Walt Whitman Birthday Walking Tour

St. Francis College and The Walt Whitman Project sponsor a free reception and Brooklyn Heights walking tour to celebrate the 199th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth.

Walk in the steps of Brooklyn’s greatest poet and explore locations significant to Whitman’s life as you listen to readings of his poetry and prose. This tour includes stops at the sites of:

– Brooklyn Borough Hall

– Rome Brothers Print Shop (where Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” was first printed in 1855)

– the Brooklyn Eagle (where Whitman was editor in the mid-1840s)

– and more!

On Thursday, May 31, the tour begins at St. Francis College in the Callahan Center (1st floor), 180 Remsen Street between Court and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights.

5:30-6 pm reception with light refreshments

6-8 pm walking tour of Whitman’s Brooklyn Heights

This is a FREE event, but limited to 30 participants. Please reserve your spots for this tour.

Email: whitmanpro@aol.com | Call: 347-513-0255

Greg Trupiano, artistic administrator of The Walt Whitman Project, is the tour guide. Lon Black reads Whitman’s words. Nicole Mitchell, contralto, sings the music inspired by Whitman.

In case of rain, a virtual tour will take place indoors at St. Francis College (Callahan Center)


This event is presented in association with:

– The Fort Green Park Conservancy

– American Opera Projects through funds supplied by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Thank you to American Opera Projects and The Fort Green Park Conservancy for funding Ms. Mitchell’s appearance, and to Professor Ian Maloney and the staff of St. Francis College for supporting this event.