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Staten Island Meeting
of the Religious Society of Friends

(Quaker meeting, unprogrammed)

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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.

More about Quakerism: New York Yearly Meeting or www.quaker.org

 

 

Meeting Days and Time: With rare exception, Meeting for Worship occurs the 2nd and 4th First Day of each month, starting at 10:10 am and running until 10:55. Please call to confirm dates and times.

Meeting location: 450 Front St. NOTE: The door is on Thompson St. and is labeled "MakerSpace." If 450-A is not open, go to 450-B and walk through the shop to the conference room.

See also: Mailing address

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[Prospect St.]

 

 

Stapleton Station]

 

 

[Union Pl.]

 

[Bay St] [Front St.]

[Canal-Wright stop]

[Tappen Park] [Water St.]

[Wright Street] [Canal St.]

 

Thompson [450 Front St.]

[Thompson-Bay stop]

 

Broad St.

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Directions:

Driving: Thompson Street is one-way westbound. If you are coming via Front Street, you can drive directly to Thompson. If you are coming via Bay Street, turn east (toward the ocean) on Canal St. Turn right on Front St. and right again on Thompson. Park and walk to MakerSpace, 450-A or B.

Staten Island Railway ("SIR"): Get off at Stapleton Station. Exit at south end of platform (front of train if you're coming from St. George). Walk east (toward the ocean) on Water Street. Turn right on Front Street. Walk 2 blocks to Thompson. Turn right and enter MakerSpace at 450-A or 450‑B.

Buses: Directions below are current as of February 1, 2017. See also:

MTA Info (official MTA web site)

Current:

service advisories

Staten Island Bus Map

bus schedules, and

Bustime (real-time bus tracking)

from North Shore:

S51 or 76 southbound on Bay Street to Broad Street. Walk back half a block to Thompson. Turn right and walk east (toward the ocean) on Thompson. Enter MakerSpace at 450-A or 450-B.

S52 or 78 southbound on Beach Street: Get off at Union Pl. Walk south on Beach to Tappen Park. Turn left at the park, then immediately right on Bay Street. Walk south on Bay Street 2 blocks to Thompson. Turn left and walk east (toward the ocean) on Thompson. Enter MakerSpace at 450-A or 450‑B.

S74 southbound on Bay Street: Get off at Prospect Street. Walk south on Bay Street to Thompson. Turn left and walk east (toward the ocean) on Thompson. Enter MakerSpace at 450-A or 450‑B.

Returning home: Visit Bustime and enter Thompson & Bay St in the search window.

from South Shore:

S51 or 76 northbound on Bay Street to Thompson Street. Turn right and walk east (toward the ocean) on Thompson. Enter 450-A or 450-B.

S52, 74, or 78 northbound on Canal Steet: Get off at Canal & Wright Street (Tappen Park). Walk east (toward the ocean) to Bay Street. Turn right, walk south on Bay St. to Thompson. Turn left and walk east (toward the ocean). Enter 450-A or 450-B.

Returning home: Visit Bustime and enter Thompson & Bay St in the search window.

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from Manhattan: Go to Whitehall Terminal, catch the 9:30 am ferry to Staten Island, arriving just before 10 at St. George Terminal (on the Faire Isle of Staten). Walk to Bus Ramp B. Catch the S51 or 76. Alternatively, take the S74. Those buses all depart at 10 and will get you to Tappen Park in about 7 minutes. They usually wait if the boat is late; but if you miss all the 10 o'clock buses, walk to Ramp C and catch the S78 at 10:15. Then see "From North Shore" above for walking directions from the various Tappen Park stops to 450 Front Street.

The Staten Island Railway is also an alternative. It leaves about 10:05 and takes about 6 minutes to get to Stapleton Station.

Returning to Manahattan: Go to the Bay Street & Thompson stop and catch either the St. George bound (northbound) S51 or 76. Buses leave approximately 13 and 43 minutes past the hour (timed to just catch the ferry). Alternatively, the SIR departs Stapleton Station for St. George at appoximately 8 and 38 minutes past the hour. To explore more options, visit Bustime and enter Thompson & Bay St in the search window.

from Brooklyn: Take the R train toward Bay Ridge. Get off at 86th Street. Catch the S79 northbound on 4th Ave (the 9:29 am departure should be early enough to reach MakerSpace by 10:15). Get off at Hylan Boulevard (should be the 2nd stop in Staten Island but double-check with the driver). Turn right and walk a block north on Hylan to Donley Ave. Catch the S78 northbound (toward St. George). It will take 6 or 7 minutes to get to Canal & Wright Street (the next stop after Broad Street). Walk east (toward the ocean) on Canal Street to Bay Street. Turn right, walk south on Bay St. to Thompson. Turn left and walk east (toward the ocean) on Thompson. Enter MakerSpace at 450-A or 450-B.

See also: Tip for Savvy Bus Navigators, below.

Returning to Brooklyn: Go to Canal & Wright St and wait at the southbound bus stop (across from the west end of Tappen Park). Take either the S 52 or S78, whichever comes first. In either case, get off at Narrows Road South -- the first stop after crossing the Expressway. Catch the S79 Select bound for Bay Ridge. The last stop will be at the 86th Street station on the R Train.

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Tip for Savvy Bus Navigators (coming from Broolyn): Bustime can be especially useful for the trip from Bay Ridge to Stapleton. Both the S78 (referenced above) and the S52 stop at Tappen Park (Canal & Wright); and they both intersect the S79, but not at the same intersection. Bustime will help you determine which transfer point offers the best connection.

While you're waiting for your S79 at 86th St, open two Bustime tabs on your phone. Enter Hylan & Narrows Rd N in the search window of the first tab. This will allow you to track both the S79 bus you're boarding and the S78 you intend to catch, as each one approaches that intersection. Allow 3 minutes walking time from Narrows Road to Donley. Ideally, you'd like to have another 3 minutes to spare, as the Bustime readout could be off by that much.

In your second Bustime tab, enter Fingerboard & Narrows Rd N in the search window. This will allow you to track both the S79 bus you're on and the St. George-bound S52 you intend to catch. Allow 2 minutes walknig time from Narrows Road to Fingerboard Rd & Lincoln Pl. Again, ideally, you'd like to have another 3 minutes to spare, as the Bustime readout could be off by that much.

On the S79, it normally will take about 10 minutes to get to Fingerboard (the first stop on the Island). As you ride along on your S79, you can toggle back and forth between your Bustime tabs and click "Refresh" to update the comparisons. If there is any uncertainty about catching the S52 by the time you reach Fingerboard Road, stay on the bus one more stop (Hylan Blvd, aka, St. Johns), and catch the S78. The S78 runs a little more frequently than the S52.

If you do get off at Fingerboard, your S79 will cross Fingerboard before it stops. Walk back (east) across Fingerboard, turn left and walk (north) a very short block to the stop at Lincoln Pl.

Once you've made the transfer, it will only take 6 or 7 minutes to get to Tappen Park. To track, enter 202788 in your Bustime search window. Get off at Canal & Wright Street (the next stop after Broad Street). Walk east (toward the ocean) on Canal St. to Bay Street. Turn right; walk south on Bay St. to Thompson. Turn left and walk east (toward the ocean) on Thompson. Enter MakerSpace at 450-A or 450-B. J

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Contact us:

call Ted Lochwyn, at (718) 720-5754 (home) or (917) 617-4207 (mobile)

write tlochwyn@gmail.com

or text Betsy Wilson at (718) 431-3564.

 

Mailing address:

c/o Ted Lochwyn

10 Clove Lake Place

Staten Island, NY 10310

 

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