Greetings – Over the last twelve months we’ve met an unprecedented number of new friends through livestreaming. As our venue celebrates 61 Years, we invite you to learn about the mission of Caffe Lena beyond putting on great shows.
Greetings – It’s hard to believe that the shows listed below will take us to the end of our first month of being LIVE and In-Person! The music world has suddenly shifted gears and we’re getting more notices every day of exciting tours being planned for the summer, and especially for the fall. Even international tours are taking shape!
Greetings – During the long months of the shutdown, some determined musicians headed to recording studios to prepare new music for that golden day when they could get back on tour. Well, now is the time! We’ll be seeing a lot of “Album Release Shows” over the next few months. This week we have three.
Greetings – With room for just a dozen parties, the shows are “selling out” quickly. We all hope the virus recedes and the capacity rises, but in the meantime we’ll enjoy the elbow room you see in that cozy, spacious room above and encourage our mini-crowd to applaud and cheer with the gusto of a packed house.
Greetings – (Re)Opening Weekend went off without a hitch. In fact, it went off with smiles and cheers and applause and a whole lot of blessings being counted. The Channel 10 news story above will give you a taste of opening night. The HEPA filters are humming, the pods are spacious, the masks are on and it’s all systems go!
Greetings – Whether the State of New York intended it or not, there’s real poetry in reconnecting us with live music on a weekend when many gather to celebrate rebirth and renewal. We’ll open our doors to two dozen pre-registered, masked audience members on Friday, April 2nd. Opening night is sold out but we have a few tickets for Saturday, and it’s a really special show.
Greetings – How many times over the past year have you heard us say, “We’ll be back in person someday, but we don’t know when.” Now we know! It’s right around the corner: Friday, April 2nd. On Monday the very limited ticket supply goes on sale and we encourage you to act quickly!
Greetings – The American Rescue Plan just signed into law includes funds to rescue and restart performing arts. As we all know, these things don’t just happen. You’ve seen the #SaveOurStages hashtag in the bottom left corner of our livestream screen for months now. That hashtag has been the rallying cry of the myriad entities that make up the live music industry.
Greetings – To be honest, my feet were dragging a little as this week approached. It’s the one-year anniversary of shuttering the venue, with no clear end in sight. But then came the sudden news that performing arts venues in New York State are allowed to re-open at 33% capacity on APRIL 2. It means we can welcome you back, in-person, for live music. That feels good.
Greetings – A year ago this week we were watching the headlines with growing concern, thinking we might even possibly have to close the venue for a week or two if this coronavirus was actually as bad as they were saying it was.