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Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Opening Date: Apr 18, 2014

Open run

Running Time: 01:15

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe

236 East 3rd St New York, NY 10009-7437

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Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe gives voice to a diverse group of rising poets, actors, filmmakers and musicians who have not yet found consistent havens for their work. The Cafe champions the use of poetry, jazz, theater, hip hop and spoken word as means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists. Our community of spectators, artists and students is a reflection of New York City's diverse population; Allen Ginsberg called the Cafe "the most integrated place on the planet.”

The Cafe’s slam team has been ranked among the top five teams in the nation almost every year since 1990.  We won the National Poetry Slam in 1998, and our slam team is currently ranked third in the United States

SPOTLIGHT: New Masculinities: Poetry & Conversation with Carlos iro Burgos

Carlos iro Burgos, creator of and author of Spanglibonics and From Boy to IRO, will share new poetry and host a conversation in an effort to deepen our understandings of masculinities. iro's poetry is often assigned as required reading within college classrooms to explore Puerto Rican history, culture, and masculinity.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission (for most shows)

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Full-price tickets

$10 - $25

Lottery & Rush

$12 - students with valid ID at the door.




No parking convenient to theatre.

Curb Ramps




Directions Subway

<p>Closest Subway Stop is 2nd Ave on the F Train:</p><p>F Train to 2nd Ave Station. Get out at the 1st Ave exit and walk east to Ave B. This is the closest subway train stop, since you'll be getting out on East Houston St, which is already below 14th St, and you'll be getting out on 1st Ave, which is pretty far east.</p><p>R Train to 8th St Station. This is a bit of a walk but you're in the neighborhood. You'll end up on Broadway and West 8th St when you get off the subway.




Street level, no steps. There are no steps inside the theatre.

Visual Assistance

No visual aids.

Water Fountain


Assisted Listening System


Wheelchair Info

Theatre is not wheelchair accessible.

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