Nuyorican Poets Café

Manhattan – East Village

Nuyorican Poets Café

236 E. 3rd St. (bet. Aves. B and C)
Manhattan, NY 10009
  • phone: 212-505-8183 | fax: 212-475-6541
  • hours: Mon., noon–midnight; Tues.–Fri., noon–2am; Sat., 5pm–2am; Sun., 5pm–midnight
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Now an internationally renowned landmark for established performers as well as up-and-comers, Nuyorican Poets Café began as a poetry salon in the living room of writer Miguel Algarin in 1973. In the decades since, its stage has become home to artists working in multiple disciplines: audiences can enjoy slam poetry readings, performance art, jazz, hip-hop, comedy and theater. Open mic nights are worth a visit for a chance to catch an early glimpse of rising talent.

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