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Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Map & Directions 236 E. Third St.
New York, NY 10009
  • Sun 3pm-12am, Tue-Sat 7pm-1:30am


Village Voice's Description

The lyrical verbiage unfolds as slammers and poets take to the stage at this small mainstay crowded with bare wooden tables for onlookers to hoot and holler from in appreciation. Embracing all of the arts, you can also find emcees, theater performances, jazz weeklies, film screenings, parties, and more in this non-profit space founded in 1973. Open mics also happen on the regular so all you aspiring artists out there can share your craft with like-minded souls.

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  • kidkaos wrote a review for Nuyorican Poets Cafe
    on 08/03/09

    They do a lot of poetry based events, open mic night, comedy... shit like that. Back in the day you'd find dudes like Common and Black Thought freestylin' up in there. There's always cute earthy-type chicks hangin' out too.

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Tips from foursquare

  • NY Waterway on 07/20/12

    If you have to wait awhile outside to get in...it is still worth it!

  • Akshay P. on 03/10/09

    See a Moth StorySLAM

  • jonathan h. on 08/29/10

    For the Friday Night Poetry Slam, arrive between 9 and 9:30 if you want a seat. (No advance reservations for the Slam Open or the Friday night slam – waiting in line is part of the experience!)

  • Efrain on 01/21/10

    Great place for poetry.

  • amNewYork on 05/05/13

    This acclaimed, longtime community spot is prime if you want to spend a Wednesday or Friday night immersed in some spoken-word while imbibing an alcoholic beverage or two.

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