Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center
Children's Victorian Tea Party
10:00 - 11:30
Children's Victorian Tea Party ~ Join the party!
Monday, March 25, 10 AM
$10.00/child Estimated time: 1 ½ hours
This fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence. Children learn dining manners for example, how to properly hold a knife and fork. In the interest of safety, apple juice will be substituted for hot tea. Participants also practice table setting and introductions. All make their own name tag and place card. Bring a friend, or your favorite doll, or come join new friends at the party! Dress up if you wish! This event takes place in our beautiful Gathering House Barn overlooking the courtyard. Program includes a tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace.
Pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited.
Program includes a guided tour of Walt Whitman Birthplace
Checks only payable to: Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Evening Reading with Poet in Residence Yusef Komunyakaa
Sat, May 30, 2015
Master Class with 2015 Poet in Residence Yusef Komunyakaa
Sat, May 30, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Veteran Writer Poetry Reading
Sat, June 13, 2015
Discover Your Civil War Forefather
Sat, June 20, 2015
12th Annual Marathon Reading of "Song of Myself" at BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Sun, June 21, 2015
Whitman A'La Carte
Wed, June 24, 2015
Novel Writing workshop with Gae Polisner
Wed, July 15, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Songs of War
Sun, July 19, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Garland Thompson Jr. and Graham Everett
Sat, September 12, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Drum-Taps, sponsored by John & Penny Barr
Sat, September 26, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Joe Weil and Claire Nicolas White
Sat, October 3, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Anthoula Katsimatides, Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss
Sat, November 7, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Eileen Myles and Julie Sheehan
Sat, December 5, 2015
April 30th, 2015 is Poem in your Pocket Day.
As a part of our War Words Wisdom program commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, The Birthplace is offering free pocket sized versions of Walt Whitman's poem "America." Click here to download a printable PDF, or stop by for a free copy.
Art at the Birthplace
The Birthplace is proud to display art from local renowned artists. Visit the Interpretive center in the month of May to view a book exhibit from artist Barry McCallion.
Barry McCallion is often linked with Fluxus, an international movement dedicated to testing art’s images and ideas. The artist has traveled and exhibited widely and is the recipient of a number of grants. A selection of unique ‘artists books’ drawn and painted on handmade paper and housed in elegant presentation boxes will be on display. Other examples from this series are in various university and private rare book collections.