Wednesday, March 29, 2023

SATURDAY: Sketch the Tree Trimmers


SATURDAY, April 1, 2023
Concept and planning by Elaine Langer

Our goal over the coming months is to create opportunities to sketch Climate Change Mitigation in New York City and the surrounding suburbs. As we are all connected, actions all around make a difference.

\We will be bringing attention large and small to ways NYC is combating Climate Change.

Our first official event will be with Trees New York group, the official New Your City Citizen tree pruners and the Carnegie Hill Neighbors Tree Care Committee, as the care for the Street Trees in New York City.

Michael Bloomberg created a million Tree initiative, to plant trees, not in our parks, but

along our streets. After planting the 1 millionth tree in NYC, the program continues, and property owners can request a tree on their Street for free! In the past 10 years, Trees New York has planted over 5,000 trees in underserved communities throughout New York City.

Trees provide shade in our city to reduce the heat that is captured by concrete and asphalt, reducing the effects of the ‘urban heat island’. In a single year, a mature leafy tree can produce 48 pounds of Carbon Dioxide. (In perspective a car emits 89 pounds of Carbon Dioxide per year and a city bus produces 14 pounds of Carbon Dioxide)  

We will be joining Trees New York, a group that trains NYC citizens to care for the street trees in their neighborhoods. Sketching the activities will include the caring of our city in the beautiful Carnegie Hill Neighborhood in Manhattan.

Note: Sketches completed during these events will be eligible for a show (or shows) in 2024.


What:   We’ll be sketching city volunteer tree trimmers on the Upper East Side.  This event is starting early and also ending earlier than usual

Where:   Southwest Corner of East 94 th Street and Madison (use 1326 Madison Avenue for map directions - see map below).  * Note the Tree Trimmers are moving through the area towards Harlem, be on the lookout for the tree pits andvolunteers!

When:  Saturday at  9:30 AM.  We’re starting a bit early because the tree trimmers start early.  They’ll be moving north as the progress.

How:-   By Subway:  The #6 train to 96th St. is the closest stop

Lunch:  The tree trimmers are done at noon.  We’re going to walk to Central Park at noon - 12:00  PM.  Where we’ll have lunch together and share our drawings.  We will find a likely place to gather.

Afternoon:  You are welcome to spend time sketching in the park after lunch 


-     Bring a stool, it gives you more options

-     This is our first outdoor sketch event of 2023.  Dress in layers  so you can adjust

Can't find us?  

Call or Text Mark - 973-809-9128

There are no fees or attendance taken. All drawing skill levels are welcome

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