World Wide SketchCrawl #49
This is a special day, we'll be joined sketching by people all over the world.
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Saturday October 24, 2015
Washington Square Park One of the top people-watching spots in all of NYC, there’s a never-ending parade of street musicians, performance artists, students, and tourists. The fountain, the arch, and the curves in the road are all images that will stay etched into your memory.
Chess under the Trees Pass through the SW corner of Washington Square Park on any given afternoon and you can hear a pin drop. Old timers are busy plotting their next moves on the board while surrounding onlookers cheer them on. And while you may not equate "trees" with “Manhattan,” the city is filled with them. In this park alone, several trees are hundreds of years old, including "The Hanging Tree," an English Elm located near the chess players. Towering over the park at 110 feet high, it’s the oldest known tree in NYC.
(Descriptions written by Urban Sketcher Shawne Cooper)
When: Meet at 10 AM under the arch. Coming late is no problem - we'll be there the entire day.
Where: Washington Square Park. Meeting place under the arch at 5th Avenue and Waverly Place (AKA - Washington Square North)
How: WSP is easy to reach by subway. The closest choices include:
- West 4th Street - A, C, D, E, F and M Subway
- Astor Place #6 Subway
- Bleeker St #6 Subway
- 8th STreet NYU N, R Subway
- Christopher - Sheridan Square #1 Subway
Lunch: 12 - Noon: Meet again under the arch. Bring your own or buy lunch from the many vendors and stores in the area. We'll find a good spot to eat together.
Afternoon: After lunch we're back continuing capturing Washington Square in all it's glory on a brilliant autumn day
Show and Tell: 3:30 We'll walk up McDougal Street to 8th Street to the Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor, 26 W 8th St, to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.
- If you have a folding stool or chair - bring it.
- Save next Saturday (October 31st) - we're returning to Cold Spring, NY on the Hudson. Working with Urban Sketcher - John Dunn who lives in the town, we have a great day planned.
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome.