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

Wed
7/01
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Get Tickets
$13.00
Wed 7/01 SHOWS 9:30pm | MORE INFO
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 7/01
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
$13.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
Get Tickets

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

Thu
4/16 to 12/03
Wildfire Open Mic
Get Tickets
$10.00
Thu 4/16 to Thu 12/03 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
Wildfire Open Mic
Thursday 4/16 to 12/03
Wildfire Open Mic
$10.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
Get Tickets

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

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

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

Fri
7/03
Live Spoken Word
Get Tickets
$10.00
Fri 7/03 SHOWS 6:00pm | MORE INFO
Live Spoken Word
Friday 7/03
Live Spoken Word
$10.00
SHOWS 6:00pm |
Get Tickets

Experience Live Spoken Word starring Marella Eliza. The poetic journey is a heartfelt tribute to the idea of Freedom. Together, featuring Ngoma Hill, Fun Tillery, The Lion Kueen, and Alanna McMahon experience poetic vibrations in the name of Freedom.

Fri
7/03 to 9/25
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Get Tickets
$25.00
Fri 7/03 to Fri 9/25 SHOWS 10:00pm | MORE INFO
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 7/03 to 9/25
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
$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!

Mon
5/19 to 8/31
Open Mic Mondays
Get Tickets
$7.00
Mon 5/19 to Mon 8/31 SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/19 to 8/31
Open Mic Mondays
$7.00
SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm |
Get Tickets

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

Tue
9/16 to 9/08
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Get Tickets
$10.00
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 9/16 to 9/08
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
$10.00
SHOWS 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

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Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Tuesday 6/30
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 06/30/2015
$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 7/01
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 07/01/2015
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

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

Wildfire Open Mic
Thursday 7/02
Wildfire Open Mic 07/02/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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

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

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

Live Spoken Word
Friday 7/03
Live Spoken Word 07/03/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
Get Tickets

Experience Live Spoken Word starring Marella Eliza. The poetic journey is a heartfelt tribute to the idea of Freedom. Together, featuring Ngoma Hill, Fun Tillery, The Lion Kueen, and Alanna McMahon experience poetic vibrations in the name of Freedom.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 7/03
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman 07/03/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$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 7/06
Open Mic Mondays 07/06/2015
$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.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 7/07
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 07/07/2015
$10.00, 25.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

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

Wednesday 7/08
New York with an Accent 07/08/2015
$12.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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NEW YORK WITH AN ACCENT, an evening of performing arts (poetry, theatre, stand-up comedy, dance, music, etc) presented by IASNY (Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in NY), curated by Saviana Stanescu

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 7/08
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 07/08/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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

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

Fresh Fruit Festival
Thursday 7/09
Fresh Fruit Festival 07/09/2015
$12.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Come join NYC's hottest queer artists for drinks, mingling, and a preview of the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival. Fresh Fruit is New York's largest celebration of LGBTQ art, and features some of the most exciting playwrights, musicians, dancers, and poets in the city. Join us for a sneak peek of the weird, wonderful performances they're cooking up for July! More festival info at http://www.freshfruitfestival.com/2015-festival/

Tickets should be $12 for non-participants.

Hood Water
Thursday 7/09
Hood Water 07/09/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Actors and Improvisers will jump on stage and perform scenes. The actors will be acting out lines from your favorite hood movies, stand up, rap songs. The improvisors will make everything up on the spot and will not know who they are going up with or what movie their partner is doing.

TRAIL OF TEARS
Friday 7/10
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/10/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 7/10
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman 07/10/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$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!

TRAIL OF TEARS
Saturday 7/11
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/11/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

The Organization presents
Saturday 7/11
The Organization presents 07/11/2015
$5.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Featuring TV and AREOBE
With performances by Dope League, LOVELOVE NYC, DOJO Fam

Admission: $10 at the Door

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 7/13
Open Mic Mondays 07/13/2015
$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.

TRAIL OF TEARS
Tuesday 7/14
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/14/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Tuesday 7/14
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 07/14/2015
$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.

TRAIL OF TEARS
Wednesday 7/15
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/15/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 7/15
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 07/15/2015
$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!

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

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Thursday 7/16
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 07/16/2015
$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.

TRAIL OF TEARS
Friday 7/17
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/17/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 7/17
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman 07/17/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$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!

TRAIL OF TEARS
Saturday 7/18
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/18/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Saturday 7/18
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 07/18/2015
$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.

TRAIL OF TEARS
Sunday 7/19
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/19/2015
$25.00
SHOW 3:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Urbanity presents #SpeakTheCulture
Sunday 7/19
Urbanity presents #SpeakTheCulture 07/19/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

#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.

$10 online
$15 at the door

For info: http://www.urbanity.com

Urbanity presents: #SpeakTheCulture
Sunday 7/19
Urbanity presents: #SpeakTheCulture 07/19/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Doors Open 6pm
Advance Tickets Online $7
Performers Sign Up At the Door

$25 per song / CD’s or FlashDrives Only
Food and Drinks will be available
Top Act Receives:
Studio Time
Free Beat
Photo-shoot
Article Placement on NYCUrbanity.com
Performance at the next #SpeakTheCulture Event
2nd and 3rd Place Prizes will be GIVEN!
2 Song Minimum to Compete
For more info: http://nycurbanity.com/

TRAIL OF TEARS
Monday 7/20
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/20/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 7/20
Open Mic Mondays 07/20/2015
$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.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon
Tuesday 7/21
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon 07/21/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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.

