Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Very sorry to switch things.  The weekend sketch will be held on SUNDAY, instead of the date originally planned.   The weekend train schedule remains the same.  The Sunday weather promises to be slightly better (warmer).

Should still be a great day.  Hope to see you there!

New Date - SUNDAY

SUNDAY November 1,  2015
This Special Sketch Event is hosted by John Dunn

Cold Spring is located 50 miles north of Manhattan at a scenic on the Hudson River.  It is a rural area steeped in history and rich in visual sketchable scenes.  Its a far cry from the hustle and bustle of NYC and a complete contrast to last week's sketching at Washington Square Park.  You'll see incredible peaceful river views, scenic streets with antique shops, clothing stores, coffee houses and so much more.  Our host and guide for the day, John Dunn has lived in this town for years

Our visit to Cold Spring a year and half ago was one of the best reviewed events we've ever done.  However this is not NYC.  We'll need to get there using the Hudson Division trains at Grand Central or by driving. Details on costs and timing are below.

Morning:  John will pick a sketchable stretch of Main Street that you'll enjoy.  Main Street is about five blocks long and features numerous buildings, many of them dating back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Lunch:  11:45 to 1:00. You can bring lunch or buy from any of the  numerous eateries on Main Street as well as a deli.  Weather permitting we will have picnic lunch at John's house. The Dunn's house is in the waterfront area and has a lovely side yard and - best of all - a bathroom.

Afternoon:  We'll enjoy the warmest part of the day by the river.  You will have a 360 degree view of the Hudson River north and south, the north end of West Point, the waterfront itself, the marina and the streets and buildings that flank the waterfront.

Sketched by Joan Tavolott

Sketch by Susan T.


When:  Timing things to arrive about 10 AM (see train details below)

Where:  Cold Spring, NY - on the Hudson River.  Arrive by train at the station or drive and park at or near the marina.

  Origin Station: GRAND CENTRAL
  Destination Station: COLD SPRING
  Leaves NYC - 8:48 AM - Arrives at Cold Spring 10:08 AM
  Get there Early to Buy Tickets!
     Off-peak for travel to/from Manhattan; save 25% off the regular one-way peak fare.
     OFF-PEAK - Tickets Available at the Station or via Web
       Round Trip Off-Peak $28.00 $28.00
       Round Trip Off Peak Senior/Disabled/Medicare $18.50 $18.50
       You can't purchase tickets on-board the train.

  Return trains take 90 minutes
  Trains for NYC leave Cold Spring at 2:16, 3:16, 4:14 and 5:16

-   Bring a stool if you have one
-   Dress warmly in layers
-   I am traveling by car, look for one another on the train.  Hold your sketchbook so you can be easily identified as an Urban Sketcher

If you arrive late, or take a car and can't find us:
Call John at 914-523-8694, or Mark at 973-809-9128

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

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