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Open Mics in New York, NY

Session 73

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Sunday at 6:30pm

Hosted by Dan

1359 1st Ave
New York, NY
phone:212-517-4445
venue:session73.com
host:session73.com

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  • Last updated: February 24, 2018

Parkside Lounge

venue:facebook.com/pages/The-Parkside-Lounge/187845019668
event:greatweatherformedia.com/calendar
host:greatweatherformedia.com

All styles of poetry and spoken word welcome at this friendly event. We have one or two featured writers every week. There is a two drink minimum (tea and soft drinks available as well as alcoholic). $2 donation is appreciated. 21+ with ID. Sign-up from 3:45pm.

great weather for MEDIA is a small press based in NYC. We focus on the bright, the dark, and the unpredictable. The press accepts poetry submissions for its anthologies.

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William Barnacle Tavern

venue:facebook.com/William-Barnacle-Tavern-323687330991867
event:facebook.com/SundaysWithSeth
host:SethBlumNYC.com

No cover or covers (Original music, comedy, monologues, poetry, political diatribes, and/or spoken word).

All ages welcome (It is a "tavern" w/ a full bar, not a "bar")

Full weighted keyboard provided, otherwise BYO instruments.

At the cozy William Barnacle Tavern - former speakeasy and current absinthe specialist. Home of Theatre 80 - 90210theMusical.com, BaysidetheMusical.com, FullHousetheMusical.com and others!

PLUS

Delicious menu of hot dogs and knishes by Feltman's of Coney Island!

https://theatre80.wordpress.com/about-80…/feltmans-hot-dogs/

Hosted by Seth Blum

SethBlumNYC.com

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  • Last updated: May 4, 2017

St. John's Lutheran Church

Kairos Poetry Café (music, comedy, poetry)
Third Sunday of the month at 2pm

Hosted by Marvin Camillo Valentine

81 Christopher Street
New York, NY
An open mic with featured artists, we welcome poets, musicians, theatre artists, singers, you name it. Sign up at 2 pm or when you arrive (but that is a gamble). A very friendly space. Refreshments served. Suggested donation: $3

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Black & White Bar

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
First Sunday of the month at 8pm

Hosted by Matt Grosso

86 East 10th. Street
New York, NY
phone:212-253-0246

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  • Last updated: August 1, 2017

Parkside Lounge

venue:facebook.com/pages/The-Parkside-Lounge/187845019668
event:inspiredwordnyc.com

InspiredWordNYC.com Presents NYC's hottest open mic in one of NYC's hottest performance venues - The Inspired Word @ the newly renovated Parkside Lounge!

Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID)

InspiredWordNYC.com Presents NYC's hottest open mic in one of NYC's hottest performance venues - The Inspired Word @ the newly renovated Parkside Lounge!

Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID)

Advance tix @ https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com/

When: EVERY Monday Night

Where: The Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston Street

Manhattan, New York 10002

Doors open @ 6:30pm

This is a VERY popular open mic. We STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance to guarantee a performance slot.

Full backline. Honky-tonk piano and Casio Semi-Weighted Keyboard. Cool stage. Comfy cabaret-style seating. Cheap drinks, including the Bailout Package (shot of whisky + 22-ounce beer) for only $8, and $2 non-alcoholic options available.

Cover charge: $10 for solo performer or audience member at the door

Discount options online @ https://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com/ (to guarantee a slot) or at the door.

Check out our website @ http://InspiredWordNYC.com for our entire calendar and more info.

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The PIT Underground

phone:212-563-7488
venue:thepit-nyc.com/events/electric-stage
event:facebook.com/Electric-Stage-with-Gregory-Levine-315712592467173
host:tenfootrat.com

Musicians, dancers, comics, actors: Workshop, TRY something new, SEE something wild! EVERYthing* welcome: Every kind of Music, Comedy, Theater, Dance, Weird, Beautiful, Dumb, Great!

$5 for 5 mins / longer Featured slots avail weekly (contact Gregory Levine to book!)

Keyboard, piano, DI plug-ins for instruments avail. Bring music tracks and video files, too! All tech requests taken.

Full bar upstairs!

ELECTRIC STAGE at the PIT Theater, 123 E. 24th St, bet Park and Lex.

Every Monday, 10pm-12 Midnight, signup at 9pm.

___

* everything but fire and glitter!

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New York Comedy Club

Open Mic Comedy / Performers Monday Nite (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Monday at 5:30pm

Hosted by Tim Davis

241 E 24 St
New York, NY
phone:212-696-5233
venue:newyorkcomedyclub.com
host:comedycoachnyc.com

This listing was last updated over 5 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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  • Last updated: March 25, 2014

Mess Hall

host:facebook.com/RedRachNYC/
Sign-ups begin @ 6:30, Open Mic from 7-9pm, with potential to go a bit later if running behind. Sometimes there's a Featured Opener. All performers welcome! Music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, dance, anything goes! House guitar provided, amp to plug in any other instrument. Great casual environment to come drink and even try out new material!

This listing was last updated over 2 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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  • Last updated: June 30, 2017

The West End

RUCKUS!! Variety Show (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Monday at 10pm

Hosted by Joey Ruckus

955 West End Ave
New York, NY
phone:212-531-4759
venue:thewestendlounge.com
host:joeyruckus.com

The RUCKUS variety show

OPEN MIC SHOWCASE

is back EVERY WEEK

& BADDER THAN EVER!!

Joey Ruckus and his cohorts present their most RUCK'd UP performances, and the audience decides who wins title of "Most Ruck'd UP" betch of the evening.

If the stage ain't true, the crowd will boo!!!!!!

Singers, Comedians, Instrumentalists, Queens, Magicians & Jugglers & Acrobats & People who think they're Batman!!!!

Sign UP for your own spot to show your ruckus!

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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  • Last updated: December 30, 2015

Red Lobster

Freedom of Speech Open Mic (music, poetry)
Every Monday at 8pm

Hosted by Brother Earl

261 West 125th St
New York, NY

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  • Last updated: April 24, 2018

Bluestockings Bookstore

Women's / Trans' Poetry Jam & Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Last Monday of the month at 7pm
172 Allen Street
New York, NY
venue:bluestockings.com

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  • Last updated: June 26, 2019

Nuyorican Poets Café

OMM (Open Mic Monday) (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Monday at 9pm

Hosted by Nisha Asnani

236 East 3rd St
New York, NY
venue:nuyorican.org
host:reverbnation.com/nishaasnani

Every Monday Night at 9PM

All Art Forms Welcome!

9:00PM | $5

First 25 are guaranteed 5 minutes of performance time. Arrive early to sign up, line starts at 8pm.

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  • Last updated: July 23, 2017

The Winslow

The Offbeat Extravaganza (music, comedy, poetry)
Second and fourth Monday of the month at 8pm

Hosted by Joseph Weinhouse

243 East 14th Street
New York, NY
phone:212-777-7717
venue:thewinslownyc.com

FREE

5-7 minute sets

Sign up, go up

An alternative comedy open mic but all acts are welcome.

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Mess Hall

1 hour open mic and 1 hour of featured performers of all kinds, rotating talented hosts!

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Under St Marks Theatre

Open Mic at UNDER St. Marks (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Tuesday at 9pm
94 St Marks Place
New York, NY

$5 Tickets always Available at the door.

At The Mic Under St. Marks the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get 7 minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York City. Whether it’s a performance art piece, comedy, music, storytelling, dance, or something entirely off the top of your head, you'll find a home in the attentive welcoming community at UNDER St. Marks.

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  • Last updated: November 1, 2019

Otto's Shrunken Head Tiki Bar and Lounge

phone:212-228-2240
venue:ottosshrunkenhead.com

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Parkside Lounge

venue:facebook.com/pages/The-Parkside-Lounge/187845019668
event:inspiredwordnyc.com
host:inspiredwordnyc.com

NYC's hottest weekly indie showcase + open mic in one of NYC's hottest downtown performance venues - The Inspired Word @ the renovated Parkside Lounge!

Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID)

When: EVERY Tuesday Night

Where: The Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston Street

Manhattan, New York 10002

Directions:

By Subway: Take the F to Second Avenue. Go up the 1st Avenue stairs and head East on Houston Street.1

Doors open @ 6:30pm.

This is a VERY popular open mic. We STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance @ https://nyctuesdayopenmic.eventbrite.com to guarantee a performance slot. Make sure to purchase ticket with your desired time slot window.

Full backline. Honky-tonk piano and Casio Semi-Weighted Keyboard. Cool stage. Comfy cabaret-style seating. Cheap drinks, including the Bailout Package (shot of whisky + 22-ounce beer) for only 8$, and $2 non-alcoholic options available.

15 slots, 7 minutes apiece for anything spoken, 8 minutes for singers/musicians (if you have backing tracks bring them on either mp3 player or smartphone).

A warm, supportive community of artists. Real crowds. And a great place to network.

*****

Cover charge:

$10 for solo performer or audience member @ the door. Discount options online @ https://nyctuesdayopenmic.eventbrite.com.

You can pay online (to guarantee a slot) or at the door.

***1 DRINK MINIMUM INSIDE VENUE PER PERSON (but the drinks are super cheap and $2 non-alcoholic options available)***

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Gracie's Corner Diner

phone:212-737-8505
venue:graciesdinernyc.com
host:peterchelnik.com
2 features w/open mic, sign-up for open mic between 6:30 - 6:45 p.m.

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  • Last updated: November 6, 2017

Moca Bar and Lounge

phone:212-665-8081
host:instagram.com/wordvomitpoets
We have created Harlem's Hot Spot on Tuesday nights. A place an artist can feel at home. Support, love, and creativity are the three foundations of our event. Come by and release. RSVP at our IG bio

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  • Last updated: September 13, 2019

SpoonfedNYC Restaurant

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
First and second Tuesday of the month at 9:30pm

Hosted by D'Ambrose

331 W51 Street
New York, NY
phone:646-368-1854
venue:spoonfednyc.com
Darker the Berry jam night is a mic-less performance setting. Great acoustics, great pianist who plays by ear or reads your sheet music. Come join us and mix with and support , novices, amateurs and Broadway professionals.

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El Barrio’s Artspace PS109

phone:612-333-9012
venue:artspace.org/our-places/el-barrio-s-artspace-ps109
event:manhattanopenmic.com
host:thepoemguy.com

All types of performance is welcome.

Doors open at 7

Sign up at 7:30

Show starts at 8

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  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

The Luxor Lounge

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 5:15pm
118 MacDougal
New York, NY
Come one come all! 5 or more min… just buy a drink! (or a hookah)

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  • Last updated: September 11, 2019

The Living Gallery Outpost

venue:facebook.com/thelivinggalleryoutpost
event:facebook.com/analogcinema

LIVING VOLUME - OPEN MIC


for poets, writers, comedians and performers


Every third Wednesday of the month

hosted by Erica Schreiner

On a mission to bring authentic art and poetry back to the city! 

8-10PM

Sigh up at 7:45PM

First come, first perform! 
Sign up at the door. 
7 minutes each

BYOB welcome

$5

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/120724608632449

The Living Gallery Outpost

246 E.4th St., New York, New York 10009

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Nuyorican Poets Café

venue:nuyorican.org
event:facebook.com/RockyPresentsEvents

ALL THAT! HIP HOP POETRY & JAZZ

OPEN MIC NIGHT

HOSTED BY WISEGUY & GASTON

OPEN MIC WITH THE ALL THAT BAND

WED march 5th 9PM

FIRST WED OF EVERY MONTH

$10 W/ STUDENT I.D. $13W/OUT

NUYORICAN POETS CAFE

234 EAST 3RD ST. / NYC

This listing was last updated over 6 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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  • Last updated: February 18, 2014

SoHo Playhouse

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 5:30pm

Hosted by Matt Tanzosh

15 Vandam Street
New York, NY
phone:212-691-1555
venue:sohoplayhouse.com
Free mic, first come, first serve. Tip your bartender!

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  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

Paddy Reilly's Music Bar

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 7pm

Hosted by Craig Tichy

519 2nd Ave
New York, NY
phone:212-686-1210

This listing was last updated 6 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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  • Last updated: August 1, 2019

Silvana

venue:silvana-nyc.com
event:reverbnation.com/thepoetwillbetelevised
host:thereclife.org

For three years running, The R.E.C. Life (Royaltie Entertainment Company) has hosted the best poetry jam session in New York City! "The Poet WILL Be Televised!" will it's monthly poetic jam session on the second Wednesday of each month, at 8PM at Harlem's Silvana!

Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter P Wordsworth, "The Poet WILL Be Televised" pays homage to Gil Scott Heron, iconic for the world-renowned poem "The Revolution Will Not be Televised." We allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way.

If you would like to perform during the open mic, please remember, TRACKS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT! The live band will be happy to assist you in any musical stylings you may desire.

Suggested Donation: $5

Dates:

October 11

November 8

December 13

January 10

Follow us at @TheRECLife

and

www.thereclife.org

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  • Last updated: September 11, 2019

Billie's Black

event:facebook.com/YummyYamika

Keela's 2 Poets & a Comic Open Mic

8 Open Mic slots

7 minutes each slot

Each month

Feature poet

Feature comedian

Feature host

Every 4th Wednesday

7pm-9pm

$10 admissions + $10 purchase

Looking for feature poets & comedians.

Email yummyyamika@live.com

This listing was last updated over 5 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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  • Last updated: August 5, 2014

Studio 735

Open Mic Poetry Night
Every Wednesday at 8pm

Hosted by AJAMU

735 St. Nicholas Ave
New York, NY
Come uptown to Harlem for open Mic poetry, good drinks and positive vibrations!

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  • Last updated: January 21, 2015

Music Inn

Music Inn Open Mic (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Thursday at 8pm
169 West 4th St
New York, NY
phone:212-243-5715
venue:musicinnonline.com
7:30pm sign up. First come, first served.

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  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

El San Juan

Open Mike (comedy, poetry)
Selected Thursdays at 6:30pm

Hosted by June

1429 5th Avenue
New York, NY
phone:973-234-8388
venue:sanjuanon5th.com

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  • Last updated: February 11

Silk Road Cafe

host:yosemicnyc.com
yosemic’s Open Mic Night is a place for various artists, musicians, dancers, singers, and other creators to showcase their work. The venue, a local hidden gem downtown, is a popular place for millennials to gather. Inside we feature gallery booth displays for up-and-coming visual artists, fashion designers, and craftspeople.

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Justice Center en el Barrio

phone:212-907-7118
venue:facebook.com/JusticeCenterEnElBarrio
host:answercoalition.org

Where True Artists & Revolutionaries Rise!

Come join the ANSWER coalition at the Justice Center en El Barrio for our monthly open mic. This month we will be celebrating the revolutionary womyn (s)heroes in honor of International Women's Day in March. Aside from being a community mic open to all we will be featuring special guest artists, so hang tight! Liberation Mic is a space for all people to share all forms of art and revolutionary consciousness. Bring your rhymes, your poetry, or any sort of expression - all art is welcome- all you need to do is sign up!

$5 dollar suggested donation but no one turned away for lack of funds!

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  • Last updated: March 9, 2016

West Park Center

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Friday at 7:30pm

Hosted by David Lyons and Dion Thompson

165 West 86th St.
New York, NY
phone:212-362-4890
event:facebook.com/WPNYCOpenMic

Mainly geared for singer-songwriters but all talent welcome.

Excellent sound system and engineer,

Beer and soft drinks available.

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  • Last updated: December 2, 2017

Broadway Comedy Club

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Friday at 5:30pm

Hosted by Sassi Keegan

318 West 53rd St
New York, NY
phone:212-757-2323
venue:broadwaycomedyclub.com
host:asassipartyperformer.com

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria

Q & T Community Poetry and Storytelling Open Mic (music, comedy, poetry)
Second Friday of the month at 6:30pm

Hosted by Memphis Washington

2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
phone:347-688-4456
venue:wordupbooks.com

Join Q & T Community every 2nd Friday of the month to share poetry, stories and merriment.

Q & T Community is a monthly LGBTQIA+ open mic and event series hosted by Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria volunteers.

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  • Last updated: November 14, 2019

Nuyorican Poets Café

venue:nuyorican.org
host:rockypresents.com

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  • Last updated: March 12, 2019

Studios 353

Nomad's Choir (music, poetry)
Second Saturday of the month at 4pm

Hosted by Joshua Meander

353 W. 48th St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY
phone:917-292-2683

Nomad's Choir is a Open mic. Second Saturday each month for poets, folk singers, and acoustic music. Supportive crowd, free poetry magazine available,chance to get published, features get paid, interactive audience, reenactment of scenes from movies, duets. Clean room with windows and a good piano.

$3.00 admission

Take elevator to second floor

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  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

New York Public Library, Muhlenberg branch

phone:212-924-1585
venue:nypl.org/locations/muhlenberg
event:nwuny.org
This is an old school open mic… no slammin' just jammin'… No hating, just participating! Sign-up at 2:00pm. Bring your poetry, short stories, spoken word, prose, and music (if it relates to the word.)

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The Bitter End

phone:212-673-7030
venue:bitterend.com
event:facebook.com/bitterendopenmic
host:evankremin.com
Every Saturday, 1:00 PM - 6 PM, sign up at 12:30 PM (unless otherwise noted on Bitter End schedule - http://www.bitterend.com/schedule/). Open to singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, hip-hop artists, poets, comedians, storytellers, actors etc. Backing tracks accepted, and a house acoustic guitar and baby grand piano are available for use. Under 18 must be accompanied by legal guardian.

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  • Submitted by Evan Kremin
  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

Nuyorican Poets Café

Cadence & Culture, Poems & Punchlines (music, comedy, poetry)
Selected Saturdays at 9:30pm

Hosted by June Morris/This Life

236 East 3rd St
New York, NY
venue:nuyorican.org

Saturday Night Live Open Mic Event… Poetry and Comedy Showcase… Cadence & Culture Poems & Punchlines… Hosted/Produced By June Morris/This Life… @ Nuyorican Poets Cafe

February 29TH, 2020 9:30PM

Enter The Cafe And Ask This Life For The Sign Up Sheet…

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  • Last updated: February 13

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