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Friday, May 4th: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths May Coffeehouse

Friday, May 4


George Mann, singer/songwriter
Classic folks and labor songs


Frank Imburgio and Porchlight,
(First time at PeaceSmiths!)

Open Mic!
(Maybe you?)
We will collect vegetarian non-perishable food stuff for L.I. Food not Bombs aka Community Solidarity.
$7 at the door. More if possible, less if necessary.
First United Methodist Church, 25 Broadway, Amityville, New York 11701 (The “last church on the left” going south on Rte 110)
PeaceSmiths is dedicated to peace, justice, and the environment. 
About the performers:
George Mann
Activist, original songwriter. Guitarist and singer of classic folk and labor songs of struggle. George has worked in the labor movement and tours Australia and the west coast each year, as well as many appearances on his home coast. His set will be part concert, party history lesson and plenty of sing-a-longs.
Frank Imburgio and Porchlight
First time we are having Frank at our Coffee House. Frank is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. Frank devotes his talent to causes such as food, coat, and toy drives. His CD “Life Stories” will be available. He will be accompanied by Porchlight bass and violin

April 19, 2018 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Fri. Nov 7th: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse with jazz, humor, and more…

Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever
Friday, November 7, 2014
at 8pm

Matt Klein and Jimi Durso
Jazz Duo
Kevin Eagan
Acoustic guitar/humorous songs
(to be announced)
Open Mic
(maybe you)

Directions and Info… (more…)

October 25, 2014 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Oct. 10th: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

First of the 2014/2015 season!

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Friday, October 10, 2014PeaceSmiths Folks Clapping
at 8pm

Dedicated to the memory of
John Phillips,
PeaceSmiths friend and videographer,
musician, artist, activist, and Pubic Access producer

Billionaire Brian
Nightmare Police (acoustic duo)
Open Mic, maybe you!

Directions: (more…)

August 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Syria: What do PeaceSmithies think?

PeaceSmiths, Inc. says:
Re: Syria – Peace, Not War!

PeaceSmiths Coordinator Amber Rose says:
Let’s Boycott War!

PeaceSmiths member Ed says:
Isn’t there another way besides US Navy ships off the coast of Syria?


What do you think? Please write up your thoughts and send to us through the comments box. We will post some of the most thoughtful comments.

September 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths has a new Coordinator!

PeaceSmiths, Inc. is excited to announce that we have a new Coordinator, Amber Rose.

Amber Rose: New Coordinator, August 2013.

Amber Rose: New Coordinator, August 2013.


Amber Rose is a singer/songwriter and a wholistic medicine author and practitioner.

Amber Rose has worked with Joan Baez at the Institute for the Study of Non-Violence. She was also supervised by Cesar Chavez when she worked as a singer/songwriter for the United Farm Workers union, among other, exciting adventures.

She is joining the team working on the new Coffeehouse Season (Save the date for Fri. Oct. 4th at 8pm!).

PeaceSmiths looks forward to new projects and renewed energy with Amber’s help.

August 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Fri April 5: Coffeehouse with jazz, poetry, mandolin and more…

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

Friday, April 5, 2013

8pm to 11pm
FUMC in Amityville

* jazz musicians Jimi Durso & Matt Klein

* poet Steven Schmidt is an active poetry writer, reader, and presenter. In years past, Susan Blake dubbed him a “surrealistic muse, writer, chanter, storyteller.”

*Bob Rollins on guitar and mandolin

*Open Mic: Maybe you???! (more…)

March 26, 2013 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

Peace March on Long Island: Sat, March 30th 2013

A MARCH FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE: Resisting the Culture of Violence


Saturday, March 30, 2013

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Port Jefferson Village, Suffolk County,
Long Island, New York


Join us as we peacefully assemble and march:

·         Calling for an immediate and true end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

·         Mourning the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, both military and civilians.

·         Condemning the killing of innocent civilians by unmanned U.S. drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.

·         Demanding that the more than $2 billion a week spent on illegal wars be diverted instead to fund jobs, education, health care, veterans’ services and other urgent needs at home.

·         Resisting the perpetual war agenda of corporations reaping enormous profits from war-making.


Event will take place rain or shine.

Assemble at 12:15 at intersection of Rt. 112 (Main St.) and Rt. 25A (blinking light, across from ferry) in Port Jefferson Village. White “death masks” will be provided to those who wish to wear them. Signs will be supplied, or bring your own.  Please wear black if possible.


March concludes at starting point with a solemn reading of the names

of Long Island troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

SPEAKERS: Mac Bica, Veterans for Peace Long Island; Cathy Leahy, One Billion Rising;
Charlotte Koons, CodePink Long Island; and Bill McNulty, North Country Peace Group.


Sponsored by the NORTH COUNTRY PEACE GROUP and endorsed by Bellport and Sayville Women in Black; CodePink LI; Franciscan Brothers of the Little Portion Friary; Great Neck SANE/Peace Action; Interfaith Alliance- LI Chapter; LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; LI Food Not Bombs; LI Teachers for Human Rights; MoveOn Long Island; Pax Christi LI; PeaceSmiths, Inc.; Share International U.S.; South Country Peace Group; Suffolk Peace Network; Veterans for Peace LI; and others to be announced.


For information, contact:  ncpeaceg AT gmail DOT com  

March 11, 2013 at 8:11 am 1 comment

PS March 1st Coffeehouse: George Mann & Becca Hasselbrook

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
in Long Island, NY presents:

Friday, March 1, 2013
8pm to 11pm

George Mann
and Becca Hasselbrook

$7 at the door
(more if possible, less if necessary) (more…)

February 20, 2013 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

Friday Feb 1st 2013: Coffeehouse!

Coffeehouse with Blue Grass music, poetry and Open Mic!

Please come and bring a friend!

Same place, same time. Lots of info, sharing and good energy!

January 31, 2013 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

Friday: January 14, 2013: An Occupy Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

Same place, same time!

Friday, January 4, 2013
at 8pm
at the church

For New Year’s — an Occupy focus.

An Occupy speaker, and special guest musician and poet!

December 31, 2012 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

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2022/23 Season!

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Friday, Jan. 5, 2023
Robert Bruey,
Open Mic! Maybe you???

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Jesse Pagano

Fri. June 3, 2022
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Coincidence Machine: Jazz


Fri. April 29th, 2022
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
George Mann
(Note: This is a different Fri!
This April 29th Cofeehouse
replaces the usual May one!)


Fri. April 1st, 2022
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Bob Westcott and
Hank Stone

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.