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

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

Upcoming @thenuyo

Sun
12/21
BQE presents the Kill the Stage Showcase
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$10.00
BQE presents the Kill the Stage Showcase
Sunday 12/21
BQE presents the Kill the Stage Showcase
$10.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
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Are you the next big indie artist? Do you or your group/label have what it takes to kill the state?
Win a feature in VH1’s Reality series America’s Next Big Hit, plus a 5 Borough paid performance tour & more! Admission $10

Mon
5/19 to 12/28
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja
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$7.00
Mon 5/19 to Mon 12/28 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 5/19 to 12/28
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja
$7.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Tue
12/16 to 3/31
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
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$10.00
Tue 12/16 to Tue 3/31 SHOWS 6:00pm | MORE INFO
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 12/16 to 3/31
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
$10.00
SHOWS 6:00pm |
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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
12/02 to 12/30
Wildfire Open Mic
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$10.00
Tue 12/02 to Tue 12/30 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
Wildfire Open Mic
Tuesday 12/02 to 12/30
Wildfire Open Mic
$10.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
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Wildfire is a national open mic project created to allow artists a powerful space to have their work heard, grow a fan base, and connect to a national network of artists and venues through artist development initiatives. Sign ups are first come, first served and the first 20 people are guaranteed 5 minutes of performance to an engaged audience

Tix $10.00

Wed
12/24
The Fifth Annual Got No Tree Slam!
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$8.00
The Fifth Annual Got No Tree Slam!
Wednesday 12/24
The Fifth Annual Got No Tree Slam!
$8.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
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If you're a Jewyorican, Hinduyorican, Muslorican or any other -ican that don't have an Xmas tree, come join us for the fifth annual Nuyorican Poets Cafe GNT Poetry Jam and Open Mic (GNT means "Got No Tree"). Hosted by Joanna Hoffman, with featured poets and an open mic (all art forms welcome!) $8

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

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

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Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 12/01
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 12/01/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Wildfire Open Mic
Tuesday 12/02
Wildfire Open Mic 12/02/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wildfire is a national open mic project created to allow artists a powerful space to have their work heard, grow a fan base, and connect to a national network of artists and venues through artist development initiatives. Sign ups are first come, first served and the first 20 people are guaranteed 5 minutes of performance to an engaged audience

Tix $10.00

Applause Books' Best Monologues Anthology Launch
Wednesday 12/03
Applause Books' Best Monologues Anthology Launch 12/03/2014
$5.00, 18.00, 35.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Join us for the launch of Applause Books' Best Monologues from the Best American Short Plays! This two-volume anthology includes monologues from some of America's most dynamic and exciting theatrical voices. The launch event will feature readings and performances of monologues by authors including Clay McLeod Chapman, Peter Maloney, Laura Shaine, Polly Frost, Steve Feffer, Daniel Gallant and many more. Order one or both volumes of the anthology via the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and receive free admission to the launch event

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 12/03
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 12/03/2014
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Thursday 12/04
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 12/04/2014
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
THREE DAYS OF CRAZY!!!
Thurs. Dec 4th / Fri. December 5th / Sat. Dec. 6th

Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 12/04
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 12/04/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Friday 12/05
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 12/05/2014
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
THREE DAYS OF CRAZY!!!
Thurs. Dec 4th / Fri. December 5th / Sat. Dec. 6th

Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/05
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic feat. April Ranger 12/05/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

NYC College Poetry Slam
Saturday 12/06
NYC College Poetry Slam 12/06/2014
$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!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Saturday 12/06
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 12/06/2014
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
THREE DAYS OF CRAZY!!!
Thurs. Dec 4th / Fri. December 5th / Sat. Dec. 6th

Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 12/06
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 12/06/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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presents: ROME NEAL In Concert Singing Nothing But Love Songs

Featuring Jazz vocalist and musicians, first Saturday of the month!
This Month's features are: Yoichi Uzeki (piano), Paul Beaudry (bass), and Sylivia Cuenca (drums), and Hsinwei Chiang (violin)
Followed by a Jazz Jam and Open Mic at the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe
*** Complimentary Banana Puddin’***
Banana Puddin' Jazz Sponsors:
Nobuko Cobi Narita, John D. Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine, Rustik Tavern, Carol Woods,
Malchijah Hats, George Turner, and Eric Frazier
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.
Become a BPJ SPONSOR NOW to be added to the above list contact Rome Neal: www.romeneal.com

ESM Entertainment Presents Show Love to Get Love Music Concert
Sunday 12/07
ESM Entertainment Presents Show Love to Get Love Music Concert 12/07/2014
$20.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Where all independent artists have a platform to perform and network. Each artist performs two songs and should have music on CD or Flash Drive.It is free for each artist to perform with a $20 admission fee. Special guests P.O.W. and Studded Out
Hosted by Rose Gorbea and Ambie Crockett
Artists interested in performing, contact SHOWLOVETOGETLOVE@GMAIL.COM OR 516-717-7764. SIGN UP at 8:30PM

Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 12/08
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 12/08/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo
Tuesday 12/09
Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo 12/09/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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DOORS OPEN AT 5:45 PM / SHOWTIME: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hosted by Writopia Lab Teens, ages 13 to 19
Writopia Lab presents Spoken Word! Want to Perform? We're going to slam without scoring, Writopia-style. Want to watch? Enjoy the show! Writopia Lab is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in all young people through creative writing. Admission $10 tickets, $7 tickets with student ID at the door. All performers come for free. Note: All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event! Please e-mail Danielle@writopialab.org to sign up.

Frozen Fruits Holiday Party
Tuesday 12/09
Frozen Fruits Holiday Party 12/09/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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FRESH FRUIT HOLIDAY PARTEE AND BENEFIT
The Queer Community is invited to celebrate and support All Out Arts
Fresh Fruit Festival.
Munchies, Entertainment and Cash Bar. Funds help support our upcoming Festival and programs like All Out Youth.
INTERESTED IN PERFORMING? Send an inquiry email to Carol at Founder [at] freshfruitfestival.com with relevant links. We’d love to hear from you!
Admission: $10

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 12/10
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 12/10/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Wildfire Open Mic
Thursday 12/11
Wildfire Open Mic 12/11/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wildfire is a national open mic project created to allow artists a powerful space to have their work heard, grow a fan base, and connect to a national network of artists and venues through artist development initiatives. Sign ups are first come, first served and the first 20 people are guaranteed 5 minutes of performance to an engaged audience

Tix $10.00

Latinos NYC Toy Drive and Open Mic
Friday 12/12
Latinos NYC Toy Drive and Open Mic 12/12/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Latinos NYC presents its Annual TOY DRIVE, benefiting children from the ages of 3-6 who are in the NYC area. Last year we gave 150 toys to children. This year LatinosNYC goal is 300 children who all attend Citizens Day Care Center in Harlem NY. Please come support! Featuring: The Deltas, Joi Sanchez & Joseph "Sun" Hernandez. Hosted by John CHANCE Acevedo. Admission: $10

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/12
Friday Night Slam w/ Mahogany Browne ft. Jeffrey McDaniel 12/12/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Four And More
Saturday 12/13
Four And More 12/13/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A tribute to an amazing collection of poets and artists!
Features are:
Miguel Algarin
Jewel Allison
Cheryl Foster
and Laila Nejia
Hosted by percussionist Eli Fountain
Admission: $20

Salsondria
Saturday 12/13
Salsondria 12/13/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Salsondria is a floating Cuban dance party featuring a rotating group of Cuban musicians and DJ's. Lead by Daniel Odria, The 7 piece Salsondria band hits heavy with Afro-Cuban rhythms spreading the NEW sounds of "Timba". This party has been going strong for 3yrs, reviving the sounds of Rumba, Son and Salsa. DJ MaddMaracas of NYC and DJ Asho of Cuba, keep the "casino" style Salsa dancing going between band sets and late into the night. Daniel Odria, who learned to dance "casino" style salsa in 2011,

Girl Be Heard: Unplugged
Sunday 12/14
Girl Be Heard: Unplugged 12/14/2014
$12.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Directed by: Dena Adriance
Produced by: Ashley Marinaccio
Girl Be Heard’s annual workshop of writing in progress. Themes addressed include family, sexuality, school, bullying and what it means to be a girl in this day in age.

Hip Hop Seazon presents Rookie of the Year Vol. 10
Sunday 12/14
Hip Hop Seazon presents Rookie of the Year Vol. 10 12/14/2014
$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 - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 12/15
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 12/15/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 12/16
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 12/16/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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 12/16
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 12/16/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it’s own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band.

RAWr starring Rachel Jackson
Wednesday 12/17
RAWr starring Rachel Jackson 12/17/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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A Flip Wilson/Carol Burnett style variety show for post modern Hip Hop kids. Infusing the fundamentals of Hip Hop into it’s own laugh-in host Rachel Jackson will lead the audience on an journey into the heart of the culture and leave them laughing through shear force of her will. Rhythm and Jokes. All the things you love about the golden age of TV variety and Hip Hop smashed together and made relevant for today. (runtime approximately 65 minutes). Free Admission.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 12/17
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 12/17/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Private Event
Thursday 12/18
Private Event 12/18/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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The Pickering Players
Thursday 12/18
The Pickering Players 12/18/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Hear ye hear ye! The Pickering Players have a Christmass (

Capicu Culture and La Sopa present: An Army of Lit Angels
Friday 12/19
Capicu Culture and La Sopa present: An Army of Lit Angels 12/19/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Literary Angels- or "Lit Angels"- started out as a writing assignment at #LaSopaNYC: The School of Poetic Arts. Author/Educator Rich Villar asked our students to write Persona Poems in the spirit of master poet Miguel Algarin's "Nuyorican Angels" chapter from his book, Love Is Hard Work.
The beauty of the poems that came out of the class was so rare, that we thought we would honor the idea with its own live event where our students and special guests will share poems about the human- and superhuman! condition! We found it only appropriate to host the show at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
Performances by: Little Sheba, Poetic Solo, JoAnn DeLuna, Skye Cabrera, Tony Polanco-Bethancourt, Neo-Literato, Anthony Morales, Ol Cyrus, Gigi Valencia, Nessa Va, & Ricardo Hernandez.
Hosted by PaPo Swiggity & Jani Rose. Admission: $10

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/19
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Danez Smith 12/19/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

AJ SKEETER'S HO-HO-HO COMEDY SHOW
Saturday 12/20
AJ SKEETER'S HO-HO-HO COMEDY SHOW 12/20/2014
$10.00
SHOW 5:00pm
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A comedy show like no other Hosted by Kevo & AJ Skeeter. Live Skits, Improvm Music, You don't want to miss this one!

$10.00 advance/ $15 at the door.

All Ages Welcome

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 12/20
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 12/20/2014
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

BQE presents the Kill the Stage Showcase
Sunday 12/21
BQE presents the Kill the Stage Showcase 12/21/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Are you the next big indie artist? Do you or your group/label have what it takes to kill the state?
Win a feature in VH1’s Reality series America’s Next Big Hit, plus a 5 Borough paid performance tour & more! Admission $10

Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 12/22
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 12/22/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 12/23
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 12/23/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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.

Wildfire Open Mic
Tuesday 12/23
Wildfire Open Mic 12/23/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wildfire is a national open mic project created to allow artists a powerful space to have their work heard, grow a fan base, and connect to a national network of artists and venues through artist development initiatives. Sign ups are first come, first served and the first 20 people are guaranteed 5 minutes of performance to an engaged audience

Tix $10.00

The Fifth Annual Got No Tree Slam!
Wednesday 12/24
The Fifth Annual Got No Tree Slam! 12/24/2014
$8.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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If you're a Jewyorican, Hinduyorican, Muslorican or any other -ican that don't have an Xmas tree, come join us for the fifth annual Nuyorican Poets Cafe GNT Poetry Jam and Open Mic (GNT means "Got No Tree"). Hosted by Joanna Hoffman, with featured poets and an open mic (all art forms welcome!) $8

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 12/24
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 12/24/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Happy Holidays- Cafe Closed
Thursday 12/25
Happy Holidays- Cafe Closed 12/25/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/26
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 12/26/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$13 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 12/27
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 12/27/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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VERSES at the Legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe on December 27th featuring Philly's own Tiffani Dean aka La Diva Noire, Brooklyn's own David TheWerdsman Anthony and none other than the incomparable Derick Cross aka D-Cross. Hosted by the Audaciously AUDELCO winning crazy girl Helena D. Lewis Come join us on the LAST SATURDAY OF THE YEAR!!!!! ‪#‎kraalcharlesmedia‬ ‪#‎VERSES‬ ‪
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up at 10pm.
Tickets $10 at the door!

Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 12/29
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 12/29/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 12/30
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 12/30/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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.

Wildfire Open Mic
Tuesday 12/30
Wildfire Open Mic 12/30/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wildfire is a national open mic project created to allow artists a powerful space to have their work heard, grow a fan base, and connect to a national network of artists and venues through artist development initiatives. Sign ups are first come, first served and the first 20 people are guaranteed 5 minutes of performance to an engaged audience

Tix $10.00

Nuyorican New Year’s Eve 2015 Bash
Wednesday 12/31
Nuyorican New Year’s Eve 2015 Bash 12/31/2014
$30.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Come celebrate New Year's Eve with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
Enjoy the sounds of Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel and his Quintet and see the Ball drop on our 500-inch screen projector! Hosted by Caridad De La Luz aka La Bruja. There will be a Champagne toast at Midnight and Party ’til 4am!
ADMISSION: $30 advance/ $35 at the door

Shadows of the Geode
Thursday 1/01
Shadows of the Geode 01/01/2015
$0.00
SHOW 2:00pm
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Returning for its 21st year, the Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word and Poetry Extravaganza is honored to again be at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Featuring more than 160 scheduled performers, the Alternative begins at 2 p.m. on January 1, 2015, and will go on until midnight. There will also be an open mike interspersed throughout the day. Admission is free. The Alternative will also be collecting used paperbacks for Books Through Bars, which sends donated books to incarcerated people.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 1/02
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 01/02/2015
$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!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 1/03
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 01/03/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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presents Multi-Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Laurie Dapice
also Marylyne Myrthal with: Lafayette Harris (piano), Sir G. Earl Grice (drums), and Kim Clarke (bass) at the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All! For Reservations: 718-288-8048
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.
Banana Puddin' Jazz Sponsors: Cobi Narita, John D. Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine, Rustik Tavern, Eric Frazier, Carol Woods, and Malchijah Hats

Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 1/05
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 01/05/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 1/06
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 01/06/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 1/07
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 01/07/2015
$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.

Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS w/ Mahogany Browne
Friday 1/09
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS w/ Mahogany Browne 01/09/2015
$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 - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 1/12
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 01/12/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 1/13
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 01/13/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 1/14
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 01/14/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Growing Up Daddy
Friday 1/16
Growing Up Daddy 01/16/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A One Man Play
Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 1/16
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 01/16/2015
$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!

Growing Up Daddy
Saturday 1/17
Growing Up Daddy 01/17/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A One Man Play
Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Saturday 1/17
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 01/17/2015
$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 - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 1/19
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 01/19/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 1/20
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 01/20/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 1/21
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 01/21/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 1/23
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 01/23/2015
$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 - Hosted By La Bruja
Monday 1/26
Open Mic Mondays - Hosted By La Bruja 01/26/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 1/27
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 01/27/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 1/28
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 01/28/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 1/30
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 01/30/2015
$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!