Walt Whitman: Citizen Poet

  • Huntington Station, Long Island
  • Jun 15, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
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2019 marks the 200th Bicentennial year of Walt Whitman's birth. Visitors can watch a presentation Haydn Reiss' Film Walt Whitman: Citizen Poet, a short film featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, poets Martin Espada and Robert Hass. Also available for viewing is Ken Burns’ Oscar-nominated documentary "Brooklyn Bridge," a landmark which inspired Walt Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” and

Kids are welcome to play with Whitman-era games and toys, and listen to historical tunes.

Historic children’s books available for viewing & for sale

Free and open to all ages

  • Admission: Free
  • 246 Old Walt Whitman Road
    Huntington Station, NY 11746
  • 631 427 5240
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  • Children Are Free: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Event Requires Pre-Registration: Yes
  • PTH Weekend Event (6/15-16 & 10/12-14, 2019): Yes
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site & Interpretive Center
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