Friday, December 21, 2012

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Joe's Pub Benefit tonight!
NYTimes/NY1 hype the Nuyo 
Got No Tree
A Yerbabuena  New Years
The Nod   
Nuyorican Poets Cafe logo
35 years of...

Sunday's New York Times says of the Nuyo: "Anyone who doubts that words alone can still pull a rowdy crowd in Manhattan has not recently visited the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on the Lower East Side." Check out the full article here

And tonight's benefit concert at Joe's Pub was featured in two NY1 news segments (an interview with the Cafe's director and a visit with Mahogany Browne at the Cafe), as well as by the New York Times.  

A limited number of $15 rush tickets to the Joe's Pub show are available to patrons on our eblast list; use code JPTIXA2 when you buy online or at the box office.
Upcoming Nuyorican Poets Cafe events:

  •  Tonight, the Nuyo throws a benefit concert at Joe's Pub to raise funds for a new heating system (ours was damaged during Sandy) and for our artists and students who are still recovering from the hurricane. Can't make it on the 20th but still want to help?  Donations of any size will be hugely appreciated; you can donate here.    

  • Ring in New Years' Eve at the Nuyo with YERBABUENA! The Puerto Rican roots band, led by singer Tato Torres, performs percussive bomba y plena, jíbaro folk songs & deep electric-bass grooves (tickets: $25/$30).
  • If you're a Jewyorican, Hinduyorican, Muslorican or any -ican that don't have a tree, come to the Nuyo's 2nd annual Got No Tree Poetry Slam
    on Dec 24th at 8pm; with holiday-themed features and an open mic.  Hosted by the fabulous Caroline Rothstein. Tickets are $7 and $10.      
  • THE NOD continues at the Nuyo through January.  In this solo show, Tony Drazan (director of Zebrahead, Hurlyburly and Imaginary Crimes) describes how he used a simple nod to bluff his way in and out of lucrative writing gigs and to navigate tempestuous relationships.  
Tickets and details for all shows are available at or by calling 212-780-9386.
Need the perfect holiday gift for a poet or a fan of the downtown arts scene?   
A year-long Nuyo membership is only $60 (or $30 for students).  Nuyo members receive discounts on admission to all events, as well as several free tickets and invites to special members-only events!

Don't miss our regular weekly events: Open Mic Mondays (every Monday at 9pm, all art forms welcome); the Slam Open (a competitive poetry open mic, every Wednesday at 9pm except the first Wednesday of the month); the Thursday Night Latin Jazz Jam (every Thursday at 9pm) and our Friday Night Poetry Slam (10pm every Friday).   

Follow the Nuyo on Facebook or Twitter for event updates, news about our artists, submission opportunities and more.  Further information about all of our shows can be found at
Contact Information

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd Street
between Avenue B and C
New York, NY 10009
Info 212.505.8183
Fax 212.475.6541

The Cafe serves beer, wine, coffee, tea  and soft drinks but no food. All ages are welcome at events, but you must be over 21 w/ valid ID to drink.
Out of respect for our artists, there is NO video or audio recording of events without prior written permission from Cafe management.
The Cafe is wheelchair accessible, but we recommend that persons needing assistance call in advance so that we can be ready to assist you when you arrive
The Cafe would like to thank our sponsors:
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, Google, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The A G Foundation and 
the National Endowment for the Arts

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