Monday, August 24, 2015

Weekday Sketchers Special Event

 Sketch crawl through Jersey City to coordinate with design exhibit from Rutgers University

NYC Urban Sketchers has been invited to support a very special event on Thursday August 27. 2015.  Jeanmarie Hartman, professor of Urban Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University, has asked that Urban Sketchers bring our skills to a project currently on display in Jersey City. 

Rutgers students have designed urban landscapes for sites in Jersey City.  The designs have been on display in Casa Columbo in Jersey City with closing ceremonies on Thursday evening at 6 PM.  We have been asked to create sketches of sites in the city, placing people and atmosphere into our works.  We have been invited to display our work along with the students' work at the ceremonies.

DATE:  THURSDAY August 27, 2015

TIME:  3:00 PM to 7:00 PM


First Session:  3:00 - 4:00 Meet and draw on the plaza at Grove St Station.  Lots of action, people and traffic. 

Second Session: 4:00 - 5:00 City Hall.  Beautiful Beaux Arts building with lots of architectural detail and a shady plaza in front.

Third Session:  5:00 - 6:00 Van Vorst Park. Beautifully restored urban Square with playgrounds, bandshell and lush gardens.  Optional site is the Main Library adjacent to the park. Another Beaux Arts beauty

Fourth Session: 6:00 - 7:00 Closing ceremony at Casa Columbo, an Italian American Club and Museum. 

Optional Fifth Location: Dinner.  Lots of place to choose from on the walk back to the PATH along Newark Ave, Jersey City's Restaurant Row. 

NOTE: all locations are within a few blocks of each other.  Each is rather different and will afford us the opportunity to put people into three rather different settings.

TRANSPORTATION:  PATH train to Grove Street Station which is only two stops and less than 10 minutes from the World Trade Center.  You can use your NYC Metro Card in the turnstiles. The PATH trains leaving from either 33rd St or the World Trade Center will stop at Grove Street.  Come up to the street level and find us on the plaza. Use this link for more information about using the PATH:

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the unusual format of this session it is important to RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at if you are going to attend.  If you are looking for us at a location please call Raylie at 201-978-6387.

Here is a link to the students' work:

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