Monday, October 23, 2023

SATURDAY: Sketch a Modern Masterpiece?


An Architectural Masterpiece, or a Sore Thumb?

We'll all have an opinion after a day of sketching New York City's newest public library, located at one of the most scenic spots in our town.

The New York Times architecture critic said, "Why Can’t New York City Build More Gems Like This Queens Library?  The Hunters Point Community Library is one of the finest public buildings New York has produced this century. But it cost more than $40 million, took a decade and almost died."

The weather report suggests this day in October might be summer's last hurrah.  In addition to the library we'll have the NYC skyline, the fall foliage and the east river to contemplate.  (The library is located opposite the UN.)  


WHEN: This Saturday, October 28, 2023 starting at 10:00 AM

WHERE:  Hunters Point Queens Public Library - 47-40 Center Blvd.  Long Island City, NY 11109 (718) 990-4150.  Let’s meet by the front entrance..   (see map below).

HOW:   7 train to Vernon Blvd–Jackson Avenue.  Or the  G to 21 Street.

-   LIRR Montauk, Oyster Bay, and Port Jefferson lines.

-   NYC Ferry: Astoria Route to Long Island City; East River Route to Hunters Point South.

-   Bus: Q103, B32, B62

-   Driving?  Parking can be tough in LIC. There is an Icon parking at 45-45 Center Blvd about a four block walk from the library.

LUNCH:  12:30pm – We will select the lunch location in the morning.  There are several supermarkets and restaurants ½ block away, or bring your own. The #7 subway stop has tons of eateries nearby, maybe pick something on your way in.

AFTERNOON:  1:30 PM - Back to sketching..

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM. We will scout out a space either in or near the Library (possibly our lunch spot) where we can share our drawings, and talk about art for the social part of our day.

-  Bring a stool if you have one.  It increases your options

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 If you can’t find us
call or text M​ark at 973-809-9128

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

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