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JANUARY 2009     FEATURED ARTIST: BARUTI

FRIDAY
JAN 2

8pm

MUSIC: NETWORK OF IMPROVISORS IN STATEN ISLAND (NOIISI): First session of S. I. musical improvisations network! Participants will take turns pair-ing or trio-ing up for short improvised music ignitions. Contact Steve at ETG for more info.

SATURDAY
JAN 3

8pm go Katica presents: NIGHT of GAMES!
KaykaGo, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, and more, bring your favorite games to share or just come and join what is happening on the table of your choice. Featuring classical guitar music performed by KAYKA
FRIDAY
JAN 9
8pm The John MUSIC: THE JOHN ...
... an alternative/folk-rock band who's songs reflect growing up in the "forgotten borough" of Staten Island, and mostly coming of age. Most of the songs preformed are the music of native Staten Islander singer/songwriter John Disalvo (aka the john). With their newly organized sound they mix a playful acoustic style with a more serious rock-n-roll feel.
DRUMS: Joe Patches, BASS: Mike, GUITAR: Joe Pecora, GUITAR and VOICE: John DiSalvo


9pm

Chad Yarborough MUSIC: CHAD YARBOROUGH of the singing guitar   Contemporary native music of the North-South-North island region South-West of the urban territories (aka S.I.).   P.S. He's a really good singer/songwriter!

SATURDAY
JAN 10
7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.
  8pm

FULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
 
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours at this fun informal gathering. Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.

TUESDAY
JAN 13
7:30 - 8:30 Leslie Greenwood
FITNESS: NIA Demonstration by LESLIE GREENWOOD: NiaLeslie Greenwood teaches NIA at Snug Harbor and at the S.I. JCC. Tonight she offers a free opportunity to try out this fun, invigorating, vivifying fitness technique. FREE!
FRIDAY
JAN 16
8pm NETWORK OF IMPROVISING STATEN ISLANDERS (NOISI): Second session of (in-the-process-of-being-invented) musical and otherwise improvisation network! Participants will take turns in small configurations for short (maybe 10 minute) improvised music ignitions. It is most important that you are able to hear and respond to your improvisation partner, that they can hear you hearing them. Bring your "instrument" and just show up. Contact Steve at ETG for more info.
SATURDAY
JAN 17
8pm

THEATER:
"CAPOTE, THE TINY TERROR"
Jim King as Truman Capote  Morna Martell's acclaimed play about Truman Capote featuring a powerful performance by the gifted S.I. actor JAMES KING. Don't miss this special treat.
"A one-hour literature and gossip bash of scandalous interviews, writings, TV appearances and lectures by the American author and court jester, Truman Capote."

SUNDAY
JAN 18
12:30-2 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons, with facilitators Gera Clarke and John Sarantos.
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, facilitated by Jim Indel and Don Lombardi.

MONDAY
JAN 19

ETG is closed on Mondays

Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. Day   aka  Co-Existance Day
TUESDAY
JAN 20
12 Noon   During the day, we welcome you to come to ETG to watch the Inauguration speech at noon on our big screen and make a toast to your vision for the future! 

Then, tonight, after we close we are going to the...


 
STATEN ISLAND
INAUGURATION  DANCE  PARTY !

7:00 til midnight                we are throwing a party at:
the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
312 FILLMORE STREET
at the corner of Clinton Avenue,
one block east of Snug Harbor.

This is our STATEN ISLAND INAUGURATION DANCE PARTY with live dance music by the excellent JOY RYDER BAND
... Let's Dance!
ADMISSION= $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Please join us!
More info: CLICK HERE
or email us at
obamapartysi(at)yahoo.com
Unitarian Universalist

FRIDAY
JAN 23
8pm Harry Oppenheimer, Dulcimer
MUSIC: HARRY OPPENHEIMER
Dulcimer music by Harry O. with a picture show by Steve.
  8:30pm

Allergic to B's
MUSIC: ALLERGIC TO B 's and Friends!!!
More of the amazing Moore's fom the Moors. The Staten Island Moors, that is. Amour the mores of Joan and Gary and friends, right here at ETG.

SATURDAY
JAN 24
8pm
Bright PowerJon BramanMUSIC: BRIGHT POWER NIGHT
Hip hop ukelele and more with Jonathan Braman and others...
Solar Power Turns Me On
FRIDAY
JAN 30
8pm

Beatles Cabaret
BEATLES CABARET
first night
TWO NIGHTS OF BEATLES MUSIC PERFORMED
BY LOCAL MUSICIANS!!

Each night, tonight and tomorrow, twelve different local musicians, singly or in groups, will demonstrate their visions of their 2 favorite Beatles songs. That makes 24 performers over two nights, and 48 Beatle songs, all together now! All you need is love of the Beatles to dig it. See you there!!!
Thank you to Rob Landsman and Ellen LaForge for organizing this CABARET
contact Rob at rlandsman (at) gc.cuny.edu

SATURDAY
JAN 31
8pm

Beatles Cabaret
BEATLES CABARET
second night
This is the second night in a row that twelve different local musicians, singly or in groups, will demonstrate their visions of their 2 favorite Beatles songs. That makes 24 performances over two nights, 48 Beatle songs, all together now! All you need is love of the Beatles to dig it.

Thank you to Rob Landsman and Ellen LaForge for organizing this CABARET
contact Rob at rlandsman (at) gc.cuny.edu

more dates to be announced
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FEBRUARY 2009     FEATURED ARTIST:

FRIDAY
FEB 6
8pm

Poetry bi-coastal eventSAN FRANCISCO... NEW YORK: BICOASTAL POETRY: TRANSCONTINENTAL READING: "Bones, Roses, Dr. Zhivago" Willie Chu, Will Wyn, Margueritte Maria Rivas, Lou Bardel. Poets trade poetic experiences via words, the internet and the video camera.


9pm

Conrad Sparnroft  MUSIC:CONRAD SPARNROFT ELEKTROLOOP Electronic guitar loop music time-machine.

SATURDAY
FEB 7
7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.


8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
 
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours at this fun informal gathering. Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.

FRIDAY
FEB 13
8pm
MUSIC: JAZZ SERIES
HOT TEA AND COOL JAZZ WITH RUDI AND PHYLL, night 1:
Phyllis Beard Their sound can be described as classic jazz meets gospel, blues, latin, and a just a touch of soul. Don't miss this! Come hear some of your favorite songs. Rudi Mwongozi

SATURDAY
FEB 14

Validation Day

8pm

Matt U Johnson
MUSIC: MATT U
With roots in Jamaica and America, charismatic Matt-U brings a new flavour to popular music. His style blends elements of Pop, reggae dancehall, and other various genres of music into a dynamic irresistable sound.

  9pm Network Of Improvising Staten Islanders
NETWORK OF IMPROVISING STATEN ISLANDERS (NOISI)
: The Third ! Participatory musical improvisation-- Players put their names in the bowl, which are randomly drawn to form duets or trios that invent 3-5 minutes of improvised music. It is most important that the players are able to hear and respond to each other, that the other player can hear you hearing them. Bring your instrument and just show up. Fun!
 
SUNDAY
FEB 15
12:30-2 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons.
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month.
FRIDAY
FEB 20
8pm
MUSIC: JAZZ SERIES
HOT TEA AND COOL JAZZ WITH RUDI AND PHYLL, night 2:
Phyllis Beard Their sound can be described as classic jazz meets gospel, blues, latin, and a just a touch of soul. Don't miss this! Come hear some of your favorite songs. Rudi Mwongozi
SATURDAY
FEB 21
6pm ART RECEPTION: DAVID LONDONO PAINTINGS
Meet and greet the creative mind behind the colorful paintings gracing our walls.
  8pm Indian Spirit  
MUSIC: FUSION INDIGENA, Music from the Andes and Beyond. Electronics, flutes, drums, voices. Mind-expanding sound and picture show. The CONDOR and the EAGLE are Coming!condor
FRIDAY
FEB 27
8pm
MUSIC: JAZZ SERIES
HOT TEA AND COOL JAZZ WITH RUDI AND PHYLL, night 3:
Phyllis Beard Their sound can be described as classic jazz meets gospel, blues, latin, and a just a touch of soul. Don't miss this! Come hear some of your favorite songs. Rudi Mwongozi
SATURDAY
FEB 28
8pm

INTER CONNECTEDc a b a r e t
All original music, poetry, theater, video and beyond, on the theme of INTER-CONNECTED.

Inter-connected refers to the web of life, standing on the shoulders of those who came before, inter-dependent, symbiotic, 6-degrees of seperation, cooperation, collaboration, and more.  

Please join us!
Your original expression performance must relate in some way to the theme, but that relationship can be anything you choose.


 Contact the event facilitator (below) and let them know generally what you will be doing, be it music, knitting demonstration, photo-collage picture show, shamanic dance ritual, blindfolded-but-guided exploration poetry, talking animals, or backwards video-loop. And the approximate duration of your sharing (1-7 minutes, please).

Ignite your creative imagination and let loose with something small or large, but within our timeframe and
ON THE THEME OF INTER-CONNECTED.

Thank you Rob Landsman and Ellen LaForge for coordinating this CABARET
Contact Rob at rlandsman (at) gc.cuny.edu

A L L    A R E    I N T E R   C O N N E C T E D

inter connected
more dates to be announced
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MARCH 2009     FEATURED ARTIST:
                                      
MONA OMAN paintings

FRIDAY
MAR 6
8pm MUSIC: SHAUN TOWEY from the group GLASS TREES, and MICHAEL CARPENTER share the bill to play orginal songs and covers of folk, rock and reggae popular music.

SATURDAY
MAR 7

8pm go Katica presents: NIGHT of GAMES!
KaykaGo, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, and more, bring your favorite games to share or just come and join what is happening on the table of your choice. Featuring classical guitar music performed by KAYKA
FRIDAY
MAR 13
7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.
8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
 
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours at this fun informal gathering. Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.

SATURDAY
MAR 14
8pm

Gypsy Flutes
MUSIC: Saint Patrick's Day with GYPSY FLUTES
BOBALOO, TRACY BASEY and FRIENDS bring their special magical energies to celebrate this Irish Holyday with music, stories, picture show and some participation by the audience.

SUNDAY
MAR 15
12:30-2 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons.
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month.
FRIDAY
MAR 20
8pm MUSIC: LES VINYL and friends bring“a fine balance of wry humor and stark, emotional context”, among other audible things, to our stage here tonight!
SATURDAY MAR 21 8pm Don LombardiGuy Michetti"TWO OF US" with GUY MICHETTI and DON LOMBARDI Skilled guitar singers collaborate with some great original songs and classic cover tunes.
THURSDAY
MAR 26
8pm Council of Arts and Humanities for Staten Island
COAHSI SHOW AND TELL NETWORKING & ART SALON PARTY
Share your art and ideas at this Council On the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island get-together.
FRIDAY MAR 27 7pm SOLAR ENERGY IN STATEN ISLAND with Sierra Beecher!
Find out how other S.I.ers upgrade their energy use to save money and help the city and the planet. Environmental educator, Sierra Beecher, will talk about solar power and the NYCERTA program.
  8pm Network Of Improvising Staten Islanders
NETWORK OF IMPROVISING STATEN ISLANDERS (NOISI)
: The Fourth ! Participatory musical improvisation-- Players put their names in the bowl, from which are randomly drawn duets or trios that invent 3-5 minutes of improvised music.   Bring your instrument and just show up. Fun!
Sun meets Moon
SATURDAY
MAR 28
7:30

TEENAGE SONGWRITERS CABARET
Performances of all original music by high-school age musicians from Staten Island and beyond.

  Ignite your creative imagination and let loose with something small or large, but within our 7 minute timeframe.

You can play: signup from 7pm!


SUNDAY
MAR 29

7pm

MoveOn.org
Can you make it to the
Power Up America Campaign Kick-Off?

    Come meet other MoveOn members in Staten Island as we kick off Power Up America, our big new campaign for
green jobs and clean energy

    Staten Island is powered up and ready to go! Our goal is to push for a new green economy and to target 5 million new green jobs in 2009. We will put pressure and persuade congress to pass legislation to put us on track to 100% clean renewable energy. Please join us in this effort.

Green jobs and clean energy now!

President Obama's budget delivers the change we voted for in November.

Urge key Democratic Members of Congress to stand with regular Americans.

more dates to be announced
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APRIL 2009     FEATURED ARTIST:
                                      
ANNA OSTRO paintings

FRIDAY
APR 3
8pm MUSIC: PHOEBE BLUE CD RELEASE PARTY with TOMMY BONES and THERINA BELLA

SATURDAY
APR 4

6-8 Day De DaDaPERFORMANCE: DAY DE DADA PARTY
Meet, Greet and Eat Dada - 2009 Day de Dada Confab
Day de Dada Performance Art Cooperative has exciting events lined up for 2009 including
an "Art Parade" at Art by the Ferry, the Figment Festival on Governor's Island and "Bridge the Gap" with Sicolab.

Join us on Saturday, April 4th,  6:00pm at ETG Book Café to learn more about plans for the "Art Parade" for Art by the Ferry in June 2009. This will be followed by an open mic at 8:00 for short performance art pieces.

Day De DaDaWho -    Day de Dada is open to anyone interested in performance art.
What -   April 4th Meeting to network and plan art parade followed by an open mic
Where -  ETG Book Café (208 Bay Street, SI) www.etgstores.com/bookcafe
When - Saturday April 4th   6-8:00 pm meeting     8-10:00 pm open mic
Why? -   Well.....if we knew that we wouldn't be Dadaists

This an opportunity to network - Bring show announcements, postcards and business cards to share.  Let us know what you are working on.
8-10 PERFORMANCE: DAY DE DADA OPEN MIC

SUNDAY
APR 5

1-2pm BENZIGER AVE BLOCK ASSOCIATION MEET-UP
Join Shelly and others to compare notes and coordinate efforts
FRIDAY
APR 10
7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.
8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
 
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours at this fun informal gathering. Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.

SATURDAY
APR 11
6:30 ART RECEPTION: ANNA OSTRO PSYCHIC PAINTINGS
meet the artist; wine and cheese; picture show.
8pm

Doug PrincipatoMUSIC: DOUG PRINCIPATO, GRAND PEPPER OF REALITY
playing his excellent guitar songs and instrumentals accompanied by Andre Martinez on percussion.

9pm

VivaMaria!

MUSIC: VIVA MARIA!

Improvised sound-scapes and light show by these two blossoms. "Viva and I are really looking forward to it." says Mary Feaster and Viva DeConcini.

FRIDAY
APR 17
8pm Harry OppenhiemerMUSIC: HARRY OPPENHEIMER DULCIMER master, with guest artist JIM INDEL.
 

Vincent VokSorry, Vincent Vok had to cancel due to an injured hand. In the meantime, special guests will play with Harry Oppenhiemer to fill out the evening.

