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

New Location!
We have moved to The Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall at 239 Thompson Street, New York NY 10012, in the heart of the historic Greenwich Village neighborhood! Please note that this is not the Judson main sanctuary on West 4th Street. The Assembly Hall is instead on the lower level of the church administration building around the corner, half a block south of Washington Square Park.
See map.

Our Spring 2022 season is officially over, but here are two upcoming events we recommend!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 7:30-10pm:
The First Annual George Floyd Memorial Concert
The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St., NYC

Tickets (In-person and Livestream):
In-person tickets have been reduced to $50, and PVC discount allows a further 25% reduction.
Click "unlock" and enter code 25PMNPVC.
Livestream tickets: $9.99
Relatives of George Floyd will be on the program. And some PVC favorites will be performing, including Judy Gorman, Mike & Aleksi Glick, and Chris "Oledude" Owens!
A portion of the proceeds from this Concert will be sent to the City of Buffalo to assist victims of this past weekend's massacre, and victim families. For more details about performers, speakers and honorees, and how to get your PVC discount, click on this letter from Chris Owens of Artivistus, and on this Update.

Click here to see a flyer.

Sponsored by A Soulful Heart.

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 11am - 5pm:

Peoples' Voice Cafe Stage at Porch Stomp 2022, Outdoors and In-Person, on Governors Island
Porch Stomp is a free annual celebration of bluegrass, folk, old-time and roots music on Governors Island on the porches of historic Nolan Park. The Peoples' Voice Cafe Stage will feature a star-studded lineup of some of our most popular performers!

Preliminary Schedule: 

11:00am - 11:30am 
Steve Suffet, anchor / MC
Open stage for any Peoples' Voice Cafe performers, past or present. 

11:30am - 12:00 noon
Mario Cancel-Bigay, featured opening artist

12:00 noon - 1:00pm
Lindsey Wilson, MC
Steve Suffet
Thelma Thomas
Sharleen Leahey + accompanists

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marie Mularczyk O'Connell, MC + Mountain Maidens (Candice Baranello & Lorraine Berger) 
Joel Landy
Hudson Valley Sally (Dave Tarlo, Laurie Siegel, Terry Colliton)
Barry Oreck

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Judy Gorman, MC
Fred Arcoleo
Bob Malenky

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sally Campbell, MC
Joshua Garcia
Pat Lamanna
Lydia Adams Davis

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gary Allard, MC
Chris Lang
Cleo Knopf
Ranzo Boys (Jules Peiperl & Lafayette Matthews)
Governors Island Visitor Information: 

Our Fall 2022 Season begins Saturday, September 10, with
Bev Grant & Mario Giacalone with the Bev Grant Band!

The Peoples' Voice Cafe is supported in part by the generosity of

The Folk Music Society of New York

Judson Memorial Church

Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist

PVC Solidarity Statement Against Racism

Peoples' Voice Cafe, started in 1979 by members of Songs of Freedom and Struggle, carries forward the vision of using songs and performing arts to support the struggle for peace and justice.

All are impacted by the history and ongoing practice of systemic racism in this country and the continuing brutal murders of Black Americans by police.

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, outraged by the many faces of racism found in education, healthcare, housing, jobs, poverty, criminal justice, and voting. All must be free to move about in the "land of the free" without suspicion, harassment, or arrest.

Peoples' Voice Cafe stands committed to speak out, sing out, and work against racism, white supremacy, and indifference.