Fri. March 7th: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

February 21, 2008 at 8:36 am Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse with Copper Rose, Tom Ryan and Tom Karlson

There will be live music and peace poetry on Friday, March 7th at 8:00 pm at the PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse. The featured performers are: Tom Ryan with an opening set of music; Tom Karlson, a Poet for Peace; and the band Copper Rose. The final set is an open mic. The Coffeehouse is held at First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway/Rt. 110 (southmost end near Merrick Rd./Montauk Highway) in Amityville. A donation of $7 (half for kids) is suggested to help promote the Coffeehouse series and towards PeaceSmiths’ ongoing work for peace and justice. For more information please call the PeaceSmiths hotline at (631) 798-0778 or go to

Tom Ryan will open the program with his own, original music. Ryan is a member of the band Copper Rose. Ryan joined the Coalition for Disabled Musicians, Inc. in 1987 where he plays with his other band ,”Range of Motion”, which has been performing for over 20 years on Long Island and the East Coast – doing Arts in Education work in schools, and playing festivals and benefits. They have been covered by CNN, Cable TV and in many newspapers and magazines.

Tom Karlson is part of the network Poets for Peace. Karlson also participates in poetry workshops with the Long Island Poetry Collective in Huntington. He read to great applause at a very successful Poets for Peace event at the Westbury Society of Friends Meeting.

The band Copper Rose plays an eclectic mix of Rock, Folk, Blues, R & B, Country and Cabaret as well as original music. Band member Maggie Ryan notes on their website, “What moves Copper Rose as a whole is a search for harmony in all its meanings: inner peace, peace and brotherhood in the larger world, and harmony of voice in song.” The band is named for the beautiful, metal sculptures of a copper rose in bloom, created by band member Johnny Phillips, who in addition to being a musician is also an artist and Public Access TV producer. The band’s website is

The Coffeehouse is held the first Friday of the month from October to June. PeaceSmiths is a non-profit community organization established in 1972. The work of PeaceSmiths includes educational, activist, cultural and mutual help projects. Projects include issues of disarmament, environmental concerns, human rights, freedom of expression, and economic and social justice.


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The PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse is the first Friday of the month, from October to June.

Public Access TV

PeaceSmiths Monthly Coffeehouse and Monthly Forum can sometimes be seen on Public Access TV on the Woodbury Cable system channel 20 on the following shows:

Church of Comedy

Harmony Rising

Banner Photo

The banner photo is PeaceSmiths friends and banner in Washington, D.C. for a peace march on January 27, 2007. Susan is waving on the left, above the "e". Photo copyright Merly Thinanyi of Thihanyi Photography in Valley Stream.

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