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

Mon
5/19 to 12/28
Open Mic Mondays
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$7.00
Mon 5/19 to Mon 12/28 SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/19 to 12/28
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.

Tue
2/24 to 12/22
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
Tuesday 2/24 to 12/22
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 12/30
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
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$8.00
Wed 12/10 to Wed 12/30 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 12/10 to 12/30
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
$8.00
SHOWS 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!

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

Fri
5/01 to 5/15
Friday Night Slam RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne
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$28.00
Fri 5/01 to Fri 5/15 SHOWS 10:00pm | MORE INFO
Friday Night Slam RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/01 to 5/15
Friday Night Slam RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne
$28.00
SHOWS 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!
$28 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Sat
11/08 to 5/02
NYC College Poetry Slam
Get Tickets
$7.00
Sat 11/08 to Sat 5/02 SHOWS 3:00pm | MORE INFO
NYC College Poetry Slam
Saturday 11/08 to 5/02
NYC College Poetry Slam
$7.00
SHOWS 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!

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SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 3/31
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 03/31/2015
$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.

Cafe Closed
Tuesday 3/31
Cafe Closed 03/31/2015
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED THIS EVENT!

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Tuesday 3/31
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 03/31/2015
$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.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 4/01
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 04/01/2015
$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.

James Gillard Presents: "The Play"
Thursday 4/02
James Gillard Presents: "The Play" 04/02/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Harlem - Beyond the new real estate, underneath the economical resurgence, lies a greater divide between the haves and have nots. In , If Harlem Could Talk, you will hear the voices of its greatest inhabitants as they share in a collection of scenes (drama, spoken word, beats, jazz) the passion, pain, beauty and torment of the Harlem experience. Listen to the jazz connoisseur who watches with apprehension as the young rapper moves into his building, setting in motion a chain of events , which prove; change if even not welcomed is inevitable. Listen to the young woman whose innocence once considered a virtue, now has become a curse. Listen to the small time drug dealer who will soon learn that it’s not what you do that matters, but what you say that does.These are some of the voices of people that scream because they can’t be heard. This is the Real Harlem.

The Organization presents Spit Soul Food: Love or Nothing
Thursday 4/02
The Organization presents Spit Soul Food: Love or Nothing 04/02/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Featuring TV and AREOBE
With performances by SCIENZE, MASS, NOAH BILITY, SOL XPREME, RED, RALPH LEVEL, JOHNNY U & TROMS

Admission: $10

The People's Revolution Party
Friday 4/03
The People's Revolution Party 04/03/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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The Day After MLK Presents: The People's Revolution Party. Special guest DJ OOOChilld. Hosted by Unexpected Artistry--www.uartistry.org
Friday April 3rd, 2015 | 6p - 9p @ The Nuyorican Poets Cafe | 236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009| Tickets: $10 | Prizes, Silent Auction, Open Mic, and more!

Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS w/ Mahogany Browne
Friday 4/03
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS w/ Mahogany Browne ft. Falu/Hieu 04/03/2015
$28.00
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!
$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 4/04
NYC College Poetry Slam 04/04/2015
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
Get Tickets

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: Words From A Renaissance Woman
Saturday 4/04
Latinos NYC Presents: Words From A Renaissance Woman 04/04/2015
$12.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Words From A Renaissance Woman: A Poetic, Musical, Theatrical Performance
Featuring: Marilyn Torres and Nirvana
Hosted by John Chance Acevedo
$12 at the door

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 4/04
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 04/04/2015
$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.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/06
Open Mic Mondays 04/06/2015
$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.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 4/07
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 04/07/2015
$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 4/07
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 04/07/2015
$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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 4/08
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 04/08/2015
$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!

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

ObnoxiousBrand.com presents... Stashouse - No Ocean Views
Thursday 4/09
ObnoxiousBrand.com presents... Stashouse - No Ocean Views 04/09/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Stashouse is a group of Independent artist (Chedda Taylor, Tiff Said and Rec Law) from Harlem. Formed with the intentions of changing the face of what is known as Underground Hip Hop in New York City. Much time was spent creating their first body of work "Welcome to the Stashouse - No Ocean Views" Sponsored by ObnoxiousBrand.com. With heavy promotion, quality visuals and the drive to do more, Stashouse looks to make The Nuyorican Cafe its first platform to showcase their contribution to HipHop | 9:30PM-1AM | $10 AT THE DOOR

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Friday 4/10
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/10/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Jon Sands
Friday 4/10
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 04/10/2015
$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!

17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals
Saturday 4/11
17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals 04/11/2015
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to advance to the Grand Slam Finals on Saturday, April 25th at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater (get your tickets now at www.urbanwordnyc.org). This event will be packed, so get there early to support the voices of our city as they slam for a slot in the finals, and to represent NYC at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam in Atlanta.

$5 Teens, $7 Adults, FREE for Performers

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Saturday 4/11
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/11/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Taína Asili y La Banda Rebelde
Saturday 4/11
Taína Asili y La Banda Rebelde 04/11/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Enjoy an eclectic evening of Afro-Latin, Reggae and Rock Fusion as we welcome Albany’s incredible vocalist and six piece ensemble, Taína Asili y La Banda Rebelde (the Rebel Band) as they visit the Nuyo for one night only!
Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde released their debut album War Cry in 2010. With an uncompromising lyrical integrity and dynamic sound, the multilingual album War Cry blends the energy of Ojos de Brujo, the soul of Lila Downs and the defiance of Rage Against the Machine. Journalist Josh Potter of The Metroland, Albany, NY’s alternative newsweekly, describes War Cry as “a pan-global roots-musical mélange that appeals to the struggle of tradition to envision a world of social justice.
Admission: $10

17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals
Sunday 4/12
17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals 04/12/2015
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
Get Tickets

NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to advance to the Grand Slam Finals on Saturday, April 25th at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater (get your tickets now at www.urbanwordnyc.org). This event will be packed, so get there early to support the voices of our city as they slam for a slot in the finals, and to represent NYC at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam in Atlanta.

$5 Teens, $7 Adults, FREE for Performers

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Monday 4/13
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/13/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/13
Open Mic Mondays 04/13/2015
$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.

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Tuesday 4/14
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/14/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 4/14
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 04/14/2015
$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

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Wednesday 4/15
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/15/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 4/15
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 04/15/2015
$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!

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

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Thursday 4/16
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/16/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Wildfire Open Mic
Thursday 4/16
Wildfire Open Mic 04/16/2015
$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...

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Friday 4/17
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/17/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Friday Night Annual Grand Slam w/ Mahogany Browne ft. Roya Marsh
Friday 4/17
Friday Night Annual Grand Slam w/ Mahogany Browne ft. Roya Marsh 04/17/2015
$30.00
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!
$30 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals
Saturday 4/18
17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals 04/18/2015
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
Get Tickets

NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to advance to the Grand Slam Finals on Saturday, April 25th at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater (get your tickets now at www.urbanwordnyc.org). This event will be packed, so get there early to support the voices of our city as they slam for a slot in the finals, and to represent NYC at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam in Atlanta.

$5 Teens, $7 Adults, FREE for Performers

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Saturday 4/18
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/18/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Saturday 4/18
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 04/18/2015
$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.

17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals
Sunday 4/19
17th Annual Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals 04/19/2015
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
Get Tickets

NYC’s hottest teen poets compete for a chance to advance to the Grand Slam Finals on Saturday, April 25th at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater (get your tickets now at www.urbanwordnyc.org). This event will be packed, so get there early to support the voices of our city as they slam for a slot in the finals, and to represent NYC at the Brave New Voices National Teen Poetry Slam in Atlanta.

