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Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Nuyorican Poets Cafe Review

The reigning arbiter of poetry slams, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe schedules open-mic events and hosts the influential granddaddy (b. 1989) of the spoken-word scene, the Friday Night Poetry Slam. Other performances, including hip-hop open mic nights, jazz acts, and theatrical performances, round out the schedule. Line up early for the Friday Night Poetry Slam and the Monday night open mikes; the small venue gets packed quickly.

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  • Address: 236 E. 3rd St., between Aves. B and C, East Village, New York, NY, 10003 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/780–9386
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  • Subway: F to 2nd Ave
  • Location: East Village
Updated: 02-24-2014

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