Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SATURDAY: Sketch Governors Island

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

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