The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering live entertainment in New York City,
presenting folk, blues, jazz, rap, poetry, storytelling, theater & dance since 1979.
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Peoples Voice Cafe

Alcohol-free ~ Fully Wheelchair Accessible

More livestream concerts coming up Oct. 17, Nov. 14, and Dec. 19.

Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 8pm:

Black Lives Matter ~ Livestream Concert

There is a $12 contribution requested to help support these performers, whose usual access to public performance spaces has been limited by Covid. As PVC has a "nobody turned away" policy, we will also be live-streaming the concert at no charge on our Facebook page and Youtube channel. (Look for the LIVE video of this show. Live streams may start a few minutes after 8PM, so please be patient.)

Dilson Hernandez
Dilson is a genre-merging artist from the Bronx. His talents include creative writing, playing various instruments, spoken-word poetry, singing, audio engineering, and beat making. Dilson wishes to change the world with his art and community work, striving for a more progressive and creative future. His adventures towards that end include music workshops in public schools, advocating in courtrooms for incarcerated youth, teaching English in Haiti, and building dorms for children in rural India.

"Hip Hop x South Bronx"

Suzanne Schmid with Your Reckless Mind
Jamaican-born singer-songwriter Suzanne Schmid was raised in Albany, NY, and educated in Chapel Hill, NC. While Suzanne Vega, Natalie Merchant, Paul Simon, Ani Difranco and Tracy Chapman formed the soundtrack of her youth, her songwriting is also influenced by the North Carolina songscape, especially old-time, bluegrass, and country music. Suzanne's solo release, The Field Hand (2016), is a foray into folk, old-time, roots, reggae, and light rock. Together with Philadelphia indie-folk group Your Reckless Mind (Benjamin Le and Sam Leibowitz), Suzanne performs original songs, songs by favorite artists, and traditional songs learned along the way.


Lindsey Wilson
Lindsey Wilson is a superb singer/songwriter who has her feet planted in several worlds; first with her jazz group Lindsey Wilson & The Human Hearts, and widely in the folk world both solo and with Dian Killian, Lara Herskovitch, Bev Grant and many others. Lately she has hooked up with Guinean singer Natu Camara to tour throughout the US and Africa. Lindsey Wilson, leader of the Human Hearts Trio, is a singer-songwriter with a flair for nostalgia and a memorable mix of 70s-style urban folk rock and conscientious lyrics. She embraces issues of the heart and mind through love songs, protest tunes and lyrics of empowerment. Her influences include Odetta, Richie Havens, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, and Carole King.

Community Church of New York U.U.
40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park)
New York, NY, 10016
Cafe entrance is at the far right of the building, at street level.

to 33rd St. (2 1/2 blocks to the church)
to 34th Street/Herald Square (3 1/2 blocks)

Wheelchair accessible (including bathrooms). For info call 212-787-3903.

We hope to reopen physically for in-person performances in 2021, depending on state and local policies.

PVC Solidarity Statement Against Racism

The Peoples' Voice Cafe, started in 1979 by members of Songs of Freedom and Struggle, carries forward the vision of using songs and performance arts for people to live in peace and justice.

To all impacted by the history and continued practice of systemic racism in this country, that has spiraled into yet another unprovoked brutal murder of a Black American by police,

To anyone who has been racially discriminated against in education, healthcare, jobs, poverty, voting or who has not felt free to move about in "the land of the free" without suspicion, harassment or arrest,

We stand with you in solidarity. We stand with you against racism and indifference.

The Peoples' Voice Cafe
is supported in part by grants from:

The Folk Music Society of New York

The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
(Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant)