Whitman Birthplace Invites Artistic Contributions

The Walt Whitman Birthplace is inviting residents to contribute videos and artwork to celebrate the 202nd birthday of the famed American poet. Selected videos from people showing themselves reading from Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and artwork inspired by the poet will be shown during a Read More …

Stamp Issued in Walt Whitman’s Honor

The Walt Whitman Birthplace hosted a celebration Thursday of the first stamp issued in the poet’s honor. The 32nd in the U.S. Post Office Literary Arts Series, the stamp helps mark the bicentennial of the poet’s birth in Huntington Station. The birthplace has been celebrating Read More …

Celebrate Whitman’s 200th Birthday, and His Poetry, at Birthplace

Walt Whitman may have been born 200 years ago, for which there will be a celebration this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, but his legacy, and poetry in general, are alive and well in the area. Just ask WWBA’s Executive Director Read More …

Press Club to Celebrate Walt Whitman at Benefit to Slain Journalists

The Press Club of Long Island will celebrate the life of Walt Whitman with a poetry reading at the farmhouse that was his birthplace. Participants in this first-ever event can read their original poetry or the work of any other favorite poet, or just sit Read More …

Wrestling Festival Set to Honor Coach Altebrando

An outdoor wrestling festival on July 7 will honor the late Vincent Altebrando, the coach of Walt Whitman High School’s varsity wrestling team. The coach died in April at age 51 of an autoimmune disease. The competition at Walt Whitman High School will be open to Read More …

Arts Around Town: From Near-Death Experiences to Mr. Rogers

See what’s happening around Huntington this weekend and beyond. What: Exploring Art… Making Memories Where: The Heckscher Museum of Art When: June 18th, 1pm- 2:30pm About: With the understanding that artistic experiences stimulate new pathways of learning, expression, and memories, the Museum offers a unique Read More …

Walt Whitman’s Turning 199 and the Festivities Have Already Begun

  Thursday marks the 199th anniversary of  poet Walt Whitman’s birth. Born in West Hills, Whitman is known as the father of free verse, standing among the most significant poets in history. 2018 is proving to be strong year for the Walt Whitman Birthplace, with Read More …

300 Books Donated to the Walt Whitman Birthplace

A 300-book collection, some rare, all relating to Walt Whitman, was donated to the new Norman and Jeanette Gould Library, which is housed in the Walt Whitman Birthplace, and celebrated on Thursday’s launch, in part, by the attendance of Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Read More …