2010-01-01 / Community

Winter Haiku At Wildlife Refuge

“Blue Shadows,” an exhibit of poetry, will have an opening reception and reading of haiku by the artist, Jeffrey Rabkin, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, at The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area. Meet poet Jeffrey Rabkin and experience the sights, sounds –and even smells of winter through his reading of haiku poetry. See his poetry exhibited on the wall and take time to explore the poems. Jeffrey says, “Writing haiku is a way of paying attention.”

For more thirty-five years, Rabkin has been a naturalist and a professional in the field of environmental protection. More than 50 of his poems have been published in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, and various literary magazines. He has read and displayed his haiku at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Ellis Island, and various parks and clubs in New York City.

“Blue Shadows” will be exhibited through Sunday, February 28, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Cross Bay Boulevard. Refuge hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Tuesday. It is accessible by public transportation. For more information, please call 718-318-4340.

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