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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

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

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

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 or

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?




Activist Hotline: (631) 798-0778
Photos, archives and more at the web-site:

April 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm Leave a 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

CANCELED! PS Nov Coffeehouse will not happen tonight!

Canceled due to electricity and gas issue from Hurricane Sandy!
Will do our best to re-book soon!



PeaceSmiths November 2012 Coffeehouse:

Dedicated to Miriam Goodman.
We will hold a celebration for Miriam at an upcoming coffeehouse.

Musician and PeaceSmiths favorite: George Mann
Singer/Songwriter: Rorie Kelly
Your favorite campaign lit and discussion

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Friday, November 2, 2012
8pm-11pm (more…)

October 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

PS Feb Coffeehouse w/ George Mann

Friday, February 3rd at 8pm

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

Featured performers:

Music by George Mann

Open Mic: Maybe You

More info and directions: (more…)

January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths March Coffeehouse 3/4/2011

With sadness, PeaceSmiths announces the loss of our friend and volunteer, Ron Thomson. Ron was a visual artist, a veteran who believed in peace, and a beloved son, husband, father, and grandfather. He was also Sexton at the church where PeaceSmiths is held, and was of constant help to us.

PeaceSmiths MARCH Coffeehouse:

Ron Thomson, photo by VFPLI

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8pm
PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

The music of George Mann

Memorial tribute to visual artist, veteran,
and PeaceSmiths volunteer
Ron Thomson, 1943-2011
with a presentation by Veterans for Peace Long Island,
and VFPLI Chapter Coordinator, Camillo Mac Bica


February 26, 2011 at 6:06 am 1 comment

Kimberly’s personal reflections on the December Coffeehouse…

I just thought of something. An old rule of thumb for teachers making lessons, is that you open…teach the lesson…and close. The opening and the closing helps create focus and a remembering. Maybe we should think of that more with our gatherings and events. 1. Opening: planning and publicity 2. The lesson: sharing/learning 3. The end: Networking afterwards (the parking lot scene, the diner) and/or report to the community.

I believe that activists and peace folks don’t always celebrate our work enough, or slow down to review our achievements and creations.

So, anyway, here is (part of) the close of the PeaceSmiths event:

Kimberly’s informal, December PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse report:

-We had a great flier by artist/musician Gary Ivan. It was original art of Santa playing guitar. Used some as hand-to-hand fliers, and some to post and send around on-line.

-There were at least 5 new people I counted! I think that is awesome. One was a young man who came early, and was there to catch George Mann. It was a cozy crowd for a freezing night. Probably around 30 people, and definitely enough to feel like the room was full and it was worth making the coffee!

-George Mann played a full set at the beginning, and a wrap-up set after the open mic. It was gracious of him to stay for the whole open mic. (We like when performers do that.) I was busy, so I didn’t hear all the music. But, it was good. There is a beautiful new song about the effect of war on children. George commented that it feels different not having Julius on stage…

George’s new CD that is a compilation of songs about veteran’s, “Until You Come Home” is going to be out probably next week, and he is taking orders. Then, he will have a new solo CD coming out soon.

-The poet was Kathaleen Donnelly. She never performed at PeaceSmiths before. She has a book, “PAUMANOK: Poems and Pictures of Long Island.” She was well received. She has a few of her own poems and pictures in the book. There are refreshing images of nature on Long Island. Lots of glowing beauty in the performer and the book. (more…)

December 12, 2009 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

Fri. Dec 11th: George Mann and Kathaleen Donnelly at the coffeehouse!

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 8pm
First United Methodist Church in Amityville
$7 suggested donation, more if possible, less if necessary.

Music by: George Mann
Poetry by: Kathaleen Donnelly
Presentation on a project for veterans by: George Mann
Finale music by: George Mann (more…)

December 7, 2009 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

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


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

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.