Posts tagged ‘Long Island politics’

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

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

Friday, Dec 5th: PS Coffeehouse sings the blues

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Friday, Dec 5, 2014
at 8pm

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

Ken “The Rocket” Korb and The Red River Ramblers
(including holiday songs!)


Big Road Blues
(local, Brooklyn band)


(to be announced)

Open Mic
(maybe you)

Directions and Info… (more…)

November 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

Fri. Nov 7th: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse with jazz, humor, and more…

Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever
Friday, November 7, 2014
at 8pm

Matt Klein and Jimi Durso
Jazz Duo
Kevin Eagan
Acoustic guitar/humorous songs
(to be announced)
Open Mic
(maybe you)

Directions and Info… (more…)

October 25, 2014 at 10:13 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 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

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 March Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse
Friday, March 2nd

Urban folk rocker, singer-songwriter:
David Brown

Storytelling, singer-songwriter: Hank Stone
and his trio, Rough Folk

Open Mic: Maybe you! (more…)

February 28, 2012 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

Wed Feb 29th: Occupy Wall Street “Stand Up To Corporate Greed” events

What’s this all about? See the official Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Portland press release and info at bottom of the announcement…

Two Long Island Occupy events and one NYC event that coincide with the 2/29/12 National Day of Action: Shut Down The Corporations called for by Occupy Oakland.

Shirley February 29th
Meet at Chase Bank, 645 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley,NY 11967

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
4:45pm – 5:45pm

JP Morgan Chase – one of the largest recipients of TARP funds – has foreclosed on thousands of homes in Suffolk County since being bailed out with our tax dollars and still refuses to re-finance many mortgages so our neighbors can stay in their homes. Come join us for an hour to protest the collusion of Wall St, the banks and our government, which ruined our economy!


Huntington Village
Meet at Bank of America, 250 Main Street

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From Bank of America, march along Main St. with your friends and neighbors to show your opposition to The American Legislative Exchange Council and other groups that help corporations buy our government.


New York, New York
Meet at Bryant Park, 41st and 5th Ave, Manhattan, NYC

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (more…)

February 28, 2012 at 10:15 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.