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  • The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

    Implores our fans and friends to join us in helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Please consider donating to Unidos Por Puerto RicoHispanic Federation, or one of the other charities listed here: http://tinyurl.com/hcharpr1. And for the next few months, the Cafe will also donate to Puerto Rico relief efforts a portion of each ticket and drink purchase from the Friday Night Poetry Slam, Wednesday Slam Open, Open Mic Monday, Latin Jazz and our other recurring events. Thanks for your support and enthusiasm.

    Welcome to 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 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.

    All of our programs take place in a ground-floor performance space, which is ADA-compliant and accessible via a wheelchair ramp.
    To find out more, please email: info@nuyorican.org or call the office at (212)-505-8183.

    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.


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