Thursday, October 11, 2012
Duane Park-Bowery Poetry Club mashup coming together
Several months have passed since since there was any news about a revamped Bowery Poetry Club, which closed on July 17. The BPC website promised a fall return, which seemed optimistic considering nothing has been happening inside the space.
As DNAinfo's Serena Solomon first reported, BPC would merge with Tribeca burlesque club Duane Park. But just how all this would work was a bit of a mystery.
However, Grub Street provided an update yesterday afternoon. At a CB2 meeting Wednesday night, Duane Park co-owner Marisa Ferrarin told Grub Street that "Holman will do poetry readings on Sundays and Mondays, and that Duane Park — with Southern-inspired food and live entertainment like burlesque shows, magicians, and contortionists — runs the space the other nights of the week. The arrangement is flexible, so the duo may do poetry dinners together."
And when should all this happen? It seems a little vague — the new place should open "sometime next year after renovations are complete."
Meanwhile, BPC II will still have to compete with this next door...
by Jeremiah Moss]
Previously on EV Grieve:
Is Duane Park in the Bowery Poetry Club's future?
What is happening with the Bowery Poetry Club?
Bob Holman on the future of the Bowery Poetry Club
Clearing out the Bowery Poetry Club; plus, free knowledge!