Hike & Sketch June 19 Bear Mountain NY

Come HIKE & SKETCH with artists and friends for a good cause! 10AM to 3PM

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Time: 10:00AM EDT - 3:00PM

Registration: 9:30 am, at the picnic area

"Let's create a day of art in nature, where Asian and Western communities commingle.  If we slow down with the backdrop of beautiful Hudson river, and Bear Mountain lodge and its adjacent lake, we can create great memories, some beautiful images, and new friendships.  This in turn will be  a strong connector for Nepal and our Nepal team to install our new Computer Learning Environment Center in the Manang district! "

- Ed Antoine, President AO


Receive drawing/painting/sketching tips from experienced artists and enter your creation to win a prize! Open to adults and children!


Join world renowned professional illustrator Stefano Imbert (see below) who will start the event by providing tips on engaging your inner spirit with the natural beauty surrounding you to create personal expressions to share.


You will be able to join a hiking guide and/or artist to explore one of three options based on interest and hiking ability:


—> An easy stroll around the lake, the ability to relax with a cup of Nepali tea, and paint/draw/sketch.

--> A more moderate 30-to-45-minute hike along the Appalachian Trail to the first beautiful view of the Hudson River to paint/draw/sketch the vista.   


—> A challenging hike along the Major Welsh trail that provides gorgeous views of the Hudson River and the potential view of Manhattan at the peak. If you choose to hike to the peak to draw/sketch/paint you will have thirty minutes for your creation before having to return.


For lunch time, everyone will return to the Picnic Area to share and discover food, culture, artwork and nature.


During this time, as the artists review everyone’s artwork, you will learn more about Digital Bridges 4 Nepal, Inc.’s projects to bring Computer Learning Environment Centers (CLEC) to the students and communities of Nason, Manang District, in rural Nepal. We appreciate any donations to support these projects. 100% of your donation is used to support the establishment of these CLECs.

The day will close with our Artists in Residence awarding prizes to all the teams!

Discount Registration available until June 9th – $5 per person

Registration between June 9th and June 19th  - $7 per person

You are welcome to register the day of the event - $10 per person (cash and credit cards accepted)

Children under 13 are free. When you register under FAMILY the number of people above the age of 13, the last window of registration will ask you to stipulate the number of children in your party.  This is done to help us plan the event.

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details of the event location, schedule and suggestions for what to bring.

The event is hosted by Digital Bridges 4 Nepal, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in New Jersey. Digital Bridges 4 Nepal, Inc.’s mission is to reduce the education gap in information and communications technology (ICT) in rural areas through the creation of Computer Learning Environment Centers (CLECs) and support the training of teachers and school administrators.

If you have questions about the day, please contact Ed Antoine by email [email protected], or contact Dixcya Subba Jabegu at 1-929- 271 55 88 (Nepali used as well as English) or email her at [email protected]

The Artist in Residence for the Day


Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Stefano is a professional illustrator based in New York City for more than 15 years.  He has provided poster design and illustration to theatres nationwide, and his book covers have been published internationally. Stefano’s fashion illustrations are a monthly feature on a London-based men’s fashion blog. 

Stefano volunteers with Ink Well Foundation, working with children facing illness and hardship. A graduate of School of Visual Arts, he teaches illustration at CUNY and serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Illustrators (New York) as International Chair. Learn more about Stefano and see examples of his work here.

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