4. Stream the Poetry Project’s New Year’s Day Reading Marathon
The Poetry Project’s 2021 New Year’s Day Marathon marks the 47th annual event, which usually takes place at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. This year, like many other New Year’s Eve events in NYC, the festivities will be held online in the format of a 24-hour continuous, virtual broadcast featuring readings and performances from more than 200 poets, writers, artists, musicians, dancers, and theatre-makers from around the world. Poetry readings will be accompanied by hypnosis, DJ sets, music videos, ritual offerings, celebrations of place and history, cooking segments, short films, archival media, and more.
The marathon starts at 11pm on December 31st with a broadcast of live performances and a special feature from the clocktower of St. Mark’s. You can watch for free at this link, The Poetry Project’s Facebook or YouTube. Since this year’s event is free, if you wish to make a donation to the Poetry Project, you can do so here!