180 Remsen Street
The Ninth Annual Walt Whitman Birthday Bash:
Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn Heights, a walking tour
The Walt Whitman Project and St. Francis College sponsor a reception and Brooklyn Height’s walking tour to celebrate the 193rd anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. Walk in the steps of Brooklyn’s greatest poet and explore locations significant to Whitman’s life as you listen to readings of his poetry and prose. This tour includes stops at the sites of the Rome Brothers Print Shop (where Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” was first printed in 1855), the Brooklyn Eagle (where the author was editor in the mid-1840s), Fulton Ferry (inspiration for Whitman’s great poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”), and more.
On Thursday, May 31, the tour begins at St. Francis College (room 3402) located at 180 Remsen Street between Court and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights.
6-6:30 reception with light refreshments
6:30-8:30 walking tour of Whitman’s Brooklyn Heights
Greg Trupiano, artistic administrator of The Walt Whitman Project, is the tour guide. Special guests are:
– Nicole Mitchell, contralto, sings songs of the 19th-century
– Lon Black, Brooklyn blogger, reads Whitman’s words
– Sasha Chavchavadze, multimedia artist, talks about her creation “Revolution II” inspired by Whitman’s poem “The Centenarian’s Story”
This is a FREE event but limited to 30 participants. For reservations and more information please call 718-391-8824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case of rain, a virtual tour will take place indoors at St. Francis College (room 3402).
THANK YOU to Associate Professor of English Dr. Ian Maloney and the staff of St. Francis College for supporting this event.
The Walt Whitman Project