Thursday, May 30, 2019

MONDAY June 3rd: Westchester Sketchers at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Ossining

Founded in 1912 by Mother Mary Joseph, the Maryknoll Sisters were the first group of Catholic Sisters in the United States to devote their lives in service overseas. Today there are approximately 400 Sisters in 24 places around the world.  They come from diverse cultural backgrounds, serving in a variety of fields including medicine, communications, education, agriculture, social services and spiritual formation.

Serving as headquarters of the Maryknoll Congregation, the Maryknoll Sisters Center is situated on a former hilltop farm in Ossining, NY, across the road from the Maryknoll Fathers’ properties.  In the Center there are Sisters who are on active service, retired Sisters and the Home Care Nursing Unit.  Also, during the summer months participants come to take part in the Mission Institute programs.  

The beautiful grounds of the Maryknoll Sisters Center offer many sketching opportunities. 

Highlights include: Lourdes Grotto, courtyard, sculptures, gardens, specimen trees, interesting architecture, and more.


Where: Maryknoll Sisters Center
10 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining,
VISITOR Entrance is on the NORTH side of the property.

When: Monday, June 3rd, 10:30 AM. We'll meet in the parking lot.

Note: Easiest route: From Taconic State Parkway North, take the Pinebridge Road exit.  Turn left onto Pinesbridge Road.  Follow the road to 10 Pinesbridge Road.  Turn left at the Maryknoll Sisters/Visitor Entrance signs and follow the driveway up to the parking lot.
Phone: 914-941-7575.  If you get lost, call Carolyn White at 914-373-9940. 

Transportation from NYC: Metro-North Harlem Line to Ossining Station.
  • FROM GRAND CENTRAL STATION: take Metro North Hudson Line to the OSSINING Rail Road Station.
  • TAXI from OSSINING to Maryknoll Sisters Center 10 Pinesbridge Road: Ecua-Taxi (914) 944-4500; Mega Taxi (914) 944- 4666. 
  • NoteTo make alternate pick-up arrangements, please call Marianne (914-355-6507).

Lunch: Bring your own lunch. We'll be picnicking together in the courtyard.  Cold d drinks will be available in the cafeteria free of charge.
Show & Tell: After lunch we will share stories and sketches during the social part of our day.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman  cathygutterman 
Looking for us?  Call Cathy at 914-625-0766 or Marianne at 914-355-6507

- It may be breezy - you may want to bring a light jacket and a hat.
- There are lots of benches, but a stool can offer more options.

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

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