Thursday, October 19, 2023


 Weekday Sketchers in Victorian Brooklyn

Just south of Prospect Park, there is a neighborhood that harkens back to England, with street names like Argyle, Beverly, Westminster and Rugby Roads.  The neighborhood was developed during the Victorian building boom and then added to over the early part of the 20th century with large estate type house in fanciful styles.  This is our playground on Wednesday.

A Guide to the Mansions of Victorian Flatbush in Brooklyn - Page 8 of 10 -  Untapped New York

Thanks to member Amanda Kavanaugh, for opening her beautiful home to us for the day.  We will gather there and then start of our sketching. The neighborhood goes all out for Halloween with lights, action figures and plenty of witches and ghosts.  

Halloween Spirit In Brooklyn: Fear And Sadness Won't Stop Safe Celebrations  - Bklyner

In preparation for the day, here are some articles about the neighborhood.

Brooklyn, New York, USA - October 10, 2021: Halloween decorations in Dyker  Heights area of Brooklyn Stock Photo - Alamy




MEETING LOCATION:  HOME of Amanda Kavanagh 
                                        155 Argyle Road, Brooklyn Between Beverly and Albemarle Roads

TRANASPORTATION:   Q Train to Beverly Road 


  • We will meet at Amanda's house at 10:30 AM.  We will then go around the neighborhood and sketch the scenes that are of interest.  We will gather back at Amanda's house for lunch at 1:00 PM
  • Bring your own lunch or purchase something along the way. Church Ave has a number of food outlets as does Cortelyou Road. Amanda recommends the deli counter at C-Town on Church and Argyle Roads for takeout sandwiches.
  • PLEASE RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at that you will be coming.  If you come later than the meeting time, text or call Raylie at 201-273-0445 for current locations.
  • This is a residential neighborhood. Please be mindful of the property lines, foot and car traffic.  
  • Amanda has Kindly offered her home for use of bathrooms.  

Direction from Subway to Amanda's house. 

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