Sunday, December 13, 2015

Weekday Urban Sketchers At Shrine of St. Elizabeth

In keeping with our December theme of the houses of Worship in NYC, we will go from some of the largest to one of the smallest in Manhattan: The Shrine of St. Elizabeth.  Dedicated to Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint and founder of the parochial school system, it is one of the hidden gems of NYC.  Directly across from the Staten Island Ferry, it is one of the few remaining colonial buildings in lower Manhattan, having survived the fire of 1835 along with the adjacent Watson House. (Fun fact: the columns on the front of the house are masts from old sailing ships.) Weather permitting, we can draw inside or out.  

(NOTE: We haven't forgotten about St. Patrick's on 5th Ave.  Maureen Gorda is making special arrangements for us to visit in for details.)


TIME: 11:00 AM

LOCATION: 7 State Street between Pearl and Whitehall Streets.

TRANSPORTATION: 1 to South Ferry; N, R to Whitehall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green

Depending on the weather our afternoon session can be either the inside or outside of the Customs House which now houses the Museum of the American Indian. Located one block from Shrine of St Elizabeth at Bowling Green, this magnificent Beau Arts building will offer us endless sketching opportunities. 

Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Looking for us? Call Raylie at 201-978-6387.

Bring lunch or purchase it from a vendor. Weather permitting we will picnic in Battery Park.

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