MUSIC: VINCENT VOK  
Influences: Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr, Dylan, Ochs, David Blue, Jimmy (not James) Dean, Dr. Suess, Robert Heinlein, Harlan Ellison, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Ian Anderson, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, the entire Grand Ole Opry, Lou Reed, Springsteen, Mike Bucsynski, Bill Conte.

SATURDAY APR 18 5- 10
Dragon Head by Dusken Wolf
WORKSHOP   WORKSHOP   WORKSHOP  
for ST GEORGE (and the Dragon) DAY
It's an unusual night at ETG. The roomscape has been transformed into an ART STUDIO for paper mache and paint. Come and join the "having fun" building and decorating Dragons and a George, making signs, puppeteer capes, and more. Free snacks for participants.
SUNDAY
APR 19
12:30-2 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons.
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month.
MONDAY APR 20 NOON
- 9pm
Dragon Head by Dusken Wolf
WORKSHOP   WORKSHOP   WORKSHOP  
for ST GEORGE (and the Dragon) DAY
We are normally closed on Mondays, and today is no exception. But an unusual night at ETG. The roomscape has been transformed into an ART STUDIO for paper mache and paint. Come and join the "having fun" building and decorating Dragons and a George, making signs, puppeteer capes, and more. Free drinks and snacks for participants.
FRIDAY
APR 24
7:30
ST GEORGE DAY part 1: LITERARY CONTEST
St George Day Literary Contest
SATURDAY APR 25 8pm
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MAY 2009     FEATURED ARTIST:
                                  
JILL JICHETTI photographer, writer, curator

FRIDAY MAY 1 8pm

Network Of Improvising Staten IslandersNETWORK OF IMPROVISING STATEN ISLANDERS (NOISI): The Fifth ! Participatory musical improvisation-- Players put their names in the bowl, from which are randomly drawn duets or trios that invent 3-5 minutes of improvised music.   Bring your instrument and just show up. Fun!

Sun meets Moon
SATURDAY
MAY 2
7pm

KINKY REGGAE
ART PARTY: "They'll figure it out. Eventually. They must," OpenBookJen writes on Twitter. An exhibition is born. And an issue of ETG's Assembling Magazine. And an evening of multidisciplinary performance. View the art all month; read the words and experience the design on the zine's pages; tonight, see the cross-disciplinary collaboration on stage. Conceived and curated by Jill Jichetti.great hall by Jill Jichetti
   "The idea of the show is that it will bring together an array of different artwork all inspired by or related to this quote: "They'll figure it out. Eventually. They must." Inspiration can also come from the rest of the sentence, bringing in the context of where the quote was found. (Twitter.) Or the idea of a screen names, etc. Some people might be more interested in the quote; some people might be more interested in making some kind of statement about cyberspace; some people might see the two ideas as connected. The art can be serious, humorous, sinister, sweet, ambiguous, or combinations thereof. I'm eager to juxtapose all the varied interpretations."
  Jill Jichetti "
Artists ofanydiscipline inspired by this theme(all of it, or part of it,takeoffs, tangents, etc.) are welcome to email me at jill @ jilljichetti.com or leave a comment. I'm looking for visual art, writing, music, dance, theater, performance art, puppetry, video..."

FRIDAY
MAY 8
8pm

from left: Gary Moore; Margueritte Rivas; Joan Moore; Will Wyn; A. D. Coleman; Nancy Richards;  parents of Son Of TRaSH
 PERFORMANCE:
SON OF STATEN ISLAND TRaSH: RECYCLE! OPEN MIC!
     The quasi-mythical Staten Island TRAvelling SHow,
artwork(SI TRASH) returns! Wildly popular open mic series founded in 1995 that showcased comedy, music, poetry, and the visual arts. Some of the people scheduled to appear are Lou Bardel,  Allan Douglass Coleman, J.J. Hayes, Life Underwater (Jamie and  Shane), Gary and Joan Moore, Nanci Richards, Marguerite Maria Rivas, and Wil Wynn.
    Sign up for the limited open mic spots
will begin a half hour before show time. Come enjoy and participate.
(Two poems or one song or act, maximum five minutes).

SATURDAY
MAY 9
2pm BOOK SIGNING and LIVE MUSIC:
"IRISH STATEN ISLAND"
with author Margaret Lundrigan
and musicians Nick Rozak and Michael Braudy.
  Since Thomas Dongan was appointed governor of New York by King James, the Irish have played an active role in shaping life on Staten Island. This new book is packed with archival photos illustrating this important aspect of Staten Island history.
  Meet author Margaret Lundrigan whose new contribution to the IMAGES OF AMERICA book series from Arcadia Publishing celebrates the legacy of Irish culture on our island. Margaret will read from and talk about her wonderful new book.
  Bagpiper Nick Rozak, and Violinist Michael Braudy will be contributing their excellent skills to this special event.
7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple group-drumming techniques.
8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
 
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours at this fun informal gathering. Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.

FRIDAY
MAY 15
7:30

AUGUSTINE and SOPHIA TORRES
Guitar, Flute and Song

Sophia Torres   Agustin (Argentina) and Alice Sophia (USA) Torres will delight us with Agustin’s original compositions Augustine Torresand well known songs in Spanish and English that bridge the gap between the two cultures and bring the mystical warmth of South America to our northern lands.
    Their music is dedicated to the Healing Colombia Foundation, a non profit that provides assistance to internal refugees, displaced by violence in Colombia.    www.healingcolombia.org

9pm

Vanessa Cronan  MUSIC: VANESSA CRONAN folk artist with a wonderful voice plays original songs in a distinctive style.

SATURDAY
MAY 16
8pm Music CircleMUSIC:
STATEN ISLAND
SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Showcase! There is a monthly meet-up group of local songwriters who share and advise and play together. Tonight some of the participants will perform songs they have been developing. Join Jim Indell, Joan Cadell (winnner of St George Day Song Contest!), and numerous others for this informal showcase of new songs for today.
SUNDAY
MAY 17
12:30-2 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons.
  2pm no Songwriter's Circle today; see showcase night before!
FRIDAY
MAY 22
8pm

PCV  MUSIC: Berlin by Nite: Joy Ryder with Marianne Enzensberger and PVC
    Berlin's first punk band, PVC, heavily influenced by StockhausenJoy Ryder and Can as well as Gene Vincent, will be performing one of a handful of gigs in the USA at ETG Cafe. A rare nite of sonic art from the formerly walled city.In addition, a reading by Berlin artist, Marianne Enzensberger from her book "Hymns of a Slut" a conversation with the Velvet Underground's Berlin frontlady and Warhol Superstar, Nico.
Joy Ryder will perform some of her songs from her Berlin days, including her hit "Sehnsucht Nach Allem"

SATURDAY
MAY 23
8pm Phoebe Blue  MUSIC: PHOEBE BLUE and BLURPLE the anachronism experimental folk duo drug free acid trip from the lucid canthus of the Richmond County vortex.
9pm

MUSIC: THE HUMANS The HumansPsychedelic pop-folk duo with influences from Simon & Garfunkel to The Stone Roses. Identical twin brothers, labeled one of timeout ny's top 10 acts, the humans have played all over the world and been featured on mtv, vh-1,late night with conan o,brien, and various ctvs etc...

SUNDAY
MAY 24
2-4

Staten Island Acoustic Music Society
ACOUSTIC MUSIC GATHERING: S.I.A.M.S. 1st meeting of the new Staten Island Acoustic Music Society (SIAMS).  All welcome.  Bring your instrument.  Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather like birds to enjoy the magic of songs played en mass. Join the flock for a couple hours and be reborn! S.I.A.M.S. = Staten Island Acoustic Music Society. Look for these gatherings at St George Library and other venues where fine connections are appreciated. Fun!

THURSDAY
MAY 28
8pm Council of Arts and Humanities for Staten Island
COAHSI SHOW AND TELL NETWORKING & ART SALON PARTY
Here we go again with a great time for local creative people to meet and show each other what they have been up to. It's always fun and interesting, even for non-artists. Share your art and ideas at this Council On the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island get-together.
FRIDAY
MAY 29
8pm The Auraian Son by Eric Hones  POETRY: Trails Through The GreenbeltJACKIE CASSEN and ERIC HINES and ELLEN LYTLE Talented local published poets present their expressions on the ETG stage. Aquarian Son ; Trails Through The Greenbelt
  9pm

EDOC  HIP HOP: EDOC local Island hip hop poetry band with live drummers and other musicians.s

SATURDAY
MAY 30
7pm


BENEFIT: ART BY THE FERRY BENEFIT SHOW
SUGGESTED DONATION $10  Please give what you can!
    This cavalcade of Staten Island talent will help raise funds for the upcoming Art By The Ferry festival featuring Queen Tipsy, "North Shore Four" featuring Bob Wright, Guys in the Band, Paul Hurst & Jon Specter, PNJ Songwitches, Manhattan Tribal Belly Dance Troupe, Therina Bella and more! Raffles, surprises, special art sales, and joyful energy, all to empower our blossoming creative community and plant seeds for an Arts District on Staten Island near the ferry terminal. Come on down and put some green energy into the love jar toward this great cause.

more dates to be announced
JUNE 2009     FEATURED ARTWORK:
LOCALLY GROWN ART EXHIBIT
Showing works by
ROBERT CIVELLO; RETO; STVJNS DAUGHS;
and others.
FRIDAY
JUNE 5
7pm BOOK SIGNING:  "ST.GEORGE",
by DAVID GOLDFARB and JAMES G. FERRERI,
part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, tells the story of this neighborhood, from the burning of the quarantine hospital to the construction of the Richmond County Bank Ballpark.
    Meet David Goldfarb, co-author of this new book. He will read from and talk about his wonderful new book, and show slides related to but not included in this historical work.
 

8:00

AUGUSTIN TORRES: Guitar songs
   Augustin Torres will uplift us with his original compositions Augustine Torresas well as popular songs in Spanish and English that bridge the gap between the two cultures and bring the mystical warmth of South America to our northern lands.
    His joyous sound is dedicated to the Healing Colombia Foundation, a non profit that provides assistance to internal refugees, displaced by violence in Colombia.    www.healingcolombia.org

ART BY THE FERRY

SATURDAY
JUNE 6

 

 

 

 

Art by the Ferry


Art By The Ferry festival
Art by the Ferry
is an annual festival produced by the Staten Island Creatiuve Community, one of our local arts netrworks. It covers two weekends of art, music and live performance in the neighborhood around the Staten Island Ferry, including several venues including Every Thing Goes Book Cafe. See the ART BY THE FERRY WEBSITE for a complete schedule of art happenings.

4pm

"Dada Shop -o- Rama"
Performance Art Parade & Moveable Feast, which begins at SI MUSEUM at 2pm DADA-TIME; and ends here at ETG Book Cafe at 4pm, DADA-TIME for final parade performances.

Says DAY-DE-DADA ABOUT this event:
"Day de Dada Shop -o- Rama will be a moveable feast and parade of performance art exploring the mix of art and commerce. The route will include stops at the Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island Museum, Show gallery and more.
    Ideas include setting up a Dada Art Store and encouraging interactions between artists, audience and customers in stores along the way.
    Our time slot is in the afternoon - updates will be posted with the exact time."

ART BY THE FERRY
  8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

ART BY THE FERRY

SUNDAY
JUNE 7

LOCALLY GROWN ART EXHIBIT
Showing works by
ROBERT CIVELLO; ALBIN LOHR-JONES; STVJNS DAUGHS;
and others.
FRIDAY
JUNE 12
8pm

MUSIC: PLANET EKTAR
  Musicians from the world of Shakti satsang and beyond, ADAM, SANCHI and DAMARU, use puppets and masks, violin, harmonium, percussion, and bass to bring us PLANET EKTAR.

ART BY THE FERRY

SATURDAY
JUNE 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by the Ferry


Art By The Ferry festival
Art by the Ferry
is an annual festival produced by the Staten Island Creatiuve Community, one of our local arts netrworks. It covers two weekends of art, music and live performance in the neighborhood around the Staten Island Ferry, including several venues including Every Thing Goes Book Cafe.

See the ART BY THE FERRY WEBSITE for a more complete schedule.


ART BY THE FERRY
8pm

RetoReto Dancing Stones
Be'e Na' Za'a artist

RETO

Performance Art de OAXACA
1/2 hour art dance performance

ART BY THE FERRY

 

 

Art by the Ferry

9pm The HeadlocksTHE HEADLOCKS
Original rock and roll jam-band featuring ROB CAREY (vocals, guitar, harmonica, vibes, neck stomps), FRANK DUFFY (Balsamic shower scenes, guitar, vocals, booty-shaking dance moves), FRANK CAVALLO (Official Headlocks Treasurer, beatz, chokeholds, moves of unknown origin), STEVE GOFFIN (Bass, dance moves, ass kicking, vocals), MARIO FERRARO (Skins, caterer), STEVE PEPE (Organ, ass kicking, vocals), NICK PURPURA (Lead Guitar, armlocks ), JOE BRANCATO (Dust your broom, Face-chops, Shakes, etc.) EZRA (Straight up ass-thumping, percussions) RACHEL SOMMA, GENA MIMOZO and JULIE BLATT-COYNE are "Them Three" a talented trio of singers who got on the bus.
They complete THE HEADLOCKS.
ART BY THE FERRY
SUNDAY
JUNE 14
12:30

Ben SherMUSIC: STUDENTS OF
           GUITARIST BEN SHER
      
   Several genres are represented in this smorgasborg of performances by students of Ben Sher. Ben will be joining his students and will be playing some tunes with special guest JONATHAN KALB.

 

ART BY THE FERRY
2:30 Rudi MwongoziMUSIC: RUDI MWONGOZI PIANO
    Excceptional jazz artist MWONGOZI plays his own excellent compositions as well as from a vast repertoir of classics.
ART BY THE FERRY
TUESDAY
JUNE 16
7pm James JoyceSI OUTLOUD:BLOOMSDAY
JAMES JOYCE'S classic novel ULYSSES celebration, on the date of the action in the book, featuring participatory readings as well as live Irish music of the Joycian era (circa 1904), and special treats. Join BETH GORRIE and the OUTLOUD literary community for this fun annual event.
FRIDAY
JUNE 19
8-10 POETRY OPEN MIC: S.I. POETS SOCIETY Bring your poetry and participate in this poetry open mic featuring published poets ERIC HINES and JACKIE CASSEN as hosts.
SATURDAY
JUNE 20

Amma Logo
8pm

Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleBENEFIT: FARMER SUICIDE RELIEF PROJECT
   JAY WEICHUN is your host for this performance party event to raise money to send to the humanitarian project organized by
AMMA THE HUGGING SAINT.

   Featuring music by PHOEBE BLUE, musical spoken word by JEANINE OTIS, a 3rd musical performance to be announced, and even more!
  
All procedes will be sent to The Farmer Relief Project
Suggested donation of $5.00 to $20.00

 see http://www.amma.org/humanitarian-activities/social/farmer-project.html for more details about the project.

Make Music NY
  SUNDAY
  JUNE 21
 
12:30
SILVERLAKE FLUTE CIRCLE Flutes and drums
2:30
GUYS IN THE BAND and friends: Blues and Folk jams
5:00
ST GEORGE PIPES & DRUMS SIDEWALK PARADE begins!

 

FRIDAY
JUNE 26
8-10
Network Of Improvising Staten Islanders
NETWORK OF IMPROVISING STATEN ISLANDERS:
The Sixth
!
Participatory musical improvisation-- Players put their names in the bowl, from which are randomly drawn duets or trios that invent 3-5 minutes of improvised music.   Bring your instrument and just show up. Fun!
SATURDAY
JUNE 27
8pm

open-micORIGINALS ONLY OPEN MIC         sign-up from 7:30
Share your original performance, your experiment, your movie, your presentation, your improvisation, only your own original material at ?OOOM! on ETG's Neighborhood Stage. (Kid friendly, no X-rated "comedy", please)   7 minute limit

SUNDAY JUNE 28 2-4
Staten Island Acoustic Music Society
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Come check out the Staten Island Acoustic Music Society. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. Bring your instrument. Beginners welcome.
Rob Landsman facilitates the event.
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
JULY 2009     FEATURED ARTIST: Thom Lupari
FRIDAY
JULY 3
8pm

MUSIC:MICHAEL CARPENTER shares the bill with SHAUN TOWEY from the group GLASS TREES to play orginal songs and covers of folk, rock and reggae popular music.

SATURDAY
JULY 4


CLOSED  Take the days off to celebrate Inter-dependence Day!

SUNDAY
JULY 5

FRIDAY
JULY 10
6-8 ART RECEPTION for Paintings of THOM LUPARI
8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

SATURDAY
JULY 11
8pm STVJNS DAUGHS
Music, songs, images, video, poetry
SUNDAY
JULY 12
3pm SMART ENERGY CHOICES with TOM REICHERT
How to make your home more energy efficient. What works, what doesn't. Help yourself, help our city, help our planet.
FRIDAY
JULY 17
8-10 Network Of Improvising Staten Islanders
NETWORK OF IMPROVISING STATEN ISLANDERS:
The Seventh
!
Participatory musical improvisation-- Players put their names in the bowl, from which are randomly drawn duets or trios that invent 3-5 minutes of improvised music.   Bring your instrument and just show up. Fun!
SATURDAY
JULY 18
2-4 Staten Island Acoustic Music Society
PARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Come check out the Staten Island Acoustic Music Society. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. Bring your instrument. Beginners welcome.
Rob Landsman facilitates the event.

8pm

Caroline CutroneoJamesMUSIC: CAROLINE CUTRONEO and friends!

Great local singer songwriter and her musical collaborator, the excellent guitarist James Brennan. Plus special guests.

SUNDAY
JULY 19
12:30-2 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons.
FRIDAY
JULY 24
8pm MUSIC: SHAUN TOWEY of Glass Trees, and friends. Rock songs and long-form improv.
SATURDAY
JULY 25
8pm

open-mic
ORIGINALS ONLY OPEN MIC
Your experiment, your movie, your presentation, your song, your music, your improvisation, only your own original material at ?OOOM on ETG's Neighborhood Stage! (Kid friendly, no X-rated "comedy", please)   7 minute limit

SUNDAY JULY 26 2pm St George Healing ArtsOPENING CELEBRATION: ST. GEORGE HEALING ARTS CENTER! Music, demonstrations, performances, free treatments & more, to meet the folks behind St. George’s new center for Acupuncture, Massage, Herbs, Tai Chi & more, on the second floor above ETG Book Cafe.
MOM'S CIRCLE starts at 2pm  

More info at www.stgeorgehealingarts.com
FRIDAY JULY 31 8pm Casey Jost Les Vinyl
 MUSIC: LES VINYL and friends! Starring Casey Jost as LES VINYL; THE VESSELS' Marissa; and PAINTING SOLDIERS' unknown person. Don't miss it.
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
AUGUST 2009     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
Hitomi Arai and Vincenzo Alexander
SATURDAY
AUGUST 1
6:30 ART RECEPTION for Artwork of
HITOMI ARAI
and of VINCENZO ALEXANDER
8pm

Tugato Inlak'ech MUSIC:INLAK'ECH Indiginous fusion music experience featuring Tugato and Humo and others. Is this an expression of the anticipated Condor arrival?

FRIDAY
AUGUST 7
7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.
  8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

drumming

(I found the below online:)

Why do people go to Drum Circles?

  • For fun.
  • Sense of community.
  • Introduction to rhythm and percussion technique.
  • Musical expression.
  • Health benefits: stress-reduction,
  • creative expression, and feeling better.
  • Experience of unity.

What is a community drum circle?

SATURDAY
AUGUST 8
8pm Edgy and Delila The Last InternationaleTHE LAST INTERNATIONALE
The Last Internationale is an up-and-coming folk duo (Edgey and Delila) from New York. Filled with socially conscious songs, their self-titled debut album is not only characteristic of 1960s protest music but also remarkably original. Moreover, all eleven tracks on the album are equally powerful and lyrically vivid. Whether you're looking for inspiration to change the world or to simply enjoy a soothing love ballad, this is the group to listen to. video link   myspace
5th anniversary katie and steve
FRIDAY
AUGUST 14
8pm Tommy Bones MUSIC: TOMMY BONES!
Very talented singer songwriter with with a deep soul and a quirky sense of humor. He is also known as one half of the fabulous BLURPLE music group.  myspace
    Therina Bella
MUSIC: THERINA BELLA
A girl that learned to sing from listening to Queen records, and learned to play guitar by listening to PJ Harvey records, and learned to write songs from listening to David Bowie records. myspace
SATURDAY
AUGUST 15
8-10

SonasMUSIC: SONAS
SONAS means "happiness" in the Gaelic language! This group will be playing traditional Irish/Scottish tunes, upbeat, foot-stomping reels and jigs, yet they add a gentle, delicate tone to the airs they play.
Gaelic SpiralyTina Kirk - Fiddle
Erin Flanagan Lind - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Jim O'Brien - Guitar/Vocals
Margie Waldrum - Piano/Bodhran
video   myspace

SUNDAY AUGUST 16 8-10 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons.
S.I. SONGWRITERS CIRCLE meets this month at R. Landsman email for info
FRIDAY AUGUST 21 8-10
Network Of Improvising Staten Islanders
NETWORK OF IMPROVISING STATEN ISLANDERS:
The Eighth
!
Participatory musical improvisation-- Players put their names in the bowl, from which are randomly drawn duets or trios that invent 3-5 minutes of improvised music.   Bring your instrument and just show up. Fun!
SATURDAY
AUGUST 22
8pm The Auraian Son by Eric Hones  POETRY: JACKIE CASSEN and ERIC HINES Talented local published poets present their expressions on the ETG stage. Aquarian Son ; Trails Through The Greenbelt
  9pm

OPEN MIC: S.I.POETS SOCIETY hosts this invitation to you to share some of YOUR poetry.

FRIDAY AUGUST 28 8pm Paul Strayfer MUSIC: PAUL STRAYFER plays solo instrumental guitar music that is "difficult to classify". Dynamic and colorful!
  9pm Harry OppenhiemerMUSIC: HARRY OPPENHEIMER Appalacian Dulcimer music.
SATURDAY AUGUST 29 8pm go Katica presents: NIGHT of GAMES!
KaykaGo, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, and more, bring your favorite games to share or just come and join what is happening on the table of your choice. Featuring classical guitar music performed by KAYKA
SUNDAY AUGUST 30 2-4
Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info at SIAMSmusic@gmail.com This jam, and next month's jam, will be focused on preparing songs for two upcoming "Music of Bob Dylan" shows.
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
SEPTEMBER 2009     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
Tina Olsen
FRIDAY
SEPT 4
7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.
  8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

drumming

(I found the below online:)

Why do people go to Drum Circles?

