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

Sun
5/24
Conversation: How to Make it in Black América pt. 1
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$15.00
Conversation: How to Make it in Black América pt. 1
Sunday 5/24
Conversation: How to Make it in Black América pt. 1
$15.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
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Conversation: How to Make it in Black America

How to Make it in Black America is a meditation on the history of race relations and our current state of affairs in these United States of America. It features original poetry by spoken word artists Saroya Marsh and Modesto ‘Flako’ Jimenez interwoven with historic video and audio and set in a visual art landscape, created afresh each night by Bonafide Rojas. Join us and take part in the conversation about where we've been, how we got here and where we’re headed.

Written by: Modesto Flako Jimenez & Saroya Marsh
Art by: Bonafide Rojas

Sun
5/24
NYC Urbanity Showcase
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$15.00
Sun 5/24 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
NYC Urbanity Showcase
Sunday 5/24
NYC Urbanity Showcase
$15.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
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The NYC Urbanity Showcase provides an opportunity for upcoming artists to showcase their music talents and to network with top A and R's, press, and multimedia in the music industry.
We provide personal advice for each artist that perform at each of our events.
The spotlight reaches out to a wide range of new media and talents to create a showcase experience like no other. We reach out to Photographers, videographers, press, bloggers, producers, music executives, and models. Admission $10.

Mon
5/19 to 12/26
Open Mic Mondays
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$7.00
Mon 5/19 to Mon 12/26 SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/19 to 12/26
Open Mic Mondays
$7.00
SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm |
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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.

Tue
12/16 to 5/26
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
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$10.00
Tue 12/16 to Tue 5/26 SHOWS 6:30pm | MORE INFO
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 12/16 to 5/26
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
$10.00
SHOWS 6:30pm |
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Mon to Tue
1/26 to 12/27
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
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$10.00
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Monday to Tuesday 1/26 to 12/27
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
$10.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
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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.

Wed
12/10 to 11/30
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
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$8.00
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
Wednesday 12/10 to 11/30
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
$8.00
SHOWS 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 May 20th and June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

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Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINAL RUNOFFS Featuring Yadira De La Riva
Friday 5/01
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINAL RUNOFFS Featuring Yadira De La Riva 05/01/2015
$28.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
5/1/15- Features: Amy Leon& Ellen Hagan
5/8/15- This Week's Features: Yadira De La Riva
5/15/15- Next Week's Features: Nate Marshall & Breakbeat Poets

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, then participate as one of our selected judges as you hear poets compete in our slam competition. The winner of the Slam gets a chance to be part of this year's Nuyorican Slam Team who will compete in the National Slam come 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!
$28 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

NYC College Poetry Slam
Saturday 5/02
NYC College Poetry Slam 05/02/2015
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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New York City College Slam and Open Mic
College student poets compete for applause, glory, and a bit of cash. Any poet is welcome to hit the stage for the open mic.
Sign up for slam and open mic 10 minutes before slam begins.
Slammers should have at least two poems. Poems must be original. Poems must be under three minutes. Poets can read from paper but the best performances are typically off-book from memory. Poets cannot use props. The slam is usually two rounds.
Open mic poets can do whatever they like, but poems should be under three minutes.
Judges are selected randomly from the audience.
The most fun you can have in NYC for only $7!

Latinos NYC presents "BE HEARD"
Saturday 5/02
Latinos NYC presents "BE HEARD" 05/02/2015
$12.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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BE HEARD IS AN OPEN MIC FOR ALL TO COME NOVICE, BEGINNERS & PROS ALL POETS AND TRY TO WIN $75 1ST PLACE | $50 SECOND PLACE | & $25 3RD PLACE

JUDGES WILL BE: Latanya DeVaughn James Peach McClory & Cindy AnaCaona Peralta
Hosted by John Chance Acevedo & music by Dj Paco SF Pro Cruz
$12 at the door 6:30pm doors open

