Sunday, April 14, 2019

CANCELLED: The International SketchCrawl

A whole day of intense drawing will be happening around the entire world!  The International SketchCrawl is this coming Saturday April 20.  NYC Urban Sketchers will participating in this global event, and you're invited.

Our SketchCrawl Ambassador - Parker Gambino has planned an excellent day for us at a location I bet you've never visited.

Williamsbridge Oval Park is in the Norwood section of the Bronx.  The park will be the site of spring holiday festivities for the community, including an Easter Egg hunt.  The park was originally a reservoir.  There are a couple a couple of historic structures including the second oldest structure in the Bronx  We will be joining the local community recording the sites and activities of the day.

Parker is bringing his scanner so we can upload our sketches and share them immediately on the international site. 


Meet in front of the Recreation Center in Williamsbridge Oval Park at 10 AM. The park is not too large, so it will be easy to keep track of the group.

Scenic historical buildings:
- 1889 Reservoir Keeper's House;
- 1758 Valentine-Varian House, second-oldest house in the Bronx;

Take the D train to the last stop. Exit the 205th St. station from the rear of the train, not from the ramp at the front of the train. You will emerge at the intersection of Bainbridge Avenue & 206th Street. Walk uphill (north) on Bainbridge Avenue for two blocks. The entrance to the park is through a tunnel on the right. We will meet in front of the Recreation Center on the right.

There is no parking lot for Williamsbridge Oval Park. Start looking
for parking on Reservoir Oval, which encircles the park except for a short stretch bordering Bainbridge Avenue.

From Henry Hudson/Saw Mill Parkway:
- Take exit #24 Mosholu Parkway;
- Stay on Mosholu Parkway, which will go under Jerome Avenue
(elevated subway);
- Turn left onto Van Cortlandt Avenue East;
- Van Cortlandt Avenue East will lead directly to the park entrance (a tunnel) at Newman-
Goldman Plaza;
- Start looking for parking on the perimeter street, Reservoir Oval East, directly to the right of the
park entrance.

From Bronx River Parkway:
- Take exit #9 Gun Hill Road;
- Drive west on Gun Hill Road, up a serious hill toward Montefiore hospital;
- At the top of the hill turn left on Bainbridge Avenue;
- Go south several blocks on Bainbridge Avenue;
- At the third intersection, on the left is the tunnel entrance to the park (at Newman-Goldman
Plaza). The street names at this intersection are Reservoir Oval East (to the left) and Van
Cortlandt Avenue (to the right). Start looking for parking on the perimeter street,
Reservoir Oval East, directly to the right of the park entrance.

Lunch:   12:00  Bring your own food. We'll be picnicking together.

Afternoon:  1 PM  Back to sketching the park

Show and Tell:  Will be held in the park at 3 PM.  We'll share stories and sketches during the social part of our day.

Bring a stool if you own one.  It gives you more options.

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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