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.

Until further notice, the Peoples' Voice Cafe will require that all staff, performers, and audience members each present proof of being fully vaccinated with an approved Covid-19 vaccine upon entering. In addition, all persons are required to wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth while inside the Peoples' Voice Cafe, except when performing. Until they are eligible to be vaccinated, we are unable to admit children under 12 years old to our shows. We are currently suspending food and drink sales for safety reasons. The number of people in our performance space will be limited to 70 to allow for distancing of chairs, so come early!
Please check this website for any updates.

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at 8pm:

Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway: Deeper Than The Skin
Born three days apart, ancestry flowing through the same portal of History, Richmond, VA, Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are on a pilgrimage together - one that began three decades ago. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the amazing bonds of music, respect, and shared vision have brought them together as friends and colleagues. The musical and spiritual blooming of this history has become Deeper Than The Skin, the telling of their stories through words and music. It is a great American story, informative, inspiring, and uplifting all at once.

This concert is co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York.

"Hickory Hill"

Judson Memorial Church
Assembly Hall (not the main sanctuary on West 4th St.)
239 Thompson Street, between West 3rd and West 4th Streets
New York NY 10012


to West 4th St./Washington Square
Walk three blocks east to Thompson Street; turn left. (3 minutes)

All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays. Doors open at 7:15.
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, Judson members, Folk Music Society of NY members, students, and youth, the suggested contribution is $12.

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

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at 8pm:

Joel Landy
Known for his energetic stage performances, witty parodies and insightful lyrics, Joel Landy is the host of Songs of Freedom Television, an award winning cable program celebrating the dignity of human struggle. Joel is a Peoples' Voice Cafe volunteer and fan favorite. A public school teacher during the day, Joel continues to get into good trouble organizing and appearing at rallies and demonstrations in addition to playing at coffeehouses and clubs. "He's a real live wire!" --Pete Seeger

"I Can't Help Falling In Love With Me"

Pat Wictor
Pat Wictor's convoluted path to roots music - passing through rock, heavy metal and jazz on a variety of instruments, and living abroad for much of his youth - has shaped his panoramic approach to the blues and gospel-influenced folk music he now writes and sings. His skills as harmonizer, improviser and accompanist have made him a sought-after collaborator and session musician. Pat's newest album is Counterpoise, a collaboration with jazz vocalist Deborah Latz. His most recent solo album is This Is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs, which was nominated for Best Tribute Album by The Independent Music Awards.

And coming up:

Nov 6: Sol y Canto + Pamela Jean Agaloos

Nov 13: Mike Glick & Generations + Pat Lamanna

Nov 20: Suzanne Schmid + Carrie & Michael Kline

Nov 27: [Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend]

Dec 4: Charlie King + Rick Burkhardt

Dec 11: Katie Naplatarski + Cleo Carol Knopf

Dec 18: Kwanzaa Celebration with Thelma Ruffin Thomas & others

Dec 25: [Closed for Christmas]

Jan 1: [Closed for New Year's Day]

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.