Jackson Heights has a poetry festival? Yeah, it was news to me too. Ripped from the site, here's some info:
Jackson Heights Poetry Festival FIRST TUESDAYS Open Mic
The Jackson Heights Poetry Festival presents :
The JHPF Monthly Open Mic held at Terraza 7 Train Café on the first Tuesday of every month!
First Tuesdays is a Poetry Reading series open to the NYC community.
Do you have poetry to share? Do you love hearing great poetry?
We meet every first Tuesday of the month at Terraza Cafe in Jackson Heights, Queens. All ages and levels, from beginner to published, are welcome to read!
There will be a different feature poet each month!
For more information on the feature poet, please check out www.jhpfest.org
Sign up at 7pm, reading starts at 7:30pm.
For those who think they have to venture into the city for ART, CULTURE, POETRY, LIFE, guess again. Show up! Read! Take pics and send them to us! THEN SUBMIT!
Check out the JHPF website at http://www.jhpfest.org/v2/