Red Hook Staged Reading
Wednesday 7/22
Red Hook Staged Reading 07/22/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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RED HOOK
Fed up with the drugs and violence surrounding him, a disgraced former police officer joins the neighborhood watch in his crime-ridden section of Brooklyn. When he discovers use of force is encouraged, it leads him down a destructive path.

PLEASE NOTE: Event is by RSVP only. To attend, please email writer Steve Loff at redhookscript@gmail.com by July 20th

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 7/22
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 07/22/2015
$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!

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

TRAIL OF TEARS
Thursday 7/23
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/23/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Urbanity Spotlight Music Showcase Returns!
Thursday 7/23
Urbanity Spotlight Music Showcase Returns! 07/23/2015
$15.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Urbanity Presents:
Spotlight Music Showcase RETURNS!!
Doors Open 10pm
Top act will perform at The Faces In The Crowd Show at the legendary music venue, SOB’s!
2nd and 3rd Place prizes will be added.
If you are interested in competing feel free to contact us at Info@NYCUrbanity.com with the subject being Spotlight Music Showcase.
For more info: http://nycurbanity.com/

TRAIL OF TEARS
Friday 7/24
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/24/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 7/24
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman 07/24/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$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!

TRAIL OF TEARS
Saturday 7/25
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/25/2015
$25.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 7/25
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 07/25/2015
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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... the Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by the Audaciously AUDELCO winning crazy girl Helena D. Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month! #kraalcharlesmedia #VERSES
Open Mic Sign Up at 10pm.
Tickets $10 at the door!

TRAIL OF TEARS
Sunday 7/26
TRAIL OF TEARS 07/26/2015
$25.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Rebel Theater and Eagle Project presents- Trail of Tears

A satirical docu-drama told through poetry, personal testimony, music and dance.

A World Premiere Play by
Thomas J. Soto
Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Choreographed by Sheldon Raymore and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Trail of Tears tells the story of America's first genocide, the Native American Removal Act.
Told in story, song, movement, dance and testimony the piece honors the legacy of the first Americans.

Admission:
$25 advance, $30 at the Door, $20 Student/Seniors at the door.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show starts at 7pm

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 7/27
Open Mic Mondays 07/27/2015
$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.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Tuesday 7/28
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 07/28/2015
$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 7/29
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 07/29/2015
$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!

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

Thursday 7/30
#Stashouse - Indie Music Concert 07/30/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Sponsored by #ObnoxiousBrand is back Thursday June 18th at the #NuyoricanPoetsCafe. Hosted by @Tiff_Said and @Rec_Law with Co Host @ComedianCookie14 and @DJGETONUP.

If you're an ARTIST that would like to perform send MUSIC LINKS and 2 PERFORMANCE TRACKS to StashouseUSA@GMAIL

Indie brands looking to be vendors, contact @5thAveMunchie or email Obnoxious...

Friday Night Slam Scrimmages Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 7/31
Friday Night Slam Scrimmages Hosted by Mahogany Browne 07/31/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production

May 22nd: NJ vs. Lizard Lounge vs. Nuyo
June 26: UDUB vs. TBD vs. Nuyo
July 31: Urbana vs Nuyo Grudge Slam

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

$15 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$28 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 8/01
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 08/01/2015
$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 8/03
Open Mic Mondays 08/03/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Tuesday 8/04
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 08/04/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 8/05
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 08/05/2015
$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.

Wildfire Open Mic
Thursday 8/06
Wildfire Open Mic 08/06/2015
$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 Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 8/07
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman 08/07/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$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 8/10
Open Mic Mondays 08/10/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 8/11
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 08/11/2015
$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 8/12
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/12/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 8/14
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman 08/14/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$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!

Saturday 8/15
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 08/15/2015
$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 8/17
Open Mic Mondays 08/17/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon
Tuesday 8/18
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon 08/18/2015
$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 8/19
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/19/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

"Word Play" Sunshine Empire: A Lyrical State of Mind
Friday 8/21
"Word Play" Sunshine Empire: A Lyrical State of Mind 08/21/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 8/21
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman 08/21/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$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!

Urbanity presents: #SpeakTheCulture
Saturday 8/22
Urbanity presents: #SpeakTheCulture 08/22/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Doors Open 6pm
Advance Tickets Online $7
Performers Sign Up At the Door

$25 per song / CD’s or FlashDrives Only
Food and Drinks will be available
Top Act Receives:
Studio Time
Free Beat
Photo-shoot
Article Placement on NYCUrbanity.com
Performance at the next #SpeakTheCulture Event
2nd and 3rd Place Prizes will be GIVEN!
2 Song Minimum to Compete
For more info: http://nycurbanity.com/

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/24
Open Mic Mondays 08/24/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet
Tuesday 8/25
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet 08/25/2015
$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 8/26
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/26/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production
Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman
Friday 8/28
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Omar Holman 08/28/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).
$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 8/29
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 08/29/2015
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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... the Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by the Audaciously AUDELCO winning crazy girl Helena D. Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month! #kraalcharlesmedia #VERSES
Open Mic Sign Up at 10pm.
Tickets $10 at the door!