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OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
JANUARY 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
Carl Avidano paintings [see Friday Jan 22]
Irma Bohorquez-Geisler photographs
FRIDAY
JAN 2
8pm

MUSIC:Phoebe Blue Phoebe Blue and Tommy Bones! That "anachronism experimental folk duo drug free acid trip" from the lucid canthus of the Richmond County vortex known as the  BLURPLE duo return to share the ETG stage, performaning seperately and together. Tommy BonesTheir newest CD will make its first appearance here at that time.  
   If you like that sort of thing, you will like this!

FRIDAY
JAN 8
8pm John Allen FrinkMUSIC: John Allen Frink: Hailing from Delaware, this phenomenal singerguitarist- interpreter makes
new friends and fans wherever he plays. John has
two albums out, including his latest, Cabin Fever.
  9pm

Stan Morty Bob and Steve
MUSIC: Morty Jacobi, Stan Jay, Bob Conroy
and Steve Mitkowski
– fresh from their electrifying
mini-concert at the Westerleigh Folk Festival in September, this quartet interprets folk, Beatles, oldies and country-rock music.

SATURDAY
JAN 9
8pm

The Whistlin Wolves
MUSIC:WHISTLIN' WOLVES features the beautiful vocals, ukulele, fiddle, guitar and two time world championship whistling of EMILY EAGEN; the hot harmonica, ukulele and vocal styling of TRIP HENDERSON; the wizard of the strings & things (vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar, jew's-harp...) SPIFF WIEGAND: and super bad-ass CHRIS Q. MURPHY singing, playing bass and guitar. The only whistling - harmonica - ukulele - fiddle - guitar - banjo - jew's-harp - mandolin - bass - vocal harmony group around - Great traditional music with a few originals thrown in!!!   Whistlin Wolves on MYSPACE

  9pm Wahoo oSkiffle Crazies
MUSIC:WAHOO SKIFFLE CRAZIES Balancing relevancy with absurdity, Wahoo Skiffle Crazies offer post-modern, time-traveling, Gonzo-Folk traditional jug band tunes, ragtime, protest songs, blues and originals, influenced by the 60s folk revival and Depression Era Americana (both).
FRIDAY JAN 15 7:30
Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyMUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. : Songs Of BOB DYLAN - Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play their favorite Dylan masterpieces.
SATURDAY
JAN 16
8-10

Gera ClarkMUSIC: GERA CLARK with special guest JOHN MAIORINO BIRTHDAY BASH Native American and bamboo flutes, frame drums, thig shahs, upright bass. Meditative, peaceful and beautiful music accompanied by picture show of natural earth images.

IN RECOGNITION OF THE EVENT IN HAITI THIS WEEK, THIS EVENING WILL BE DEDICATED AS A PRAYER FOR THE HEALING OF MOTHER EARTH AND ITS CHILDREN. - GERA

website

SUNDAY
JAN 17
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
JAN 22
6pm ART RECEPTION: CARL AVIDANO
   Paintings
  8pm

MUSIC: ROSIE HERTLEIN  Solo violin & voice.
   Avant Garde Jazz Blues and more! Rosie Hertlein
   Rosie Hertlein's musical background is divided equally between the worlds of improvisation and contemporary classical music. She began serious study of both violin and piano in the late 70's, before switching her focus to violin and vocals in the 80's. She earned a degree in Sociology in 1989, subsequently traveling to Ghana to study the links between society and music in Western Africa. After returning to Germany, she began teaching and working as a composer, violinist, singer and percussionist in a variety of settings.
     Her work in recent years includes collaborations with multi instrumentalists Joe McPhee and Daniel Carter and performances with composer Pauline Oliveros' "New Circle Five". In June 2002 she premiered Cecil Taylor's "With Blazing Eyes and Open'd Mouth" with the"Sound Vision Orchestra" and Mr. Taylor on piano. She performed withReggie Workman's "African-American Legacy Project"Tribal Bellydance and Drum Circle and with the "Jump Arts Orchestra", conducted by Butch Morris,she collaborated with guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil on original music and other projects. She performs with her band "The Improvising Chamber Ensemble (ICE)", with Howard Johnson, Dave Taylor, Vincent Chancey, Jay Rosen, Charlie Burnham and herself on violin and vocals. She also sings and plays in numerous classical ensembles and settings and collaborates and performs regularly with dancers.

