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PEACESMITHS ENDORSES NORTH COUNTRY PEACE GROUP MARCH 2014

The North Country Peace Group invites you to its annual 

MARCH FOR PEACE AND

 ECONOMIC & SOCIAL JUSTICE 

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: ncpeaceg@gmail.com 

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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

Pramila
 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 http://www.peacesmiths.org

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

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

Report Back: PeaceSmiths May Coffeehouse

This is my personal and informal report back. If you want to add anyone or any topics I overlooked, please feel free to add in the comments…KW

It was an awesome evening at PeaceSmiths. I would say there were around 40 people there or more. I counted at least nine new people. One set of folks came because a local college professor is giving credit for people attending live poetry readings. Another person said that he found it from an on-line poetry calendar (have to check that out, we did also get a big spike in our blog stats yesterday.) (more…)

May 8, 2010 at 6:57 am 3 comments

Video: Max Wheat’s love poem to Ginger Wheat

KW writes: Last night’s coffeehouse was interesting. I saw two musicians I hadn’t seen before. And, the “Bring Your Own Poetry” on the theme of love was wonderful. (One long-time PeaceSmithie read his first poem on stage! And, someone for whom it was his first time at PeaceSmiths read a poem!)

Wanted to share with everyone this video of PeaceSmiths regular Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. reading a poem to his wife, Virginia Wheat. It was a magic moment at PeaceSmiths. Just in time for Valentine’s Day reflections…

February 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm 2 comments

Three easy choices: Stay in touch with PeaceSmiths on our new list-serve!

PeaceSmiths has launched a new, announce-only list-serve. We want to make it easy for you to get reminder e-mails about our coffeehouse and other important news. See info and instructions at the read more! (more…)

January 25, 2010 at 10:26 pm 5 comments

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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.