Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
ph. 212-989-9319
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Date Detail Ticket
Apr20 Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz w/ Sam Yahel & Mike Moreno
Apr23 Lainie Cooke
May12 Sarah Bernstein String Quartet buy
May16 Petros Klampanis Contextual
May18 Bob Gluck & Andrew Sterman: Tropelets
Apr30 Mark Taylor Secret Identity buy

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In May 1977 three artists stumbled across a tiny storefront in the heart of Greenwich Village and thought it the perfect place to open a café. For two months they scraped and sanded, plumbed and plastered, and did the intricate dance one does with the authorities who live beyond the Village, and on the weekend of July 4, 1977, perpetually 201 years behind the US, they opened the Cornelia Street Café.

Over the last thirty years it has quintupled in size, it has won numerous awards both for its food and for its performances, but it has remained at heart an artists’ café. Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega started out here, as did Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. Senator & presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy & attorney-activist William Kunstler have read their poetry; Dr. Oliver Sacks continues to read his prose. Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann presents a monthly Science Series; members of Monty Python & the Royal Shakespeare Company intermittently perform. Cornelia Street now offers some 700 shows a year, two a night, ranging from science to songwriting, from Russian poetry to Latin jazz, from theatre to cabaret. In 1980 Stash Records released the award-winning album, Cornelia Street: The Songwriters Exchange, a collection of songs born at the café. ...
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