A Peace Celebration: First PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse of the season!

The first PeaceSmiths Coffehouse of the new season will be October 2, 2009.  PeaceSmiths holds a coffeehouse the first Friday October through June, for lo these many decades. *

Well…that day also happens to coincide with all these wonderful, intertwined events:

October 2nd is…

-Gandhi’s Birthday
-The United Nations’ International Day of Non-Violence
-The New Zealand kickoff of the “World March for Peace and Nonviolence” and
-The Long Island parallel celebration of the World March happening in Amityville, at the regularly scheduled PeaceSmiths Coffeeshouse…

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse
a special celebration of…

The World March For Peace And Nonviolence

Friday, October 2nd at 8pm
First United Methodist Church in Amityville
(25 Broadway Ave, southmost end of RT 110 near Merrick Road/Montauk Highway)
The evening will include:
-Singer/songwriter Ken Krumenacker
-Poetry, thoughts, and upcoming events about peace and non-violence
by Sister Jeanne Clark (Sophia’s Garden CSA, Pax Christi, World March for Peace and Nonviolence representative)
-Guitarist/songwriter Gerry McKeveny, including a new and original song for peace

There is a $7 requested donation to PeaceSmiths. (More if possible, less if necessary) (includes light refreshments)
We hope to see you there.

Other, upcoming, World March For Peace And Nonviolence events include: a day in the garden at Sophia’s Garden; a Food Not Bombs solidarity event; a poetry reading in Farmingdale; a showing of Eyes Wide Open in Westbury; an Interfaith prayer service; meditations for peace at a yoga center; and a peace concert at Stony Brook University.
The first World March For Peace And Nonviolence calls for the end of war, the end of nuclear arms, and the elimination of violence of all kinds. The journey starts in New Zealand and reaches New York in late November. (November, 2009, NY events will include a march over the Brooklyn Bridge.)
For more information, you can go to the main website at:
or, Long Island local website at:

*Note: While we are mentioning it, due to a schedule conflict, the December PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse is moved to the SECOND Friday – December 11th, 2009. Also, the January coffeehouse is canceled (it would be New Year’s). But, PeaceSmiths will be right back on track in February!

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