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Does Poets House hold open mics?

Poets House does not hold Open Mic events as part of its regular schedule. Here are a few suggestions of other venues to contact.

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
(212) 989-9319
Price: Varies

Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia St. (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
(212) 989-9319
(Holds open mics infrequently)

The Gallery at LPR [(le) Poisson Rouge]
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan & Thompson St.)
(212) 505-3474
Every third Friday of the month, 7:00pm
Price: $7 in advance, $10 at the door

The Inspired Word
Various locations and times; visit website for details
Multiple events every week
(917) 708-1512
Price: Usually $5-$15

KGB Bar
85 E. 4th St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
(347) 441-4481
Mondays at 7:00pm
Price: None listed

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East Third Street
(212) 505-8183
Various times; visit website for details
Price: $13

Open Mic Downstairs
Under St. Mark's Theater
94 St. Mark's Place
(212) 777-6088
Tuesdays at 9:00pm
Price: $3 cover charge

Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St. (between Frost & Richardson St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 302-3770
Sundays 5:00—8:30pm, Must be 21
Free

Rocky Sullivan’s
Last Wednesday Series Reading and Open Mic
34 Van Dyke St. (Dwight St.)
Red Hook, Brooklyn
(718) 246-8050
Last Wednesday of the Month at 7:00pm

SideWalk Open Stage
The Sidewalk Café
94 Avenue A (at E. 6th Street)
(212) 473-7373
Mondays at 7:00pm
Price: No cover, "two something" minimum

Union Square Slam
Bar Thirteen
35 E.13th Street (between Broadway & University Place)
21 and over $5
(212) 979-6677
Every Monday night (6pm free workshop, 7:15pm open mic and slam sign up)

Curious about Poetry Slams? Listen to Mahogany Browne, Taylor Mali, James Merenda, and Jeanann Verlee, representatives from three of New York City’s most prominent poetry slam series, discuss and demonstrate Slam in this program from 2012.

(Updated July 2016)

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