Karl Grossman endorses Walt Whitman holiday

from Suffolk Closeup: Remembering Whitman by Karl Grossman Suffolk County Green Party activists Ian and Kimberly Wilder, lovers of poetry and nature, residents of Riverhead, have proposed making his birthday a national holiday. Said Ms. Wilder, a teacher, in an essay that is online (ontheWilderside.com): “Walt Whitman was born close to me in West Hills…For me […]

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

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 […]

Super Poem Sunday on Super Bowl Day

A Super Bowl event for poets and their fans

The Folk Groovin’ Cafe’ 4/14/12

The Folk Groovin’ Cafe 4/14/12

Organic, Vegan Bakery in Huntington, NY

In a walk through Huntington village today I found a number of interesting new organic and vegan places.

Exit 39 by Ian Wilder plus video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=399-CpdYWb4] Ian Wilder performed his poem “Exit 39” at Thanksgroovin, a part of The FOLK-GROOVIN’ CAFÉ The night was Hosted by JIM FRAZZITTA. and it featured BOB WESTCOTT, IAN WILDER, WALTER SARGENT, SCOTT JAMES, & RADIUM DIAL. The event took place at The Conklin Barn, 2 High Street (corner of New York Ave. at High St.), Huntington, NY. 

Ian Wilder @ Folk Groovin’ Cafe 11/19/11

Add a little GROOVE to your coffee! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th- 8:00pm Hosted by: JIM FRAZZITTA  Featuring: BOB WESTCOTT, IAN WILDER, WALTER SARGENT, SCOTT JAMES, and RADIUM DIAL.  Open Time at end of show. All performers welcome to share a song. @The Conklin Barn, 2 High Street(corner of New York Avenue at High Street), Huntington, NY TICKETS- $10 (at door) Refreshments included. […]

2011 Suffolk County Election Results (and Nassau County links)

2013 Suffolk County Election Results can be found at the Suffolk County Board of Elections: here. Also, some 2013 results and news stories at Long Island Press Elections Page: here. ______________________ Update 11/22/2011: Rep Croci wins Islip Town Supervisor Race. Story at Long Island Press: here. _______________________ At the top are links to official, Long […]

Stagger Lee by Drivin’ Wheel

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1JhN0QNMfg] Drivin’ Wheel played the folk ballad “Stagger Lee” at the The Folk-Groovin’ Café on May 28, 2011. The event  was hosted by Jim Frazzitta  http://www.myspace.com/jimfrazzitta at the Conklin Barn., Huntington, NY. Related articles The Folk-Groovin’ Café 5/28/11 (www.onthewilderside.com) LI Concert Notes #75 5/5/11 (www.onthewilderside.com)

Edgewood news 05/17/11

News from the Edgewood Preserve Spring Cocktail Party Fundraiser Canceled A reminder that the cocktail party scheduled for this Wednesday, May 18, has been canceled.  We are now getting a lot of last minute calls and e-mails about folks looking forward to the party.  Unfortunately, we did not get enough responders (either through rsvp, phone […]

Walt Whitman’s Birthday: Two videos and a special way to celebrate!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBo6Z4nPIN0] About the video…

Sunday Matinee by Brian Sendrowitz video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4O4lIogzdA] Brian Sendrowitz played his beat radio song at the 2/23/11 LI Pulse singer-songwriter series at the Cinema Arts Center.   The co-feature was Phil Jimenez.  The series is curated by Alan Semerdjian.

New Live/Raw Cafe in Huntington, NY! (via Ecobeth)

The world is changing for the good…I never thought I’d see the day that a raw/live food cafe would open, not only on Long Island, but in my hometown!! Much appreciation and praise go to Okima Wilcox, owner of the new Live Island Cafe, for manifesting this wonderful place where we can now eat fabulous […]