Welcome to the The Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
A cultural icon on New York's Lower East Side since 1973.

 
“The Cafe is the most integrated place on the planet” - Allen Ginsberg
 
The Nuyorican presents groundbreaking works of literature, music, theater, performance art, poetry slam, hip hop, visual art and champions established as well as rising artists from every background imaginable. To find out more about the Cafe, see our individual Program pages, check out our calendar and come on down to the biggest little stage on earth.

Upcoming @thenuyo

Sat to Sun
8/01 to 8/02
Growing Up Daddy
Get Tickets
$20.00
Sat 8/01 to Sun 8/02 SHOWS 7:00pm | MORE INFO
Growing Up Daddy
Saturday to Sunday 8/01 to 8/02
Growing Up Daddy
$20.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
Get Tickets

A One Man Play
Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Sun
8/02
THE STAGE
Get Tickets
$20.00
Sun 8/02 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
THE STAGE
Sunday 8/02
THE STAGE
$20.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
Get Tickets

Talented and Energetic Music Artists performing.

Free to perform (2 Song Minimum) All genres welcome.
Contact: ShowLoveToGetLove@gmail.com if interested in performing.
Admission: $20

Mon
5/19 to 9/14
Open Mic Mondays
Get Tickets
$7.00
Mon 5/19 to Mon 9/14 SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/19 to 9/14
Open Mic Mondays
$7.00
SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm |
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Tue
8/04
NOW-NYC presents: My Art is My Activism
NOW-NYC presents: My Art is My Activism
Tuesday 8/04
NOW-NYC presents: My Art is My Activism
SHOWS 6:30pm |
Get Tickets

"My Art is My Activism: Women Artists & Social Change"

The Activist Alliance in partnership with the Service Fund of NOW-NYC is proud to host “My Art is My Activism: Women Artists and Social Change.” Join us for a special night of performance and conversation with women artists at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Space is limited. Suggested donation of $5 at the door OR reserve your spot early by signing up for a NOW-NYC membership at a special reduced rate!

Featuring: Tiphanie Yanique, Nicole Shanté Smith, Yossera Bouchtia, Ynanna Djehuty, Chelsea Gregory, Abby Dobson, Lehna Huie and more...

Wed
8/05
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Get Tickets
$13.00
Wed 8/05 SHOWS 9:30pm | MORE INFO
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 8/05
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
$13.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
Get Tickets

ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

Thu
8/06
Conflux Magazine Launch Party
Thu 8/06 SHOWS 6:30pm | MORE INFO
Conflux Magazine Launch Party
Thursday 8/06
Conflux Magazine Launch Party
SHOWS 6:30pm |
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A conflux is the point where two rivers meet to become one entirely new river. It's the metaphor for how our different identities and cultures meet. At Conflux Magazine, our driving belief is that identity is fluid and made up of multiple streams of influence. Our unique mixes make us complicated, beautiful, and inspiring.

Come join us to celebrate the launch of our first issue! We'll be drinking, dancing, and celebrating our confluxes. Beer, wine, and magazines for sale!

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Latinos NYC Presents Soul Words featuring Tongo and Lloyd
Friday 7/31
Latinos NYC Presents Soul Words featuring Tongo and Lloyd 07/31/2015
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Features are Tongo and Lloyd
Open Mic also
$12 at the door

Friday Night Slam Scrimmages Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 7/31
Friday Night Slam Scrimmages Hosted by Mahogany Browne 07/31/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production

July 31: Urbana vs Nuyo vs Grudge Slam

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe hosts the Friday Night Slam every Friday from 10pm-1am. Come join us and hear some of our established feature poets share their amazing work. Scrimmages are friendly competitions with local slam teams in the New York City area who will compete with our 2015 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slam Team! Root for your favorite team as they prepare to compete in the National Poetry Slam in August. From good vibes, to heartfelt moments, these events are not to be missed!

$15 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Growing Up Daddy
Saturday 8/01
Growing Up Daddy 08/01/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A One Man Play
Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 8/01
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 08/01/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Featuring Jazz vocalist and musicians, first Saturday of the month!
Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!!!!
At the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Growing Up Daddy
Sunday 8/02
Growing Up Daddy 08/02/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A One Man Play
Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

THE STAGE
Sunday 8/02
THE STAGE 08/02/2015
$20.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Talented and Energetic Music Artists performing.

Free to perform (2 Song Minimum) All genres welcome.
Contact: ShowLoveToGetLove@gmail.com if interested in performing.
Admission: $20

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/03
Open Mic Mondays 08/03/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

NOW-NYC presents: My Art is My Activism
Tuesday 8/04
NOW-NYC presents: My Art is My Activism 08/04/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

"My Art is My Activism: Women Artists & Social Change"

The Activist Alliance in partnership with the Service Fund of NOW-NYC is proud to host “My Art is My Activism: Women Artists and Social Change.” Join us for a special night of performance and conversation with women artists at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Space is limited. Suggested donation of $5 at the door OR reserve your spot early by signing up for a NOW-NYC membership at a special reduced rate!

Featuring: Tiphanie Yanique, Nicole Shanté Smith, Yossera Bouchtia, Ynanna Djehuty, Chelsea Gregory, Abby Dobson, Lehna Huie and more...

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 8/05
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 08/05/2015
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

Conflux Magazine Launch Party
Thursday 8/06
Conflux Magazine Launch Party 08/06/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

A conflux is the point where two rivers meet to become one entirely new river. It's the metaphor for how our different identities and cultures meet. At Conflux Magazine, our driving belief is that identity is fluid and made up of multiple streams of influence. Our unique mixes make us complicated, beautiful, and inspiring.

Come join us to celebrate the launch of our first issue! We'll be drinking, dancing, and celebrating our confluxes. Beer, wine, and magazines for sale!

Wildfire Open Mic Hosted By Nisha Asnani
Thursday 8/06
Wildfire Open Mic Hosted By Nisha Asnani 08/06/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Wildfire is a national open mic project linking artists, venues and communities.
In a review dated March 5, 2014, the Huffington Post called the Nuyorican’s Open Mic Monday an exercise in bravery and transformation, saying:

“The event serves as a litmus test for artists looking to push their boundaries in front of a present and supportive audience.”

Wildfire will be at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the first Thursday of every month at 9...

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/07
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/07/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$12 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Remembrance: Readings from Hands Up Don't Shoot
Saturday 8/08
Remembrance: Readings from Hands Up Don't Shoot 08/08/2015
$11.00
SHOW 5:00pm
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Winter Tangerine is proud to present "Remembrance", a poetry reading featuring contributors from our online Spotlight feature, Hands Up Don't Shoot. Poets will perform pieces that explore the complexities of what it means to be black in America. Remembrance will feature Joshua Aiken, Alysia Harris, Julian Randall, Diamond Sharp, Mariam Coker, Cortney Charleston, Kalisha Buckhanon, and Chekwube Danladi. This event is part of Winter Tangerine's "Poets in NYC" reading series.
Admission: $11

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/10
Open Mic Mondays 08/10/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 8/11
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 08/11/2015
$10.00, 25.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it’s own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band.
Admission: $10 general admission/$7 with Student ID at the door/$25 two tickets plus two drinks

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 8/12
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/12/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Hosted by: Hayden "Blue Lion" Green June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Piragua Pa'La Gente
Friday 8/14
Piragua Pa'La Gente 08/14/2015
$12.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Latinos NYC! & JESPeachy Productions Presents

Piragua Pa’La Gente

Hosted by John Chance Acevedo

Doors open at 6:30pm / Admission: $12

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/14
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/14/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$12 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

I'm Funnier Than You
Saturday 8/15
I'm Funnier Than You 08/15/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
Get Tickets

"I'm Funnier Than You"
Stand-up Comedy Showcase featuring Nicanor Trinidad, Julio Diaz, Tone Viera & Julio Rivera.
Show starts 7:00pm/$10

Join us for an evening of laughs as we bring out some of the funniest comics on the New York City scene.

