Song of Myself - A reading of Walt Whitman's iconic poem. May 20 at 5:30pm. $5-$10.

"Free Verse for a Free Nation!" featuring readings by artists, poets, writers and vagabonds - we will be sharing an updated list of readers as the event gets closer. Join us to support the Waterfront Barge Museum, the ACLU, PEN America, the NEA and Sunny's Bar, with a night of poetry, the sunset over the Brooklyn waterfront and Walt Whitman's favorite snack. The first reading will begin at 5:30PM and an after party will take place at Sunny’s Bar.

This intimate reading will take place on Saturday May 20, 2017 on the historic Waterfront Barge Museum, at 290 Conover street in Red Hook, just like the barges that traveled the East River during Walt Whitman’s day.

The reading is a celebration of the artistic spirit in a time where art and poetry matter more than ever. Thanks to Marie Helene Carleton and Micah Garen of Four Corners Media for creating this happening.