Wednesday, August 31, 2022

SATURDAY: Sketch Columbus Park


Columbus Park is situated in the heart of one of the oldest residential areas in Manhattan, adjacent to the infamous "Five Points".  Formerly known as Mulberry Bend Park, Five Points Park and Paradise Park, Columbus Park is a public park in Manhattan's Chinatown.  During the 19th century, this was the most dangerous ghetto area of immigrant New York, as portrayed in the book and film Gangs of New York.

Today, the park often serves as a gathering place for the local Chinese community, where "the neighborhood meets up to play mahjong, perform traditional Chinese music and practice tai chi in the early mornings.

What:   We will be sketching in Columbus Park

Where:   Columbus Park is located at Mulberry Street &, Baxter St,

When:  Meet at 10 AM on Saturday September 3, 2022.   Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we’ll be there

-   By Subway:  
• Canal Street - N, Q, R, W, 6, J and Z trains
Walking from the Subway take Canal Street to Baxter
     (see map below).

Lunch:  12:30 PM .  Bring your own or rely on local vendors.  There are loads of food options in this neighborhood.  We will try to find a quiet corner in the park where we can eat.

Afternoon:  1:30 PM  Back to the sketching

Show and Tell:  3:00 PM - We’ll find a likely spot to share our work, tell stories and talk about what artists talk about.

-     Bring a hat and be prepared for sunshine  
-      Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.

(click to enlarge)

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

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

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