Tour of Brooklyn 2016 - Walk to Coney Island

Event Details

Tour of Brooklyn 2016 - Walk to Coney Island

Time: October 29, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
Location: Industry City - walk in Brooklyn (starts here)
Street: 36th St and 2nd Ave
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY
Website or Map:…
Phone: Nancy (602) 743-0620
Event Type: walking tour, walk, urban, freewalkers, brooklyn, coney island, greenwood, green-wood, cemetery, key lime
Organized By: Nancy Jonap
Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2016

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Eventbrite - Tour of Brooklyn 2016 - Walk to Coney Island

Each year we tour a little piece of Brooklyn and make it our own - at least for a few hours.  

This year on Saturday, October 29th we will visit the ever-popular "Coney Island". Our 12-mile Walk to Coney Island  takes place along the waterfront and the Belt Parkway. We begin this walk at New City where we left off last year on our annual journey through various parts of Brooklyn. 

We walk past the Brooklyn Army Terminal sprawl of warehouses, piers and office buildings into Bay Ridge to Hamilton Park section for a fantastic view of the Verrazano Bridge. 

We continue for a long stretch to the Gravesend section to Sea Gate, the oldest exclusive gated community in the NYC area. 

After passing Seagate we enter Coney Island with all the kitch and charm that has drawn people here for years. TWe finish the walk at Ruby's Bar and Grill near the subway stop.

End: Coney Island's main subway stop is Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue for the D F N Q trains. 

Walk to Coney Island Guide - turn by turn instructions

Google Interactive Map of Walk

More information will be posted as we map out the walk. Size of group may be limited so sign up asap.

Eventbrite - Tour of Brooklyn 2016 - Walk to Coney Island

Comment Wall

Comment by Renee Scott on October 27, 2016 at 8:31am

Thanks Paul. Once I clicked to register, I saw the info regarding the subway. I'm very familiar with the D train down town, although it looks like I'll need to take the N, Q, R, or F.  I'll need to look at the MTA map again to see where the Q and 

Comment by Ian Hochstead on October 26, 2016 at 3:17pm

SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY:  There will be no weekend D train service in Brooklyn on 10/29 and 10/30.  Use the N, Q or F instead.

Comment by Ian Hochstead on October 26, 2016 at 3:16pm

It is about a 30 minute ride on the N train from 34th Street - Herald Square (Manhattan) to 36th Street - 4th Avenue (Brooklyn), the subway station closest to the start of the walk.  Be advised that general direction of the walk is away from Manhattan, deeper into Brooklyn, so returning to Herald Square from Coney Island will be about a 60 minutes subway ride. 

Comment by Paul Kiczek on October 26, 2016 at 1:36pm

Renee Read the Turn by turn directions doc above. Notes the start. Not sure of distance. Check with Nancy for more details.

Comment by Renee Scott on October 26, 2016 at 12:48pm

Where is the start point for this walk?  If I take the subway from Manhattan, how far am I coming into Brooklyn?

Recent Events

Spring Ahead 2017

March 19, 2017 - Eight FreeWalkers walked the 12-miles from Trenton to Princeton on a day when winter would not let go. Snow covered trail and cold temps slowed down the trek but sun and good spirits were plentiful. 

See photos here

Roosevelt Island/Astoria 2017

March 4, 2017 - About 40 braved the mid-teens and walked across town to the tram. We explored the island and the FDR 4 Freedoms Monument and park. Eventually crossing the bridge to Queens for some middle-eastern sights, smells and tastes. Ending it all at the famous Czech Beer Hall. 

See photos here

See survey results here

Kennedy 50-Mile Walk 2017

February 4, 2017 - An event for history buffs and hardcore walkers. Our 4th walk along the C&O Canal in Maryland and West Virginia - just like Bobby Kennedy did in 1963. Chilly weather did not dampen the can-do spirit of 50 fellow walkers at our grand annual event.

Learn more>>
See photos here
See survey results here

TRAINing Walk 2017

January 28, 2017 - It's mid-winter and 75 hearty walkers show up at the Morristown train station. This year we went West to East and ended in a cozy bar called Coda. Special kudos to Madison Honda for their hospitatlity.

