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JANUARY

#UNITY4J    #XR

 
FEATURED ARTWORK :
 

THURSDAY
JAN 3

THURSDAY
JAN 10

 
7pm

TWO THURSDAYS
WHAT'S HAPPENING: EXTINCTION REBELLION; YELLOW VESTS; RIC We are holding space for a gathering to talk about the new international grass-roots movements for system-change. One aspect is RIC, the Referendum Initiated by Citizens, an idea to restore people-power in big societal decision making. Come to a gathering, find out more, and share your thoughts.

photo-by-Terry-Matthews

 
FRIDAY
JAN 11
 
6pm

R!SE Open Mic Night!
    Rise is a student-run nonprofit organization meant to empower the youth through creative writing. Come support us and share your own creativity! Donations will be accepted at the door. Instagram @RISE310

$ suggested donation in TIP JAR
 
SATURDAY
JAN 12

Extinction Rebellion NYC Mass Meeting
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Religious Society of Friends, 15 Rutherford Place, NY NY 10003

 

8pm

 

 

PEACE TRAIN: - Peace Train is a dynamic trio of world class performers on synthesizer (Lou DiNatale) and vocals (Jim Ceribello) and bass (Roger Florentino) who are often joined by one of their amazing musical friends such as Boriqua Guitar Power's Pupa Santiago. Peace Train arranges songs from the 60s and 70s with their own sparklingly creative arrangements. If you enjoy creative songs of peace from the dawn of the transformation age, you will want to check these folks out.

$5 suggested donation
 
THURSDAY
JAN 17
 
7pm

VOICES RISING OPEN GROUP SING-ALONG
   Informal joining of voices with Katie McCarthy. Bring your favorite song, or karaoke we can do together.

$2 suggested donation
 
FRIDAY
JAN 18
 
7:30

ANCIENT TONGUE
w/ JONATHAN BRICKLIN and
special guest JOSEPH MEDEIROS.
Chanting, multimedia and theatrics with the talented mister Bricklin and special guest. It's all about Love.

JOSEPH MEDEIROS is an actor and classicist. He is currently studying classics at Columbia University, and he has appeared on Broadway in Three Tall Women, Groundhog Day, Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Wicked, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Grease, and Big. He is working on a performance project centered around reciting the books of the Odyssey in Ancient Greek.

JONATHAN BRICKLIN spent his twenties learning Greek, at various New York Universities and Institutes.  Now 65, with short-term memory eroding, he sees this as his memory 401k. A lapsed member of Actor's Equity, his 2 last gigs were singing a Greek song at the New York Open Center, where he was  a Program Director for 10 years, and a role in the film Ask For Jane.  A board member of the Society for Consciouness Studies, his books and articles on consciousness can be found at jonathanbricklin.org

$5 suggested donation

 

 
SATURDAY
JAN 19
 
"Music to grow hair on your chest."
7:30 MUSIC: PHOEBE BLUE
8:30

MUSIC: COMFORT CAT

$ suggested donation in TIP JAR
 
SUNDAY
JAN 20
  PRIVATE EVENT
Interested in having a private ETG Book Cafe event? Talk to us!
 
WEDNESDAY
JAN 23
7pm

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR TRIBUTE
including an OPEN MIC hosted by JANET G. ROBINSON, the Kwanzaa Lady. Video, poetry, music.

 
THURSDAY
JAN 24
 
7pm

MUSIC: PAINTER FRANK TROY will be playing music with guitar and voice, and joined by good friends.

$3 suggested donation
 
FRIDAY
JAN 25
 

8pm

YIMBA RODA  
   YIMBA RODA (“Sing Love” in the Shona language of Zimbabwe) is a trio that combines various strains of American and world music: jazz, free improvisation, traditional African and various popular traditions. All the members of Yimba Roda are composers and well known in the New York City/International music world: Kevin Norton– vibraphone/percussion, Steve LaSpina– bass, Jim Pugliese– drums, African percussion. 
   Steve LaSpina
has performed and/or recorded with Chet Baker, Jim Hall, Carmen McRae and Benny Carter. Jim Pugliese has performed and/or recording with John Zorn, John Cage, Marc Ribot and Philip Glass ... Kevin Norton has performed and/or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Milt Hinton, John Zorn and Scott Robinson.

$10 suggested donation

 

SATURDAY
JAN 26
 
12-1 PHILOSOPHY: ECKANKAR Meet-Up
 
2pm

SI OUTLOUD: "GOBLIN MARKET"
   Christina Rosetti's fantastical erotic poem, Hosted by Island poet MARGUERITE MARIA RIVAS.

 
7-10

OPEN MIC: ETG OPEN MIC Share YOUR Music, Words, Movies, More! Music: 2 songs, 10 min max.
    Open sign up POETRY, SONGS, VIDEO, COMEDY, IMPROVISATIONAL STORY-TELLING, etc in a supporting attentive environment. Seasoned pro's, beginners, and everybody in-between can enjoy sharing their gifts on our welcoming stage. We have microphones, PA, Amps, projector, screen, and an interested MC.

$3 suggested donation
 
THURSDAY
JAN 31
7pm

SHAWN OPEN MIC All mediums and genres, wiith your host, SHAWN!

$3 suggested donation


 
 
 

 

JANUARY

#UNITY4J    #XR

 
FRIDAY
FEB 1

 
8pm

MUSIC: LOISAIDA
    Fantastico! LOISAIDA plays Bossa Nova, Samba, and Brazillian with IVAN LACINA (guitar and vocals), RON RAYMOND (pedal steel guitar and percussion, ) and PABLO TOBO (percussion and vocals),create a sound that is as unique as the lower east side where they live! If you love this kind of music, you will love these folks.

$5 suggested donation

 
SATURDAY
FEB 2
 
1pm SWING LEFT - Meet-Up for political change
 
7:30

MUSIC: HOUSE OF CADRE
  
House of Cadre is part of the Stapleton musical fabric with an art pop mentality. Composed of hardcore survivors, DENNIS GREEN: guitar and vocals, and HIROKO OTANI: vocals, keyboard, percussion, House Of Cadre looks to the facets of life for inspiration in order to recapitulate the outrageous slings and arrows of perceptual boundaries with poetry and music that can express the obscure longings of the human heart. and keep it beating.

 
8:30

MUSIC: ALLERGIC TO B'S
   From New Orleans up the Mississippi River and over the Verrazano Bridge, Allergic to B’s plays the music it loves acoustically and with great passion. RUSS ANIXTER: bass and brass; ALLISON MACKEY : Percussion and vocals; JOAN MOORE: vocals, ukulele and mandolin; GARY J. MOORE: guitar, mandolin, lap steel and vocals

$5 suggested donation
 
WEDNESDAY
FEB 6

 
6pm

NAACP YOUTH GROUP MEET-AND-GREET
    CHIARA and friends MC this community-building gathering of youth. Always an good experience!

 
SATURDAY
FEB 9
 
3pm BOOK GROUP: "CONSIDER IT PURE JOY" book by Jennifer Jones Austin, book group hosted by TAMMY GREER-BROWN
 
8pm

POETRY: GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA presents:
AIMEE HERMAN, STEVE DALACHINSKY and SERGIO SATÉLITE
   We have a beautiful night of poetry planned as we have 3 amazing poets to entice your fancy.
    We also have a wonderful open mic planed. Time will be determined by size of list
    The event is free but we will be passing the a bucket around in support of the cafe
    Here's a little more about great weather for MEDIA:
    Founded in January 2012, great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative...
    We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, we organize numerous readings, performances, and book releases in New York City and across the country. Find us every Sunday on the Lower East Side at the Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston St, for our reading series, great weather presents Spoken Word Sundays. Featured readers and a poetry open mic, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. We'd love to see you! https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/

Here's a little more about our performers:

Poet /collagist STEVE DALACHINSKY was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. He is the recipient of an Acker Award for poetry and in 2014 was honored with a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. In addition, his collection The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. Other books include Where Night and Day Become One (great weather for MEDIA, 2018), Fool’s Gold (Feral Press), A Superintendent’s Eyes (Unbearable Books /Autonomedia), Flying Home (Paris Lit Up) in collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt, The Invisible Ray (Overpass Books) with artwork by Shalom Neuman, Frozen Heatwave (Luna Bisonte Prods) in collaboration with Yuko Otomo, and Black Magic (New Feral Press).
    Dalachinsky’s audio CDs include The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group, The Snobs. His most recent release is With Shelter Gone, a limited-edition vinyl LP on the German label Psych.KG. https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/steve-dalachinsky-where-night-and-day-become-one

AIMEE HERMAN is a Brooklyn-based poet and performance artist looking to disembowel the architecture of gender and what it means to queer the body. Find Aimee's poems in the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013), in the full-length collections meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA, 2014) and to go without blinking (BlazeVOX books, 2012), and the recent chapbook rooted (dancing girl press). Aimee is an adjunct professor at Bronx Community College, a faculty member with Poetry Teachers NYC, and a writing mentor/workshop facilitator for the Red Umbrella Project through their memoir writing drop-in classes specifically for those in the sex trades. Aimee was recently mentioned in Witty Bitches list of "Potent Female Artists You Should Know, Now." Read more at aimeeherman.wordpress.com.

Born in Santo Domingo, SERGIO SATÉLITE moved to New York City in his mid-teens to become a Calvinist preacher, an undocumented mime, a factory worker, a Spanish interpreter and a student of analytic philosophy. Examples of his work can be found in LiVE MAG!, Local Knowledge, Breadcrumbs Mag, and the latest great weather for MEDIA anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums. https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/suitcase-of-chrysanthemums

 
WEDNESDAY
FEB 13
 
7pm WHAT DO YOU REALLY LOVE? A Community Celebration of Love!
    We are thrilled to bring you an eclectic group of people who will each speak to this question with ideas, poems, music, songs, demonstrations, sharings... Hosted by NADETTE.
    Offerings by Viv Vasser, Maggie Buford, Tom Fucaloro, Rosario Lopez, David Kunin, Patricio Diaz, Audrey Arroyo, Leslie Greenwood, Kevin Skvorak, Marie Delmonico, Rickie Lee, Julia Simoniello, Grove Rune, Michael O'Connell, Steve Jones, Anjoli Chadha
 
FRIDAY
FEB 15
 
7:30

SYLVAN AND RUNE are a new Staten Island duo combining the eclectic keyboard stylings of GROVE RUNEwith the visionary spoken word of MICHAEL O'CONNELL. Together they aim to explore the restlessness of life, the peaks of spiritual unity, the depths of love, and all the journeys in between.
MATT GAFFNEY is a local singer/songwriter with beautiful melodies and heart warming performances who has played across the island. He & Johnson {Jenno} & Justin MarinoHe has graced ETG's stage a number of times along with GROVE who will also be doing a solo performance of her original songs. 

