Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween!

November is the month for one of the highlights of our hike year, Harriman Hikers Thanksgiving Sunday Hike! The date will be Sunday, November 25th. Don’t miss it!

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great Thanksgiving!

A reminder that we return to Eastern Standard Time Sunday, November 4th, 2:00am. Set your clock(s) back one hour just before you go to bed Saturday night.

Harriman Hikers is a hiking club for singles of all ages. We meet up for hiking EVERY SUNDAY at 11:30 am in the South Parking Lots, Field B-1, of the Ramapo College of New Jersey on Route 202 in Mahwah, NJ. MAPS ANOTHER MAP
Please visit our website, www.harrimanhikers.org for complete details.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Please note that additional events NEVER affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hikes.


NOVEMBER ADDITIONAL EVENTS (follow links to announcements on website)
Additional Event: Hiker Birthdays + Ironbound Dinner Sat Nov 10 UPDATE 10/7- CHANGE OF VENUE- FOLLOW LINK
Additional Event: Ed’s Thanksgiving Friday Hike Nov 23rd
Thanksgiving Hike Sunday November 25th


DECEMBER ADDITIONAL EVENTS (follow links to announcements on website)
Additional Event: Hiker – Biker – Skier Christmas Hike and Holiday Party Sat Dec 8th
Additional Event: Ed’s Additional Hike- Date TBD


CHRONOLOGICALLY ORDERED, DETAILED ADDITIONAL EVENTS LISTING FOLLOWS


Additional Event: Hiker Birthdays + Ironbound Dinner
UPDATE 10/7/07 CHANGE OF VENUE:
The party is moving around the block to:Don Pepe Restaurant

Don Pepe Restaurant
844 McCarter Highway
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 623-4662 PH.

Same date (11/10/07), same time (7:00pm), Same great Portuguese / Spanish Cuisine, same price range. The food is par exellence, I have eaten there myself. * Please try to be punctual!- the restaurant will not seat us till most of us are there!

Called Iberia this morning to confirm our reservation and they said we were too dang BIG (we have 33 RSVP’d as of this writing) They require 48 hours notice, we gave ’em 72 hours and they still couldnt take us- bleh

It is very easy to get to Don Pepe Restaurant, and free parking is right on the premises.

It’s still an easy walk from the PATH Station if you are coming from NYC.

Can’t wait to see everybody-

Birthday Boy Rich (and on behalf of Birthday Gal Mary)

Mary and Rich’s 100th Birthday Celebration / Dinner in the Ironbound

Longtime Harriman Hikers Mary Weglarz and Rich Hobbs will be celebrating landmark birthdays this year in November and December:

Rich will be turning 50 and Mary will be turning… even more gorgeous than ever! .

In any case a party is in order, thus, “Mary and Rich’s 100th Birthday Celebration”!

…and what better way to celebrate than dinner in the Ironbound?

DETAILS:

Date: Saturday, Nov 10th, 2007
Time: 7:00pm till whenever
Place: Iberia Peninsula Restaurant, 63-69 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105 MAP PHOTOS
Parking: FREE PARKING 1/2 Block east of restaurant on Ferry St.
PATH (from Manhattan): to PATH Stn – Penn Stn, Newark. The restaurant is but a short walk from the Newark PATH Stn.
Attire: Casual (ok …you might be asked to wear a silly party hat for a little while? .
Cost: $25-$40 per person plus drinks, tax and tip. Party favors will be provided. Please bring cash to pay your own way, including a generous tip for the wait staff. Please do not drink and drive.
Request: your gracious company for dinner together. Bring a gag gift along if you are so inclined.

The above event is in addition-to and does not affect or replace Harriman Hikers regular Sunday hike. Harriman Hikers meets for hiking each and every Sunday, year-round, rain or shine just as we have for over 30 years.


Additional Event: Thanksgiving Friday Hike Nov 23rd, 2007Ed Burdzy will lead a hike on Friday, Nov 23rd, 2007. Destination to be determined by Ed, day of hike.

Ed normally leads an additional hike one Saturday each month, but with considerations toward the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Ed has changed the hike day for November to Friday, Nov 23rd.

