How To Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Birthday

Poet Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819. Onthewilderside proposes a national holiday for Whitman’s birthday. Below are some videos and ideas about how to honor this wonderful poet, thinker, and experimenter of language. For those of us on Long Island, please do not forget the annual events at The […]

Poet Walt Whitman’s Birthday is May 31st: Celebrate in Silence

Walt Whitman is one of my favorite poets. I like to remember his birthday, which is on May 31st, and falls on a  [Thursday for 2012 and Friday for 2013] this year. There are some events and celebrations around this time at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Long Island. And, my idea for a holiday […]

The PeaceSmiths archives on Lunch with Bill

PeaceSmiths, Inc. — an organization that Ian and I have supported over the years — has a wonderful, inspiring, historical, and mostly untapped archive. There are audio tapes, video tapes, protest posters, hand drawn fliers, and notes on organizing, going back to the 1970’s. Many of the items were collected by Katharine Smith and/or Susan […]

Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: Sunday, May 8th in Huntington

Update: Video from the event Did you know Walt Whitman was born right here, on Long Island, New York? Whitman’s birthplace is still standing, as a museum in West Hills, Long Island, New York (across from the Walt Whitman Mall). Every year there is an annual celebration around Walt Whitman’s Birthday (which is actually, May […]

Vote Today: Save the farm in Commack!

Background info: here. Today is the day to get out and vote to stop the sale of The Marion Carll Farm to a gated community. The polls are open from 6 am – 9pm, Commack HS (Scholar Lane) if you live north of Jericho Tpke. Commack Middle School (Vanderbilt Pkwy.) if you live south of […]

Commack – Save the farm update: Vote no! on school board’s plan to sell out, come see community’s plan

The Commack Community Association and other members of the Commack community are fighting a school district plan to sell 9 acres of land, donated to the district, to a developer. The land is the Marion Carll Farm, where school children used to be able to visit for field trips.

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