Weekday Sketchers at Lighthouse Museum (Redux)
In February a hearty few Urban Sketchers made it to the Staten Island Lighthouse Museum....and then it SNOWED! Probably one of the few storms of the winter with any accumulation. BUT we all were taken with the Museum and the location and vowed to return in warm weather to enjoy sketching the old buildings and the views from the pier that juts out into the harbor where we will have great views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Verrazzano Bridge.
Join us this Wednesday for a visit to a unique place in American History....the Staten Island Lighthouse Museum. This was the site of cutting edge technology that created and supported the extensive lighthouse system across America by building the lights and supplying the lighthouse keepers with fuel and supplies every 6 months. The Museum is housed in one of the original buildings on the site and there are many more to fill the pages of your sketchbooks.
Afternoon sketching can include the views across NY Bay of lower Manhattan and the entire harbor.
DATE: WEDNESDAY, June 19, 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. There is no charge to sketch outside or on the pier.
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.