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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

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

APRIL PEACESMITHS COFFEE HOUSE, FRIDAY- APRIL 4, 2014 8 PM

Peacesmiths April Coffeehouse Friday April 4th 2014 8pm

PS April Coffeehouse: Fri. April 4, 2014 8PM

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

PeaceSmiths April Coffeehouse
Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 8pm

Wild Ginger- Folk singers
Richard Newman, Local poet
The Brunettes, Songwriters/Musicians
Open Mic: Maybe You?

What an amazing line-up! A real Power Punch! And, while Wild Ginger, Richard and the Brunettes 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 healthy, vegetarian munchies
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 April Coffeehouse: Fri. April 4th 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:

Wild Ginger, Folk singers, widely featured

Richard Newman, Local poet, translator, and host of an ongoing poetry series in Queens. He is also a Professor of English at   Nassau Community College.

The Brunettes, Songwriters/Musicians – very unique

Open Mic: Maybe You?

 

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March 10, 2014 at 12:18 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

PS December Coffee House Friday, Dec. 6th 2013

PS December Coffeehouse : Fri. Dec. 6th, 2013

PS December Coffeehouse: Dec. 6th, 2013

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music,

Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths December Coffeehouse
(3rd of the new season!)
Friday, Dec.. 6th, 2013 at 8pm
Willow, Interfaith Women’s Choir
Duane Esposito, local poet
Pat Killian, singer songwriter and friends
Open Mic: Maybe You?
What a blockbuster line-up! And, while Willow, Duane, and Pat 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 December Coffeehouse: Fri. Dec. 6th, 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:

Willow, a women’s interfaith choir whose mission is  to create beautiful music and take it to those who need to hear it, sharing our joy in song: we are women singing together.

Willow is an interfaith women’s choir under the direction of Farah Chandu. They are mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers, working and retired. They hail from all corners of Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties, and they represent several different faith traditions. They have discovered tremendous common ground in sharing each other’s sacred music. They are professionals and amateurs, and singing together is a labor of love.Willow was founded in October of 1998, when the women’s group of a local UU congregation reached out to the community and sponsored a musical workshop. They knew that they had something worth keeping by the end of that first day, and they have been singing together ever since. In the years since their inception they have found their mission, which is to create something beautiful and life affirming and take it to those who need to hear it. This is their joy. They have carried this joy to concert venues such as hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, schools, churches, synagogues, interfaith gatherings, Brooklyn Federal Court and The United Nations Headquarters. They use their music to actively work for peace and for human rights.

Duane Esposito, local poet and professor of English at Nassau Community College. Duane is a community and academic activist and has recently released a collection of his poems in the book called “Declaration for your Bones”.

Pat Killian, singer songwriter and friends (Greg Galluccio and Maureen Shaiman)- Pat has been playing and singing for decades, but  only discovered a talent for songwriting in the last twelve years.  He recorded his first CD, Salt Water, in Nashville in 2006, comprised entirely of songs written by him.  RadioIndy called Salt Water, “An impressive collection of songs about life.”  Two songs on the CD, The Purpose and Daddy’s Blues, were in RadioIndy’s top 40 for all genres for about 2 months. Pat has performed at the Woodlands Folk Festival in Stony Brook, and has been the headliner at the Grounds & Sounds Café at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Stony Brook on three occasions. Although Pat enjoys singing solo, he gets a lot of joy when he is part of a bigger experience (performing with others).

November 2, 2013 at 7:12 pm 1 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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Fri. June 7, 2019
8pm
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Last of the season!

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Open Mic!Fri. May 3rd

8pm
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Samuel Miller, Singer-songwriter
Open Mic!

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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.