Tuesday, September 21, 2021

SUNDAY: Sketch Governors Island


A boat ride across New York Harbor 
with views people travel thousands of miles to see,
fresh ai​​r,​ on a small island - filled with surprises.

Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor,
is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn.  
It feels like an adventure getting there 
and the island itself is filled with sketchable sites and views

During the morning we are going to focus on the interior of the island focusing on the Colonels Row area.   In the afternoon we’ll be painting the views from the harbor including the Statue of Liberty and the Wall Street area harbor view.


When:   This Sunday, September 26, 2021.  I'll be waiting on line to take the 10 AM ​free ​ferry.  There are two more free trips, at 10:40 AM and 11:20 AM.  After that round trip tickets cost $3.  If you come ​after the first ferry bring my phone number - text or call to find out where we are.

IMPORTANT:  You need to purchase or get your free tickets in advance.  Yes you need to be able to show your FREE ticket.  

You can reserve your space on the ferry at the Governors Island website:  

NOTICE:  NYC Ferry riders are required to wear a mask or face covering while onboard, even on the upper deck.  Arrive 15 minutes prior to your ferry departure time with your ticket ready to display on your smartphone or printed for inspection.

Where:  The Governors Island Ferry runs from Manhattan’s Battery Maritime Building (10 South St.)

From Brooklyn
The Governors Island Ferry makes weekend trips from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6.  The first ferry of the day leaves at 10:15 and departs hourly.

Lunch:   12:00 PM - Noon.  Meeting place will be established when we arrive.  Bring your own food or rely on the island vendors (there are several and there are always lines)

Afternoon:   1:00 PM - Back Sketching

Show and Tell:  2:30 PM  Meet at the established meeting spot where we will share stories show our drawings and probably talk about art supplies.

Leaving the Island:   We will try to be on the 3:40 PM ferry back to Manhattan.  They would like us to arrive ​at the ferry ​at 3:25 PM

-     Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

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


  1. after a disastrous fall in the chapel at Greenwood following our show and tell - i’m sorry to miss Governors Island - one of my favorite places - i’ll be painting closer to home


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