Sunday, August 25, 2019

Weekday Sketchers at Chinese Scholars Garden Wednesday

Can you get to China by Ferry?

NOTE:  Since we couldn't go this past Wednesday, let's try again for next Wednesday September 4, 2019

Yes, you can!  Join us on Wednesday and travel to China via the Staten Island Ferry. Well, at least to a garden in Snug Harbor that is as close as you can get to the experience of being in China without actually going there.  

Fabricated in Suzhou, China and brought to Staten Island, this oasis is based on Ming Dynasty gardens dating from 1369 - 1644, and features magnificent rocks resembling mountains, Koi ponds, waterfalls, a bamboo forest, a moon gate and eight pavilions.  You will leave feeling that more than one trip is needed to capture the beauty and intricacy of this lovely garden. 

For more information about the garden, click here:

For information about Snug Harbor which offers many other drawing possibilities, click here:

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STARTING TIME: 9:45 at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal (See note below for more information)
                   1000 RICHMOND TERRACE, STATEN ISLAND , NY
TRANSPORTATION:  Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island then take the S40 bus to Snug Harbor.
We will meet at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in lower Manhattan at 9:45 to take the 10:00 Ferry to Staten Island.  We will then take the S40 bus to Snug Harbor ( a 10 minute ride). If you want to come later, just follow these directions and meet us there. 
NOTE:  The Garden is open from noon to 5 PM. We will be arriving in plenty of time to get tickets and walk through Snug Harbor, have lunch and be at the Garden when it opens.  Entrance to Snug Harbor is free but there is a $5 entrance ($4. for Seniors) to the garden. Food is available at Snug Harbor or bring your own lunch. 
Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at  Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6487

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