YAWP Group Art Exhibit Submissions Due: March 29th

WWBA is delighted to invite artists to submit their original artwork to be considered for WWBA’s first group exhibit entitled YAWP. This group exhibit will explore an excerpt from Whitman’s “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass. Abstract, figurative, and landscape interpretations are welcome. There will be a reception for

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Poetry Master Class: Juan Felipe Herrera May 30th

WWBA 2020 Poet-in-Residence Juan Felipe Herrera is in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace on May 30th & May 31st, 2020. The workshop on May 30th is 12:30 – 3:00PM, the fee is $60/ $50 for members, the audit fee is $25/$20 for members. The evening poetry reading fee is

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Irish Family Day March 1st

March 3rd. 1:00PM Irish Family Day With the Mulvihill-Lynch School of Irish Dance Children of all ages will enjoy a performance of Irish dancing by teachers and students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, known regionally, nationally, and internationally as champions on the competitive circuit. The award-winning dancers will

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Former US Congressman Steve Israel. Thurs. Nov. 21st 7-9PM “Long Island’s Literary Heritage: From Walt Whitman to Steve Israel”

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is proud to  host former United States Congressman-turned-novelist Steve Israel. He will discuss Whitman’s views on democracy as expressed in Whitman’s 1871 book “Democratic Vistas,” as compared to his own views on democracy as depicted in his novels “Big Guns” (2018) and “The Global War on

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Yuletide Family Day! Sun. Dec. 1st

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2019 1:00PM – 3:00PM $9/child, chaperones FREE Yuletide Family Day with Santa, a Sing-Along, and so much more! Pre-Register Here or Pay at the Door   Holiday Sing-Along Visit with Santa Decorate a Cookie Make an Ornament Old-Time Interactive Games Period Wooden Toys Guided Tours of the

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Steve Gittelman’s The Left Behind Cholera Exhibit Opening Oct 17th

The Left Behind – An Exhibition Steve Gittelman, Designer Join us for this haunting historical exhibition opening reception & discussion. Perfect for an early Halloween experience. A Special Exhibit in our Gathering House about the effects of the Cholera Epidemic while Whitman lived in Manhattan at age 13. If you

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Spooky Candlelight Tour Oct 17th

Click Here For Advance Tickets Arrive at 6:00PM for a Spooky Candlelight Tour of the Historic Birthplace. See the house as you never have before! Featuring Performance by Whitman Personator: Darrel Blaine Ford. Darrel will speak as Whitman and describe his life and times in the house. ($6 admission). Afterwards,

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Family Halloween Oct 20th

Tickets Available Here! Family Halloween at Walt Whitman Birthplace–Sunday, October 20th, 2019 – 1:00-3:00PM Featuring Magician Magic Mike Tours of the Historical Birthplace Home Best Costume Prize Historical Crafts Debut your costume & join us for some spooky fun! $9 per child, pay at the door or online here

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Holiday Tea Dec 5th

December 5th, 2019 1:00 – 3:00PM. WWBA presents Holiday Tea! A rare opportunity to register individually (or in smaller groups) for our delightful afternoon tea. Tickets much be purchased online advance. No refunds. Afternoon tea was created in Great Britain c. 1840 as a means to stave off hunger until

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PATH Jayne’s Hill Guided Hike Oct 14 Columbus Day

$5 suggested donation. Tour of the historic Walt Whitman Birthplace home immediately following. “Sea-beauty! stretch’d and basking!” are the opening lines of Walt Whitman’s “Paumanok,” a poem that explores Long Island’s natural beauty, especially the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Whitman’s fascination with the natural water that surrounds

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