The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering
quality entertainment in New York City.

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PVC in the media:
The Indypendent
Columbia Spectator

Ray Korona Interview
Woody Guthrie Centennial Show
Peoples' Voice Cafe Anthem

The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 East 35th St. (between Madison Ave. & Park Ave.)
New York, NY, 10016

Take the #6 train to 33rd St.; or the B, D, F, N, Q or R train to 34th Street.

All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays; doors open at 7:30. We do not accept reservations in advance, so come early to be assured of a seat.

$18 contribution -- more if you choose, less if you can't; no one turned away. If you are a member of Peoples' Voice Cafe, the suggested contribution is $10.

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

March 29, 2014:

Terry Kitchen
Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by The Boston Globe, Terry Kitchen's songs are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. Kitchen's songs have won the USA and the Mid-Atlantic song contests and been runners-up in the John Lennon Song Contest, and he has released ten CDs since the 1990s. His debut novel, Next Big Thing, is set in the 1980s music scene, when Kitchen sang with the group Loose Ties.

Pat Lamanna
Pat’s songs have been praised highly by Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, David Roth, and others. They have a strong folk influence, and cover issues such as peace, religion, the environment, and personal topics. They are carefully crafted and lyric-driven, with tunes that are eminently singable. She has two solo albums, Full Circle (2009) and Do I Know My Song Well Enough to Start Singing Yet? (2012).

Mara Levine & Caroline Cutroneo
Mara and Caroline have gorgeous voices, which they blend in tight harmonies, singing original, traditional and contemporary folk and blues. Mara has been called "one of the best singers of her generation" by Christine Lavin, and her latest CD, Jewels and Harmony, was the #1 album on the Folk Chart January 2013 and #3 for 2013. Caroline is an award-winning singer/songwriter-guitarist who delights her audience with originals and rare finds from traditional folk songs, depression-era jug bands, and newly-discovered treasures from the sixties folk revival.

April 5, 2014:

The Ray Korona Band
Join band members Barry Kornhauser, Ellen Davidson, Gina Tlamsa, Ivice and Ray with piano virtuoso Rick Ulfik for the Ray Korona Band’s annual homecoming concert for friends and activists! Lots of new songs on current social justice issues, love, life and survival! Enjoy a musical celebration of Pete Seeger, the Raging Grannies, fearless demonstrators, workers, environmentalists and all those taking a stand for a better world. Not to mention the band’s fabulous acoustic instrumentation, polished vocal harmonies, and a special guest set by Kicking Down Doors, featuring Autumn Walden & Ernie Tokay!

April 12, 2014:

Pete Seeger Celebration Sing-Along
Let's celebrate the life and music of Pete Seeger! Several of our favorite Peoples' Voice Cafe performers have volunteered to serve as song leaders. This is a fully participatory event, so come prepared to sing. We are not charging our regular admission, but we are requesting a voluntary $5 or $10 contribution to cover our rent and other overhead expenses.

April 26, 2014:

Irthlingz: Sharon Abreu & Mike Hurwicz
Sharon Abreu (vocals, fiddle, guitar) and Michael Hurwicz (vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass) met at the People's Voice Café in 1998. In 1999, they brought their environmental musical show Turn the World Upside-Down to the NYC public schools. Sharon and Mike are founders of the nonprofit Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education. Sharon played fiddle in the Ray Korona Band for several years and has sung for Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai and at the U.N. Her song "Change in the Climate" became the climate change theme song for the radio show EcoTalk on Air America. In 2011, She received the Spirit of Nature, Ecology and Society Environmental Justice Award at CUNY for her show The Climate Monologues. Tonight Sharon & Mike will offer songs for peace and environmental healing, and selections from The Climate Monologues.

Colleen Kattau & Some Guys
Colleen Kattau is a performer whose indie ecletic folk and socio-environmentalist music is "power and beauty steeping in a fine tea." Colleen has four CDs and three benefit CDs. Her fifth recording, The Living Years, will appear this spring in the art journal, Corresponding Voices. Colleen and Some Guys (Brandt on bass, Yaman on sax and vocals) inspire hope and spark imagination and participation. They were recently showcased at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, and at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Under the name, Dos XX, they won the 2013 Band Contest at Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in Ithaca, NY. Colleen is an arts activista who believes in the transformative power of song and all the arts to create a better world.

And Coming Up...

May 3: Ben Tousley & Sue Kranz; Carrie & Michael Kline

May 10: SONiA of Disappear Fear

May 17: 50th Anniversary Tribute to Freedom Summer