Wednesday, August 10, 2022

SATURDAY: Sketch Rockefeller Park

 


​We've been sketching in the heat for more than a month now.  This coming Saturday looks like a normal summer day instead of the scorcher's we've been experiencing.   We still want to visit locations below 14th Street so we have lots of artwork for our next show.  

Rockefeller Park looks so inviting.  There are trees.  There are breezes coming in from the water.  There's greenery with an urban background.  There's food nearby and bathrooms too.  Urban Sketching Perfection!  It will also be filled with New Yorkers out enjoying the good weather, depending on us to record their wonderful day.​  Let's do it!

(The view of Rockefeller Park as you enter from Murray Street)

DETAILS

What:   We’ll be sketching Rockefeller Park 


Where:   Follow Murray Street due West until you get to the park.  The entrance at Murray is about in the middle of the park.


When:  Start time - 10 AM.  Saturday, August 13, 2022  Running late?  Come anyway - we'll be there.


How:

-   By Subway:  

  • Chambers Street:   1, 2, 3, A, C, trains all stop nearby - (see map below).
  • City Hall:  N, R, and W
  • Park Place:  2, 3
  • World Trade Center:  E


Lunch:  We'll break at 12:00.  Location to be determined.  Bring your own food and drink or rely on vendors.


Afternoon:  1:00 PM  Back to sketching.  


Show and Tell:  3:00 PM Location to be determined.    We’ll share stories from the day, show our artwork and talk about the things artists talk about when they’re together.



NOTE:


-     Bring a hat.  

-      Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options. 


(click to enlarge)

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128


There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.



Tuesday, August 9, 2022

SATURDAY: Westchester Sketchers at the Bartow-Pell Mansion in the Bronx

 

Terraced Garden 


Located in the Bronx, just ten miles from Manhattan, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, with its splendid late Federal style exterior and Greek Revival period rooms, is a hidden gem set within New York City’s largest park – Pelham Bay.  As the only grand 19th-century country house still in existence overlooking the bay, the Museum provides an important link to the social and architectural history of New York City.

The Bartow-Pell Museum is situated within a 60-acre New York City Landmark Historic District and is surrounded by a “forever wild” zone.  The six-acre site boasts a formal, terraced garden, designed by Delano & Aldrich in 1916, a circa 1840 Carriage House, a Children’s Organic Garden, and the Pell Memorial Gravesite.

Carriage House


DETAILS:

Where: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum 895 Shore Rd, Bronx, NY 10464 Phone: (718) 885-1461

When: Saturday, August 13, 2022.  (Rain Date: Sunday, August 14)

Start time: 10:00 AM.


Transportation from NYC: Take the Metro-North Harlem line from Grand Central Terminal to the Brewster Station. Take a short taxi ride to the farm.

Lunch1 PM. Bring your own food and beverage.  Location to be determined.

Show and Tell: Following lunch, we will share drawings and tell stories. This social part of our day is not to be missed.


Garden Gates


NOTES:
- Guided tours are held 15 minutes after the hour beginning at 12:15 p.m.
- Tour cost: Adults: $10; Seniors (65+) and Students: $8.
- There is no fee to visit the gardens and grounds.
- Restrooms are located in the Mansion.
- Bring a stool if you have one.  It gives you more options.
- Dress for sunshine. Bring a hat and sunscreen.


Please R.S.V.P. to Cathy Gutterman at cathygutterman@verizon.net

If you can’t find us call: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507


There are no fees.  All drawing skill levels are welcome.





















Sunday, August 7, 2022

Weekday Sketchers at the Gates of the City


Pylons
The Pylons: our starting point

In ancient times cities had impressive gates to let those who entered know they are coming into a important place.  We have long lost the ability to wall our cites and create massive gates, but if you look, you will find some along the waterfront at Battery Park City. 

The Upper Room at Albany Street



Battery Park City has a number of them marking the entrances to various streets as you come up from the Hudson River.  This week we will have a sketch walk and draw those gates as part of our preparation for our next Art Expo "Below 14th Street"



Wagner Park
Brick Arch at Wagner Park

We will meet at the pylons at Brookfield Place, draw for an hour and then move on to the gate at Albany Street and then Rector Street. We will end the session at Wagner Park to sketch the impressive brick archway leading to the lawn at the Battery. 

Rector Gate
The Rector Street Gate


More information about these gates: 
  • https://bpca.ny.gov/places/public-art/
  • https://bpca.ny.gov/places/parks/




DATE: Wednesday August 10, 2022

STARTING TIME: 10:30 AM

LOCATION:  Battery Park City
                        Meeting Location: The Pylons in front of Brookfield Place on the Hudson River

TRANSPORTATION: Any train that goes to World Trade Center


NOTES

  • Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at rayliedunkel1@gmail.com
  • Looking for us? Call Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • Be prepared to sketch for about 45 minutes and then move on to another location. You can always go back to finish a sketch later.
  • Bring a stool, sunscreen and lunch (or purchase it on the way)
  • Bathrooms are available at Brookfield Place and Wagner Park













  

THURSDAY: Westchester Sketchers at Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, NY



Joint event co-hosted by Jamie Grossman (LHVPAP) & Cathy Gutterman (Westchester NYC USk)

Since the 19th Century, historic Tilly Foster Farm has served as a beacon for Putnam County’s rich farming heritage, fertile landscapes, and natural beauty.   In the 2000s, Tilly Foster was tarnished by disrepair and underuse.  To bring this gem of the Hudson Valley back to life, the County initiated an ambitious plan to restore the farm and various structures on the property, so the community and tourists could once again enjoy Tilly Foster’s unique aesthetic and historic significance.

