Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SATURDAY: Sketching Socrates Park

July 11, 2015

We're off to Astoria one of the most interesting neighborhoods in NYC.  Our activities will center around Socrates Park.

Founded in 1986, Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. The exhibited sculptures constantly change.

The park is on the water overlooking the East River with views
of the north part of Roosevelt Island, the lighthouse and east side of Manhattan (the lower East 80s).  Kayak trips are launched from the area.  There is a landmark Piano Factory one block away.

The Noguchi Museum is one block away and  Rainey Park is two blocks away.  There is a large Costco between the two parks for anyone who would enjoy sketching a big box retailer.

The weather will be a hot sunny July day.  Suggested - bring a hat, bring a stool, bring lunch and a drink.


When:  We'll start at 10 AM when the park opens.  Sleeping late?  Come join us when you can.

Where: 32-01 Vernon Blvd at the intersection of Broadway.

Take the N train to the Broadway stop in Queens and walk eight blocks west on Broadway (toward the East River) to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard. Monday-Friday, you can also take the Q train.
NOTE #1 - This is a 9 block walk

Lunch:  Noon - Bring Lunch and something to drink
NOTE #2 - We are going to a restaurant desert, ...  it's a long walk to find food.

Afternoon:  1:00 PM  We will continue to sketch the area.

Show and Tell:  3 PM  We will meet at the entrance to the Park and will walk up Broadway to The Strand Smokehouse to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined. The Strand is located at 25-27 Broadway and is on the way to the subway.

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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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