The Peoples' Voice Cafe
239 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012 / 212-787-3903

PVC is an alternative coffeehouse offering live and live-stream entertainment in New York City,
presenting folk, blues, jazz, rap, poetry, spoken word, storytelling, theater and dance since 1979.
We shine a spotlight on social issues and artists from underrepresented cultures.

Peoples Voice Cafe

Alcohol-free ~ Fully Wheelchair Accessible

Photos, Videos, Podcasts, and Newspaper Articles

Steff Reed, April 4, 2023.
[Photo by Steve Suffet]

Los Romanceros, December 17, 2022.
[Photo by Steve Suffet]

Pamela Jean Agaloos and Matt Diaz, November 6, 2021.
[Photo by Steve Suffet]

Suzanne Schmid, November 20, 2021.
[Photo by Steve Suffet]

Owasu Slater, Kwanzaa Celebration, December 18, 2021.
[Photo by Steve Suffet]

Libby Weitnauer and Jake Blount, October 29, 2019.
[Photo by Steve Suffet]

An Evening for Victor Jara
Barry Kornhauser, Colleen Kattau, and Magpie (Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner)
Sept. 15, 2018

Sally Campbell & Friends singing "Hug a Friend". Left to right:
Adele Rolider, Vicki Rovere, Eileen Ain, Tom Goodridge, Sally Campbell, John Maynard, Ellen Friedman, Bruce Markow (on guitar), Pat Lamanna Music, Steve Suffet, Jay Mankita, and Sabrina Ferguson.

Hawaiian Music & Dance Night, February 26, 2011.
Kristabelle Munson, Jason Poole, Chris Davis, Evy Mayer, Claudia Kanile'a Goddard, Andy Kulana Wang, Ping Chun.

Pete Seeger at PVC's 25th Anniversary Concert
[Photo by Robert Corwin]

Robert Kaplan (right) presents an award to Eric Gordon (a PVC founder) and Ray Korona
[Photo by Robert Corwin]

Charlie King, Bev Grant, & Suni Paz
PVC 30th Anniversary Concert, 26 Sep 2009
[Photo by Douglas Cooke]

Alan Friend, Chris Seymour & Dan Schatz.
March 19, 2011.

Rod MacDonald, 13 Feb 2010
[Photo by Ivice]

Mark Dann & Rod MacDonald, 13 Feb 2010
[Photo by Ivice]

Sally Campbell, PVC 25th Anniversary Concert

The Ray Korona Band: Barry Kornhauser, Gina Tlamsa, Sharon Abreu, Ray Korona, Ivice, Ellen Davidson. 02 April 2009.
[Photo by Bill Hamilton]

Ivice, 02 April 2009
[Photo by Bill Hamilton]

Ellen Davidson, 02 April 2009
[Photo by Bill Hamilton]

Rachel Stone, 22 Dec 2007
[Photo by Takako Nagumo]

The Beach Bombs: Dennis Heller, Rachel Stone, Joel Landy
22 Dec 2007
[Photo by Takako Nagumo]

Spook Handy, Peter Pasco & Mike Agranoff.
27 Feb 2010.

Gina Tlamsa, Joel Landy, Steve Suffet & Anne Price.

More Photos:


  • Wasn't That a Time:
    "Episode 86: The Peoples' Voice Cafe Celebrating its 40th Season."
    September 14, 2018

  • ILA Intersections:
    "The Peoples' Voice Cafe in New York City."
    By Susan J. Erenrich and Stephen L. Suffet.
    September 2018

  • The Indypendent:
    "Homemade Culture: Peoples' Voice Cafe Celebrates 30th Anniversary."
    By Elizabeth Henderson. September 17, 2009

  • Columbia Spectator:
    "Midtown’s Peoples’ Voice Cafe uses music as means of protest."
    By William Jacobs.
    November 19, 2009.