  • For fun.
  • Sense of community.
  • Introduction to rhythm and percussion technique.
  • Musical expression.
  • Health benefits: stress-reduction, creative expression, and feeling better.
  • Experience of unity.

What is a community drum circle?

SATURDAY
SEPT 5
8pm

SHAUN TOWEY and GLASS TREES Record Release Party
Glass TreesThe culmination of the recording project on record label "Fawn On A Lawn", revealed here tonight!

FRIDAY
SEPT 11
8pm September 11th special
9-11 peaceMUSIC:JOY RYDER and ROGER BARTLETT;
POETRY: AMY GREENFIELD from her book of collected 9-11 poems "We Too Are Alive"
MUSIC: CHET YARBOROUGH & STVJNS DAUGHS
SATURDAY
SEPT 12
8pm

RetoRETURN OF QUETZALCOATL
PERFORMANCE ART: RETO and STVJNS DAUGHS present a theatrical and musical expanded cinema experience on the themes of awakening and time.
   This theatrical work uses both film and live stage action at the same time to convey the poetics of the story, about transitioning the veil.
   Elaborate stage set, costumes, dance, special lighting effects, live music, all complete this unusual cinematic experience. Don't miss it!

SUNDAY SEPT 13 3pm

Smart Energy Choices with Tom Reichert
Smart Energy Choices with Tom ReichertSMART ENERGY CHOICES
with TOM REICHERT
How to make your home more energy efficient. What works, what doesn't. Help yourself, help our city, help our planet.
Informative.
Questions answered!

FRIDAY SEPT 18 8-10 Gera ClarkMUSIC: GERA CLARK with special guest JOHN MAIORINO Native American and bamboo flutes, frame drums, thig shahs, upright bass. Meditative, peaceful and beautiful music accompanied by picture show of natural earth images. website
SATURDAY
SEPT 19
8pm MUSIC: SONGWRITERS CIRCLE Showcase
Music Circle
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
is for people who are interested in the creative process to exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. This informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month (see below Sun 9-20). Tonight we present a showcase evening of Circle participants.
SUNDAY
SEPT 20
12:30 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
THURSDAY SEPT 24 8pm Council of Arts and Humanities for Staten Island
COAHSI ARTISTS SHOW AND TELL NETWORKING & ART SALON PARTY
Here we go again with a great time for local creative people to meet and show each other what they have been up to. It's among the most fun and interesting creative showcases in NYC, even for non-artists. Share your art and ideas at this Council On the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island get-together. SEE YOU THERE!
FRIDAY
SEPT 25
8pm Songs of the Great Depression
MUSIC: SONGS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION
SI Acoustic Music Society presents an evening of songs from the great depression 1930s-1940s. Email SIAMS for more info...
SATURDAY SEPT 26 8pm goKerry and Ken present:
NIGHT of GAMES!

KaykaGo, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, and more, bring your favorite games to share or just come and join what is happening on the table of your choice. Featuring classical guitar music performed by KAYKA
SUNDAY SEPT 27 2-4 Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info...
WEDNESDAY
SEPT 30
7pm SPECIAL MOVIE: "PARADISE FADED, The Fight For Louisiana"
plus MUSIC: GARY and JOAN MOORE and JIMI WHITE
Four Years after Katrina, and New Orleans has not regained its stride. To see how far the city hasn't come, join us for a special showing of
PARADISE FADED, The Fight For Louisiana, presented in co-operation with the Gulf Restoration Network.
Prior to the showing, Gary & Joan Moore and Jimi White will sing two original tunes they wrote in honor of their spiritual home, New Orleans.
An evening of music and hope for New Orleans.
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OCTOBER 2009     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
Stephanie Ratcliffe -paintings
Ira Rosen - photographs
FRIDAY
OCT 2
8pm
Adam  and Andy
MUSIC : ADAM AND ANDREW'S LOGICALLY THOUGHT-OUT ENTERTAINMENT #5
Adam and Andrew once again bring together a diverse program of talented humans. Music, artwork, films, animation and poetry by various local artists. 8pm DIBS brooklyn alternative singer songwriters; 8:30 YOKO KIKUCH Brooklyn avant garde random musicI; 9pm VESSELS baroque pop; 9:30 ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEA featuring ANDREW PHILLIP TIPTON nautical glock pop.
Adam and Andy
SATURDAY
OCT 3
7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.
  8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

drumming

(I found the below online:)

Why do people go to Drum Circles?

  • For fun.
  • Sense of community.
  • Introduction to rhythm and percussion technique.
  • Musical expression.
  • Health benefits: stress-reduction, creative expression, and feeling better.
  • Experience of unity.

What is a community drum circle?

THURS OCT 8

ETg Birthday  ETG Book Cafe 4th Anniversary
FRIDAY
OCT 9
8pm
 John Lennon's Birthday
Uncle Eddie and RobinMUSIC:UNCLE EDDIE AND ROBIN from West Virginia!
 A dynamic musical duet with a taste of the old and a flair for the new. Their energy belies their age, and the breadth of their life experience makes for a rich and rewarding musical evening. This husband-wife team combines their voices in stunning, tight harmonies on songs that pack a punch, and their musical chemistry and sound is unmistakable. WEBSITE
SATURDAY
OCT 10
8pm

Ted RallTED RALL LIVE! CARTOONS! Controversial syndicated political cartoonist Ted Rall will show and discuss his editorial cartoons, which have appeared in The New York Times, Village Voice, Time Magazine, and hundreds of other publications. He will also show his new animated editorial cartoons and welcomes your questions and comments. His books will be on sale here that night. Get them signed!

SUNDAY OCT 11 ?pm Ben SherBEN SHER STUDENTS RECITAL Guitar teacher Sher brings his students, talented local youth, out to the Neighborhood Stage.
FRIDAY OCT 16 8pm Tommy Bones MUSIC: TOMMY BONES!
Talented singer songwriter with with a quirky soulful sense of poetry and unexpected melodies. He is also known as one half of the music group BLURPLE.  myspace
    Therina Bella
MUSIC: THERINA BELLA
A girl that learned to sing from listening to Queen records, and learned to play guitar by listening to PJ Harvey records, and learned to write songs from listening to David Bowie records. myspace
SATURDAY
OCT 17
5pm-7pm Stephanie RatcliffeART AUCTION: STEPHANIE RATCLIFFE
For the month of October, my drawings and paintings will be on exhibit at Everything Goes Book Cafe. On Oct. 17, from 5-7 Everything Goes will become EVERYTHING MUST GO! silent auction party (the bidding is silent, not the party) with music, beer, wine door prizes and munchies.
Stephanie Ratcliffe-01Stephanie Ratcliffe-02Stephanie Ratcliffe-03
  8pm
REVEREND BILLY TALEN and a some part of
the CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING GOSPEL CHOIR!
Rev BillyThat's right, the GREEN PARTY candidate for Mayor of New York City, REVEREND BILLY TALEN, is coming to ETG Book Cafe to meet and greet YOU and share his vision of NYC. Some subset of the amazing choir and band will be here too. Might be big! So don't miss this event.
.
SUNDAY
OCT 18
12:30 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
FRIDAY
OCT 23
8pm  SantiagoMUSIC: SANTIAGO Latin rock led by Pupa Santiago, featuring great percussion and steller guitar bass and keyboard, from St George
SATURDAY OCT 24 8pm Viva MariaMUSIC: VIVA MARIA! Colorful and highly skilled Viva DeConcini, Mary Feaster, and special guests perform rock/pop songs,experimental improv, and surprises. These are the same brilliant ladies who created the musical accompaniment to St George Day Giant Dragon Puppet Show last spring.
SUNDAY OCT 25 2-4 Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info...
FRIDAY OCT 30 8pm skullDEAD
Art performance by RETO & STEVE JONES DAUGHS  Installation, Perfomance, Cinema, Live Music, all at once!
SATURDAY OCT 31 ? HALLOWE'EN treat or trick
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
NOVEMBER 2009     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
PHIL SANDERS and friends' PANORAMAS [see nov 7]
TOM AMESSE photographs
FRIDAY
NOV 6
8pm Doug PrincipatoMUSIC: DOUG PRINCIPATO's GRAND PEPPER OF REALITY
Catch this top-notch guitarist and unique songwriter at ETG. He just finished his new album and this is a great time to experience his original sound.
SATURDAY
NOV 7
5-7pm

Phillip SandersART RECEPTION: PHIL SANDERS
   
Phil Sanders is a digital artist ...and educator who has been creating digital images and interactive environments for 30 years.
    Come and celebrate this exhibit of digital photographs and panoramic prints, including images from the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten Island Ferry, and other New York scenes. The works by Philip Sanders and other artists, are based in part on digital photography workshops at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan.
    This project, including workshops and exhibition, is made possible by a DCA Premiere Grant from the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, the College of New Jersey, and ETG Book Cafe.

  7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.
  8pm

Tribal Bellydance and Drum CircleFULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

drumming

(I found the below online:)

Why do people go to Drum Circles?

  • For fun.
  • Sense of community.
  • Introduction to rhythm and percussion technique.
  • Musical expression.
  • Health benefits: stress-reduction, creative expression, and feeling better.
  • Experience of unity.

What is a community drum circle?

SUNDAY NOV 8 3pm

Smart Energy Choices with Tom Reichert
Smart Energy Choices with Tom ReichertSMART ENERGY CHOICES
with TOM REICHERT
How to make your home more energy efficient. What works, what doesn't. Help yourself, help our city, help our planet.
Informative.
Questions answered!


THURSDAY NOV 12 is the 25th Anniversary the Every Thing Goes project!
FRIDAY
NOV 13
8pm The Auraian Son by Eric Hones  POETRY: JACKIE CASSEN and ERIC HINES Talented local published poets present their expressions on the ETG stage. Aquarian Son ; Trails Through The Greenbelt
  9pm

POETRY OPEN MIC: S.I.POETS SOCIETY hosts this invitation to you to share some of YOUR poetry.

SATURDAY
NOV 14
2pm Free Knitting Plastic Bags workshop with Richenda. Click here to Email to sign up in advance
  8pm

MUSIC: THE PETER ZUMMO GROUP
Peter Zummo"PHONEME RECOVERY UNIT"
Jazz orchestra makes waves at ETG. Ethnomusicologist ZUMMO, has conducted his awesome compositions at many venues in NYC and the wider world, but this is his first orchestra piece to be performed on the ETG Neighborhood Stage. Don't miss it!

PHONEME RECOVERY UNIT explores meaning, sounds, and rhythm creating an audible experience similar to the soundtrack you hear in your mind when you read a book.

Peter Zummo, trombone; Ernie Brooks, bass guitar; Mustafa Ahmed, percussion; Yvette Perez, keyboard and voice; Bill Ruyle, hammer dulcimer and percussion; Danny Tunick, vibraphone and percussion

Peter Zummo has been composing for solo tombone and ensemble since 1967. He has performed and produced this body of work worldwide. Critics and colleagues describe him as an important exponent of the American contemporary classical tradition. His compositions include influences of the minimal, jazz, world music, and rock styles. Zummo has devised pioneering ensembles and new instrumental techniques for trombone, valve trombone, dijeridu, euphonium, synthesizer and other electronic instruments, and voice.

ZUMMO has performed and recorded the work of many other major contemporary, jazz, popular, and classical composers in New York City, around the United States, and in Europe, including Downtown Ensemble, ModernWorks Ensemble; David Behrman, Jacques Bekaert, Barbara Benary, Earle Brown, Rhys Chatham, Anthony Coleman, Nick Didkovsky, Dan Froot, Jon Gibson, Daniel Goode, Peter Gordon, Steven Hall, Tom Hamilton, William Hellermann, Dick Higgins, Guy Klucevsek, Joan LaBarbara, Steve Lacy, Annea Lockwood, Frank London, Alvin Lucier, Jon Lurie, Jackson MacLow,Christopher McIntyre; David Mahler, Ron Nagorcka, Phill Niblock, Yvette Perez, Johnny Reinhard, Arthur Russell, Peter ZummoBill Ruyle, Elizabeth Swados, Yasunao Tone, Lenore Von Stein and Yoshi Wada.
Phoneme Recovery Unit is one of a series of four concerts in the 2009 Staten Island Rocks series, produced by The Loris Bend Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The series is made possible in part by a Staten Island Creative Communities Grant from the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island, with public funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.

SUNDAY
NOV 15
12:30 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP:
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info
TUESDAY NOV 17 8pm Council of Arts and Humanities for Staten Island
COAHSI ARTISTS SALON    SHOW AND TELL & NETWORKING

S. I.'s own Arts Council puts together this bi-monthly event for local creative people to meet and show each other what we have been up to. It's among the most fun and diverse creative showcases in NYC. Bring your art to share. All media. JPEGs on a CD, Videos on a DVD, website gallery, sketchbook, sculptures, poetry, music, more. Come and enjoy the feast of presenters, and a free ETG coffee or tea courtesy of COAHSI.  COAHSI WEBSITE
FRIDAY NOV 20 8pm

Viva MariaMUSIC: VIVA MARIA!
Colorful, brilliant and highly skilled Viva DeConcini, Mary Feaster, and special guests perform rock/pop songs and adventurous experimental free jazz improv.
Even VIVAMARIA! can't predict where their dreamscape might fly!

THIS JUST IN : Viva DeConcini will not be able to make the show tonight, but 2 amazing women will be there with Mary in her stead: Terry Dame and Susanne Hassenstein on saxophone and guitar. And thats not all, the incredible kachapitar will also be making an appearance at some point in the evening.

SATURDAY
NOV 21
8pm
MUSICAL MULTIMEDIA:

STVJNS DAUGHS aka ETG Steve, performs original music instrumentals, songs, stories, improvisation, and moving picture show. Philosophical entertainment.

