Notable NYC: 7/29–8/4


Saturday 7/29: New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/30: New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free.

Elisbet Valesquez, t’ai freedom ford, and Daniel Borzutzky join the Brooklyn Poets at the New York Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 7/31: Jenny Williamson, Quentin Vennie, Amna Ahmad, and others join H.I.P Lit for the H.I.P. Lit Summer Series (weather dependent). Nowadays, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Ko and Rakesh Satyal presents Books Beneath the Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/1: Susan Shapiro reveals all the secrets of book publishing with New York Times editor Peter Catapano, Norton editor Phil Marino, Atria editor Rakesh Satyal, CAA agent Mollie Glick, and authors Renee Watson, Sarah Gerard, and Abby Sher. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Idra Novey, Minna Zallman Proctor, H.L. Hix, and Rebecca Chace join Fairleigh Dickinson University for an evening of readings. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Lucy Ives presents Impossible Views of the World. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Burr Gerrard discusses The Epiphany Machine with Angelica Baker. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/3: Patrick Ryan talks with John Freeman about The Dream Life of Astronauts. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jeremiah Moss presents Vanishing New York. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.


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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 →