$8 suggested donation
 
SATURDAY
FEB 16
 
3pm BOOK: "THEY COME IN ALL COLORS" Malcolm Hansen presents his new book being published by Simon and Schuster.
    "Alternating between the Deep South and New York City during the 1960s and early '70s, They Come in All Colors follows a biracial teenage boy who finds his new life in the big city disrupted by childhood memories of the summer when racial tensions in his hometown reached a tipping point... With Huey’s head-shaking antics fueling this coming-of-age narrative, the story triumphs as a tender and honest exploration of race, identity, family, and homeland."
 
7:30 SILVER STRINGS: lively and talented 5-piece band includes Steve DeRosa, Marianne DeRosa, Carol Kasparian, Jeff Goodhartz, Bill Delaney
 
8:30

ALL HANDS ON DECK fantastic original folk rockers led by songwriters Rachel Isaacs and Noel Catti.

$5 suggested donation

 

 
WEDNESDAY
FEB 20
 

6pm

ART PARTY
Featured artists this month, LESLIE LOWE (below) and TATTIANNA LOVERE (above), are celebrating the exhibition of their paintings with this casual art happening.

 
THURSDAY
FEB 21
 

 

SING WITH US! CANCELLED
Circle up for song singing with KATIE McCARTHY

 

SATURDAY
FEB 23
 
12-1 PHILOSOPHY: ECKANKAR Meet-Up
 
3-6

ART CABARET: PUSHKIN SOCIETY in AMERICA   Bi-Monthly gathering for Russian spoken word, music, song, and artwork.

BURNS PARTY
Welcome to our favorite ETG Book Cafe on Staten Island for a theatrical party dedicated to Robert Burns! In the program: funny scenes, musical and dance pieces, poems in two languages (Russian and English); a Scotland Quiz, prizes and surprises, as well as a pile of Scotch whiskey from the organizers. 'Tartan' elements in your clothing are just what is expected.

The director of the show is Nina Rumiantseva. Free admission.

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

Robert Burns

 

 
7-10

OPEN MIC: ETG OPEN MIC Share YOUR Music, Words, Movies, More! Music: 2 songs, 8 min max.

Open sign up POETRY, SONGS, VIDEO, COMEDY, IMPROVISATIONAL STORY-TELLING, etc in a supporting attentive environment. Seasoned pro's, beginners, and everybody in-between can enjoy sharing their gifts on our welcoming stage. We have microphones, PA, Amps, projector, screen, and an interested MC.

$3 suggested donation

 

 
THURSDAY
FEB 28
 
6pm ART PARTY part 2
Featured artists this month, LESLIE LOWE (below) and TATTIANNA LOVERE (above), are celebrating the exhibition of their paintings with this casual art happening.
 

7-9

SHOW AND TELL COMEDY SHOW with NANCI RICHARDS
Special guests, Staten Island's own SUSAN GOLDEN, RANDY KAPLAN, plus some other surprises. The first in a new series of comedic entertainment on the Neighborhood Stage.

$3 suggested donation


 
 
 

 

JANUARY

#UNITY4J    #XR

 
SATURDAY
MAR 2
 
8pm

SI OUTLOUD: "HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES"
A spoken word performance with music, inspired by Jacob Riis’ pioneering journalism.
    Staten Island OutLOUD hosts this special event on How the Other Half Lives, the ground-breaking work by Jacob Riis, 19th century photo-journalist and social activist.  Riis was among the first to photograph life on the streets of NYC's Lower East Side, as many of our forebears came to the US to build new lives, and to help build the nation.
   Music of the era performed live by special guests Elle La Forge, Rob Landsman & Rich Barbera.
   Riis' book combined photography with a compelling narrative about the brutal challenges that hard-working people, especially new Americans, overcame to survive in New York City.
   How the Other Half Lives helped to raise awareness of urban housing and public health issues.  Its publication helped to bring about reform in fire safety, fair housing, and child labor, among other important reforms.

 
THURSDAY
MAR 7
 

7pm

 

 

YOUR THOUGHTS: MENTAL HEALTH?
What mental health services are needed on the North Shore? Faculty members of CSI (College of Staten Island) want you to give your opinion on what sorts of mental Health services are needed. What would you like to see? Your opinion will be included in a proposal. All participants will receive free coffee/tea and a gift card.
 
FRIDAY
MAR 8
 

8pm

 

 

PEACE TRAIN: - Peace Train is a dynamic trio of world class performers on synthesizer (Lou DiNatale) and vocals (Jim Ceribello) and bass (Steve Elias) who are often joined by one of their amazing musical friends such as Boricua Guitar Power's Pupa Santiago. Peace Train arranges songs from the 60s and 70s with their own sparklingly creative arrangements. If you enjoy creative songs of peace from the dawn of the transformation age, you will want to check these folks out.

$5 suggested donation
 
SATURDAY
MAR 9
 
3pm REAL TALK with Lady Renee: RELATIONSHIP 101 Empowerment Seminar.
  Topics: Keys to a Fulfilling Relationship, How to Get Out of a Toxic Relationship, How to Know When to Let Go and How.
   Lady Renee is a Certified Relationship Coach and Inspirational/Motivational Speaker
 
7:30

MUSIC: CROSSFIRE GUITAR ENSEMBLE - Dennis Malenfant leads this community of guitarists in their original arrangements of popular songs from the past several decades. Great sound!

$5 suggested donation
 
FRIDAY
MAR 15
 
 
7:30

SIAMS: BEATLES TRIBUTE NIGHT 1
All Hands On Deck;  Matt Gaffney;  Jim Indell;  Wayne Kalish;  Sharon Ostrov;  Joe Petraitis;  Silver Strings;  Vincent Vok;  Carl Wurzbach
With entertaining factoids and slideshow by the SIAMS team

$ suggested donation
 
SATURDAY
MAR 16
 
7:30

SIAMS: BEATLES TRIBUTE NIGHT 2
 Joan & Scott Caddell;  Crossfire Guitar Ensemble;  Frank Grail;  Kevin Johnson;  Kama Linden;  Dan Master;  Joe Romby, Jr.; Carol Ruiz; The SNUGS
With entertaining factoids and slideshow by the SIAMS team

$ suggested donation
 
TUESDAY
MAR 19
 
7pm MUSIC: RANDY'S GOT A PLAYDOUGH FACE - JENNO & THE RADISHES - NEVER RELLY KNEW
   Folk, Rock, and Experimentalism by 4 musical acts!
   Randy's Got a Playdough Face is challenging the term "local band" with Boroughs Tour. With New York being one of the largest cities on earth, serving as a hub for all arrays of art and music, how does one develop in a local scene? This tour is an attempt at answering that question. We are allowing ourselves to stretch, looking to connect more deeply with the city we love.
   MORE INFO TO COME

$10 Suggested Donation
 
THURSDAY
MAR 21
 
7:30 POETICAL: RENA PARISI and HER CO-HORTS perform spoken word poetry and prose and other sounds. Original and unique.

$3 suggested donation
 
FRIDAY
MAR 22
WORLD WATER DAY - Water Is literally Life
 
7:30 MUSIC: NANCY CORRIGAN and BORICUA GUITAR POWER
2 sets of High vibration music and songs by these masters.

$10 suggested donation
 
SATURDAY
MAR 23
 
7:30

MUSIC : LOU ROSS - Teacher, composer, guitarist and humorist, Lou considers his greatest achievments to be the joy he has been able to bring to others thru his music, and the ability to bring together wonderful people like you.

  Lou Ross was founder and director of Pureworld Performing Arts Studios in Manhattan which programmed music and dance showcases including a Hootenany on Friday nights. He was also creator and director of "Silver Strings and Other Things" one of the first folk music shows on Manhattan cable TV.

$ suggested donation
 
8:30

MUSIC: SPARK
    Seasoned musicians from various musical backgrounds, SPARK has been able to create its own distinctive sound and flavor. Its combination of R & B, rock, soul and blues melts together smoothly to form a diverse playlist. Band members include KIMBERLY TOMCZYK-lead vocals, RADEK CZARNECKI-lead guitar & vocals, BRODIE ENOCH-rhythm guitar & vocals, ARTIE GREENIDGE-bass & vocals, and Staten Island's SUE LOB on drums & percussion. 

 

WEDNESDAY
MAR 27

$10 Admission
Suggested
Donation

 

2 BANDS - VANTABLACK of NYC and NEIRRA of JAPAN
7:30  MUSIC: VANTABLACK NYC - Vantablack is an aggressive blend of post-rock, shoegaze, and black metal from New York City that combines overwhelming melodies, intense dissonance and blast beats
. Julia Simoniello - Guitar; Jordan Isaza - Guitar; Christopher Fers - Vocals; Anthony Guarneri - Bass; Nicholas Guttilla - Drums
8:30  MUSIC: from Tokyo NEIRRA
   NEIRRA is a 4-piece rock band from Tokyo. The band consists of KEISUKE OHUCHI (vo/gt/keyboard), MASASHI OYAMA (gt/cho), SHOTA MATSUMOTO (bass/cho) and YUSUKE SONODA (dr/cho). They digitally released four singles in 2017. Each of them ranked high in itunes chart with “Hide & SEEK” raking 6th in i Tunes Alternative Chart while ’Hold On’ was selected for Spotify’s official playlist <Tokyo Rising>. Since 2018 NEIRRA have been actively doing gigs at various venues mainly in Tokyo and Kanto areas establishing themselves as one of the most creative and exciting independent bands in Japan.
$10 suggested donation

 
THURSDAY
MAR 28
 

 

CANCELLED SORRY!!
COMEDY NIGHT: "SHOW AND TELL" with comedienne NANCI RICHARDS featuring special guests.


 

FRIDAY
MAR
29

 

7:30

ASTROLOGY:RETURN OF THE SIXTIES
From the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, we are within the threshold of that change, an astrological territory which resembles strongly the configuration present in the 1960's and so suggests related revolutions in consciousness and society here on the surface of our Mother Earth. Freedom and the People's voice. France (Yellow Vests), UK (Extinction Rebellion), USA (the new Congressional powerhouses, the Sunrise Movement), the Venezuela communes... the list goes on.

Astrologers participating include ANTHONY HUNTER, MERRI AXINN, TAMARA WINDHAM, as well as other interested astrologer friends, all invited to participate in this conversation about our current adventure in this solar neighborhood.

$5 suggested donation
 
9pm SOUND BATH - MUSIC FROM THE SPHERES: MAYA DERREN creates a rich meditational concert of healing sounds with gongs and singing bowls...

