Untermyer Park is a historic 43 acre park, located in Yonkers, NY, just north of New York City. Also known as Untermyer Gardens, the park was previously part of an estate known as Greystone. Situated on a hillside above the Hudson River, the park features a "Grecian garden" (actually a Persian Paradise garden), a small Grecian-style amphitheater, a classical pavilion, pergola, statuary, a rock and water feature called the "Temple of Love" and a "Vista" staircase. To the west, the park has views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.
The gardens were developed during the first 40 years of the 20th century by prominent lawyer and civic leader, Samuel Untermyer. Mr. Untermyer devoted approximately one third of what was then Greystone's 150-acres to its gardens, which were considered among the finest in America.
DATE: THURSDAY September 30, 2021.
Start time: 10:00 AM.
LOCATION: Untermyer Gardens, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: 914-613-4502. https://www.untermyergardens.org
We will meet by the Community Center just inside the entrance to the park.
NOTE: There are spaces for about 75 cars in the parking lots. In addition, there is street parking along North Broadway which is both metered (coin operated) and unmetered.
TRANSPORTATION from NYC: Take the Metro North – Hudson Line north to the Greystone Station. There is an off-peak train which departs Grand Central at 9:20 AM and arrives 9:58 AM at Greystone. Please contact Marianne ((914) 355-6507) if you would like to someone to meet the train and provide a ride from the station.
NOTE: The gardens are a 20 minute uphill walk from the station: walk uphill from the station to find the stairs on the left to Warburton Avenue. Climb the stairs. Cross Warburton Avenue and go up Odell Avenue until it ends at North Broadway. Turn right on North Broadway and walk to 945 N. Broadway, which is on the right. Caution: this is a significant uphill walk of more than 200 feet in elevation. The Greystone Metro-North station does not have a taxi stand.
LUNCH: 1:00 PM. We will have lunch by the designated picnic area. Bring your own as the park has no options for purchasing food.
SHOW and TELL: Following lunch, we will share our drawings and tell stories. This is the social part of our day and not to be missed.
- All unvaccinated visitors must wear masks.
- Bring a stool if you have one. It gives you more options.
- Dress for sunshine. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen.
- Garden etiquette: Stay on the paths or lawns.
- Do not walk or set up easels or stools on beds.
Pease RSVP to Cathy Gutterman firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for us? Contact Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507.
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.