250 poets. 5 boroughs. 2 days. ONE CITY.
The fourth annual New York City Poetry Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 60 poetry organizations and 250 poets participating on three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers will sell their wares; healthy and delicious food truck options (including Morris Grilled Cheese, the Palenque Columbian Food Truck, Big D’s Grub Truck, and the Mudtruck); a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetryinspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and the 3rd Annual Children’s Poetry Festival, complete with writing games and its own fourth, allkids stage.
All of this poetry and fun takes place on Governors Island, a 172 acre destination in the heart of New York Harbor, only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn.
The festival opens at 11am and closes at 6pm on July 26th and 27th. Plan to arrive at the ferry landing at least 30 minutes prior to your desired arrival time. For a complete timetable of events, please check out the festival lineup!
For more information, visit the New York City Poetry Festival website.