https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTLaw_vj_unjX-rrldSFjMPztSiymg_ordE8aYF6h9HALc4_pNU-QThe perfect meeting place for artists and art lovers, our Caffe Dante Afternoon Networking Meetup will start at 2pm and ends whenever we wish. The ambiance in the place is terrific and highly conducive for great conversation at this authentic Italian cafe which has been in the Village since 1915 serving poets, artists, actors, bohemians, beatniks, playwrights and more currently hipsters, students, tourists and locals their delicious espresso brew.
Forget about Starbucks! The coffees at Dante's are out of this world and alcoholic beverages along with real Italian pastries and sodas are also available from their huge menu selection. Reasonably priced and one of my most favorite hangouts for meetings; business and social.
My regular: Steamed Machiato in a glass! Consistently delicious and extra foamy just the way I like it.
This historical venue is a favorite of famous ghosts and living celebrities, including Alec Baldwin, Whoppi Goldberg, Al Pacino, Robert Deniro, Jerry Seinfeld and most recently spotted going in was poet, singer-songwriter, Patti Smith.
Dante's faces Bob Dylan's former townhouse (No. 94) where the renowned, celebrity-stalker, A.J. Weberman persistently made off with the Dylan family's trash in search of collectibles and which apparently, from what I recall led to a fistfight between him and Dylan down the block on Houston Street.
A.J. Weberman happily digging through Bob Dylan's trash.
Hope you can make it! This should be a fun and relaxed way for us to meet each other, talk a bit about the New York art scene, share stories about our favorite artists, upcoming shows, and get some new adventures rolling!
Organizer Fee: $5 (With On-line RSVP)
$8 (Cash at Meetup - Seating NOT guaranteed)
At the cafe, separate checks will be issued for each member's order.
Please note that it is required that all attendees order something to drink or eat during this event at their own expense.
The Organizer Fee is applied only toward event promotion expenses incurred by the Organizer.
Please tip the hardworking waitstaff generously with a minimum of at least 20%.
http://media01.stockfood.com/thumbs/MTAwNDk4NjQ=/00913624.jpg"I've been going to Caffe Dante and drinking cappuccinos with my friends for five years. It's where Bob Dylan used to go, and I know all the waitresses, who have been following my career. I really love it here because it's right where Dylan used to live, and there's a real spirit here that I'm always down for."
--Matt White, Musician