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PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Fri 5/5/17 on LI

PeaceSmiths, a Long Island group dedicated to peace, justice, and the environment will host our monthly coffeehouse on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8pm.

Continue Reading May 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

PEACESMITHS JUNE COFFEEHOUSE, LAST ONE OF THE SEASON, FRIDAY JUNE 6TH 8PM

PS June Coffeehouse:
Fri. June 6th, 2014 8PM

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Mountain Maidens

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse

Mountain Maidens, Local Folk singers

Poetry with Poet Laureate of Suffolk County,
Pramila Venkateswaran

Sing-a-Long, led by Andy Greenhouse

Open Mic…Maybe You?

What an amazing line-up! A real Power Punch! And, while Mountain Maidens, Pramila, and Andy are the only scheduled performers, old PeaceSmithies know there are lots of surprises in store at the Open Mic after the show. We have had modern dance, satirical trios, and the recitation of eloquent manifestos. What can you share?

Held at:The First United Methodist Church in Amityville
$7 suggested donation More if possible, less if necessary, 
includes
healthy, vegetarian munchies
More info or directions, see below, or leave a message at:
(631)798-0778 or http://www.peacesmiths.org

Extended directions and performer notes: (more…)

May 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

May 2014 Peacesmiths Coffeehouse, Fri May 2nd Amityville- Dedicated to Pete Seeger (updated)

UPDATED – Peacesmiths May Coffeehouse Friday, May 2, 2014 8pm

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, 

Poetry,and Whatever Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths May Coffeehouse
  Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 8pm  

Dedicated to Pete Seeger

George Mann Folk singer/songwriter, musician, and activist

Patti Tana, Local poet, former Professor of English at Nassau Community College.

Ken Krumenacker, L I Folk Singer and singer/songwriter

Open Mic: Maybe You?

What an amazing line-up! A real Power Punch! And, while George, Patti and the Ken are the only scheduled performers, old PeaceSmithies know there are lots of surprises in store at the Open Mic after the show. We have had modern dance, satirical trios, and the recitation of eloquent manifestos. What can you share?

Held at:The First United Methodist Church (3rd floor) in Amityville
$7 suggested donation
More if possible, less if necessary
includes coffee, tea and snacks
More info or directions, see below, or leave a message at:
(631)798-0778 orhttp://www.peacesmiths.org

Directions and Performer Notes:

More extended notes:

PS May Coffeehouse: Fri. May 2nd 2014  8pm

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse
PeaceSmiths is held at the First United Methodist Church in Amityville.
We call it “The last church on the left.”
Address: 25 Broadway Ave, Amityville, NY
(Broadway is actually the southmost end of RT 110
near Merrick Road/Montauk Highway.)
PeaceSmiths, Inc., community organizing for peace, justice and the environment. Please bring literature to share about: Peace, Justice, Environment, Occupy, etc!
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse happens the first Friday of the month, from October to June!

More about the performers:

George Mann – Folk singer/songwriter ,musician and activist. George is extremely well-known for his original songs as well as all the old folk songs. He has followed the trail of the Almanac singers recently and he has many cds for sale. His new cd is coming out in August. He used to sing with his partner Julius, whom we all dearly miss.

Patti Tana –Local poet who grew up on the Hudson River in Peekskill, New York, and since 1968 she has made her home on Long Island. She is Professor Emerita of English at Nassau Community College (SUNY) and the Associate Editor of the Long Island Quarterly since it was founded in 1990. In 2009 Patti was selected as Poet Of The Year by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.Patti is the author of eight books of poetry and is the editor of an anthology of 119 poems by 63 poets.

Ken Krumenacker – LI Folk Singer, writes all his own material. He played a his song about Maine Fisherman at our last open mic. 

Open Mic: Maybe You?

 

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

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Activist Hotline: (631) 798-0778
Photos, archives and more at the web-site:
http://www.peacesmiths.org

April 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

PEACESMITHS ENDORSES NORTH COUNTRY PEACE GROUP MARCH 2014

The North Country Peace Group invites you to its annual 

MARCH FOR PEACE AND

 ECONOMIC & SOCIAL JUSTICE 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Port Jefferson Village 

March with us as we protest and resist:

Ÿ Our Nation’s Perpetual War Policies Ÿ Income Inequality Ÿ Job Loss and Foreclosures

Ÿ Attacks on Organized Labor Ÿ Destruction of the Environment Ÿ Cost of Health Care For Profit

Ÿ Student Loan Debt Ÿ Cuts to Human Services ŸThe Encroaching Surveillance State

Ÿ Corporate Greed & Control of Government  Ÿ And Other Threats to the Well Being of the 99%!!

 

Event will take place rain or shine.

You may wish to bring drums, kazoos or other musical instruments to help us convey

our message that peace and justice can prevail! 

Assemble at 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of Rt. 112 (Main St.) and Rt. 25A (blinking light, across from ferry) in Port Jefferson Village. Signs will be supplied, or carry your own. 

Program of speakers and music – and the reading of the names of Long Island troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan – will take place at the conclusion of our march.

SPEAKERS: Mac Bica, Veterans for Peace LI; Kathy Lahey, One Billion Rising;

Bob Keeler, Pax Christi LI; Charlotte Koons, CodePink LI; and Bill McNulty, NCPG

For further information or to endorse this action, contact: ncpeaceg@gmail.com 

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March 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

PS February Coffeehouse: Friday, Feb. 7th, 2014 8PM

PS February Coffeehouse: Feb. 7th , 2014 8PM

 

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music,

Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths February Coffeehouse Friday, Feb. 7th, 2014 at 8pm

FRUNE (Frank Celenza) –  Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire… Unique Musical Performer

STEVEN SCHMIDT – Local Poet

“FRIENDS ON THE JOURNEY” – (Lora Kendall,Vinny Crici & Suzanne Ernst)  Trio Songwriters

Open Mic: Maybe You?

What a fabulous line-up to start off the new year right! And, while Frune,Barbara, and Friends on the Journey are the only scheduled performers, old PeaceSmithies know there are lots of surprises in store at the Open Mic after the show. We have had modern dance, satirical trios, and the recitation of eloquent manifestos. What can you share?

Held at:
The First United Methodist Church in Amityville

$7 suggested donation
  More if possible, less if necessary

Includes healthy, vegetarian munchies feel free to bring snacks

More info or directions, see below, or leave a message at:
(631)798-0778 orhttp://www.peacesmiths.org

Directions and Performer Notes:

More extended notes:

PS February Coffeehouse: Fri. Feb. 7th, 2014  8PM

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk,

Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths is held at the First United Methodist Church in Amityville. We call it “The last church on the left.”

Address: 25 Broadway Ave, Amityville, NY  (Broadway is actually the southernmost end of RT 110
 near Merrick Road/Montauk Highway.) (3rd floor)

PeaceSmiths, Inc., community organizing for peace, justice, and the environment. Please bring literature to share about: Peace, Justice, Environment, Occupy, etc.

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse happens the first Friday of the month, from October to June !

More about the performers:

Frune (Frank Celenza) – Singer/Songwriter – Unique and eclectic musician and blending of musical styles

Steven Schmidt – Local Poet             

“Friends on the Journey” – (Lora Kendall, Vinny Crici, & Suzanne Ernst) – Trio Songwriters

Friends on the Journey is a trio of three friends, singers and songwriters and accomplished instrumentalists, who have known each other for years. Lora and Vincent performed for many years as half of the great Americana band, “Tornado Alley,” and each has performed with various other bands, in the studio, and as solo performers. Suzanne has performed primarily in a solo capacity at various venues on Long Island. All three are members of the ISS, Island Songwriters Showcase.

