Sunday, May 22, 2022

WEDNESDAY: Westchester Sketchers at The New Dawn Foundation, New Rochelle

"The New Dawn Foundation is a hidden gem so close to New York City, yet so calm and serene with old-world elegance that is hard to find." -- Anonymous Guest

The New Dawn Foundation is located in “The White House,” which is also known as The Oaks. It was built in 1900 and served as a school for girls before being privately purchased in 1919 by Charles and Magdalene Klingenstein. The Klingensteins often invited nurses and nursing students from Mount Sinai to come to The Oaks for rest and relaxation.  In 2008 the property was donated to the New Dawn Foundation. 

The historic estate house is located on the exclusive waterfront peninsula of Davenport Neck in New Rochelle, NY.  Today this beautiful haven in Westchester overlooking the Long Island Sound offers the space for healing, growth, and general respite from the pressures and challenges of everyday life.  


When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Location: The New Dawn Foundation
590 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle 10805 
Phone: (914) 6328084

Time: 10:00 AM 

NOTE: The New Dawn Foundation is easy to get to but you could pass it by as the entrance is small. Most directions will tell you to go to Pelham Road.  If you come to Pelham Road from North Ave., make a left onto Pelham Road, then make a left at Church Street (Trinity Elementary School is on the corner).  Drive down to light and make a right onto Davenport Ave.  Take this road down past the beach and catering halls.  After the Greentree Club, you will see a small entrance on the left.  It will say New Dawn Foundation and also "The Oaks" which was the former name of the estate.  Drive slowly down the very curved and narrow road.  There will be a fork.  Go to the left where there is a small white mansion.  Marianne will be there to guide your parking.

If you are coming from Weyman Ave. to Pelham Road, take a right on Church Street by the elementary school and follow the above directions.

Transportation from NYC: Take the Metro-North New Haven Line to the New Rochelle Station.  The 9:07 AM off-peak train from Grand Central arrives in New Rochelle at 9:40 AM.  Please call Cathy (914-625-0766) to arrange for pick-up and ride to the Foundation.

Lunch: Bring your own lunch/snack/water. We'll be lunching together.

Show & Tell: After lunch, we'll share stories and sketches during this social part of our day.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman
Looking for us? Call Cathy at 914-625-0766 or Marianne at 914-355-6507

  • Bring a hat.
  • It can be breezy by the water - you may want to bring a light jacket.
  • There will be seating available but bring your stool for more options.
  • We will have access to the restrooms in the mansion.

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