Our fellow sketcher, Sonia Idelson has invited us to sketch the recently inaugurated Pines Bridge Monument in Yorktown Heights, NY.
This monument pays tribute to the members of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment who died defending the Pines Bridge Pass over the Croton River during the Revolutionary War. The heroic sculpture, by nationally noted sculptor Jay Warren of Oregon, depicts Colonel Christopher Greene, the legendary commander of the regiment.
Two soldiers fight beside him, an African American and a Native American, all doomed to perish in the brief and desperate battle. The monument is designed to reflect that diversity, and is the first Revolutionary War memorial to depict all three races together in combat.
Where: Yorktown Railroad Park, Commerce St, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 10:30 AM. We'll meet by the monument.
Directions: From the Taconic North, take the Underhill exit, make a right and go about 2 miles, pass 2 traffic lights, the park is on the right. https://goo.gl/maps/VST4oDPtuxoLP5Sk9 The site has parking by the North County Trail, or you can park in the strip mall across the street.
Transportation from NYC: Marianne has offered to pick up people at the Metro-North Mamaroneck station and bring them to the park. If interested, please call Marianne at 914-355-6507.
Lunch: 1:00 PM It's probably best to bring your own lunch and water, but there are nearby options nearby where you can pick up something. Location TBD.
Show & Tell: After lunch we will share stories and sketches during the social part of our day.
Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman cathygutterman @verizon.net
Looking for us? Call Cathy at 914-625-0766 or Marianne at 914-355-6507
- It may be breezy - you may want to bring a light jacket and a hat.
- There are benches in the park, but a stool can offer more options.
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.