$10 – $50

Summer Sundays: Sunset Walk #6: Fort Tryon Park to Inwood Hill Park Photogr...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Plaza Lafayette

New York, NY 10033

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Event description


AUGUST "TWO FOR ONE": Register for yourself and bring a friend along for FREE!

Click HERE for the FULL SCHEDULE of NYC Wild! Adventures

Check Eventbrite or scroll to the bottom of this listing for more scheduled outings!

NYC Wild! Summer Sundays Sunset Photography & Nature Ramble Series!
Take JUST ONE or a breezy $50.00 NYC Wilder! Pass gives you as many walks as you would like for the rest of 2018:
Walk #1: Sunday, July 1: Manhattan Westside: South Ferry to Christopher Street
Walk #2: Sunday, July 8: Manhattan Westside: Christopher Street to 44th Street/Pier 84
Walk #3: Sunday, July 22: Manhattan Westside: 44th Street/Pier 84 to 79th Street Boat Basin
Walk #4: Sunday, July 29: Manhattan Westside: 79th Street Boat Basin to 125th Street
Walk #5: Sunday, August 5: Manhattan Westside: 125th Street to George Washington Bridge
Walk #6: Sunday, August 12: Manhattan Westside: Fort Tryon Park to Inwood Hill Park
Walk #7: Sunday, August 26: Jersey City, Hudson River Promenade Full Moon

Summer Sundays Sunset Photography & Nature Ramble #6:
Manhattan Westside: Fort Tryon Park to Inwood Hill Park

This is the final leg of our Summer Sunsets Walks along the west side of Manhattan - and what a beautiful stretch of the walk this is! Rather than continuing our walk on the actual Hudson River Greenway, a not so relaxing stretch beside the rush hour traffic of the Henry Hudson Parkway 9A North (though I do regret forfeiting the Inspiration Point lookout), we’ll enter the serenity of Fort Tryon Park’s magnificent gardens, The Cloisters beckoning us ahead. Down the stairs to the Dyckman Street Pier, we’ll rest a moment before easing into the hush of Inwood Hill Park’s centuries old trees to watch the waning light over the New Jersey Palisades. Before dark, we’ll head to Inwood for a congratulatory dinner and toast ourselves for completing this series of Summer Wednesdays Sunset Walks—walking the entire west side of Manhattan! Bravo to US! Sunset 7:57 pm.

THE MEET UP: (We will meet at the entrance to Fort Tryon Park, at the north side of the traffic circle at the intersection of Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue in north Manhattan. Take the A Train to 190th Street, come up by the elevators at the Fort Tryon end of the station (DO NOT EXIT through the long tunnel to Bennett Avenue). If you are coming from the West Village we can make arrangements to meet up around 4:30 pm in the neighborhood.. Approximately 4 mile walk.



An “urban wilderness” walk is not an oxymoron. Keith Michael has been exploring the remotest corners of New York City for decades, gaining a collective eclectic knowledge that cannot be found in any guidebooks. These walking tours will bring you to his favorite destinations around this vast metropolis, taking the guesswork out of the legwork! With carefully researched information about where to go, what to see, how to get there, AND the camaraderie of fascinating people to enjoy the "there" with, each excursion provides a unique off-the-grid out-of-the-tour-bus immersive experience in the natural wonders (as well as architectural and historical highlights) available within one of the largest cities in the world. Once you do, you’ll be inspired to do even more and take advantage of the myriad other FREE tours offered by many parks and organizations throughout NYC—there is always more to see and learn!


Follow instructions on the Eventbrite site.

See the full schedule and descriptions of the 2018 NYC Wild! Walking Tours by clicking HERE!

To see the short list of dates and destinations, scroll down to the bottom of this sectionwith LINKS to each New York City WILD! Walking Tour to reserve your spot NOW!


