Yippie Museum Cafe / May 21-June 4, 2012

The Salon des Refusés moved to the Yippie Museum Cafe at 9 Bleeker Street in the Noho District on May 21st, 2012

Long assoicated with such organizations as the newspapers Overthrow, the Yipster Times, the National AIDS Brigade, the US Medical Marijuana movement and Million Marijuana March, Rock Against Racism (US), as well as the Lenny Bruce Academy of Sick Comedy, 9 Bleecker has been a mecca for counter-culturists and radicals since the late Sixties. “Yippies” occupied and published from here, and operated the punk club across the street at 10 Bleecker in the 1980’s. Many well-known radicals and rabble rousers have associated with “Number Nine.”

Read more about the Yippies: yippipedia. See the location’s archived website. In 2006 the CUNY Board of Regents recognized The Yippie Museum, to be established on the ground floor, and in 2007 the Yippies opened the Yippie Museum Café there. Since then countless events and performances have occurred at 9 Bleecker. See examples on YouTube.

Before the Yippies took over 9 Bleecker, it was a cigar box label factory, then for some years a warehouse.