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Mid-Summer’s Eve Salon at “Whitman Woods”
5:30pm - 7:00pm (EDT)
Whitman Woods Project
July 26
5:30pm - 7:00pm (EDT)
Whitman Woods Project at 720 Glen Avenue
Laurel Springs, New Jersey

Mid-Summer’s Eve Salon at “Whitman Woods”

A convivial assemblage of Wine, Brew, Music, Birdsong & the Bard's Nature Prose

featuring Basilica Brass & Bird Whisperer Lloyd Shaw

Friday, July 26, 5:30-7 p.m.

Open Space advocates, nature lovers and Whitman devotees are invited to a mid-Summer’s eve gathering at aspirational “Whitman Woods.” Enjoy a convivial assemblage of Wine, Brew, Music and Birdsong. Celebrate Nature and the Good Gray Poet’s 2019 Bicentennial with Whitman-era medleys by Basilica Brass paired with complimentary complimentary wine and beer tastings! Chat with New Jersey Audubon Field Guide and noted Naturalist Lloyd Shaw. Be transported by Whitman’s “Jottings in the woods” or simply unplug and get your weekend on in the embrace of the future Passive Park’s serene lakeside setting. BYO camp chair.

The Mid-Summer’s Eve Salon is a free community event in association with Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy.

Bird Bar 

Unwind, unplug, lift a complimentary libation to Walt & commune with Nature on his old stomping grounds! Featuring vibrant Chardonnay & bracing Rosé by New Jersey's Auburn Road Vineyards, and transcendent Walt Wit Belgian-style White Ale by Philadelphia Brewing Company.

Basilica Brass

A suite of Whitman-era medleys will be performed as a Bicentennial tribute to the Bard by a quintet of gifted musicians hailing from Philadelphia's most esteemed orchestras.

Bird Chat

BYO camp chair and perch under the leafy canopy with noted New Jersey Audubon Field Guide Lloyd Shaw. Hear about the Birds who frequent Whitman's beloved Timber Creek and rely upon aspirational “Whitman Woods” for shelter and sustenance. 


Bask in the trill and chirp of countless birds as they settle into their evening roosts amongst the towering beech, black walnut, oak and poplar.

Attire: “Camp” or “Casual” — long pants & closed-toe shoes are recommended!

Parking: Free street parking along Beech, Glen, Sycamore, etc.

Location: Enter the future Passive Park via footpaths at the terminus of Glen or Beech avenues.

GPS Address: 720 Glen Avenue, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021

Please Note: Uneven terrain. No restroom facilities.

Rain Venue: St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 433 Park Avenue, Laurel Springs, 08021