There are various ticket prices for New York City WILD! Walks. Buy an "Early Bird" Discount ($10 - only 5 available), a $15 One Day Wonder Ticket, or Become a NYC Wilder! The $50 Pass gives you access to six months of upcoming NYC Wild! Walks June through December 2018 (Get the PASS in June for ONE FREE MONTH) - what a deal! BUY the PASS as a Great GIFT IDEA too!

PLEASE NOTE: Participants cover their own public transportation costs (NYC Metrocard and PATH train fares) as well as lunch/dinner and beverageseither a bring-your-own-picnic or conviviality at a local eatery depending on the individual walk itinerary.


BAD WEATHER: Trips will only be cancelled under extreme weather conditions. New York City weather is fickle! Rarely does the same kind of weather last all day, and the weather forecast for Central Park may be vastly different than what actually occurs on a far outer-borough beach. Most walks will go on rain or shine under the optimism that an inclement forecast will change. However, primarily beach walks WILL BE cancelled or rerouted if there is any threat of thunderstorms.

  • CANCELLATIONS: Participants will be notified by e-mail 24 hours in advance if a forecast of extreme weather is imminent. You will recieve a FULL REFUND of your ticket OR you can transfer your order to another New York City WILD! outing by contacting newyorkcitywild@gmail.com. (A REFUND can take 7-10 business days for your refund to be processed.)

  • "No Shows" WILL NOT be refunded.

  • Any request for a refund must be made within 4 days after an event has ended.


  • Please carefully note meeting places and times. Trips will leave promptly from designated meeting sites. For meet-ups on a subway platform, we will generally leave on the FIRST TRAIN after the designated departure time. Return times are approximate.

  • NYC Wild! Walks are GREEN in more ways than one! Walks frequently meet on a subway platform to take a train (average 45 minutes to an hour+) to and from the starting point of the walk. Please carefully note whether the meet-up location is on the UPTOWN or DOWNTOWN platform AND whether it is at the FIRST or LAST car of the train! Please arrive with a filled MetroCard so that trains or buses are not missed while you wait in line to put more money on your card.

  • Alternate meeting locations can be arranged en route to the destination if this is more convenient for individual travelers.

  • ALWAYS check the MTA Weekender online before you leave home for planned service changes on your subway lines! Leave additional travel time for delays in weekend service. Some Walk meet-up locations or destinations may be changed if subway service is unusually cumbersome to our starting point.


  • To get to the "cool places" that we go on New York City WILD! Walks, these outings are estimated at 4-6 hours in length (including travel time to and from the starting point of the actual walking tour) and range from 2-5 miles depending on the itinerary. Know your own abilities and stamina.

  • It is difficult to catch up with the group if you are late - please be on time for the MEET UP. Most walks are a loop so it is also difficult to leave early. Please take this into consideration.

  • NYC Wild! Walks move at a casual pace to encourage observation and conversation. These ARE NOT "exercise walks" or "power walks" or "hiking." Pauses for photography are accommodated though sometimes we may need to keep moving to fulfill the walk's itinerary.

  • These walks are usually not suitable for participants younger than 10 years of age.

  • Most NYC Wild! excursions follow primarily level established trails though the walking surface can vary from city sidewalks to woodland path, boardwalks, grass, minor rock scrambling or sandy beach. Some stairs or a rise and descent in terrain are part of individual walks.

  • Insects should be a minimal concern, but mosquitoes, ticks and bees DO EXIST in New York City. Be mindful and take suitable precautions.

  • Restrooms are not always conveniently located or available. Take this into consideration.


  • BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH/DINNER. We will stop for a picnic along the way—outside. Bring your picnic with you rather than expecting to stop along the way to "pick something up". Some walk itineraries may include end-of-walk conviviality at a local eaterywatch the listings for these scheduled festivities. Please note: For these get-togethers, to reduce end-of-the-evening hassles, we will split the check and 20% tip evenly among the number of diners. If someone feels that they have consumed significantly more or less than the general table, adjustments can be made. Please be generous.

