Whitman in Brooklyn
Walt Whitman's Fort Greene Park
Sunday, June 17, 2012, 1pm
Meet at the Visitors Center
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Walk around Fort Greene Park, a greensward that owes its existence in large part to Walt Whitman's editorials written for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and learn about this poet's intimate connection with Brooklyn's first official park. The afternoon includes discussions about the park, its role in the American Revolution and Civil War, the Wallabout Martyrs and the monument dedicated to their memory. New this year, the tour will end at Museum 92 in the Navy yards. What a treat! Guest artists include Jorell Williams, baritone, Loney Christopher, poet and Charles Jarden, actor and Chair of Fort Greene Park Conservancy. Your guide is Greg Trupiano, Artistic Director of The Walt Whitman Project.