Thank you to all of our 8th annual New York City Poetry Festival participants! Submissions for next year's festival will open in February 2019.  

The festival invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to the festival grounds, which are ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses and tucked beneath the wide, green canopies of dozens of century old trees. By uniting the largest community of poets in the country and offering a unique setting for literary activity, the New York City Poetry Festival electrifies arts and literature and brings poetry to new light in the public eye. 

Getting to the Festival

Governors Island is accessible by three ferries, one leaving from Manhattan ($3 roundtrip), one leaving from Brooklyn ($3 roundtrip), and one that makes several stops along the East River ($2.75 each way).

The Manhattan and Brooklyn ferries are both operated by Governors Island, and you can find the complete, up-to-date ferry schedules for each route on their website

The Manhattan Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, New York, NY. The Ferry landing is immediately east of the Staten Island Ferry (but not the same building). It is at the very southern tip of Manhattan and easily accessible from the 1,4,5,N,R,J or Z trains.

The Brooklyn Ferry disembarks from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (corner of Columbia Street). It is accessible via the R,2,3,4,5 trains and the B23, B65, B61 buses.

The East River Ferry is operated by NYC Ferry. A complete, up-to-date ferry schedule listing the locations of all stops is available on their website.

Here is a link to a downloadable PDF map of Governors Island that shows you the walking routes from each of the ferry landings on the island to Colonel's Row. 

See you on the island!

 
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