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Fri, Sep 09


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{NYC} Walk'n Talk Book Event from Riverside Park to Tribeca/Battery

Join author of WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up & Connect at 1-3 Miles Per Hour for a 8-9 mile walk from Riverside Park to Tribeca/Battery (join for one or both segments). We will end with a book signing at Barnes & Noble Tribeca!

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{NYC} Walk'n Talk Book Event from Riverside Park to Tribeca/Battery
{NYC} Walk'n Talk Book Event from Riverside Park to Tribeca/Battery

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

New York, W 115th St & Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027, USA


About the event

Join author and self-described "Walking Artist", Jonathon Stalls and the New York Central Park EverWalk community for a one-of-a-kind walking/movement experience from Riverside Park to the Tribeca/Battery area in New York City on September 9th starting at 9:00 am ET. The full route is roughly 8-9 miles with two optional segments for those who only want join for part of the way. 

Throughout the event, Jonathon will read from and share more about his first book, WALK - Slow Down, Wake Up, and Connection at 1-3 Miles Per Hour (which releases on August 16th, 2022) with North Atlantic Books. For all who are interested, you may bring books that you have already ordered online or wait until the end of the walk where you will be able to purchase books and have them signed (at Barnes and Noble Tribeca!). If you are walking the whole route (or just for segment 1), we will meet where 115th meets Riverside Park (115th & Riverside Drive IN the park). Our mid-day break (start of segment two!) will be at Pier 76 from 12noon to 1pm. 

Jonathon will also be sharing from his many long-distance walking experiences and his creative work with Intrinsic Paths, Walk2Connect, and the Pedestrian Dignity project (see @PedestrianDignity on Instagram & TikTok). David Seigel,’s CEO will be joining us and sharing from one of his books as well! Jonathon started Walk2Connect as a Meetup group soon after his cross-country walk in 2010 and continues to use it as a connection tool for community walks in the Denver area and beyond.

There are several local groups and individuals who have helped make this event possible. Please see the names of sponsors and local supporters below. You can also RSVP to this event by visiting the Central Park NYC Ever Walk Meetup Group. We are so grateful for all their help, support, and partnership!

WALK Book Info:

WALK is for those who crave to feel and embody, not just know and study, their way through complex themes that live in each chapter: vulnerability, human dignity, presence, mystery, and resistance. With dedicated practices–like connecting to Earth stewardship, moving into vulnerability, and walking and rolling with intention–Stalls’ WALK is an urgent and glorious call to slow down, look around, and engage with the world in front of us. It awakens us to what we miss when we’re driving by, flying over, and rushing past what surrounds us. It’s an invitation to move, to connect, to participate deeply in the world–and to dissolve the barriers that disconnect us from each other and the living Earth. 

Read more here: (1) Penguin Random House (Distributor), (2) North Atlantic Books (Publisher)

Author Bio:

Jonathon Stalls (he, his) spent 242 days walking across the United States in 2010 and describes himself as a Walking Artist. He advocates and organizes for racial, economic, and social justice, identifies as queer/gay, is the creator of Intrinsic Paths and the Pedestrian Dignity project, and is the founder of Walk2Connect. Jonathon finished his studies at the Living School for Action and Contemplation in 2017. He has committed much of his life to helping people deepen their relationships to one another, to the natural world, and to themselves at an unhurried pace.

Segments & Planning:

For those who want to join the whole way, please plan to have utmost flexibility for the day. Plan to bring comfortable shoes, a few extra layers, sunscreen, and plenty of water. We hope to finish the walk at Barnes & Noble Tribeca no later than 3:30 pm. Considering the nature of longer-distance experiences, it could go a little longer. Please also plan to have transportation/transit options figured out as we will not be looping back as a group. There will be more planning guidance sent before the event to all who RSVP.

For those who are interested in joining for only one segment of the walk instead of all 8-9 miles, please see the options and rough meeting times/locations below. You will see that there are also separate RSVP options. Please choose which one is best for you so we have an idea of who to look for when we arrive. We will be planning to take a healthy break at both locations.

Segment 1: Riverside Park 115th/Riverside Drive to Pier 76 - 4 Miles (115th & Riversaide Drive at 9:00 AM)

Segment 2: Pier 76 to Barnes & Noble Tribeca - 4 Miles (Pier 76 between 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

PACE: This will be at a conversational pace (roughly 2 miles an hour). We will take plenty of small breaks along the way. This is not a fast-paced fitness walk but we are also encouraging healthy movement throughout the route so we don't get too spread out. 

We will plan to have lunch (bring your own or visit a nearby cafe) during our mid-walk/segment break. More details will be coming as we get closer to the event. 


If you would like to be an individual, business or organizational sponsor for the event, please reach out. We are looking for financial, food, drink, and gifts/swag partners. Your name and website will be featured on this event page and shared on social media throughout the experience.

Organizers, Sponsors & Local Supporters:

Sean Stampley - Walk2Connect New York

Nina Rappaport - Vertical Urban Factory

Ann Marie Rakovic - Central Park NYC Ever Walk

Jonathon Stalls - Author of WALK and Walking Artist at Intrinsic Paths

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