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

Sat
11/01
The 2nd Annual Nuyorican Block Party
The 2nd Annual Nuyorican Block Party
Saturday 11/01
The 2nd Annual Nuyorican Block Party
SHOWS 12:00pm |
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Be part of the spirit in the New York City art scene as we celebrate the story of the Nuyorican and its people. Experience the cultural gem as we commemorate 41 years of the hotbed of creativity through poetry, music, and theater. To mark this anniversary, we will host a block party for the community. Join us from 12AM-6PM as we have live Poetry, Music, Hip-Hop performances, Open Mic, Food, and Carnival Games on East 3rd Street between Avenue's B&C! ADMISSION:FREE

Sat to Sun
11/01 to 11/02
Growing Up Daddy
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$20.00
Sat 11/01 to Sun 11/02 SHOWS 3:00pm, 7:00pm | MORE INFO
Growing Up Daddy
Saturday to Sunday 11/01 to 11/02
Growing Up Daddy
$20.00
SHOWS 3:00pm, 7:00pm |
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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.
Saturday, November 1st: Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!
Sunday, November 2nd: Doors open at 3pm, Show starts at 3:15pm!

Sat
11/01
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
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$15.00
Sat 11/01 SHOWS 9:30pm | MORE INFO
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 11/01
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
$15.00
SHOWS 9:30pm |
Get Tickets

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz's JAZZY THESPIANS NIGHT - Dedicated to AUDELCO and it's president, Grace Jones on Sat, Nov 1st @ 9:30pm: Kevin Mambo, who "was" FELA in the Broadway production and is now starring inThe Fortress of Solitude - Public Theater (a must see), Jeffery V. Thompson, Broadway veteran (Eubie), Perri Gaffney, award winning actress/playwright who opens her one-woman show "The Resurrection of Alice"at the Billie Holiday Theatre, Gary E. Gary Vincent, AUDELCO award winning actor, Obediah Wright, award winning choreographer, Helena D. Lewis, AUDELCO nominated actress for her one-woman play Call Me Crazy…. and Adalia Gwaltney, actress/author of Don't Chase Me Out Of The Church and actor/vocalist, Spelman Beaubrun, Lead vocalists from 11 AUDELCO winning Shango de Ima…. More to come all at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Sat, Nov 1st….. And be sure to get your tickets for the AUDELCO Awards, Nov 17th at Symphony Space!!!
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Sun to Mon
5/18 to 5/11
Open Mic Mondays
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$7.00
Sun 5/18 to Mon 5/11 SHOWS 9:00pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays
Sunday to Monday 5/18 to 5/11
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani
$7.00
SHOWS 9:00pm |
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Wed
11/05
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
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$13.00
Wed 11/05 SHOWS 9:30pm | MORE INFO
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 11/05
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
11/06
Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser
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$10.00
Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser
Thursday 11/06
Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser
$10.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe and #PoetsForRome present "Open Mic Fundraiser for Rome Neal"

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

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Halloween Trick or Treating at the Nuyo!
Friday 10/31
Halloween Trick or Treating at the Nuyo! 10/31/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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This Halloween celebrate with us and take your little monsters trick or treating at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
The classic holiday film A Nightmare Before Christmas will be playing at 7pm
Candy will be provided (Tummy Aches Guaranteed!)
Also, come visit us tomorrow (Sat) November 1st from 12pm-6pm as we celebrate with our 2nd Annual Block Party on East 3rd Street (Rev. Pedro Pietri Way) between Avenue B and Avenue C!
FREE ADMISSION for both events!

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Falu
Friday 10/31
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Falu 10/31/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

It's Halloween at the Nuyorican and we are doing it big this year! Come celebrate Nuyo's birthday and the infamous fright night at the Friday Night Slam! Dress to impress because we are looking for the wildest and most elaborate Halloween costumes. The winner of the best costume will receive a grand prize!!!

$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!

The 2nd Annual Nuyorican Block Party
Saturday 11/01
The 2nd Annual Nuyorican Block Party 11/01/2014
$0.00
SHOW 12:00pm
Get Tickets

Be part of the spirit in the New York City art scene as we celebrate the story of the Nuyorican and its people. Experience the cultural gem as we commemorate 41 years of the hotbed of creativity through poetry, music, and theater. To mark this anniversary, we will host a block party for the community. Join us from 12AM-6PM as we have live Poetry, Music, Hip-Hop performances, Open Mic, Food, and Carnival Games on East 3rd Street between Avenue's B&C! ADMISSION:FREE

Growing Up Daddy
Saturday 11/01
Growing Up Daddy 11/01/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

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.
Saturday, November 1st: Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!
Sunday, November 2nd: Doors open at 3pm, Show starts at 3:15pm!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 11/01
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 11/01/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
Get Tickets

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz's JAZZY THESPIANS NIGHT - Dedicated to AUDELCO and it's president, Grace Jones on Sat, Nov 1st @ 9:30pm: Kevin Mambo, who "was" FELA in the Broadway production and is now starring inThe Fortress of Solitude - Public Theater (a must see), Jeffery V. Thompson, Broadway veteran (Eubie), Perri Gaffney, award winning actress/playwright who opens her one-woman show "The Resurrection of Alice"at the Billie Holiday Theatre, Gary E. Gary Vincent, AUDELCO award winning actor, Obediah Wright, award winning choreographer, Helena D. Lewis, AUDELCO nominated actress for her one-woman play Call Me Crazy…. and Adalia Gwaltney, actress/author of Don't Chase Me Out Of The Church and actor/vocalist, Spelman Beaubrun, Lead vocalists from 11 AUDELCO winning Shango de Ima…. More to come all at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Sat, Nov 1st….. And be sure to get your tickets for the AUDELCO Awards, Nov 17th at Symphony Space!!!
Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Growing Up Daddy
Sunday 11/02
Growing Up Daddy 11/02/2014
$20.00
SHOW 3:00pm
Get Tickets

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.
Saturday, November 1st: Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!
Sunday, November 2nd: Doors open at 3pm, Show starts at 3:15pm!

