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2017: Jan 6th PS Coffeehouse with jazz and more…

PeaceSmiths January Coffeehouse
January 2017
Coffee House
Friday, January 6, 2017 
at 8 PM
Jimi Durso and his band: Jimi, an old friend and performer at PeaceSmiths, will do his jazz thing with bandmates, Matt Klein and Eli Mansicalco.
Billionaire Brian will do his funny, poignant, and original songs.


Open Mic: Maybe you!

(More info and directions at the readmore)


January 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm 1 comment

June 2016 CH: Moved to second Friday!

There is no PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse for Friday, June 3rd.

Instead, the Coffeehouse will be on Friday, June 10th at 8pm.


Korb and Kendall


Eli Maniscalco

at the same place: First-United-Methodist-Church-Amityville, 25 Broadway, Amityville, New York 11701


June 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm 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.


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

2015/16 Season! Oct 2nd PS Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths October Coffeehouse
Friday, Oct. 2nd
at 8pm

PeaceSmiths First-of-the-Season Coffeehouse
A fun gathering, with a long tradition

Music by Billionaire Brian
90’s covers and more by J.P. Noonan
Poet, TBA
Open Mic (Maybe you! Bring your song,
poem, joke, dance, or plan to save the earth)

Directions and Info…


September 23, 2015 at 9:24 am 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
Moonlight Gypsy Caravan
Indie folk pop with an ethnic flair

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


April 9, 2015 at 8:10 am Leave a comment


The North Country Peace Group invites you to its annual 



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: 


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

PS January Coffeehouse : Fri. Jan. 3rd, 2014

PS January Coffeehouse: Jan. 3rd, 2014


PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music,

Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths January Coffeehouse Friday, Jan. 3rd, 2014 at 8pm

Deer-Spirit-Star, Singer Songwriter and Musical Artist

 Venkateswaran- Poet Laureate of Suffolk County

Grand Folk Railroad, Singer Songwriters and Musicians

Open Mic: Maybe You?

What a fabulous line-up to start off the new year right! And, while Deer-Spirit-Star, Pramila and Grand Folk Railroad 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 your own snacks

More info or directions, see below, or leave a message at:
(631)798-0778 or

Directions and Performer Notes:

More extended notes:

PS January Coffeehouse: Fri. Jan. 3rd, 2014

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.)

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:

Deer-Spirit-Star, Singer Songwriter extraordinaire

Pramila Venkateswaran, Poet Laureate of Suffolk County and Professor of English, Women’s Studies, and South Asian Literature at Nassau Community College. She has performed at a number of poetry conferences and festivals in the United States and overseas. Pramila has several books of poetry.

Grand Folk Railroad, Singer Songwriters and Musicians – Mike Christian, on lead guitar, bass, and drums; Susan Cohen, guitar, flute, banjo, and uke; Bill Resvanis, percussion; Frank Doris, lead guitar,bass, and melodica.


December 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

PeaceSmiths has a new Coordinator!

PeaceSmiths, Inc. is excited to announce that we have a new Coordinator, Amber Rose.

Amber Rose: New Coordinator, August 2013.

Amber Rose: New Coordinator, August 2013.


Amber Rose is a singer/songwriter and a wholistic medicine author and practitioner.

Amber Rose has worked with Joan Baez at the Institute for the Study of Non-Violence. She was also supervised by Cesar Chavez when she worked as a singer/songwriter for the United Farm Workers union, among other, exciting adventures.

She is joining the team working on the new Coffeehouse Season (Save the date for Fri. Oct. 4th at 8pm!).

PeaceSmiths looks forward to new projects and renewed energy with Amber’s help.

August 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

PS May Coffeehouse Fri 5/3: Music and Poetry

PeaceSmiths MAY Coffeehouse

Friday, May 3, 2013

8pm to 11pm

At the FUMC in Amityville

* Singer/Songwriter John Myles

* Poet Herb Wahlsteen

* Musician, Guitarist, Songster Eli Maniscalco

*Open Mic: Maybe you???!

May 2, 2013 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

Peace March on Long Island: Sat, March 30th 2013

A MARCH FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE: Resisting the Culture of Violence


Saturday, March 30, 2013

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Port Jefferson Village, Suffolk County,
Long Island, New York


Join us as we peacefully assemble and march:

·         Calling for an immediate and true end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

·         Mourning the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, both military and civilians.

·         Condemning the killing of innocent civilians by unmanned U.S. drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.

·         Demanding that the more than $2 billion a week spent on illegal wars be diverted instead to fund jobs, education, health care, veterans’ services and other urgent needs at home.

·         Resisting the perpetual war agenda of corporations reaping enormous profits from war-making.


Event will take place rain or shine.

Assemble at 12:15 at intersection of Rt. 112 (Main St.) and Rt. 25A (blinking light, across from ferry) in Port Jefferson Village. White “death masks” will be provided to those who wish to wear them. Signs will be supplied, or bring your own.  Please wear black if possible.


March concludes at starting point with a solemn reading of the names

of Long Island troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

SPEAKERS: Mac Bica, Veterans for Peace Long Island; Cathy Leahy, One Billion Rising;
Charlotte Koons, CodePink Long Island; and Bill McNulty, North Country Peace Group.


Sponsored by the NORTH COUNTRY PEACE GROUP and endorsed by Bellport and Sayville Women in Black; CodePink LI; Franciscan Brothers of the Little Portion Friary; Great Neck SANE/Peace Action; Interfaith Alliance- LI Chapter; LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; LI Food Not Bombs; LI Teachers for Human Rights; MoveOn Long Island; Pax Christi LI; PeaceSmiths, Inc.; Share International U.S.; South Country Peace Group; Suffolk Peace Network; Veterans for Peace LI; and others to be announced.


For information, contact:  ncpeaceg AT gmail DOT com  

March 11, 2013 at 8:11 am 1 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.