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NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

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September 10-11
Governors Island - Governors Island - Colonels Row Green

Every year on the last week­end of July, The Poet­ry Soci­ety of New York (PSNY) invites poet­ry orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique for­mats, aes­thet­ics, and per­son­al­i­ties to beau­ti­ful Gov­er­nors Island for The New York City Poet­ry Fes­ti­val, a free week­end of read­ings, work­shops, open mics, instal­la­tions, per­for­mances, writ­ing activ­i­ties, book­selling, chil­dren’s pro­gram­ming, a beer gar­den, deli­cious food, and a whole lot of lying around in the grass lis­ten­ing to poetry. 

By unit­ing the largest com­mu­ni­ty of poets in the coun­try and offer­ing a unique set­ting for lit­er­ary activ­i­ty, the New York City Poet­ry Fes­ti­val elec­tri­fies arts and lit­er­a­ture and brings poet­ry to new light in the pub­lic eye. To par­tic­i­pate, sub­mit your appli­ca­tion at newyorkc​i​ty​po​et​ryfes​ti​val​.com/​g​e​t​-​i​n​v​olved. Fol­low @poetrysocietyny on Insta­gram for updates and reg­is­tra­tion information.

September 10-11
Governors Island - Governors Island - Colonels Row Green