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Night at the Museums at Poets House!

Jun 25, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For this year’s Night at the Museums, Poets House visitors are invited not only to peruse our 70,000-volume poetry library and view archival materials from Poets House’s history, but also to participate in a blackout poetry exercise. Everyone is encouraged to search our library and generate a poem from a book in our collection. We also plan to give away a (limited) number of books on a first-come, first-served basis!


About Night at the Museums:

Downtown Manhattan has one of the most diverse and concentrated groups of culturally significant institutions in the world, and Night at the Museums is the signature event each year that showcases the breadth of all it has to offer. Now in its sixth year, the event boasts participation from 13 organizations offering free admission and a slate of special programming, performances, exhibitions, and tours. The event is hosted by the Downtown Cultural Association as part of River To River Festival 2019, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s annual summer arts festival.


Participating organizations include:

African Burial Ground National Monument
China Institute
Federal Hall National Memorial
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Museum of Jewish Heritage
National Archives at New York City
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
9/11 Tribute Museum
NYC Municipal Archives
Poets House
The Skyscraper Museum
South Street Seaport Museum

Admission Free and open to the public Sponsored By Downtown Cultural Association


Jun 25, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Margo Viscusi Reading Room
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States