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June Saturday

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: A Walt Whitman Walking Tour of DUMBO


“I too lived, Brooklyn of ample hills was mine” – Walt Whitman, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”

On the heels of the Bard of Brooklyn’s 200th birthday, trace Whitman’s steps along the Brooklyn waterfront as portrayed in his visionary poem from Leaves of Grass, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.” We begin with a vocal incantation of the poem at Fulton Ferry Landing, followed by a tour led by Greg Trupiano and Stefan Killen, bringing to life the physical spaces of DUMBO through the literary themes of water, time, and our interconnected modern, democratic life in America. The tour concludes at BHS DUMBO, located in the Empire Stores, for a visit to the current exhibition, Waterfront.

Also offered on Mon, July 15 at 6 pm. Presented in partnership with The Walt Whitman Project.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

11:00 am

Meeting location provided upon registration


  • General Admission $20
  • Member Admission $15
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