SATURDAY
JAN 23
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 JAN 24 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
JAN 28

COAHSI

8pm M.C.EscherARTISTS SALON: SHOW AND TELL & NETWORKING PARTY
Calling all Staten Island artists! Share your artwork, music, poetry, performance, paintings, sketchbook, sculpture, movie, whatever. Artists need to see what their neighbors are up to. Come and share your activity at this COAHSI-sponsored event. You can bring CDs and DVDs of images, or your website gallery whatever. We have projector, sound system, lighting and more to help you share your work.
FRIDAY
JAN 29
8pm

Open Mic
OPEN MIC facilitated by "Matchless Gifts"
MC's Srikala, Adam and Aloka's unusual format opens with a centering ceremony, om, and full-room improvisation.
Invitational cooperative musical support is encouraged.
Fun!


SATURDAY
JAN 30

3-6


COFFEE & CHOCOLATE TASTING afternoon:

We're doing it agan! Please come and sample some new coffee possibilities, and then vote your favorite. And to "cleanse the pallet" between coffee experiences, we invite you to sample chocolate from the varieties we offer here.

ETG Book Cafe is considering expanding our coffee selection.  We are choosing something new, and this is where you come in.  We will be having a free coffee tasting event in the afternoon 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!
   The CHOCOLATE we are sharing is all Organic and Fair-Trade, and includes the most delicious chocolate we have ever had.

  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?

SUNDAY
JAN 31
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!

OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
FEBRUARY 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
J. Montana paintings and books [see Friday Feb 27]
Ryno photographs
 
FRIDAY
FEB 5
7:30

Bernard King Presents
MUSIC:  Bernard King Presents...
AN EVENING OF ANTIFOLK!

Sets by songwriters from the East Village scene, Thomas Patrick Maguire and Joe Crow Ryan, Staten Island’s own Phoebe Blue and J.J. Hayes, plus a set of poetry read by the artists.

SATURDAY
FEB 6
8pm Mark Lechner Film Screening
MOVIE: Local Filmmaker Mark Lechner: "MY NY" a half-hour film with NY Film School commentators & nicely shot NYC scenery. Staten Island artists David Bianco and Jenny Bianco are in the film. Meet the film-maker!
  9pm Manhattan Valley Rambvlers
MUSIC: MANHATTAN VALLEY RAMBLERS:
Bluegrass, banjo & fiddle.
   “Put together close harmony in the grand brother duet singing tradition with the intricacy of bluegrass and modern-oldtime instumental work and you have the Manhattan Valley Ramblers.  A new look at old traditions, clean crisp, top of form.”
SUNDAY
FEB 7
2pm

Caroline CutroneoJamesMUSIC:CAROLINE CUTRONEO's BIRTHDAY
JAM 2010  
Favorite songs and Jam session with members of RUNAWAY TRAIN and friends.

FRIDAY
FEB 12
7:30

Staten Island Acoustic Music Society
MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. : Music of NEW ORLEANS - Acoustic musicians of Staten Island and beyond gather to share and play their favorite New Orleans music.
Email the Staten Island Acoustic Music Society for more info.
SATURDAY
FEB 13
8pm

MUSIC:Phoebe Blue  BLURPLE! That "anachronism experimental folk duo drug free acid trip" from the lucid canthus of the Richmond County vortex known as the  BLURPLE duo Phoebe Blue and Tommy Bones return to share the ETG stage, performing seperately and together. Tommy Bones If you like that sort of thing, you will like this!


            

OPENING
for them will be BRYAN XO, a hopeful romantic looking at the brighter side of darkness.
Bryan XO

The newest BLURPLE music CD will make its first appearance here tonight. 

FRIDAY
FEB 19
8pm
Staten Island Creative Hub Staten Island Creative Hub
Staten Island Creative Hub Staten Island Creative HubREADINGS from THE HUB: Eric Alter and the publishing crew from the paradigm shifting STATEN ISLAND CREATIVE HUB interactive imagination workshops Mondays at Cargo Cafe present their new multimedia publication of local creativity, THE HUB, which is both online and in the flesh. Tonight is the coming out party for this open participatory project!
SATURDAY
FEB 20
  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
FEB 21
12:30 MEET-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
FEB 26
8pm Musical TheaterCANCELLED!
THEATER: MUSICAL THEATER COFFEE SHOP
   Matt Mezzacappa brings us several directors and casts for these short experiments in Coffee Shop Musical Theater.
  9pm

Jennifer HaaseCANCELLED!
MUSIC: JENNIFER HAASE  Singer songwriter with great charisma, "the drive of Micelle Shocked, the aching plaintiveness of Phoebe Snow", and a top-notch songwriter as well. Her new CD features vocal tracks by Rosanne Cash!

SATURDAY
FEB 27
3-6:30

ART RECEPTION:
J. MONTANA's Fantasy Works

J. Montana
Unusual Staten Island multimedia artist presents her work with paintings and storytelling.

And check out her DANCER paintings on our walls all this month.

  7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
SUNDAY
FEB 28
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...
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
MARCH 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
               Jim Brochu aka Puma Ghostwalker photographs
Cathleen Parra mixed media [see Sat Mar 6th]
Scott Calderon
paintings [see Sat Mar 6th]
FRIDAY
MAR 5
6-10

Staten Island Musicians DJ Machine
Enjoy an event-free Friday Night at ETG. Hang out with your friends and a hot cup of tea, and browse the books while DJ Machine plays all music by Staten Island artists.

JERSEY CITY & STATEN ISLAND
SATURDAY
MAR 6
6pm
ART RECEPTION:

CATHLEEN PARRA
(of Jersey City):
Mixed Media and Photos

Cathleen Parra
SCOTT CALDERON
(of Staten Island):
Paintings
Scott Calderone
  8:30
MUSIC: GLASS TREES (of Jersey City and Staten Island)
Sounding to me more or less like Coldplay, SHAUN TOWEY of Staten Island and his band GLASS TREES from Jersey City will do their original brand of rock psychedelic heartsong.
Glass Trees
FRIDAY MAR 12 8pm

Harry OppenheimerMUSIC: MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
with HARRY OPPENHIEMER

  9pm Jym FaheyMUSIC: JYM "the snake" FAHEY
SATURDAY
MAR 13
7:30
Staten Island Songwriters Circle Showcase
S.I. SONGWRITER CIRCLE SHOWCASE NIGHT

Hosted by Jim Indell
time change!
FRIDAY
MAR 19

8pm

inter connected

Open Mic
Special OPEN MIC facilitated by "Matchless Gifts"
MC's SRIKALA, ADAM and ALOKA's unusual format opens with a centering ceremony, om, and full-room improvisation.
Open Mic follows.
Invitational cooperative musical support is encouraged.
This is fun and different from probably any Open Mic you've ever attended before. Please do bring your creativity and check it out.
inter connected

SATURDAY
MAR 20
8pm

Victory Revolt - Trish and ChristophMUSIC: VICTORY REVOLT! Trish and Christoph in “C is going Downtown!” with more Songs Of The North Shore. In this episode local resident C will tell us about his exciting experiences as a waiter of a sports bar in Staten Island’s up-and-coming downtown district.
  And as the extra official assistant to confidence man Tony Tropicana, C will also present the latest progress in major local construction projects, such as the successfully completed Tompkinsville train shelter.Mark Davis
    Featuring the keyboard fingerings of Geoff Coe!

Opening for them is MISTER MARK DAVIS! who you may remember from the 2008 ETG Open Mic series.

SUNDAY
MAR 21
12:30 MEET-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
MAR 25

COAHSI

8pm M.C.EscherARTISTS SALON: SHOW AND TELL & NETWORKING PARTY
Calling all Staten Island artists! Share your artwork, music, poetry, performance, paintings, sketchbook, sculpture, movie, whatever. Artists need to see what their neighbors are up to. Come and share your activity at this COAHSI-sponsored event. You can bring CDs and DVDs of images, or your website gallery whatever. We have projector, sound system, lighting and more to help you share your work.
FRIDAY
MAR 26
8pm

BLACK MARRIAGE DAY event
       
TAMMY GREER BROWN hosts this presentation.

MOVIE: "Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage"
   From the creators of the award winning website Black and Married with Kids.com comes a ground breaking documentary set to challenge negative stereotypes surrounding marriage and parenting in the black community. Couples and experts discuss topics such as the image andportrayal of black marriages and families, the effect the Obamas will have on marriage in the black community and the importance of  parenting.

SATURDAY
MAR 27
5pm
-7:30

ART RECEPTION:
JIM BROCHU's PHOTOS:
Spider webs, cats and orhids seen through the third eye of local photography artist, BROCHU aka PUMA GHOSTWALKER.com

Jim Brochu
  7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
SUNDAY MAR 28 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.
This month's jam will be devoted to songs from
"The Great American Songbook."  [See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_Songbook for sample songs and info.]
Email SIAMS for more info...
 
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
APRIL 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
  RYNO photographs
  BETTY SEMINARIO paintings and drawings
                  DAVID ZUKAS paintings (for APRIL 10th Haiti Benefit only)
FRIDAY
APRIL 2
7:30

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
APRIL 3
7:30

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

 
FRIDAY APRIL 9 5-8 YOUNG TALENTED & GIFTED Open Mic for young people: poetry and more.  
  8pm Open MicOPEN MIC hosted by Tammy Greer-Brown and friends  
SATURDAY
APRIL 10
7pm Benefit for Sustainable Orphanages for Haitian Youth
BENEFIT for HAITI ORPHANAGES  
(Donation requested)
"Sustainable Orphanages for Haitian Youth" is an organization working to rebuild an orphanage in Haiti severly damaged by the earthquake. Project leaders speak and show slides of recent photographs from Haiti, plus an exhibit of Haiti-themed paintings by DAVID ZUKAS, and other attractions to be announced. www.sustainableorphanagesforhaitianyouth.com
 
FRIDAY
APRIL 16
   
6-10 Rosie Hertlein had to cancel! So we will have an Art Workshop "Party" instead! The goal will be to make progress on the various puppets, signs and other things for St George Day. Come and join us!  
       
SATURDAY
APRIL 17
8pm
Staten Island Creative Hub Staten Island Creative Hub
Staten Island Creative Hub Staten Island Creative HubREADINGS AND MORE from THE HUB: Eric Alter and the publishing crew from the paradigm shifting STATEN ISLAND CREATIVE HUB interactive imagination workshops Monday nights at Cargo Cafe present their new multimedia publication of local creativity, THE HUB, which is both online and in the flesh. Tonight is the coming out party for issue number 2 of this open participatory project!
 
