The BHA Joins with ISSUE Project Room to Celebrate Walt Whitman
A Special Evening of Music and Poetry in Brooklyn Bridge Park
I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless:
Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn
Thursday, July 1
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn
(Rain Location: The Tobacco Warehouse)
5pm – Midnight
The BHA is collaborating with ISSUE Project Room for a special outdoor performance, "I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn." This free event will channel the psychedelic spirit of poet, journalist, humanist and Brooklynite Walt Whitman, set against the stunning waterfront backdrop on the Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Musicians and bands — including the Wingdale Community Singers, Christy and Emily, Prince Rama, and others — will perform original work along with new pieces set to a marathon reading of "Leaves of Grass," recited by some of the nation’s most interesting poets.
The free outdoor concert is part of Celebrating a Century, an exciting year-long series of events highlighting Brooklyn Heights history, famous residents, and the BHA’s past & future. “We’re especially excited to work with our newest cultural neighbors, ISSUE Project Room, and bring Whitman’s poetry to life at the water's edge of New York City’s new Brooklyn Bridge Park,” says Tom van den Bout, BHA governor.
"Brooklyn Bridge Park is thrilled to host the Brooklyn Heights Association’s centennial celebration at Pier 1," said Regina Myer, President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation. “The marriage of Walt Whitman and Issue Project Room, symbolizing Broooklyn’s illustrious past and future, promises a compelling cultural happening in the borough’s new front yard.”
So put it on your calendar and join us for what promises to be a unique and memorable Brooklyn event. One look at the poster should tell you that something truly different is afoot.
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