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EVERY Wednesday Night!
New York City's hottest open mic in the heart of Queens' cultural mecca and in the coolest coffee spot around - COFFEED in Long Island City.
Produced by the long-running independent performance series, The Inspired Word, which has featured Grammy winners, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award winners, Emmy nominated actors, and HBO Def Poetry stars, this open mic is open to ALL types of performing artists - musicians (singer/songwriters, acoustic guitarists, pianists, vocalists), comedians, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, storytellers, performance artists, dancers.
25 performance slots, 6-minute time limit for anything spoken, 7 minutes for anything musical.
We are dedicated to celebrating the best of Queens' performing arts and developing a warm local artistic community.
Click on the links below to read more about this event.
When: Every Wednesday Night
37-18 Northern Blvd
Long Island City, NYC
Admission: $7 for audience member or solo performer (pre-pay through this page and bring one audience member/non-performer friend FREE), $10 for performance duos (also +1 audience member/non-performer friend free option), $12 for performance groups of 3 or more performers (+2 audience members/non-performer friends free).
One item (food or drink) minimum inside venue per person.
This is a very popular open mic. You can pay online or at the door, but we STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance to guarantee a performance slot.
In addition to amazing coffee and pastries, red and white wine, as well as Astoria-based Single Cut beer, are available for purchase.
No age limit.
Group Discounts/Birthday Specials offered. Please inquire via contact the organizer.
By subway, take the R or M to 36th Street in Queens, N or Q to 39th Avenue.
COFFEED is a beautiful company. It roasts its own coffee, loves its locals, and strives to be Eco-friendly, as well as giving 10% of its beverage sales and 5% of its food sales to local charities. Its mission is akin to The Inspired Word's - CONNECTING, COLLABORATING, BUILDING COMMUNITY.
Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
"It's not just a series...It's a movement."
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Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: