The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is a nonprofit organization in Alphabet City in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It is a bastion of the Nuyorican art movement in New York City, and has become a forum for poetry, music, hip hop, video, visual arts, comedy and theatre. Several events during the PEN World Voices festival are hosted at the cafe.Use our New York City trip planner to visit Nuyorican Poet's Cafe on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Nuyorican Poet's Cafe Reviews
This place is for the younger set. This night club of sorts has been around for decades. That's why I thought there'd be a more eclectic crowd. Not so much. Black and Hispanic audience, almost... more »
I went to the Friday night poetry slam which is their premier weekly event to see the best live poets. The show started with a guest, then moved on to the slam where three poets battled it out. The.... more »
Amazing experience I thoroughly enjoyed myself, they energy was amazing and the talent was unmatched. I purchased the VIP ticket online and it was well worth it since the outside line was pretty long. Once inside I was able to get a good seat which is pretty awesome considering the place ended up getting super packed with standing room only.
The crowd seems to be changing demographically since I first started attending this place but the talent is still A1 Steak Sauce. It's a great place to bring a date, just try to plan ahead by preparing to wait on line. Advanced tickets online get you in a little faster when they open their doors but waiting at least 45 mins before the door opens should get you decent seats as well. Warning: this place can get packed! So don't come late unless you don't mind trying to peek over everyone from the back or not getting in at all.
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