Staten Island Meeting of the Religious Society of Freinds (Quakers)

VISITORS WELCOME!

Next meeting: September 13, 2020:

We are meeting at the beach, finally! The conference line will also be open. The phone number will be sent via email. If you would like to dial in (and haven’t gotten and email from Ted, see “more info” below to contact him.

Staten Island Meeting Time:

Meeting for Worship is from 10:10 am until 10:55, followed by social time and worship sharing and/or business meeting. (or swimming and sunning) ūüôā

Meeting days & locations:

4th Sundays — phone conference

2nd Sundays — at least for September 13 — at the beach.¬†

¬†Directions¬†‚ÄĒ¬†2nd Sundays

Location¬†at South Beach¬†‚Äď Just north (ie, on the Fort Wadsworth side) of ruins of jetty at northeasterly (‚ÄúNE‚Äôly‚ÄĚ) end of South Beach. Seating is either on the sand, so seat cushions or beach chairs are suggested.

In Google maps, search for:   87G7HWVQ+HX 

¬† ¬† ¬†(or in your GPS device, enter 40¬į35’38.1″N 74¬į03’36.0″W¬† ¬† ¬†or¬† ¬† 40.593904, -74.060006)

Nearest street intersection: Drury 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 toward the ocean..

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 walking info.

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 ‚ÄĒ the bike path¬†through Fort Wadsworth,¬† 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.

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.

For more info: Please call or text the clerk at 917-617-4207 or email t.lochwyn@gmail.com

If you would like to attend a New York City Quaker Meeting at other dates/times, see https://www.nycquakers.org/monthly-meetings/

More about the Society of Friends: New York Quarterly Meeting, New York Yearly Meeting, Friends General Conference, or www.quaker.org