The NYC Department of Aging is sponsoring a Walkathon and inviting all centers to participate. It will run from September to November and we will walk in groups, socially distancing, of course, throughout the neighborhood. We will be competing against the other senior centers in NYC. The center with the most steps at the end of November will  be declared a winner in their borough. There will be 5 winners in all. As the weather cools down (hopefully), it is a great time to get outdoors, get together and enjoy the wide-open spaces of our neighborhood.


The groups will be led by different staff members of the Bay Ridge Center and Bay Ridge Connects. All are invited, no matter your level or speed of walking.

Wednesdays, 3:15 pm (weather permitting)

Meet at Bay Ridge Center 6935 4th Avenue

Destination is determined week-by-week so
watch our calendar for details

Exercise instructor and Bay Ridge resident Mary Ann Coughlin arranges most of the walks. Martha caught her documenting one recent walk.

Trip to Ft. Hamilton and the Harbor Museum — with some walking too!

We had a successful trip on Wednesday, October 6, our first trip with the van in almost 2 years! Everyone enjoyed the tour as we learned lots of interesting facts about the Fort Hamilton Army Base and toured the Harbor Defense Museum.  Our tour guides, Justin and Bob, did a great job entertaining us with stories and answering our questions. Many of the members had a personal connection to the Fort.  It was great hearing their stories as well. We ended our day with a delicious lunch at the Community Center.


Walk #3 - Tree Identification

Sept. 22, 2021

The weather was more conducive to walking than the previous week when only a couple of us showed up. This great group was very serious about identifying the trees, and loved the rest stop for a cold drink — and socializing even more! The group identified trees along 77th Street and Ridge Boulevard, counting steps to add to our total for the DFTA walking challenge through the end of November.

Walk #2 - Narrows Botanic Garden

Sept. 8, 2021

What a great walk! We met Mickela Mallozzi and her crew  from the Bare Feet TV series and Bare Feet Tours.  A good number of the walkers knew her show on Channel 25. The first picture is a group one with her and her crew!


Walk #1 - Owl's Head Park

Sept. 2, 2021

(delayed a day by the Ida rainstorm the day before)

We do walk, but as you can see we stop for breaks too! Mary Ann shared some history of Owl's Head Park on this walk and the group shared memories of the park over the years.


If you can't join our Meditation classes on Monday and Wednesday, try this audio/video version created by our former meditation instructor, Braden Marks.