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Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself

Walt Whitman's Song of Myself

Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park
John Street & Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Join the 19th Annual “Song of Myself” Marathon Reading of Walt Whitman’s critically acclaimed poem. Contribute your barbaric yawp to the 19th annual reading of Whitman’s epic “Song of Myself.” Perform/recite/interpret one of the 52 all-embracing sections of the poem surrounded by spectacular views and all-embracing good will. For the first time in three years, this beloved New York City tradition is back in person.

See our guide to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Family Movie Matinees at Time Out Market

See favorite family films on the fifth floor or Time Out Market New York, with materials for a fun arts and crafts activity (coloring, watercolors) during the screening.

Choose from two tiers of tickets. For $15, get a $10 event card to use towards the food purchases from from Ess-A-Bagel or any other concession…

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Atlantic Antic

Spanning four neighborhoods (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn) from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the oldest and largest street fest in New York City brings together people from all ages and diverse backgrounds with hundreds merchants and vendors and ten stages of musical performances. Enjoy pony rides, storytelling, and face painting…

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BAM Live at Fort Greene Park

Join BAM for a free, live, outdoor, fall concert series celebrating R&B, soul, jazz, funk, pop, blues, rock, electronica, spoken word, and more.

The electrifying artist lineup includes genre-bending New Orleans-born trumpeter Chief Adjuah, formerly Christian Scott + Moor Mother (Oct 1); Brooklyn-based jazz/soul/electronic musician and producer Taylor McFerrin featuring Big Yuki and J. Hoard…

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Citizen Science Fishing Clinic

Learn how to bait a hook, drop a line, and maybe even reel up a fish. Guided by Brooklyn Bridge Park’s education team, learn the basics of rod and reel fishing while catching-and-releasing.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Playgrounds

This expansive park has great attractions and a gorgeous only-in-NYC view. Explore refurbished piers, most of which host playgrounds (our favorites are at Pier 6 including giant Slide Mountain, Sandbox Village, Swing Valley and the splashy Water Lab). Play in the sand and admire tide pools at Pier 4 Beach (no swimming/wading).

Find a variety of yummy concessions throughout the park and restrooms at Piers 2,5 & 6. 

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