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Date/Time

Saturday, August 13th, 2022 | 3:00pm - 5:15pm

Where We Will Meet

300 Sea Cliff Ave - plaza on corner by Central

Where The Walk Will End

Memorial Park scenic overlook. No meals planned after.

About This Walk

This my 9th year leading a Worldwide Photowalk!  Sea Cliff is a lovely hamlet on the North Shore of Long Island set on a cliff overlooking Hempstead Harbor.  Its streets are full of gorgeous Victorian and Gothic style homes with a rainbow of colors and gingerbread accents. There is also a quaint downtown area.  Veteran’s Memorial Park (a.k.a. “Sunset Park” ), at Prospect and Sea Cliff Avenues, commands an unobstructed view of Hempstead Harbor, Long Island Sound, and the New York and Connecticut shorelines.
Starting point: Meet at the plaza just west of the Sea Cliff Village Library and Village Hall, which is on the corner of Central, between Sea Cliff Ave and Summit Ave.  Nearest address is 300 Sea Cliff Ave for those wishing to map it.  Arrive on time as we will take a group photo by 3:15, then start our walk from there.

Ending point: We will officially end our walk at Memorial Park, but all are welcome to take the trip down to the beach via Cliff Way.  Note that road is a steep, hairpin turn one-way scenic drive from the park down to the beach.

Limited street parking.   Allow extra time in case you have to park a few blocks away.  Parking at the beach may be available if we are lucky, but it is possible to do a drive through or even walk down the steep hill and maybe find street parking a distance from there.   Please observe all traffic signs and one-way streets.  If you are arriving from Shore Road, you will need to make a very sharp, hairpin turn just before the actual beach and climb the steep road, though you can approach the area from more level roads like Sea Cliff Avenue from the west or Prospect Ave from the south to avoid that.

Important Notes:
1. We ask participants to socially distance and wear their masks when close to others.
2. By participating in this walk, you agree to hold harmless all walk leaders from any injuries yourself or others or damages to property, whether these are intentional or accidental.
3. This walk is for Adults ages 18+.
4. Please take care when snapping your photos and obey all traffic laws, parking signs and signals. Always look before stepping into a street.
5. Travel light and wear clothing suitable for the weather, including sunglasses, possibly a hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes since this is a hilly area, some parts on very steep slopes.

6. To ensure the safety and comfort of all of our participants, please refrain from and smoking, vaping of any kind while near others. Substance and alcohol abuse will automatically exclude you from participating.

Contest opens on MondayAugust 15th, 2022

Please click on the Contest/Prizes tab for details and enter your best photo during the submission period.
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS | August 15, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | August 26, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

LEADER SELECT WINNER DEADLINE | Sept 2, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

    Ilene Schuss We invite our walkers to join this group on Facebook so they can interact with other walkers, share photos, and enjoy other events we may also hold throughout the year: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LBeachNYGlobalPhotoWalk2013 (there is no typo in the url as our group started in 2013 with our first WW Photowalk. Many of us have gone on to become great friends!

    Ilene Schuss https://seaclifflandmarks.org/image-gallery/ Click this link for a sampling of Landmark homes we can see along our walk

    Ilene Schuss These are the addresses of the houses listed on the National Registry. There are many others not on this list that are also worth seeing along the way. Please print off the below list and the map. 1. 103 Roslyn Avenue Queen Anne 2. 93 Central Ave. 3. 115 Central Avenue Stick/Eastlake – wonderful trim 4. 137 Prospect Avenue Late Victorian 5. 162 16th Ave. Gothic Revival 6. 173 16th Avenue Gothic 7. 176 Prospect Avenue Queen Anne 8. 18 17th Avenue Queen Anne 9. 19 Locust Place Shingle Style 10. 195 Prospect Avenue Late Victorian 11. 199 Prospect Avenue Late Victorian 12. 207 Carpenter Avenue Queen Anne - far from the other homes 13. 240 Sea Cliff Avenue Late Victorian, Other 14. 285 Glen Avenue Second Empire 15. 285 Sea Cliff Avenue Italianate 16. 290 8th Avenue 17. 332 Franklin Avenue Queen Anne 18. 362 Sea Cliff Avenue Second Empire 19. 378 Glen Avenue Late Victorian 20. 52 18th Avenue Late Victorian 21. 65 20th Avenue Late Victorian 22. 9 Locust Place Queen Anne 23 St. Lukes Protestant Episcopal Church 253 Glen Street Late Victorian Also of interest: 24 240 Glen Ave - round building 25. 2 Glen Lawn Ave - bright green 26 85 Cliff Way - house overlooking the scenic harbor- very steep road 27 Memorial Park - jaw dropping views from atop the cliff overlooking the harbor 28 Pavillion overlooking the harbor on Cliff Way 29 The Boulevard Boardwalk at the foot of Cliff Way by the hairpin turn - resident parking only 30. 199 W. 15th Ave - Scenic Overlook 31. 1 Bay Ave - Scenic Overlook 32. 108 18th Ave - Green house 33. St. Seraphim's Russian Orthodox Church 131 Carpenter Ave - far from the other homes For a map of these interesting scenes and our walk plans, join our group on Facebook and look for the related event. https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10159811998204876&set=gm.1570783333340386

    Ilene Schuss Check out this visitor's guide for a suggested walk and list of landmark houses: https://seaclifflandmarks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SCLA-VISITORS-GUIDE. pdf

    Ilene Schuss Note that there are also people signing up on Facebook who will be joining us, but not competing in the contest. You do not have to enter the contest even if you signed up here on Scott Kelby's site, but it makes it so much more fun if you do! There is no cost for the walk or for the contest. Check out the FAQ for general info about the WWPW, the prizes, etc.

    Ilene Schuss Learn about the secret walkways through Sea Cliff: https://www.liherald.com/stories/mapping-sea-cliffs-secret-walkways,115278 Daniel Gail Southerby has a free map available of these walkways. Their address is 266 Sea Cliff Ave in Sea Cliff. You can also purchase the map for $10 at the Sea Cliff Library and Village Hall.

    Ilene Schuss The Sea Cliff museum has its webpage at https://www.seacliffmuseum.org/?fbclid=IwAR0ofxUMr2ahWgcnHklv6umd8o2RG-HQAia-jQoWfFbQhajXABdj-lXcRx4 Their number is (516) 801-3401 They will reopen Aug 13 11am-2pm for those who want to visit them before our walk begins for a look at some wonderful historic memorabilia.

    Ilene Schuss We're up to nearly 20 walkers and growing! Some have RSVPed on our Facebook group event. We encourage you to check it out at https://www.facebook.com/events/1561608954257824?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D%2C%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22group_featured_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

    Ilene Schuss Great news! The Sea Cliff Museum will be staying open till 3 pm on our walk day so people can stop in prior to then and learn more about the area. They will also provide up to 20 of their maps for free to our walkers at our starting point, first come, first served.

    Ilene Schuss Correction - the maps of the Sea Cliff area hidden walks are on sale for $10 each at the Museum for those interested. You can still go to the Facebook group mentioned above to access the map I created of the historical landmark houses and the walk route. Those interested in a shorter walk can choose whichever streets they like and walk a shorter route of their choosing.

    Ilene Schuss We are expecting GREAT weather for our walk! Thus far, there are 24 of us walking plus several maybes from all sources. Though we sincerely hope everyone can make it who registered here, if you plans have changed, update your status here (Click on LEAVE WALK"). We plan to gather at 3:00 pm PROMPT at the plaza for a group photo, then everyone will be on their way. It helps us when starting off, to have as accurate a headcount as possible. If you arrive late, you can still participate, but all contest entries MUST be taken in Sea Cliff from 3:15 - 5:15 (or possibly later, should circumstances change for starting our walk.) Now, clear your memory cards, charge up your power banks and batteries and get ready for a fun Worldwide Photowalk! See you soon! Ilene Schuss and Roni Chastain, walk leaders

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