  • Water

  • Dress appropriately for the forecasted weather—hat, jacket, layers to take off or put on if temperatures change. In general, it can be windier and cooler (or hotter) at these locations than in Manhattan. Bring an umbrella for surprise changes in weather.

  • Sturdy closed-toed walking shoes that you aren’t too concerned about getting muddy or wet. No sandals or flip-flops.

  • Binoculars if you have them. If not, we will share.

  • A camera. Each walk offers endless photo opportunities.

  • Sun screen and insect repellent. Insects should be a minimal concern for most trips.

  • PLEASE use your cell phone sparingly for emergencies only (and generously for taking memorable photos of the walk!)

  • Enthusiasm and a sense of adventure.


YES. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver statement, agreeing to release and hold harmless Keith Michael and New York City WILD! from any and all liability arising out of or resulting from your participation. Your participation in these walks is on a completely voluntary basis and you are responsible for your own personal safety and well-being. Read the complete statement included with this event listing.


Write to newyorkcitywild@gmail.com for any additional information. All outings are available for private walks, group bookings, or other events. When making inquiries, please indicate the date and destination of the walk for which you have questions. More detailed information about each walk will be sent by e-mail to participants a few days before each scheduled outing.


KEITH MICHAEL is a self-styled urban naturalist, avid birder, photographer, and a dedicated explorer of New York City's five boroughs. He has led 100s of walks throughout NYC. Watching birds drives his focus, but the breadth of NYC history, and the wealth of vistas, trees, wildflowers, grasses, mushrooms, butterflies, dragonflies, as well as scaled, slithery and furred fauna that can be observed within the city is truly remarkable. Mr. Michael has published four books of writing and photographs: Let’s Go Out!: A Birder's Year in the West Village (2015); Take Me to the River (2014); Once Around the Block (2013), and 1000 Days: World Trade Center Rising (2013); leads New York City WILD! nature walking tours, co-leads Hudson River Park WILD! walks, and is a monthly contributor to WestView News: The Voice of the West Village.

When not adventuring in the city and taking photographs, Mr. Michael is a ballet choreographer, having created The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies, Mother GOOSE! and The Nutcracker for New York Theatre Ballet, and is the Dance Production Coordinator at The Juilliard School. For more information about walks, books or photographs visit www.keithmichaelnyc.com

Photo of Keith Michael by Valerie S.

New York City WILD!

Waiver/Release/Assumption of Risk Agreement

New York City WILD! is an urban nature walk series organized by freelance urban naturalist Keith Michael.

As used in this agreement, "The Coordinator" means collectively New York City WILD! and Keith Michael, its employees, representatives, independent contractors and/or affiliate organizations involved in the selected program/activity, members, leaders, organizers, volunteers, co-participants and all others involved in the selected activity/program.

As used in this agreement, "you" means the person who signs this agreement or on whose behalf this agreement has been executed. It is anticipated that you are accepting this agreement as a prerequisite to your participation in a New York City WILD! activity/program. If a person under 18 years of age participates, that person's parent or legal guardian must also accept this agreement.

In consideration of the services provided by The Coordinator and the opportunity for you to participate in the selected activity/program, you AGREE TO AND ACKNOWLEDGE the following:

1.) New York City WILD! nature walks are entirely volunteer activities. Other participants are not outdoor recreational or educational professionals.

2.) New York City WILD! activities have inherent RISKS, HAZARDS AND DANGERS. Such risks, hazards and dangers may include, though not limited to: adverse weather, crossing streams, falls from heights, travel, exposure to insects and animals; remoteness from shelter, restroom facilities, food, water, medical care and emergency rescue services; graded trails, uneven terrain, mechanical or equipment failures, and misjudgments by leaders, volunteers and/or co-participants. You acknowledge these and other risks, and you ASSUME THE RISKS of participating in the New York City WILD! activity and travel to and from the activity/program.

3.) The Coordinator cannot guarantee your health or safety. You are responsible for your own health and safety. You warrant that you have skills and overall health and physical conditioning adequate for the program/activity you have selected. If required, you will provide your own appropriate and adequate clothing, equipment and supplies. You will cooperate with the leader(s) and organizers to achieve a meaningful and safe experience for the group.

4.) You hereby RELEASE AND AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS The Coordinator from any and all liability arising out of or resulting from your participating in a New York City WILD! program or activity. You and your agents, heirs and assigns HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS against The Coordinator in any court, forum, tribunal or jurisdiction, whether for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage or loss, breach of contract, economic loss or consequential damages from delays, cancellation or changes in program or schedules.

5.) You are solely responsible for all transportation fares for and food or beverages consumed during this activity.

6.) You acknowledge that The Coordinator or co-participants may produce photographic or video recordings ("images") of programs. The Coordinator or co-participants may use such images to promote The Coordinator and their programs. You hereby consent to such images made while you are engaged in the activity/program and grant to The Coordinator or co-participants all of your rights to use such images and any copies or derivative works therefrom in any manner for promotional and other commercial purposes, in any medium. You release and assign to any right or interest that you may have in those images including rights in your appearance and or your voice recorded by employees, other participants, agents or contractors, whether or not on behalf of The Coordinator or co-participants, and you waive any right of any kind in or over such images including rights of (A) compensation, (B) publicity, privacy or copyright, or (C) review, inspection or approval.

7.) This Waiver/Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement is the entire agreement between you and The Coordinator, and cannot be orally changed or modified.

8.) This agreement entered into in the State of New York, is to be governed by the laws of New York and any suits, claims or actions concerning it are to be brought only in the courts of the State of New York.

9.) If a court with proper jurisdiction determines that any part of this document is invalid, illegal or against public policy, the remaining portions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

I have read this agreement and I understand its terms and, in particular, that I am giving up substantial legal rights. Knowing this, I am voluntarily agreeing to this Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk Agreement.

Fields to be completed on hard copy at the start of the Walking Tour:

Print Name: __________________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________

Date: ________________________________________________

Mobile phone #: _______________________________________

e-mail: _______________________________________________

Emergency Contact Name:_______________________________

Emergency Contact Phone Number: _______________________

New York City WILD!
2018 Walks Schedule

For FULL SCHEDULE of Adventures Information
GO TO www.keithmichaelnyc.com

Click on the DATE LINK BELOW to Make Your Eventbrite Reservation NOW!

JUNE 2018

Friday, June 1 - Staten Island: Snug Harbor and Allison Pond Park Photography & Nature Walk (9:00 am)

Saturday, June 2 - NYC Wild! & Chelsea Symphony: Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park Photography & Nature Walk (10:00 am)

Sunday, June 3 - NYC Wild! with OutdoorFEST 2018! Staten Island: Mount Loretto Unique Area. To sign up for OutdoorFEST events visit: https://schedule.outdoorfest.com/eventbrite-event/hike-wolfes-pond-with-nyc-wild/

Friday, June 8 - NYC Wild! with OutdoorFEST 2018! Queens: Fort Tilden Sunset Walk. To sign up for OutdoorFEST events visit: https://schedule.outdoorfest.com/eventbrite-event/sunset-hike-at-fort-tilden-with-nyc-wild/

Saturday, June 9 - Queens: Howard Beach Photography & Nature Walk (1:00 pm)

Sunday, June 10 - Bayonne NJ: Bayonne Golf Course Promenade Photography & Nature Walk (10:00 am)

Wednesday, June 13 - Horseshoe Crabs at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Photography & Nature Walk (5:30 pm)

Thursday, June 14 - Grounds for Sculpture: Hamilton NJ (9:00 am)

Friday, June 15 - Queens: Alley Pond Park Photography & Nature Walk (9:00 am)

Saturday, June 16 - Staten Island: Brookfield Park Photography & Nature Walk (7:00 am)

Sunday, June 17 - Randall's Island Park Photography & Nature Walk (12:00 noon)

Tuesday, June 19 - Meadowlands NJ: Richard W. DeCorte Park Photography & Nature Walk (9:00 am)

Thursday, June 28 - Horseshoe Crabs at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Photography & Nature Walk (5:30 pm)

Friday, June 29 - Untermyer Gardens: Yonkers Photography & Nature Walk (9:00 am)

Saturday, June 30 - American Princess Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise (1:00 pm)

JULY 2018

Sunday, July 1 - Summer Sunset #1: Manhattan Westside: South Ferry to Christopher Street (5:30 pm)

Sunday, July 8 - Summer Sunset #2: Manhattan Westside: Christopher Street to 44th Street/Pier 84 (5:30 pm)

Tuesday, July 10 - Van Cortlandt Park/Tibbet's Brook, The Bronx, Photography & Nature Walk (10:00 am)

Thursday, July 12 - Manhattanhenge: Gantry Plaza State Park, Queens (5:30 pm)

Friday, July 20 - Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers, Photography & Nature Walk (10:00 am)

Saturday, July 21 - Brooklyn/Queens: Newtown Creek Photography & Nature Walk (10:00 am)

Sunday, July 22 - Summer Sunset #3: Manhattan Westside: 44th St/Pier 84 to 79th St Boat Basin (5:30pm)

Tuesday, July 24 - Upper Bronx River, The Bronx Photography & Nature Walk (10:00 am)

Sunday, July 29 - Summer Sunset #4: Manhattan Westside: 79th Street Boat Basin to 125th Street (5:30 pm)

Tuesday, July 31 - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens Shorebird Photography & Nature Walk (9:30 am)


Wednesday, August 1 - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens Shorebird Photography & Nature Walk (9:30 am)

Thursday, August 2 - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens Shorebird Photography & Nature Walk (10:00 am)

Friday, August 3 - Lyndhurst, The Gilded Age Mansion, Tarrytown - Details to be confirmed

Saturday, August 4 - TBD

Sunday, August 5 - Summer Sunset #5: Manhattan Westside: 125th St to George Washington Bridge (5:30pm)

Tuesday, August 7 - Summer Sunset Bridge Walk: Manhattan Bridge Photography Walk (6:00 pm)

Wednesday, August 8 - Yonkers Photography and Nature Ramble (10:00 am)

Thursday, August 9 - Great Kills Park, Staten Island Photography and Nature Walk (10:00)

Friday, August 10 - Mount Loretto Unique Area, Staten Island Photography and Nature Walk (10:00)

Saturday, August 11 - Central Park North End, Manhattan Photography and Nature Walk (12:00 noon) including John Luther Adams World Premiere "In the Name of the Earth" at Harlem Meer (FREE)

Sunday, August 12 - Summer Sunset #6: Manhattan Westside: Fort Tryon Park to Inwood Hill Park (5:00 pm)

Tuesday, August 21 - Summer Sunset Bridge Walk: Williamsburg Bridge & Domino Park, Brooklyn (5:30pm)

Wednesday, August 22 - Shorebird Festival: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens Sunset Walk (3:30)

Thursday, August 23 - Shorebird Festival: Meadowlands NJ: Richard W. DeCorte Park Walk (10:00 am)

Friday, August 24 - Shorebird Festival: Bayonne NJ: Bayonne Golf Course Promenade Walk (11:00 am)

Saturday, August 25 - Shorebird Festival: Destination TBD

Sunday, August 26 - Summer Sunset #7: Jersey City, Hudson River Promenade Full Moon (5:00 pm)

Wednesday, August 29 - Central Park Blue Hour & Nighttime Photography Ramble (6:00 pm)


Share with friends

Date and Time


Plaza Lafayette

New York, NY 10033

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved