Weekday Sketchers at Lighthouse Museum on Wednesday
Bet you didn't know that there is a museum dedicated to lighthouses! ....Well there is and it is on Staten Island. Join us for an ocean voyage (the Staten Island Ferry) and museum trip. Housed in an historic building that served as a quarantine hospital for immigrants before Ellis Island was opened, this museum is dedicated to the history and workings of the lighthouses on Staten Island. For more information about the Lighthouse Museum and directions, click here: http://lighthousemuseum.org
After lunch we will visit the Staten Island Borough Hall to view the acclaimed murals commemorating events in the history of Staten Island. Additional sketching opportunity is available in the waiting room of the ferry terminal on the Staten Island side. Two large salt water fish tanks have wonderful examples of the fish that swim in the NYC harbor. (Rumor has it that the tanks might be closed for repair.. TBD).
|Murals in SI Borough Hall|
DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019
STARTING TIME: 10:15 AM
LOCATION: LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM
200 THE PROMENADE AT LIGHTHOUSE POINT
NOTE: We will meet at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal at Whitehall (the very tip of Manhattan) to catch the 10:30 AM ferry to Staten Island. The ferry is free and leaves every half hour. (Good sketching opportunities on board!) If you miss the group meet up, just take another ferry across. The museum is 3 minute walk from the ferry terminal. Directions for walking from the ferry on the Staten Island side: http://lighthousemuseum.org/plan-your-visit/
Please note that there is an admission fee of $5 or $4 for seniors.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE FERRY TERMINAL AT WHITEHALL: R, W TO Whitehall Street
Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org so we know to watch for you at the Ferry Terminal. Call or text Raylie at 201-978-6387.
Bring a stool, your sketchbook and watercolors. Bring something to eat or purchase something at one of the shops along the waterfront.