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Our 2021 event calendar can now come out and play. Several events are already open for registration!

President's Message: May/June 2021


Spring has sprung, and we are walking!

Get ready for the Hudson River Loop on Saturday, June 5th, starting at 8 a.m. at Exchange Place in Jersey City. We head north on the NJ side of the river, over the George Washington Bridge (GWB) and down the West Side of Manhattan. If you’ve never walked across the GWB, you are in for a treat, and will have a chance to take some great photos!

This is a walk where you can do as little or as much as you like. There are rest stops along the way, places to buy food and, of course, bathrooms, too. If you want to do just a few short miles, stay on the NJ side and head back to the start. If you go over the bridge you’re in Manhattan and can easily take public transportation downtown and back to the start. And, if you’re in for the whole thing, when you finish, hop the ferry across the river and meet us in Jersey City for drinks - location TBA later this month.

Bring friends to walk with you, and make new ones along the way. It’s easy to connect with others on a FreeWalkers event - we are known for bringing people together. Keep in mind that this is a self-guided event, with directions provided. Once you start you are on your own, the group can spread out a lot.

More Updates

Charles Updike is back in action as our Philly area walk leader, and he has posted his great walks. Check out our calendar here on the site, as well as Eventbrite and Meetups for more information.

We have decided to hold off on our traditional Kennedy50 for 2022. This does not mean it’s off the table forever, so please don’t give up on it. Life in 2021 is better than it was in 2020, but there are still unknowns going forward, so we feel it’s best not to make long-range plans at this time.

To keep the spirit of the event alive, we will hold another Virtual Kennedy50 in 2022, even bigger and better.

On a closing note, thank you to our walk leaders, volunteers and all who continue to donate both time and money to keep our organization going. We are a 501(c)3 so without your support we would not be able to continue what we do and host these FREE events.

Thank you,

Risa Olinsky, President

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Online Activity

Felicia Edmond and Azmat Siddiqui joined FreeWalkers
May 3
brigitte quelet-wofford and PJ Kaiser joined FreeWalkers
Apr 21
Evelyn Bowens is now a member of FreeWalkers
Apr 19
Barbara Frey updated their profile
Apr 11

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