April Free Friday at Brooklyn Historical Society

April 13th: Poetic Brooklyn!
***This program will take place at BHS Pierrepont***
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

In observation of National Poetry Month, BHS throws open its doors to celebrate wordsmiths, troubadours, slam poets, other bards of all kinds! Seek inspiration in our exhibition galleries and enjoy a Brooklyn Brewery beer to loosen your tongue.

Activities include a look at how New York City inspires diverse poetry movements with NYU professor and poet Urayoán Noel, a lecture on the history of classic poets from Brooklyn by literary advisor and archivist Edward Moran, and a performance of some contemporary poets continuing Brooklyn's lyrical legacy today featuring readers from the Brooklyn Poets roster!

Poetic Brooklyn

The Evening's Schedule
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Brooklyn Blackout Poetry
Grab a cold beer and discover new poems hiding in old books by making your own blackout/"found" poetry in this arts & craft project!
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Sounds (out) of the City: A New York Poetry Playlist
NYU professor and poet Urayoán Noel explores how New York City has inspired contemporary and historical poetry movements, reflecting the artistry of diverse communities.
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm On the Margins, In the Mainstream:
Brooklyn's Long Tradition of Protest Poetry

Literary advisor and archivist Edward Moran dives deep into the stories of classic Brooklyn poets Marianne Moore, Hyam Plutzik, and others to see how their work confronted the issues of their time.
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Continuing the Legacy: Brooklyn's Poets Speak
Hear the voices of today's Brooklyn-based poetry creators with this performance featuring readings from Ricardo Maldonado (managing director at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center) , Jason Koo (founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets), Rand Faris, Cindy Tran, and Asiya Wadud.

Sponsored by: TD Bank and National Trust Insurance
Beer generously provided by: Brooklyn Brewery Free Fridays

Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Poets
Brooklyn Poets