 

SATURDAY
MAR 30
 
12-1 PHILOSOPHY: ECKANKAR Meet-Up
Author TOMMY LEVRIER "TWO FROM TEXAS" postponed
1 week to APRIL 6, 3pm
 
7-10

OPEN MIC: ETG OPEN MIC Share YOUR Music, Words, Movies, More! Music: 2 songs, 10 min max.

Open sign up POETRY, SONGS, VIDEO, COMEDY, IMPROVISATIONAL STORY-TELLING, etc in a supporting attentive environment. Seasoned pro's, beginners, and everybody in-between can enjoy sharing their gifts on our welcoming stage. We have microphones, PA, Amps, projector, screen, and an interested MC.

$3 suggested donation

 

 
 
 

MAY



 
FRIDAY
APRIL 5
 
8pm

POEMUSIC: HYDROGEN JUNKBOX
   Fantastic Dada-esque musical poetry performers.

The four acts:

1) The Plot Thickens

2) Boy Frog

3) Joan and Gary Moore of Allergic to Bs

4) Hydrogen Junkbox
"
Hydrogen Junkbox is a collective of poets and music makers in New York City. They have performed at the Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival, LaMama Experimental Theatre, Parkside Lounge, Stonewall Inn, and Dixon Place. Hydrogen Junkbox is David Lawton, Aimee Herman, and Eric Alter. Sun of purple hours/agitated smoke rings/some grow sheep in order/to theorize eccentricity."

 
SATURDAY
APRIL 6
 
3pm AUTHOR: TOMMY LEVRIER "TWO FROM TEXAS"
  
Local author, "disarmingly talented Tommy LeVrier has been compared to any number of the Southern Writers, individuals like Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, and just about every one in between. Like the others in this unique American tradition, his work captures evocatively the local color, earthiness, and sensibility of the land and its people.
  "In this little collection of short stories, Tommy LeVrier makes things beautiful out of stuff easily overlooked, serving up a snapshot of life in rural East Texas and turning it into art."
- from Amazon page
 
8pm SI OUTLOUD: PARADISE LOST
A community performance in collaboration with musicians RACHEL ISAACS and NOEL CATTI, talented readers THOMAS FUCALORO and JULIE BENTSEN, drummer STVJNS, and the CREATION DANCE COLLECTIVE! Join is as we revisit and reimagine John Milton’s classic.
 
FRIDAY
APRIL 12
 
7:30 HARRY OPPENHEIMER : APPALACIAN DULCIMER
 
8:30 IRA GOLDSTEIN: STORIES TOLD -"HOUSE CALLS"
   These stories came out of visits as a Physical Therapist to various kids.
They are all true.
   I have read them and poetry at the Stone House in Brooklyn and for the Brooklyn Film Arts project where one story won 3d prize. Also read at Art by the Ferry, the Unitarian church, the Peace/Action festival and the SI Yankee Stadium post 9/11 memorial. Other poetry or stories have been published by the literary magazine Home Planet News and in the COAHSI newsletter. One story was published in the ETG Dragon book!
 
SATURDAY
APRIL 13
   
  SI ARTS: Movie at Wave Street: "BENDING THE ARC"
 
6pm-
9pm
DAY DE DADA MAIL ART DRAGONS and PERFORMANCE EVENT
curated and hosted by VIVIAN VASSAR and MARY CAMPBELL
 
SUNDAY
APRIL 14
  happy birthday chloe
   
  SI ARTS: Movie at Wave Street: "BENDING THE ARC"
6pm (doors open 5pm)   INFO LINK
 
  2-5

DOORS OPEN AT 1PM
IRISH TRAD SEISIUN
- Founded by local favorites, Linda Hickman, Douglas Barr, and Bob Wright, and managed by Staten Island Arts Folklife, the Staten Island Seisiún offers musicians and music lovers an afternoon of music and shared camaraderie onstage and off. As per tradition, these open sessions are informal gatherings dedicated to the practice and performance of Irish traditional music unlike an ordinary concert. The Staten Island Seisiún brings together Staten Island’s own with great practitioners of traditional Irish music from the other boroughs and New Jersey, and is open to musicians of all levels and ages. All are invited to bring their own instruments and join in to expand repertoire and technique.

Presented by Staten Island Arts!

 
TUESDAY
APRIL 16
 
7:30

S.I. DREAM ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION GROUP w/ JESSE MILNE
    Welcome to the Staten Island Dream Analysis & Interpretation Group!
   How does it work?
1. Someone shares their dream (you can bring printed copies of your dream but this is not required) while everyone else listens and takes notes if needed.
2. Next, everyone else can ask questions to clarify or further explore the details of the dream (e.g., How did you feel in the dream when __ happened?)
3. One at a time, each person (besides the dream sharer) offers their interpretation on the dream. For the interpretation, we use a first person perspective as if someone else's dream was yours. Example: "If this were my dream, it would mean..." Interpretations can point out overarching themes, potential meaning of small details, takeaways, etc. 
4. After everyone (besides dream sharer) has shared their interpretations, one more round of additional comments from the dream interpreters may occur if any additional thoughts have come up. 
5. Finally, the dream sharer can voice their final takeaways from the dream. What did people say that resonated with them? What didn't? Any revelations? After hearing everyone else's interpretation, what does that dream now mean to them? 
Then, the cycle starts over so that someone else can share a new dream with the group.

***Community Guidelines***
- Sharing dreams can be very personal, and we therefore ask that what happens in the dream group stays in the dream group.
- We resolve to create a safer space for all attendees to feel respected and safe in sharing their own and interpreting others' dreams.  "

 
THURSDAY
APRIL 18
 
7:30 WORD OPEN: RENA PARISI hosts Experimental Words Mic!
 
FRIDAY
APRIL 19
 
7pm-
10pm

FULL MOON FUTURE : AN EVENING OF AFRICAN DRUMMING AND FUTURISTIC SOUNDS OF THE SHAOLIN UNDERGROUND with host Ron J.
With George, Joe, Jesse, Pasquale, Brook, Joe,Steve, and more
Listen or join the jam & Drum Circle!

Suggested donation $5

 
SATURDAY
APRIL 20
 
2pm
FREE 
SI OUTLOUD: THE FAERY HANDBAG
  Staten Island OutLOUD hosts a stage reading of this crazy fantasy by the award-winning writer Kelly Link.
  Directed by Vincent Vok. Featuring Margaret Chase, John Bostrom, Jack Freedman, Melisande Echanique, Rona Solomon.
  An exotic, mysterious little grandma has a very old handbag. If you open the clasp one way, you’ll look inside her purse and see her little handbag things.

  But if you unclasp it another way, it opens to reveal an old European village with cobblestones, picturesque people, wishing wells, steeples, cats and dark forests.
Also, maybe an ex-husband...
Or two...

Be careful! You could fall in, and then you could go back 200 years....

You might never come back...
You might not want to....

 
THURSDAY
APRIL 25
 
7pm GRATITUDE EVENT with host NADETTE STASA featuring many performers on the topic of "What are you GRATEFUL for?"
 
FRIDAY
APRIL 26
 
7:30

LYNNE CLARK BAND
   Lynne plays powerful original songs with spiritual themes and High Vibe! Joined by excellent collaborators, ROBERTO H. HEWITT on drums, and SABU BEDWARD on guitar. "The purpose of our music is to share the message of hope."

SATURDAY
APRIL 27
 
12-1 PHILOSOPHY: ECKANKAR Meet-Up
 
3-5pm

taste of science: TIME AFTER TIME
   "Sometimes time ticks slowly by and sometimes seems to speed up to maximum. Join us as we talk to scientists about how circadian rhythm help us experience time on the day to day and how our planet experiences time on a geologic scale!"
    Our confirmed speaker is ORIE SHAFER, Professor at the Advanced Science Research Center at CUNY, who studies circadian rhythms in flies.


PART OF THE taste of science festival held April 21-27, 2019. MORE INFO AT tasteofscience.org/new-york social media at @tasteofsciNYC

 
NO ETG OPEN MIC THIS MONTH (apologies!)
 
 

SUNDAY
APRIL
28

 
 
11-5

ST GEORGE DAY 2019
The St. George Day Festival is all grass-roots, people-powered by community volunteers. It is free, and coordinated by an ad hoc neighborhood collective we call CATPAW (Community Association of Tompkinsville Promoting Arts and Whimsy). Featuring Music, Dance, Spoken Word, Art Around the Park, DIY “Make It” Zone, Craft Vendors, Earth Day Zone, Book ‘n ‘Zine Zone, Free Bicycle Repair, Face-painting, and more...

THE STORY of ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON by the TOMPKINSVILLE WIZARD and parade of puppets.

MUSIC: KLEYKO & PATCHES; KDHN, PASTEL, JIGSAW YOUTH, ALLERGIC TO B's, BORICUA GUITAR POWER, RENAPS & JULIA SANE, GROVE RUNE, AERIEL PEREZ, MATT GAFFNEY.

ART AROUND THE PARK: ROSARIO LOPEZ;N ELAINE MENDEZ; AND Many local painters and creative artists; Plus LIVE MURALING ARTISTS with JAHTIEK LONG

CRAFT ZONE: handmade original works by HEY, DOLLFACE!; LINDA ROSSI; JUST LUCY; DITZY DYES; KOMARI BATH & BODY; VINTAGE COLLECTOR; STEREOTYPE CO.; HENNA BY ILHAM; SUNSHINE BY DOMINIQUE; AUDRY GREENEYES; CAROL SMITH, DEAR CARDS w/ CONNIE PERRY and more!!

FREE MAKE-IT ACTIVITIES with HIROKO OTANI; ART LAB; UNIVERSAL TEMPLE OF THE ARTS; JANICE PATRIGNANI; EVERET; the FACE PAINTING BAND; CHALK MANDALA; ART WEAVE FENCE;

PLUS The interactive ERIC GARNER MEMORIAL; the NYPD ROCK-CLIMBING TOWER; ST GEORGE LIBRARY CITIZEN INFO ZONE;

SPOKEN WORD STAGE: Poets and writers ROBIN LAMPMAN; JESSICA KRATZ; VINCENT VOK; THOMAS FUCALORO; TYLER LARSEN; MELISSA WEST; DOUGLAS TOURETTE; ANGEL MARTINEZ; LINGRISEL CARABALLO; SUSAN FOWLER reading from GWEN CARR’s book about her son Eric Garner.

EARTH DAY ZONE: ANDREW BLANCERO; FREE BIKE REPAIR w/ STEVE MESSINA and THURMAN; SI MAKERSPACE; NYC COMPOST PROJECT; CLOTHING SWAP by the LESBIAN UNDERGROUND; TEXTILE RECYCLING by GREEN TREE; SEED SWAP; LIBRARY ON WHEELS; NYC URBAN PARK RANGERS; S.I. HERB SOCIETY; S.I. CSA; RABBIT'S GARDEN CSA; GROW-NYC GREENMARKET; PLANT A SEED WITH SADIE.

FOOD ZONE: SUSAN FOWLER; “Meet Your Neighbor” PICNIC AREA; SINFI NEIGHBORHOD RESTAURANT SAMPLES; CARGO BURRITOS; CITY-BOY BBQ; MATILDA TAMALES; JUAN'S MEXICAN CORN

And More

THIS  AWESOME  COMMUNITY
 
 
 

MAY


 
THURSDAY
MAY 2
 
7:30

JESSE'S DREAM GROUP ANALYSIS w/ JESSE MILNE
   How does it work?
1. Someone shares their dream (you can bring printed copies of your dream but this is not required) while everyone else listens and takes notes if needed.
2. Next, everyone else can ask questions to clarify or further explore the details of the dream (e.g., How did you feel in the dream when __ happened?)
3. One at a time, each person (besides the dream sharer) offers their interpretation on the dream. For the interpretation, we use a first person perspective as if someone else's dream was yours. Example: "If this were my dream, it would mean..." Interpretations can point out overarching themes, potential meaning of small details, takeaways, etc. 
4. After everyone (besides dream sharer) has shared their interpretations, one more round of additional comments from the dream interpreters may occur if any additional thoughts have come up. 
5. Finally, the dream sharer can voice their final takeaways from the dream. What did people say that resonated with them? What didn't? Any revelations? After hearing everyone else's interpretation, what does that dream now mean to them? 
Then, the cycle starts over so that someone else can share a new dream with the group.

***Community Guidelines***
- Sharing dreams can be very personal, and we therefore ask that what happens in the dream group stays in the dream group.
- We resolve to create a safer space for all attendees to feel respected and safe in sharing their own and interpreting others' dreams.  "

 
FRIDAY
MAY
3
 
8pm YANKEE REBELS Bluegrass Band
   The Yankee Rebels began in the 1960's when 3 high school buddies realized that all three loved Bluegrass music and decided to form a band.  Over the years the band has won eight first prizes at Bluegrass contests and performed at Bluegrass festivals all over the eastern United States. Two of the three founding members, ART DEKHAYSER on guitar and LES BAYER on 5-string banjo are joined by MARK FARRELL on mandolin, BILL CHRISTOPHERSEN on fiddle and ALLEN COHEN on upright bass, to recreate past triumphs and forge ahead with traditional style Bluegrass that sounds at home in the 21st century.

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SATURDAY
MAY
4
 
8pm

MUSIC: LOISAIDA
    Fantastico! LOISAIDA plays Bossa Nova, Samba, and Brazillian with IVAN LACINA (guitar and vocals), RON RAYMOND (pedal steel guitar and percussion, ) and PABLO TOBO (percussion and vocals),create a sound that is as unique as the lower east side where they live! If you love this kind of music, you will love these folks.

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WEDNESDAY
MAY 8
 
12:30 ELLEN LYTLE POETRY WORKSHOP
   Everyone is welcome to attend our cosy workshops where we write from our hearts memories minds and everyday life. Ellen Aug Lytle has been teaching writing since 1980 predominantly on staten island she is currently working on ’travels w/myself’ prose/fiction/ and poetry for her publisher NYQ Books and also has a novel in progress. Her last book, Homefront is up on amazon.com
 
THURSDAY
MAY 9
 
7:30

MUSIC:FRANK GRAIL GROUP TRIBUTE TO The Who's TOMMY
This year is the 50th anniversary of The Who's smash hit rock opera, TOMMY, released in 1969. FRANK GRAIL, ROBERT CICCONE and JOEY PINTO perform many of the songs from this rock n roll classic!

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FRIDAY
MAY 10
 
7:30

MUSIC: SIAMS: BOB FEST 1
FEATURING: John Bostrom, Carmen Campo, Noel Catti, Frank Esposito, Kevin Johnson, Eileem Kassab, Jeffrey Mason, Sharon Ostrov, Joe Petraitis, Joe Romby, Jr., Rob & Elle.

Each night our MC will be Elle La Forge, and images of and factoids about BOB will be presented!

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SATURDAY
MAY 11
   
   
 
7:30

MUSIC: SIAMS: BOB FEST 2
FEATURING: Crossfire Guitar Ensemble, Frank Grail, Jeffrey Mason, Dan Master, Anthony C. Phillips, Carol Ruiz, The SNUGS, Nick Titolo, Vincent Vok.

Each night our MC will be Elle La Forge, and images of and factoids about BOB will be presented!

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WEDNESDAY
MAY 15
 
12:30 ELLEN LYTLE POETRY WORKSHOP
   Everyone is welcome to attend our cosy workshops where we write from our hearts memories minds and everyday life. Ellen Aug Lytle has been teaching writing since 1980 predominantly on staten island she is currently working on ’travels w/myself’ prose/fiction/ and poetry for her publisher NYQ Books and also has a novel in progress. Her last book, Homefront is up on amazon.com
 
THURSDAY
MAY 16
 
8pm NYSAI presents
JULIE BENTSEN'S BOOK RELEASE
   
I'm excited to release my first solo book, "Post-its Saved My Soul", which is composed of visual art and poetry made over the course of 10 years using only office supplies.
    Why office supplies? Because of my 10 year-long journey skulking through horrifying corporate office jobs, while using their post-its, pens, and software to create art on company time ;)
    Doodling and scribbling poetry kept my heart and mind intact during the long hours spent inside a cubicle cage. Now that I've left that world behind, come out and celebrate with me! Celebrate that even in the most dehumanizing of times or places, we can still make art
    The marvelous Justin Dubitibly shall be hosting!
    Glorious poets will be poeting! (such as Thomas Fucaloro, John Snyder, and others)
    Books shall be available for a suggested price of $10/book, and will be distributed by a host of angels descended from Heaven's middle-management team!

Hope to see you there :D

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FRIDAY
MAY 17
 
7:30

PRE-BRIDGE, POST-BRIDGE,
STATEN ISLAND IN POEMS, STORIES AND SONG

featuring Victoria Hallerman and Andy Kass.

Victoria Hallerman is a poet and writer. The Aerialist, won The Bright Hill Prize for poetry and was published in 2007. She won a Pushcart Prize and the 92nd Street Y’s Discovery, and has published widely in Poetry, The Nation and other journals and magazines. For a taste of her upcoming memoir, Starts Wednesday: A Year in the Life of a Movie Palace, check out her blog at www.startswednesday.com. The book and blog are based on her experience running the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, in 1976.  A 2008 memoir about the effect of Prostate Cancer on her marriage, How We Survived Prostate Cancer, is available from William Morrow.

Andy Kass is a pre-Bridge Islander and resident of West Brighton. He is a member of the Staten Island OutLOUD Memoir Workshop and Mystery Writers of America, and was the first associate editor of Book/Mark: A Quarterly Review of Small Press Literature. His writings have appeared in Glimmer Train, Central Park, shinbone alley, Outerbridge, Z:Miscellaneous and The New York Times, and may be sample at http://siwriter.com. He is returning to public music-making after a long hiatus.

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SATURDAY
MAY 18
 

8pm

MUSIC: THE RESISTANCE COMPANY
The Resistance Company is a NY based band of activists, educators, & musicians that stand vigilantly for a better world. The system that we were born into is our greatest deterrent in terms of realizing our power as human beings. We confront those that oppose social justice, the environment, and the future of life itself. While we vote we also consider it the very least we can do to defend our future because our future is in our hands, not the hands of the politicians, corporations, or media that try to control us.
thecompanyinc.bandcamp.com

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9pm POETRY OPEN MIC
Bring your poetic thought-istry to share. Because the pen is still mightier :-)
 
WEDNESDAY
MAY 22
 
12:30 ELLEN LYTLE POETRY WORKSHOP
   Everyone is welcome to attend our cosy workshops where we write from our hearts memories minds and everyday life. Ellen Aug Lytle has been teaching writing since 1980 predominantly on staten island she is currently working on ’travels w/myself’ prose/fiction/ and poetry for her publisher NYQ Books and also has a novel in progress. Her last book, Homefront is up on amazon.com
 
THURSDAY
MAY 23
 
7:30

MUSIC: MASTERS OF FOLK: BOB CONROY and friends
The son of a New York Irish labor union organizer with roots in Co. Roscommon, Bob was a student of the legendary Eric Darling from whom he learned banjo and guitar. His repertoire displays a great love of Irish­American and maritime songs He is one of the mainstays of the monthly sea shanty sing on Staten Island.

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FRIDAY
MAY 24
 
8pm

MUSIC: MDXV  Staten Island-based electronic music producer, graphic artist and MC. Drawing on influences from other producers such as Daft Punk and Kanye West as well as vintage funk and disco music. Aka Jahtique Long, MDXV creates engaging and groovy tracks and puts on an infectiously energetic live show.

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9pm

MUSIC: ELECTRIC STYLE  Staten Island newcomer, electro pop artist FELIX’s rocking electronic machine music songs w/ live mixed sample jams.

 

SATURDAY
MAY 25
  MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
 
12-1 PHILOSOPHY: ECKANKAR Meet-Up
 
7-10

OPEN MIC: ETG OPEN MIC Share YOUR Music, Words, Movies, More! Music: 2 songs, 8 min max.

Open sign up POETRY, SONGS, VIDEO, COMEDY, IMPROVISATIONAL STORY-TELLING, etc in a supporting attentive environment. Seasoned pro's, beginners, and everybody in-between can enjoy sharing their gifts on our welcoming stage. We have microphones, PA, Amps, projector, screen, and an interested MC.

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WEDNESDAY
MAY 29
 
12:30 ELLEN LYTLE POETRY WORKSHOP
   Everyone is welcome to attend our cosy workshops where we write from our hearts memories minds and everyday life. Ellen Aug Lytle has been teaching writing since 1980 predominantly on staten island she is currently working on ’travels w/myself’ prose/fiction/ and poetry for her publisher NYQ Books and also has a novel in progress. Her last book, Homefront is up on amazon.com
 
THURSDAY
MAY 30
 

7-9

COMEDY NIGHT "SHOW AND TELL" with NANCI RICHARDS

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FRIDAY
MAY 31
 
8pm PEACE TRAIN: - Peace Train is a dynamic trio of world class performers on synthesizer (Lou DiNatale) and vocals (Jim Ceribello) and bass (Steve Elias) who are often joined by one of their amazing musical friends such as Boricua Guitar Power's Pupa Santiago. Peace Train arranges songs from the 60s and 70s with their own sparklingly creative arrangements. If you enjoy creative songs of peace from the dawn of the transformation age, you will want to check these folks out.

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