Weekend Update: NYC Poetry Festival, GlassLab, Library of Immediacy Opening, Cooper-Hewitt Art Workshops and so much more!


Tired of the hustle and bustle of New York City? Ferry over to Governors Island this weekend for a nice little retreat. Go for a bike ride, have a picnic, or just sit by the water and enjoy the incredible views. We also have plenty of art exhibits, art workshops, and even a poetry festival! Hope to see you here!

Check out our special events for this weekend below! The rest of the events (which last for multiple weekends/all season) can be found on the Events tab! See you soon!

GlassLab presented by The Corning Museum of Glass, 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Watch dynamic hot glassmaking performances with top contemporary designers as they bring new ideas to life in collaboration with master glassmakers from The Corning Museum of Glass. Look for leading names from the Cooper-Hewitt’s exhibition Graphic Design—Now in Production. For information, visit www.cmog.org/glasslab.

Opening of PUBLIC SUMMER: Library of Immediacy by SUPERFRONT, Saturday, 2 PM – 5 PM on the Parade Ground
Join SUPERFRONT and Figment in celebrating the opening of the outdoor installation, PUBLIC SUMMER: Library of Immediacy, on Governors Island. The Library of Immediacy was designed and constructed by the architectural duo, saA, who are Amy Chang and Seo Young Shin. The event will include a performance by artist Devin Kenny, a reading by Nicole Wallace and Will Edmiston, and live music. The instillation will remain on Governors Island until September 23.

Cooper Hewitt Indie Publishing: Books, Magazines, and Monsters, Saturday, 2 – 4 PM, in Building 110
Meet editors, designers, and authors of independent books and magazines. Learn about the ups and downs of print and media in the new millennium.  For more information and to register for the event, visithttp://www.cooperhewitt.org/calendar

Second Annual New York Poetry Festival, Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM – 5:30 PM, Colonels Row
Come out for this $5 poetry festival for readings and performances by The Poetry Brothel, Cave Canem, Poets House, EARSHOT!, The Inspired Word and much more. For more information visit www.tpsny.org.

Cooper Hewitt Drop-in Family Program: Stamps and Monoprints, Saturday & Sunday, 2 – 4 PM, in Building 110
Design totes and tees as you stamp and print your own designs. Using basic monoprinting techniques create inspired graphics on your Governors Island souvenirs. For more information and to register for the event, visithttp://www.cooperhewitt.org/calendar

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