Tuesday, July 20, 2021

SATURDAY: Sketch the Heights


Brooklyn Heights is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods​ ​in the nation: 
Travel and Leisure Magazine.  ​

Our day starts at the Promenade:
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade will take your breath away. Made famous by cameo appearances in movies like Annie Hall and Moonstruck, it is one of the most romantic spots in New York City, and has been the destination for thousands of first dates, wedding proposals and anniversary celebrations. One-third of a mile long, it offers a vista of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. Lined with flower beds, trees, benches and playgrounds, the promenade is a favorite destination for tourists, joggers, strollers, families,  lovers, and of course - Urban Sketchers.

The afternoon will be spent sketching the rows of historic 19th century brownstones, the leafy streets, lush gardens and charming dead-end alleyways.  The landmark designation has kept the neighborhood looking much as it did 100 years ago.  This is a sketching treat!


When:   ​Saturday at 10 AM.  Sleeping late?  Really?  Okay, come late, but you'll be missing some of the heart-pounding sketching excitement.

Where:  The Brooklyn Heights Promenade - walk down Montague Street to the end.​  We'll meet by the benches​  (see map below)

How:  ​So many subways stop nearby: 
-  Clark Street - 2, 3 train.
-  Court Street - R train
-  Borough Hall - 2, 3, 4 or 5 train
-  The High Street or Jay St. Metrotech stops on the A, C train

Lunch:   ​12 PM to 1:00  ​Picnic Style to enjoy the view.  Bring your own or find food to take-out on Montague Street.

Afternoon:  1 PM to 3:00  We will explore the streets, sketching brownstones, people and street views.

Show and Tell:  3:00​ on the grass by the courts - on Court Street.​

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There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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