The Word Festival

Come and join us at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. at the Schoolhouse Green (GPS) 65 Foxhurst Road in Oceanside, NY, for The Word — A Festival of the Spoken and Written Word: Celebrating All Voices.



The festival is an outdoor, intergenerational community engagement project. Presentations celebrating all voices with Leader-Readers and Poets Laureates will be curated all day. There will be three open-mic poetry stages. One of which will be designated for youth! There will be organizations providing mini-workshops, information tables, and participatory activities. This is a picnic-like festival atmosphere, so bring your lawn chairs and cooler.



This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program. a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office Of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council, inc.  The day is also endorsed by the Nassau County Poet Laureates Society and supported by the Oceanside library.



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For details and program schedule, scroll down.



A rain date has been added for October 15.


The Poet Laureate Marathon.