Wednesday, August 24, 2022

SATURDAY: Sketch the Doors of Delmonico’s


We’re heading for the old part of town to sketch the twisty Dutch streets.  There is an amazing amount of street sketch-able stuff within a two block radius in any direction.  So far, it looks like Saturday will be a perfect sketching day.

A partial list of potential sites:

  • Delmonico's - 56 Beaver St,  An old time NYC Restaurant and the inventor of several notable dishes, including Eggs Benedict and Baked Alaska.
  • Fraunce’s Tavern - 54 Pearl St, - The tavern has more history than almost any other building in NYC since it’s been standing longer than most of them. It was a gathering place for patriots, politicians and others during the time of our nation’s birth.
  • India House - 1 Hanover Square, the original home of the New York Cotton Exchange, it is now a private club and restaurant.
  • Dutch Buildings on Williams Street, the last relics of the old Dutch style of architecture of New Amsterdam 
  • Cobblestone Streets - scenic streets - Stone Street
  • The Elevated Acre - 55 Water Street  It’s a secret garden in the middle of the Financial District.  Tucked between two office buildings at 55 Water Street is a hard-to-find escalator which whisks you up to The Elevated Acre.  

What:   We will be sketching in lower Manhattan in one of New York’s oldest neighborhoods

Where:   We will meet at the park in Hanover Square at the corner of William St and Pearl Street

When:  Meet at 10 AM.   Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we’ll be there

-   By Subway:  
Whitehall St - N, R, W
South Ferry - 1
Rector St.  N, R W
Wall St - 4, 5
Broad St - J
Wall St / William St - 2, 3
     (see map below).

Lunch12:30 Noon .  Bring your own or rely on local vendors.  We will probably be having a social lunch together at the Elevated Acre. That will be confirmed in the morning.

Afternoon1:30 PM  Back to the sketching

Show and Tell3:00 PM - We’ll find a likely spot (possibly the Elevated Acre) 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. 

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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