Notable NYC: 7/25–7/31


Saturday 7/25: New York City Poetry Festival, day 1. Governors Island, 11 a.m., free.

Jeffery Berg, Amy Berkowitz, Jen Levitt, Caitie Moore, and Leila Ortiz celebrate No, Dear at NYC Poetry Festival. White Horse Stage, 2:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/26: New York City Poetry Festival, day 2. Governors Island, 11 a.m., free.

Natalie Eilbert, Joshua Mehigan, and Cynthia Cruz join the Brooklyn Poets series at the NYC Poetry Festival. White Horse Stage, 3 p.m., free.

Anna Gurton-Wachter and Alan Gilbert read and Cecilia Vicuña, Maria Damon, and Emmalea Russo present happenings, along with gatherings by Rachel Valinsky, Lanny Jordan Jackson, and Zanna Gilbert. Queens Museum, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 7/27: Rizzoli Bookstore reopens in NoMad. 1133 Broadway at 26th Street, 10:30 a.m., free.

Stephanie Kallos launches a new novel, Language Arts, with Charles Marlow. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Layne Mosler and Tim O’Connell discuss Driving Hungry, a memoir about food writing. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Alena Graedon, Jonah Kruvant, and Jeffrey Rotter talk about dystopias. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/28: Angela Flournoy, Rebecca Dinerstein, Julia Pierpont, and Caroline Zancan celebrate their debut novels. Dinerstein’s The Sunlit Night follows two young people falling in love above the arctic circle. Pierpont’s Among the Ten Thousand Things is about a family dealing with a father’s affair after his children find a note from his scorned lover. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/29: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus discuss How to be a Grown-Up. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Coe and Margaret Eby discuss Alice + Freda Forever, along with Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/30: Sean Doyle and Sean Madigan Hoen join the Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amanda Petrusich celebrates the release of the paperback edition of Do Not Sell At Any Price. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Ralph Hamilton, Debora Kuan, Kathleen Ossip, and David Thomas Martinez celebrate small presses with reads from Sarabande Books, Sibling Rivalry Press, and Saturnalia. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Cohen reads a short story and Adam Wilson reads from a new novel in celebration of Assignment Magazine, started by Benjamin Nugent. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Resnick and Jen Doll talk about weddings. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →