A journal dedicated to truth, freedom of speech and radical spiritual consciousness. Our mission is the liberation of men and women from oppression, violence and abuse of any kind, interpersonal, political, religious, economic, psychosexual. We believe as Fidel Castro said, "The weapon of today is not guns but consciousness."
This week, we're at SUMMERSTAGE & the BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Wednesday July 3, 5-6PM | $15 at Central Park's Summerstage
A Tribute to Sekou Sundiata
A Conversation and Poetry Reading with artists from the Nuyo
Join poets Pamela Sneed, Bonafide Rojas, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Bowery Poetry Club founder Bob Holman, Nuyorican Poets Cafe slammistress Mahogany Browne and Nuyorican Poets Cafe executive director Daniel Gallant for a panel discussion about the career and legacy of poet, performer and teacher Sekou Sundiata. The event will include readings of poetry written and inspired by Sundiata; tickets include bleacher seats to the Sekou Sundiata Tribute concert immediately following, which features performances by Nona Hendryx, Sandra St. Victor and Toshi Reagon. For more info, click here.
Saturday July 6, 8-9:30PM | FREE at the Brooklyn Museum
Remixing the American Dream
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents a community poetry slam that explores themes of truth, struggle and liberation. The slam will feature performances by celebrated Nuyo poets Falu, Witness and Tre G. (the Cafe's 2013 Grand Slam Champion). With musical performances by the Mighty Third Rail, and a short open mic segment. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway; take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Arrive between 7-8 if you want to sign up for the open mic. For more info, click here.
Upcoming Events at the Nuyo
Banana Puddin' Jazz presents Beautiful Young Ladies In Jazz
Sat July 6, 2013 - 9:30PM
Featuring: The Mimi Jones Band with: Mimi Jones (bass), Arco Iris Sandoval (piano), and Sanah Kadoura (drums) as well as vocalists Noel Simone Wippler and Jasmine Cephas Jones. As always, complimentary Banana Puddin' for all! Tickets are $15.
Caroline Rothstein Presents: Recycled Jazz Beats
Tuesday July 9, 2013 - 9PM
Nationally acclaimed writer and performer Caroline Rothstein presents her first Nuyorican Poets Cafe show in two years. This award-winning spoken word poet performs alongside New York City's finest jazz musicians, Antoine Drye on trumpet, Lafayette Harris Jr. on piano, and George Delancey on bass. Join us for "Recycled Jazz Beats," an event not to be missed. For one night only! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the Door
Truculently Audacious: The Sight of Sound Project
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 9pm
Sounds of a new world enter your ears. New experiences and new emotion surround you. The conflict within creates a pleasing resolution to an outside problem. Relinquish all inhibitions and experience Truculently Audacious: The Sight of Sound Project. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Big thanks to Empire Guide for their glowing review of the Nuyo; check it out here!
Tickets and details for all shows are available at www.nuyorican.org or by calling 212-780-9386.
Need the perfect present 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 www.nuyorican.org.
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, the Fund for the City of New York, the New York Council on the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts