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

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

Upcoming @thenuyo

Wed
9/03
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
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$13.00
Wed 9/03 SHOWS 9:30pm | MORE INFO
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 9/03
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
$13.00
SHOWS 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.

Thu
9/04
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
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$10.00
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 9/04
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
$10.00
SHOWS 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.

Fri
9/05
LatinosNYC Presents: Breathless Wordz
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$10.00
LatinosNYC Presents: Breathless Wordz
Friday 9/05
LatinosNYC Presents: Breathless Wordz
$10.00
SHOWS 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"

Fri
9/05
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Yaya
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$25.00
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Yaya
Friday 9/05
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne feat. Yaya
$25.00
SHOWS 10:00pm |
Get Tickets

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

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

Sat
9/06
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents
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$15.00
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents
Saturday 9/06
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents
$15.00
SHOWS 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!

Sun to Mon
9/07 to 9/15
What They'll Remember...
Get Tickets
$30.00
Sun 9/07 to Mon 9/15 SHOWS 7:00pm | MORE INFO
What They'll Remember...
Sunday to Monday 9/07 to 9/15
What They'll Remember...
$30.00
SHOWS 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.

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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
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.

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
Get Tickets

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
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!

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
Get Tickets

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
Get Tickets

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
Get Tickets

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.

The Cruising Monologues
Wednesday 9/10
The Cruising Monologues 09/10/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Jose Batista-Ayala Presents: The Cruising Monologues
"The Cruising Monologues" explores the topic of "cruising". What is THAT you may ask? Cruising or cruising for sex, is walking or driving about a locality in search of a sex partner, usually of the anonymous, casual, one-time variety. Come check out the untold stories of 6 individuals with 1 thing in common! Starring: Jason Torres, Jose Batista-Ayala, Dorian Bryant, Elba Luna, Alejandro Pagan, Jessie Diaz, and Terron R. Moore. Written, Directed and Produced by: Jose Batista-Ayala.
Run time: 60 minutes. Doors Open at 7pm, Showtime starts 7:30pm!
Admission: $17 at the door/ $15 advance
www.josebatistaayala.com
Photo Credit: Frances Oestricher

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

So You Can Hear Me
Friday 9/12
So You Can Hear Me 09/12/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A powerful solo show about one first-year teacher’s journey towards womanhood while negotiating the terms of working in public service. Written and performed by actress/playwright Safiya Martinez, So You Can Hear Me (SYCHM) is a play about voice, and also works as a love letter to the youth culture that emerges from New York City. Its language speaks with urgency, swagger, and vulnerability. The work is an exploration of the universal human desire for love. Through interconnected narratives, each character voices an essential desire to be seen and heard, clearly.
Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7pm.
Admission: $15 adv/$20 at the door

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!

Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned
Saturday 9/13
Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned 09/13/2014
$18.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Jose Roldan shares his personal story about coming out as a gay man and his journey for acceptance, not only from his family and friends, but from himself. Jose makes the audience laugh, cry and think, through character portraits of his Latino family and stories of his coming-of-age in The Bronx, NY.
Doors open at 7pm, showtime starts at 7:30pm!
Tickets $20.00 at the door $18/Advance

What They'll Remember...
Sunday 9/14
What They'll Remember... 09/14/2014
$30.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

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
Get Tickets

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
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 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
Get Tickets

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.

Broadway Artists and Friends Open Mic & Mingle
Sunday 9/21
Broadway Artists and Friends Open Mic & Mingle 09/21/2014
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Tickets: $15
A talented lineup of Broadway performers sings their favorite songs. Mingle with the artists and sign up to sing a Broadway tune yourself! One open mic performer will be named "the Future of Broadway". The event is hosted by Kristen Beth Williams (current star of PIPPIN on Broadway) and features Brad Ross on piano. To reserve an open mic slot, email info@broadwayconnects.org. Presented by the Broadway Artists Connection and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Now If I Represent (NIIR Concert)
Sunday 9/21
Now If I Represent (NIIR Concert) 09/21/2014
$10.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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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.

Starring: Orease, Leon Marin, Kah Tha King, Ana Kay, Frost Tha Coldest, Solo Lieq, Smoove, Taoz Dha Boss & GME Millz + More!
Event Price: $10
18 and Older
DJ- DJ Mastermind

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 7:00pm
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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. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Showtime starts at 7pm! 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 7:00pm
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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. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Showtime starts at 7pm! 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 7:00pm
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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. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Showtime starts at 7pm! Admission: $15 advance/ $20 at the door.

Urbintel Presents VERSES
Saturday 9/27
Urbintel Presents VERSES 09/27/2014
$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 9/29
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 09/29/2014
$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 10/01
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 10/01/2014
$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.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Thursday 10/02
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/02/2014
$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 Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Thursday 10/02
Thursday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 10/02/2014
$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.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Friday 10/03
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/03/2014
$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
Friday 10/03
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 10/03/2014
$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 10/04
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/04/2014
$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.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 10/06
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 10/06/2014
$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.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Tuesday 10/07
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/07/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Wednesday 10/08
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/08/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 10/08
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 10/08/2014
$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.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Thursday 10/09
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/09/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Friday 10/10
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/10/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 10/10
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 10/10/2014
$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!

Nat & Alex Wolff Concert
Saturday 10/11
Nat & Alex Wolff Concert 10/11/2014
$15.00, 25.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Nat & Alex Wolff are brothers, actors, and musicians. After starting their careers as the stars of the Nickelodeon TV show The Naked Brothers Band, Nat (19) and Alex (16) have gone on to release three studio albums and appear in half a dozen feature films. Between the two of them, Nat and Alex have four movies coming out in the first half of 2014. Nat has appeared in Palo Alto alongside James Franco and The Fault in Our Stars, which is the film adaptation of a best-selling novel by John Green. Alex recently appeared in HairedBrained, which hit theaters last February and co-stars Brendan Fraser, and A Birder's Guide to Everything with Sir Ben Kingsley on March. The brothers currently reside in New York City.
Doors Open:
6:45pm- VIP Admission- $25 (sold-out)
8:00pm- General Admission $15

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 10/13
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 10/13/2014
$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.

Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview
Wednesday 10/15
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/15/2014
$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.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 10/15
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 10/15/2014
$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 10/16
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/16/2014
$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 10/16
Thursday Night Salsa with Hector Martignon 10/16/2014
$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 10/17
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/17/2014
$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
Friday 10/17
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 10/17/2014
$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 10/18
Sarah Jones: Sell/Buy/Date, A Special Preview 10/18/2014
$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.

WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Saturday 10/18
WORDS: Hip hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic 10/18/2014
$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.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Monday 10/20
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/20/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 10/20
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 10/20/2014
$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 10/21
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 10/21/2014
$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.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Wednesday 10/22
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/22/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 10/22
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 10/22/2014
$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.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Thursday 10/23
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/23/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley
Friday 10/24
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley 10/24/2014
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A Nuyorican Poets Cafe and YOLO! Production/ Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum/ Starring Nairoby Otero and Michael Micalizzi

Two of society’s rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting, bitter conversation over a beer. As their reserve begins to fade, they find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painful, offers the hope of a future touched.
Admission: $20

Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne
Friday 10/24
Friday Night Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne 10/24/2014
$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 10/27
Open Mic Mondays: Hosted by Nisha Asnani 10/27/2014
$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 10/29
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 10/29/2014
$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 10/30
Thursday Night Latin Jazz w/ Willie Martinez y La Familia Sextet 10/30/2014
$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.