Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SATURDAY: Sketch Red Hook and the Waterfronts

Two Boroughs 
with Salt Water in Between, 
... a Seaside Influence and an Artistic Outlook.  

Must be Red Hook.  It’s dilapidated beginnings are transforming into one of NYC's most interesting artistic neighborhoods. Old warehouses are repurposed as cafes, cool restaurants and hip music venues, ...  and the best way to get there is by water.

Our day starts at 10 AM on Pier 11 in NYC.  You'll find wonderful views of New York Harbor.  Brooklyn Heights is straight ahead, you can see three bridges to your left, helicopter tours take off to your right and the Wall Street skyline is behind you.  We’ll sketch there for an hour and a half.

Stunning View at Pier 11

Next we jump on the New York Water Taxi at 11:30 for a free 30 minute boat ride to Red Hook, Brooklyn.  Were getting off at the second stop which is the Fairway Market at Van Brunt Street.  We’ll be sketching the sites for the next hour until 12:45 PM.

The Famous Red Hook Yacht Club

Time for lunch:  Join us if you like at Hometown one of NYC’s best award winning Bar-B-Que joints (454 Van Brunt St).  The smells are intoxicating.  You wait in line to order your food.  It’s often crowded (but worth it).  We may eat in, or take our food out and eat like Urban Sketchers - dining Plein Air.  You are also welcome to bring your own, or chose your own meal.  We'll link-up later.

About 2 PM back to sketching the streets of Red Hook, until 3:15.  time for Show and Tell.
Found a great place for us - Botanica (220 Conover St.)  Let's share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.  The ferry back to NYC runs about every 30 minutes.

Botanica for Show and Tell

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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