The following is a calendar of, but not limited to, poetry and spoken word events--primarily open mics, slams, and shows in the NYC area.

 

While M.A. Dennis (Many Attitudes of Dennis - MAD) may appear at some of these events to perform or feature, the main purpose of this list is to spread the word about what's going on at various venues from day to day.

 

Please contact us to publicize an event on this calendar (or provide updated info on one that is already listed). NOTE: Event scheduling is subject to change, so double-check before heading out. Promoters/Venues usually have a social media presence, so look for confirmation online.   

FEBUARY 2018 - "BLACK PANTHER MONTH"
 
NOTE: If you see a weekly, monthly, or other recurring event, but haven't attended in awhile, please double check online/social media before heading out, as the scheduling of promoters, organizers & venues is subject to change. Also, be mindful of the winter season and any possible weather-related cancellations due to inclement conditions.
 
[FEB 01 THU]
 
2/1/18, Thursday, 7:30 PM (Every Thursday)
WORD UP CAFE OPEN MIC
NOTE: Thursday Night Open Mic is primarily for Poets, but all are welcome.
@ Word Up Cafe
652 Pennsylvania Ave., between New Lots & Hegeman, Brooklyn, NY
Directions: Take 3 Train to Pennsylvania Ave., or B15/B83/B20 bus to Pennsylvania & New Lots Ave.
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2/1/18, Thursday, 7:30 PM
GREENLIGHT POETRY SALON
Poetry Reading
@ Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene
Hosted by Angel Nafis
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
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2/1/18, Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
NYU CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM POETRY READING
@ Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011
Free and Open to Public
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2/1/18, Thursday, 7:00 - 11:00 PM (Every FIRST Thursday)
THE BLUE NILE JAM SESSION - Live Music & Open Mic
Dedicated to providing a nurturing space for all artists from all backgrounds, genres, and identities to come and express themselves. 
@ Stratosphere Lounge
227 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Sign up for 4 min open mic slot
With Feature Performer
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[FEB 02 FRI]
 
2/2/18, Friday, 7:30 - 10:30 PM (Every FIRST Friday)
THE ARTIST COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: ANATOMY OF AN IDEA
An Interactive Open Mic where Art meets Activism & Social Change
Artistic Director: Ibrahim Asad Siddiq
Community Discussion: 7:30-8:30pm / Open Mic: 8:30-10:30pm
@ El Fogon Art Center
989 Home Street, Bronx, NY
Directions: Take 2/5 Train to Freeman Ave. Exit near intersection of Freeman Ave. Walk east on Freeman (up the hill) 2 blocks. Make right on Vyse Ave. El Fogon is on the corner of Vyse & Home.
Upcoming Dates: March 2, 2018
Free & Open To The Public
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2/2/18, Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM (Every OTHER Friday)
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC (Sign Up @ 6:30 PM)
"An Open Mic for the Open Mind!" 
With Feature Performers
@ 353 Studios
353 W. 48th Street (2nd Floor), btwn 8th & 9th Ave
Hosted by Viviana / Music by DJ Viv
$3 Cover
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2/2/18, Friday, 7:30 PM (Every Friday)
WORD UP CAFE OPEN MIC
NOTE: Friday Night Open Mic is primarily for Rappers, but all are welcome.
@ Word Up Cafe
652 Pennsylvania Ave., between New Lots & Hegeman, Brooklyn, NY
Directions: Take 3 Train to Pennsylvania Ave., or B15/B83/B20 bus to Pennsylvania & New Lots Ave.
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2/2/18, Friday, 5:00 - 10:30 PM (Every FRIDAY)
ACOUSTIK FRIDAYS!
Happy Hour 5-8 pm; Open Mic/Karaoke/Jam Session 8-10:30 pm
A Unique After Work Experience with Delicious Food Served! Try Casava Fries with Mango Chutney!
@ The Acoustik Garden Lounge
1515 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
First Timers Receive 1 Free Drink
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2/2/18, Friday, 10:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT POETRY SLAM (Late Night Open Mic After Slam)
Watch professional poets perform and see Wednesday night slam winners spit.
Line forms outside an hour before admittance. General admittance starts at 10 PM.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
General Admission: $13
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2/2/18, Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST
Gotham Writers Write-Ins in Manhattan
Sign up in advance or drop in. See website for details: gothamwriters.com
$20 per session
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2/2/18, Friday, 8 PM / Sign Up @ 7:30 PM (EVERY Friday)
WEST PARK NYC OPEN MIC
Happy Hour 5-8 pm; Open Mic/Karaoke/Jam Session 8-10:30 pm
A Unique After Work Experience with Delicious Food Served! Try Casava Fries with Mango Chutney!
@ West-Park Presbyterian Church (Upper West Side)
165 W. 86th St., New York, NY, (212) 362-4890
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[FEB 03 SAT]
 
