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April is National Poetry Month: Raise Your Voice at an Open Mic Night on Long Island

The month of April is almost over, but these open mic nights on L.I. keep going strong!

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Get out there and express yourself at an open mic night on Long Island!

Photo by: Alex Indigo via Flickr.

With April being National Poetry Month, what better time is there to head over to an open mic night on Long Island! Whether you’re a poet yourself looking to have your original work heard, or simply someone who enjoys listening to local writers express themselves verbally through the art of poetry, these restaurants and coffee shops on Long Island are the perfect place to go to hear rhythmic, metre language performed orally - and to settle in with a nice, warm cup of coffee or tea!
Here are various places on Long Island that host open mic nights!
Bay Shore Bean
47 E Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Open Mic Tuesdays from 8PM - 10PM
Call for information about signing up!
Babylon Bean
17 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702
Open Mic Wednesdays 8PM - 11PM
Call for information about signing up!
Blue Duck Bakery
309 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
4th Sunday of every month POETRY STREET from 2PM - 4PM
Sign-up begins at 1:30PM for a 3 minute performance slot (original material) for $5 fee.
Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Company
1 Railroad Plaza, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Open Mic on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 6PM - 10PM
Call for information about signing up!
Mr. Beery's
4019 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
Thursdays - Signups begin at 9PM
Express yourself at Mr. Beery’s! Sign-ups begin at 9 PM.