See photos here
See the survey results here.

Midnight March on Princeton

January 7, 2017 - The Midnight March was our first all-night walking event and first event for the new year. Six brave FreeWalkers played wannabe soldiers and stayed with the troops into daybreak.
Read the entire story here
See photos here

See the video!

Holiday Lights in Dyker Heights

December 16, 2016 - About a dozen FreeWalkers braved extreme cold and outmaneuvered rabid fans of the famous Brooklyn neighborhood. Thanks to Nakis Pericleous for leading us to the holiday kingdom.
See photos here

South Orange - Maplewood Walk & Year-end Party

December 4, 2016 - There were 35 FreeWalkers walking the grand and historic neighborhoods of South Orange and Maplewood followed by our year-end party and awards. Thanks to Risa Olinsky and David Ascher for a great day for a walk, celebration party and a start of the holiday season..
See photos here

Gobble-Gobble for MEND

November 25, 2016 - A crowd of about 40 walked off some turkey and at the same time helped the unfortunate in our communities by supporting MEND of Essex County - a food-bank charity that we support. Gobble-Gobble Walkers were asked to bring food and/or donate to help the hungry.
See photos here

Stroll & Roll - Union County

November 6, 2016 - Familes and FreeWalkers enjoyed a great fall day in Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ as we got about 200 participants strolling and rolling. Kids had as much fun as adults enjoying the games, mild temps and colorful leaves on our first-ever family walking event. Thank you sponsors and Risa Olinsky and Yohana Osorio for organizing!
See photos here

Philadelphia Marathon Walk

October 30, 2016 - Charles Upkike led about 20 FreeWalkers along the route of the Philadelphia Marathon, know for its scenery - especially this time of year.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Walk

October 30, 2016 - Rick Mohovich led about a dozen FreeWalkers around the Tarrytown area in a walk that passed through the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Wahington Irving fame.

Tour of Brooklyn - Coney Island

October 29, 2016 - 25 FreeWalkers walked from the New City waterfront to Coney Island on our annual tour of a different section of Brooklyn each year. Always popular and interesting, we enjoyed great weather and scenery as we walked the greenway trail, including under the Verrazano Bridge. Thanks leader Nancy Jonap!
See photos here

Autumn on the Delaware Series

October 20-23, 2016 - Four consecutive days, 120 miles. Walking from York PA to Frenchtown. FreeWalkers walked in support of Jim Gregoire, a FreeWalker and man on a mission to walk the entire US East Coast. Charles Updike, FreeWalkers PA Regional director organized this series of walk to keep him company and provide a great reason to visit the Delaware River area.
See photos here

Sailung Nepal Trek

October 3-16, 2016 - Two weeks trekking te foothills of the Himalayas. Sydney Frymire of Trek of Your Life (TOYL), a FreeWalker and experienced hiker and traveler organizes trips to Nepal which include a bit of volunteerism and plenty of incredible sights.
See photos here

Lenape 34

October 10, 2016 - On Columbus Day each year we brave the wilds of Essex County and travel through five reservations, 8 parks a dozen or so towns as we walk from Millburn to Cedar Grove, Montclair and Newark as we follow the Lenape Trail for 34 miles in our most diverse walk.
See photos here

Endless Summer Walk

September 24, 2016 - Once again we tried our best to hold on to summer and made a 30-mile trek along the bayshore and oceanside from Matawan to Sandy Hook to Asbury Park. Great conditions again this year for a beautiful walk and one of our most popular.
See photos here

Tour of Boston

September 17, 2016 - Fran Price, our FreeWalker leader in Boston, put together a great tour of the highlights of Boston. We walked from South Boston to Copley Square, mostly following the water and the historic trail.
See photos here

Providence - Boston Expedition

Providence to Boston July 23 to July 29 - Loredana, Ken and Nancy have finished thier 110 mile week-long expedition on the ECGA.

Read Loredana's story on why she walks the expedition each year.

See Loredana's 7-day Photo Journal

© 2017   Created by Paul Kiczek.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service