Greenwich Fixture Continues to Shine 40 Years Later

Greenwich Fixture Continues to Shine 40 Years Later

The Greenwich Village, often referred to as “the Village” has been a bohemian and artistic haven for decades and the cradle of the LGBT movement. This bustling neighborhood has also had a fixture, a cafe and performance space where many artists springboarded their works for over the last forty years called Cornelia Street Café.

Cornelia Street Café offers some 700 shows a year, two a night, ranging from science to songwriting, from Russian poetry to Latin jazz, from theatre to cabaret. In 1980 Stash Records released the award-winning album, Cornelia Street: The Songwriters Exchange, a collection of songs born at the café.

Cornelia has won numerous awards both for its food and for its performances, but it has remained at heart an artists’ café. Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega started out here, as did Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. There are weekly performances spanning from jazz quarter to original monologues even Dr. Oliver Sacks continues to read his prose.

Stop in this week Cornelia Street Café is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. It serves dinner for every major holiday and Valentine's Daywhich is just around the corner—as well as more than seven hundred cultural events a year.

 

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