Gatherings, Happenings & Frolics...Oh My!

OCTOBER 4 at 7:00 PM

Katy Lederer & Graham Foust

    read new work at

A Public Space in Brooklyn

Come hear amazing poets Katy Lederer & Graham Foust at a gorgeous Boeurm Hill space.

Wine & Snacks & good cheer galore!


A Public Space

323 Dean Street

Brooklyn NY  11217


2013: The Ruby Anniversary


2013 was grand, was it not friends? We celebrated ou lush 40th anniversary seasonwith festivities including...

an extra specially special edition of EDNA, our magazine of alumni work,

Ruby Anniversary Benefit Party at Roulette in Brooklyn,

an amazingly successful Indiegogo campaign in which we raised $20,000,

and with a great year of resident-artists, workshops, free programs in the schools, and more...

A Bash @ Roulette on October 28. Tickets sales helped to underwrite Millay’s many programs for artists, local schools, and the larger public.Check out photos HERE.   

A glorious anniversary edition of EDNA, The Millay Colony's annual magazine of alumni work, with a special section featuring work from alumni over the last forty years. Editors Cara Benson & Amanda Davidson with help from Caroline Crumpacker. Read it online HERE ...or buy a print copy HERE.

A wildly successful Indiegogo campaign. We bugged our friends and families, we Facebooked day and night, we Tweeted and we Twittered. In fact, we went all out and we made our goal of $20,000.

It was glorious. Thank you all...

Open House & Alumni Parties


Every year, The Millay Colony has several parties for our alumni and friends. Some have happened on our upstate campus, some at a brownstone in Prospect Heights, and some at Roulette in Brooklyn. Wherever they take place, these events allow us to get together, chat, gossip, listen to music, drink wine and otherwise enjoy ourselves and one another's company.

In recent years we have welcomed a huge variety of artists to perform or show new work at these parties. These artists include indie rock duo Christy & Emily; poet and former member of the Fugs, Ed Sanders; Walking the Dog Theater Company; Hungry Hollow Trio; Poets Timonty Donnelly, Michael Robbins, Catherine Wagner, Susan Wheller and Andrew Madrid; Mass MoCA; composer/perfomers Caroline Mallonee, Emily Lacy, and Samita Sinha; alumna Laura Silver performing hula hoop dances; & Emily Skllings Dance Co. with 'Ambient Dance.' All of this incredible art is matched by the incredible local food & wine...homemade sausages from Fleisher's Grassfed & Organic Meats, whiskey and moonshine from Dutch's Spirits, home-baked deliciousness from Hawthorne Valley Farms, bedazzling hard cider from Hudson-Chatham Winery and lovingly selected wines from Hudson Wine Merchants.We always promise a good time! More coming soon in 2014...


Millay Nights

The Millay Colony offers readings and performances in New York and in our own lovely environs...

Previous events have taken place at

A downtown NYC apartment with stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge

A gorgeous Brooklyn Brownstone in Prospect Heights

The Bowery Poetry Club

The Hudson Opera House

A Public Space in Brooklyn

Poets House

Spencertown Academy

Spotty Dog Books & Ale

Stuyvesant Train Station