Wednesday, May 24, 2023

SATURDAY: Sketch the New Brooklyn Bridge Park


Brooklyn Bridge Park - Saturday, May 27, 2023

Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre world-class waterfront park on the Brooklyn side of the East River, with rolling hills, riverfront promenades, lush gardens, and spectacular city views.  We’ve explored the north part of the park, when sketching the incredible view of the Manhattan Bridge from Washington Street.  The south part of the park is much larger.  There are restaurants and cafes, lawns and gardens, bathrooms, playgrounds and picnic areas.  

From a sketching perspective, there are views of lower Manhattan, with boats, ferries and helicopter grace notes, incredible bridge perspectives, and more buildings and windows than an Urban Sketcher could sketch in a lifetime.  Should be a great sketch location!

Note:  There are no subways that are especially nearby, and the ones I’ve highlighted on the map require you to walk downhill to get to the waterside.  (The “heights” in Brooklyn Heights are what you’ll be climbing down to get there.)

Our meeting spot at the Lighrthouse at end of Old Fulton Street


WHEN:  We’ll meet at 10 AM - sketching until 3 PM on Saturday, May 27, 2023  Sleeping late?  Come anyway - we'll be there. 

WHERE:  We’re sketching in the southern portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, but we’re meeting at what is the main path into the park - Old Fulton Street.  At the end of the street you’ll see a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge.  We’re meeting by the lighthouse (see photo of our meeting spot and map #2).  

For people coming late, we’ll be moving southward (towards lower Manhattan). Anyone you see sketching is probably with the group.


Here are the subway choices.  
  •  York Street - F train
  • Clark Street - 2, 3 train
  • High Street/ Brooklyn Bridge - A, C train
Or you can take the ferry from Wall Street / Pier 11  
(this is the Pier at the end of Wall St.)  You get there by taking the 2, 3 train to Wall Street.  The ferry leaves at 9:35 and costs $4 from nearby vending machines.  The crossing takes ten minutes.

LUNCH12:30 PM  - Location to be determined on site.  Bring your own or purchase from the local vendors.

AFTERNOON1:30 PM  Back to sketching

SHOW AND TELL:  3 PM  We’ll probably meet by the lunch spot where we will share our sketches, tell stories, and probably talk about art supplies.


-  Bring a stool - it gives you more options

-  Prepare for full-on sun

click to enlarge

Map #2 - Our Meeting Location

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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