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.


Don’t miss our DJ Jazz Series Saturdays 10 pm to 1am
Hosted by brotherBruce (The man who was at hundreds of live performances of Coltrane, Miles, Monk …) Spinning Rare Vinyl records
November 1, 2014
Giants not well known (but worth remembering): Earl Anderza, Bill Barron, Dorothy Donnegan, John Jenkins, Phineus Newborn, Walter Norris, Alan Shorter
November 8, 2014
Great Organists: Jimmy Smith and Larry Young
November 15, 2014
Fantastic / Unusual trios
Air, Lifetime, Lucky Thompson, Jimmy Giuffre
November 22, 2014
Some Philadelphia Cats: Hasaan, Bobby Timmons, John Coltrane, Kenny Barron, Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Albert Tootie Heath 
Happy Hour prices --- No admission fee

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