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Staten Island Meeting

a welcoming unprogrammed meeting
October 14 -- South Beach, near jetty ruins 40.593904,-74.060006
See "Directions — 2nd Sundays" below
Staten Island, New York 10305

Contact:
Ted Lochwyn, clerk
718-727-4535 (home), or 917-617-4207 (mobile)
t.lochwyn@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
10 Clove Lake Place
Staten Island, NY 10310

Please see https://statenislandquakers.org/ for further details

Meeting times and locations

Meeting Days and Time:

2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, starting at 10:10 am and running until 10:55. Please call to confirm dates, times, and location, as there are exceptions. 917-617-4207

Meeting locations:

2nd Sundays South Beach

ruins of jetty, near Drury Ave & Ocean Ave. See Directions, 2nd Sundays Parking is free.

4th Sundays Broadway YMCA

651 Broadway – We have a beautiful classroom with windows on two sides! J Parking is free. Wheelchair accessible. See Directions, 4th Sundays

Directions — 2nd Sundays

Location at South Beach – ruins of jetty at northeasterly (“NE’ly”) end of South Beach. Seating is either on the sand or on a concrete bench, so seat cushions or beach chairs are suggested.

Nearest street intersectionDrury Ave & Ocean Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305. This puts you at the NE’ly end of the northernmost parking lot serving South Beach.

Walking from that parking lot, walk toward the water. Just before you reach the boardwalk, you’ll come to a sidewalk/bike lane. Turn left, and walk NE’ly about 100 yards past the end of the boardwalk. Just before the Fort Wadsworth sign, turn right and walk into the sand, toward the jetty ruins.

By car (coming from the south, headed NE’ly on Father Capodanno Blvd): Drive past the main entrance to South Beach. When Father Capodanno starts to curve left, continue straight onto Drury Ave.

Coming from the north (headed southbound on Lily Pond Ave): After you cross McClean Ave, continue a quarter mile or so. After the roadway curves right, you’ll come to Ocean Avenue (traffic light at bottom of hill). Go left onto Ocean Avenue (a narrow one-way street), heading southbound to the beach.

By Public Transportation (See also MTA Links)

From the north or south (within Staten Island): Take the S51 to Ocean Ave. Then see above walking info.

From Port Richmond: Take the Brooklyn-bound S53 to Ocean Ave & McClean. When you get off, the bus will be running eastbound on McClean (just past Ocean Ave). Walk back (westbound) to Ocean Ave, turn left and walk south to the beach (about a quarter-mile walk). Then see above walkinginfo.

From Manhattan: Go to Whitehall Terminal, catch the 9:00 am ferry to Staten Island, arriving in Staten Island at about 9:30. Walk to Bus Ramp B. Catch the S51. Get off at Ocean Avenue. Then see above walking info.

From Brooklyn: Take the S53 to Lily Pond & McClean. When you get off, the bus will be running westbound on McClean. Walk in that same direction one block to Ocean, turn left and walk south to the beach (about a quarter-mile walk). Then see above walking info.

By bicycle: Coming from the north (headed southbound on Lily Pond Ave): After you cross McClean Ave, continue a quarter mile or so. After the roadway curves to the right, it will start to curve left near the bottom of the hill (approaching traffic light at Ocean Ave). Continue straight (or slight angle to your right) onto Robin Road. Go westbound on Robin Road only about 100 feet and turn left (southbound) on Ocean Ave. Continue south to the beach. Then see above walking info.

Breaking news, the safer and more scenic alternative to the above-described Lily Pond route — the bike path through Fort Wadsworth, has just reopened! J (July 2018) Biking through that park is pretty intuitive, but if you need more direction, call Ted.

Coming from the Southwest: There are bike paths running both beside the boardwalk and up on the boardwalk. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but either one is better than riding on Father Capodanno Blvd. Take one of the bike paths all the way to the NE’ly end of the South Beach boardwalk. Then see above walking info.

There are places to lock your bike near the parking lot, or you can just walk or carry it into the sand and park it near where we meet.

Directions — 4th Sundays

Broadway YMCA – 651 Broadway, Staten Island – across the Street from Broadway entrance to the Staten Island Zoo.

When you enter the building, go to the main desk (to your left as you enter) and ask to be buzzed into the classroom area to attend Quaker meeting.

Public Transportation   See also:  MTA Info (official MTA web site

service advisories

Staten Island Bus Map

bus schedules, and

Bustime (real-time bus tracking)

From Manhattan: Go to Whitehall Terminal, catch the 9:00 am ferry to Staten Island, arriving in Staten Island at about 9:30. Walk to Bus Ramp C. Catch the S48. Expect to be on the bus for 15 or 20 minutes once it starts rolling. At Burgher Ave (Shell Station on your right) you’ll be one stop away. Get off at Broadway (McDonald’s on your right). From there, you can walk a quarter mile or catch another bus and go two stops.

To walk from Forest and Broadway: Standing at that bus stop in front of McDonald’s and looking across Forest toward Santander Bank, you’ll be facing south. Walk south a quarter mile along Broadway and the Y will be on your left.

To catch the bus from from Forest and Broadway: Looking west (same direction the bus had been traveling),.across Broadway you’ll see the stop for the Bay-Ridge-bound S53. Take that bus on Broadway, two stops to Colonial Court (in front of the zoo). Continue southbound (same direction the bus had been traveling) on foot just a few steps and you will see the Y across the street on your left.

From Brooklyn: Take the R train toward Bay Ridge. Get off at 86th Street. Catch the S53 southbound on 4th Ave. Expect to be on the bus for 20 or 25 minutes once it starts rolling. When the bus passes a cemetery at the top of a hill, you are getting close. The bus angles to the right from Clove Road onto Broadway. Get off at the next stop (Coughlin Ave). Continue north (same direction the bus had been traveling) on foot half a block to the Y.

From within Staten Island: Catch any bus that intersects with the S53. See the ends of the Manhattand and Brooklyn directions above for the best stop to get off the S53, depending on which direction you’re coming from.

When you come

When you come:

You will know Meeting for Worship is in session if no one verbally greets you when you enter. That does not mean you are not welcome. You are welcome!

Meeting for Worship is not necessarily completely silent. Participants may be moved by the spirit to respectfully share vocal ministry. That includes you, even when it’s your first meeting; but please note that vocal ministry is not a sermon nor a debate, nor is it idle chatter. It’s only the concise expression of “that of God within.” It is customary for an individual to speak no more than once during a single Meeting for Worship.

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