BHS Presents Brooklyn Poetry Slam for Haiti

haiti-crestThis Sunday, February 28, the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will host a Brooklyn Poetry Slam for Haiti. The event will begin with a reception starting at 2:30 p.m., followed by performances from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. From BHS:

Join the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Historic House Trust, in partnership with actress Alexandra Foucard, director/actor Byron Saunders, illustrator Javaka Steptoe, solo performer Anthony Thompson, musician Russell Dale and guests, for a special benefit featuring spoken word and musical performances by local artists to help raise money for the people of Haiti. Wine and hors d’oeuvres donated by Footprints Café of Brooklyn will be served. Admission to the benefit: $20. Reservations are required. RSVP to the Brooklyn Historical Society by calling 718.222.4111.

All proceeds from this event will go to Doctors Without Borders to support their work in Haiti.

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  • nabeguy

    Claude, the BHS release talks of a “spoken word” benefit. Where did Brooklyn Poetry Slam come from? Somehow, the venue doesn’t quite fit the description. I worry that something might get broken. However, it’s all for a very worth cause and organization, so what’s the dif?

  • Claude Scales

    I don’t make this stuff up: “Poetry Slam” was BHS’s own description. As for “things getting broken”, I presume it will be held in the cavernous room on the Clinton Street side of the first floor, not in the beautifully decorated upstairs library. In any event, I’m given to understand (having never attended one) that egos get broken at a poetry slam, not furniture.

  • nabeguy

    Ha, good point. A mix of poetry and the dozens.