Sunday, May 14, 2023

WEDNESDAY: Westchester Sketchers at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla


The historic Kensico Dam was built under the old dam that formed Lake Kensico, using stone taken from the adjacent Cranberry Lake Park.  The dam was completed in 1917. It is 307 feet high and 1,843 feet long and forms the Kensico reservoir. The Rising, the county's September 11th Memorial, is located at the intersection of many pathways and viewpoints and thereby extends its presence into the surrounding landscape. 

With the historic dam as a background, the Kensico Dam Plaza has many interesting scenes to sketch including fountains, the 9-11 memorial, beautiful trees, and lots of people in a scenic park setting.  Those feeling adventurous might light to climb the steep stairs or follow the brick walk-up trail to the top for a spectacular view of the Kensico Dam and Reservoir.

Looking forward to seeing you!!!

DATE: WEDNESDAY May 17, 2023

LOCATION: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY 10595

TIME: 10:30 AM We will meet by the tables and chairs located in the main building's picnic area.

DIRECTIONS: 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY 10595
From NYC: Metro North Harlem Line to Valhalla Station. The Park is a short walk from the station.

Additional Notes:

  • Parking is free.
  • No Admission charge.
  • Bring your own/snack or lunch and water.
  • There are benches, but bring your own chair or stool for the best sketching options.
  • Restroom facilities are available.

Please RSVP to, so we will know who to expect.

Looking for us? Call Cathy (cell 914-625-0766)

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