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New York City Performing Arts

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

  • 236 E. 3rd St. Map It
  • East Village
  • Readings/Lectures

Updated 02/24/2014

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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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236 E. 3rd St., between Aves. B and C, New York, New York, 10003, United States

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Updated 02/24/2014


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