bring/What to Know: Close-up lenses helpful. Tripods not permitted in the greenhouses. Wear layers to manage moving between the outside and both cool and warm greenhouse environments. Bring lunch, snacks and water.