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

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5/19 to 12/28
Open Mic Mondays
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$7.00
Mon 5/19 to Mon 12/28 SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm | MORE INFO
Open Mic Mondays
Monday 5/19 to 12/28
Open Mic Mondays
$7.00
SHOWS 9:00pm, 9:30pm |
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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.

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THE ORG PRESENTS: DIFFERENT VIBES
Saturday 2/28
THE ORG PRESENTS: DIFFERENT VIBES 02/28/2015
$10.00
SHOW 5:00pm
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Back at it! Saturday from 5-9pm we're back at the Nuyorican. Same price, different vibes! Pull up! Pull up! Also CALLING ALL ART FORMS: Rappers, Engineers, Producers, DJs, Artists, Photographers, Videographers. Good Times. Different Vibes

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 2/28
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 02/28/2015
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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The Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by the Audaciously AUDELCO winning crazy girl Helena D. Lewis.
Every last Saturday of the month!
Open Mic Sign Up 10 PM.
Tickets $10 at the door!

Broadway Artists and Friends Open Mic & Mingle
Sunday 3/01
Broadway Artists and Friends Open Mic & Mingle 03/01/2015
$15.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Join us for the Broadway Artists and Friends Open Mic & Mingle, hosted by Drama Desk Award winner Doreen Montalvo. A talented lineup of Broadway performers will sing their favorite songs; mingle with the artists and sign up to sing a Broadway tune yourself! One open mic performer will be crowned "the future of Broadway" by a casting director! To reserve an open mic slot, email joseph@broadwayconnects.org. Tickets: $15

Private Event
Monday 3/02
Private Event 03/02/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays
Monday 3/02
Open Mic Mondays 03/02/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 3/03
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 03/03/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Wildfire Open Mic
Tuesday 3/03
Wildfire Open Mic 03/03/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wildfire is a national open mic project linking artists, venues and communities.
In a review dated March 5, 2014, the Huffington Post called the Nuyorican’s Open Mic Monday an exercise in bravery and transformation, saying:

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

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

ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz
Wednesday 3/04
ALL THAT: Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz 03/04/2015
$13.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage.ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud ID.

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Thursday 3/05
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 03/05/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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THREE DAYS OF CRAZY RETURNS TO NYC!
Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis (2014 AUDELCO Solo Performance Winner)
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
Show Dates: Thurs. March 5th / Fri. March 6th / Sat. March 7th
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

RAWr starring Rachel Jackson
Thursday 3/05
RAWr starring Rachel Jackson 03/05/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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A Flip Wilson/Carol Burnett style variety show for post modern Hip Hop kids. Infusing the fundamentals of Hip Hop into it’s own laugh-in host Rachel Jackson will lead the audience on an journey into the heart of the culture and leave them laughing through shear force of her will. Rhythm and Jokes. All the things you love about the golden age of TV variety and Hip Hop smashed together and made relevant for today. (runtime approximately 65 minutes). $15 at the door/ $10 with Flyer!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Friday 3/06
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 03/06/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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THREE DAYS OF CRAZY RETURNS TO NYC!
Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis (2014 AUDELCO Solo Performance Winner)
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
Show Dates: Thurs. March 5th / Fri. March 6th / Sat. March 7th
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic ft. Suzi Q Smith
Friday 3/06
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic ft. Suzi Q Smith 03/06/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

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

NYC College Poetry Slam
Saturday 3/07
NYC College Poetry Slam 03/07/2015
$7.00
SHOW 3:00pm
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New York City College Slam and Open Mic
College student poets compete for applause, glory, and a bit of cash. Any poet is welcome to hit the stage for the open mic.
Sign up for slam and open mic 10 minutes before slam begins.
Slammers should have at least two poems. Poems must be original. Poems must be under three minutes. Poets can read from paper but the best performances are typically off-book from memory. Poets cannot use props. The slam is usually two rounds.
Open mic poets can do whatever they like, but poems should be under three minutes.
Judges are selected randomly from the audience.
The most fun you can have in NYC for only $7!

Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker
Saturday 3/07
Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker 03/07/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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THREE DAYS OF CRAZY RETURNS TO NYC!
Presented by Crazy Girl Productions and B. Fly Productions
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis (2014 AUDELCO Solo Performance Winner)
Directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor

After being assigned more work than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. After being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. Call Me Crazy... a unique look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one poem at a time.
Show Dates: Thurs. March 5th / Fri. March 6th / Sat. March 7th
Doors Open at 6:30pm / Show time at 7pm
Admission: $20 online and at the door

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents THE RADEC SEXTET
Saturday 3/07
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents THE RADEC SEXTET 03/07/2015
$15.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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In Honor Of WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH.
Dedicated To Lady Healthcare Workers.
Featuring the dynamic vocalist Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch.
Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!

Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.
Banana Puddin' Jazz Sponsors:
Cobi Narita, John D. Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine, Rustik Tavern, Carol Woods,
Malchijah Hats, Eric Frazier, Legacy Ventures, Sheryl Renee, SR Productions,
Become a BPJ SPONSOR NOW to be added to the above list contact Rome Neal: www.romeneal.com
718-288-8048 or romekyn@earthlink.net

FIGHT! Five Plays of Redemption Through Resistance
Sunday 3/08
FIGHT! Five Plays of Redemption Through Resistance 03/08/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Written by: Darren Jerome Lamb
Directed by: Fulton Hodges

With social justice theatrical extravaganza, FIGHT! writer Darren Jerome Lamb seeks to free oppressed people by inspiring them rise up and fight for the respect of their inalienable human rights. The theme of resistance to oppression will occur throughout the night, depicted in various forms, in different time periods. Influenced by Shakespearean tragedy and 1960s Black arts movement literature, FIGHT! will captivate audiences and force them to think.

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. / Admission: $20

FIGHT! Five Plays of Redemption Through Resistance
Monday 3/09
FIGHT! Five Plays of Redemption Through Resistance 03/09/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Written by: Darren Jerome Lamb
Directed by: Fulton Hodges

With social justice theatrical extravaganza, FIGHT! writer Darren Jerome Lamb seeks to free oppressed people by inspiring them rise up and fight for the respect of their inalienable human rights. The theme of resistance to oppression will occur throughout the night, depicted in various forms, in different time periods. Influenced by Shakespearean tragedy and 1960s Black arts movement literature, FIGHT! will captivate audiences and force them to think.

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. / Admission: $20

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 3/09
Open Mic Mondays 03/09/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 3/10
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 03/10/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión
Tuesday 3/10
Latin-Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: The Bronx Conexión 03/10/2015
$10.00, 25.00
SHOW 9:30pm
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The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it’s own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band.
Admission: $10 general admission/$7 with Student ID at the door/$25 two tickets plus two drinks

FIGHT! Five Plays of Redemption Through Resistance
Wednesday 3/11
FIGHT! Five Plays of Redemption Through Resistance 03/11/2015
$20.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Written by: Darren Jerome Lamb
Directed by: Fulton Hodges

With social justice theatrical extravaganza, FIGHT! writer Darren Jerome Lamb seeks to free oppressed people by inspiring them rise up and fight for the respect of their inalienable human rights. The theme of resistance to oppression will occur throughout the night, depicted in various forms, in different time periods. Influenced by Shakespearean tragedy and 1960s Black arts movement literature, FIGHT! will captivate audiences and force them to think.

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. / Admission: $20

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 3/11
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 03/11/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Emilie Lesbros Release Party
Thursday 3/12
Emilie Lesbros Release Party 03/12/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Miss Elie Sorbsel (aka Emilie Lesbros) is a multi-instrumental composer, vocalist and poet. Join Emilie to celebrate the release of her new EP, which features JJ Jungle on bass and Hassan Hurd on drums. Emilie's music shifts between rock and groove, folk and poetry. Born in Marseille, Emilie has worked on dozens of musical projects that range from rock to electronic music. Her work channels the many modalities of the human voice and examines inequalities in modern society. Seeing her show is like flirting with freedom. Tickets: $10

Emilie Lesbros Release Party
Thursday 3/12
Emilie Lesbros Release Party 03/12/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Miss Elie Sorbsel (aka Emilie Lesbros) is a multi-instrumental composer, vocalist and poet. Join Emilie to celebrate the release of her new EP, which features JJ Jungle on bass and Hassan Hurd on drums. Emilie's music shifts between rock and groove, folk and poetry. Born in Marseille, Emilie has worked on dozens of musical projects that range from rock to electronic music. Her work channels the many modalities of the human voice and examines inequalities in modern society. Seeing her show is like flirting with freedom.
Tickets: $10

Private Event
Friday 3/13
Private Event 03/13/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic ft. Suzi Q Smith
Friday 3/13
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic ft. Suzi Q Smith 03/13/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

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

YOLK - Camonghne Felix's Penmanship Book Release Party
Saturday 3/14
YOLK - Camonghne Felix's Penmanship Book Release Party 03/14/2015
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Celebrate Camonghe Felix's book release published by Penmanship Books.
"It is a 43 page experience of what it meant to one girl to grow up black in New York City... Yolk was not written as an assist to help the author remember her own experiences. It was written as a way to share her experience." - Travis Naught (naughtapoet.blogspot.com)
Admission: $10/$7 with Student ID

The Male Ego: Inside a Man's Mind
Saturday 3/14
The Male Ego: Inside a Man's Mind 03/14/2015
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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A Kraal Charles Media and Latinos NYC production

The Showcase and Conversation
Featuring Rainmaker, Darren Arthur, Joel Francois, Anthony Ragler and Samson Maldonado.
Hosted by Gabriel Ramirez
Admission: $10

Urbanity
Sunday 3/15
Urbanity 03/15/2015
$20.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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We are proud to announce the official launch show of Urbanity with amazing artists on the bill. We will also be holding a open mic for all other artists! Join us for a night of talent and new beginnings! #NYCUrbanity

To RSVP for your spot on the open mic contact info@nycurbanity.com.

Tickets: $20.00

The Spotlight Promotions
Sunday 3/15
The Spotlight Promotions 03/15/2015
$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/)

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 3/16
Open Mic Mondays 03/16/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 3/17
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 03/17/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon
Tuesday 3/17
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Hector Martignon 03/17/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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New! Thursday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. $15 online and at the door, $10 with a student ID.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 3/18
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 03/18/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

Private Event
Thursday 3/19
Private Event 03/19/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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ObnoxiousBrand.com presents... Stashouse - No Ocean Views
Thursday 3/19
ObnoxiousBrand.com presents... Stashouse - No Ocean Views 03/19/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Stashouse is a group of Independent artist (Chedda Taylor, Tiff Said and Rec Law) from Harlem. Formed with the intentions of changing the face of what is known as Underground Hip Hop in New York City. Much time was spent creating their first body of work "Welcome to the Stashouse - No Ocean Views" Sponsored by ObnoxiousBrand.com. With heavy promotion, quality visuals and the drive to do more, Stashouse looks to make The Nuyorican Cafe its first platform to showcase their contribution to HipHop

Private Event
Friday 3/20
Private Event 03/20/2015
$0.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic ft. Suzi Q Smith
Friday 3/20
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic ft. Suzi Q Smith 03/20/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Come see whazzz up with the Nuyorican’s most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!).

