Our chance to sketch the world’s most famous tree
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Each year the world's most famous tree is lit the week following Thanksgiving. The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 30.
Sunday looks like it’s going to be warm-ish. The crowds will be building throughout December so this is our chance to sketch the world’s most famous tree. Our focus will be the Rockerfeller Center Christmas Tree and the skating rink, but the surrounding area will be filled with sketchable sites. There are also numerous places to duck in to warm up.
Where and When: 10:00 AM on Sunday we will meet outdoors at the Rockefeller Center
Promenade which connects Fifth Avenue with the Skating Rink (located between 49th and 50th Streets). We’ll be facing the gold statue of Prometheus, the skating rink and of course the tree.
Lunch: 12:00 lunch at Hale & Hearty in the Concourse Level at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. This is also known as the GE Building and is directly behind Prometheus( the gold reclining figure where the tree is set up).
Afternoon: 1:15-3:00 PM Back out to do more sketching in the area.
Show and Tell: 3 PM at the Ipanema Restaurant, 43 W 46th St, (beta 6th and 5th Aves) (646) 791-7171 where we will share drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.
NOTE- Bring a portable stool if you have one. It adds to your comfort and increases your sketching possibilities.
- Dress in layers so you can adjust during the day.
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome
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