Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meet the Neighbors: Cake Shop

Summer is in full swing on the Lower East Side. Students are out of school (or enduring summer school) and people are exploring the neighborhood and the Museum with family and friends. So, as you get to know the community (or reacquaint yourself with old friends) allow us to introduce you to another one of our neighbors, Cake Shop.

Located at 152 Ludlow Street between Rivington and Stanton, Cake Shop is a theatrical, literary and music venue that also offers a café, bar, and a full line of vegan desserts—we’ve heard the Peanut Butter Bomb is out of this world. And because the café is open until 2 a.m., patrons can enjoy delicious baked treats well into the night.

But cake isn't the only great reason to visit Cake Shop. From spoken word to film screenings and eclectic musical performances, Cake Shop offers an events calendar with something for everyone. Featured bands tend to be new wave, hardcore, art-rock, metal and punk. Many are locals from the five boroughs, but this venue also brings in new and established talents from across the country and the globe. You never know, your random Friday night entertainment might be the next big thing (just ask Vampire Weekend).

Vampire Weekend Performing at Cake Shop
 Image Courtesy the Village Voice
As one of the city's premier independent music venues for new and breaking talent, this Lower East Side institution is definitely worth a visit. And don’t forget to let us know what you think about the Peanut Butter Bomb.

--Posted by Kathryn Barnard

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