PeaceSmiths is the place to go on Gandhi’s birthday – Oct. 2nd

September 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm 2 comments

We truly hope to see you at the PeaceSmiths coffeehouse on Friday, October 2, 2009. As you know, PeaceSmiths holds a coffeehouse on the first Friday from October through June, for lo these many decades. (Wait! Dec and Jan schedule changes this year, see below.)

Well…this year, the first Friday in October happens to coincide with all these wonderful, intertwined events:

October 2nd is…

Gandhi’s Birthday
The United Nations’ International Day of Non-Violence
The New Zealand kickoff of the “World March for Peace and Nonviolence” and
The Long Island parallel celebration of the World March…right here, at PeaceSmiths in Long Island!
PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse
a special celebration of…

The World March For Peace And Nonviolence

Friday, October 2nd at 8pm
First United Methodist Church in Amityville
(25 Broadway Ave, southmost end of RT 110 near Merrick Road/Montauk Highway)

The evening will include:

-Singer/songwriter Ken Krumenacker

-Poetry, thoughts, and upcoming events about peace and non-violence
by Sister Jeanne Clark (Sophia’s Garden CSA, Pax Christi, World March for Peace and Nonviolence representative)

-A remembrance of Long Island activist and former PeaceSmiths Coordinator, Susan June Blake

-Guitarist/songwriter Gerry McKeveny, including a new and original song for peace

There is a $7 requested donation to PeaceSmiths. (More if possible, less if necessary) (includes light refreshments)

We hope to see you there. Other, upcoming, World March For Peace And Nonviolence events include: a day in the garden at Sophia’s Garden; a Food Not Bombs solidarity event; a poetry reading in Farmingdale; a showing of Eyes Wide Open in Westbury; an Interfaith prayer service; and meditations for peace at a yoga center.

The first World March For Peace And Nonviolence calls for the end of war, the end of nuclear arms, and the elimination of violence of all kinds. The journey starts in New Zealand and reaches New York in late November. (November, 2009, NY events will include a march over the Brooklyn Bridge.)

For more information, you can go to the main website at:
or, Long Island local website at:


Note: Due to a schedule conflict with the church we rent, the December coffeehouse is moved to the SECOND Friday – December 11th, 2009. Also, the January coffeehouse is canceled (it would be New Year’s). But, we will be right back on track in February!

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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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