Meetup for Ed’s hike on Friday, Nov 23rd, 2006 is as usual for “Ed Hikes”, 10am in the south (public) end of the parking lot at the Mason Jar Restaurant on Route 202 in Mahwah, NJ.
Map

Ed’s additional hikes can be more ambitious and longer (8-12 miles or more) than Harriman Hikers’ Sunday hikes. You must speak with Ed first if you have not hiked with Ed before, spoken with him about joining his Saturday hike and/or have any reservations about your abilities as a hiker. Ed’s hike is in addition-to and does not replace or affect Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday for hiking, rain or shine, year-round, as we have for over 30 years. The above hike is coordinated privately by Ed Burdzy. Please contact Ed Burdzy 973-471-0492 for questions and more info.


Thanksgiving Hike Sunday November 25th, 2007

Our Sunday-After-Thanksgiving Hike is always one of the highlights of our year!Every year as far back as any of us can remember, on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, Harriman Hikers has held an easy hike with the intention sharing leftovers (as well as specially prepared dishes) and the spirit of the holiday with other hiking friends and family.

Traditionally, as if by magic, old hiking friends materialize to join us for this special day. Turnouts of 50-60 people are not unusual.

Just follow this easy recipe:

-Regular Meeting time 11:30 am. No fee is charged for this hike.

-Expect a mild 3-5 mile hike to a wilderness shelter for several hours of feasting and socializing.

-Bring Thanksgiving leftovers to share. Dishes prepared especially for the hike are welcome as well!

-Bring beverages of your choice to share.

-Family members, including children old enough to handle a 3-5 mile round trip hike are welcome.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


Additional Event: Hiker – Biker – Skier Christmas Hike and Holiday PartyHike Leader: Bob Gawel
Event Coordinators: Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs

Date: Saturday, December 8th 2007

Events below are doable separately, if desired.
($)= Cost is involved.
Please use included links and map for directions and additional info.

($)10am – 1pm: ICE SKATING & CAROUSEL at BEAR MTN STATE PARK Directions + Info + Fees HERE.
* NOTE: Bear Mtn St Pk Parking Fee= $6 / car.

1:30pm – 6pm: FREE CHRISTMAS HIKE led by Bob Gawel. (3 miles total w/ 1 break & stops at historic points) from Bear Mtn St Park to historic Doodletown, NY. OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT on the trail! Bring beverages, snacks and flashlights / headlamps to share!

* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 1: Doubletree Hotel 180 Rt. 17 South, Mahwah, NJ 07430, rear pkg lot
* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 1 TIME: btn 12:00pm and 12:30pm

* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 2: Bear Mountain State Park Carousel + Ice Rink (back parking lot)
* HIKE MEETUP OPTION # 2 TIME: 1:00pm
* NOTE: Bear Mtn St Pk Parking Fee= $6 / car.

($) 6:00PM – 10:00PM COCKTAILS/ HORS D’OEUVRES FOLLOWED BY HOLIDAY BUFFET at RICHIE’S LITTLE PLACE!

RICHIE’S LITTLE PLACE 817 Rt. 9W, Ft. Montgomery (Highland Falls), NY 10922 PH 845-446-7918

* ($) COST: $25 PER PERSON PAID IN ADVANCE (includes hors d’oeuvres, meal, dessert, coffee/ tea, tax & tip!)
* 6:00PM – 7:00PM: COCKTAILS/ HORS D’OEUVRES (CASH BAR)
* 7:00pm-10:00PM: BUFFET DINNER! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL EVENING BY JOHN BARAGONE (DANCIN’ TOO!)

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Pay securely online (link on website)

OR Mail personal check payable to:

Carol Richards
PO Box 770
South Orange, NJ 07079

* PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN WED DEC 5, 2007
* LIMIT 60 GUESTS- 1ST COME BASIS
* WEATHER CANCELLATION ONLY- OTHERWISE NO REFUNDS. UNCASHED CHKS DESTROYED- NOT RETURNED.
* DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE

The above event is coordinated privately by Carol Richards and Rich Hobbs. Please email hikingfun@gmail.com for questions or more info. The above event is in addition-to and does not replace or affect Harriman Hikers regular Sunday Hike. Harriman Hikers meets every Sunday for hiking, rain or shine, year-round, as we have for over 30 years. Details about the above event can also be viewed at www.hikingfun.org.


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