It took three years,
... even longer than the pandemic.
However construction is completed at
midtown Manhattan’s newest sketch site.
The New York Public Library is delighted to welcome you to the all-new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), following a full-scale renovation that transformed NYPL’s largest circulating branch into the library that New Yorkers need and deserve. Visitors are now welcome to explore and use nearly all of the building’s services and resources, including unlimited browsing, seating, computer access, the free publicly accessible rooftop terrace, and more.
Discover the all-new rooftop terrace at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL). The free outdoor space is now open to the public to enjoy views of Midtown Manhattan and open-air seating. Please note that seating on the terrace is first-come, first-served, and we are unable to guarantee availability for individuals or groups.
What: We’ll be sketching the SNFL - The New Stavros Niarchos Library
Where: 455 Fifth Avenue. Take elevators to the Seventh Floor. (The new library is across the street and one block down from the Main Branch of the Library - [the famous one with two lions out front])
When: Start time - 10 AM. Running late? Come anyway - we'll be there.
- By Subway:
Take the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, B, C, D, F and M trains all stop nearby - (see map below).
Lunch: We'll break at 12:30. Rooftop dining. Bring your own food and drink or rely on vendors.
Afternoon: 1:30 PM Back to sketching.
Show and Tell: 3:00 PM - Rooftop We’ll share stories from the day, show our artwork and talk about the things artists talk about when they’re together.
- Bring a hat. We are expecting full sunshine and there’s not much shade.
- Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options. (although there are many table and chairs there)
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.