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.


John Coltrane: Perfecting Improvisation

lecture • performance

Fuji, Bruce, Trudy

Friday, March 24 – doors 7:30 pm, program begins 8 pm

Yasuhiro "Fuji" Fujioka, the foremost John Coltrane expert, author of four Coltrane books based on over 45 years of research, will present a lecture including a presentation of rare audio and video.
Trudy Silver/Newman Taylor Baker Duo will perform, and Bruce Morris, the man who actually saw Coltrane over 100 times, will play rare and out-of-print records and give commentary and answer questions.

We are temporarily under renovation and will reopen with our summer arts series.

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