Thursday, April 28, 2016


Taken from the Akron Beacon Journal, By Betty O'Neill-Roderick

What a day we have planned!  
Start the day with a glorious ferry ride across the East River.  The Manhattan skyline is to your back and the three bridges are there on your left as you head to Brooklyn.
(Pop Question:  Can you name the three bridges in the order they appear heading uptown?)

Sketch by Joan Tavolott

We land at the DUMBO Park by the lighthouse and will sketch the views of NYC, (Manhattan is always seen better from Brooklyn.)

Photo by Joan T

In the afternoon we'll sketch one of the most iconic views in all of New York - the view at Water and Washington Streets

Ferry Sched

What:  Sketch DUMBO ((Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass))

Where: We'll start at the Ferry in Manhattan  at Pier 11.  a) Skip the Ferry and meet us at the lighthouse at 10:30. b) arrive late and take the next ferry - bring my cell phone # so you can find us

When:  Meet at 10 AM. Arrive on time to get a ferry ticket. The Ferry costs $6 for a one-way trip.

                        GETTING THERE:
The three ways to travel are by car, subway of ferry.
For many reasons the ferry is the most attractive solution.

-   By Ferry:  Meet at Pier 11 on the NYC Side (see map)

-   By Car:  Get there early, or the parking will be impossible.

-   By Subway:  Be prepared to hike.  DUMBO is at sea level and the subways are all up hill and a long walk

A/C train to High Street,
exit onto Cadman Plaza West. Walk left, toward the overhead highway; the street changes name to Old Fulton Street. Walk down the hill and bear left as you approach the East River. Continue on Fulton to DUMBO's Front Street to get a sense of the neighborhood.

2/3 train to Clark Street,
take the Henry Street exit. Walk left on Henry Street. Go left on Cadman Plaza West/Old Fulton Street and walk downhill to the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the bottom of the hill, at the waterfront.

F train to York Street,
walk one block down Jay Street toward Manhattan, turning left at Front Street. Take Front Street until Old Fulton Street, turn right. The Turn left on Front Street. Proceed straight until Old Fulton Street. Turn right. The entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park is located at the bottom of the hill, at the waterfront.

Lunch:  We'll break at 12:15 to purchase lunch - or bring  your own. We'll meet at 12:30 for a picnic lunch at a shady spot in the vicinity of Jane's Carousel

Jane's Carousel near the picnic area

Afternoon:  1:30 - Sketching the Streets of DUMBO at the corner of Washington and Water Streets

Sketching the View - Photo by Joan T.

Show and Tell:  3:15 off to The Bridges -at 66 Water St to share drawings, good stories and a beer or wine if you're so inclined.

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If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

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


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