POETRY PATH OPENING: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN BATTERY PARK CITY

Celebrate 10 years of Poets House in Battery Park City with an installation of over 40 poems in a colorful, outdoor Poetry Path enlivening park walkways, benches, fences, and more. Enjoy poems from many cultures that inspire, delight and reflect the power and beauty of language. Meet some of the poets, enjoy readings and light refreshments, and explore the new Poetry Path. All ages welcome! Made possible through a community partnership with Poets House and Battery Park City Authority.

TUESDAY TALKS: NATURE IN POETRY WITH BOB HOLMAN

Celebrate Earth Day with poet Bob Holman, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club and central figure in the spoken word, slam and digital poetry movements of the last several decades. His recent award winning work in language revitalization will be showcased with a screening of Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues, which contains lines from 50 different endangered languages. Readings and discussions of original poems- as well as works of other poets inspired by nature- will highlight our connection with endangered species as we reflect on Earth Day.
Made possible through a partnership with Poets House and Battery Park City Authority.

THE ART OF NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER PARK

Commissioned to celebrate where city meets Hudson River waterfront-park landscapes, BPC’s public art is fascinating to view and discuss. Join Contemporary Art Historian Dorothea Basile for thought-provoking dialogue starting at The Real World, moving to Pavilion and concluding at The Lily Pool- where poet and Irish Literature professor Jon Curley will discuss the poetry inscribed at the site.