Our Host Mel Barranco is sharing his town-
on the Long Island Sound
Beautiful Greenwich CT, outside the boundaries of New York City Urban Sketching. This Saturday we'll be taking a walk on the wild side by visiting Mel Barranco in his home town. This is going to be a good day of sketching, and something different. Greenwich offers two distinctly different attractions, a wonderful, highly sketchable marina with boats and big sky views, and the scenic charm of a prosperous suburban community's mail street.
Mel will meet us at the Greenwich Station at 10:32am. We will proceed to walk towards the marina, a short 5 min walk from the train station. There are some benches at the park but you're welcome to bring your favorite stool for sketching.
This is a Rain or Shine Plan: There is a great rainy day back-up planned for the Bruce Museum that has a $7 admission fee.
LEAVE: 9:30 AM - From Grand Central Station The Metro North weekend train schedule to Greenwich departs at 36 minutes past each hour. The 9:36 train gets in to Greenwich station at 10:32am.
The RETURN: On the return schedule, two times are available at each hour - 13 minutes past and 43 minutes past - arriving at the Grand Central Station 61 minutes later.
The Fare: Round trip off-peak fare is $19.50, reduced fare for Seniors/disabled/Medicare is $13.00
Lunch: 12:00 - Bring your own or purchase food in town. If the weather is good we'll eat outside.
Afternoon: 1:15 We'll sketch downtown Greenwich.
Show and Tell: 3:00 PM at the Sundown Saloon (a short walk from the train station) to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.
_ Wear layers it's often cool by the water.
- Bring sunscreen and a hat
- Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.
- If you're meeting us at Grand Central Station assume you'll have some challenges getting there. Subway repair work has made subway travel challenging lately.
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.