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Build a City of Poems: An Interactive Exhibition of Poetry and Art

Colonel's Row, Governors Island
Poets House on Governors Island
Date and Time: 
July 19, 2014 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM
July 20, 2014 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM
July 26, 2014 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM
July 27, 2014 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM
August 2, 2014 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM
August 3, 2014 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM
August 9, 2014 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM
August 10, 2014 - 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Event Location: 
406 B Colonel's Row, Governors Island

For three weekends this summer, Poets House will create a poetic summer outpost in one of the historic houses of Governors Island Colonels' Row.

Featuring “Ode to New York City,” an exhibition of art and poetry created by downtown elementary school students, and murals from the Community Word Project, visitors of all ages are invited to contribute their own drawings and poetry, filling in the outline of a gigantic mural cityscape created by artist Felipe Galindo, making a city of poems.

A Haiku station, inviting visitors to write and play with the ancient form via social media applications, will also be complemented by other stations with writing prompts.

Ferries run from Lower Manhattan all seven days and also run from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Click here for more information on how to get to Governors Island

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Children’s Events