SUNDAY
APRIL 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
APRIL 23
6pm FESTIVAL MEETING - wanna help? Fun!  
SATURDAY
APRIL 24
Noon
to 9
 
ST GEORGE DAY - DAY OF THE BOOK - CONTINUES!
SUNDAY APRIL 25 3pm

Staten Island Outloud
YOUNG POETS OUTLOUD
Friendly Poetry Slam! Islanders 18 & younger - read your poetry to family and neighbors. Adults are welcome to cheer our young poets!   website

 
   
FRIDAY APRIL 30 7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
 
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
 
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
MAY 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                  PIXIE ALEXANDER paintings
RYNO
photographs in 3rd room
DAVID ZUKAS Haiti paintings: benefit sale
SATURDAY
MAY 1st
8pm

The SCARED PARANORMAL GROUP TV SHOWScared Paranormal Group
The SCARED! Crew has been investigating the paranormal since 2002, when they gathered up some cameras, a few friends and decided to look into the rumors of activity at nearby locations. They've tackled large, abandoned institutions as well as functioning places and residences.
The group is built around the triumvirate of three viewpoints: the Scientist, the Psychic and the Skeptic. Not only do they tangle with the supernatural, they throw in an element of urban exploration into each of their shows. They go where you can't. They go where you won't. They go into the dark places of our world and try to illuminate it with the light of discovery. They invite you to explore with them their newest adventure, the Urban Explorer's Backpack, speaking candidly about the guidelines and perils of conducting an Urban Exploration. They will also be showing their latest DVD, the Urban Explorer's Backpack Vol. 1, a compilation of places they've been and dangers they've experienced. "All the Events are Real. All the Danger is Real. All the Fear is Real."

Come join them and experience it for yourself.

Scared Paranormal Group
FRIDAY
MAY 7
8pm MUSIC: BIG FRANK MIRRA  Blues master on the Dobro guitar and voice.
  9pm

Dennis MalenfantMUSIC: DENNIS MALENFANT  Popular song favorites performed as guitar instrumentals by this master of the instrument.

SATURDAY MAY 8 7:30

Thbe Great American Songbook
Staten Island Acoustic Music Society
MUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. playing favoritesRecords Stack from "THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK".
Performers include Joan & Scott Caddell, Jim Indell, Rob & Elle, Louise Luger, Carl Croce, Joe Petratis, and Lou & Terry Russo.

SIAMS email

THURSDAY
MAY 13

COAHSI

8pm M.C.EscherARTISTS SALON: SHOW AND TELL & NETWORKING PARTY
Calling all Staten Island artists! Share your artwork, music, poetry, performance, paintings, sketchbook, sculpture, movie, whatever. Artists need to see what their neighbors are up to. Come and share your activity at this COAHSI-sponsored event. You can bring CDs and DVDs of images, or your website gallery whatever. We have projector, sound system, lighting and more to help you share your work.
FRIDAY
MAY 14
8pm

Vincent Vok  MUSIC: VINCENT VOK  Original guitar songs played and sung with heart and soul.

     
  9pm MUSIC: HARRY OPPENHEIMER's Mountain DulcimerHarry Oppenheimer
SATURDAY
MAY 15
 12-8   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
1pm
  AUTHOR EVENT:
ITALIAN STATEN ISLAND

Join us for a book signing of the new publication authored by Andrew Paul Mele!
  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. Guest musician, Stvjns Daughs, will join on the drum.

website

SUNDAY
MAY 16
12:30 MEET-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
MAY 21
8pm OPEN MIC
Open Mic
7 minutes max.
SATURDAY
MAY 22
8pm

MUSIC: DOUG GRIM: "PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION"
Mussorgsky
 Mussorgsky's epic work will be performed by synthesist Doug Grim while the 'pictures' will be graphically interpreted by Stvjns Daughs

The second half of the evening will be an OPEN garden of improvisation. Perhaps you will be joining us. Bring your instrument if you please.

