Thursday, March 5, 2020

SATURDAY: Sketch the Fire Museum

The Fire Museum is like the attic of the New York City Fire Department.  It’s where all the old interesting stuff is, and exploring it is very much like sifting through a collection of fire-related artifacts that someone at some point considered worth keeping.

Including a taxidermied fire dog, whose name goes unrecorded but who became much loved by the staff of Engine Co. No. 2013 in Brooklyn after he wandered in out of the cold in 1929.  Little No-
Name actually earned some medals for helping rescue people and such, before being hit by car in 1939.  Dog that good, you don’t just bury him.  You stuff him.  And he eventually ends up in the Fire Museum.


What:  Sketch the the NYC Fire Museum

Where278 Spring Street, Manhattan.  The New York City Fire Museum is located in a renovated 1904 firehouse at 278 Spring Street, between Varick and Hudson Streets

When:   Meet at 10:30 - If you're running late - come anyway.  We'll be there for the entire day.

How: To reach the Museum by subway, take the “C” or “E” train (8th Avenue Local) to Spring Street. Walk west 1½ blocks. Alternately, take the “1” train (IRT) to Houston Street. Walk south along Varick Street for 4 blocks to Spring Street. Walk west ½ block.

To reach the Museum via bus, take the M10 or M21 to Spring Street.

Lunch12:30 - 1:30  Loads of restaurants in the area.

Afternoon1:30 - 3:00 - Back sketching

Show and Tell3:00 The social part of our day when we share drawings, good stories and and a snack or refreshments if so inclined.  Location to be determined.


-  Bring a folding stool if you have one - it's a big help allowing you to sketch from the perfect spot.
General Admission

  • $10.00 for Adults
  • $8.00 for Students, Seniors, Firefighters, AAA members, Federally Disabled (with ID)
  • $5.00 for Children

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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