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First Draft

A young man stands at a mic in Herald Square, NYC, at an open mic event.

A weekly reading series with a DJ and hosted by Urban Word NYC. First Draft is a free, uncensored, open mic, for all ages, which encourages artistic expression, experimentation, and development across all genres.

2022 schedule

Tuesdays, June 28 – August 9
5:15pm-6:45pm (6:30pm in August)


Herald Square Park in Midtown Manhattan.