$75 – $5,000

The Poetry Society of New York Spring Gala

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The Players

16 Gramercy Park South

New York, NY 10003

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The Poetry Society of New York invites you to its Spring Gala! The goal of this event is to raise funds and awareness for The New York City Poetry Festival, now in its ninth year. Each summer The New York City Poetry Festival gathers the poetry community of New York City on Governors Island's pastoral lawns for two days of free readings, workshops, book-selling, art installations, performances, and other poetic festivities. One major highlight of the festival each year is its Youth Poetry Festival, which offers children and young adults the opportunity to participate in interactive writing games, to generate new work, and to perform their work on stage alongside some of New York's greatest living writers. Over 14,000 people attended the New York City Poetry Festival last year. With your help, we hope to make this year's offering richer than ever.

The Spring Gala, to be held at the historic Players Club on Gramercy Park, will include live music and a cocktail hour from 7-8pm, a brief presentation and live auction beginning at 8pm, and an open bar and immersive performance elements throughout. Your entertainers for the evening will include house band the Alex Feldman Trio, dancer & choreographer Jessy Smith, and typewriter poets Kate Belew & Bri Jurries. Speakers will include Stephanie Berger, Nicholas Adamski, N.O. Moore, and Matthew Baker. A photobooth will be on site courtesy of Fitzpatrick Entertainment. Black tie or festival formal attire is encouraged but not required.

VIP tickets include a pre-event meet & greet with the board and staff of The Poetry Society of New York, which takes place from 6:30-7pm on the Players Club terrance. VIP admission also includes a gift bag from our sponsor and a guaranteed personalized typewriter poem from one of our brilliant typewriter poets. For a complete list of ticket options, please click tickets button above.

We are very thankful to our sponsors Brooklyn Boulders, Brooklyn Brewery, DHP, Harmless Harvest, Hunt Auctioneers, Island Oyster, The McKittrick Hotel, Morgan Lane, Novel Creations, Radix Media, and Uncommon Green. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this year's Spring Gala, please click here for details. You or your organization can also sponsor The New York City Poetry Festival in 2019. NYCPOFEST sponsorship options are listed here.

If you are unable to attend this year’s Gala, but you would like to show your support of The New York City Poetry Festival in 2019, please consider making a donation or becoming a member of The Poetry Society of New York. You may also check out our webpage in mid-March to see a list of our limited auction items eligible for absentee bidding!


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