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.


Friday March 4
7 PM  Shoshke-Rayzl, electric and acoustic guitar w/effects, Kentucky Parkis, bass  $10. cover, $10. drink minimum
9 PM Meari Nam & Endea Owens, piano/bass duo,  $10 cover, $10 drink minimum

Saturday March 5
6 PM Electric Meg Montgomery,  $10 drink minimum
8 PM Sheryl Bailey Trio, featuring Kim Clarke on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums, $10 cover,  $10 drink minimum
9:30 PM Arlee Leonard, voice, 9:30 PM, $10 cover, $10 drink minimum

Tuesday March 8
6 to 9 PM 
Tamara Bower, book party, ‘Mummy Makers of Egypt’  6-9PM, $10. drink minimum

Friday March 18
7 PM Trudy Silver and Newman Taylor Baker  ‘Where’s The Outrage? with Sanae Buck,  music/drama based civil protest
8:30 PM Carol Sudhalter, saxophone/flute, Mala Waldron (pno/voc), Yuka Tadano (bass), Doug Richardson (dms) $10 cover, $ 10 drink minimum  
10 PM Sue Maskaleris, piano,  voice, electric violin and Sarah James: voice, flute, sax $6 cover, $10 drink min.               

Saturday March 19
3 PM   Celebrate Black Heroes & Heroines In Poetry with poet/writer/educator Robin Small-McCarthy and friends
8 PM Christina Hernandez’ Birthday Bash, film, music, poetry,  $10 cover, $10 minimum

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