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PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Friday, March 3rd on Long Island

PeaceSmiths, a Long Island group dedicated to peace, justice, and the environment will host our monthly coffeehouse on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8pm.

PeaceSmiths March Coffeehouse
with music by Gary Ivan and Pete Mancini
and
Open Mic!

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 
at 8 PM
Pete Mancini, singer/songwriter, an acoustic set
Pete is the lead singer of “Butchers Blind”, a local alternative/Americana/folk rock band
This is Pete’s first appearance at our coffee house

and
Gary Ivan, singer/songwriter
Gary is also a visual artist and a PeaceSmiths favorite.
He used to design the Coffee House flyers for the mailing back in the day.
Gary hosted several very cool Open Mics in Huntington.
and
Open Mic — maybe you?!
Come share discussion about the current state of politics and the presidency.

Literature table for sharing info on music, art, poetry, activism, demonstrations, and marches.

More info and directions:

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February 23, 2017 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

Fri. May 6th: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse with the Triceratones

PeaceSmiths Long Island Coffeehouse
Friday, May 6, 2016
at 8pm

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

Triceratones In The Round! with Rorie Kelly, Pauline Salotti, Martha Trachtenberg and
Claire Raby. Rorie Kelly: Dynamic singer, guitarist, and original song writer. Her New CD Rising Rising Rising is awesome. Pauline Salotti: WUSB FM personality. Original songwriter & performer. Martha Trachtenberg: Singer, songwriter, member of multiple bands! Claire Raby: singer, songwriter, vocalist, and the Triceratones’ official fashion director.

Open Time, we got a time at the end for you, if you got a song poem, jokes, or hurrahs.

$7 at the door. We collect vegetarian non-perishable food items for Long Island Food Not Bombs. Cans of vegetables, canned fruit, or bags of rice are good.

Directions: 

PeaceSmiths is held at: First United Methodist Church in Amityville:  25 Broadway Ave, Amityville, NY (Broadway is actually the south-most end of RT 110, near Merrick Road/Montauk Highway.) Our location is a long walk, or a short bike ride from the Amityville LIRR Station.

For more info or directions, leave a message at (631) 798-0778. PeaceSmiths’ Activist Hotline. (It’s external voicemail. May take a few days to get back with you.) (If you are in a rush, or need directions, call your favorite PeaceSmithie friend.)

Please bring your peace, justice, environmental, occupy, and activist fliers for our literature table. Open Time is great for songs, dances, (short) speeches, poems, and/or something funny to share!

PeaceSmiths, Inc. is a nonprofit organization for peace, justice, and the environment.

April 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm Leave a comment

Fri. April 1st: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse with George Mann

PeaceSmiths Long Island Coffeehouse
Friday, April 1, 2016
at 8pm

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

George Mann: George Mann is making his Long Island appearance at the Coffeehouse. George is a political/social troubadour. A dying breed. He is an amazing songwriter. His show is part concert, rally, and history lesson. He writes songs of peace and labor and is back from his Australian tour. George has released many CDs, and his latest “Portraits” is very good.

Chris Connolly: Chis J. Connolly is a singer-songwriter from Staffordshire, England, who now lives on Long Island. (more…)

March 26, 2016 at 9:17 am Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths: March 4th with Gary Ivan and more…

PeaceSmiths Long Island Coffeehouse
Friday, March 4, 2016
at 8pm
The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, 
Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse presents


Gary Ivan, a witty and wonderful songwriter and guitarist.John Burke, environmentalist and poet

J.P. Noonan, musician (and PeaceSmiths sound man)

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Please bring a nonperishable item of vegan food for
LI Food Not Bombs

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Directions and Info:

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February 28, 2016 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

PS Coffeehouse: Friday, Feb 5th

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Friday, February 5, 2016
at 8pm

 
Featuring…
 
Bryan Gallo, singer/songwriter

The Septemberists, acoustic duo

Richard Barnhart, poet

and

Open Mic! Maybe you?!

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Please bring a nonperishable item of vegan food for LI Food Not Bombs
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See performer notes and directions at the readmore…

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January 25, 2016 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

Jan 2016: PS Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths January 2016 Coffeehouse
Friday, January 8th
8pm

Music by Zack Reyes
and
Poetry by Steven Schmidt
plus…
Open Mic!

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Please bring a nonperishable item of vegan food for
LI Food Not Bombs

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Directions and Info:

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January 6, 2016 at 10:32 pm Leave a comment

Fri. Dec 4th: PS Holiday Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths Holiday Coffeehouse
The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music,
Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse
Friday, December 4, 2015
8pm

Celebrating the spirit of Phil Ochs
This December would have been Phil Ochs’ 75th Birthday
Please bring a Phil Ochs song for the Open Mic!

Performers:

Singer/Songwriter
Andy Greenhouse

and

Jazz with
Jimi Durso & Matt Klein

plus

Open Mic (Please share tributes to Phil Ochs)

Please bring a nonperishable item of vegan food for
LI Food Not Bombs

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Directions and Info:

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December 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm Leave a comment

Fri. April 10th is PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths April 2015 Coffeehouse

Friday, April 10th
at 8pm
 
The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music,
Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse presents
 
The Septemberists
Acoustic duet
and
 
Moonlight Gypsy Caravan
Indie folk pop with an ethnic flair
and

Open Mic
(Your music, poetry, jokes, dance, grand visions, whatever)
Directions and Info…

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April 9, 2015 at 8:10 am 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

PS November Coffeehouse : Fri. Nov. 1st 2013

PS November Coffeehouse: Nov. 1st 2013

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music,

Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths November Coffeehouse
(2nd of the new season!)
Friday, Nov. 1st 2013 at 8pm
Hank Stone, singer songwriter and his band
Pat Falk, award-winning poet
Kevin Egan, humorous singer songwriter
Open Mic: Maybe You?
What a blockbuster line-up! And, while Hank Stone and his Band, Pat Falk, and Kevin Egan 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 (3rd floor)
$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
Directions and Performer Notes:

More extended notes:

PS November Coffeehouse: Fri. Nov. 1st 2013

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 (3rd floor)
(Broadway is actually the southernmost 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:

Hank  Stone – has been playing at every open mic he could find for many years and now he has really made his mark on the Long Island Music Scene. His voice has been compared to Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. His unique guitar style is instantly recognizable. HIs songs are influenced by everything from pop to rock to folk to blues,to jazz to classical to reggae. He has received many awards and has been included in many compilations. Hank’s songs and playing are like Americana Futurama. His band consists of Todd Evans/guitar&vocals, Bob Westcott/bass, and Gary Settoducato/percussion

Pat Falk – Local poet and Professor of English at Nassau Community College. Among her many awards are The National League of American Pen Women and SUNY Chancellor’s  Award for Creative Work. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review. Professor Falk is a human rights activist as well as a researcher in global ecology and the integrity of all life.

Kevin Egan – Humorous singer/songwriter – was formerly the lead singer for 1.6 Band, Punk Rockers. He will do his acoustic songs. His latest album , “Kevin Egan is a Jerk,” is a collection of 9 humorous acoustic songs. The 1.6 Band rocked LI and NYC back in the early 90’s. Kevin has been a musician in Austin, TX for the past several years and is now back in the area, coming from Brooklyn. Welcome home, Kevin.

October 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm 1 comment

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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.