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

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

Upcoming @thenuyo

Thu
8/28
"DIALOGICAL" pt. 2- A conversation in the presence of like-minds
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$10.00
"DIALOGICAL" pt. 2- A conversation in the presence of like-minds
Thursday 8/28
"DIALOGICAL" pt. 2- A conversation in the presence of like-minds
$10.00
SHOWS 6:30pm |
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Griotology in association with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, brings you “DIALOGICAL” pt. 2- a conversation in the presence of like-minds.

This is a combination of music and dub-poetry by one of Jamaica’s leading voices in this unique genre of poetry coming out of Jamaica. It’s vibrant and uplifting, with conscious lyrics being the root and music to move you in a positive direction.
Kokumo is a UK based singer/songwriter described as not just an artist, but a cultural anthropologist and dub-griot. He uses his skill as a dub-poet and singer/songwriter to captivate audiences, while taking them on a journey.
Admission: $10 online and at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm / Showtime starts at 7pm

Thu
8/28
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
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$10.00
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 8/28
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
$10.00
SHOWS 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.

Fri
8/29
Latinos NYC presents El Grito Mas Fuerte
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$10.00
Latinos NYC presents El Grito Mas Fuerte
Friday 8/29
Latinos NYC presents El Grito Mas Fuerte
$10.00
SHOWS 6:30pm |
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These members of El Grito de Poetas are a diverse latino poets dedicated to the craft and performance of modern day poetry. With our Latin roots and rich culture entrenched deeply within urban NYC; we are firmly committed to spreading knowledge of heritage and traditions through neo-modern traditional style of spoken word. We are educators, poets, and emcees. We value our people and for that, we scream. Por eso, gritamos!! Sign up for the Open Mic! Hosted by Chance with DJ Paco spinning on the one's and two's. Admission: $10.

Fri
8/29
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
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$25.00
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/29
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
$25.00
SHOWS 10:00pm |
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

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

Sat
8/30
Growing Up Daddy
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$12.00
Sat 8/30 SHOWS 7:00pm | MORE INFO
Growing Up Daddy
Saturday 8/30
Growing Up Daddy
$12.00
SHOWS 7:00pm |
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A One Man Play--
Growing Up Daddy is a groundbreaking one-man play written and performed by spoken-word phenomena, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. In this semi-autobiographical piece, Kayo uses poetry and hip hop to explore what happens when a rising artist-entrepeneur is suddenly faced with impending fatherhood. With humor and honesty, kayo conveys the complexities of a man caught between embracing and rejecting his newest and greatest role. He captures the essence of memoir by recounting tales of whimsical women, fair-weather friends, his devout Christian grandmother and his strange Caribbean father. Growing Up Daddy is an honest depiction of what every father endures, when their sense of responsibility challenges their passion.
Admission: $12 Adv., $15 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Sat
8/30
Urbintel Presents VERSES
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$10.00
Sat 8/30 SHOWS 10:00pm | MORE INFO
Urbintel Presents VERSES
Saturday 8/30
Urbintel Presents VERSES
$10.00
SHOWS 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!

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DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Thursday 7/31
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 07/31/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 7/31
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 07/31/2014
$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.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Friday 8/01
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/01/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne Feat Venessa Marco
Friday 8/01
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne Feat Venessa Marco 08/01/2014
$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!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Saturday 8/02
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/02/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz
Saturday 8/02
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz 08/02/2014
$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.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Sunday 8/03
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/03/2014
$18.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 8/04
BROWNSVILLE BRED 08/04/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/04
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 08/04/2014
$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 8/05
Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyo 08/05/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM, SHOWTIME STARTS AT 6:45 PM
Created and performed by Writopia Lab Teens, ages 13-18
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.
Note: All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event!
Admission $10 tickets, $7 tickets for under 18. All performers come for free.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 8/06
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 08/06/2014
$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.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Thursday 8/07
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/07/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 8/07
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 08/07/2014
$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.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Friday 8/08
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/08/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Friday Night Slam Featuring McPherson
Friday 8/08
Friday Night Slam Featuring McPherson 08/08/2014
$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!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Saturday 8/09
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/09/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

40K and 40 years
Saturday 8/09
40K and 40 years 08/09/2014
$0.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Saturday, August 9th at 10PM
This week, the Nuyo passed the big 4-0 in two different ways - we racked up 40,000 Facebook likes during our 40th Anniversary Season! Celebrate these milestones with us at a FREE Saturday night party with music, an open mic, games (supplied by our friends at Nucleus) and drink specials! Reserve a free ticket to guarantee admission. And mark your calendar for our 40th anniversary Summerstage concert on August 17th (also free)!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Sunday 8/10
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/10/2014
$18.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

RAW Poetry presents: The Speakeasy Pt. II
Sunday 8/10
RAW Poetry presents: The Speakeasy Pt. II 08/10/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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R.A.W Poetry Presents : The Speakeasy, hosted by R.A.W Poets and LSUNY Alumni Chapter!

The Spotlight Promotions
Sunday 8/10
The Spotlight Promotions 08/10/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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The Spotlight Music Showcase provides an opportunity for upcoming artists to showcase their music talents and to network with top A and R's, press, and multimedia in the music industry.
We provide personal advice for each artist that perform at each of our events.
The spotlight reaches out to a wide range of new media and talents to create a showcase experience like no other. We reach out to Photographers, videographers, press, bloggers, producers, music executives, and models Admission $10 (to purchase tickets, please visit: http://thespotlightpromotions.eventbrite.com/)

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 8/11
BROWNSVILLE BRED 08/11/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/11
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 08/11/2014
$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.

T. Ericson Ensemble
Tuesday 8/12
T. Ericson Ensemble 08/12/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Based in Berlin, Germany, Swedish composer Torbjorn Ericson comes for his first New York performance at the Nuyorican Café on August 12th. His original jazz compositions have beautiful melodies and tightknit harmonies. The ensemble of three saxophones, flute, trombone, piano, drum and bass provide a rich textural weaving that will lead listeners on a quirky and wonderful journey.
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Admission: $10 online and at the door.

sariyah idan & spiritchild at the Nuyo!
Wednesday 8/13
sariyah idan & spiritchild at the Nuyo! 08/13/2014
$7.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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sariyah idan & spiritchild- Alternative Soul & rEvolutionary Hip-Hop - spiritchild is a freedom singer from the south Bronx by way of Brooklyn, who uses the arts to cultivate a cultural revolution. He organizes with Scientific Soul Sessions Movement in Motion and Universal Zulu Nation. http://xspiritmental.com/. sariyah idan is jazz and folk trained, hip-hop educated, and influenced by the sounds of her Jewish roots. She has shared stages and recordings with Lee "Scratch" Perry, Caron Wheeler and Pete Seeger and has toured with her solo theater show Homeless In Homeland about Jewish identity and justice in the face of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. http://sariyah-idan.com/work/music-artist/. Admission: $10 at door, $7 advance/students and seniors at the door.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion"
Wednesday 8/13
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" 08/13/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion"
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $8.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Thursday 8/14
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/14/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Friday 8/15
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/15/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/15
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/15/2014
$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!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Saturday 8/16
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/16/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 8/16
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 08/16/2014
$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.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Sunday 8/17
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/17/2014
$18.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 8/18
BROWNSVILLE BRED 08/18/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/18
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 08/18/2014
$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.

REDEFINED
Tuesday 8/19
REDEFINED 08/19/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Its been over 10 years since these artist have performed on the same stage, under the same theme as a team. In the last few years they have discussed the possibility of getting together at least one more time and leaving it all on the stage. That day has come...

Featuring the Legend Nathan P., the Question and Answer John "Chance" Acevedo, and the Hustler Eric "Crow" Draven. Hosted by one of the stars of HBO Def Poetry Jam and writer and Star of the one woman show "Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker", HDL aka Helena D Lewis. Admission: $10

The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry"
Wednesday 8/20
The Big Mouth Bout "Blood and Guts Poetry" 08/20/2014
$12.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Big Mouth Bout™ “Blood and Guts Poetry.” is not your average poetry competition. Two spoken word artists stepping into the ring go head-to-head in numerous rounds of lyrical warfare, with the winners moving up the ranks vying for a shot to become the Big Mouth Bout Champion. Governed like boxing, The Big Mouth Bout™ is about a referee, three qualified judges, a ranking system, a clanging bell and the audience,-- all surrounding the squared circle aka THE RING. This is the Big Mouth Bout™ “Blood and Guts Poetry.” EXPERIENCE THE MOVEMENT.

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm. Admission: $12 advance, and $15 at door

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion"
Wednesday 8/20
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion" 08/20/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Hayden "Blue Lion"

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

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Thursday 8/21
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/21/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Friday 8/22
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/22/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Lynne Procope
Friday 8/22
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Lynne Procope 08/22/2014
$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!

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Saturday 8/23
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/23/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

SUMMER OF WORDZ
Saturday 8/23
SUMMER OF WORDZ 08/23/2014
$12.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Directed by Advocate Of Wordz
In association with Wendy Angulo Productions

7 writers break the constraints of open mic'age and bring you performance poetry the way it is meant to inspire and excite an audience!
Angy Abreu, Amin “Fight or Flight” Valentin, Cindy “AnaCaona" Peralta (aka Black Angel), Emily Klein, Jamie Banks, Nefertiti Martin, and Nick E Finn have spent the summer working on new poems, further developing their stage presence, and crafting together a show that is honest to their voice while keeping in mind the audience is NOT their therapist.
Admission: $12

DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND
Sunday 8/24
DARK MEAT ON A FUNNY MIND 08/24/2014
$18.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents the world premiere of Wesley Brown’s play Dark Meat on a Funny Mind, which stars renowned stage and screen actor Charles Weldon as legendary comedian Richard Pryor. In Dark Meat, Pryor and his mischievous alter ego (played by Trish McCall) revisit the characters who shaped his life and inspired his career. Brown’s play uses original stand-up and storytelling material to reveal the mercurial, hilarious and painful dimensions of the famed comedian’s life. Charles Weldon is the Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company; he has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White; onscreen in Serpico, The Wishing Tree, Malcolm X, Fast Walking, and alongside Richard Pryor in Stir Crazy; and in the entire cycle of August Wilson's century plays. Dark Meat opens July 31 and runs through August 24.

$18 full price, $15 for students and seniors at the door.

WARNING LABELS
Sunday 8/24
WARNING LABELS 08/24/2014
$25.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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This production will surely spur conversation and controversy. Come listen whether the Warning Labels characters will finally suit up and battle against the demons set out to destroy them. Audience members will laugh, cry and be left with a better outlook on life and relationships.
Following the production, attendees can participate in a Talk Back discussion with the cast and director that will be moderated by Chris Classic, executive producer and senior writer at DeeTown Entertainment in New York City. (Turbo, Wall Street, Alvin and The Chipmunks).
Admission:
Early Bird (For a LIMITED time only) - $20 (SOLD OUT)
Regular - $25

In-Da-Lab presents Rookie of the Year Vol.8
Sunday 8/24
In-Da-Lab presents Rookie of the Year Vol.8 08/24/2014
$20.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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This is the new #1 competitive open mic in the country. It's free to perform and show why it's your time to break threw into the mainstream. Our show is absolutely (((FREE TO PERFORM))) for all Artist with no entry fees at all. The only thing you pay is the $20 at the door.

BROWNSVILLE BRED
Monday 8/25
BROWNSVILLE BRED 08/25/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Smash off Broadway, multiple award-winning BROWNSVILLE BRED returns to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe!
See what the New York Times calls “A Triumph”
New York Post raves “ “By the end of this moving evening, you’re cheering her unstoppable joy and the inner strength it took to earn it.”
“Brownsville Bred” is a heart-stopping and thought-provoking soliloquy”
“A female John Leguizamo” raves WCBS Radio

Do believe the hype and catch Elaine Del Valle in her autobiographical one woman play, BROWNSVILLE BRED at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for 8 weeks this summer
All performances start at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20. Run Time: 90 Minutes
Come at 7pm and watch webisodes from Elaine Del Valle’s popular web series “Reasons Y I’m Single”
Catch the thrilling ride!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 8/25
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 08/25/2014
$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.

A Night with Neil LaBute
Tuesday 8/26
A Night with Neil LaBute 08/26/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Join us for an evening of new and recent short plays and monologues by renowned playwright, screenwriter and film director Neil LaBute. The author of such celebrated works as The Shape of Things, Reasons to Be Pretty and In the Company of Men presents a one-night-only staged reading of his short works, followed by a Q and A session about his craft and career. Neil LaBute's new play The Money Shot begins previews September 3rd at MCC, and his one-act The Mulberry Bush is currently playing in 59E59's Summer Shorts series (program B). Admission: $18 adv/ $20 at the Door/ $12 with student ID at the door.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 8/27
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 08/27/2014
$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.

"DIALOGICAL" pt. 2- A conversation in the presence of like-minds
Thursday 8/28
"DIALOGICAL" pt. 2- A conversation in the presence of like-minds 08/28/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Griotology in association with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, brings you “DIALOGICAL” pt. 2- a conversation in the presence of like-minds.

This is a combination of music and dub-poetry by one of Jamaica’s leading voices in this unique genre of poetry coming out of Jamaica. It’s vibrant and uplifting, with conscious lyrics being the root and music to move you in a positive direction.
Kokumo is a UK based singer/songwriter described as not just an artist, but a cultural anthropologist and dub-griot. He uses his skill as a dub-poet and singer/songwriter to captivate audiences, while taking them on a journey.
Admission: $10 online and at the door.
Doors open at 6:30pm / Showtime starts at 7pm

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 8/28
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 08/28/2014
$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.

Latinos NYC presents El Grito Mas Fuerte
Friday 8/29
Latinos NYC presents El Grito Mas Fuerte 08/29/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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These members of El Grito de Poetas are a diverse latino poets dedicated to the craft and performance of modern day poetry. With our Latin roots and rich culture entrenched deeply within urban NYC; we are firmly committed to spreading knowledge of heritage and traditions through neo-modern traditional style of spoken word. We are educators, poets, and emcees. We value our people and for that, we scream. Por eso, gritamos!! Sign up for the Open Mic! Hosted by Chance with DJ Paco spinning on the one's and two's. Admission: $10.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 8/29
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 08/29/2014
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

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

Growing Up Daddy
Saturday 8/30
Growing Up Daddy 08/30/2014
$12.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A One Man Play--
Growing Up Daddy is a groundbreaking one-man play written and performed by spoken-word phenomena, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. In this semi-autobiographical piece, Kayo uses poetry and hip hop to explore what happens when a rising artist-entrepeneur is suddenly faced with impending fatherhood. With humor and honesty, kayo conveys the complexities of a man caught between embracing and rejecting his newest and greatest role. He captures the essence of memoir by recounting tales of whimsical women, fair-weather friends, his devout Christian grandmother and his strange Caribbean father. Growing Up Daddy is an honest depiction of what every father endures, when their sense of responsibility challenges their passion.
Admission: $12 Adv., $15 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Urbintel Presents VERSES
Saturday 8/30
Urbintel Presents VERSES 08/30/2014
$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!

Growing Up Daddy
Sunday 8/31
Growing Up Daddy 08/31/2014
$12.00
SHOW 1:00pm
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A One Man Play--
Growing Up Daddy is a groundbreaking one-man play written and performed by spoken-word phenomena, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. In this semi-autobiographical piece, Kayo uses poetry and hip hop to explore what happens when a rising artist-entrepeneur is suddenly faced with impending fatherhood. With humor and honesty, kayo conveys the complexities of a man caught between embracing and rejecting his newest and greatest role. He captures the essence of memoir by recounting tales of whimsical women, fair-weather friends, his devout Christian grandmother and his strange Caribbean father. Growing Up Daddy is an honest depiction of what every father endures, when their sense of responsibility challenges their passion.
Admission: $12 Adv., $15 at the door.
Doors open matinee at 1pm, Show starts at 1:15pm!

In-d-Vibe Independent*Artist*Showcase
Sunday 8/31
In-d-Vibe Independent*Artist*Showcase 08/31/2014
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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We are back! This August 31st (6:30 PM) see the return of the highly acclaimed "In-D-Vibe Independent Artist Showcase" to wold famous Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. Bringing you the best talent from the indie music world. "Come for the show, Stay for the Experience".
During the past few months in absentia, we have been scheming and plotting. This showcase will be the last of the series before our 1st Major Concert at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in October.
- Aleksandra Denda - J-Nolo - Paul Sforza - I Am One of a Kind - The Pride ( SammyBritish & F.E.M.) - Jared Weintraub
for Indie, By indie
Always!!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 9/01
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 09/01/2014
$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.

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 9/03
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 09/03/2014
$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.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 9/04
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 09/04/2014
$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.

LatinosNYC Presents: Breathless Wordz
Friday 9/05
LatinosNYC Presents: Breathless Wordz 09/05/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Caridad De La Luz aka La Bruja De la Luz made her debut as an artist in 1996 when she made her presentation at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. The Cafe is known as a place where many poets got their first start in front of a live audience. She blends characters, poetry, photography and music.
Vanessa Hidary, AKA The Hebrew Mamita, grew up on Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side, graduating from LaGuardia High School of the Arts and Hunter College. Her experiences as a Sephardic Jew with close friends from different ethnic and religious backgrounds inspired her to write "Culture Bandit"

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Yaya
Friday 9/05
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Yaya 09/05/2014
$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!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents
Saturday 9/06
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents 09/06/2014
$15.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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A Tribute to Patience Higgins
and The Sugar Hill Quartet, New York’s longest running house band (St. Nick's Pub, Lenox Lounge, Minton's and now Minton's and Smoke).
Featuring: Patience Higgins (sax), Marcus Persiani (piano), Dave F. Gibson (drums), Alex Hernandez (bass) and the late great Andy McCloud III with Surprise Guests!!! Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!!!!
At the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Doors open at 8pm
Admission: $15 in advance / $20 at the door!

What They'll Remember...
Sunday 9/07
What They'll Remember... 09/07/2014
$30.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A dramatic stage play with music, written & directed by Eureka Lewis with music by Andre "Chez" Lewis. "What They'll Remember" examines why women commit murder. A renowned psychologist convinces prison officials to allow her a six-week study in a women's correctional facility. The five inmates selected for her sessions are average women who have committed unthinkable crimes. Her journey towards understanding their motives is revealing and heart-wrenching. Four performances only!
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
Admission: $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

What They'll Remember...
Monday 9/08
What They'll Remember... 09/08/2014
$30.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A dramatic stage play with music, written & directed by Eureka Lewis with music by Andre "Chez" Lewis. "What They'll Remember" examines why women commit murder. A renowned psychologist convinces prison officials to allow her a six-week study in a women's correctional facility. The five inmates selected for her sessions are average women who have committed unthinkable crimes. Her journey towards understanding their motives is revealing and heart-wrenching. Four performances only!
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
Admission: $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 9/08
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 09/08/2014
$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.

Prelude to Bruise
Tuesday 9/09
Prelude to Bruise 09/09/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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With rootless cosmopolitanism, formal rigor, and the fluidity of slam, Jones explores questions of sexuality, race, and shifting identity.
Prelude to Bruise is a song from a tightrope, balancing ecstatic existence and the chaos that always threatens to engulf a life on the margins. How do we reckon our past without being ravaged by it? How do we use people, and their bodies, to express ourselves? Danger is everywhere in these poems, but never overwhelms them; the poet is always an anchor on the other side. And his story carries us relentlessly along.
Doors Open at 6:30pm. Free Admission.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 9/10
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 09/10/2014
$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.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Chandry Moore
Thursday 9/11
Thursday Night Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Chandry Moore 09/11/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Thursday Night Latin Jazz live at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. This week features vocalist Chandry and Trio. Come listen and enjoy the beautiful evening as they play Jazz and sultry Brazilian music! Admission: $10

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne Feat Angel Nafis
Friday 9/12
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne Feat Angel Nafis 09/12/2014
$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!

