I used to live nearby and at times walked through Gramercy Park on my way to work. As crazy as the city sometimes gets I always felt a sense of tranquility in this neighborhood. The tree lined streets, the stately brownstones and town houses, the beautifully kept park all contributed.
If you ignore the parked cars, the alternate side of the street parking signs, and the way the pedestrians are dressed - it could almost be NYC in the 1890s, before the twentieth century, before movies, radio, television and so many things. The infrastructure is all there, almost completely untouched, waiting for us to capture its beauty in our sketches.
WHEN: 10am Sunday September 22nd (As always, wake up late? Come anyway!)
WHERE: Meet at the corner of East 20th Street and Irving Place.
LUNCH: 12:00 Noon - You can bring your lunch or rely on stores and restaurants on Park Ave South or Third Avenue. We will find a spot in the shade by the park to sit together.
AFTERNOON: 1 PM - Back to sketching the Gramercy area.
SHOW and TELL: 3 PM. This is the social part of our day. We'll meet outdoors - probably at our lunch spot to share our day's drawings and tell stories.
- Anticipate full sun. Bring a hat. Sketching can be like sunbathing. Be prepared.
- Bring a stool if you own one. It gives you so many more options.
If you can’t find us
call or text your host Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.