Friday, May 24, 2024

TUESDAY, May 28, 2024: Westchester Sketchers at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson


We will be sketching on the grounds of the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, which was founded in 1977 for the purpose of preserving and displaying the home and paintings of Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900), Hudson River School artist.  The Cropsey home, Ever Rest has been on the National Register of Historic Homes since the early 1970's.  In 1994, the Gallery of Art was completed, enabling the foundation to display more of the permanent collection of Cropsey's paintings, in addition to providing exhibition space for temporary and traveling exhibits.  The new building also houses the archives of Cropsey's writings and papers as well as a small research library.


Attendance is STRICLY LIMITED to 15 - Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman  (

DATE: TUESDAY, May 28, 2024


LOCATION: Newington-Cropsey Foundation 
25 Cropsey Lane Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 (914) 478-7990

PARKING on site is extremely limited.  Please try to car pool or take the train.

TRANSPORTATION from NYC: Use the Hudson Line of the Metro-North Railroad to arrive in Hastings-on-Hudson.  The Cropsey Foundation is located on the other side of the street, walk through the commuter parking lot to the property on Cropsey Lane (under the Warburton bridge).
LUNCH/SHOW and TELL: 12:00 PM.  Bring your own.  During lunch we will share our drawings. 

- Bring a stool for the best sketching options.

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 

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


Weekday Sketchers at Jefferson Market Library


The Conservancy Garden is closed for construction.  This event will replace the Wednesday event recently announced! 

The Jefferson Market Library is a landmark building in Greenwich Village,  Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Stock Photo - Alamy
Jefferson Market Library

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DO NOT respond to this email as you inquiry will go to a "dead letter" file. 

 The beautiful Jefferson Market Library on 6th Avenue is an historic landmark with roots going back to earlier times in NYC development   Newly renovated inside and still iconic outside, we will be sketching the building and the surrounding gardens this week. 

For some history and background on this unusual building that was once a courthouse, a marketplace and a prison, click here:

Patchin Place - West Village - 6 tips from 112 visitors
Patchin Place

Looking for something else?  Then go around the corner to Patchin Place, the smallest street in NYC and sketch the quaint row houses nestled behind the entry gates. 

Pamela Berdan | The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Jefferson Market Library Garden



                         Meet on the corner of 6th Avenue and 10th Street 

TRANSPORTATION: A, B, C, D, E, F and M trains to West 4th Street


  • Please RSVP directly to Meryl Greenblatt at
  • Looking for us? Call/text Meryl at 646-248-9362
  • Bring a Stool and lunch
  • Bathrooms and water available in the library
  • If working inside the library, please respect the privacy of patrons and use dry materials

Thursday, May 23, 2024

NJ sketchers at Montclair Iris Garden


New Jersey Urban Sketchers at Montclair Iris Garden Friday, May 31, 2024

Presby Memorial Iris Garden.jpg | New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

The Presby Memorial Iris Garden in Montclair is referred to as the "Rainbow on the Hill"....and that it is!  With thousands of bearded irises in bloom, this is truly spectacular scene to  capture in a sketchbook. 

Join us for a day of sketching only available for a few weeks in the spring. Bring a stool and your brightest watercolors to get the best views and brightest colors onto your paper. 

For more information about the gardens and driving directions, visit the web site:

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens – Spring is Here – Montclair NJ – Photo  Gallery | You Don't Know Jersey | From High Point to Cape May

Sketching Tip:  the iris looks like a complicated flower but it is really easy to draw once you know that there are only 6 petals on every flower.  Three are curved down and three are curved up.  The little "beards" run along the midline of the downward curved petals.   That's it!  Add a green stem and some unopened buds and you've done it!

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ | Iris garden, Memories, Iris
DATE:  Friday, May 31, 2024

                      474 UPPER MOUNTAIN ROAD, MONTCLAIR NJ

DIRECTIONS: Please visit the web site for directions by car and public transit: 
NOTE:  This location is very easy to get to by public transit via NJ Transit

Questions, comments and RSVP directly to 

DO NOT reply to this email as your inquiry will go to a "dead letter" file. 

  • Looking for us? Call or text  Margaret 646-515-9913
  • Bring a stool and lunch. There are no food services 
  • There are bathrooms on site
  • There is no parking on site. You must park on the street along side the garden. 
  • Please visit the web site for and read the page on Garden Etiquette 
  • We will break for lunch at the tables at the top of the hill 

Sunday, May 19, 2024

THURSDAY, May 23, 2024: Westchester Sketchers at Nielsen's Florist and Garden Center, Darien, CT


Join us for a magical botanical sketching experience. This week we will be at Nielsen's Florist and Garden Center, a family-owned multi-generational business in Darien CT since 1944. Last year, Nielsen's was voted the Gold Coast 2023 Best Florist AND Best Garden Center in New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton! There will be a great variety of plants, flowers and home decor to spark your creative juices. No need to worry about the weather. Rain or shine there will plenty of visual inspiration to be found both indoors and outdoors.


DATE: THURSDAY,  May 23, 2024


LOCATION: Nielsen's Florist and Garden Shop
1405 Post Road, Darien CT  Phone: (203) 655-2541 

DIRECTIONS: Nielsen's is located two blocks off Exit 10 on I-95.  

BY TRAIN: The Metro North Darien train station on the New Haven line is about 3/4 of a mile away, very walkable but a pick up ride would be easier.  

Bring your own or buy from the cafe on premises or from a nearby eatery.  

SHOW AND TELL will follow lunch. It is a time for sharing and not to be missed.

  • Parking is available in the garden center lot.
  • You may bring stools.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman at
NOTE: When responding please let me know if you will be taking the train and will need a ride from the Darien train station.  Please also let me know if you would be interested in car-pooling.

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507

May 26 Sketch Pier 57 Rooftop Park


Sunday May 26th 2024 

Sketch at Pier 57 Rooftop Park

Please notice this is a Sunday sketch, not our usual Saturday. 
There is a workshop on Saturday with 2 spots left, if interested read about it below this announcement. If any queries email at

When: Sunday May 26th, 2024, 10am at Rooftop Park

Location: 25 11th Avenue New York, NY 10011

How: When you arrive at Pier 57, head to the south gate near City Winery. Walk along the pathway toward the park's main entrance, directly across from Little Island. Once inside, take the stairs or elevator to the roof. The park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Lunch: 12:30 Location to be determined, theres a huge Food Hall at this Pier.

Show and Tell: 3:00pm Location to be determined

Saturday May 25 Workshop with artist Susan Greenstein. 
A Watercolor Journey in Greens.

Thursday, May 16, 2024


Weekday Sketchers at Greenacres Park 

plus two Korba Murals

We were washed out on May 15th but the weather forecast for May 22nd is for a beautiful spring day.  Let's do what we couldn't do last week!

This week's outing proves that good things come in small packages!  

 Imagine stepping off the busy streets of Midtown Manhattan into a green oasis that masks the noise and congestion of one of the world's busiest cities.  Then imagine just looking up at two soaring art installations by a world renowned artist, not in a museum but right on the streets of Manhattan.   Join us this week as we do just that! 

We will first meet at 780 3rd Avenue to take in the two giant murals by Eduardo Korba: "Genius is to Bike Ride" and "The Brave of 9/11".  You might not know this artist by name, but if you have been on the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens or even Jersey City, you have seen his enormous colorful murals.  Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and influenced by the hip-hop culture, he has installed more than 500 murals in cities around the world.  This week we will celebrate his work in our sketchbooks.

 For more information about the artist and his NYC murals, click here:

Then we will walk a few block away to one of the oldest and most successful vest pocket parks in NYC.  Newly renovated and ready for visitors, we will eat lunch, sketch and enjoy a day in this unique space complete with beautiful trees and a waterfall. 

Greenacre Park – New York, New York - Atlas Obscura

Questions, comments and RSVP directly to 
DO NOT respond to this email as you inquiry will go to a "dead letter" file. 



                        780 THIRD AVE between 48th and 49th Streets
                        GREENACRE PARK
                         217 East 51 St  between 3rd Ave and 2nd Ave on the north side of the street

TRANSPORTATION:  E, M Train to 53rd St and 3rd Ave. 6 train to 51St Street


  • Looking for us?  Call or text Meryl at 646-248-9362
  • Seating is available but bringing a stool gives you options.
  • Food, water and bathrooms are available in CitiCorp Building at 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

NJ sketchers at Fort Lee Historic Park

 Join us tomorrow! Short notice—Fort Lee Historic Park on the Palisades. 

The overlooks at Fort Lee Historic Park provide great views of the Hudson, Upper Manhattan, and the George Washington Bridge — the busiest bridge in the world.

If it rains, there is a small museum with revolutionary war artifacts, a cannon, and other stuff to draw.

Wednesday, May 15
Fort Lee Historic Park, Fort Lee, NJ

Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Free parking on Wednesday 

Margaret 646-515-9913

Questions, comments and RSVP directly to 
DO NOT reply to this email as your inquiry will go to a "dead letter" file.