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You can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with Bill Murray next month

By Clayton Guse

Despite being a spectacularly wealthy human being, Bill Murray has managed to convince the public that he's a down-to-Earth, regular 66-year-old man. His surprise appearances at random parties and events garner praise from millennials, and his countless number of roles as a middle class everyman have led many audiences to believe that he is exactly that. 

But even though Murray is a bonafide member of the "one percent," he still supports pretty groovy initiatives.  

On June 12, Murray will attend the Poets House's 22nd annual Poets Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, a fundraising event that supports the organization's events and programs. A group of poets will lead the walk, reading New York City-inspired poems along the way. Murray is a regular participant in the event—he was once the neighbor of the Poet House's vice president, according to am New York.

The walk begins in Manhattan and ends in Brooklyn, where there will be a reception that includes dinner, drinks, more poetry and (presumably) a set of jokes from Murray. The event is not cheap, though. Tickets start at $250, and a premier table at the reception costs up to $10,000. 

A spokesperson from the Poets House said that while the walk is ticketed, they cannot stop members of the public from tagging along. Nonetheless, they encourage people to pony up and support the organization's mission, which includes offering more than 100 yearly literary programs for local children.


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