|Governors' Island - 800 yards from Lower Manhattan|
Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise.
|The Late 1800's Frozen in Time for you to Sketch|
It's been said that you can't see NYC from Manhattan. Governor's Island has absolutely unique views of the city and stunning views of NY Harbor. It's also a snap-shot of small town American in the lat 1800s and a lot of fun to sketch.
|Visitors disembark at Soissons Landing|
|Governors Island is a car-free biking oasis|
Where: Governors Island - Only reachable by Ferry (don't forget to sketch the ferry ride)
Get there early - lines form. We're taking the 11 AM Ferry (note - not our usual 10 AM start time).
Sleeping Late? Hey, come anyway. Bring the contact phone number so you can find us.
Once There: Our Base Camp will be Colonel's Row, a particularly sketchable part of the island, with event's, nature areas, historic homes, rides and food concessions. We'll meet there, have lunch there and do Show and Tell there, - but you might want to also go to the shore for views of the skyline and harbor.
Lunch: 12:30 - We'll break for lunch and socializing with some sketching thrown in (of course). Although the concessions have great food the lines are long. Bringing a picnic lunch might be good.
|Children and adults alike |
enjoy Fete Paradiso, a festival
of Ssketchable vintage carousels
and carnival rides
Afternoon: 1:30 - Back to sketching
Show and Tell: 3:30 - To share drawings, good stories.
The Ferry Back: We'll leave at 3:30 intending to make the 4:00 Ferry back.
From Manhattan: Ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. (departs every 30 minutes until 5:30)
From Brooklyn: Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue. (departs every hour)
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Can't find us?
Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128
There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome