Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: A Walt Whitman Walking Tour of DUMBO, Brooklyn Historical Society , Saturday, 15. June 2019

On the heels of the bard of Brooklyn’s 200th birthday, trace Whitman’s steps along the Brooklyn waterfront as portrayed in his landmark entry 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 Stefan Killen, bringing to life the physical spaces of DUMBO through the literary themes of water, time, and the interconnected nature of 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.
For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.
Crossing Brooklyn FerrrySaturday June 15Doors: 11:00 amEvent: 1:00 am$20 General Admission / $15 for Members

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REFUND POLICY: Brooklyn Historical Society requires 24 hours notice before the date of the event to refund a ticket. No refunds are provided after that point. No refunds are provided on the day of the event and all subsequent days.

Brooklyn Historical Society public programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 


Saturday, 15. June 2019, Brooklyn Historical Society , Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: A Walt Whitman Walking Tour of DUMBO

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