The town of Patchogue had an even the other night called "Alive After Five." The main streets are shut down and there is food, drinks and entertainment everywhere. It gets super crowded and as the night progresses...too crowded. The Patchogue Sketch Club used this even for our sketch location on Thursday. I met up with a friend and we found out that another sketcher and her husband were at a table in one of the restaurants that open onto Main Street. So we met them and the 3 of us started the night sketching from there. The view was a bit blocked but you could see enough to sketch even if you had to combine body parts to make one person. Of course I did just a few of the hundreds of people that were standing in front of Gallo, the restaurant we were in. It was nice to sip on a beer and sketch out of the crowd for a while.
When we were all done with one sketch we vacated our table to give other patrons a chance to sit and eat. Gina, Cindy and I wandered down South Ocean Ave where we saw a few food trucks. It wasn't quite as crowded here and we found a place to sit where our backs were to a storefront and we were out of the way of the people walking by. I sketched Flo's food truck. I've sketched their outdoor stand in Bluepoint many times, but this was the first time I sketched the truck. Again I did only a few of the many people standing and waiting.