Sunday, December 8, 2019

Weekday Sketchers at St Bart's Thursday for Sketching and Concert

Join us this week for an opportunity to sketch in one of New York's most dynamic sanctuaries with its beautiful Gothic arches, stained glass, Hildreth Meier gold mosaics and numerous carvings.  To take a video tour click here:

We will also attend the weekly Great Music Series at 1:15 PM. The concert is free and will feature French music with a violin and harpsichord. 

St. Bartholomew's Church: Quiet corner in St Bart's with the New York Adventure Club

St. Bartholomew's Church Photo

Please RSVP Directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387.  Plenty of seats, no need to bring a stool.  Join us any time to sketch. Break for lunch as you wish. Following the concert at 2:00 PM we will reconvene in the sanctuary to show our work. 


STARTING TIME:  The sanctuary opens at 9:00. Feel free come at any time. The concert is from 1:15 to 2:00 PM in the small chapel to the right of the entrance

                       PARK AVE AT 51ST STREET

TRANSPORTATION: 6 Train to Lexington Ave and 51st Street.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Saturday 12/7 at the Essex Market!

Yes, folks, there is a meet-up this weekend after all! Indoors at the Essex Market, with plenty of people and colorful things to sketch, lots of vendors for buying lunch, and even bathrooms (yay!). Bring a stool for sketching downstairs (try to stay out of the way). Upstairs there's a dining area with tables and chairs, more people to sketch, and some limited views of the vendors downstairs, and windows with street views.

Essex Street Market, 88 Essex Street
(at the southeast corner of Essex & Delancey Streets)

Via Subway
J, M and Z lines to Essex Street
F line to Delancey Street

Via Bus
M9, M14A-SBS, B39
to Essex/Delancey Street

Look for Joan Tavalott upstairs in the dining area.
Joan's Cell: (516) 510-1473
(I'll arrive around noon because I'll be working in the morning.)

Meet for lunch upstairs in the dining area.

Show and Tell upstairs in the dining area.

Come late, come early, it's all good. We're pretty easy to find, we'll be the ones sketching!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WEEKEND: No official sketch event scheduled.

Sadly there is no official sketch event for this weekend.   Some family stuff has come up.  Since I'd love to be out sketching, and maybe you feel the same - I have two suggestions:

1) On occasion things come up.  It would be great if there was a small committee of people willing to jump in to run our usual sketch event.  Let me know if that's something you'd be willing to do by sending an email directly to me -

2)  If you'd like to go out this weekend post where you'll be to our Facebook Group and let the other sketchers know how, where and when to find you.

Enjoy the weekend one and all -

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Weekday Sketchers at Temple Emanuel Wednesday to see Barbra Streisand

Ok, its an exhibit not a performance. 

Join us for a day of sketching in the exhibit and the magnificent sanctuary with its gold mosaics designed by Hildeith Meiere, Tiffany stained glass and incredible soaring space.  

In addition, Temple Emanuel is currently hosting an exhibit in the Bernard Gallery about Barbra Streisand.  Costumes, contracts and videos of her work over the decades are on view. You can even sing along with her (and have us sketching you?) in a karaoke booth.

Temple Emanu-El - New York City (New York Landmarks Conservancy)

DATE:  Wednesday, December 4, 2019


                        1 East 65th Street at 5th Avenue

TRANSPORTATION: N, R, W, to 5th Avenue Station (at 60th St) 

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Plenty of seats, no need to bring a stool.  Be prepared to work with dry materials.   We will break for lunch at the Central Park Zoo cafeteria across the street.