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The Event: Spoken Word at PUBLIC Hotel
Join ArtsClub at The Public Hotel for an evening of cocktails, spoken word poetry and dancing! Learn the history of spoken word poetry on the Lower East Side over cocktails with award-winning poet, Mike Rosen. Then join the audience for Rosen's debut performance of his new album, “Might As Well Dance” and enjoy an evening of dancing at The Public Hotel's trendy new night club.
The Poet: Mike Rosen
“What was mine is still mine. My yes. My lonely, which I love. My love, which I have become.” - Mike Rosen
On “Might As Well Dance” (Timber Mouse, 2018) Mike Rosen offers a language of unequivocal hope and absolute faith that all people can heal. His poems are an instruction manual for those seeking to dance in the face of darkness.
Mike Rosen is an award-winning poet and mental health advocate on a mission to change the way people talk about grief and vulnerability. He has performed at The Whitney Museum, Yale University and at venues around the world.
The Venue: Public Arts
Calling itself "the first new idea since Studio 54", Public Arts is a performing arts and party space in the basement of The Public Hotel. The events held at Public Arts are cutting edge, avant-garde, adventurous and innovative, including film screenings, musical performances, comedy shows and art exhibitions.
7pm: ArtsClub members will meet at The Public Hotel for cocktails and a brief private talk by Mike Rosen on the history of spoken word poetry on the Lower East Side.
8pm: Rosen's performance of his new spoken word album, “Might As Well Dance” begins
10:30pm onwards: Members are invited to stay and enjoy an evening of dancing and world-class DJs at Public Hotel's night club.
Tickets include 1 cocktail at the Public Hotel, a private lesson on the history of spoken word poetry, admission to Mike Rosen's performance and access to the Public Hotel's night club for the evening.