OUTWalking is an outdoor hiking and walking group for the LGBTQ+ community.




Waiver link:  https://forms.gle/oyWoFfWj4rBGqWkX6

*The LOFT'S OutWalking events are planned with everyone's safety in mind and we ask that participants complete this waiver to acknowledge they feel safe and able to engage in this physical activity. Once signed, they will be kept on file for the remainder of the calendar year, and do not need to be completed on a monthly basis. Thank you for helping keep OutWalking a safe experience for all those who participate!

Join OUTWalking on our next hiking adventure!




OUTWalking: Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
Bronx Zoo (Bronz River Lot - Gate B)
Intersection of Bronx River Parkway & Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10460
December 14, 2023
7pm - 9pm
$42 per person
(please note there is a $20 parking fee. See below for mass transit options)
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Join us as we experience the Bronx Zoo's annual festive Holiday Lights! There are close to 400 lanterns representing nearly 100 different species of plants and animals, as well as traditional light displays and ice carving demonstrations. We will meet at the Bronx River Parkway entrance to the zoo (Gate B) in front of the ticketing booths at 7:00 PM. By car: take Exit 6 off the Bronx River Parkway. Mass transit: Subway #2 to Pelham Parkway or take the MetroNorth to Fordham Station, then take the Bx22 bus from E Fordham Rd/3 Ave towards Castle Hill/Zerega Ave and get off at Boston Rd/Pelham Parkway (about a 9 minute bus ride). If the 7:00 time slot sells out, simply purchase another time, we will all still be able to enter together. For any questions and to RSVP, please reach out to facilitator Joe Nappi at [email protected].

  Please RSVP to Joe Nappi at [email protected] and also be sure to check out our Facebook page for pictures of our past outings.

*** All attendees are required to wear face masks for the duration of the walk and practice social distancing ***

Waiver link: https://forms.gle/oyWoFfWj4rBGqWkX6

Hope to see you there!

Past OUTWalking Adventures:
  • November 2023: Leon Levy Preserve
  • October 2023: Bronx Zoo Pumpkin Nights
  • September 2023: Whippoorwill Park
  • August 2023: Marshlands Conservancy
  • July 2023: Granite Knolls Park
  • June 2023: Teatown Lake Reservation Pride Hike
  • May 2023: Lasdon Park Arboretum
  • April 2023: Saxon Woods
  • March 2023: Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary
  • February 2023: Rockwood Hall
  • January 2023: E J Murray Memorial Skating Center

The LOFT OUTWalking E J Murray Memorial Skating Center

  • Oscawana Island
  • Teatown Lake Reserve
  • Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm
  • Wolf Conervation Center
  • Untermyer Gardens
  • Merestead
  • Sylvan Glen Preserve
  • Muscoot Farms
  • Kitchawan Preserve
  • Graham Hills Park
  • New York Botanical Garden GLOW & Holiday Train Show
  • FDR State Park
  • Hilltop Hanover Farm Trails
  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetary
  • Silver Lake Preserve
  • Zofnass Family Preserve
  • Meyer Nature Preserve
  • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Mianus River Gorge Preserve
  • Croton Gorge Park
  • Westmoreland Sanctuary
  • Arthur Butler Memorial Sanctuary

LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. Groups are led by members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend.
Donations are welcome. Suggested donation is $5; more if you can, less if you can't. Fees related to activities are the responsibility of participants. To donate, click here or text The LOFT to 44321.