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In Memoriam Jay Chollick Sep 5, 2020 featured reader & 2020-2021 Yesterday, I received an email with the sad news that Jay Chollick, a long-standing regular at First Tuesdays, has passed away. Jay was our featured Watch A Video Of Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond’s Reading Sep 4, 2020 featured reader & videos & 2020-2021 Nana Ekau Brew-Hammond’s reading was extraordinary, not just for the quality of the work she read, but for the discussion afterwards, which turned First Tuesdays Presents Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond Aug 24, 2020 featured reader & 2020-2021 When: September 1, 2020 Time: 7:00 — 9:00 PM Where: This will be a virtual First Tuesdays reading. For security purposes, you must click this link First Tuesdays Presents Ralph Nazareth & Duane Esposito May 25, 2020 2019-2020 season & 2019-2020 & featured reader Ralph Nazareth Duane Esposito When: June 2, 2020 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM First Tuesdays Presents Antoinette Brim Apr 27, 2020 2019-2020 & featured reader When: May 5, 2020 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Sokunthary Svay Mar 30, 2020 2019-2020 & featured reader When: April 7, 2020 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Sarah Gambito Feb 24, 2020 2019-2020 & featured reader When: March 3, 2020 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Sara Khalili Jan 27, 2020 2019-2020 & featured reader When: February 4, 2020 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Mark Weiss Dec 30, 2019 2019-2020 & featured reader When: January 7, 2020 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Rachel Zucker Nov 25, 2019 2019-2020 season & 2019-2020 & featured reader When: December 3, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Alex Segura Oct 28, 2019 current season & 2019-2020 & featured reader Unfortunately, Alex Segura had to cancel his reading. He will read for First Tuesdays again at some point in the future. When: November 5, 2019 First Tuesdays Presents Abeer Hoque Sep 23, 2019 current season & 2019-2020 & featured reader When: October 1, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Peter Marra Aug 26, 2019 2019-2020 & featured reader When: September 3, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Announces Its 2019-2020 Season Aug 16, 2019 2019-2020 & featured reader When: The first Tuesday of the month, September through June Where: Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM First Tuesdays Presents January Gill O’Neil Jun 14, 2019 2018-2019 & featured reader When: June 14, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Donald Nicholson-Smith May 7, 2019 2018-2019 & featured reader When: May 7, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Charles Fishman Apr 2, 2019 2018-2019 & featured reader When: April 2, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Michael Broder Mar 5, 2019 2018-2019 & featured reader When: March 5, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Nicole Harotounian Feb 5, 2019 2018-2019 & featured reader When: February 5, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Matt Pasca Jan 8, 2019 2018-2019 & featured reader When: January 8, 2019 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Russell Ricard Dec 4, 2018 2018-2019 & featured reader When: December 4, 2018 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Marianela Medrano Nov 6, 2018 2018-2019 & featured reader When: November 6, 2018 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Joseph Legaspi Oct 2, 2018 2018-2019 & featured reader When: October 2, 2018 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Jay Chollick Sep 4, 2018 2018-2019 & featured reader When: September 4, 2018 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Hassanal Abdullah Jun 5, 2018 2017-2018 & featured reader When: June 5, 2018 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Radha Vatsal May 1, 2018 2017-2018 & featured reader When: May 1, 2018 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Denis Gray Mar 6, 2018 2017-2018 & featured reader When: March 6, 2018 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Sahar Muradi Jan 2, 2018 2017-2018 & featured reader When: January 2, 2018 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Gene Grabner Dec 5, 2017 2017-2018 & featured reader When: December 5, 2017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Barry Wallenstein Oct 3, 2017 2017-2018 & featured reader When: October 3, 2017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Naomi Matten Reading Sara Paul Petrusky’s Poetry Sep 1, 2017 2017-2018 & featured reader When: September 1, 2017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Sherese Francis Jun 6, 2017 2016-2017 & featured reader When: June 6, 2017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Maria Lisella May 2, 2017 2016-2017 & featured reader When: May 2, 2017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Sokunthary Svay Apr 4, 2017 2016-2017 & featured reader When: April 4, 2017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents BK Fischer Mar 7, 2017 2016-2017 & featured reader When: March 7, 2017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Joe Okonkwo Feb 7, 2017 2016-2017 & featured reader When: February 7, 2017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Phil Demise Smith Jan 3, 2017 2016-2017 & featured reader When: January 3, 3017 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents David Mills Dec 6, 2016 2016-2017 & featured reader When: December 6, 2016 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Jared Harél Nov 1, 2016 2016-2017 & featured reader When: November 1, 2016 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Mariah Fredericks Oct 4, 2016 2016-2017 & featured reader When: October 4, 2016 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Tim Fredrick Sep 6, 2016 2016-2017 & featured reader When: September 6, 2016 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Lloyd Robson Jun 7, 2016 2015-2016 & featured reader When: June 7, 2016 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Aida Zilelian May 3, 2016 2015-2016 & featured reader When: May 3, 2016 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Christina Rau Apr 5, 2016 2015-2016 & featured reader When: April 5, 2016 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Hala Alyan Mar 1, 2016 2015-2016 & featured reader Date: March 1, 2016 