Monday, August 12th 6:00 – 8:00
Central Park Arsenal 830 5th Ave. (at 64th St.) New York, NY 10065
Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing
Long Litt Woon (born 1958 in Malaysia) is an Anthropologist and certified Mushroom Expert in Norway. She went to Norway in her youth as an exchange student. There she met and later married a Norwegian, Eiolf Olsen, and made Norway her home. She currently lives in Oslo, Norway. The author’s surname is Long in accordance to Chinese naming tradition.
To listen to an interview with Long Litt Woon, click here.
To read an excerpt from The Way Through the Woods, click here.
We meet when public transportation arrives. Walks last 5-6 hours and are of moderate difficulty except where noted. Bring lunch, water, a knife, a whistle and a basket for mushrooms. Nonmembers attendance: $5, $10 family. Leaders have discretion to cancel walks in case of rain or dry conditions. Call or email if in doubt. Phone numbers and emails are distributed to the membership.
We ask that members refrain from visiting walk sites 2 weeks prior to the walk.
WARNING: Many mushrooms are toxic. Neither the Society nor individual members are responsible for the identification or edibility of any fungus.
TRANSPORTATION NOTES: Check transportation schedules online for time changes! And pick up a return schedule!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: PDF file of driving directions
Saturday, June 29. Gary’s Backyard Mushroom Walk in Central Park.
Meet 10 a.m. Central Park West and 96th Street. The 8th Ave. C local stops at 96th Street. Leader: Vicky Tartter.
Sunday, July 14. Van Cortlandt Park.
Leader: Tim Graham. Meet 10 a.m. at W. 242nd St. & Broadway, last stop on IRT #1 line. Bring containers for berries. (Easy)
Saturday, July 20. Stony Brook, Rockland County, NY.
Leaders: Tom Bigelow and Juniper Perlis. Meet in Sloatsburg at RR tracks one block from municipal building. Take N.J. Transit 9:14 Northeast Corridor train from Penn Station; transfer 9:23 at Secaucus Junction for Port Jervis line train which arrives Sloatsburg 10:12.
July 26-28. Chanterelle Weekend in the Londonderry area of Vermont.
August 1-4. NEMF Foray, Lock Haven, Pa.
Sunday, August 11. Wolfe’s Pond Park, Prince’s Bay, Staten Island.
Leader: Don Recklies. Take the 8:30 Staten Island ferry from Whitehall St. and then take the Staten Island Railway (SIR) which leaves at 9:01. It arrives at the Prince’s Bay station at 9:34 when the walk starts.
Saturday, August 17. Stony Brook.
Leader: Claude Martz. See July 20 for transportation.
Saturday, August 24. Beech Brook, Passaic Co., N.J.
Leader: Dennis Aita. Take 9:30 N.J. Transit #197 bus arriving around 10:55. Buy ticket for Ringwood. Ask bus driver to let you off at Greenwood Lake Turnpike and Beech Road, first road on right, 0.6 mile beyond Margaret King Ave. in Ringwood. Let Dennis know if coming by bus.
Saturday, September 7. Depew Park, Peekskill, Westchester Co., N.Y.
Leader: Karen Schechner. Take 8:43 Metro-North Express arriving Peekskill 9:48 (Train can also be boarded at 125th St. at 8:54).
Sunday, September 15. Joint NYMS/COMA Picnic & Walk.
For members only.
Saturday, September 21. South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, NJ.
Leaders: Marija Zeremski & Vanja Seferovic. Take NJ Transit 9:11 train from N.Y.’s Penn. Station to Millburn NJ (Morristown Line), arriving 9:56. Walk 2 blocks north to reservation parking lot.
Saturday, September 28. Wawayanda State Park, Passaic Co., NJ.
Joint walk with NJMA. NYMS Leader: Dennis Aita. Details by email.
October 4-6. Catskill Weekend at the Ukrainian Soyuzivka, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY.
For members only.
Saturday, October 5. Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
Leader: Dennis Aita. Take Lex #4 train to the last stop, Woodlawn & Jerome Ave. Meet 10 a.m. at the cemetery’s entrance. (Easy)
Saturday, October 12. South Mountain Reservation.
Leader: Ethan Crenson. See September 21 for transportation.
Sunday, October 20. Tallman State Park, Rockland Co., NY.
Leader: Alice Barner. Take Rockland Coach Route 9AT 9:15 bus from PA Bus Terminal or from uptown GW Bridge Bus Station at 9:40 arriving Oak Tree Road & 9W (Palisades, NY) at 10:06.
Saturday, October 26. Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, N.Y.
Leader: Paul Sadowski. Take 9:30 Staten Island Ferry arriving 9:55. From Ramp A take either S61 or S62 bus and get off at Lebau Ave. (along Victory Blvd.) by skating rink, 2 stops beyond Clove Road.
Saturday, November 2. Randall’s Island Park, NYC.
Leader: Dennis Aita. From Park Ave. and 125th St. (#4, #5, and #6 trains) at northwest corner take M35 to Ward’s Island. Get off at Icahn Stadium stop. We meet at the south entrance at 10am.