Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekend Fun: NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22

The weather forecast is perfect for the 2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival this Saturday & Sunday, July 21st & 22nd on Governors Island.

Hop the free ferry from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and enjoy enjoy "more series, more poets, more headliners, more vendors, an additional arts and crafts village, and healthy and delicious food options" this year.

For the first time, the event includes a children's festival: a village of teepees and a forest of balloons prompting kids to write poems about what it would be like to be a fish, or what the sky looks like at night. The children's area will include poem helpers, readings, movement and performances.

All comers will have a chance to read their own poetry at the open mic. For a schedule of events click here.

Tickets are $5 per day. Hours: from 11am-5pm. A ferry also leaves from Manhattan's Battery Maritime Building.

Photo courtesy of Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation

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