Bob Quatrone and Cynthia Toronto Read at Cafe Dada, Tuesday, 5/14 at 7 p.m.


Brownstone Poets presents Bob Quatrone and Cynthia Toronto on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Café Dada.  Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Bob Quatrone and Cynthia Toronto

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Starts at 7 p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.

Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217


2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.

$4 donation + food/drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon



Bob Quatrone graduated from Columbia College in 1965 and was Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1967. He served as Program Host and Director for the Walt Whitman Poetry Society during the mid-1980’s. He was a featured poet for the St. Mark’s Poetry Project in 1997. He currently hosts The 4 Horsemen Reading at The Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City and lives in New Jersey.


Cynthia Toronto is recognized as a forerunner of cutting-edge spoken word performance. Since the early ’80s she’s pioneered a form combining elements of poetry, music, theater and media portraying unique glimpses of urban life or any subject relevant to humans. She has penned eight books of poetry, including work in several anthologies, most recently Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems by Smalls Books and Three Room Press’ Maintenant 5 & 6, Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art, and currently teaches acting and speech at City College of NewYork and Hostos Community College.


Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr. Read at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 5/4 at 2:30 p.m.


Brownstone Poets presents Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr. on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry.  Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.


Brownstone Poets presents:
 Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr.

Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900


Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,

4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall

For more directions:

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon



Bernard Block’s poems have appeared in the NY Quarterly and the Colorado Review.  He has published four chapbooks: Quest, Prometheus Returns, Portraits and To Music.  Bernard is presently the curator and host of the Anti-Tea Coffeehouse Poetry Collective Series at the Cornelia Street Cafe.



West Village resident Gordon Gilbert has co-authored a trilingual children’s book, Discovering Roots (2010). Still unpublished: several books of poetry, and a few short stories. Currently producing and directing his Monologues from the Old Folks Home, he also hosts beat generation writer celebrations at the Yippie Museum Café in NYC.