Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SATURDAY: Sketch Governors Island

SATURDAY: August 12, 2017

Governors' Island - 800 yards from Lower Manhatta

Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world separate from the city with views every sketchers will love.  

The Late 1800's Frozen in Time for you to Sket

It's been said that you can't see NYC from Manhattan.  Governor's Island has absolutely unique views of the city and stunning views of NY Harbor.  It's also a snap-shot of small town American in the late 1800s and lots of fun to sketch.

Our morning Base Camp will be Colonel's Row, a particularly sketchable part of the island, with event's, nature areas, historic homes, rides and food concessions.  We'll meet there, have lunch there.

It’s CIVIL WAR WEEKEND:  Meet Union soldiers in the Soldier’s camp, watch musket and artillery firing demonstrations, and listen to Civil War music performances!

Artillery Demonstration and Small Arms Demonstration   They will be firing a real 1860s-era cannon and will demonstrate a variety of muskets soldiers would have used during that time period.  (Sounds pretty sketchable to me!)

After lunch we’ll sketch the NY Skyline - a short walk to the edge of the island.  Our spot will be the point closest to the Statue of Liberty.  We will sketch there and have our Show and Tell there.

Where:   Governors Island - Only reachable by Ferry (don't forget to sketch the ferry ride). Visitors disembark at Soissons Landing

Get there early -  lines form.  We're taking the 11 AM Ferry.
Not a morning person?  Hey, come anyway - whenever. Bring the contact phone number so you can find us.

Lunch:  1:00 PM - We'll break for lunch and socializing with some sketching thrown in (of course).  Although the concessions have great food the lines are long. Bringing a picnic lunch might be good.

Afternoon:  1:30 - Back to sketching

Show and Tell:  2:30 - To share drawings, good stories.

The Ferry Back:  We'll leave at 3:30 intending to make the 4:00 Ferry back.  

From Manhattan: Ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. (departs every 30 minutes until 5:30)

From Brooklyn: Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue. (departs every hour)

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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.

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