What: A free public program of poetry and prose honoring our greatest President two hundred years after his birth, including works by Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Leo Tolstoy, Allen Ginsberg, Reinhold Niebuhr, Mario Cuomo, Barack Obama, and others. Drawn from the Library of America's 2009 publication "The Lincoln Anthology.
When: May 1, 2009
Where: Saint Peter's Church, in the Sanctuary, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
Who: Tony Award Winners Marian Seldes, Fritz Weaver, Brian F. O'Byrne, Frances Sternhagen, Tammy Grimes, and with Bess Rous, and Betsy Von Furstenberg
Why: It's a lovely way to spend an extended lunch hour and celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Toward International Peace Through the Arts founded by Stan Tannen.