Welcome to The Nuyorican Poets Cafe,
a cultural icon on New York’s Lower East Side since 1973.


“The NUYOrican poets 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 for ALL AGES. To find out more about the Cafe, see our Program pages, check out our calendar and come on down to the biggest little stage on earth.

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Special Thanks

Our programming is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The National Endowment for the Arts; The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Councilwoman Rosie Mendez; The New York City Council and The Booth Ferris Foundation.