Open Mic Series

Thursday, June 23, 2022
5:30 – 7PM

NTYW and Poetic are back for an in-person Open Mic Series outside of NYTW on Thursday, June 23rd!

The theme of the Open Mic is ART AS LIBERATION in recognition of Juneteenth and LGBTQ Pride. This Open Mic is also in conversation with NYTW and National Black Theatre’s current production of Dreaming Zenzile, a dazzling musical inspired by singer and activist Miriam Makeba.

Location: 4th Street, 2nd Ave and Bowery
Date: Thursday, June 23rd
Time: 5:30-7pm ET

Limited Spots to perform! Sign Up Form:

We are searching for original music, songs, poetry, spoken word, story-telling, mime, drag, and all forms of performance in conversation with the night’s theme. All languages, backgrounds, and identities are welcome!

Artist Miriam Makeba used music as a way to fight for racial justice throughout the world. In her footsteps, we recognize that all art forms can be transformative tools for liberation, galvanizing communities to take action to make their worlds more inclusive, just, and loving. The possibilities of what our world can be are endless. Also in recognition of Juneteenth and LGBTQ Pride celebrations, we ask: How do YOU choose to live in those possibilities and embrace art as a tool for liberation? We are searching for original music, songs, poetry, spoken word, drag, story-telling, and other forms of performance. All languages are welcome. Join us at 5:30pm outside on East 4th Street for the Open Mic event.

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