Friday, July 7, 2023

Weekday Sketchers at Audubon Plaza and Hispanic Museum Thursday

Audubon Terrace | NYC Journeys & Destinations

Inside, outside or across the street, this week we can do it all!

Audubon Terrace - Wikipedia

Finally the Hispanic Society, dedicated to the arts of Spain in Washington Heights, has reopened. The museum is located on Audubon Terrace in the Audubon Historic District, which was once the estate  of John J. Audubon.  Framed by  large gates, the terrace is surrounded by Beau Arts Buildings and outdoor sculptures, offering us an opportunity to work on the plaza or inside the building.  

Alternatively, cross the street to the Trinity Church Cemetery and sketch the funerary art, or the Audubon Monument, or the beautiful Gothic church itself.  Or... just turn around and sketch the apartment buildings decorated with bird murals in honor Audubon himself.

The Audubon Mural Project Attracts 314 Endangered Birds to the Facades of  Manhattan — Colossal

No matter the view you choose, you will go home with wonderful sketches of this unusual corner of Manhattan.  BUT,  don't miss the opportunity to see the 14 monumental Sorolla paintings of Spanish Life housed in the museum. 

Still not enough for you? Go visit the grave site of Ed Koch, one of NYC's most colorful mayors!

Hispanic Society on Instagram: “It's officially SUMMER! Let's celebrate  with this painting by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida,  Sea Idyll. Oil on…”
Sorrolla's Spanish Life


                The museum opens at noon but we can sketch on the plaza before it opens

                        155TH STREET AND BROADWAY

TRANSPORTATION:  1 Train to 157 St.  C Train to 155th Street


  • Please RSVP directly to
  • Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • There is no entrance fee for the museum.  It opens at noon.
  • Water and bathrooms are available in the museum
  • No food service in the museum but there are vendors in the area or bring your own
  • Bring a stool

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