Have you had a chance to visit Governors Island this Summer? If not, we have a great family-friendly event to attend, with the Poetry Society of New York. The festival features poets from over 75 poetry organizations on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options; a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and other poetic festivities. One major highlight of the festival each year is its Youth Poetry Festival, which offers children and young adults the opportunity to participate in interactive writing games, to generate new work, and to perform their work on stage alongside some of the greatest living writers. This year the festival is honored to welcome two-time poetry laureate Robert Pinsky to the island, along with over 250 other writers of all shapes and sizes. By uniting the largest community of poets in the country and offering a unique setting for literary activity, the New York City Poetry Festival electrifies arts and literature and brings poetry to new light in the public eye.
Date(s): July 27 & July 28
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Location: Colonels Row on Governors Island
Age(s): All ages welcome
Cost: Free to attend
To learn more, find out out the ferry schedule and other events on the Gov Island, visit their website HERE.