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

Poetry is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to its notional and semantic content. It may use condensed or compressed form to convey emotion or ideas to the readers or listener's mind or ear. Poems frequently rely for their effect on imagery, word association, and the musical qualities of the language used. Poetry can be differentiated most of the time from prose, which is language meant to convey meaning in a more expansive and less condensed way, frequently using more complete logical or narrative structures than poetry does. Imagine a café where poetry is the main theme? Isn’t that amazing? You can find this café in New York. If you want to visit the café that I am talking about, you can visit holiday packages india. They are offering affordable travel packages fit for you, your family and friends.


  1. Town Hall Meeting with General Steele of Smif N Wessun
    Featuring General Steele of Smif N Wessun
    Feb 9>Tue@7:00pm>$5
  2. Verbal Revolution Hip-Hop Showcase & Open Mic
    Feb 9>Tue@10:00pm>$10
  3. Back by Popular Demand - Brownsville Bred: Growing Up Elaine!
    Feb 10>Wed@7:30pm>$15/$10 at the door for students, seniors, or with a flyer
  4. Wednesday Night Slam Open
    Hosted by Jive Poetic
    Feb 10>Wed@9:00pm>$7
  5. When Nature Calls
    Feb 11>Thu@7:00pm>$20/$15 for those who bring food or clothing
  6. Thursday Night Latin Jazz
    Featuring Curtis Brothers
    Feb 11>Thu@9:00pm>$7/$5 for students
  7. When Nature Calls
    Feb 12>Fri@7:00pm>$20/$15 for those who bring food or clothing
  8. The Nuyorican Friday Night Poetry Slam
    Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne
    Featuring Taalam Acey
    Feb 12>Fri@10:00pm>$10
  9. When Nature Calls
    Feb 13>Sat@7:00pm>$20/$15 for those who bring food or clothing
  10. Yerbabuena: Bomba y Plena: Puerto Rican Roots Music
    Feb 13>Sat@10:00pm>$10
  11. Intensive Solo Performance Worskshop
    Hosted by Katie Northlich
    Feb 14>Sun@10:00am>$200 (for 4 classes plus final performance)/$170 students/equity members/$40 per class drop-in rate
  12. Steam Powered Hour Matinee - Valentine's Day Edition
    Hosted by Matthew Diffee
    Featuring music by Reckon So and The Sassy Jenkins, Colbert writer, Frank Lesser, and New Yorker cartoonists Liza Donnelly & Michael Maslin
    Feb 14>Sun@2:30pm>$10 adv/$15 door
  13. When Nature Calls
    Feb 14>Sun@7:00pm>$20/$15 for those who bring food or clothing
  14. "Quilombo Country" Screening & Director's Q&A
    Featuring narration by Chuck D of Public Enemy
    Feb 14>Sun@9:00pm>$12
  15. Laurence Holder's MONK
    Feb 15>Mon@7:00pm>$20 (group discounts available)
  16. Bloco Quimbombó
    Feb 15>Mon@9:00pm>$8
  17. Tax Workshop for Artists & Entertainment Professionals
    Featuring Q&A with tax professionals
    Feb 16>Tue@7:00pm>$5
  18. Serchlite Presents The Tug of War Tour
    Featuring MC Sneakas, Mazzi, Vanessa Hidary, and Tahani Salah
    Feb 16>Tue@9:00pm>$8
  19. Latin Poetry Night
    Feb 17>Wed@6:00pm>$10
  20. Wednesday Night Slam Open
    Hosted by Jive Poetic
    Feb 17>Wed@9:00pm>$7
  21. When Nature Calls
    Feb 18>Thu@7:00pm>$20/$15 for those who bring food or clothing
  22. Thursday Night Latin Jazz
    Featuring Hector Martignon & Friends
    Feb 18>Thu@9:00pm>$7/$5 for students
  23. When Nature Calls
    Feb 19>Fri@7:00pm>$20/$15 for those who bring food or clothing
  24. The Nuyorican Friday Night Poetry Slam
    Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne
    Featuring Darian Dauchan
    Feb 19>Fri@10:00pm>$10
  25. The Sledge Project Studio NY
    Featuring Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order)
    Feb 20>Sat@3:00pm>$10
  26. When Nature Calls
    Feb 20>Sat@7:00pm>$20/$15 for those who bring food or clothing
  27. WORDS Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic
    Hosted by Wiseguy & Gaston with DJ Boo
    Featuring Raydo, Spittin Blues, Tah Phrum Duh Bush, Lynette Johnson, Gemineye, and Kid Lucky
    Feb 20>Sat@10:00pm>$12 ($10 w/ invite)
  28. When Nature Calls
    Feb 21>Sun@7:00pm>$20/$15 for those who bring food or clothing
  29. X: Moved by Malcolm
    Featuring "Amsterdames" Simone Zeefuik & Kirsten van den Hul a.k.a. The Change Agent
    Feb 21>Sun@9:00pm>$10
  30. Laurence Holder's MONK
    Feb 22>Mon@7:00pm>$20 (group discounts available)
  31. Special Banana Puddin' Jazz Jam
    Hosted by Rome Neal
    Featuring special surprise guests
    Feb 22>Mon@9:00pm>$7/Free with Monk ticket
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