Sunday, October 15, 2017

Weekday Urban Sketchers at Long Island City Courthouse

The Long Island City Courthouse is a beautiful Beaux Arts style building constructed in 1874 and renovated after a fire in 1904. Constructed of stone, ceramic tile, limestone and metal, it was once considered the most important building in Queens and designated a NYC landmark in 1974. It stands facing bustling Court Square and a grove of birch trees in front of the Citicorp building. 

In the morning we will sketch the courthouse and have lunch by the fountain in the front of the building. In the afternoon we will move across the street to sketch in the birch grove.
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DATETHURSDAY, October 19, 2017

TIME: 10:30 am

LOCATION:  Long Island City Courthouse, 25-10 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101. We will meet by the fountain in front of the courthouse.

TRANSPORTATION: 7, G, E or M trains to Court Square, Queens. If taking the 7 train from Manhattan, exit the platform at Court Square near the back of the train and continue down the escalator to the left, as if going to the G, E or M trains. Walk along two long corridors, one with a moving sidewalk, until you get to the exit for Court Square and 44th Drive. Take the escalator to the left. You will emerge from the station into the birch grove. Across Jackson Avenue is the Long Island City Courthouse.

Bring a stool if you like, although there is a lot of seating in front of the courthouse and in the birch grove. Also you can bring lunch or buy from outdoor vendors on 45th Avenue across from the courthouse.

Please RSVP to Alan Wernicke at  If you are coming late, or cannot find us, call or text Alan at 917-685-5748.

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