Walt Whitman Beard & Moustache Competition Tomorrow in Fort Greene Park

Calling all facial hair!!!!! Tomorrow Brooklyn Public Library will be hosting a contest for all ages and all beard/mustache varieties! They are still accepting RSVPs so wax your stache, comb your beard or glue on your best costume facial hair and participate! Should be fun to watch too if you want to head over between noon and 3pm. Read more and RSVP here. And read more below about contest categories and what to expect!

Join Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island USA, and Fort Greene Park Conservancy as we celebrate the legacy of Walt Whitman’s contribution to poetry and hipsterism with an all ages and genders beard and moustache competition in beautiful Fort Greene Park*. Co-hosted by legendary Coney Island performance artist Adam Realman and “Too Woke!” comedian Nore Davis, special guest judges Sue Smith, Jordan TempleJennifer Miller, Murf Meyer, and Brooklyn Public Library’s own Norman Eriksen will award prizes in Whitman-themed categories including the highly coveted “Good Gray Poet” Best in Show prize!  Registration begins at 11am and the show starts at noon.

Hirsute competitors are invited to enter in one of the following categories:

Barbaric Yawp – (Best Natural Moustache)

Leaves of Grass – (Best Natural Beard)

Song of Myself – (Best Costume Beard)

Sea Drift – (Best Styled Beard)

Flag of My Disposition – (Best Styled Moustache)

Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Rocking – (Best Kids Beard)

The Sleepers – (Best Teen Beard)

The Good Gray Poet – (Best in Show)

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