Sketch the Battle of Brooklyn
The largest battle of the Revolutionary War was fought throughout what is now known as Brooklyn. Who knew? Much of the battle took place on land that is part of the Green-Wood Cemetery. What did this battle mean to the many different people in New York at the time? What did it mean for the future of our country?
Join us at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, for the Battle of Brooklyn and the Meaning of Freedom event. The event includes a recreation of the first Oval Office - a hand-sewn, full-scale replicas of General George Washington’s sleeping marquee, baggage tent, and common tents that served as his mobile headquarters while on campaign.
Loads to see and lots to sketch. The weather promises to be good. If you've never been, Green Wood is an amazing place with incredible sweeping views of lower Manhattan and the NYC Harbor.
When: Sunday, August 27, 2023. Meet at the front gate at 10 AM
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. We will meet just outside the main gate where we’ll start sketching. (see map below)
- By Subway: Easily accessible by subway, the R train to Brooklyn’s, 25 St Station, walk up 1 block. (see map)
- By Car: 25 St & 5th Ave, Brooklyn - Free parking is available anywhere inside the High Gothic Victorian Main Gate (which by the way, was created by the same people who created Trinity Church on Wall St)
Lunch: 12:00 Noon - The weather should be wonderful, we’ll picnic together on the lawn in a shady spot. I’d recommend Bringyourowni, there are some stores where you can buy food but it’s a bit of a hike.
Afternoon: 1 PM - Back to sketching.
Show and Tell: Meet at 3:00 PM at our lunch spot, where we’ll share our artwork, tell stories, and talk about art supplies.
- Bring a hat. We are expecting full 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.