This sketch event was planned by Shawne Cooper
Every year at this time, those in the know have made their way inside the leafy old-timey neighborhood north of the East Village and East of Gramercy Park to catch bargains and treasures at the annual Stuyvesant Town Flea Market.
For decades, residents of this enormous complex would sell everything from their kids' ice skates to antique hats to you-never-know-what. And they'd often get the whole family involved in the act.
After a 10-year hiatus, this longstanding tradition is back! So get out your sketchbooks and capture the thrill of the hunt.
WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 10:00 AM
WHERE: The flea market is located in and around the Stuyvesant Town apartment complex, between 14th and 20th streets, from 1st Avenue to the East River. We'll meet at 10:00 AM at the entrance of The Stuyvesant Town Fountain, inside The Oval and find sketching spots from there.
DIRECTIONS: Almost every subway station has a 14th Street Station. From there, take the L train to First Avenue. You will be at 14th Street and 1st Avenue, right outside Stuyvesant Town.
Walk up to 18th Street, make a right turn (into First Ave Loop) and follow that horseshoe curve making a left at the basketball court (Stuyvesant Walk.) That will lead you right to the oval, and the big fountain will be right in front of you.
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LUNCH: Meet at the entrance to the Fountain at 12:30. Bring your own lunch or pick up something nearby. (Shawne will point out options). We'll picnic together in the Oval.
AFTERNOON: At 1:30, we'll continue to sketch the neighborhood and the flea market
SHOW & TELL: At 3:00, meet at the entrance of the Fountain and we'll walk together to Petite Abeille on the corner of 20th Street and 1st Avenue. We'll share drawings, stories, and a snack or refreshment, if you're so inclined.
CAN'T FIND US?:
Call or text Mark (973.809.9128) or Shawne (917.880.9249).
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.