Sunday, June 26, 2022

Weekday Sketchers at Foley Square

Thomas Paine Park News : NYC Parks
Foley Square 
Meeting Spot 

Join us this week as we explore an interesting intersection in Lower Manhattan: Foley Square. For anyone who is an aficionado of crime shows based in NYC, this will be instantly recognizable. Law and Order, anyone??

NYC Parks on Twitter: "Did you know there once was a large 60-foot deep  pond right in the heart of downtown Manhattan? Collect Pond was filled in  all the way back in
Collect Pond Park

 This square (actually a triangle) is surrounded by Federal, State and City Court buildings, the NYC Municipal building.  One block away is the newly created Collect Pond Park, celebrating the site of the original collect pond that was the source of fresh water for New Amsterdam.  Or go around the corner and investigate the intriguing monument built on the site of the African Burial Ground.  And lastly visit the wonderful small park on the corner of Lafayette and Worth Streets Next to the US Court of International Trade,  called Jacob Javits Plaza.

Could New York's African Burial Ground National Monument become a full  museum?
African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground National Monument | New York, NY, United States |  Portfolio | Polycor | Laurentian Green Granite | Slabs & Blocks
African Burial Ground

Jacob Javits Plaza by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates - Architizer
Jacob Javits Plaza



                       CENTER STREET AND WORTH STREET

TRANSPORTATION: N, R,W to City Hall Station, the J, Z to Chambers St or the 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall
Manhattan Municipal Building (New York MDCLXIV) - Picture of City Hall Park  Visitor Information Center, New York City - Tripadvisor
Municipal Building


  • Alan Wernicke and Maryanne Milzoff will be hosting this week's event. 
  • Please RSVP directly to Alan Wernicke at:
  • Looking for us? Call or text Alan at 917-6855748 or Maryanne Milzoff at 914-255-6507
  • The group will gather in front of the large black sculpture in the middle of Foley Square 
  • Bring lunch and a stool.  Benches are available but a stool offers more options.
  • This is a change from the previously announced site on the schedule because NYC USK will be conducting a workshop for the nearby  NY Public Library New Amsterdam branch on Murray Street.  Sketchers at this event are welcome to join the workshop participants in City Hall Park in the afternoon for additional sketching opportunities 
  • Bathrooms are available at the library or in the court buildings

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