Island Night: A nocturnal group walk, with philosophic dialogue, poetic meditation

Jon Cotner says, "Last weekend's New York Times discusses Island Night -- my 12-hour nocturnal walk through Fire Island. These walks accommodate eight participants plus myself. They combine philosophic dialogue with poetic meditation, and go from 6 pm to 6 am. Ancient Greeks are heavily represented (Sappho, Pythagoras, Diogenes, Hippocrates). Asian poets too (Akahito, Basho, Issa). All my recent projects aim to revive the ancient, endangered practices of walking and talking."

There's another one coming up this weekend. Saturday, September 15, at 6pm; $20 per person This weekend's walk is sold out. Follow Jon on Twitter for news of the next one.

Photo: Marcus Yam for The New York Times