Friends on the Journey is a band of striking harmonies and intricate musical arrangements of original songs with a few covers sprinkled in the mix.  These three are no ordinary composers…Their lyrics are thoughtful, their melodies are memorable.

The only thing you need do to join these friends on their journey, is   …..listen and enjoy.

Open Mic: Maybe YOU????

January 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

June Coffeehouse: Banjo, Shoreham thoughts, and a sing-a-long

PeaceSmiths June 2011 Coffeehouse: 6/3/11 at 8pm
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May 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm 1 comment

Sat March 19th: Long Island march and vigil for peace

A PeaceSmiths announcement:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

10:15am / rain or shine

A March and Vigil for Peace

in Setauket, Long Island, New York

Marking the 8th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

(more…)

February 28, 2011 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths statement on Haiti

Haiti 2010: Earthquake damagePeaceSmiths is saddened by the devastation in Haiti. We hope that people will make donations to the earthquake relief effort, while carefully considering the organizations they send money to, so that those organizations are peaceful and just, such as:

Doctors Without Borders; School of the Americas Watch; and American Friends Service Committee.

January 19, 2010 at 7:26 am Leave a comment

Moday, Nov 30th: Peace March from LI to NYC

For Long Island info (ie: taking a train or bus, meeting others) see: here.

Bernard Lafayette to lead the World March for Peace and Nonviolence across Brooklyn Bridge

What: The World March for Peace and Nonviolence starts a three-day tour of the USA with a March over the Brooklyn Bridge led by Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Civil Rights activist and adviser to Martin Luther King.

When: Mon. Nov 30, starts 1 pm, finish 3pm

Where: Starting at Brooklyn Boro Hall to City Hall, via the Brooklyn Bridge.

Who: The international base team of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence with their international Spokesperson, Rafael de la Rubia, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, hundreds of nonviolence activists from around the State, all the students and teachers at Brooklyn International High School and others, religious leaders, Consuls and New York City Council Members.

Why: The World March for Peace and Nonviolence is travelling through 100 countries on 6 continents calling for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and the withdrawal of troops from foreign territories among others.  Starting on 2nd October in Wellington, New Zealand, the March is due to arrive in Punta de Vacas, Argentina on the 2nd of January at the end of a 93 day tour.

Endorsements: Presidents of 11 countries; Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Cate Blanchett, Martin Sheen, Yoko Ono, Art Garfunkel, Philip Glass, Ed Asner and hundreds more.  For a complete list, go to www.theworldmarch.org

November 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

Update for Mon. Nov 30th: World March for Peace LI to NYC

One week from today, on Monday Nov. 30th, the international World March Team arrives in the United States — 35 countries, 4 continents and 60 days after setting out from New Zealand. Now it’s our turn to express ourselves and take a stand: for the abolition of nuclear weapons, for an end to war as a means of resolving conflict, and for a new global consciousness based on nonviolence & the rejection of all forms of violence.
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Join the World Marchers for Peace and Nonviolence on their first day in North America.
1 PM: March Over the Brooklyn Bridge
3 PM: Press Conference/City Proclamation at City Hall
7 PM: “Beyond Violence”: Performance & Celebration at Riverside Church
More info: www.worldmarchinnyc.org

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Long Islanders will be riding peace trains and vans to Brooklyn where we will meet with the World March Team. Please bring your group banner, peace flags, peace signs.
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For train info, call Karen 631-875-8647
For van info, call Brian 631-327-1363 (vans are near full, please reserve for people unable to do the walk over the bridge)

November 23, 2009 at 9:38 am 2 comments

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Calendar

Fri. Oct. 4th, 2019
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
First of the new season!
Jimi Durso and Matt Kline of
Coincidence Machine
and
Travis McKevney
and
Open Mic! Maybe you?
and
(Won’t we have things to talk about?!)

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Fri. June 7, 2019
8pm
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Last of the season!

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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.