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 […]

Walt Whitman Marathon, May 21, 2016

Walt Whitman leaves of Grass marathon reading 10am – 6 pm at Canio’s Books. Community poets, actors and others will read a selection of Whitman’s poems.

Triceratones at 5/6/16 PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8pm presents Triceratones In The Round! with Rorie Kelly, Pauline Salotti, Martha Trachtenberg and
Claire Raby.

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse with George Mann 4/1/16

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8pm presents George Mann, Chris Connolly and Open Time.

This May: Break Free From Fossil Fuels

LI Rally for Peace 4/16/16

RALLY AND MARCH FOR PEACE, JUSTICE & AN END TO PERPETUAL WAR. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Port Jefferson Village

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 […]

Homecoming: A Celebration of All Things Bees!  4/16/16

The bee celebration will include lunch, a presentation by an entomologist; a honey tasting led by Marina Marchese; a discussion of Colony Collapse Disorder; and a visit to hives.

Long Island Poetry Event: Poetry Around The World on 2/17/16

Poetry-Around-The-World A Global Languages Event for poetry listeners, readers, and performers Wednesday Evening February 17th at 6:30pm Riverhead Free Library Long Island, New York ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ Poetry-Around-The World Kimberly Wilder will host an evening of sharing poetry in English and other languages. We invite […]

Welcome to Boog City Festival 9.5 2/12/16 – 2/14/16

The Festival includes Poetry Talk Talk;  local indie music; a Classic Albums Live (Patti Smith’s Horses); d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses series with Spooky Girlfriend Press (Louisiana and Texas) poetry theater, and (of course) poetry readings.

Brookhaven Supervisor Says Yes to overturn Citizens United

Brookhaven elected officials Romaine, Cartright, & Kepert vote to overturn Citizens United.

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

Stop-and-Frisk Down, Safety Up: NYCLU

Stop-and-frisk incidents have fallen dramatically while crime in New Stop & FriskYork City remains at record lows, according to data analysis released by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).

What a Green should do about Bernie Sanders

A New Electoral Politics is Possible This article is meant to explore an alternative to what is given as a quadrennial binary choice of either attacking a progressive Democratic Presidential candidate or an imminent existential dilemma of Green Party closing shop and submitting to him.  This article could have just as easily been written in past presidential election cycles […]

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