Sunday, May 19th: ‘Walt Whitman’s Fort Greene Park and Area’

“Walt Whitman’s Fort Greene Park and Area”
Visitors Center, Top of the Hill, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
1-3pm
Free, RSVP appreciated: whitmanpro@aol.com

A Brooklyn stroll guided by Greg Trupiano, Artistic Director, The Whitman Project
sponsored by Fort Greene Park Conservancy and The Walt Whitman Project

Walk around Fort Greene Park, a greensward that owes its existence in large part to Walt Whitman’s editorials written for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and learn about this poet’s intimate connection with Brooklyn’s first official park. The afternoon includes discussions about the park, its role in the American Revolution and Civil War, the Wallabout Martyrs and the monument dedicated to their memory. In addition, guest performers sing and recite poetry and prose pertinent to this afternoon of discovery. The event continues with a walk up Myrtle Avenue to 99 Ryerson Street, the last existing building in Brooklyn that was a residence of Walt Whitman. An optional walk to the Brooklyn Navy Yard will follow.

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