Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SUNDAY: Sketch Green-Wood

Green-Wood Cemetery

     Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Green Wood is filled with century-and-a-half-old trees providing a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its more that a half million permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.

 A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers (home to Brooklyn’s Green Parrot population, … really!).  Green-Wood is also a Revolutionary War historic site - the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what are now its grounds. 

 Founded in 1838 Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty.  By 1860, Green-Wood was rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction.  Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

Sketch by Janice Pullicino

When:  Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Meet at the front gate at 10 AM

Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn We will meet just outside the main gate where we’ll start sketching.  (see map below)
Lunch: 12:00 Noon - With cooperative weather we’ll eat outdoors, meeting near the front gate. Bring your own or walk across the street to Baked In Brooklyn Bakery Store. In addition to baked goods they make sandwiches.

Photo:  Joan Tavolott 
Afternoon:  1 PM - Back sketching.

Show and Tell:  Meet at 2:30 PM for a walk to Greenwood Park, 555 7th Ave, (bet 20th and 19th Sts.)  This is a 15 minute walk to a beer garden where we will share drawings, good stories and a beer, snack or wine if you're so inclined.


By Subway:  Easily accessible by subway, the R train to Brooklyn’s, 25 St Station, walk up 1 block.  (see map)

By Car:  25 St & 5th Ave, Brooklyn - Free parking is available anywhere inside the High Gothic Victorian Main Gate  (which was created by the same people who created Trinity Church on Wall St)


-  Bring a portable stool if you have one. It adds to your comfort and increases your sketching possibilities.

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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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