The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering live entertainment in New York City, from folk music and protest songs to rap, jazz, poetry, storytelling, and dance.                                                                                
Now celebrating our fortieth year!

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Peoples Voice Cafe

April 20, 2019:

Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover

Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 8pm:

David Amram (A Benefit Concert for Peoples' Voice Cafe)
Composer, conductor, author, and multi-instrumentalist (piano, french horn, flute, guitar) David Amram is one of America's most honored and beloved musicians. He began his career as a French hornist for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington in the 1950s, and later introduced the French horn to jazz, collaborating with Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and others. He created film scores for Splendor in the Grass (1961), Manchurian Candidate (1962), and the beat film Pull My Daisy (1959). He also wrote scores for Shakespeare in the Park in NYC and Arthur Miller. Working with Jack Kerouac, Langston Hughes, and others, Amram experimented with combining jazz and poetry. He has also collaborated with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Paquito D’Rivera, Tito Puente, and scores of others. We are honored to have the legendary David Amram perform this very special benefit concert for the Peoples' Voice Cafe.

"Meanderin' in Mandarin"

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

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

All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays. Doors open at 7:30.
No reservations, so come early to be assured a seat.

$20 suggested contribution -- more if you choose, less if you can't; no one turned away.
For PVC subscribers, students, and youth, the suggested contribution is $12.

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 8pm:

Photo © Robert Corwin

Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration
This year’s celebration of Pete Seeger will be an historic one. It’s Pete’s 100th birthday! So in addition to having a rollicking good time, featuring many of Pete’s favorite songs, sing-alongs and compositions, you might also discover something you did not know about Pete’s amazing and inspirational life. We will attempt in a two-hour program to cover many, if not most, of the different phases of his career, from his upbringing in a highly musical family and early influences through more than 75 years as a performer. Artists include...

Ben Grosscup Bev Grant
Cole Quest & the City Pickers
Hudson Valley Sally Lindsey Wilson
Mike Glick Piedmont Blüz
Robin Greenstein Vincent Cross

... and maybe even a surprise guest or two! This concert will be a benefit for the Peoples' Voice Cafe.

Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 8pm:

The Peace Poets
The Peace Poets are a family born of Hip Hop, heart, and hope in New York City. Some have been friends since childhood, and over time they have built an artist collective of poets, Hip Hop performers, and educators founded on this friendship and their common love for community and creative expression. Grounded in the power of personal narratives and community, The Peace Poets create art that can take you on a journey from the Boogie Down to Berlin, from the border to the bodega.

Pam Parker
"Vocalist Pam Parker blends Billie's precision with Aretha's brand of soul. Parker's been using her perfect, classic voice to lure in crowds for years — it's the combination of sweet tone, spot-on vibrato and something hauntingly reminiscent of the jazz singers of old that makes seeing her live so addictive." – Express Night Out. Her repertoire includes blues, swing, R & B, sixties pop and folk, and the occasional Broadway tune.

Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 8pm:

Carolyn Hester
Folk legend Carolyn Hester, a pioneering figure in the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, came to New York in 1955 and recorded her first album for Coral Records in 1957. Known as a fiercely independent artist, she continues the work of a lifetime using her unique empathy to translate meaningful messages for her audience in the ongoing effort to create a better world. Her honeyed voice has raised up other artists to this calling, from Bob Dylan to Nancy Griffith. Tonight she will be joined by her daughters, Karla and Amy Blume, who continue the tradition of American Folk Singer-Songwriters.

And coming up in the Fall:

Sep 14: Jaeger & Reid + Lizzie Hershon & the Living Room Singers

Sep 21: Scott Cook + Such As Us

Sep 28: Rachael Sage + Ellen Bukstel

The Peoples' Voice Cafe's 2018-2019 season program is supported in part by grants from:

The Puffin Foundation

The Folk Music Society of New York

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