5C Café & Cultural Center

Cultural Center & Café

A cultural institution since 1995

68 Avenue C @ 5th Street, NYC


5C jazz club audience

Welcome to 5C!

5C Cultural Center was the inspiration of five lower east side residents during the early 1980s. With firm roots as artists, educators, gardeners and urban homesteaders, we survived the turbulent times of “alphabet city”. Thus we share a belief in retaining the best historic and cultural traditions of the neighborhood while continuing to foster empowerment in this diverse community. We offer delicious, affordable food plus wine and beer.

Here's the news from 5CCC.
We are now open with a new kitchen, and a pro chef serving exciting new comfort food!
Open 11am Tue – Sun (closed Mondays)

5C Cultural Center is one of the venues for the annual Dissident Arts Festival

Call 917-261-6249 to place orders


Retoñan Las Flores y La Resistencia

A Night of Music, Poetry & Art
Saturday, June 1, 7–11 pm

Fundraiser for Student Strikers of the Great Strike of 2017, University of Puerto Rico

Joey de Jesus
Lenis Mariana
Melinda González
Nancy Mercado
Noel Quiñones
Urayoán Noel
Trudy Silver & Ras Moshé
DJ C-Diverse

Suggested donation $10 Delicious food & drink available at the café

5C Café & Cultural Center 68 Avenue C @ 5th Street, New York, NY

Donate online on GoFundMe

Jenna Mammina and Rolf Sturm

Sunday June 2nd, 12-2:30pm

$10 cover


"It’s been a long time since I’ve come across a CD that compelled me to listen to every song from top to bottom, and left me wanting for more. The song selections and performances truly reflect the incredible chemistry between Jenna and Rolf. Needless to say, I absolutely love their CD!!! Go Jenna & Rolf!!”
– Larry Batiste (Music Director for the Grammys)