Saturday 8/15
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 08/15/2015
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/17
Open Mic Mondays 08/17/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 8/19
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/19/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Hosted by: Hayden "Blue Lion" Green June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Kyle Duke and The  Brown Bag Boys & Jake Tavill
Thursday 8/20
Kyle Duke and The Brown Bag Boys & Jake Tavill 08/20/2015
$10.00
SHOW 8:00pm
Get Tickets

Doors open at 8pm
$10/ $12 Door

"Word Play" Sunshine Empire: A Lyrical State of Mind
Friday 8/21
"Word Play" Sunshine Empire: A Lyrical State of Mind 08/21/2015
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Coming to the Nuyorican Poets Café for the first time, five of South Florida's dynamic Poets kicks off the Inaugural Showcase "Word Play" Sunshine Empire: A Lyrical State of Mind Hosted by: Mahogany L. Browne. A one of a kind State in State Poetic Series between Florida and New York.

Tickets $15.00

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/21
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/21/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$12 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

C. Bravo Productions presents Spoken Ink
Saturday 8/22
C. Bravo Productions presents Spoken Ink 08/22/2015
$15.00
SHOW 5:30pm
Get Tickets

C. Bravo Productions presents Spoken Ink. Featuring Earl Majette and Jai Simone, Spoken Ink gives you the opportunity to perform at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Admission is $15.

Hosted by Mr. Speaker

www.cbspokenink.com

Mandisa's footprints Book Reading
Sunday 8/23
Mandisa's footprints Book Reading 08/23/2015
$7.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Parthesia Morrisey first time author invites you to her book launch Sunday August 23rd. Mandisa's Footprints :A young girl's journal offers six excerpts ranging from lighthearted to serious. Come with questions for the author, as well as autographs for your book from the author herself. Mandisa's Footprints : A young girl's journal currently available on Amazon.com.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/24
Open Mic Mondays 08/24/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Tuesday 8/25
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 08/25/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet. La Familia Sextet's music is a perfect example of how the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythm and the harmonic structure and improvisational nature of jazz continues to remain fresh, exhilarating and timeless. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $10, $7 with Student ID.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 8/26
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/26/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Hosted by: Hayden "Blue Lion" Green June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Riots and Revolutions Tour featuring  Insite the Riot and Nique
Friday 8/28
Riots and Revolutions Tour featuring Insite the Riot and Nique 08/28/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
Get Tickets

Live Music + Empowerment = Riots and Revolutions. With calls to action such as “know yourself, love yourself, and let your light shine”and “be revolutionary – defy the odds every day you breathe,” Insite the Riot and Nique Love Rhodes respectively bring messages of inspiration highlighting universal themes such as self-confidence, self-worth, perseverance, and overcoming limited thinking. Both artists are known for their melodic, introspective, and soulful sounds brought to life through a high energy live show, as Nique Love Rhodes and Insite the Riot both perform with live musicians. The ability to connect with diverse audiences without missing a beat makes Riots & Revolutions a unique concert experience. It’s bigger than hip-hop.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/28
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/28/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$12 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 8/29
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 08/29/2015
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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... the Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by the Audaciously AUDELCO winning crazy girl Helena D. Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month! #kraalcharlesmedia #VERSES
Open Mic Sign Up at 10pm.
Tickets $10 at the door!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/31
Open Mic Mondays 08/31/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Tuesday 9/01
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 09/01/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 9/02
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 09/02/2015
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

Wildfire Open Mic Hosted By Nisha Asnani
Thursday 9/03
Wildfire Open Mic Hosted By Nisha Asnani 09/03/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Wildfire is a national open mic project linking artists, venues and communities.
In a review dated March 5, 2014, the Huffington Post called the Nuyorican’s Open Mic Monday an exercise in bravery and transformation, saying:

“The event serves as a litmus test for artists looking to push their boundaries in front of a present and supportive audience.”

Wildfire will be at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the first Thursday of every month at 9...

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 9/04
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 09/04/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$12 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 9/05
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 09/05/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Featuring Jazz vocalist and musicians, first Saturday of the month!
Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!!!!
At the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 9/07
Open Mic Mondays 09/07/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 9/08
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 09/08/2015
$10.00, 25.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it’s own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band.
Admission: $10 general admission/$7 with Student ID at the door/$25 two tickets plus two drinks

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 9/09
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 09/09/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Hosted by: Hayden "Blue Lion" Green June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 9/11
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 09/11/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$12 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 9/14
Open Mic Mondays 09/14/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon
Tuesday 9/15
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon 09/15/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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New! Thursday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.