Outings

Spring 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.

May 2020

CANCELED: May 2 (Saturday)

The outing to the New York Botanical Garden scheduled for May 2 has been canceled because the stay-at-home orders to control the spread of COVID-19 have been extended until at least mid-May.  

Future outings will resume when the corona virus pandemic is brought under control and it is safe to go out in groups again.

We will inform our members and friends of any further changes in our meetings for May and June as the health situation becomes clearer.  

We hope everyone is doing all they can to stay healthy during this difficult time.

Location(s): NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY. Spring blossoms: tulips, magnolias, dogwoods and more in this National Historic Landmark, the largest botanical garden of any city in the United States.

Details: If arriving by public transit, take the Metro-North train leaving at 9:16 am from Grand Central to the Botanical Garden station. Meet Charles at 9:40 am inside the Mosholu Gate entrance across the road from the station. If arriving by car, meet Charles at 9:55 am inside admission windows at Fordham Gate on Southern Boulevard. Meet for lunch (and to make dinner reservations) at 11:45 am at the Pine Tree Cafe by Fordham Gate. Full day of shooting until 5:30 pm. Dinner at Emilia’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue. Return 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

What to Bring/ What to Know: Hike in a variety of terrains from easy paved paths to dirt woodland trails. Free admission to grounds before 10:00 am. Afterwards, NYC residents pay $15 for grounds-only access (or $7 for seniors aged 65+). Full access is $28. After 10:00 am, non-NYC residents pay $28 for full access (no grounds-only admission). If traveling by car, there is a $20 parking fee. Click here for interactive garden map. Click here for Metro-North train schedules.

Galleries: Past Outings

Click below to view photos from past outings!

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