Beach Day! Staten Island Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

July 9, 2023 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am
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Dear Friends,

This Sunday, June 9, meeting will be at the beach with a zoom cohort.

Meeting for worship begins at 10:10 am, scheduled to run 45 minutes. Social time to follow and/or a children’s story and/or meeting for worship with a concern for business.

Air quality forecast is still poor for Sunday, but considerably better than it has been this week. Temperature forecast between 70 and 74 during our meeting, with intermittent clouds and winds out of the SSE (in our faces, looking toward the water), gusts only about 15 mph.

Summary Directions to the beach — Meeting about 0.23 miles (400 yards) NE’ly from the end of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk. At that location, you will find 3 large pieces of driftwood next to each other (the longest about 20 ft long) lying more or less parallel to the shoreline. It makes for a really nice seating area, one that may also be attractive to other beach goers; ie, if you see people sitting there who don’t look quite frumpy enough (or friendly enough) to be Quakers, just look around a bit; we may have just had to opt for a bit of open sand.

Specific Directions

By car:

From parking lot 1 (the most NE’ly lot at South Beach) Just SE/o the corner of Ocean Ave & Drury. Permanent well-maintained restrooms are 300 yds WSW of the parking lot. (for directions from alternate lot, scroll down to the very bottom of this message).

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Walking directions to meeting place:

Starting from the end of the Boardwalk, walk NE’ly along the bikeway/walkway 132 yds to Fort Wadsworth Sign.

Walking directions from the Fort Wadsworth sign,

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Continue walking N’ly along the bikeway/walkway as it curves left, for 106 yds until the bikeway/walkway ends at USS N Carolina Rd. Turn right and walk NE’ly along USS N Carolina Rd 194 yards to a path on your right, leading through the woods to the beach.