Photos & Video: Whitman’s Leaves of Grass Marathon May 21, 2016

Photos and videos from Canio’s Books’ Leaves of Grass Marathon reading on May 21, 2016

How To Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Birthday

Poet Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819. Onthewilderside proposes a national holiday for Whitman’s birthday. Below are some videos and ideas about how to honor this wonderful poet, thinker, and experimenter of language. For those of us on Long Island, please do not forget the annual events at The […]

Long Island Coffeehouse: 3/4/2016 PeaceSmiths

Looking for poetry, live music, and/or a Long Island Coffeehouse? PeaceSmiths has held a monthly coffeehouse (October through June) for over thirty years. You can find your favorite performers, an expansive peace activist literature table, and some great networking. PeaceSmiths Long Island Coffeehouse Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8pm   The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk […]

Christmas on Long Island: A walk in warm weather

Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Holidays to our friends, family, and readers. We were surprised by the beautiful weather, and the scenes we found by the water, here in Riverhead, on Christmas. Can’t remember a Long Island Christmas quite like this one. More Christmas along the river photos at our Flickr account here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskobYAxB

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Friday, October 2nd

A Long Island Coffeehouse promoting peace, justice, and environmental issues. Live, local music. A great place to network with like-minded souls who are peaceniks, leftists, tree huggers, and/or activists. -ows 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 and 90’s covers […]

Walt Whitman’s Birthday: Celebrate poetry, nature, and silence on May 31st

Poet Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819. Below are some videos and ideas about how everyone can celebrate this wonderful poet, thinker, and experimenter of language on his birthday. For those of us on Long Island, please do not forget the annual events at The Walt Whitman Birthplace […]

Long Island Opt-Out School Board Candidates 2015

Long Island School Voting is on May 19, 2015 for most school districts. Many communities in Suffolk County and Nassau County have candidates who were endorsed by the Opt Out movement. These candidates will help oppose high stakes testing of children. You can also find this group on FaceBook: Long-Island-Parents-and-Teachers-Against-Standardized-Testing-APPR FB Page posted by Ian List […]

Suffolk County Poetry Review launch reading 5/9/15

The Wilders will join with other Suffolk poets for the Suffolk County Poetry Review reading and launch event on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Dowling College

Brush fire at Edgewood Preserve in Dix Hills, Long Island, NY

Just heard the news that there was a brush fire at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve today, Saturday, April 25th. I am not sure if the fire was related to the way the Edge Wood Preserve is managed. Though, the crisis of a fire might be a good time to reflect on the value of […]

Groundhog Predictions for Winter/Spring 2015

Long Island groundhogs predict Winter and Spring. Holtsville Hal and Malverne Mel agree with Punxsutawney Phil for 2015.

Super Poem Sunday on Super Bowl Day

A Super Bowl event for poets and their fans

LI Blizzard Juno 2015: Our Riverhead home in snow

Photos of Juno Long Island Blizzard 2015

Halloween Fun: Carved Pumpkin Ideas and more…

The Riverhead Country Fair 2014 was great fun on a beautiful day. Lots of folk art and community expression. Had to share some of the ideas for carving pumpkins. Will share a couple of photos here. More fun at our Flickr album: Carved Pumpkin Ideas. ______________________More Halloween Fun…

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Fri. Oct. 10th on Long Island

First of the 2014/2015 season! PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8pm   Dedicated to the memory of John Phillips, (“Portugie” of Copper Rose fame) PeaceSmiths friend and videographer, musician, artist, activist, and Pubic Access producer A special evening of music by old and new friends. Among the presenters: -Nightmare Police (acoustic duo) -Billionaire […]

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