Thursday, May 1, 2014


  • The 2014 Grand Slam happens tomorrow!
  • U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey!
  • Salome: Voodoo Princess premieres!
  • Watch Mayweather's fight Saturday, during Banana Puddin' Jazz!
  • Our Summerstage show happens Aug 17!
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This weekend, the Nuyo crowns a new Grand Slam Champion, premieres a sexy and sinful new theater production, hosts theU.S. Poet Laureate, screens Floyd Mayweather's boxing match and serves up jazz and Banana Puddin'!

Salome Voodoo Princess
Salome: Voodoo Princess premieres tomorrow (5/2)

The Nuyo & Rebel Theater Company present Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins, adapted from Oscar Wilde's play by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. This contemporary version of Salome is gritty, funny, dark and sexy, infused with negro spirituals, hip hop dance and Louisiana Voodoo folk traditions. The play runs Thurs-Sun, May 2-25. Click here for tickets.   

Tonight: U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey headlines 
PEN World Voices May Day event  

The Nuyo and the PEN World Voices Festival present a May Day literary celebration that features U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Kenyan political cartoonist Gado, our own Mahogany L. Browne and Malcolm Wicks, participants from the Domestic Workers Union writing workshops and other artists who advocate for social change. For tickets, click here.
Saturday: Boxing by Mayweather and Jazz by Rome Neal    

This Saturday Night, watch Floyd Mayweather's boxing match (on our two-story screen!) during Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Jam, featuring musicians Andre Chez Lewis, Jerome Jennings, Rodney James and Shawn Whitehorn Jr. Tix: $15 for the full evening or $10 for just the title fight.

The Nuyo plays Summerstage on August 17 

Join us on August 17 for an outdoor celebration of poetry and jazz when NYC's Summerstage series features the Nuyo. Check out the New York Times' article about Summerstage 2014, which gives us a shout-out.
Tickets are for our upcoming show with Tony winner Sarah Jones(5/28) are nearly sold out - get 'em while you can! 

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is a charitable non-profit organization. Help us continue to provide affordable cultural programming and to serve students from low-income communities by making a tax-deductible donation.

Tickets and information for most shows are available or by calling 212-780-9386. 
Our programs are supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, the Fund for the City of New York, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the Manhattan Borough President.

Need the perfect present for a poet or a fan of the downtown arts scene? A year-long
Nuyorican Poets Cafe 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).

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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

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