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Summer Long Island Folk Music 8/17/07

Dear Folk Music Fans,

Here is another Summer 2007 Schedule.  Some of the Fall events are listed so you may want to save this Email.  I pray that I have not missed listing too many Folk Music events.

Each Governmental body has summer concerts, often free. Check your Town or Village, and if they don’t have Folk Music on the calendar, ask them about getting some next year. Don’t forget IMAC, Land Mark on Main St; The Boulton Center, Patchogue Theater; Planting Fields, Long Island Maritime Museum, LITMA & The Stony Brook Museum etc.

Thank you for supporting The Song Box, Our Times Coffeehouse and Long Island Folk Music.

Yours truly,
Richard de Bruin

Summer 2007 Long Island Folk Music Schedule (Check for other events & my mistakes)

Fri Aug 17 Sandy & Steve Edwards Welcome Home/ Princess Peapod. (Michele Frimmer & Dave Cook) 7p Happenings on Main Street, Northport Village Park, Northport NY     Fri Aug 24 tba      Fri Aug 31 – Glenn Baldwin & Friends of Jazz

Fri Aug 17 Blue Midnight Quartet (Buddy, Ernie, Jerry & Kathy) playing a mix of Americana Music including swing, jazz, originals and a little bluegrass (of course). 7p Free! East End Arts Council property behind the stores on Main St. Riverhead, NY Bring blanket or lawn chair. 631-727-1215 (Also Radio hear Blue Grass Time w/ Buddy Merriam every Wed 6-8p WUSB 90.1FM Stony Brook U Radio www.wusb.fm )

Evry Fri & Sat Featured Performer Samantha’s Lill Bit of Heaven www.lilbitofheaven.org 287 Larkfield Rd, East Northport LI NY 631-262-1212 Call to check performers & music type + Open Mike First Thurs, call to get on list

Fri Aug 17, 24; Sat Aug 11, 18, 25; Sun Aug 19, 26 Café Coward including Sheila Sheffield as Noel Coward’s Mum in 1930’s London (Debut in a singing role) Monroe Lecture Center Theater, Hofstra University, California Ave, South Campus 516-463-6644 (office open11a-3:45p)

Sat Aug 18 Long Island Bluegrass Festival 12 noon-8p featuring Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder 7p, Buddy Merriam & Back Roads 6p, Free Grass Union, Yankee Rebels; Dune Grass and Tornado Alley 12p! Workshop Buddy Merriam & bandmate Jerry Oland hosting a mandolin/banjo workshop 3p & Others Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts, www.babylonarts.com 631-587-3696 Tanner Park, Copiague. From Rte 110 go East on Montauk Hwy. (Rte, 27A) for 1 mi to Wilson Ave. Turn right and go South .5 mi. into Tanner Park On the water http://www.babylonarts.com/Bluegrass.htm

 Sat Aug. 18 Patricia Shih Get a Clue! Family reading show, Amagansett Public Library, Amagansett, NY + Sat Aug. 18  Get a Clue! Family reading show 5p Montauk Public Library, Montauk, NY + Wed Aug 22 Get a Clue! Family reading show, 5p Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, NY + Thurs Aug 23 Get A Clue! Family reading show, 2p N. Bellmore Public Library, N. Bellmore, NY + Sat Aug 25  Get a Clue! Family Reading show 1 & 2:30p, West Islip Public Library, West Islip, NY

Sun Aug 19 Gail Storm Barrelhouse blues piano 2p Bayard Cutting Arboretum440 Montauk Highway Great River LI NY  Just East of Southern Parkway Extension www.islipartscouncil.org www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com

Mon August 20 Holy Fire (Teddy Rondinelli, Dorothy Opals & Bobby Rondinelli) & Church of the Revelation Choir, Rock the Block Teen Challenge 7p Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell New York Arts Council Concert www.nyarts.com  +   Mon Aug 27 Warrior Poetes / Kings Army / Kim Marie Vargas

Tues Aug 21 Homegrown String Band Family band.12:30pm Brown Bag Concerts, Bay Shore Bandshell on Main St, Bay Shore www.islipartscouncil.org

Every Wed Featured Performer 7-9p in front of Check Christmass Store, Chandler Square, Mill Creek Rd off Roessner, Port Jefferson

Every Wed Aug 22 Amanda Kaletsky … Open Mike 8p Acoustic Long Island at Deepwells Mansion, St. James, NY (Route 111 becomes Rt. 25A Deepwells is on the left, just before the Moriches Road) www.acousticlongisland.com Wed Aug 29 Howard Emerson

Thurs Aug 23 Patricia Shih www.patriciashih.com “The Power of One” CD release Party & Concert 7p by The Heckscher Art Museum & Patricia Shih Present at Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, 95 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Sat Aug 25 & Sun Aug 26 Seafood Festival & Craft Show Main Stage Sat Aug 25 Shecky & The Twangtones, A four-piece SURF/ROCK band 1-1:45p Crashbox; 2-2:45p; John Eddie, touring country music band, influenced by soul, folk & rockabilly 3:15 – 4:30p; Antigone Rising, 5 piece all-female feral touring rock & roll band from LI. 5-7p. Sun Aug 26 Constant Wonder (Alice Weiser & Connie Gillies}, Awesome Childrens Performing Group. 12-1p; Milagro Tribute Band to Santana 1:30-2:15p; Artimus Pyle, Lynyrd Skynyrd Legendary Drummer ~ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2006 Inductee ~ performing the best of Lynyrd Skynyrd ~ Member of Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd 2:45-4:15p; Zebra, The Original Rock Power Trio Randy, Felix & Guy! 5-7p. Sea Shanty Stage: Inishowen; Liverpool Judies; Geoff Kaufman; Bob Zentz. Pirate Show. Kings of the Coast All-Day Shows with Treasure Hunts at 12:30 and 3:30 PM Long Island Maritime Museum www.limaritime.org Gates open 10a & close 5p; Food until 6p & entertainment until 7p.Arts, crafts, great entertainment and of course… Seafood! East on Southern State Extension to Exit 45 East-Montauk Hwy/Rt 27A-Great River. Follow Montauk Hwy. east for approx 4 mi. On right pass signs for Dowling College, St. John’s University & the West Sayville Golf Course. Then make the 1st right turn onto West Avenue, South, about 1/4 of a mile. Museum on the right

Sun Aug 26 The Daydreamers Folkabilly and feel-good favorites 2p Bayard Cutting Arboretum www.islipartscouncil.org

Sun Aug 26 The Long Island Fiddle Festival Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, The April Verch Band, Little Toby Walker, The StoryCrafters, Contradancing, English Country Dance, Shape Note Singing, Sing-a-long, Children’s area and more…The Long Island Traditional Music Association www.litma.org The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages, 25A, Stony Brook info@litma.org or call 631-751-0066

Mon Aug 27 Harry Chapin Tribute MC Stuart Markus, Tom Griffith & Martha Trachtenberg, Judith Zweiman, Frank Walker, Roben Eve, Glen Roethel & Hillary Foxsong, members of the Defibrillators & Tornado Alley, Terry Winchell, Doc Butler & JC Cob, Josh Joffen, Folk Fiction, Wonderous Stories, Cathy Kreger, MediaCrime, Debra Lynne, Lisa Itts, Doug Kwartler, Seth Davis, and Ed Ryan. Bring canned food and cash donation Eisenhower Park Lakeside Theatre www.nassaucountyny.gov http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Parks/2007SummerSchedule.html

Tues Aug 28 Terry Winchell East End singer-songwriter.12:30pm Brown Bag Concerts, Bay Shore Bandshell on Main St

Fri Aug 31 Buddy Merriam Bellport Village Concert 8 PM Free! Bellport Village Bandshell, end of Bellport La., Bellport, NY If rain the show will be held at the Bellport Community Center Bring lawn chairs 631-286-0327

Sept most indoor events resume including Fourth Sat The Song Box and Third Fri Our Times Coffeehouse

Sun Sept 2 Buddy Merriam & Back Roads at 2p; The Mojos; Reckoning; Taj Weekes & Adowa; Ed Travers; Jerry McDonald; Ken the Rocket; Buddy Merriam and Backroads; The Mangos; David Amram; And Many Special Guests! Bradstock Music & Arts Festival 10a- 10p A fun all day music festival benefitting environmental causes here on LI. Bring some food to donate for LI Harvest and have a big time at this end of the summer blow-out! www.bradstock.org

First Fri Sept 7 Red Molly: Garden Stage at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau 223 Stewart Ave (at N/W Corner Nassau Blvd), Garden City LI NY 516-248-8855 www.uuccn.org   Reservations recomended at calendar@uuccn.org

Second Sat. Sept. 8 Bob WestcottPhil Minisale Open Mike Free Pizza Night! Open Mike 7:30p sign up 7p Eclectic Café www.eclecticcafe.org Unitarian Universalists Society of South Suffolk 28 Brentwood Rd, Bayshore LI NY 631-661-1278 Exit 44 Route 27 Sunrise Highway. West side of block north of 27A Admission More some days? + canned food (You can park anywhere on the street and at the Sinai Reform Temple, which is across the venue. DO NOT park in the Doctor’s office parking lot, even though it might be tempting. Your car will get towed if you do.) (Exit 44 Route 27 Sunrise Highway. West side of block north of 27A)  +  Second Sat Oct 13 Beaucoup Blue

Sat. Sept. 8 Buddy Merriam & Back Roads www.BackRoadsBluegrass.com Presented by LITMA Old Bethpage Restoration Theater Concert 8 PM Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage NY 631 281 5648 www.LITMA.org


+ Sat Sept 8 Folk Groovin’ Café Jim Frazzitta www.myspace.com/jimfrazzitta Playing selections from his upcoming album, Twenty Years BelowOpen Time Musicians and Poets welcome! 8p St Lawrence of Canterbury Church 655 Old Country Rd, Dix Hills 3/10 mi West of West branch from Dear Park Rd (Rt 231) 631-368-1920

Third Sat Sept 15 An evening with Hope Machine and friends (Fred Gillen, Jr., Steve Kirkman, Matt Turk & Lara Herscovitch) 8p Hard Luck Café, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.fmshny.org or http://fmshny.org/next.htm 631-425-2925 The Congregational Church Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport LI NY Third Sat Oct 20 Marjorie Thompson …       Third Sat Nov 17 The WellPatti DeRosa     Third Sat Dec 15 Bob Westcott’s 16th Annual Holiday Revue     Third Sat Jan 19, 2008 Annual Open Mike Night     Third Sat Feb 16, 2008 Phil Minissale … 

Sat Sept 15 Roger Silverberg www.RogerSilverberg.com & Hank Stone 8p Pisces Café, 14A Railroad Ave, Babylon 631-321-1231

Third Fri Sept 21 David Massengill www.davidmassengill.com CD Release Party New CD featuring songs of Dave Van Ronk 8p Our Times Coffeehouse, Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City LI NY www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org 516-541-1006 mail-list@ourtimescoffeehouse.org 2 miles West of Meadow Brook Parkway, Past Franklin (Mineola Blvd), South Side next to water tower. Just East of end of Old Country Rd (turns north & becomes Herricks Rd & goes under the railroad, Rockaway Ave goes South)     Third Fri Oct 19 Greg Greenway     Third Fri Nov 16 Zoë Lewis

Special Sat Sept 29 (Usually Fourth Sat) Martha Trachtenberg & Tom Griffith www.momandpoprecords.com Plus The Song Box In Seaford At a recording studio at a private residence in Seaford, Long Island (South Shore Nassau County) Please make advance reservations by sending an email to songbox@optonline.net . You will be sent a confirmation and directions via return email. If no Email 516-579-5365

Sept 29-30 Fall Festival & Craft Show Hallockville Museum Farm

Call for Info on Sept often Party at house (Usually First Fri rest of year) Music. + poetry + Open Time (Open Mike) Peacesmiths Music & Poetry United Methodist Church 25 Broadway (Route 110), Amityville LI NY 631-798-0778 (East side of block north of 27A (Montauk Highway). Parking Lot across the street from church)

Also Sat Sept ?? Featured Performeropen mic Soul Growth (At New Location!). 8p Sign up usually 7:30p; A Café des Artistes on Long Island Vintage Jew elry & Clothing Sale 7p Soul Growth, Body Awareness Studios New Location! 50 W Montauk Hwy (27A), Lyndenhurst LI NY, About 1 block west of Wellwood, between 1st and 2nd St 631-957-4692

Also Sat Sept ?? Featured Performer; 9p The Last Licks Café www.lastlickscafe.org Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington www.uufh.org 109 Browns Road, Huntington LI NY (Check 631 427-9547) info@lastlickscafe.com (Route 110 North past Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) into Huntington Village (approx. 4 miles from Route 25). Make left onto Main Street (Route 25A) then make first right onto Wall Street. North on Wall Street for 3/4 mile to Southdown Road. Make a left onto Southdown road and follow the signs to Browns Road.)

First Sat Oct 6 Melanie Open Mike 7:30p sign up 7p First Saturday Concert Series, Folk Music Society of Huntington www.fmshny.org or http://fmshny.org/next.htm 631-425-2925 The Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport LI NY (Bring your instrument, voice and a snack to share at the party afterwards at a members house. Details at concert) First Sat Nov 3 Patty Larkin $25/$20 members     First Sat Decr 1, 2007 Vance Gilbert    First Sat Jan 5, 2008 2nd Annual Emerging Artists Showcase Amy Speace and the Tearjerks & Jud Caswell     First Sat Feb 2, 2008       First Sat Mar1, 2008 Phil Ochs Song Night     First Sat Apr 5, 2008     First Sat May 3, 2008      First Sat June 7, 2008 Annual Members Concert

Sat Oct 20 Marci Geller www.SonicUnderground.com opening for Mostly Moptop Patchogue Theater.

Sun Oct 21 Cathy Kreger + Other fine performers Second Annual Jean Ritchie Folk Concert Celebrating Long Island Performers 3-5p Port Washington Public Library One Library Dr. Port Washington NY (516) 883-4400

Fri Oct 26 Jonathan Byrd w/ opening Finch Mountain House Concert. Babylon, NY. Pot Luck meal! Advance reservations required. Please call for schedule (631) 661-1278      Sun Nov 18 Greg Trooper w/ opening afternoon

Fri Nov 9 Cathy with What It Iz The Grounds and Sounds Café at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd. Setauket, NY (About 1 mile North of Route 347) (631) 751-0297 (Is this a new Venue?)


To receive or stop Song Box & occasional LI Folk Music Email rdebruin@suffolk.lib.ny.us


The Sermon on the MountWhen Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:1-12


Lyrical dance trio to “Beatitudes” by Sweet Honey and the Rock. Liz Miller

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