Saturday, December 9, 2023


Weekday Sketchers Holiday Lights in Bay Ridge Thursday

It’s that Most Wonderful Time of the Year again, when merrymakers throughout the city festoon their houses with holiday lights and all manner of decorations. Many of these displays are worthy of a Hollywood premier, making a visit to view this spectacle a must. 

The Bay Ridge neighborhood, just a stone’s throw away from Dyker Heights, offers up a quieter but still dazzling display along Colonial Road, Narrows Avenue, and Shore Road, among houses and mansions of all sizes. 

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes to our host for this event is Roni Henning, Master printmaker, watercolorist, and friend of NYC Urban Sketcher Meryl Greenblatt. She has graciously opened up her studio in Bay Ridge for us to use as a starting point. We’ll meet up, sketch the neighborhood while it is still light out, then return for a pizza dinner (or bring your own food) and a throw down. Once the sun sets, we can head back out and view the lights in all their glory.

For more information about the holiday lights of Bay Ridge, click here