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents JAZZY LADIES NIGHT
Saturday 5/02
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents JAZZY LADIES NIGHT 05/02/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

Banana Puddin’ Jazz Sponsors:
Cobi Narita, John D. Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine, Rustik Tavern, Carol Woods, Malchijah Hats, Eric Frazier, Legacy Ventures, Sheryl Renee, SR Productions, Steve Cromity, James McCummings, Andre De Shields, Adalia Raye Gwaltney, David V. Brooks

Sunday 5/03
Private Event 05/03/2015
$0.00
SHOW 4:00pm
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Hip Hop Seazon presents Rookie of the Year Vol. 13
Sunday 5/03
Hip Hop Seazon presents Rookie of the Year Vol. 13 05/03/2015
$20.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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The #1 Competitive Open Mic
Free to Perform/$20 at the Door
Music by DJ PACO and DJ KIDSMOOTH
Each artist performs two songs and should have music on CD or Flash Drive. Artists interested in performing, contact HHSROOKIEOFTHEYEAR@GMAIL.COM OR 516-717-7764.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/04
Open Mic Mondays 05/04/2015
$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.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 5/05
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 05/05/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Tuesday 5/05
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 05/05/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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.

Stories That Traveled; a PEN World Voices Festival event
Wednesday 5/06
Stories That Traveled; a PEN World Voices Festival event 05/06/2015
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Africa offers rich, exciting, and enduring tales for young U.S. readers. Three authors of books for children and young adults—a storyteller, a poet and a novelist—reveal the ways the African continent inspires their work and influences their identities as writers. An exploration of craft, archetypes, and dilemmas in writing for young people. Featuring Nnedi Okorafor, Marilyn Nelson, Baba Wagué Diakité; moderated by Fatima Shaik. Part of the PEN World Voices Festival. Admission: $12 at the door/$10 in advance and PEN and Nuyorican Poets Cafe Members and students with valid ID

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 5/06
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 05/06/2015
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

African Poets: The New Generation; a PEN World Voices Festival
Thursday 5/07
African Poets: The New Generation; a PEN World Voices Festival 05/07/2015
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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This lavishly hip and intellectually robust poetry event, presented in association with Akashic Books, which recently published the nine chapbook box set Eight New-Generation African Poets, brings together Festival authors with editors Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for a post-show Q&A on the current state of Africa’s vibrant and intense poetry scene. Part of the PEN World Voices Festival. Admission: $12 at the door/$10 in advance and PEN and Nuyorican Poets Cafe Members and students with valid ID

Writing on the Inside: a Pen World Voices Festival Event
Thursday 5/07
Writing on the Inside: a Pen World Voices Festival Event 05/07/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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This event features formerly incarcerated people in discussion with their prison-writing mentors. When all other freedoms are taken away, imprisoned writers turn to their mentors for guidance and feedback. Moderator Michael Keck and panelists Deborah Clearman, Sean Dalpiaz, Rita Hickey, Randall Horton, Hettie Jones and Linda Perez provide insights about confinement, loss, suffering, regret, and defiance. Admission: $12 at the door/$10 in advance and PEN and Nuyorican Poets Cafe Members and students with valid ID.

Translation Slam; a PEN World Voices Festival event
Friday 5/08
Translation Slam; a PEN World Voices Festival event 05/08/2015
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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What happens when a poem migrates into another language, not just once, but twice? Find out when poets, translators, and audience square off in a smart and spirited exchange over meaning, choice, and freedom at this perennial Festival favorite. Hosted by Michael F. Moore. Part of the PEN World Voices Festival. Admission: $12 at the door/$10 in advance and PEN and Nuyorican Poets Cafe Members and students with valid ID

Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINAL RUNOFFS Featuring Yadira De La Riva
Friday 5/08
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINAL RUNOFFS Featuring Yadira De La Riva 05/08/2015
$28.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
5/1/15- Features: Amy Leon& Ellen Hagan
5/8/15- This Week's Features: Yadira De La Riva
5/15/15- Next Week's Features: Nate Marshall & Breakbeat Poets

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, then participate as one of our selected judges as you hear poets compete in our slam competition. The winner of the Slam gets a chance to be part of this year's Nuyorican Slam Team who will compete in the National Slam come 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!
$28 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

2ND ANNUAL NUYORICAN POETS CAFE BLOCK PARTY
Saturday 5/09
2ND ANNUAL NUYORICAN POETS CAFE BLOCK PARTY 05/09/2015
$0.00
SHOW 11:00am
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THE NUYORICAN POETS CAFE BLOCK PARTY IS BACK! Join us as we commemorate 41 years of talent at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Live Poetry, Music, Hip-Hop performances, Open Mic, Food, Carnival Games for Kids, Obstacle courses, and more! 11AM-5PM. East 3rd Street between Avenue's B&C!

FREE!!!

YO MISS!
Saturday 5/09
YO MISS! 05/09/2015
$15.00
SHOW 4:00pm
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Where human rights, meets hip hop, meets the power of women and girls!
A play written and Performed by Judith Sloan

Fusing the art of theatre, poetry, and music, YO MISS! is a sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-telling show about one woman overcoming her own traumatic experiences as she helps immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth grapple with the cataclysmic events that shaped them. Using midi-controllers and an original musical score to accompany her compelling performance, Judith Sloan transforms into a multitude of characters ages 14 to 80 years young.

With special guest opening acts: La Bruja, Najla Said, Genevieve Beaudoin, and EarSay Youth Voices.
Admission: $15 in advance $20 at the door

In Defense of Glitter and Rainbows
Saturday 5/09
In Defense of Glitter and Rainbows 05/09/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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“In Defense of Glitter and Rainbows” is a lyrical and dynamic coming of age story about a teenage girl and her mother learning the power of connection and reconciliation. Drawing strength from a present of painful memory, a brilliant and vibrant future, and the value of truth shared between generations of women to prepare them for life. We learn of the resplendent and visceral legacies that we are a part of, and the spiritual ties we have to loved ones lost. Told though the power of verse and movement while serenaded by the haunting voice of Billie Holiday, we relearn the intimacy and empowerment of the bond shared between mother and daughter."Written and produced by: Viviann “True” Rodriguez Directed by: Leslie Buttafly Soul Choregraphy by: Keomi Tarver Sponsored by Latinos NYC

The Organization presents : By Bye For Now TY
Saturday 5/09
The Organization presents : By Bye For Now TY 05/09/2015
$5.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Featuring TV and AREOBE
With performances by Dope League, LOVELOVE NYC, DOJO Fam

Admission: $5

Closed- Mother's Day
Sunday 5/10
Closed- Mother's Day 05/10/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/11
Open Mic Mondays 05/11/2015
$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.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 5/12
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 05/12/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 5/12
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 05/12/2015
$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

OMG Poetry 30th Birthday Show
Wednesday 5/13
OMG Poetry 30th Birthday Show 05/13/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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In honor of my 30th Birthday I'm launching a crowdfunding campaign with 100% of the proceeds going to cancer charities. Proceeds from my Birthday Show will cover the costs of the campaign. Come out and help me celebrate my 30th Birthday and raise money for a great cause at the same time!

Featuring the Poetry of:
Jivepoetic Droopist
McPherson Anthony
Chauvet Bishop
OMG Poetry (Joseph D. Robbins)

The Improv Comedy of:
Bullies - http://bullies.improvteams.com/

With a great raffle full of awesome prizes, special guests, and DJ JivePoetic Droopist providing the soundtrack!

$10 cover. $4 Raffle Tickets. This is an "all ages" show.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
Wednesday 5/13
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green 05/13/2015
$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 May 20th and June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Trying to Make Friends at the Nuyorican- A Poetic Comedy
Thursday 5/14
Trying to Make Friends at the Nuyorican- A Poetic Comedy 05/14/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Sam Rubinstein is a young, up and coming comedian and poet who fuses the two in his show "Trying to Make Friends with People Other than My Shadow." The show which Sam lovingly describes as a mixture of drama and comedy will keep you laughing, crying, and entertained all night long.
Also featuring: Daina Duyk and Bad Bad Danny Brown
Admission:$10

Private Event
Friday 5/15
Private Event 05/15/2015
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINAL RUNOFFS Featuring Yadira De La Riva
Friday 5/15
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINAL RUNOFFS Featuring Yadira De La Riva 05/15/2015
$28.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
5/1/15- Features: Amy Leon& Ellen Hagan
5/8/15- This Week's Features: Yadira De La Riva
5/15/15- Next Week's Features: Nate Marshall & Breakbeat Poets

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, then participate as one of our selected judges as you hear poets compete in our slam competition. The winner of the Slam gets a chance to be part of this year's Nuyorican Slam Team who will compete in the National Slam come 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!
$28 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Poetic Outreach Workshop: Session 1
Saturday 5/16
Poetic Outreach Workshop: Session 1 05/16/2015
$0.00
SHOW 10:00am
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Join us for the Poetic Outreach Program Workshops, during which the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's teaching artists train educators and arts managers to use spoken word as a tool for boosting literacy and public speaking skills in at-risk communities. This weekend's workshops will be led by award-winning teaching artists Paul Tran, Katherine George and Roya Marsh. A limited number of slots are available for each session; participants who RSVP will receive workshop materials via email. This project is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Free @ Brooklyn Center Library

Poetic Outreach Workshop: Session 2
Saturday 5/16
Poetic Outreach Workshop: Session 2 05/16/2015
$0.00
SHOW 1:00pm
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Join us for the Poetic Outreach Program Workshops, during which the Nuyorican Poets Cafe's teaching artists train educators and arts managers to use spoken word as a tool for boosting literacy and public speaking skills in at-risk communities. This weekend's workshops will be led by award-winning teaching artists Paul Tran, Katherine George and Roya Marsh. A limited number of slots are available for each session; participants who RSVP will receive workshop materials via email. This project is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Free @ Brooklyn Center Libr...

NWU Louis Reyes Rivera Annual Tribute: Flowing River of Words
Saturday 5/16
NWU Louis Reyes Rivera Annual Tribute: Flowing River of Words 05/16/2015
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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National Writers Union's Annual Tribute to Louis Reyes Rivera
​Readings to Live Jazz to Celebrate Louis’s 70th Birthday
Featuring Emerging Talents personally identified by Louis’s associates​.
Admission: $15 online/$20 at the door

Saturday 5/16
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 05/16/2015
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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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.

Yangtze Repertory of Amer. presents Cabaret: An Evening of Songs
Sunday 5/17
Yangtze Repertory of Amer. presents Cabaret: An Evening of Songs 05/17/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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In every walk of life, we all have to deal many states of “love.” Regardless if it’s longing for love, fear of falling in love, or fallen out of love.
When 6 people cross path in a Café, what different levels of love stories they will share?

Come join Yung Shan Chuang, Chiao-Chun Hu, Matt Dela Cruz, Yuika Ohno, Justin Valero, & Viola Wang as they present a collection of popular songs that reflects different states of love. Piano accompanied by Sabina Chi, with Percussion by Sayun Chang.

Free Admission with suggested donation.
Open Seating.

The Stashouse
Sunday 5/17
The Stashouse 05/17/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Stashouse (@Stashouse) is back with their Indie Concert sponsored by Obnoxious Brand (@OBXB). The hottest Indie Brands and Artist in the tri-state area performing live. Hosted by Rec Law (@Rec Law), Tiff Said (@Tiff_said) and the rest of the Stashouse Family! With guest DJ BOOGIE BLIND (@BoogieBlind)!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/18
Open Mic Mondays 05/18/2015
$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.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 5/19
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 05/19/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon
Tuesday 5/19
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon 05/19/2015
$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.

muMs and Alphonso Johnson present: SOULTROPIANS
Wednesday 5/20
muMs and Alphonso Johnson present: SOULTROPIANS 05/20/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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muMs and Alphonso Johnson present: SOULTROPIANS
A presentation of expression and discussion.
Host: Alfonso Johnson | Singer/ songwriter Suede Jenkins | Jazz Artist: Trumpetess and Friends |
Comedian: Kerry Overbrook | Film: STOP by Reinaldo Marcus Green

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
Wednesday 5/20
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green 05/20/2015
$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 May 20th and June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Private Event
Thursday 5/21
Private Event 05/21/2015
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Crane Latin Ensemble La Garza
Thursday 5/21
The Crane Latin Ensemble La Garza 05/21/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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For the Love of Tito!

The Crane Latin Ensemble, State University of New York, features riveting Afro-Cuban classics by luminary Tito Puente, modern mambos, and spoken word by poet Oscar Sarmiento.

General Admission: $10
Student Admission: $7

Friday Night Slam Scrimmages Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/22
Friday Night Slam Scrimmages Hosted by Mahogany Browne 05/22/2015
$28.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production

May 22nd: NJ vs. Lizard Lounge vs. Nuyo
June 26: UDUB vs. TBD vs. Nuyo
July 31: Urbana vs Nuyo 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!
$28 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

New York Rap Battle
Saturday 5/23
New York Rap Battle 05/23/2015
$10.00
SHOW 2:00pm
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Popular YouTube channel Grind Time Now holds tryouts for their rap battle league. With over 110 million views online and 130k subscribers, GTN will be looking for tomorrow's battle stars.

$10.00

G.M.P.C. ENT Live
Saturday 5/23
G.M.P.C. ENT Live 05/23/2015
$15.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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AAMG/Universal global recognized label in more than 85 countries (G. M. P. C. Ent.) Live on The road to success, Memorial weekend at the nuyorican cafe. 4hrs of non stop Live music.

Tickets $10.00

Conversation: How to Make it in Black América pt. 1
Sunday 5/24
Conversation: How to Make it in Black América pt. 1 05/24/2015
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Conversation: How to Make it in Black America

How to Make it in Black America is a meditation on the history of race relations and our current state of affairs in these United States of America. It features original poetry by spoken word artists Saroya Marsh and Modesto ‘Flako’ Jimenez interwoven with historic video and audio and set in a visual art landscape, created afresh each night by Bonafide Rojas. Join us and take part in the conversation about where we've been, how we got here and where we’re headed.

Written by: Modesto Flako Jimenez & Saroya Marsh
Art by: Bonafide Rojas

NYC Urbanity Showcase
Sunday 5/24
NYC Urbanity Showcase 05/24/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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The NYC Urbanity Showcase provides an opportunity for upcoming artists to showcase their music talents and to network with top A and R's, press, and multimedia in the music industry.
We provide personal advice for each artist that perform at each of our events.
The spotlight reaches out to a wide range of new media and talents to create a showcase experience like no other. We reach out to Photographers, videographers, press, bloggers, producers, music executives, and models. Admission $10.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/25
Open Mic Mondays 05/25/2015
$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.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 5/26
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 05/26/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Tuesday 5/26
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 05/26/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
Wednesday 5/27
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green 05/27/2015
$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 May 20th and June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Alone-Ology
Thursday 5/28
Alone-Ology 05/28/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The show, "Alone-Ology" is a one hour study of being alone, featuring a select community of performance artists who in turn perform to raise money to help support the care and education of the children at the Rock Orphanage in Hyderabad, India.
Show starts at 7:30pm
$5 of each ticket will be donated to the education of Natasha, a resident of the Rock Orphanage in Hyderabad.

Wildfire Open Mic
Thursday 5/28
Wildfire Open Mic 05/28/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Jon Sands
Friday 5/29
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 05/29/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
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!).

$13 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!

Come Drink From My Cup: The Poetry of Damon Chandler
Monday 6/01
Come Drink From My Cup: The Poetry of Damon Chandler 06/01/2015
$5.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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The late Damon Chandler was a poet, actor and comedian from East Harlem. Join us for readings of Chandler's work by his friends and colleagues. The event is moderated by Chandler's editor, Juanita Coleman-Merritt, Ed. D., who will also discuss and sign a book of the poet's collected works.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 6/01
Open Mic Mondays 06/01/2015
$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 Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Tuesday 6/02
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 06/02/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Tuesday 6/02
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 06/02/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 6/03
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 06/03/2015
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

T3 Sport Presents: "Mics Up"  An Open Mic Experience
Thursday 6/04
T3 Sport Presents: "Mics Up" An Open Mic Experience 06/04/2015
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Talent is what we showcase, both on and off the court! Come check out various performers from out of state and across the tri-state area @ “Mics Up,” presented by T3 Sports and hosted by the Nuyorican Poets Café on Thursday, June 4th 2015. Celebrate the launch of T3 Sports' inaugural season, and support those “doing more for the future!”

Wildfire Open Mic
Thursday 6/04
Wildfire Open Mic 06/04/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Jon Sands
Friday 6/05
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 06/05/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
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!).

$13 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 6/08
Open Mic Mondays 06/08/2015
$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.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 6/09
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 06/09/2015
$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 Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
Wednesday 6/10
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green 06/10/2015
$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 May 20th and June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Jon Sands
Friday 6/12
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 06/12/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
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!).

$13 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 6/15
Open Mic Mondays 06/15/2015
$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.

What Matters to Me
Tuesday 6/16
What Matters to Me 06/16/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Mind Grappling Films and the Matthew Corozine Acting Studio in collaboration with Stand Up For Passion present: "What Matters to Me," an evening of stories by seven individuals narrated in seven minutes. Each one has made a choice to live powerfully despite the abuses they have experienced in their life.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon
Tuesday 6/16
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon 06/16/2015
$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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
Wednesday 6/17
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green 06/17/2015
$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 May 20th and June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Thursday 6/18
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 06/18/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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THREE DAYS OF CRAZY RETURNS TO NYC!
Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis (2014 AUDELCO Solo Performance Winner)
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
Show Dates: Thurs. June 18th / Fri. June 19th / Sat. June 20th
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Friday 6/19
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 06/19/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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THREE DAYS OF CRAZY RETURNS TO NYC!
Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis (2014 AUDELCO Solo Performance Winner)
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
Show Dates: Thurs. June 18th / Fri. June 19th / Sat. June 20th
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Jon Sands
Friday 6/19
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 06/19/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
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!).

$13 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!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Saturday 6/20
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 06/20/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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THREE DAYS OF CRAZY RETURNS TO NYC!
Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis (2014 AUDELCO Solo Performance Winner)
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
Show Dates: Thurs. June 18th / Fri. June 19th / Sat. June 20th
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Saturday 6/20
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 06/20/2015
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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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 6/22
Open Mic Mondays 06/22/2015
$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 Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Tuesday 6/23
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 06/23/2015
$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 Hayden "Blue Lion" Green
Wednesday 6/24
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" Green 06/24/2015
$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 May 20th and June 24th.
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Friday Night Slam Scrimmages Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 6/26
Friday Night Slam Scrimmages Hosted by Mahogany Browne 06/26/2015
$28.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production

May 22nd: NJ vs. Lizard Lounge vs. Nuyo
June 26: UDUB vs. TBD vs. Nuyo
July 31: Urbana vs Nuyo 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!
$28 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 6/27
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 06/27/2015
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES... the Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by "The Crazy One", Helena D Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up at 10pm.
Tickets $10 at the door!

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Sunday 6/28
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 06/28/2015
$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.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 6/29
Open Mic Mondays 06/29/2015
$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.