Suggested and hosted by Dina Schlessinger
Another great NYC neighborhood that can be reached by public transportation. The painting above of The Flatiron Building was done by Samuel Halpert in 1919 - 104 years ago. A lot has changed since but the park has been preserved and so have significant portions of the surrounding area.
I’ve never thought of the park as a residential area, but, of course, that’s ridiculous, people live in almost every neighborhood in our town. In fact, Dina and her husband Dan have been living in the area for years, and they’ve planned a special treat for us at the end of our sketching session on Saturday.
WHEN: We’ll meet around 10:00 AM - sketching until 3 PM on SATURDAY, September 9th, 2023
WHERE: We will meet at the by the statue of William Seward, (at the corner of 5th Avenue and E 23rd St.))
- N, Q, R or W trains to: 23 St
- 4, 5, or 6 trains to: 23 St
LUNCH: 12:00 PM - Lunch in the shade at a spot to be determined. Bring your lunch or purchase from the local vendors. There is a Shake Shack in the park but it usually has long lines.
AFTERNOON: 1:00 PM Back to sketching
SHOW AND TELL: 3:00 PM Probably in our lunch spot if it's still shaded. This is the social part of our day where we will share our sketches, tell stories, and probably talk about art supplies.
- Bring a stool - it gives you more options
- Be prepared for direct sun and dress accordingly