I Love My Park Day 2021 Event

Saturday, May 1st, 2021  10:00AM – 3:00PM EST   Volunteers Participating at Events Across New York to Celebrate State Parks and Historic Sites Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to host volunteers at Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement, and beautification events happening

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Walking With Whitman: Welcome To Our 11th Season

The Walking With Whitman series offers poetry in performance hosted by WWBA Writer-in-Residence George Wallace. Usually held on the first Friday of the month at 7 PM, each reading features a local poet paired with a poet from anywhere else in the world. Most events also include musical performances and

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In Memoriam

William T. Walter, PhD WWBA Trustee President (1931 – 2020) WWBA commemorates the leadership and dedication of William T. Walter, PhD. His spirit and joy will forever be reflected in his lasting contributions to the Birthplace and to the legacy of Walt Whitman. In lieu of flowers, his family requests

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Zoom Live Events // Upcoming & Past

Sunday, April, 18 2021 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Corona: An Anthology Of Poems Virtual Poetry Reading WWBA is delighted to host a live poetry reading to celebrate the release of “Corona: An Anthology of Poems” edited by Gayl Teller, the Nassau County Poet Laureate for 2009-11 and the 2016

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LI Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau Poetry Reading on Zoom: April 5th

2020 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year Christina M. Rau Virtual Ceremony and Reading on April 5th, 2020 at 2:00PM. Rau was nominated and chosen as LI Poet of the Year and a ceremony was scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 5th in Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA)

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Cancelled: I Love My Park Day!: Outdoor/Garden Volunteers May 2nd

Saturday, May 2nd: 10am – 3pm. Help the “Leaves of Grass” grow! Roll up your sleeves and participate in outdoor spring cleanup of Walt Whitman Birthplace, as part of a statewide initiative to maintain parks. Walk-ins welcome. Rain date: May 9th. *Bring your own gardening tools. Lunch, Birthplace tours, and

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Volunteer Meet & Greet: Become a Volunteer!

Due to health concerns, event is POSTPONED. We will schedule a new date and update our website once it is planned. Thank you. WWBA invites prospective volunteers to join us on March 25th, 2:00 – 4:00PM for a Meet & Greet with our current volunteers and staff members. Walt Whitman

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Christina M. Rau: LI Poet of the Year Ceremony & Reception April 5th

We are delighted to announce that Christina M. Rau has been named WWBA 2020 Long Island Poet of the Year! An Award Ceremony and Poetry Reading by Christina M. Rau will be held on April 5th, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Birthplace. Free and Open to the Public.

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YAWP Group Art Exhibit Submissions Due: April 12th

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 will still be presenting his Workshop and Evening Reading! Juan Felipe Herrera has graciously agreed to have the workshop take place in a live Zoom event on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM. His Evening Poetry Reading will be on the same

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