Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weekday Urban Sketchers at African Burial Ground

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.  

Interesting displays, artifacts and dioramas with full size figures should provide amply materials for us to sketch.  


TIME: 11:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

LOCATION: 290 Broadway between Duane and Reade Streets


1, 2, 3 [Chambers Street]
A, C [Chambers Street]
R [City Hall]
4, 5, 6 [Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall]
J, Z [Chambers Street]

NOTE:  We will sketch in the Visitors Center until lunch. When we break for lunch we can decide where our afternoon site will be: Pier A, City Hall Park or the courts. 

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Call or text to 201 978-6387.

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