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Whitman “Family & Friends” Reunion and Dance Visions NY

Whitman “Family & Friends” Reunion and Dance Visions NY

Saturday, July 27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Bicentennial Walt Whitman Family Reunion

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) is pleased to announce that its 200th Bicentennial Celebrations continue with a “Whitman Family & Friends” Reunion & Oral History Project, featuring a performance from Dance Visions NY. Join the Whitman family members for a day filled with family stories, Whitman artifacts, and Whitman himself (played by Darrel Ford).

On July 27, 2019, WWBA is holding the Whitman “Family & Friends” Reunion in which relatives gather at the Birthplace to share Oral Histories and display family documents and heirlooms. Visitors are invited to place photos on the Whitman Family Tree and to contribute to the Whitman Family video documentary. New features include a display of private WWBA Whitman artifacts received through donations and a showcasing of the updated Whitman timeline exhibition.

Doors open at 11 AM with a well-known food truck on site for lunch. Programs begin at 1:00 PM with a 3:30 PM Dance Vision NY performance of “I Hear America Singing, I See America Dancing.” Fond Farewells take place at 5:00 PM. Tours of the historic Birthplace available all day with $5 discounted tickets.

(Dance Visions NY – Vanessa Ferranti in Gypsy, photo: Noel Valero)

WWBA thanks the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, Humanities NY, Huntington Arts Council, Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation for making this programming possible.