The Farm has alpaca, chickens, goats, horses, and pigs, as well as numerous buildings, barns, houses, and animal sheds. There are a couple of ponds (one on each side of the road) and lovely vistas.


Where: Tilly Foster Farm 100 Route 312, Brewster, NY 105093 

When: Thursday, August 11, 2022. 

Start time: 10:00 AM.


Transportation from NYC: Take the Metro-North Harlem line from Grand Central Terminal to the Brewster Station. Take a short taxi ride to the farm.

Lunch1 PM. Bring your own food and beverage.  Location to be determined.

Show and Tell: Following lunch, we will share drawings and tell stories. This social part of our day is not to be missed.



NOTES:
- There is no fee to visit the farm.
- Public restrooms are located in the red building next to the picnic area.
- Bring a stool if you have one.  It gives you more options.
- Dress for sunshine. Bring a hat and sunscreen.


Please R.S.V.P. to Cathy Gutterman at cathygutterman@verizon.net

If you can’t find us call: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507


There are no fees.  All drawing skill levels are welcome.


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

SATURDAY: Sketch Grant's Tomb

 


The weather reports make selecting the best weekend date a complete guessing game.  I have observed many times that Fortune Favors the Bold.  So here is our bold guess.  Saturday will be the better day this weekend!  The current forecast says there's a 42% chance of rain for both days, but the Saturday warning is for rain in the afternoon.  My hope is we can get a good day of sketching in, and it rains while we're on our way back home.

Grant's Tomb is the final resting place of our 18th President and the most famous Civil War Union General.  Construction of the tomb took many years, and the memory of the horrible war was still fresh in everyone's mind.  It was completed in 1897 at a location that was considered very remote.  To visit the tomb back then amounted to a long day in the country.  Old photos show just how remote and undeveloped the site was.

The Tomb is now part of Riverside Park where we will be protected by the shade of many mature trees.  The park overlooks the Hudson and we're hoping for cool breezes.



DETAILS
What:   We’ll be sketching Grant's Tomb on the Upper West Side

Where:   W 122nd St &, Riverside Dr,  (see map below)

When:  We'll be starting at 10 AM  on Saturday, August 6, 2022.   Running late?  Come anyway - we'll be there.

How:
-   By Subway:  
125th Street - #1
     (see map below).

NOTEDo not take the A, B, C or D trains to 125th St.  
It's not the same stop as the #1 train and there's a huge park with a formidable hill in the way

Lunch12:00 Noon .  Bring your own and dine al fresco in the park, or purchase food to take out at Broadway Au Lait, 3070 Broadway at 122 St. There are other choices in the area.

Afternoon1:00 PM  Back to the sketching

Show and Tell:  3:00 PM - We’ll find a likely spot  to share our work, tell stories and talk about what artists talk about.


NOTE:

-     Bring a hat and be prepared for sunshine  
-      Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.



If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.




Monday, August 1, 2022

WEDNESDAY: Weekday Sketchers in Duane Park and Washington Market Park


177 Duane Street #3E in Tribeca, Manhattan | StreetEasy
Duane Street Park 


Good things come in small packages and this week's event will prove the point.

Great Parks: The Cozy and Cute Duane Park | CityRealty
Duane Street Park

Once a warehouse district with the largest food market in the city, this area we now call Tribeca, still has remnants of times past with vistas of the current redevelopment of the area.  These two parks offer great vantage points to capture the old and new street vistas.  This is a great opportunity to practice your urban sketching with long sight lines of streets lined with old buildings, opening to views of modern skyscrapers.  Or, concentrate on the greenery tucked in between the street views. 

Duane Park was the first piece of land purchased specifically for a park by the city of New York from Trinity Church in 1797 for $5.00!  Read more about the long and interesting history of the park on the plaque in the park.


Washington Market Park was the site of the original open wholesale market that brought fresh fruits and vegetables to the city.  The site now houses the  5 block-long Manhattan Community College, a greensward, a playground, a community garden, a gazebo, a flower garden, and a stand of some of the most unusual trees in the city. 


Tribeca Guide | SpareRoom
Washington Market Park

DATE: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3, 2022

STARTING TIME: 10:30 AM

MEET-UP  LOCATION: DUANE PARK
                        Corner of Hudson and Duane Streets

TRANSPORTATION: 1, 2, 3 Train to Chambers Street


New York - NewYork.co.uk - Washington Market Park | Facebook | By New York  - NewYork.co.uk | Walking in kids friendly Washington Market Park #NewYork
Washington Market Park

NOTES

  • Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at Rayliedunkel1@gmail.com
  • Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-273-0447
  • We will meet at Duane Park to sketch for a while then walk over to Washington Market Park.
  • Bathrooms and water available at Washington Market Park.
  • No food service in the parks but plenty of vendors nearby.
  • Bring a stool, a hat, and bug spray.