OPEN MICS

UPTOWN OPEN

Presented by Urban Word NYC and Hi-Arts • Hosted by the World Wide Youth Leadership Board

Uptown Open 

 

Fall 2016

Sept. 22nd • Oct. 20th • Nov. 17th • Dec 15th

5:00pm – 7:00pm Hi-Arts, 215 E 99th Street. NY, NY 10029

Take the 6 train to 106th Street & Lexington Avenue. Walk downtown and East to 213 East 99th Street.

Free for Teens • $5 for Adults

 

Uptown Open is a monthly open mic series for teens that serves as a safe, uncensored space for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars, and activists to share their powerful and important voices. These events are run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet. Arrive early to get on the mic. First come, first served. Stay tuned for the featured poet and special guests.



Brooklyn Open

Presented by Urban Word NYC and Brooklyn Public Library • Hosted by the World Wide Youth Leadership Board

 

Fall 2016

Sept. 5th • Oct. 3rd • Nov. 7th • Dec 5th

Mondays 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Brooklyn Public Library (Dweck Center)
10 Grand Army Plaza (@Eastern Pkwy & Flatbush Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station, Q Train to 7th Ave station on Flatbush Ave

Free for Teens & Adults

 

 

Brooklyn Open—much like its Uptown sister series—is a monthly open mic series for teens at Brooklyn Public Library’s beautiful Dweck Center. The Open Mic event is a safe space for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices, and are run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet. Youth Board members will invite one elder poet each month as an intergenerational feature. 

Arrive early to get on the mic. First come, first served. Stay tuned for the featured poet and special guests.



First Draft

Every Tuesday throughout 2016 • Hosted by the World Wide Youth Leadership Board • Free For Teens & Adults

First Draft (#UWFirstDraft) is a free, non-censored, open mic & weekly reading series held at Urban Word NYC Headquarters. It is open to all teen poets, musicians, MCs, Urban Word alumni and mentors. We seek to provide a safe space for artistic expression, experimentation and development across all genres. First Draft is not a workshop nor a staged show. It’s the stepping stone in-between. It is open to artists of all mediums seeking to share their creative energy and unique perspective. All generations of the Urban Word community, past, present and future, are invited to share their voices, ideas and wisdom.