The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
On Saturday Sketch NYC's Most Impressive Cathedral.
In a city filled with skyscrapers, the Cathedral impresses with sheer size. Its detailed facade towers over Amsterdam Avenue, and the building extends a full avenue block to Morningside Drive. The Cathedral is more than 120 years old, and remains unfinished.
Despite incomplete construction, it is the largest cathedral in the world, making it a global landmark. The Statue of Liberty could easily be tucked under the church's soaring dome.
Some of the modern construction includes this amazing capital above one of the massed columns surrounding one of the formal entrances on the West Front.
Where: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, one block east of Broadway.
How: By Subway - take the 1, B, or C Train to the 110th Street / Cathedral Parkway station.
By Car - From the North and East sides: FDR Drive to 96th Street; west on 97th Street; north on Amsterdam Avenue to 112th Street
When: The action starts at 10:00 AM, but it will be good to see you whenever you arrive.
Lunch: 12:00, leave for Bistro Ten 18 at 1018 Amsterdam Ave
Afternoon: 1:15 back to St. John for more sketching
Show and Tell: At 3:15 we leave for Mel’s Burger Bar, 2850 Broadway, b/t 111th St & Cathedral Pky - to share drawings, good stories and beer, coffee, tea or wine if you're so inclined (food too if you like).
Can't find us?
Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome