Sunday, May 20, 2018

Weekday Sketchers in Hanover Square and More


Let's try this again on Wednesday . Hopefully we won't get rained out this week. 

Hanover Square is a pocket of green in the middle of the Financial District in Lower Manhattan.  Flanked by Pearl and Stone Streets the square has a beautiful brownstone building surrounded by  new skyscrapers,  giving us the opportunity to capture some of the oldest and newest buildings in NYC.    We will start in Hanover Square and then walk down the street to sketch Fraunces Tavern and then down Stone Street to capture the "scene" with the outdoor cafes on the cobblestone Street.  If time allows we can sketch the old building on Old Slip.  




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DATE: Wednesday , MAY 23, 2018

START TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION:  HANOVER SQUARE, at the intersection of Pearl, Hanover and Stone Streets. 

TRANSPORTATION: N, R, W to Whitehall Street.  Walk north to Pearl, turn right and follow Pearl to Hanover Sq.  OR  2. 3 to Wall Street. Follow Williams Street south to Hanover Square. 

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Bring a stool and lunch if you like, or purchase lunch along the way.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.












Thursday, May 17, 2018

SUNDAY: Sketch the Mary A. Whalen

The Mary Whalen
This event is hosted by Alan Wernicke

This Sunday we're going to explore the NYC waterway in Red Hook and have a special invitation to come on board and sketch the historic ship - The Mary A. Whalen.  Celebrating it's 80th birthday the ship is the last of her kind, a coastal oil tanker.  The Mary Whalen has been repurposed for public culture and education.  Owned and operated by PortSide NewYork,  NYC Urban Sketcher will have exclusive use of the ship from 10 AM to 1 PM.  In the afternoon they will start their usual tour schedule, so we'll have company.  If the weather is bad we can stay onboard ship sketching warm and dry for the entire time.



There are a number of ways to get there, including a wonderfully scenic ferry ride that leaves from the Wall Street area.  (see below)



DETAILS

WHENSunday, May 20th.  Official start time 10 AM.  Arriving late?  Take (our host) Alan's phone number

WHERE:  Approximately 194 Clinton Warf, Brooklyn, NY 11231.  The ship is actually on the water and doesn't have a real street address.

LUNCH:  12:30 PM - Bring your own to eat onboard or purchase from several stores and restaurants nearby.

AFTERNOON:  1:30 - Continue sketching.
 
HOW:

http://portsidenewyork.org/

By Water:  (see map below)
The new NYC Ferry stop for Red Hook is right next to us in Atlantic Basin. The ferry leaves from Wall Street / Pier 11 at 9:15 and 10:15.  An adult one way ticket is $2.75.  Please note that the times on the schedule are departure times, plan accordingly to ride the ferry. Before you board, be sure to present your ticket to the deckhand and enjoy the ride!
From New York Water Taxi stop at Fairway, Walk up Van Brunt Street to Pioneer Street, take a left, walk to our Pioneer and Conover Street gate.  From IKEA is a longer walk (left on Beard, right on Van Brunt, left on Pioneer) or you can take the B61 bus to the Pioneer Street stop.
By Subway:  (see map below)
Take F/G to Smith & 9th Street stop.  Take a right out of the station to Smith St. Cross Smith and walk one short block to Mill St. Turn right, heading towards Hamilton Avenue (under the BQE). Make the crossing, underneath the highway, and continue straight on Mill St. Walk through NYCHA public housing. Enter Coffey Park at Dwight St. and continue straight across the park to exit at Pioneer Street. Walk down Pioneer Street two blocks to the corner of Pioneer and Conover Street and enter a small pedestrian gate in the chain link fence there. The ship is ahead of you and slightly to your right.

By Subway & Bus:
Take the A train to Jay Street Borough hall. Exit the subway station, walk two blocks south on Jay St, across Fulton, to the bus stop on the left or east side of the street at the Smith St and Livingston Street stop and take the B61 bus heading to Red Hook. Get off at Van Brunt and Verona Streets. Continue south on Van Brunt, take a right on Pioneer and enter the gate in the chain link fence at the corner of Conover Street. 

SHOW AND TELL:   3 PM - If weather permits we'll have an outdoor artshow of our work using the chain link fence.  If indoors is a better idea a  short walktakes us to the Brooklyn Ice House at 318 Van Brunt St (phone - (718) 222-1865)  where we will share drawings, good stories a snack or beer or wine if you're so inclined.


NOTE:
_    Bring a hat bring and an umbrella  (good for the rain or sun)
-     Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options. 
-     Be prepared for rain and hope for the sun.

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If you can’t find us
call or text Alan Wernicke at (917) 685-5748 

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



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Weekday Sketcher Cancel for Thursday 

Rain, rain go away. Urban Sketchers want to play!


The weather forecast for Thursday is grim, grim, grim.  It is a good day to sketch from your windows or a nearby coffee shop.  See you all next week. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Weekday Sketchers in Hanover Square and More


Let's try this again on Wednesday . Hopefully we won't get rained out this week. 

Hanover Square is a pocket of green in the middle of the Financial District in Lower Manhattan.  Flanked by Pearl and Stone Streets the square has a beautiful brownstone building surrounded by  new skyscrapers,  giving us the opportunity to capture some of the oldest and newest buildings in NYC.    We will start in Hanover Square and then walk down the street to sketch Fraunces Tavern and then down Stone Street to capture the "scene" with the outdoor cafes on the cobblestone Street.  If time allows we can sketch the old building on Old Slip.  




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DATE: Wednesday , MAY 23, 2018

START TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION:  HANOVER SQUARE, at the intersection of Pearl, Hanover and Stone Streets. 

TRANSPORTATION: N, R, W to Whitehall Street.  Walk north to Pearl, turn right and follow Pearl to Hanover Sq.  OR  2. 3 to Wall Street. Follow Williams Street south to Hanover Square. 

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Bring a stool and lunch if you like, or purchase lunch along the way.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.














Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Gamed Called on Account of Rain

With Mother's Day on Sunday, this Saturday looked like our best shot for a sketching date.  The weather report says 100% chance for rain and they're throwing in thunderstorms for good measure. 

  Sadly, there is no planned sketch event for this coming weekend.


I'm sorry.  Could be a good time to sharpen your indoor sketching skills, or to just play in the rain.


We had a great time last week at the Botanic Gardens last Saturday.  Hope to see you the following week for our usual sketch event.




Sunday, May 6, 2018


Weekday Sketchers at Hudson County Court House

Is three times a charm?  We have been snowed out twice on this program. Hopefully it won't happen this time!!


There was a time when public buildings were grander than grand and were decorated to inspire the better angels in all of us.  The Hudson County Court House is one of those places  

Travel across the Hudson River and back in time to a gem hidden in plain sight.   Located on a busy street, in a less than beautiful neighborhood, this building sits proudly on a small grassy knoll, reminding us of a time when Jersey City was a bit grander and bit shinier than it is now. (One could argue that along with NYC's  Tammany Hall era, it was also a time of greater government corruption and suppression, but that's another discussion.)

We will explore the grand staircases, beautiful murals, and hopefully be able to sketch in the Board of Chosen Freeholders room, decorated with Howard Pyle's murals, depicting the early Dutch and English settlements in Hudson County.


Here is an article about the building and the restoration.  https://jerseydigs.com/william-j-brennan-hudson-county-courthouse-history/
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DATE: WEDNESDAY MAY 9 2018

STARTING TIME: 10:30 AM

LOCATION:  HUDSON COUNTY COURT HOUSE
                         595 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

DIRECTION:  Take the PATH to Journal Square. The courthouse is a short walk from the station. 
When you exit the station turn right to the corner.  Turn right again onto Pavonia Ave.  Walk one long block and cross Summit Ave. Then turn left turn onto Central Ave. Walk one block to Newark Ave turn right and walk to the Hudson County Courthouse.  Make sure you go to the Hudson County Court House (see picture above ) and not the modern building which is the Hudson County Administrative Offices.  

(Please note: for some reason the map program won't indicate the Hudson Co. Courthouse.  It is pointing to the Admin. Blgd.  Just walk past this to the Courthouse.  You can't miss it! )

You can bring a stool and some lunch, or purchase lunch at one of the delis or fast food places along Newark Ave.  You might want to bring some binoculars to see the murals a bit better.

Depending on time, interest and the weather, we can walk to Newark Avenue for lunch in "Little India".  This unique and colorful neighborhood will offer us some interesting street scenes with some wonderful murals that have been painted on the sides of buildings. 

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Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net. Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387







Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SATURDAY: Sketch NY Botanic Garden



Big weekend at the NY Botanic Gardens.  Lots of activities including a Garden Art & Antiques Fair, and a Plein-Air Invitational.  Many well know plein air artists will be there including Elissa Gore, Jason Das, Marc Taro Holmes and James Gurney.


The Garden has invited NYC Urban Sketchers to participate.  If you've never sketched at the Botanic Gardens it's a wonderful place.  For more information about the entire weekend's events, click here:  https://www.nybg.org/event/garden-art-antiques-fair/plein-air-invitational/


The invitation includes admission to the garden and parking. However YOU MUST register in advance (see note below) to receive the free entrance.  You can check in at the Mosholu Entrance where your name will be on an attendance list.  The Garden is open from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Click here to add your name to the free admission/parking list:  
If you want to add your name for Free Admission and/or Free Parking use this link, not the one I provided earlier:


Use this link not the one provided earlier



DETAILS

WHERE:  NY BOTANIC GARDEN, 2950 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY.  We will meet at the Haupt Conservatory a stunning example of Victorian-style glasshouse artistry, and a New York City Landmark.  You'll find us at the walkway, under the trees, on the path to the stairs to the main entrance to the greenhouse.

WHEN: Saturday MAY 5, 2018 at 10 AM

HOW:  The $28 admission (and parking) is free for registered Urban Sketchers - add your name to the sign-up sheet (see link above)

TRANSPORTATION:  PLEASE GO TO THE NYBG FOR TRAVEL INFO BY CAR OR SUBWAY. Click here for a link to the web site: https://www.nybg.org/visit/

LUNCH: 12:30 - We'll meet back at the Conservatory.  Bring your own food or buy something at the Pine Tree Cafe.  We'll be dining al fresco

AFTERNOON:  1:30 PM  Back to sketching the gardens.

SHOW and TELL:  3:00 PM - Meet back at the Conservatory.  We'll find a shady spot to share drawings and good stories

NOTE:
-     Bring a hat
-     Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.
-     Add your name to be registered with the NYBG staff for free entrance.
-     If you need parking, please indicate that on the form
-     If you don't register you are still welcome to join the group but will have to pay the entrance fee. 

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

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



Tuesday, May 1, 2018



Weekday Sketchers at NY Botanic Garden on Friday





The NY Botanic Garden is having their annual plant sale from Friday to Sunday and we have been invited to come and capture the event in our sketchbooks.

In addition to the sale of plants, shrubs and trees that are guaranteed to be apartment friendly, there will be demonstrations, music and workshop on container gardening.    For more information about the entire weekend's events, click here: https://www.nybg.org/event/garden-art-antiques-fair/weekend-specialty-plant-sale/

The invitation includes admission to the garden and parking. However YOU MUST register in advance (see note below) to receive the free entrance.  You can check in at the Mosholu Entrance where you name will be on an attendance list.  The Garden is open from 10 AM to 5 PM. We will meet at 11:00 and make our way to the sale where we can work at our leisure to capture the events, the people, the plants and the excitement.   Bring some lunch or purchase it in the cafe. 


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DATE: FRIDAY MAY 4, 2018

STARATING TME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION: NY BOTANIC GARDEN
                       2950 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY

             NOTE: We will meet at the Mosholu Entrance. 

TRANSPORTATION:  PLEASE GO TO THE NYBG FOR TRAVEL INFO BY CAR OR SUBWAY. Click here for a link to the web site: https://www.nybg.org/visit/

If you are going you MUST RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at Raylie@verizon.net.  You name will be registered with the NYBG staff for free entrance. If you need parking, please indicate that in you RSVP  If you don't RSVP you are still welcome to join the group but you will have to pay the entrance fee.   










Thursday, April 26, 2018

CHANGED PLANS for SATURDAY

Saturday, April 28, 2018

We will not be going to the Botanic Gardens.  

Very sorry for this change of plans.  Thank you Laura and Noboku for pointing out it's Sakura Day.  It's a big day for Gardens and they are charging big "surge" pricing.  The $30 admission per person means a change of plans.


We'll be meeting at Prospect Park (free admission). With 526 gorgeous acres, designed by the same team that created Central Park, this Brooklyn gem wonderfully sketchable. We'll be meeting at the entrance located at Parkside Avenue and Ocean Avenue (see map below). 

The Q train stops at Parkside.  We will be exploring the northeast edge of the park up to Empire Blvd (near the Prospect Park subway station)

The Prospect Park Boathouse


Bring lunch or depend on the vendors in the park.

We'll meet at the Parkside entrance at 10 AM.  Take my phone and call or text if your arrive late.

The Prospect Park Carousel


Show and Tell 3:00 PM - will be held at Bluebird Food & Spirits, 504 Flatbush Ave, at Lefferts Ave Phone: (718) 484-9494

NOTES:
     - The entrance to the park is across the street from the Parkside subway station
     - Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options. 

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


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




Monday, April 23, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens


The temperatures might be cool but the trees know spring is here and that means it is cherry  blossoms are in bloom. One of the best places to see these wonderful pink flowers is the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Meet us there this Friday morning (when admission is free!) to capture this wonderful harbinger of warm weather in your sketchbook.

Bring a stool, some lunch and lots of pink paint!  

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DATE:  FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2018


START TIME:  10:30 AM 

LOCATION: BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDENS
                        EASTERN PARKWAY AND WASHINGTON AVE,

NOTE:  We will meet at the entrance on Eastern Parkway at 10:30.  After 10 minutes we will enter the park and make our way to the cherry blossoms.  If you arrive later, just look for us. The garden opens at 8:00 AM. Come when you want and stay as long as you can.  Admission is free on Fridays before noon. 


Transportation: 2, 3 Train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum Station.  
NOTE: the entrance to the garden where we will meet is adjacent to the this subway stop.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387













Monday, April 16, 2018

SATURDAY: World-Wide SketchCrawl #59:


April 21, 2018
Sketch Van Cortlandt Park  
Hosted by Parker Gambino 

The International Sketch Crawl is a tradition even older than Urban Sketching.  On this day, artists  all over the world are out drawing together.  Join us in NYC to celebrate this event.

  The Van Cortlandt House Museum (http://www.vchm.org/) will be the initial focus of our sketching.  We have arranged for small numbers (3-4) of sketchers to enter without charge for sketching the interior features.


  There are loads scenic attractions nearby.  The broad expanse of the Parade Ground offers vistas of the park's natural areas and nearby Riverdale, including the distinctive architecture of the Horace Mann School.  The parade ground is well-populated with various athletic activities.  A scenic wetland restoration area is to the south of the Museum.  The old NY Central Putnam Division right of way is now a scenic bike path, and there are several access areas for Van Cortlandt Lake and its feeder, Tibbetts Brook.  The advocacy group, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, will be giving outdoor presentations about efforts to investigate and enhance the Tibbetts Brook watershed



  Experimental Activity: For perhaps an hour anyone interested will go to the Golf House where we will offer returning golfers 10 minute portraits.

  At 1:30 we will meet for lunch and show&tell at the Van Cortlandt Golf House, about a 5-minute walk from the Museum.  Parker will have a scanner set up to capture images to be posted on the Sketchcrawl website.  The lunch menu is bare bones but serviceable.

  The weather looks very promising.


DETAILS
When:   Let's start assembling and sketching at 10 AM.  The Museum grounds open at 10:45, the Museum itself at 11:00.

Lunch:  1:30  PM  Bring your own or purchase food in the Van Cortlandt Golf House.  The food is described as serviceable

Show and Tell:   Following lunch we'll have our Show and Tell in the Golf House.


DIRECTIONS:
By Subway
- Take the IRT 1 train to the last stop – 242nd Street
     - Exit the station on the east (Park) side
     - Continue walking north on Broadway  (with the park to your right)
     - Go past Burger King
     - Go in the main entrance to the right; it is well-signed
     - Proceed along the path to the Van Cortlandt House Museum
Total walking time less than 10 minutes

By Car   Driving  – (There is a free parking lot)

Driving directions from NORTHBOUND on I-87 (Major Deegan Expressway)
- Exit  11 Van Cortland Park South
     - Where the exit ramp forks, STAY LEFT
     - At the STOP sign, make a VERY sharp left turn
     - Proceed underneath I-87
     - The first left turn feeds into the free parking lot
     - See walking directions from the parking lot - below

SOUTHBOUND on I-87 (Major Deegan Expressway)
- Exit 11 Van Cortlandt Park South
     - At traffic light at top of ramp, turn left (onto Van Cortlandt Park South)
     - At the next traffic light, turn left into the park
     - Stay to the left, to proceed under I-87
     - The first left turn feeds into the free parking lot
     - See walking directions from the parking lot - below

From the Henry Hudson Parkway (either direction)
- Exit 24 to Mosholu Parkway
     - Exit to I-87 Southbound, which will put you onto the Major Deegan Expressway
     - Exit 11 Van Cortlandt Park South
     - At traffic light at top of ramp, turn left (onto Van Cortlandt Park South)
     - At the next traffic light, turn left into the park
     - Stay to the left, to proceed under I-87
     - The first left turn feeds into the free parking lot
     - See walking directions from the parking lot - below


Walking directions to the VC House Museum:
     - Walk out of parking lot, take the path that goes to left, down under the old rail tracks
     - On other side of the tracks, turn right onto a platform path through the wetland
     - Continue straight up the path to the top of the hill
    - At top of hill, turn left to arrive at entrance to Van Cortlandt House Museum
Total walking time less than 10 minutes


NOTES:

-  Bring a stool or a portable chair if you have one.  It gives you many sketching opportunities.  If you don't already a stool ask some of the sketchers to try their seating solutions so you can determine the best one for your needs.


If you can’t find us
call or text Parker at 845-661-2994
or Mark at 973-809-9128

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




Sunday, April 15, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at St. Bart's


St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Ave and 51st Street is beautiful on the outside, beautiful on the inside and this Thursday will be filled with music! Let's draw!

Built in the Byzantine style the building is richly decorated with stained glass windows, golden mosaics by Hildreth Meir, decorated ceilings and walls.  The views from Park Ave and the adjoining plaza will afford us space to capture the beauty of the building as we sketch in the morning. Then at 1:00 PM we will move indoors for the "Midtown Concert" series featuring Marginalia playing the "Book of Beasts", a narrated collection of musical stories of animals both real and imagined. We will then remain indoors to capture the beauty of the interior.

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DATE:  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

START TIME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION:  ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCH
                         PARK AVE btw 50th and 5st Streets

  Note: we will meet on the plaza outside the church on the 50th Street side of the building.  In case of rain we will meet inside the building. Doors open to the public at 9 AM

TRANSTPORTATION:  E or M to 53 and Lexington Ave.  Walk west one block to Park Ave and south to the church.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Bring lunch or purchase it at the cafe on the plaza.






Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SATURDAY: Sketch the Boar


Saturday April 14, 2018

It's nearly impossible to imagine that the predicted weather for Saturday includes a high of 76 degrees.  Could this stubborn winter finally be loosening it's grip on the city?

We have two interesting events planned for Saturday.  The first is an exploration of a little know tiny pocket park on the east side.  The second is to attend the High School of Art and Design's Draw-A-Thon & Fundraiser.  More on both:


PART 1 - SKETCH THE BOAR:
The park and its vistas of the Queensboro Bridge were featured prominently in Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979). The park contains the Wild Boar statue, which is a replica of the bronze wild boar completed in 1634 by Renaissance sculptor Pietro Tacca (1557–1640) that stands in Florence, Italy.


Sutton Place is a Manhattan neighborhood of elegant apartments and townhouses, a long-time enclave of the rich and rarefied. It has been home to Kofi Annan, Henry Kissinger, Marilyn Monroe, Bill Blass -- not to mention assorted Vanderbilts and Morgans. So why is there a big pig in its park?

To be precise, it's a bronze copy of a marble replica of a Renaissance statue of a wild boar named Porcellino. Philanthropist Hugh Trumbull Adams found the statue in a Florentine shop and donated it to the park in the early 1970s. It's popular with the sandbox set, who love to pet it and climb on its back.

The metal porker sits on a base overrun with sculptured skittering creatures: toads, lizards, mice, crabs.




PART 2 - The Draw-A-Thon
The High School of Art and Design is an important institution for art minded New Yorkers. It provides the artistic foundation for many of the native New Yorker art community.  The Draw-A-Thon  brings out an incredible assortment of NY artists including the famous and near famous.  The range of talent covers the gamut.  There are loads of models to sketch clothed, costumed and nude.  You have a choice of quick one and two minute poses up to all day poses.

Figure work is of course the foundation of everything we do.  It's the artistic discipline - the equivalent of playing scales for musicians and something dedicated artists return to for their entire lives.


DETAILS

Part 1 - When and Where11 AM - 12 Sutton Square,  between E. 57th and E. 58th Sts.  NYC.  Located at the far east side of midtown Manhattan, at Sutton Place Park and 57th St., overlooking the East River.

Lunch12:30  PM  Bring your own to be eaten in the park of rely on stores and vendors nearby.

Early Afternoon:   1:30 PM Back to sketching the park

Part 2 - When and Where:  2:30 PM   Walk to the High School of Art and Design, 245 East 56th Street between Second and Third Avenues.  The Draw-A-Thon is a fund raiser.  Admission is $25 at the door and $5 less if you pay in advance: 

Click to prepay or to see details
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-and-design-draw-a-thon-fundraiser-9-tickets-43350272833?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTQxOTc3OTcvbWFya2xlaWJvd2l0ejgxMEBnbWFpbC5jb20vMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend

Show and Tell:  There will be no Show and Tell since we're packing two events into one sketching day.

NOTES:
-  Bring a stool or a portable chair if you have one.  It gives you many sketching opportunities.  If you don't already a stool ask some of the sketchers to try their seating solutions so you can find the best one for your needs.
-   Attend one or both events.  Come late if you need to. We'll be there.  The Draw-A-Thon actually starts at 10 AM and goes to 7 PM.  Feel free to choose what's right for you.

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


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



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Weekday Sketchers at AMNH

Kids are back in school ....let's revert to our plans for the AMNH


It might be spring but the weather is still too unpredictable for sketching outside, so we will go to the bottom of the ocean instead!   The American Museum of Natural History has recently opening its newest exhibit, Unseen Oceans that offers a view below the surface of the water that will be new to most of us.   Since there is an additional entrance fee for this special exhibit is an option for us while at the museum. Don't want to go for a deep dive?  Feel free to explore all the wonders at the AMNH and share them during our lunch break.  

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DATE: TUESDAY  APRIL 10, 2018

START TIME: 10:30 AM  

We will gather and wait at the entrance for about 15 minutes and then go on to the exhibits.  If you come later, please text/call Raylie to see where we are.  We will meet at about 12:30 for lunch in the cafeteria. Feel free just meet us for lunch.


LOCATON: AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 
                      Central Park West and 81st Street


NOTE:  Please use the entrance on 81st street by the Planetarium.  It is a less crowded entrance that will make it easier for us to meet.  The museum has a pay-what-you-wish policy but the Unseen Oceans exhibit will be an additional cost.  It is optional to our visit to the museum.


TRANSPORTATION: B OR C SUBWAY TO 81ST STREET. EXIT AT  81ST STREET AND WALK WEST TO THE ENTRANCE DOWN THE BLOCK.

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net.  Looking for us? Call/text to Raylie at 201-978-6387.  Bring a stool and lunch or purchase lunch in the cafeteria.