A Plan for Anything Nature Offers:
The main branch of the New York Public Library, located at 5th Ave at 42nd St was officially opened in 1911. The library structure was a Beaux-Arts design and was the largest marble structure up to that time in the United States. Its main reading room was contemporaneously the largest of its kind in the world at 77 feet (23.5 m) wide by 295 feet (89.9 m) long, with 50 feet (15.2 m) high ceilings. It is lined with thousands of reference books on open shelves along the floor level and along the balcony. It’s fun to draw!
At this writing the weather report says 90% chance of rain. However we ran our Color Workshop on Tuesday and the Weekday group met today with very dismal forecasts, and it never rained. If our luck holds we’ll save the library for another time and walk around to Bryant Park, one of the loveliest open spaces in NYC with wonderful sketchable views in every direction.
Start time: 10 AM. (If you’re ruled by sleep, come late, ... we'll love you anyway. You’ll find us sketching. )
Not Rain: If it’s not raining we will meet on the stairs by the left lion (looking up at the library).
Rain: We’ll meet inside in the lobby
Having a portable stool or chair is always helpful.
Lunch: 12:00 - Food is easy in the park, not so much in the library. BYOF or food nearby include:
- Bryant Park Cafe - 25 W 40th St
- Delicacy - 12 E 44th St
Afternoon: Back to sketching.
Show and Tell: 3:00 PM at Parker & Quinn - 64 W 39th St. to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.