Official Grand Opening of Celebrate Cafe at the Bowery Poetry Club

Posted on: June 21st, 2010 at 6:12 am by

Celebrate Cafe is almost in its fifth month of operation inside the Bowery Poetry Club.  The venture is run by the Lower Eastside Girls Club, and doubles as an entrepreneurial program for youth and young adults.  A nice symbiotic relationship on the Bowery.  We received an email from the owners announcing that today is the grand opening.

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Press release from the inbox:

The Lower Eastside Girls Club opens Celebrate Café at The Bowery Poetry Club
Grand Opening Event: Monday June 21, 2010, 4–7 PM • 308 Bowery at 1st Street

Drop by, meet the staff, enjoy samples of our fabulous fare.  All food is locally sourced and served with a side of poetry!

Celebrate Café is an entrepreneurial and job training program which employs  local youth and young adults. Open daily between 11AM–11PM and serving tasty pastries  (from our Sweet Things Bake Shop on Avenue C), fair trade coffees and teas, grilled  sandwiches, farmer’s market salads, fruit pies, organic hotdogs, popcorn, and more.  We make “fast food” fun, healthy and affordable. Can’t beat that!

Inside you can dine at The Dorothy Day Community Table (yes,-she really did own our  beautiful work table) while enjoying the fabulous wall art, including a permanent sculpture  installation by Karl Mann and Ilana Simon’s portraits of poets painted on paper plates!  Outside is the Poetry Pushcart—your source for all things art and written word!

The vibe: Coney Island meets the Bowery…Fun is back! Community is back!

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