The idea of starting a sketch event on a boat in New York Harbor is just so appealing. Some might argue that the best ferry ride you can take is the trip to Governors Island. I might be suffering from Ferry Envy - I missed the sketch event at Red Hook.
It’s not big enough to be a borough, but it’s certainly larger than the Brooklyn neighborhood where I grew up. Lots and lots to explore and even more to sketch. Our weather for Saturday looks very inviting.
When considering sketching subjects you might want to consider this list of things to do. https://www.govisland.com/things-to-do There is a lot.
The ferry is free if you get there before noon. Bring a bike if you like. Ferries depart for the island from both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
What: We’ll be sketching at Governors Island, and we’ll be getting there by ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn.
Where: The Manhattan ferry leaves from Pier 11/Wall St, (10 SOUTH STREET)
The Brooklyn ferry leaves from Brooklyn Bridge Park - PIER 6
When you get to the island go to Nolan Park - it’s the midway point between the two ferry landings and an easy spot to find people. From there we’ll branch out.
Be at the ferry at 9:30 AM for the salt water journey. You will need to get a ticket. The ferry departs at 10 AM. If you’re sleeping late there is also a free ferry at 10:40 and again at 11:20. After that the ferry will cost $4.00
Be at the ferry at 9:45. You will need to get a ticket. The ferry departs at 10:15. Ferries leave every hour so the next one is at 11:15. After that the ferry will cost $4.00
- NYC Subway:
#1 train - South Ferry4 - 5 train - Bowling GreenR train to Whitehall Street
- Brooklyn Subway:
R, 2, 3, 4, 5 train to - Borough Hall/Court Street
Lunch: 12:00 Noon . Bring your own, or purchase food from the vendors on the island. There are some good choices.
Afternoon: 1:00 PM Back to the sketching
Show and Tell: 3:00 PM - Location to be determined. We'll share the day's work, tell stories and talk about what artists talk about.
- Bring a hat and be prepared for sunshine
- Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.