Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SUNDAY: Sketch Life in Green-Wood Cemetery


If you’ve already sketched here - you know.   
But, if you haven’t, read a little bit about this remarkable location.  
It is truly a remarkable place.

For Sunday, September 19, 2021

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Green Wood is filled with century-and-a-half-old trees providing a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its more than a half million permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.

 A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers (home to Brooklyn’s Green Parrot population, … really!  You will see them.)  Green-Wood is also a Revolutionary War historic site - the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what are now its grounds. 

 Founded in 1838 Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty.  By 1860, Green-Wood was rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction.  Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

Sketch by Janice Pullicino


When:  Sunday, September 18, 2021.  Meet at the front gate at 10 AM

Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn.   We will meet just outside the main gate where we’ll start sketching.  (see map below)


Lunch: 12:00 Noon - The weather should be wonderful, we’ll picnic together on the lawn in a shady spot.  I’d recommend Bringyourowni, there are some stores where you can buy food but it’s a bit of a hike.   

Afternoon:  1 PM - Back sketching.

Show and Tell:  Meet at 3:00 PM at our lunch spot, where we’ll share our artwork, tell stories, and talk about art supplies.

NOTES  Bring a portable stool if you have one. It adds to your comfort and increases your sketching possibilities.  Dress for full sunshine.

Photo:  Joan Tavolott

By Subway:  Easily accessible by subway, the R train to Brooklyn’s, 25 St Station, walk up 1 block.  (see map)

By Car:  25 St & 5th Ave, Brooklyn - Free parking is available anywhere inside the High Gothic Victorian Main Gate  (which was created by the same people who created Trinity Church on Wall St)

click to enlarge

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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