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Poets House is located at Ten River Terrace (at Murray Street)
New York, NY 10282
212-431-8131 (fax)

Holiday Hours

CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th; OPEN Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Free and open to the public

Library & Reading Room Hours:

Tuesday–Friday, 11:00am–7:00pm, Saturday, 11:00am–6:00pm

Children's Room Hours:
Thursday–Saturday, 11:00am–5:00pm

Directions to Poets House

By Subway: Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station. Walk west along Chambers Street all the way to the end (Rockefeller Park, along the Hudson River). Turn left and walk along River Terrace two blocks - Poets House is at the corner of Murray and River Terrace

BY BUS: The M22 runs along Chambers between North End Avenue and the Lower East Side. The M20 travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave.

The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Avenue from South Street Seaport, and from Broadway along Murray Street; the Route Map can be found here
BY FERRY: Monday through Friday, ferry riders from New Jersey can travel via NY Waterway and disembark at the Port Authority Ferry Terminal at Brookfield Place (World Financial Center) and walk north to River Terrace.

The Neighborhood

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The Poet by Trevor Winkfield

Current Exhibition

September 29, 2015 to January 09, 2016

The Benefits of Membership

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