$5 Teens, $7 Adults, FREE for Performers

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Sunday 4/19
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/19/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Realest Show Concert "3 Years In The Making"
Sunday 4/19
Realest Show Concert "3 Years In The Making" 04/19/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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For the third Year in a row Real Hit Songs presents it's Realest Show Concert "3 Years In The Making" which puts the best live music, hip hop performers, poets and rnb artists in one platform. Join Real Hit Songs and some of the best other Indie talent as they take the stage at this once a year event. Guests are $10. Performers: Inquiries email bossfamgp@gmail.com...

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/20
Open Mic Mondays 04/20/2015
$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.

Fresh Fruit Festival 10 minute LGBTQ play contest
Tuesday 4/21
Fresh Fruit Festival 10 minute LGBTQ play contest 04/21/2015
$12.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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ALL OUT ARTS FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL'S ANNUAL | TEN MINUTE PLAY CONTEST | Enjoy exciting Queer Theater and decide which of the six LGBT plays presented will win $25 in cash prizes and make it to the July Fresh Fruit Festival Stage. Set I: April 21 | Set II April 22 | 6- 9pm | Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon
Tuesday 4/21
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon 04/21/2015
$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.

Fresh Fruit Festival 10 minute LGBTQ play contest
Wednesday 4/22
Fresh Fruit Festival 10 minute LGBTQ play contest 04/22/2015
$12.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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ALL OUT ARTS FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL'S ANNUAL | TEN MINUTE PLAY CONTEST | Enjoy exciting Queer Theater and decide which of the six LGBT plays presented will win $25 in cash prizes and make it to the July Fresh Fruit Festival Stage. Set I: April 21 | Set II April 22 | 6- 9pm | Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 4/22
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 04/22/2015
$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!

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

Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo
Thursday 4/23
Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo 04/23/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Thursday, April 23rd DOORS OPEN AT 5:50 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 for students. 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.

Wildfire Open Mic
Thursday 4/23
Wildfire Open Mic 04/23/2015
$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...

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Friday 4/24
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/24/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. Jon Sands
Friday 4/24
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 04/24/2015
$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!

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Saturday 4/25
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/25/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 4/25
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 04/25/2015
$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. Featuring The Collective Mic (from Philadelphia, PA), FERKDOE215, Giovanni “LyricalThought” Marie, and Evelyn Phoenix.
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up at 10pm.
Tickets $10 at the door!

R+J: An Uncivil Tale
Sunday 4/26
R+J: An Uncivil Tale 04/26/2015
$20.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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R+J is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's.
Tickets: $20 Online; $25 At the door; 15 students/seniors.

New School Afro Cuban Jazz Band Directed By Bobby Sanabria
Sunday 4/26
New School Afro Cuban Jazz Band Directed By Bobby Sanabria 04/26/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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

Urbanity presents: #SpeakTheCulture
Sunday 4/26
Urbanity presents: #SpeakTheCulture 04/26/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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#speaktheculture serves the underground scene the opportunity to stand out and express the real voices of #nyculture. Feel the beat of the movement and witness this series evolve into a community.
$20 at the door/$15 online tickets
www.nycurbanity.com

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/27
Open Mic Mondays 04/27/2015
$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 4/28
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 04/28/2015
$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 4/28
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 04/28/2015
$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 Jive Poetic
Wednesday 4/29
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 04/29/2015
$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!

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

Friday Night Slam RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/01
Friday Night Slam RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne 05/01/2015
$28.00
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!
$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

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 RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/08
Friday Night Slam RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne 05/08/2015
$28.00
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!
$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

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

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 5/13
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 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!

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

Friday Night Slam RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 5/15
Friday Night Slam RUNOFF Hosted by Mahogany Browne 05/15/2015
$28.00
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!
$28 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

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.

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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 5/20
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 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!

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 5/22
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 05/22/2015
$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 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
Get Tickets

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

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 5/27
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 05/27/2015
$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!

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

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
Get Tickets

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!

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 5/30
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 05/30/2015
$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!