Governors Island will be open until 7PM on July 4 with ferry service from Brooklyn and Manhattan

7th Annual NYC Poetry Festival

Jul 29, 2017 – Jul 30
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Colonels Row

The 7th Annual New York City Poetry Festival will be held on Governors Island in Nolan Park on July 29th & 30th, 2017. The Poetry Society of New York will once again invite attendees to come together for this free two-day festival to celebrate New York’s vibrant poetry community. The event will include over 75 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers will sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options; a beer and wine garden; poetry-inspired installation art throughout; The Ring of Daisies open mic area; The Commanding Officer’s House, an exclusive VIP area offering free refreshments to festival sponsors and Poetry Society of New York members; and, of course, the Children’s Festival! 2017 Headliners include Aja Monet, Sapphire, Deborah Landau, and Patrick Phillips. For more information, please visit

Getting There
10 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier