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2023 Season: Friday, May 5th Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

Friday. May 5, 2023

Polly Chase and Steve Spinner will play original music.

Both Polly and Steve will be making their first time at our Coffee House.

And, Open Mic: Maybe you!

If you have a song, poem, act, Hurang, or 

whatever it is you do…Come!

PeaceSmiths is held at…

First United Methodist Church, Amityville
25 Broadway, Amityville, NY, United States, New York

(The southernmost part of Rt. 110 “The Last Church on the Left”)

$7 at the door



May 5, 2023 at 12:07 am Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse Tonight! Fri. 12/02/22

PeaceSmiths is tonight, Friday, December 2nd, 2022.


Featuring Jimi Durso.

Please come and spread the word.

PeaceSmiths is held at The First United Methodist Church in Amityville, NY

December 2, 2022 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

PS Coffeehouse: Fri June 3: Coincidence Machine

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

Friday, June 3rd

at 8pm

Coincidence Machine 

Jazz-Prog music. Originals and creative covers. 

Jimi Durso on Bass and Vocals. 

Eli Maniscalco, Percussion and Matt Klein, Guitar. 

Andy Greenhouse may do a few songs.

There will be an Open Mic time — Come and do your thing.

Any Can food donations will go to the Church Pantry

$7 at the door.  


PeaceSmiths is held upstairs at…

First United Methodist Church in Amityville

25 Broadway, Amityville, NY 11701

June 3, 2022 at 8:21 am Leave a comment

PS Earth Day / May Day Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths adjusted our schedule a bit. Instead of the usual May coffeehouse, we slipped in an extra one in April. So, there is no “first Friday of the month” for May.


Great news!
George Mann will visit in April

PeaceSmiths Earth Day / May Day Coffeehouse

with George Mann

Friday, April 29, 2022


First United Methodist Church in Amityville

25 Broadway, Amityville, NY 11701

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April 28, 2022 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

2022: Archive Dive

The famous PeaceSmiths Archives. Rediscovered by Daniel in April 2022.

PeaceSmiths presents a peace and justice coffeehouse each month from October to June.
PeaceSmiths has a long history of supporting activism, protests, vigils, advocacy, organizing, and petitioning government in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
The archives includes music, poetry, fliers, posters, stickers, books, informational literature, protest art, more formal art, and many items personally collected by longtime Coordinator, Susan Blake (1953-2007).
Just a few photos (and one, typically “bad” PeaceSmiths joke) posted at the “more”.


April 22, 2022 at 8:47 am Leave a comment

April 1st 2022 (and…April 29th!)

PeaceSmiths peace and justice coffeehouse.

The first Friday in April was full of fun, friends, and music.

Please enjoy some photos from the April event. Musicians Bob Westcott and Hank Stone performed. Many friends old and new at the open mic!

(Instead of waiting until May…There will be a Friday, April 29th Coffeehouse with George Mann!)

Hank Stone and Bob Westcott at PeaceSmiths March 2022
Wendy Dann and Mark Walshin at PeaceSmiths

April 3, 2022 at 8:50 pm 2 comments

PeaceSmiths Long Island Coffeehouse on Fri. Nov. 2, 2018

Coffeehouse in Long Island on November 2, 2018. Music to celebrate peace, justice, and the environment. This month: Midnight Gypsy Caravan and The Dainty Ducks. Plus- Open Mic: music, poetry, sharing.

Continue Reading October 27, 2018 at 11:06 am 2 comments

PS June Coffeehouse: Wescott, Stone, and Mari Amanda

Friday, June 1st: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths June Coffeehouse
~last of the season~

Friday, June 1st


Bob Westcott, folk legend

Hank Stone, singer/songwriter


Mari Amanda, lead singer of the band “The Going Rate”


Open Mic!

(Maybe you?)


Please bring announcements and/or literature about events related to peace, justice, and the environment. (more…)

May 23, 2018 at 12:42 pm Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Friday, March 9th

March Coffeehouse
(2nd Friday of the month, this month!)
Friday, March 9th
at 8 PM
Art & Music Improv
with artist Robyn Bellospirito and musician Jimi Durso.
A creative collaboration where art and music are an improvised dialogue. It’s fascinating to witness the spontaneous creation of new works of art and music that are inspired by each other. Come down and see/hear!

Bryan Gallo: Singer, guitarist, song writer. Original. Bryan has played all over L.I. and
has done our Coffee House before!

Open Mic: Maybe you!

$7 donation requested

More if possible, less if necessary



March 2, 2018 at 6:05 pm 1 comment

Tom Ryan @ PeaceSmiths Coffee House 2/2/18

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

Friday, February 2, 2018


Tom Ryan will play this month’s Coffee House.

Tom Ryan has been active on the Long Island music scene for over 25 years. He is a singer-songwriter and plays guitar, keyboards and bass. Though primarily a pop/rock artist, he has studied classical guitar with the head of the music department at Molloy College and is currently exploring fingerstyle blues with Toby Walker and advanced vocal techniques with Marybeth Mundell. He started out performing in rock bands while still in high school, and currently is doing solo acoustic gigs at local coffeehouses and restaurants as well as private parties, benefits and organizations for the dsabled.

There will be Open Time so bring your song, poem, or manifesto.

We will collect vegetarian non-perishable food stuff for L.I. Food not Bombs aka Community Solidarity and the Methodist Church food drive.

$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)

February 1, 2018 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

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  • Hurrah!
    2022/23 Season!

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Fri. June 2, 2023
George Mann
Katherine Congdon
and Open Mic (maybe you?)


PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
May 5, 2023
Polly Chase and Steve Spinner
and Open Mic!


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.