May 20 | 12–2pm | Wavertree | Free
The fourth annual NYC Poets Afloat group poetry reading returns aboard the tall ship Wavertree. Poets have been invited to participate in micro-residencies aboard ships in New York Harbor, where they have been inspired to write and create poetry while being surrounded by the city’s bustling waters. Now, these poets will gather on the deck of Wavertree for a group reading, sharing their creative works with the audience.
This event is free for all to attend, and advance registration is required. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of poetry on the high seas!
Christopher Encarnacion, Malcolm Tariq, Gerald Wagoner, Cat Wei, Helene Fisher, Nidhi Gandhi, Gia Anansi-Shakur, Brad Vogel, and Sarah Sarai
Extend Your Visit
Before and after the poetry reading, participants are invited to take advantage of free General Admission to the Seaport Museum. General Admission includes access to three gallery exhibitions at 12 Fulton Street as well as a walk through Wavertree. Free guided tours of the 1908 lightship Ambrose, a floating lighthouse, are also available. Selection of timed-entry is required for Ambrose tours.
Tall Ship Wavertree
Wavertree, built in 1885 was operated for many years as a cargo ship sailing around the world.