SUNDAY NOV 22 2-4 Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info...
CLOSED  THURSDAY NOV 26:    HAPPY GRATITUDE DAY!
FRIDAY NOV 27 3pm Ben Sher MUSIC RECITAL: BEN SHER STUDENTS Students of the guitar, taught by reknowned guitarist Ben Shure, will perform.
  8-10

SonasMUSIC: SONAS
SONAS means "happiness" in the Gaelic language! This group will be playing traditional Irish/Scottish tunes, upbeat, foot-stomping reels and jigs, yet they add a gentle, delicate tone to the airs they play.
Gaelic SpiralyTina Kirk - Fiddle
Erin Flanagan Lind - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Margie Waldrum - Piano/Bodhran
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SATURDAY NOV 28 8pm
ORIGINALS ONLY OPEN MIC
Your experiment, your movie, your story, your song, your music, your improvisation, only your own original material at ?OOOM on ETG's Neighborhood Stage! (Please no X-rated "comedy")  
 7 minute limit
SUNDAY
NOV 29
2-5
WBAI Elections

MUSICAL OPEN MIC and ELECTION FORUM:
   WBAI Listener sponsored radio 99.5 FM, part of the historic and revolutionary American PACIFICA network is bringing vital non-Corporate points of view to the public via radio. All WBAI programs stream live, and are achived for 6 weeks, at www.wbai.org.
    We have been advised that these upcoming elections at WBAI are for 9 vacancies caused by annual rotation on the Local Station Board.  These are advisory, supportive positions, they are NOT management or supervisory positions.  The General Manager at WBAI is APPOINTED, not elected.  These elections will elect 9 persons to represent LISTENERS.  Simultaneously paid and volunteer staff are electing 3 persons to represent STAFF, and PRODUCERS/ PROGRAM ANCHORS ETC are electing another 3 persons to represent THEM
   The folks we will be hearing from as Candidates, are FROM THE POOL OF 41 LISTENER CANDIDATES FOR 9 LISTENER ROTATING VACANCIES ON THE BOARD, the producers and the staff do their elections in-house, they do not need to go outside the station to meet voters; all the voters in their cases are "in-house"
   Before the election forum, there will be OPEN-MIC-Style musical performances for an hour.

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DECEMBER 2009     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
Carl Avidano paintings
Irma Bohorquez-Geisler photographs
FRIDAY
DEC 4
8pm

Trish and Christoph as RVLTMUSIC: TRISH AND CHRISTOPH in XMAS ON BORO HILL 3
   Trish and Christoph will be performing as Victory Revolt with special guest mister Mark Davis. Christoph will temporarily slip into the role of his new found alter ego, Borough Hall adviser and confidence man Tony Tropicana, outlaying his personal vision of a total North Shore makeover. After the first political analysis, they will play some old songs and a brand new one, about a man from Rosebank with a very long hose.
   You will also get a chance to buy our timeless Christmas CD and tacky Staten Island greeting cards.

SATURDAY
DEC 5
5-7pm

ART RECEPTION:
IRMA BOHORQUEZ-GEISLER

Irma Bohorquez-Geisler
The Mexican American Experience:
Photographs of the Mexican Community of Staten Island on exhibit Dec 1- Dec 31, 2009
  7:30 Steve ETGDrumming lesson with Steve
Learn some simple hand-drum techniques.
  8pm

FULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum with neighbors and friends, bring your drum or play one of ours.

drumming

(I found the below online:)

Why do people go to Drum Circles?

  • For fun.
  • Sense of community.
  • Introduction to rhythm and percussion technique.
  • Musical expression.
  • Health benefits: stress-reduction, creative expression, and feeling better.
  • Experience of unity.

What is a community drum circle?

TUES DEC 8   TOMPKINSVILLE PARK HOLIDAY LIGHTING EVENT 3:30-5pm   in the plaza of Tompkinsville Park
Multicultural music & festivities in the park building to
a powering-on of special lights!
FRIDAY DEC 11 8pm

Jay Weichun movie: Growing Food on Staten Island
JAY WEICHUN
MOVIE: Growing Food on Staten Island
Documentary Screening and SEED SHARING Event
   "Growing Food on Staten Island" is a story about gardeners and the food they grow. Gardeners from diverse backgrounds share their experiences, insights and what drives them to cultivate their land in NYC's smallest borough.
   Audience members are encouraged to bring seeds, locally grown produce or anything garden related( your knowledge is priceless!) to share and exchange after the film.

This documentary was made possible (in part) by a 2009 JP Morgan Chase Arts in Our Communities grant.

SATURDAY
DEC 12
8pm Viva MariaMUSIC: VIVA MARIA! Colorful and highly skilled Viva DeConcini, Mary Feaster, and special guests perform rock/pop songs,experimental improv, and free jazz.
SUNDAY
DEC 13
2:30 St George Healing ArtsSPECIAL EVENT:ST. GEORGE HEALING ARTS CENTER! A day of relaxation and celebration with free treatments and raffle prizes. TRIBE HAMSA bellydance performance at 3pm! Followed by live music, drumming and participatory singing.   Carol, Claudia and Donna, the shiny folks behind St. George’s new center for Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga, Herbs, Nutrition & more, are in holiday swing offering free treatments and donating a percentage of their gift certificate and raffle sales to the Children's Campaign charity that day. Join us on the second floor above ETG Book Cafe. 
Guided meditation starts at 2:30pm, live music and treatments at 3.

More info at www.stgeorgehealingarts.com
FRIDAY
DEC 18
7:30 IndelliblesMUSIC:THE INDELLIBLES'
ROCKING CHRISTMAS SHOW!
"Christmas On Staten Island" and other Christmas songs rock like never before in this yearly special by Jim Indell and the Indellibles. . Guaranteed fun!
SATURDAY DEC 19 8-10

Solstice with Gypsy FlutesCANCELLED

SPECIAL: PLANET SOLSTICE with GYPSY FLUTES and others Lively fun as we make direct contact with the essential elements of nature and reality with images, music, poetry, songs, and stories on this, Planet EARTH's New Year's Eve. YOU are invited to contribute to our experience, in the form of story, poem, image, artifact, or something ELSE. Thank YOU.

CANCELLED
SNOW DAY :-)


SUNDAY
DEC 20
12:30 Flute interior: silverlake Flute CircleMEET-UP:CALL TO CONFIRM
SILVER LAKE FLUTE CIRCLE

Flute music players and afficianados meet-up to play music and share thoughts and lessons. Facilitated by Gera Clark
  2pm Music CircleMEET-UP: CANCELLED
STATEN ISLAND SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE
Anyone interested in creating original music is welcome to join us. Come and meet others who are interested in the creative process. Exchange ideas and pick up a few tips. The SISC is an informal group that meets the 3rd Sunday of the month, usually here at ETG but sometimes elsewhere. Check their website for more info   
MEET-UP: CANCELLED
MONDAY DEC 21
HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE!                 ETG IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS
CLOSED  FRIDAY DEC 25:    HAPPY HOLY DAYS!
SATURDAY DEC 26   You and You and You
2-3:30 OPEN: KIDS' OPEN MIC ages 3-11!!  For the fun of it.
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4:30-6 OPEN: TEENAGE SONGWRITERS and more. OPEN MIC
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7-10

OPEN: ART = YOU = MULTIMEDIA OPEN MIC
Share your dream, your poems, your paintings (bring a cd of jpegs), your invention, your music, your new song, your short story. Drumming, animations, food. SHOW, AND TELL.

SUNDAY DEC 27 2-4
Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyPARTICIPATORY MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play together. All skill levels. Email SIAMS for more info...
THURSDAY DEC 31 3-6
COFFEE TASTING afternoon:
Sample our new coffee possibilities. Vote your favorite!

ETG Book Cafe is considering expanding our coffee selection for 2010.  We are choosing something new, and this is where you come in.  We will be having a free coffee tasting event on the afternoon of DEC 31st 2009, from 3pm to 6pm, where we will be giving away samples of the new Fair-Trade Organic "Origin" coffees that we are considering. The coffees are from worker-owned Organic farms in EL SALVADOR and in UGANDA. Also being tested is a new blend from various 0rganic fair-trade sources called RABBLE ROUSER.  We want you to tell us which ones you like best. Your vote counts!
  We are also sharing Organic Chocolate with you at the same time, as a sweet farewell to 2009.

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