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 9:00 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Other: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Ralph Nazareth Feb 2, 2016 2015-2016 & featured reader Date: February 2, 2016 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 9:00 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Other: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Catherine Fletcher Jan 5, 2016 2015-2016 & featured reader Date: January 5, 2016 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 9:00 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Other: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Luis Francia Dec 1, 2015 2015-2016 & featured reader When: December 1, 2015 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Warren Lehrer Nov 10, 2015 2015-2016 & featured reader When: November 10, 2015 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Oct 7, 2015 2015-2016 & featured reader Date: October 6, 2015 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 9:00 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Other: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Valerie G. Keane Sep 1, 2015 2015-2016 & featured reader Date: September 1, 2015 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 9:00 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Other: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Teresa Carson Jun 2, 2015 2014-2015 & featured reader When: June 2, 2015 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Bino Realuyo May 5, 2015 2014-2015 & featured reader When: May 5, 2015 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Leah Umansky Apr 7, 2015 2014-2015 & featured reader When: April 7, 2015 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Rosebud Ben-Oni Mar 3, 2015 2014-2015 & featured reader When: November 11, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Maria Terrone Feb 3, 2015 2014-2015 & featured reader When: February 3, 2015 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Honor Molloy Jan 6, 2015 2014-2015 & featured reader When: January 6, 2015 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Rich Villar Dec 2, 2014 2014-2015 & featured reader When: December 2, 2014 Where: Espresso 77 Café, 35-57 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: First Tuesdays Presents Deborah Emin Nov 11, 2014 2014-2015 & featured reader When: November 11, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Meera Nair Oct 7, 2014 2014-2015 & featured reader When: October 7, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Jack Feldstein Sep 2, 2014 2014-2015 & featured reader When: September 2, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Nancy Agabian Jun 3, 2014 2013-2014 & featured reader When: June 3, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Peter Marra May 6, 2014 2013-2014 & featured reader When: May 6, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Norman Stock Apr 1, 2014 2013-2014 & featured reader When: April 1, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Aida Zilelian Mar 4, 2014 2013-2014 & featured reader When: March 4, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Christi Shannon Kline Feb 4, 2014 2013-2014 & featured reader When: February 4, 2014 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 9:00 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Other: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Kevin Carey Jan 7, 2014 2013-2014 & featured reader When: January 7, 2014 Where: Terazza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents: Bhisham Bherwani Dec 1, 2013 2013-2014 & featured reader Bhisham Bherwani’s first poetry collection, The Second Night of the Spirit, was published in 2009 by CavanKerry Press. His anthology of modern and First Tuesdays Presents Nicole Cooley Nov 5, 2013 2013-2014 & featured reader Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and now lives outside of NYC. She is the author of four books of poems, most recently Breach (LSU First Tuesdays Presents: Joan Cusack Handler Oct 1, 2013 2013-2014 & featured reader When: Tuesday, October 1st, 7-9 (sign-up starts at 6:30) Where: Terraza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY Info: Contact Richard Jeffrey Newman First Tuesdays on a Sunday: Book Launch for “Landscape with Yellow Birds,” Translated by Thomas Christensen Sep 29, 2013 2013-2014 & featured reader I am very excited to announce that on Sunday, September 29th, First Tuesdays will be hosting Archipelago Books to help them launch Landscape with First Tuesdays Presents Audrey Dimola Sep 3, 2013 2013-2014 & featured reader When: Tuesday, September 3rd, 7-9 (sign-up starts at 6:30) Where: Terraza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY Info: Contact Richard Jeffrey First Tuesdays Presents Deborah Fried-Rubin Jun 4, 2013 2012-2013 & featured reader When: June 4, 2013 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 suggested First Tuesdays Presents Miguel Falquez-Certain May 7, 2013 2012-2013 & featured reader Miguel Falquez-Certain (Barranquilla, Colombia) has been living in New York City for more than three decades, where he works as a multilingual First Tuesdays Presents Sarah Stetson Apr 2, 2013 2012-2013 & featured reader Sarah Stetson graduated from the MFA Program at Queens College where she studied poetry and won the Giro S. Cestaro III Memorial Scholarship for her First Tuesdays Presents Jacqueline Joans LaMon Mar 5, 2013 2012-2013 & featured reader When: March 5, 2013 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Joseph Legaspi Feb 5, 2013 2012-2013 & featured reader When: February 5, 2013 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Sweta Srivastava Vikram Jan 8, 2013 2012-2013 & featured reader When: January 8, 2013 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Judith Sloan Dec 4, 2012 2012-2013 & featured reader When: December 4, 2012 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Luis Francia Nov 13, 2012 2012-2013 & featured reader When: November 13, 2012 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents Lloyd Robson Oct 2, 2012 2012-2013 & featured reader When: October 2, 2012 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5 First Tuesdays Presents KC Trommer Sep 4, 2012 2012-2013 & featured reader When: September 4, 2012 Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 Time: 7:00 — 8:30 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:30) Cost: $5