What They'll Remember...
Sunday 9/14
What They'll Remember... 09/14/2014
$30.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A dramatic stage play with music, written & directed by Eureka Lewis with music by Andre "Chez" Lewis. "What They'll Remember" examines why women commit murder. A renowned psychologist convinces prison officials to allow her a six-week study in a women's correctional facility. The five inmates selected for her sessions are average women who have committed unthinkable crimes. Her journey towards understanding their motives is revealing and heart-wrenching. Four performances only!
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
Admission: $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

What They'll Remember...
Monday 9/15
What They'll Remember... 09/15/2014
$30.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A dramatic stage play with music, written & directed by Eureka Lewis with music by Andre "Chez" Lewis. "What They'll Remember" examines why women commit murder. A renowned psychologist convinces prison officials to allow her a six-week study in a women's correctional facility. The five inmates selected for her sessions are average women who have committed unthinkable crimes. Her journey towards understanding their motives is revealing and heart-wrenching. Four performances only!
Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm.
Admission: $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 9/15
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 09/15/2014
$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 9/16
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 09/16/2014
$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 9/17
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 09/17/2014
$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.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Thursday 9/18
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 09/18/2014
$25.00, 35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

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

Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon
Thursday 9/18
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 09/18/2014
$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.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Friday 9/19
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 09/19/2014
$25.00, 35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

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

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Yes Yes Steady
Friday 9/19
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Yes Yes Steady 09/19/2014
$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!

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Saturday 9/20
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 09/20/2014
$25.00, 35.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Tony-Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones is back with another special preview of her newest play, Sell/Buy/Date. Come spend an evening with her characters, old and new! Sarah is a former Nuyorican Poets Cafe grand slam champion; she won a Tony Award for her multi-character show Bridge & Tunnel. The New York Times calls her "a master of the genre."

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

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 9/20
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 09/20/2014
$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.

Now If I Represent (NIIR Concert)
Sunday 9/21
Now If I Represent (NIIR Concert) 09/21/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Live (Sunday) 9/21/14 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E. 3rd St. New York, New York 10009) join Orease, Real Hits Crew, Frost Tha Coldest and 12 other artists who will be competing for a prize, live band and guest raffle.
Be there live (Show starts at 9:30 pm and ends at 1 am)

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 9/22
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 09/22/2014
$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 9/24
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 09/24/2014
$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.

ButtaFlySoul For President
Thursday 9/25
ButtaFlySoul For President 09/25/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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"A Provocative and Magical Evening of Theater."- Reggie E. Gaines (Downtown Urban Theater Festival)

On the road to becoming President ButtaFlySoul will plead his case and share his life with you. Through a host of colorful characters, audiences will truly understand why their vote counts in this hilarious, unapologetic and revealing play. Admission: $15 advance/ $20 at the door.

Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet
Thursday 9/25
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 09/25/2014
$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.

ButtaFlySoul For President
Friday 9/26
ButtaFlySoul For President 09/26/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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"A Provocative and Magical Evening of Theater."- Reggie E. Gaines (Downtown Urban Theater Festival)

On the road to becoming President ButtaFlySoul will plead his case and share his life with you. Through a host of colorful characters, audiences will truly understand why their vote counts in this hilarious, unapologetic and revealing play. Admission: $15 advance/ $20 at the door.

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne ft. Amanda Johnston
Friday 9/26
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne ft. Amanda Johnston 09/26/2014
$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!

ButtaFlySoul For President
Saturday 9/27
ButtaFlySoul For President 09/27/2014
$15.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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"A Provocative and Magical Evening of Theater."- Reggie E. Gaines (Downtown Urban Theater Festival)

On the road to becoming President ButtaFlySoul will plead his case and share his life with you. Through a host of colorful characters, audiences will truly understand why their vote counts in this hilarious, unapologetic and revealing play. Admission: $15 advance/ $20 at the door.