Tuesday, June 11, 2024

SATURDAY: Sketch Carl Schurz Park


Carl Schurz Park​

This picturesque park, partially hidden along the East River, is one of our city's best-concealed secrets. A stroll along the promenade provides beautiful views of the river, the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse, the Triborough Bridge, Randall’s and Wards islands, and, of course, Gracie Mansion, the 18th century mansion that serves as the Mayor's official residence.

Gracie Mansion is the last of the elegant country homes that once lined the East River.  It sits in Carl Schurz park, 15.2 acres beautifully designed  by Frederick Omstead, with sweeping views of the East River.   It's considered NYC's quietest park with beautiful views and gorgeous landscaping.

It’s also considered a wonderful dog park with multiple dog runs, a special treat for sketchers who like a challenge.  Test your visual memory skill by trying to draw dogs playing together.  Definitely not an activity for perfectionists!


What:   We’ll be sketching at Carl Schurz Park

Where:   Enter at  E 86th St & East End Ave  (see map below for full details of the park and bathroom location)

When:   10 AM on Saturday, June 15th, 2024.   We will be at this location for the entire day including our Show and Tell at 3 PM


  By Subway:  Take the #4,5 or 6 train to 86th Street and Lexington Ave

Even closer - take the Q train to 86th Street and Second Avenue..

Lunch:  12:30 PM  We’ll find a suitable spot to eat together in the park.  Bring your own, or buy from vendors and stores.

Afternoon:  1:30  PM  - Back to sketching.

Show and Tell:  3:00 PM -  This is the social part of our day when we’ll  share our drawings and talk about art things., Location will be determined at the location. 


-      Bring a stool if you have one, it gives you more options.

-      Prepare for sunshine, 

If you can’t find us

call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

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

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