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Nuyorican Poet's Cafe

236 E 3rd St, New York City, NY 10009-7437
+1 212-780-9386
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Intimate and Memorable

I didn't know what exactly to expect when I purchased tickets to the Friday Night Poetry Slam at... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Jamie M
Awesome spot

This spot is nothing but good vibes. I recently published a book and I went for some outreach. I... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
annie R
Bronx, New York
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236 E 3rd St, New York City, NY 10009-7437
East Village
+1 212-780-9386
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I didn't know what exactly to expect when I purchased tickets to the Friday Night Poetry Slam at this venue for my husband and I, especially since we were traveling to NYC from out of state and I had only read a few reviews online....More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This spot is nothing but good vibes. I recently published a book and I went for some outreach. I did the poetry slam and the staff were very supportive . The crowd is super cool. I've been going every Wednesday now for poets open mic....More

Thank annie R
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

And would go back for a poetry slam. Nice and intimate venue. Very well organized and staff was very warm and inviting.

Thank vyakal
Reviewed 4 March 2017

After spending a year living in New York, this is my sole recommendation to new travellers. You'll find great bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods all on your own - that's what's so great about the city; but you absolutely can't miss the poet's open mic night...More

Thank Morris B
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The show I saw was good. I have a problem with a place called a cafe and they don't really serve coffee or food etc. There was a bar and that's all.

1  Thank wilfredon327
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

For a few months I had been trying to find spots to see poetry slams in Harrisburg and this site just kept popping up. Late last year my boyfriend and I were planning a trip to NYC and my mind immediately went to this venue....More

1  Thank sacammack
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This is by far the worst venue I've been to. We had VIP to a concert here. We were not told what time VIP would start and was unable to get in touch with anyone at the venue at all to try to find out....More

Thank MelissaClaire93
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I attended the nuyorican's Wednesday night open mic and it was such a good crowd! Incredible spine-tingling poetry and a great host too. The slam runs until past midnight if there's a long line of poets. On open mic night you can sign up once...More

Thank Chloe L
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a venue where some poets go to showcase their work. Some are well known, others are getting there feet wet, or just using the craft to vent abut whats going on... whether politics, racial pride, respect, skills, the struggle or just living in...More

1  Thank Mercivelli
Reviewed 27 August 2015

My brother and I visited on Wednesday evening for an open poetry slam. The doors were supposed to open at 9, but they were 30 minutes late. The show finally began at 10. There was a long queue though and if you didn't reach by...More

Thank Nishit7
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