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

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

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

Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser
Thursday 11/06
Rome Neal's Open Mic Nuyorican Fundraiser 11/06/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Nuyorican Poets Cafe and #PoetsForRome present "Open Mic Fundraiser for Rome Neal"

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

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 11/06
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 11/06/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

Latinos NYC presents: Bklyn Meets Washington Heights
Friday 11/07
Latinos NYC presents: Bklyn Meets Washington Heights 11/07/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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An Open Mic Event and Poetry Showcase!
Its the mixing of the two when Brooklyn meets Washington Heights in this evening of poetry. Feature artists include: Ricardo Hernandez, Ar Garcia, The Delta and Taino Brigs. Sign up for the open mic!!!
Doors Open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm.
Admission: $10 at the door
***$7 admission with donation!!! We are accepting toys and books for the Citizen’s Daycare Center, so come by and donate a new toy or book and you’ll get a discount at the door.

Friday Night Slam feat. Cheryl Maddalena/Carrie Rudzinski
Friday 11/07
Friday Night Slam feat. Cheryl Maddalena/Carrie Rudzinski 11/07/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

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

Konekt Band "Music & Mingle" Event
Saturday 11/08
Konekt Band "Music & Mingle" Event 11/08/2014
$20.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The official Konekt Band debut launch in NYC. Refreshments will be served!
Konekt band is a Caribbean-infused Entertainment band with the intention to connect hearts and people through great music and positive vibes. After being the prime entertainment at beach resorts, graduation parties, personal parties, and festivals, Konekt band has become known for putting on a great show. The band has been buzzing and fans have been requesting to see them in action! Konekt is now ready to officially launch the band at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Get to know them personally but also come prepared for a party! You don’t want to miss it! Admission: $20

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

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

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/10
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/10/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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

Veteran's Day- Cafe Closed
Tuesday 11/11
Veteran's Day- Cafe Closed 11/11/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 11/12
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 11/12/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Jamaal St John
Friday 11/14
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Jamaal St John 11/14/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

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

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

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 11/15
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 11/15/2014
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/17
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/17/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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

"a kind shot" by Terri Mateer
Tuesday 11/18
"a kind shot" by Terri Mateer 11/18/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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"a kind shot" is a funny, uplifting personal account that chronicles Terri Mateer's years as a professional basketball player, aspiring architect, and model. It's a 65 minute solo show that inspires us to be more generous and kind to every one. Seth Barrish, Co-Artistic Director of The Barrow Group, worked on the piece as a Dramaturg, it was listed by Ken Davenport as One of The Top Ten Shows to see at the FringeNYC-2014 and received the following quotes in a review by Robert Attenweiler at NY Theater Now:
"honest and affecting"
"'a kind shot' has real touch and scores with ease."
"Mateer is incredibly honest throughout her story and she tells it in a spontaneous, off-the-cuff manner that immediately makes the audience comfortable."
"Even through some of her most shocking confessions, Mateer is able to keep the tone light enough so that serious moments can quickly be followed up with humor and laughs."
ADMISSION: $10

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 11/19
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 11/19/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 11/20
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 11/20/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New! Thursday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS feat. Ken Arkind
Friday 11/21
Friday Night Slam SEMI-FINALS feat. Ken Arkind 11/21/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

$15 for general admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm).
Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets!
$25 for VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 11/24
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 11/24/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 11/25
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 11/25/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it’s own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band.

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

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

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 11/27
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 11/27/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet. La Familia Sextet's music is a perfect example of how the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythm and the harmonic structure and improvisational nature of jazz continues to remain fresh, exhilarating and timeless. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $10, $7 with Student ID.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 11/28
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 11/28/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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!

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 11/29
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 11/29/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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The Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by "The Crazy One", Helena D Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up 10 PM.
Tickets $10 at the door!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/01
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 12/01/2014
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

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

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 12/03
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 12/03/2014
$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.

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
Get Tickets

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

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 Mahogany Browne 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!

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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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 12/08
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 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.

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.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/12
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 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!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/15
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 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.

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.

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.

Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 12/18
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 12/18/2014
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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New! Thursday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 12/19
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 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!

Saturday 12/20
Kat's Spoken Word Performance 12/20/2014
$7.00
SHOW 5:00pm
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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.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/22
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 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.

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.

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!

Saturday 12/27
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 12/27/2014
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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The Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by "The Crazy One", Helena D Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up 10 PM.
Tickets $10 at the door!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 12/29
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 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.

2nd Annual Block Party

Be part of the spirit in the New York City art scene as we celebrate the story of the Nuyorican and its people. Experience the cultural gem as we commemorate 41 years of the hotbed of creativity through poetry, music, and theatre. To mark this anniversary, we will host a block party for the community. Join us from 12PM-6PM as we have live Poetry, Music, Hip-Hop performances, Open Mic, Food, and Carnival Games on 3rd Street between Avenue's B&C! TICKETS:FREE