Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at Juilliard Concert TUESDAY 


Join us this TUESDAY for a the Juilliard Historical Concert: historical music in an historical building.   Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is famous for the Bach Vespers held every Sunday evening. It is also the host of the yearly 1.5 hour Juilliard Concert that is open to the public. Join us for a delightful time listening to fine music in a beautiful setting.  


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DATE: TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1018

START TIME: NOON

LOCATION: HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
                        65th Street and Central Park West

TRANSPORTATION: A, B, C, D OR 1 TRAIN TO COLUMBUS CIRCLE.  

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Tavern on the Green
 

 The weather is predicted to be mild so let's take advantage of an opportunity to be outdoors sketching again. Following the concept we will go to Central Park to have lunch/snack and sketch the Tavern On the Green building exterior. This beautiful building was the original sheep fold, home to the original central park lawn mowers.  Then a restaurant, then an information center and now a restaurant again, this quaint building is a sketchers delight.  

Bring a stool and some lunch or snack.  Hopefully the weather prediction will be correct and we will be on our way to spring.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SATURDAY: Sketch the Lunar New Year Celebration


A FESTIVE OPPORTUNITY 
TO RING IN 
THE LUNAR NEW YEAR 


 
Registration for the Symposium starts at 10 AM on Saturday.  To give everyone interested in attending time to register we will be starting our sketch event late. 

Join us sketching the Lunar New Year in the warm and beautiful Winter Garden - AKA - Brookfield Place.


Arts Brookfield and NYCCC's celebration will include Shaolin Kung Fu demonstrations, Chinese drumming, Chinese acrobatics, as well as traditional Chinese music and dances.

The performances will kick off with a dynamic Lion Dance throughout Brookfield Place.Our Lunar New Year celebration has become a highly anticipated event showcasing the beauty and grace of Chinese performing arts in one of the most unique venues in New York City," said Ying Yen, Executive Director, New York Chinese Cultural Center. "We look forward to ringing in the New Year with all of you."



DETAILS

When:  Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1 PM

Where:  BROOKFIELD PLACE  (230 Vesey St. New York, NY 10281)

NOTES:
-   Bring a stool if you have one, there are a limited number of chairs
-   Since it may be very crowded let's try to meet on the right side of the large room  (Right side - as you face the river and NJ skyline)


If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.



ATTENTION!!!


CHANGE OF VENUE FOR WEEKDAY SKETCHERS


THE FORD FOUNDATION BUILDING IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATION!!

THE WEEKDAY SKETCHER WILL MEET AT GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL 

Fortunately we live in a city with endless possibilities for sketching.  Since we can't get into the Ford Foundation we will meet at Grand Central Terminal ....where else but under the clock in the middle of the main hall.  Since we can't sketch the greenery of the woodland setting at the Ford Foundation, we will challenge ourselves with the heavens!  That being the ceiling of the main hall....or anything else you would like to capture in your sketchbooks. 


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TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL 
MEETING SPOT: CLOCK AT INFORMATION BOOTH.

Looking for us? Call or text Raylie at 20-1978-6387






Sunday, February 11, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at Ford Foundation


Give yourself a Valentine's present with a short trip to the tropics!

 Designated a National Landmark,  the Ford Foundation building is home to a tropical rain forest complete with ferns, vines and a hidden pool. Fed by a water catchment system on the roof this 10 story glass atrium is open to the public year round.   Bring a stool, some lunch and lots of green paint!!



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DATE: WEDNESDAY  FEBRUARY 14, 2018

START TIME: 10:30 AM

LOACTIAON: FORD FOUNDATION 
                           320 EAST 43 ST, between 1st and 2nd Aves.
            NOTE:  the official address is on 43rd St. However there are entrances on 42nd St. as well


TRANSPORTATION: 4, 5, 6 TO  42nd Street/Grand Central Terminal.  Exit the station onto Lexington Ave and walk 2.5 blocks east to the building.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SATURDAY: Sketch Hearst Tower



Question:
What's old and new on the outside with a cascading waterfall inside - and has a space that would be fun to explore with a flying drone?

Answer
The Heart Tower.  There are three ways you could get to see this.  Two involve business and the third is to join NYC Urban Sketchers this Saturday to view an incredible part of NYC that is usually closed to the public. 



Don't miss this one.  For more info about the building check out these videos:





DETAILS:

WHEN:  10 AM this Saturday February 10th, 2018

WHERE959 Eighth Avenue, near Columbus Circle

HOW:  Subways to Columbus Circle - there are many
-   The Columbus Circle Stop of the A,C B, D or the 1 train, or go to the
57 Street Stop using the N,Q,R,W subway.

LunchNoon.  Purchase nearby or bring your own.  We'll eat in Hearst Tower.

Afternoon1 - 3 PM  Back to sketching

Show and Tell:  3:00 at The Coliseum at 312 W 58th St (212-977-3523) where we will share drawings, good stories and and a snack or refreshments if you're so inclined.

NOTES:

-  Bring a folding stool if you have one - it's a big help allowing you to sketch from the perfect spot.
Our Host and Event Coordinator is Leslie Sim in case you are asked by a guard.



If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
or Leslie 516-633-2340
or send a quick email to Leslie at:  Lsim@hearst.com

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.




Sunday, February 4, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at Brooklyn Museum on WEDNESDAY to See Women's Transformation Into Men After Death. 



This is not a "ripped from the tabloids headline" but the exhibit in the Brooklyn Museum's renowned Egyptian Collection: A Woman's Afterlife, Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt. 



 In order for women to make the transition to the afterlife, it was believed that they had to be changed into men after they died.  Join us on WEDNESDAY  to see how they did it!  This exhibit contains 27 items from the museum's collection depicting the magical intervention that gave women the male powers to transform themselves after death so that they could safely enter the afterlife and rebirth.

DATE: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2018

(Please note the change of date and venue from the published schedule. Sorry for any inconvenience)

START TIME: 11:00 AM (opening time for the museum)

LOCATION: BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART
                       200 EASTERN PARKWAY

The museum has a Suggested Price policy.  You can pay what you want to at the entrance. 
We will meet in the lobby at 11:00 and wait a few minutes for people to gather. If you are coming after 11:15 please go directly to the exhibit on the 3rd floor. 

TRANSPORTATION: 2 OR 3 SUBWAY TO EASTERN PARKWAY.


Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us?  Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.  Bring a stool and some lunch (or purchase it at the cafe).


















Sunday, January 28, 2018

Weekday Sketchers Celebrate an Early Chinese New Year 


It is almost Chinese New Year.  Join us for an early celebration at the 
Museum of Chinese in America. 

Taking advantage of free admission on the first Thursdays of the month (which is why we are celebrating early),  we will be able to see their newly mounted core exhibit highlighting the migration of a people and culture to America.  It is a familiar story told by all who have come to this country but told from a perspective that might not to be known to many of us. 

There will be lots to sketch: beautiful artifacts, unique architectural elements that capture the culture as it was transplanted in a new country and the unique renovation of an old tenement into a beautiful and modern museum. We might even find a dragon or two. 



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DATE: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2018

LOCATION: MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA (MoCA) 
                       215 CENTER STREET (one and a half blocks north of Canal Street) 

START TIME: 11:00 AM  (MoCA opens at 11 AM)

TRANSPORTATION:N, Q, R, W, J, Z and 6 trains to Canal Street.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.  Bring a stool.  No food or drink allowed in the galleries.  There will be an optional lunch at a restaurant/dim sum parlor.   Following lunch and weather permitting, we will sketch the street scenes in Chinatown.