Monday, July 31, 2023

WEDNESDAY: Westchester Sketchers at Patriot's Park in Tarrytown


Patriot's Park derives its primary importance from the capture of Major André during the war.  The monument was erected in the mid-19th century.  After being developed for residential use in the late 19th century, it became home to two girls' schools and finally, today's park, undergoing several renovations in the process.

Topographically the park consists of two slight rises, more pronounced toward the west, reflecting the land's general descent toward the nearby Hudson River.  They are divided by the narrow channel followed by Andre Brook, which also forms the boundary between the two villages, Tarrytown to the south and Sleepy Hollow to the north.  The land is mostly open, with tall mature trees providing shade opportunities, more in the north of the park than the south.

The park's organizing feature is an oval walkway with entrances at the north, east, and west, short paths to a basketball court at the south, and North Broadway to the southeast.  The main entrance is to the west.  It is flanked by two gateposts of rusticated granite blocks.  Stone walls in random ashlar with granite copings begin at the posts and follow the sidewalks to create terraces, broken by granite steps to the walkway, on either side of the entrance. They end in granite consoles.


DATE: WEDNESDAY, August 2, 2023. 

START TIME: 10:00 AM.  

LOCATION: Patriot's Park, 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 Phone: (914) 366-5109

DIRECTIONS and Parking 
Patriot's Park is located on U.S. Route 9 along the boundary between Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County, New York, United States.

Transportation from NYC: Use the Hudson Line of the Metro-North Railroad to arrive in Tarrytown. Taxicabs are readily available for hire to ride to The Warner Library, next door to Patriot's Park.  Please call (800) METRO-INFO or visit for schedule and fare information. 
To arrange for pick up, please contact Marianne (

LUNCH: 1:00 PM in the park.  Bring your own or buy from the vendors on North Broadway.

SHOW and TELL: Following lunch, we will share our drawings and tell stories.  This is the social part of our day and is not to be missed.

- Seating areas can be found in the park, but bringing a stool offers more options.
- Park your car in the Library lot or find street parking in the neighborhood near the park.

Please RSVP to Cathy Gutterman (

Looking for us? 
Call/text: Cathy at (914) 625-0766 or Marianne at (914) 355-6507

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

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