Your Support Makes The New York City Poetry Festival Possible
Here are a few ways you can contribute to NYCPOFEST 2019!
On April 10th, 2019, join The Poetry Society of New York (producers of the NYC Poetry Festival) at The Players Club for PSNY’s Spring Gala, which is held each year to raise funds and awareness for The New York City Poetry Festival. Further details and tickets are available here!
If you are part of an organization or company that wants to sponsor the New York City Poetry Festival, we would love to hear from you! 14,000 people attended last year's New York City Poetry Festival, making it a wonderful place to promote your cause or product.
If you're a poetry lover who wishes to help sustain The Poetry Society of New York year-round, become a member of the society! Memberships start at $5/month and include a variety of perks, including admission to the members tent at the festival, where free drinks and snacks are served all day among other delights. The Poetry Society of New York is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and membership fees are tax-deductible. Learn more about PSNY here.
If you can't make it to the festival this year but would like to show your support (or, if you simply wish to make a charitable contribution this year), you can make a tax-deductible donation to The Poetry Society of New York. Also, many companies match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check in with your company’s HR department to find out if your employer might be one of them!
Support The Poetry Society of New York while you do your regular shopping online by using AmazonSmiles. AmazonSmiles is directing 0.5% of purchased items to qualified not-for-profit organizations, which includes PSNY. This is an easy way to support the society; all you have to do is use a slightly different URL (smile.amazon.com) when shopping on Amazon.
The Facebook Fundraiser: everybody’s doing it! If you feel so inclined, host a fundraiser on your birthday this year and select The Poetry Society of New York, Inc. as your charity. You can, of course, also host a fundraiser anytime, on Facebook or elsewhere. Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about hosting a New York City Poetry Festival fundraiser!
If you plan on attending the festival this year, and you would like to pitch in, become a volunteer! The New York City Poetry Festival operates largely thanks to our small army of volunteers who donate their time and skills to the festival each summer. We need volunteers to help with a variety of tasks from heavy-lifting to arts-and-crafting to brochure-handing. And, many companies donate money for each hour one of their employees volunteers, so check with your HR department to find out if your company is one of them.
If you plan on attending the festival as a guest, check out our upgraded admission packages on Eventbrite (once the event is posted)! Of course, the festival is and will always be free and open to the public, but we rely on those who can afford an upgrade to make that suggested contribution and in turn, receive a few perks. Click on “Tickets” to see details about our various packages.