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

Latinos NYC presents Women’s History Month
Saturday 3/21
Latinos NYC presents Women’s History Month 03/21/2015
$12.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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Poetry Tribute and Open Mic

In celebration of Women’s History Month we are
giving thanks to our ancestors and our present elders.
Featuring Katherine George, Venessa Marco and Tyler Vasquez

Hosted by John “Chance” Acevedo

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm!
Admission: $12

WORDS Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic: Women Of Words
Saturday 3/21
WORDS Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic: Women Of Words 03/21/2015
$13.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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WORDS Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
Special Event
Women Of Words

FEATURING
M J
Eliki
Evolution
Mama Wize
Ingrid Marie
Alice Laurissa

Hosted by WISEGUY & GASTON

OPEN MIC With The W.O.W TRIO
Feat: Baassik - Crystal Henry - Simone Acosta

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 3/23
Open Mic Mondays 03/23/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita)
Tuesday 3/24
SALSA@SIX (A las Seis es La Cita) 03/24/2015
$10.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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New! Tuesday Night Salsa at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with New York based-Colombian born Hector Martignon. Admission: $10 online and at the door/ $7 with a student ID at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel
Tuesday 3/24
Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel 03/24/2015
$10.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic
Wednesday 3/25
Wednesday Night Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic 03/25/2015
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic!

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

One Man Gang Album Release Party!
Thursday 3/26
One Man Gang Album Release Party! 03/26/2015
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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In 2013 he recorded a live album, "One Man Gang Live" at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. After selling digital copies of the album to fans in eight countries on four continents, he is releasing a physical copy of the album. Come help him celebrate the release of my live album at the place where it all began!

He will be performing a full-set of my work, and Jivepoetic aka DJ Droopist will be DJing the event. The show will also feature a raffle with great prizes, including a personalized OMG poem, a VIP party for 25 guests at a NYC hotspot courtesy of Eli Lunzer Productions LLC!, and great products from Flud Watches!

I will be selling autographed copies of the album, and a limited edition OMG Poetry (Joseph D. Robbins) poster. Copies of my book, "One Man Gang" will also be on sale.

$10 cover. $4 Raffle Tickets. This is an "all ages" show.

Growing Up Daddy
Friday 3/27
Growing Up Daddy 03/27/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A One Man Play
Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic ft. Suzi Q Smith
Friday 3/27
Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Jive Poetic ft. Suzi Q Smith 03/27/2015
$25.00
SHOW 10:00pm
Get Tickets

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

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

Growing Up Daddy
Saturday 3/28
Growing Up Daddy 03/28/2015
$20.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A One Man Play
Growing Up Daddy, is the poignant, semi-autobiography of internationally acclaimed performer, and original Def Poet, Kraal "Kayo" Charles. Heavily influenced by early 90s New York City, with a clever fusion of hip-hop, Al Green and rhythmic poetry as it's soundtrack; Kayo entertains with the funny, movingly personal dilemma of a performer and aspiring artist, on the precipice of success who is suddenly saddled with impending fatherhood. Throughout the memoir style reminiscence; from stories of whimsical women and fair-weather friends, to the estrangement of his own quirky, Caribbean father, Kayo's wit and presence invites both laughter and commiseration. Growing Up Daddy is rife with honesty, humor and the emotional conflict of forced maturity.
Admission: $20 online and at the door.
Doors Open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:15pm!

Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES
Saturday 3/28
Kraal Charles Media presents VERSES 03/28/2015
$10.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Kraal Charles Media--This month's VERSES is a special one. Featuring Akil Dasan; LatinosNYC's Raul K Rios will share his poetry and experiences with us.--(hoping he'll share a snippet of his soon to be released one person show). Rainmaker will also be in the building --fresh off "The Male Ego" conversation. And of course, the Audaciously AUDELCO winning crazy girl Helena D. Lewis is the host for the night. This all happens on the last Saturday of the month (March 28th) at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe @ 10pm.
Every last Saturday of the month!

Tickets $10 at the door!

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 3/30
Open Mic Mondays 03/30/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/06
Open Mic Mondays 04/06/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/13
Open Mic Mondays 04/13/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/20
Open Mic Mondays 04/20/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.

Open Mic Mondays
Monday 4/27
Open Mic Mondays 04/27/2015
$7.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $7 online and at the door.