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) 614-0505
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

Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Every Tuesday at 7:30pm
Price: None listed

The Inspired Word
Various locations and times; visit website for details
Most recently at Bareburger
85 Second Ave. (at E. 5th St.) 2nd Floor
(212) 510-8610
Price: Usually $10

85 E. 4th St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
(212) 505-3360
Mondays at 7:00pm
Price: None listed

Louder Arts presents…“The Slam”
Bar Thirteen
35 E.13th Street (between Broadway & University Place)
$5 students/ $6 regular
(212) 979-6677

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East Third Avenue
(212) 780-9386
Mondays at 9:00pm, other Open Mics on occasion
Price: $7 Wednesday

Penny's Open Mic (now called “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

Rocky Sullivan’s
Last Wednesday Series Reading and Open Mic
34 Van Dyke St. (Dwight St.)
Red Hook, Brooklyn
(718) 246-1793
Last Wednesday of the Month at 7:00pm

The Starving Artist Cafe & Gallery
249 City Island Ave, Bronx
(718) 885-3779
(Open mics held only on occasion)

Urbana Poetry Slam
The Sidewalk Café
94 Avenue A (at E. 6th Street)
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Price: $5

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, 7pm 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 June 2014)