2/3/18, Saturday, 2:00 - 4:30 PM (Every FIRST Saturday)
NATIONAL WRITER'S UNION presents OPEN MIC
@ The Muhlenberg New York Public Library
Hosted by Lee Christine Brownlee
Admission free. All talents are encouraged to attend.
209 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY, (212) 924-1585
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2/3/18, Saturday, 2:30 - 4:30 PM 
NEWTON LITERARY in partnership with QUEENS LIBRARY
WRITING CLASSES - THIS IS HERE: PLACE IN POETRY
@ Jackson Heights Queens Public Library
Instructed by Joseph O. Legaspi
Admission Free. 
35-51 81st Street, Queens, NY, (718) 899-2500
For more information visit: newtonliterary.org/writingclasses
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[FEB 04 SUN]
 
2/4/18, Sunday, 6:00 PM
Philostoria (An Open Mic With A Twist)
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Sign up at the door. Doors open at 5:45 pm.
Hosted by Julius Baltonado
The Twist: Before each performance (3 minutes max), poet joins host on stage for a short chat. The poet is asked "What's your story?" as well as other interesting questions.
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales. 
 
2/4/18, Sunday, 8:00 PM
PoetNY OPEN MIC - NYC's Poetry Open Mic
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
With Feature Performer
Hosted by Mason Granger
Twenty 3-minute slots. First come, first served. First ten slots Recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's YouTube Channel
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales. 
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[FEB 5 MON]
 
2/5/18, Monday, 6:00 - 11:00 PM (Every Monday)
FREEDOM OF SPEECH OPEN MIC
@ Red Lobster - Harlem, NY (next to the Apollo)
Hosted by Brother Earl Majette; open mic begins at 8 pm
261 W. 125th Street
Free Admission, but please support venue with food/drink purchase
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2/5/18, Monday, 8:30 PM
Bowery Slam
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Hosted by Ashley August
Five slam slots (three 3-minute poems) available. First come, first served.
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales.
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2/5/18, Monday, 9:00 PM
OPEN MIC MONDAY
Play a song, show your stand-up, read a poem -- perform in any genre you want.
You get 5 minutes to show one piece, so impress and make it count.
Only first 25 people can sign-up!
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $8
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[FEB 06 TUE]
 
2/6/18, Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
FIRST TUESDAYS OPEN MIC/READING SERIES (First Tuesday of Month, September through June) with feature performer
@ Espresso 77
35-57 77th St., Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Open mic sign-up starts at 6:30 PM. Keep performance limited to 3 minutes.
$5 Minimum food/beverage purchase at counter required.
Curated by Richard Jeffrey Newman
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2/6/18, Tuesday, 8 PM (Every Tuesday)
EROTIC POETRY OPEN MIC (One of NYC's Longest Running Open Mics)
***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TO LAST FINAL EROTIC POETRY OPEN MIC SHOW AT MOCA LOUNGE***
@ Moca Lounge
Hosted by Matt McCoy & JP Justice
2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd (aka Eighth Ave), on the corner of 119th Street, New York, NY, 10026 
(212) 665-8081
Happy Hour 4-8 PM. Poetry starts at 9 PM.
Admission Free. Two Drink Minimum. (Ask bartenderoni KiKi to try the secret off menu inside joke drinks "Hermaphrodite" & "Double Amputee.")
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2/6/18, Tuesday, 8 - 11 PM (Every Tuesday)
TUESDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC
@ Little Skips
941 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
Hosted by Joe Crow Ryan
8:00 PM Sign-Up, 8:30 PM Performances
All Ages, Performers & Genres Welcomed and Encouraged (Music, Spoken Word, Poetry, Performance Art, Dance, Comedy, Anything Goes) - This is a "Dojo of Shamelessness" if you will.
Keyboard, Amps & Microphones provided.
Beer, Wine, Sake Available (w/ ID) - No BYOB.
Admission: $1.something is the suggested minimum (no one turned away for lack of funds)
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2/6/18, Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Every FIRST Wednesday of the month)
OPEN MIC INFUSION
@ Nabe Underground
2367 Frederick Douglas Blvd., New York, NY
Sign-up Book. No Cover, But Mininmum Food/Beverage Purchase Required.
Contact Queen Chyna for further details: (678) 777-6220 / h2sentertainmentcafe@gmail.com
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[FEB 07 WED]
 
2/7/18, Wednesday, 9:00 PM (Every FIRST Wednesday of the month)
ALL THAT! HIP HOP, POETRY & JAZZ OPEN MIC (A ROCKYPRESENTS.COM EVENT)
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Wiseguy & Gaston
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID
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[FEB 08 THU]
 
2/8/18, Thursday, 7:00 - 11:00 PM (Every Thursday, EXCEPT First Thursdays)
ESSPERIENCE THURSDAYS OPEN MIC 
@ Stratosphere Lounge
227 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
With Feature Performer
Hosted by Essence Da Entertainer
Cover: $7 (Drinks Available)
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2/8/18, Thursday, 7:30 - 11:00 PM 
POETRY/FICTION OPEN MIC 
@ Secret Loft
Greenwich Village, New York, NY 11001 (L Train to 6th Ave)
Sign Up @ 7:30 pm; 5 minute time limit
Featured Readers & Two Open Mic Segments
Curated by Olivia Luisa Mardwig
Cover $7 / Age 21+ / No Door Tickets. 
Buy online in advance: secretloftpoetry7.eventbrite.com
Address will be emailed to ticket holders on day of event.
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[FEB 09 FRI]
 
2/9/18, Friday, 7:30 PM (Every Friday)
WORD UP CAFE OPEN MIC
NOTE: Friday Night Open Mic is primarily for Rappers, but all are welcome.
@ Word Up Cafe
652 Pennsylvania Ave., between New Lots & Hegeman, Brooklyn, NY
Directions: Take 3 Train to Pennsylvania Ave., or B15/B83/B20 bus to Pennsylvania & New Lots Ave.
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2/9/18, Friday, 5:00 - 10:30 PM (Every FRIDAY)
ACOUSTIK FRIDAYS!
Happy Hour 5-8 pm; Open Mic/Karaoke/Jam Session 8-10:30 pm
A Unique After Work Experience with Delicious Food Served! Try Casava Fries with Mango Chutney!
@ The Acoustik Garden Lounge
1515 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
First Timers Receive 1 Free Drink
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2/9/18, Friday, 10:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT POETRY SLAM (Late Night Open Mic After Slam)
Watch professional poets perform and see Wednesday night slam winners spit.
Line forms outside an hour before admittance. General admittance starts at 10 PM.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
General Admission: $13
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2/9/18, Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST
Gotham Writers Write-Ins in Manhattan
Sign up in advance or drop in. See website for details: gothamwriters.com
$20 per session
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2/9/18, Friday, 8 PM / Sign Up @ 7:30 PM (EVERY Friday)
WEST PARK NYC OPEN MIC
Happy Hour 5-8 pm; Open Mic/Karaoke/Jam Session 8-10:30 pm
A Unique After Work Experience with Delicious Food Served! Try Casava Fries with Mango Chutney!
@ West-Park Presbyterian Church (Upper West Side)
165 W. 86th St., New York, NY, (212) 362-4890
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[FEB 10 SAT]
 
2/10/18, Saturday, 2:30 - 4:30 PM 
NEWTON LITERARY in partnership with QUEENS LIBRARY
WRITING CLASSES - CREATIVE WRITING WITH "CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC"
@ Steinway Queens Public Library
Instructed by Nancy Agabian
Admission Free. 
21-45 31st Street, Queens, NY, (718) 728-1965
For more information visit: newtonliterary.org/writingclasses
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[FEB 11 SUN]
 
2/11/18, Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
QUEENS CENTRAL LIBRARY OPEN MIC FOR POETS (Usually Second Sundays)
Come One, Come All, Poetry Peeps and Enthusiasts!
@ Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432, (718) 990-0859
With Feature Performer
Hosted by Micah Eaton Zevin
Free Admission
Upcoming Dates (subject to change due to possible library construction): 3/11/18
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2/11/18, Sunday, 8:00 PM
PoetNY OPEN MIC - NYC's Poetry Open Mic
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
With feature performer
Hosted by Mason Granger
Twenty 3-minute slots. First come, first served. First ten slots Recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's YouTube Channel
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales. 
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[FEB 12 MON]
 
2/12/18, Monday, 8:00 - 11:00 PM (Every Monday)
FREEDOM OF SPEECH OPEN MIC
@ Red Lobster - Harlem, NY (next to the Apollo)
Hosted by Brother Earl Majette
261 W. 125th Street
Free Admission, but please support venue with food/drink purchase
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2/12/18, Monday, 8:30 PM
Bowery Slam 
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Hosted by Ashley August
Five slam slots (three 3-minute poems) available. First come, first served.
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales.
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2/12/18, Monday, 9:00 PM
OPEN MIC MONDAY
Play a song, show your stand-up, read a poem -- perform in any genre you want.
You get 5 minutes to show one piece, so impress and make it count.
Only first 25 people can sign-up!
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $8
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[FEB 13 TUE]
 
2/13/18, Tuesday, 6:45 - 8:30 PM
THE RISK OF DISCOVERY READING SERIES POETRY WORKSHOP & OPEN MIC
@ BLUE CUPS Coffee Shop
38-4 61st St, Woodside, Queens (1.5 blocks from 7 train's 61st St-Woodside subway station)
Come on out! (Friends, Poets, Slam Poets, Rappers, Singers/Songwriters, Acoustic Guitar Players)
Featured Reader: Sherese Francis
Hosted by Micah Zevin
Free Admission with $5 Food/Drink Purchase from Venue.
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2/13/18, Tuesday, 7:00 PM
FAT TUESDAY'S OPEN MIC - Poets Backed By Live Music (Every THIRD Tuesday)
Where Music Meets Spoken Words. All Poets, Singers & Musicians Welcome.
@ Sister's Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center, Inc.
1942 Amsterdam Ave. @ 156th St., New York, NY 10032, (212) 862-3680
Featuring Aquah Tcherbu, Atiba Wilson, Ngoma Hill, and YOU!
Admission: $7
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2/13/18, Tuesday, 8 PM 
EROTIC POETRY OPEN MIC - ***ATTENTION - FINAL SHOW *** (Last Show for One of NYC's Longest Running Open Mics)
@ Moca Lounge
Hosted by Matt McCoy & JP Justice
2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd (aka Eighth Ave), on the corner of 119th Street, New York, NY, 10026 
(212) 665-8081
Happy Hour 4-8 PM. Poetry starts at 9 PM.
Admission Free. Two Drink Minimum. (Ask bartenderoni KiKi to try the secret off menu inside joke drinks "Hermaphrodite" & "Double Amputee.")
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2/13/18, Tuesday, 8 - 11 PM (Every Tuesday)
TUESDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC
@ Little Skips
941 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
Hosted by Joe Crow Ryan
8:00 PM Sign-Up, 8:30 PM Performances
All Ages, Performers & Genres Welcomed and Encouraged (Music, Spoken Word, Poetry, Performance Art, Dance, Comedy, Anything Goes) - This is a "Dojo of Shamelessness" if you will.
Keyboard, Amps & Microphones provided.
Beer, Wine, Sake Available (w/ ID) - No BYOB.
Admission: $1.something is the suggested minimum (no one turned away for lack of funds)
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[FEB 14 WED]
 
2/14/18, Wednesday, 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY SLAM OPEN (Every Wednesday, EXCEPT First Wednesdays)
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9 PM.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Jive Poetic
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $10
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2/14/18, Wednesday, 7:30 - 11:00 PM (SECOND Wednesday of each month)
THE POET WILL BE TELEVISED! Poetry Jam Improv Session with Live Band
Featuring Toni Nicole & Danielle Martin
@ Harlem's Silvana
300 W. 116th St., New York, NY 10026
Hosted by Baxter Woods
Suggested Donation: $5
Tickets available at thepoetinharlem.eventbrite.com
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[FEB 15 THU]
 
2/15/18, Thursday, 7:00 - 11:00 PM (Every Thursday, EXCEPT First Thursdays)
ESSPERIENCE THURSDAYS OPEN MIC 
@ Stratosphere Lounge
227 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
With Feature Performer
Hosted by Essence Da Entertainer
Cover: $7 (Drinks Available)
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[FEB 16 FRI - !!!PREMIERE OF THE BLACK PANTHER MOVIE!!!]
 
2/16/18, Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM (Every OTHER Friday)
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC (Sign Up @ 6:30 PM)
"An Open Mic for the Open Mind!" 
With Feature Performers
@ 353 Studios
353 W. 48th Street (2nd Floor), btwn 8th & 9th Ave
Hosted by Viviana / Music by DJ Viv
$3 Cover
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2/16/18, Friday, 7:30 PM (Every Friday)
WORD UP CAFE OPEN MIC
NOTE: Friday Night Open Mic is primarily for Rappers, but all are welcome.
@ Word Up Cafe
652 Pennsylvania Ave., between New Lots & Hegeman, Brooklyn, NY
Directions: Take 3 Train to Pennsylvania Ave., or B15/B83/B20 bus to Pennsylvania & New Lots Ave.
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2/16/18, Friday, 10:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT POETRY SLAM (Late Night Open Mic After Slam)
Watch professional poets perform and see Wednesday night slam winners spit.
Line forms outside an hour before admittance. General admittance starts at 10 PM.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
General Admission: $13
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2/16/18, Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST
Gotham Writers Write-Ins in Manhattan
Sign up in advance or drop in. See website for details: gothamwriters.com
$20 per session
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2/16/18, Friday, 8 PM / Sign Up @ 7:30 PM (EVERY Friday)
WEST PARK NYC OPEN MIC
Happy Hour 5-8 pm; Open Mic/Karaoke/Jam Session 8-10:30 pm
A Unique After Work Experience with Delicious Food Served! Try Casava Fries with Mango Chutney!
@ West-Park Presbyterian Church (Upper West Side)
165 W. 86th St., New York, NY, (212) 362-4890
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[FEB 17 SAT]
 
2/17/18, Saturday, 10:00 PM (Every THIRD Saturday of the month)
WORDS: HIP HOP & POETRY SHOWCASE & OPEN MIC WITH WISEGUY & GASTON
WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. Notable past performers: Mos Def, Saul Williams.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Wiseguy & Gaston
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID
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[FEB 18 SUN]
 
2/18/18, Sunday, 8:00 PM
PoetNY OPEN MIC - NYC's Poetry Open Mic
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
With Feature Performer
Hosted by Mason Granger
Twenty 3-minute slots. First come, first served. First ten slots Recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's YouTube Channel
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales. 
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[FEB 19 MON]
 
2/19/18, Monday, 6:00 - 12:00 PM (Every Monday); Open Mic starts at 8 PM
FREEDOM OF SPEECH OPEN MIC
@ Red Lobster - Harlem, NY (next to the Apollo)
Hosted by Brother Earl Majette
261 W. 125th Street
Free Admission, but please support venue with food/drink purchase
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2/19/18, Monday, 8:30 PM
Bowery Slam 
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Hosted by Ashley August
Five slam slots (three 3-minute poems) available. First come, first served.
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales.
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2/19/18, Monday, 9:00 PM
OPEN MIC MONDAY
Play a song, show your stand-up, read a poem -- perform in any genre you want.
You get 5 minutes to show one piece, so impress and make it count.
Only first 25 people can sign-up!
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $8
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[FEB 20 TUE]
 
2/20/18, Tuesday, 8 - 11 PM (Every Tuesday)
TUESDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC
@ Little Skips
941 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
Hosted by Joe Crow Ryan
8:00 PM Sign-Up, 8:30 PM Performances
All Ages, Performers & Genres Welcomed and Encouraged (Music, Spoken Word, Poetry, Performance Art, Dance, Comedy, Anything Goes) - This is a "Dojo of Shamelessness" if you will.
Keyboard, Amps & Microphones provided.
Beer, Wine, Sake Available (w/ ID) - No BYOB.
Admission: $1.something is the suggested minimum (no one turned away for lack of funds)
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[FEB 21 WED]
 
2/21/18, Wednesday, 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY SLAM OPEN (Every Wednesday, EXCEPT First Wednesdays)
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9 PM.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Jive Poetic
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $10
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[FEB 22 THU]
 
2/22/18, Thursday, 7:00 - 11:00 PM (Every Thursday, EXCEPT First Thursdays)
ESSPERIENCE THURSDAYS OPEN MIC 
@ Stratosphere Lounge
227 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
With Feature Performer
Hosted by Essence Da Entertainer
Cover: $7 (Drinks Available)
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[FEB 23 FRI]
 
2/23/18, Friday, 7:30 PM (Every Friday)
WORD UP CAFE OPEN MIC
NOTE: Friday Night Open Mic is primarily for Rappers, but all are welcome.
@ Word Up Cafe
652 Pennsylvania Ave., between New Lots & Hegeman, Brooklyn, NY
Directions: Take 3 Train to Pennsylvania Ave., or B15/B83/B20 bus to Pennsylvania & New Lots Ave.
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2/23/18, Friday, 10:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT POETRY SLAM (Late Night Open Mic After Slam)
Watch professional poets perform and see Wednesday night slam winners spit.
Line forms outside an hour before admittance. General admittance starts at 10 PM.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
General Admission: $13
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2/23/18, Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (usually Last Friday of the month)
YONKERS' XPRESS YOURSELF OPEN MIC
Hip Hop - Spoken Word - Jazz - Music - Art - Feature Performers
Limited Open Mic Sign-Up begins at 6:30 PM
@ Blue Door Art Center
13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY
Hosted By: Soul Bey, Ken Gates, Golda Solomon
Music By: DJ Mack Soundz
Admission $2 (Donations Accepted)
Free Refreshments
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2/23/18, Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST
Gotham Writers Write-Ins in Manhattan
Sign up in advance or drop in. See website for details: gothamwriters.com
$20 per session
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2/23/18, Friday, 8 PM / Sign Up @ 7:30 PM (EVERY Friday)
WEST PARK NYC OPEN MIC
Happy Hour 5-8 pm; Open Mic/Karaoke/Jam Session 8-10:30 pm
A Unique After Work Experience with Delicious Food Served! Try Casava Fries with Mango Chutney!
@ West-Park Presbyterian Church (Upper West Side)
165 W. 86th St., New York, NY, (212) 362-4890
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[FEB 24 SAT]
 
2/24/18, Saturday, 7:00 - 11:00 PM (Every FOURTH Saturday)
BROOKLYN SOULCIAL CULTURE LOUNGE (with Open Mic segment)
A social gathering (discussion, performance, music, laughter and love) to celebrate all forms of artistry: dancing, poetry, singing, rapping, live instruments, comedy, storytelling, visual arts, ventriloquism, magic--featuring Guest Artists, Open Mic, Crowd Games, Interactive Networking, Gourmet Food, Featured Vendors and Complimentary Drinks. 
@ Nicholas Brooklyn (Restoration Plaza)
1396 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216, (718) 858-4400
Hosted by Jashua Sa-Ra Earthiopian / Sounded by DJ Hassan Shabazz
Admission: $7 before 8 pm; $10 after 8 pm; Children up to 14 are free
Directions: A/C train to Nostrand, or C train to Kingston 
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[FEB 25 SUN]
 
2/25/18, Sunday, 8:00 PM
PoetNY OPEN MIC - NYC's Poetry Open Mic
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Hosted by Mason Granger
Twenty 3-minute slots. First come, first served. First ten slots Recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's YouTube Channel
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales. 
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[FEB 26 MON]
 
2/26/18, Monday, 8:00 - 11:00 PM (Every Monday)
FREEDOM OF SPEECH OPEN MIC
@ Red Lobster - Harlem, NY (next to the Apollo)
Hosted by Brother Earl Majette
261 W. 125th Street
Free Admission, but please support venue with food/drink purchase
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2/26/18, Monday, 8:30 PM
Bowery Slam
@ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Hosted by Ashley August
Five slam slots (three 3-minute poems) available. First come, first served.
$10 admission (Advance discount tickets $8)
Visit bowerypoetry.com for more info about online ticket sales.
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2/26/18, Monday, 9:00 PM
OPEN MIC MONDAY
Play a song, show your stand-up, read a poem -- perform in any genre you want.
You get 5 minutes to show one piece, so impress and make it count.
Only first 25 people can sign-up!
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $8
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[FEB 27 TUE]
 
2/27/18, Tuesday, 8 - 11 PM (Every Tuesday)
TUESDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC
@ Little Skips
941 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221
Hosted by Joe Crow Ryan
8:00 PM Sign-Up, 8:30 PM Performances
All Ages, Performers & Genres Welcomed and Encouraged (Music, Spoken Word, Poetry, Performance Art, Dance, Comedy, Anything Goes) - This is a "Dojo of Shamelessness" if you will.
Keyboard, Amps & Microphones provided.
Beer, Wine, Sake Available (w/ ID) - No BYOB.
Admission: $1.something is the suggested minimum (no one turned away for lack of funds)
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[FEB 28 WED]
 
2/28/18, Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (LAST Wednesday of Every Month)
RIMES OF THE ANCIENT MARINER OPEN MIC 
& SILVER-TONGUED DEVILS FEATURE PERFORMANCES
Hosted by Phillip Giambri aka "The Ancient Mariner"
@ Three of Cups Lounge
83 First Avenue @ 5th Street, New York, NY, (212) 388-0059
Open Mic Sign-Up @ 6 PM (15 Slots Only! Come EXTRA EARLY To Ensure Your Spot On The List)
21 & Over, $5 Admission - Please Support The Bar/Venue!
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2/28/18, Wednesday, 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY SLAM OPEN (Every Wednesday, EXCEPT First Wednesdays)
Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9 PM.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St. (Lower East Side), New York, NY
Hosted by Jive Poetic
Directions: F train to 2nd Avenue or J/M/Z to Essex/Delancey
Admission: $10
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***** OTHER (RESEARCH ONLINE FOR MORE INFO) *****
 
ALL ABOARD THE EXPRESS OPEN MIC/TALENT MOVEMENT
@ The Acoustik Garden Lounge
1515 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
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ACRES BBQ MONDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC FOR SINGERS, MUSICIANS & POETS (NO COMICS)
@ Acres BBQ
5742 Myrtle Ave., Queens, NY, (978) 844-4323
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THE OPEN MIC UNDER ST. MARKS
@ The UNDER St. Mark's Theater
$4 / 7 Minutes
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BROOKLYN OPEN MIC @ TEA LOUNGE
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SEARCH "OPEN MIC" ON FACEBOOK, OR GOOGLE "OPEN MICS IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, ETC., AND DO POETRY-RELATED KEY WORD SEARCHES ON OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS AS WELL. THERE ARE MANY MORE OPEN MICS/POETRY SHOWS/READINGS GOING ON THAN WHAT IS LISTED HERE.
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