Weekday Sketchers at St. Marks in the Bowery
Join us this week as we explore the second oldest church in NYC: St Marks in the Bowery. (Extra credit for anyone who can name the oldest church in NYC!) Peter Stuyvesant along many other dignitaries of early NYC history are buried on the site: mayors, a governor who became a Vice President, and Commodore Perry amongst many others. Alexander Hamilton helped incorporate this as the first Episcopalian Parish outside of Trinity Church, where he is buried. For more information on the history of this church and the surrounding area, click here: https://stmarksbowery.org/history.
The church is set back on an angle from Second Avenue with trees and a garden as background. Read why it is on an angle and why it is call "in the Bowery" when it is on 2nd Ave, in the history noted above. Bring a stool to capture the best angle for your drawing
NOTE: Many, but not all, of the sketch sites we will visit this spring and summer will be in Manhattan below 14th Street to provide many possibilities for entires to our second art expo this winter. The theme for the show will be "Drawn Below 14th Street". If you have a favorite garden, park, corner or site below 14th Street, let us know so we can include it in our line up.
DATE: WEDNESDAY MAY 11, 2022
STARTING TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: ST MARKS IN THE BOWERY
2nd Avenue between East 10th and East 11th Streets
TRANSPORTATION: 6 TRAIN TO ASTOR PLACE
Walk east from Astor place to 2nd Ave via Stuyvesant St, a diagonal street that goes between 3rd and 2nd Aves and will lead you right to the church.
- Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at Rayliedunkel1@gmail.com
- Looking for us? Call or text Raylie at 201-273-0445
- Bring a stool and lunch. Or purchase lunch from the many vendors in the area.