Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SATURDAY: Sketching, going, going, ....

 and soon to be gone

Trip planned for NYC Urban Sketchers by Susan T.

FAO Schwarz. The oldest toy store in the US was founded in 1862. Explore every child's fantasy, from life size stuffed animals to the floor piano featured in the movie "Big". By next month (July) , the store will be closed  due to sky-high real estate prices. Rumor has it that it may relocate to Times Square, but that remains to be seen.


When:  Meet us at 10 AM.  Sleeping late?  Come when you can no one is taking attendance - but you're missing out on good sketching time!

Where:  We'll meet on the plaza at 58th St and 5th Ave. Go inside to sketch at your own risk. There will be crowds and toy crazed kids!

Lunch:   12;15 - Grab a dirty dog, or bring a lunch. There are delis on 58th St.  We'll dine on the elevated plaza overlooking Fifth Avenue - the best seats in town

Afternoon:  1:15 - We will meet at Central Park South between 5th and 6th to sketch the Carriage Horses. The fate of the horses is up in the air. A vote may be scheduled soon to determine if they stay or go. Animal rites groups feel it is inhumane for the horses to be on the streets of NY. On the other hand, the drivers would be out of work, and the horses would probably end up at the glue factory.

Lets sketch two of the city's icons before they are gone forever
There are plenty of tourists, buildings, and park landscape to sketch as well!

Show and Tell:  3:15 - We will meet outside the entrance to Central Park at 60th and 5th for show and tell.

How to get there:   N, Q, R subway to 59th St  (see Map below)

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Can't find us?
Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

1 comment:

  1. Must say your timing is perfect - my first visit to New York will be in little over a week (YAY!), so I'll definitely check out some of these places!
    AND I'm going to visit Berlin for the first time this coming Christmas, so I have your guide to help me find the best places there, too. So thanks ;)
    And while I'm here, must say I've followed and loved your blog for a few years now - your photos and posts really are a joy.
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