O'Hara, considered one of the New York School of poets, is known for his poem honoring Billie Holliday – "The Day Lady Died." His collection of poems also features "A Step Away From Them," "Music" and "Ave Maria."
The reading is presented in association with the museum's exhibit Manhattan Noon: Photographs by Gus Powell. Powell, a noted New York photographer, derived inspiration from the works of late poet O'Hara.
Estelle Parsons currently appears in the Kitchen production of Uncivil Wars through Dec. 21. She is an Oscar winner for her role in the film "Bonnie and Clyde." She has been Tony-nominated for her work in Morning's at Seven, Miss Margarida's Way, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little and The Seven Decades of Myrtle. She is also well known for her role on television's "Roseanne."
The noon event is free for those purchasing admission to the museum that day; however, reservations are required. For reservations call (212) 534-1672 or visit www.mcny.org.
The Museum of the City of New York is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street.