Don't Miss: January Events
by nycgo.com staff, 12/11/2012
Photo: Greg Fuchs
The 39th Annual New Year's Day Marathon Benefit Reading
Poetry as hangover cure? Only in New York, kids. This long-running event, now celebrating its 39th anniversary, hosts poets of all stripes to welcome the New Year and represents the nonprofit Poetry Project organization's biggest annual fund-raiser. This year's lineup is as inspired as ever and includes performances by celebrated composer Philip Glass, author Eileen Myles, surviving Andy Warhol superstar (and Lower East Side fixture) Taylor Mead, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo and singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, among many others. The festivities begin at 2pm in the East Village at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery.