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

Thu to Sat
9/18 to 10/18
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
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$35.00
Thu 9/18 to Sat 10/18 SHOWS 7:00pm | MORE INFO
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Thursday to Saturday 9/18 to 10/18
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
$35.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
Get Tickets

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

Admission: $35 regular admission, $25 student tickets at the door with valid ID.

Thu
10/02
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
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$10.00
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 10/02
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
$10.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
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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.

Fri
10/03
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne ft. Timothy Duwhite
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$25.00
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne ft. Timothy Duwhite
Friday 10/03
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne ft. Timothy Duwhite
$25.00
SHOWS 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!).

$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!

Sat
10/04
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Celebrates Thelonious Monk
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$15.00
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Celebrates Thelonious Monk
Saturday 10/04
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Celebrates Thelonious Monk
$15.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
Get Tickets

In honor of Thelonious Monk's 97th birthday, Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents a screening of the classic play Monk, written by Laurence Holder and performed by Rome Neal (with musical score by Bill Lee - Spike's dad). The Miguel A. Vargas Trio will perform a Thelonious Monk musical tribute following the screening. Sponsors of this Month's Banana Puddin' Jazz include Eric Frazier, George Turner, Cobi Narita, John di Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine and Rustik Tavern. For further details, visit www.romeneal.com
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Sun to Mon
5/18 to 5/11
Open Mic Mondays
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$7.00
Sun 5/18 to Mon 5/11 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays
Sunday to Monday 5/18 to 5/11
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani
$7.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
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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 to Fri
10/07 to 10/24
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
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$20.00
Tue 10/07 to Fri 10/24 SHOWS 7:00pm | MORE INFO
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Tuesday to Friday 10/07 to 10/24
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
$20.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

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Cafe Closed
Tuesday 9/30
Cafe Closed 09/30/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 10/01
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 10/01/2014
$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.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Thursday 10/02
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/02/2014
$35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

Admission: $35 regular admission, $25 student tickets at the door with valid ID.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 10/02
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 10/02/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Friday 10/03
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/03/2014
$35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

Admission: $35 regular admission, $25 student tickets at the door with valid ID.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne ft. Timothy Duwhite
Friday 10/03
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne ft. Timothy Duwhite 10/03/2014
$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!).

$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!

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Saturday 10/04
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/04/2014
$35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

Admission: $35 regular admission, $25 student tickets at the door with valid ID.

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Celebrates Thelonious Monk
Saturday 10/04
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Celebrates Thelonious Monk 10/04/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

In honor of Thelonious Monk's 97th birthday, Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents a screening of the classic play Monk, written by Laurence Holder and performed by Rome Neal (with musical score by Bill Lee - Spike's dad). The Miguel A. Vargas Trio will perform a Thelonious Monk musical tribute following the screening. Sponsors of this Month's Banana Puddin' Jazz include Eric Frazier, George Turner, Cobi Narita, John di Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine and Rustik Tavern. For further details, visit www.romeneal.com
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 10/06
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 10/06/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Tuesday 10/07
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/07/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Wednesday 10/08
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/08/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 10/08
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 10/08/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Thursday 10/09
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/09/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble
Thursday 10/09
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble 10/09/2014
$12.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble’s music is a fresh sound and experience that jazz audiences and beyond can access, be inspired by, and appreciate. This is imaginative and tight quintet melds the melodic & rhythmic commonalities among Jazz, Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian musical cultures into its unique brand of entrancing world music & infectious danceable rhythms. This is why the New York City Jazz Record called the ensemble “a cross-cultural collaboration that spins and grooves.”

This ensemble of first-rate musicians includes: Award-winning bandleader/keyboardist Eugene Marlow, seven-time Grammy nominee drummer Bobby Sanabria, the melodically expressive saxophonist Michael Hashim, virtuoso percussionist Oba Allende, and electrifying bassist Frank Wagner. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $12, $7 with student ID.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Friday 10/10
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/10/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Chanel Dupree
Friday 10/10
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Chanel Dupree 10/10/2014
$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!).

$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!

Nat & Alex Wolff Concert
Saturday 10/11
Nat & Alex Wolff Concert 10/11/2014
$15.00, 25.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Nat & Alex Wolff are brothers, actors, and musicians. After starting their careers as the stars of the Nickelodeon TV show The Naked Brothers Band, Nat (19) and Alex (16) have gone on to release three studio albums and appear in half a dozen feature films. Between the two of them, Nat and Alex have four movies coming out in the first half of 2014. Nat has appeared in Palo Alto alongside James Franco and The Fault in Our Stars, which is the film adaptation of a best-selling novel by John Green. Alex recently appeared in HairedBrained, which hit theaters last February and co-stars Brendan Fraser, and A Birder's Guide to Everything with Sir Ben Kingsley on March. The brothers currently reside in New York City.
Doors Open:
6:45pm- VIP Admission- $25 (sold-out)
8:00pm- General Admission $15

What They'll Remember...
Sunday 10/12
What They'll Remember... 10/12/2014
$30.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
A dramatic stage play with music, written & directed by Eureka Lewis with music by Andre "Chez" Lewis. "What They'll Remember" examines why women commit murder. A renowned psychologist convinces prison officials to allow her a six-week study in a women's correctional facility. The five inmates selected for her sessions are average women who have committed unthinkable crimes. Her journey towards understanding their motives is revealing and heart-wrenching. Four performances only!
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
Admission: $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

In-Da-Lab presents Rookie of the Year Vol.9
Sunday 10/12
In-Da-Lab presents Rookie of the Year Vol.9 10/12/2014
$20.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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This is the new #1 competitive open mic in the country. It's free to perform and show why it's your time to break threw into the mainstream. Our show is absolutely (((FREE TO PERFORM))) for all Artist with no entry fees at all. The only thing you pay is the $20 at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 10/13
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 10/13/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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.

Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo
Tuesday 10/14
Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo 10/14/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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DOORS OPEN AT 5:45 PM / SHOWTIME: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hosted by Writopia Lab Teens, ages 13 to 19
Writopia Lab presents Spoken Word! Want to Perform? We're going to slam without scoring, Writopia-style. Want to watch? Enjoy the show! Writopia Lab is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in all young people through creative writing. Admission $10 tickets, $7 tickets with student ID at the door. All performers come for free. Note: All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event! Please e-mail Danielle@writopialab.org to sign up.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Wednesday 10/15
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/15/2014
$35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

Admission: $35 regular admission, $25 student tickets at the door with valid ID.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 10/15
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 10/15/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Thursday 10/16
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/16/2014
$35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

Admission: $35 regular admission, $25 student tickets at the door with valid ID.

Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 10/16
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 10/16/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Friday 10/17
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/17/2014
$35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

Admission: $35 regular admission, $25 student tickets at the door with valid ID.

Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS feat. Jamaal St. John
Friday 10/17
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS feat. Jamaal St. John 10/17/2014
$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!).

$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!

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Saturday 10/18
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/18/2014
$35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

Admission: $35 regular admission, $25 student tickets at the door with valid ID.

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 10/18
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 10/18/2014
$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.

Talents of Our Generation presents
Sunday 10/19
Talents of Our Generation presents 10/19/2014
$10.00
SHOW 2:00pm
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Unite in Harmony is a creative development by Talents of Our Generation, Inc., which allows adolescents to gather together to raise their voices and exercise their vision and hopes for a peaceful community that is strong, stable, and promising. They will express themselves through the performing arts, focusing on preventing crime, violence, delinquency, discrimination, inequality, stereotypes, poverty, maltreatment, and immoral behavior. The purpose for this youth performance is not only to show off their talents, but to bring unity and peace within the community. Our program benefits the social and economic welfare of underprivileged persons and the disadvantaged communities they live in.

Tickets are $10.00

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Monday 10/20
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/20/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 10/20
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 10/20/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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 10/21
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 10/21/2014
$10.00
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.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Wednesday 10/22
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/22/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 10/22
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 10/22/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Thursday 10/23
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/23/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Friday 10/24
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/24/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Friday Night Slam feat. Emily Kagan Trenchard
Friday 10/24
Friday Night Slam feat. Emily Kagan Trenchard 10/24/2014
$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!).

$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!

Latinos NYC presents Pen Stroke
Saturday 10/25
Latinos NYC presents Pen Stroke 10/25/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Pen Stoke is about having you-- the audience-- come up with a prompt given to the poet and they in return will write a poem on the SPOT... This event will feature none other than Joi Sanchez, So Untamed, Advocate Of Wordz & Roya Marsh. Curated & Hosted by
John "Chance" Acevedo. Open Mic will follow also! Doors Open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Admission $10 online and at the door.

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 10/25
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 10/25/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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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 10 PM.
Tickets $10 at the door!

New School Afro Cuban Jazz Band with Bobby Sanabria
Sunday 10/26
New School Afro Cuban Jazz Band with Bobby Sanabria 10/26/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Directed by multi-Grammy nominated Latin jazz guru Bobby Sanabria, The New School University's hottest ensemble takes the stage at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe' for the first time this semester! Enjoy the beautiful NYC Sunday weather and end the evening with listening, groovin' and dancing to the music of the Gods!!! Featuring: Austin Boici, Rafael Castillo, Bjoern Ingelstam, Brandon Joza, William Duffy, Alexandra Levy, Yoav Levy, Andrea Domenici,Adrian Condis, David Jimenez, Michalina Vessio, Alex Silver, Alex Talarico, Nate Garner, Jesus Viramontes, Nathan Bellot, Izak Washington, Peter Wilke, Oreste Abrantes
Admission $10

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 10/27
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 10/27/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 10/29
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 10/29/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 10/30
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 10/30/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 10/31
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 10/31/2014
$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!).

$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!

Growing Up Daddy
Saturday 11/01
Growing Up Daddy 11/01/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A One Man Play--
Growing Up Daddy is a groundbreaking one-man play written and performed by spoken-word phenomena, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. In this semi-autobiographical piece, Kayo uses poetry and hip hop to explore what happens when a rising artist-entrepeneur is suddenly faced with impending fatherhood. With humor and honesty, kayo conveys the complexities of a man caught between embracing and rejecting his newest and greatest role. He captures the essence of memoir by recounting tales of whimsical women, fair-weather friends, his devout Christian grandmother and his strange Caribbean father. Growing Up Daddy is an honest depiction of what every father endures, when their sense of responsibility challenges their passion.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Growing Up Daddy
Sunday 11/02
Growing Up Daddy 11/02/2014
$20.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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A One Man Play--
Growing Up Daddy is a groundbreaking one-man play written and performed by spoken-word phenomena, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. In this semi-autobiographical piece, Kayo uses poetry and hip hop to explore what happens when a rising artist-entrepeneur is suddenly faced with impending fatherhood. With humor and honesty, kayo conveys the complexities of a man caught between embracing and rejecting his newest and greatest role. He captures the essence of memoir by recounting tales of whimsical women, fair-weather friends, his devout Christian grandmother and his strange Caribbean father. Growing Up Daddy is an honest depiction of what every father endures, when their sense of responsibility challenges their passion.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors open matinee at 3pm, Show starts at 3:15pm!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/03
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/03/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 11/05
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 11/05/2014
$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.

Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser
Thursday 11/06
Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser 11/06/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Nuyorican Poets Cafe and #PoetsForRome present "Open Mic Fundraiser for Rome Neal"

Please join us as we join together to help raise money to assist our brother, mentor, and artistic director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Mr. Rome Neal. He was injured setting lights for a show and fell 30 feet. As a result, he has a broken ankle, a broken shoulder, and will be in the hospital for month. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to assist with medical bills. Hosted by Nathan Pearson. With special performances by Eric Frazier, Helena D. Lewis and Ayanda Sunshine. Doors Open at 6:30pm with Showtime starting at 7pm!!! Admission: $10 at the door

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 11/06
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 11/06/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

Friday Night Slam feat. Cheryl Maddalena/Carrie Rudzinski
Friday 11/07
Friday Night Slam feat. Cheryl Maddalena/Carrie Rudzinski 11/07/2014
$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!).

$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!

Broadway Artists Connection presents "Happiness"
Sunday 11/09
Broadway Artists Connection presents "Happiness" 11/09/2014
$50.00, 100.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A performance to benefit THE CREATIVE ARTS TEAM YOUTH THEATRE

Broadway Artists Connection presents a performance and auction of one-of-a-kind items to benefit Creative Arts Team (CAT) Youth Theatre! Your ticket includes an evening of song-and-dance from artists representing over 25 Broadway shows, complimentary drinks, an entry in the raffle, a chance to bid on four unique experiential packages, and to witness a number with the Broadway artists and the students of CAT Youth Theatre: “using the power of drama to change lives!” For details, visit www.broadwayconnects.org.
$50 - general admission including 2 drink tickets
$100 - VIP includes pre-show reception with the cast & best seats - only 20 available
*tickets purchased prior to Oct. 18th include one raffle ticket to be entered to win 2 Broadway Show tickets and backstage tour

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/10
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/10/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 11/12
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 11/12/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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 feat. queen Sheila
Friday 11/14
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. queen Sheila 11/14/2014
$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!).

$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!

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 11/15
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 11/15/2014
$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 11/17
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/17/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 11/19
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 11/19/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 11/20
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 11/20/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS feat. Ken Arkind
Friday 11/21
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS feat. Ken Arkind 11/21/2014
$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!).

$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!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/24
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/24/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 11/25
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 11/25/2014
$10.00
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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 11/26
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 11/26/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 11/27
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 11/27/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 11/28
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 11/28/2014
$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!).

$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!

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 11/29
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 11/29/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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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 10 PM.
Tickets $10 at the door!

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview

Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre." BUY TICKETS