Open Garden Day NYC at for 6BC Botanical Garden

Saturday, July 20, 2019

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

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Fahrenheit Open Mic, Pen Pal Poets, & Rimes of The Ancient Mariner Present: An Afternoon in The Garden.

Please join us for the first of three garden readings this summer and enjoy a wonderful afternoon in a bucolic setting with amazing poetry and spoken word artistry. Six Silver Tongued Devils will be bringing poetry and spoken word from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free admission, and all welcome.

The garden will be open earlier for all to enjoy. 


Before falling for poetry, Madeline Artenberg was a photojournalist and street theatre performer. Her work has appeared in many publications, such as Rattle and Literature Today: An International Journal of Contemporary Literature. She won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes; was a contest semi-finalist in Margie, The American Journal of Poetry; and Honorable Mention in the 2017 Highland Park Poetry Contest.

Creighton Blinn’s writing has been published on three continents. His poetry has appeared in The BinnacleDown in the Dirt, Goldfish PressCensusDoor Is a Jar, From the DepthsThe Helix MagazineConclave, and Broad River Review. In addition, his prose story “The Fifth Day” has been serialized in the journal Zenite. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and performs his work regularly around the city. His blog may be viewed at; his Instagram is pacingmusings.  

Gabriel Don is a multidisciplinary artist who works in a variety of mediums: a filmmaker, artist, photographer, singer, and writer. She has been published in numerous online and print publications. She received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she worked as the Reading Series and Chapbook Competition Coordinator and currently teaches writing at BMCC. Her short stories are forthcoming in publications such as Gargoyle 70, and her poetry collection, Living Without Skin, was just released with A Gathering of The Tribes, Fly By Night Press. Born in Australia, raised in Singapore and Dubai, Don now resides in New York City.

Anthony Thomas Lombardi is a poet / writer and former music journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He’s previously written for Under the Radar, Pop Matters, and The Big Takeover; has had his short fiction published by Abstract Magazine; his poetry published by Gravitas Anthology of International Poetry, Genre: Urban Arts, and Mangrove Journal; recently released a chapbook, Abundance Mentality; and is in the process of finishing his first poetry collection.

Thaddeus Rutkowski got his start at the ABC No Rio gallery on Rivington Street. Since then, he has read at many venues in the United States and abroad. He is the author of six books and the recipient of a writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. 

Moira T. Smith is an obsessive writer and unrepentant show-off who gets her kicks unleashing the absurdity of her own psyche before a semi-captive audience. (That's you!) She's graced the stage at all the better dives (and some classy joints too!). Why? They begged her to do it and she couldn't say no.   

Produced and Curated by Phillip Giambri & Linda Kleinbub

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Please note: There are no restrooms in the garden.


6BC Botanical Garden Accessible
622 East 6th St. (Between Avenues B & C), NY, NY 10009
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