Draw Riverbank Park!

Have you ever been here before? Turns out there's a whole State park jutting out of Manhattan over the Hudson. Look at the view:

It's a little confusing to get to, so pay close attention: Walk west on 145th Street,  PAST Riverside Drive, and OVER the west side highway, and you'll enter the park. We'll be at the entrance. Closest subway stop is the 1 line.

Any problems on the day of the event, I can be reached at [masked]

Looking forward to sketching with you!



What makes our Meetups different from other art groups and classes? There's no instruction, but we like to share our work, and chat and be inspired. Share tips and learn from people in a casual environment where all levels of artists are welcome! Don't be shy to ask anyone anything!

• We sketch for a bit, usually 45 minutes or so, and then get back together and share our drawings, and then sketch again, etc. There's usually time for 3 or 4 sketches.

• Feel free to bring any media you like to work with - pens, pencil, watercolor, pastel, small sketchbook or large paper, iPad, whatever suits you.

• We hand out nametags so everyone can meet one another!

• We take photos to share on the site later. Bring your camera!

• The event will last three hours.

• Please take care to make sure we do not leave any trash behind. Please also leave any dogs at home; they tend to knock over the artwork. Thanks.

• This Meetup is FREE and everyone at all skill levels is welcome!

In case of rain, I will let people know early in the morning if it is canceled, and then reschedule for another day.

How does the Wait List work? If the event is full, rsvp to be added to the Wait List. If someone from the regular list cancels, the first person on the Wait List is automatically bumped up to regular attendee.

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  • Barbara K.

    Wonderful as always, Jesse, in spite of the fact that I left my drawing behind! Lesson learned. Good group and unbeatable views.

    August 31

  • Janette R.

    Not my favorite park we have been to, but as always a wonderful, supportive group of artists.

    August 31

  • Billy F.

    Great Meetup group with friendly and talented people!

    2 · August 31

  • Ryoko

    It was a gorgeous day to be out and sketch! Thanks Jesse for taking us to this gem in Harlem.

    1 · August 30

  • Gregg E.

    Thanks everyone! I posted some pics on Instagram @aplsd21 hope to see you all at the next one!

    1 · August 30

  • Melissa

    Great to smell the salty sea air and watercolor, while overlooking the river and seeing it fade out to mist, thanks Jesse

    1 · August 30

  • Barbara G.

    great!

    1 · August 30

    • Kathryn t c.

      So nice to meet you Barbara! Look forward to the next meetup and visiting again! Til then, take care.

      August 30

  • Kathryn t c.

    Heartfelt thanks for another terrific Sketch Meetup Jesse! It's been such a long time but was worth all the effort to finally make it back! Again, sincere thanks to you and our wonderful group. Can't wait til the next one!

    1 · August 30

  • Yoonie C.

    Thanks to Jesse and the other organizers, I so enjoyed my first sketch and saw some amazing talents! I will be BAACK (Arnold's accent here)! Sorry I had to leave early due to hunger pangs... See you again soon!

    2 · August 30

  • Hans H.

    Great event as always with a great group of artists

    3 · August 30

  • Mithila K.

    I see none at the entrance..so walking ahead of it

    August 30

  • Mithila K.

    M late too..hoping to make in 15 mins

    August 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a dozen of us at the entrance.

    August 30

    • A former member
      A former member

      145 and riverside

      August 30

  • Frank A.

    See you all next time. I over slept lol!

    August 30

  • Billy F.

    Hey I'm running late waiting for my plus 1 I invited. Shuld be there by a quarter t 12. Hope its no too late and interrupting.

    August 30

  • Billy F.

    Hello, I'm running late waiting for my plus 1. Should be there by 11:30. Hope that's not to late.

    August 30

  • Sabena P.

    Running late 5 min away!!

    August 30

  • Britany

    I'm running late, but I live in the neighborhood.

    August 30

  • Mithila K.

    So this is my first time here!!! Just wanna know what all should I bring with me..I am guessing a sketching pad and charcoal pencils..wht else..can i bring poster colors too ?

    1 · August 29

    • Douglas H.

      Dim Sum.....

      1 · August 30

    • Marian

      Dim sum sounds great! I'm in :)

      August 30

  • Joyce

    Sorry....unable to make it today....enjoy!

    August 30

  • Mary

    :( sorry can't make it. Next time for sure.

    August 29

  • Gilly L.

    Not going tomorrow but I hope younhave a great time.

    August 29

  • lourdes

    Hi, this will be my first time joining this group and I look forward to meeting fellow artist. I have been painting all of my life but not recently and want to get back in the mood!

    2 · August 29

  • Anita

    Driving my daughter back to college-looking forward to the next one

    August 24

  • Barbara G.

    Hope I can find it!

    August 14

  • Gilly L.

    I've been there, it's huge! I'm going to invite my nephew to join me this time around. See you there!

    August 14

  • Susan S.

    I'll be a bit further north on the 30th, in Maine. Have a lovely meet-up.

    2 · August 13

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