SUNDAY MAY 23 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 MAY 28 8pm

THEATER: DRAMATUNE presents
BROAD-LY SPEAKING


Poems, songs, essays and monologues celebrating
FAMOUS (OR INFAMOUS) WOMEN! including:

ALICE AUSTEN: by Larry Schwabacherperformed by Yvonne Muro 
NAOMI FROM THE BIBLE:  Morna Martell will perform a song by Ralph Martell  from their musical “Edensong”
POLLY BODINE: Marguerite Rivas’ poems about S.I. axe murderess
HARRIET TUBMAN:  Christine Dixon here as Harriet in person
ELSA VON FREYTAG-LORINGHOVEN: German-born Dada artist and poet revealed by Mary Campbell
CATHERINE THE GREAT:  a salute by Mariel Tepper
DOROTHY DAY: a celebration by Gloria Tepper
SUZANNE VEGA: Nanci Richards will perform with mixed feelings
COLLETTElearn all about the French writer by Ellen Simonetti
MARGARET SANGER:  Susan Master will read from her memoir
POCAHONTAS: Susannah Dolinar will sing “Colors of the Wind”
TINA TURNER: Ron B will rock “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”
BETTE MIDLER: Donna Maxon, our favorite Staten Island Diva, will end the show with her signature song, “The Rose”

SATURDAY MAY 29 7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
JUNE 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                  MARY CAMPBELL - Mandalas  See June 12
LOUISE HUCKABY - Quilts
FRIDAY
JUNE 4
8pm David Huggins  MUSIC: THIS NESHAMA: Stvjns Daughs and Rosie Hertlein play. Adventure. Strings, drums and machines.
9pm Torture Dick Cheney MOVIE: "TORTURE ON TRIAL"
Amnesty International produced this 30 minute film to raise awareness about attempts to investigate the secret use of torture by the United States.
   The FBI's interrogators claim that torture is not effective at all. Even if it were effective, we have signed treaties prohibiting it. Torture. The word appears almost daily in the headlines of newspapers across the country. As long-held secrets of illegal detention and interrogation are revealed, Americans are increasingly asking questions, but not allowed to officially investigate.
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.
SATURDAY JUNE 5 ART BY THE FERRY
8pm
Staten Island Creative Hub Staten Island Creative Hub
Staten Island Creative Hub Staten Island Creative HubREADINGS AND MORE from THE HUB: Eric Alter and the publishing crew from the paradigm shifting STATEN ISLAND CREATIVE HUB interactive imagination workshops Monday nights at Cargo Cafe present their new multimedia publication of local creativity, THE HUB, which is both online and in the flesh. Tonight is the coming out party for issue number 3 of this open participatory project!
SUNDAY JUNE 6 ART BY THE FERRY
1-3pm Re-ART_Fashion ShowRE-ART-FASHION
SHOW
 
Special event at the FISHES EDDY gallery 139 Bay Street  part of ART BY THE FERRY FESTIVAL.

Unique, fun, stylish outfits using second hand materials, and mixed with performance art inspired by fashion and recycling- that is the Re-Art-Fashion Show!

This runway presentation, a collaboration of Day de Dada Performance Art Collective, Every Thing Goes Clothing, and Bay Street Thrift Store is part of the Art by the Ferry Festival. Re-Art-Fashion-ShowThe show will be at 139 Bay Street (the Fishs Eddy building) on Sunday, June 6. Pre-show performances start at 1 p.m.; At 2 p.m. models will present clothing from the stock of Every Thing Goes Clothing and Bay Street Thrift in themes of costumes, vintage and day wear. Day de Dada artists will present performances throughout the show based on clothing, art and style, some with audience interaction.

FRIDAY
JUNE 11

8pm Alvin Card and Mary Feaster 9pm
MUSIC: ALVIN CARD : Country pop songs performed with guitar and karaoki by this singing talent. MUSIC: MARY FEASTER and friends: BASS and more, songs and improvisation!
SATURDAY
JUNE 12
ART BY THE FERRY
6-9

DAY DE DADA: GODDESS ANKAMMA: MARY CAMPBELL and VIV VASSAR and beyond bring us this polymorphous twizzlemedia confluence as a Second Saturday Art Walk destination....

mary campbell mnadala

A reception for the exhibit by Mary Campbell and Day de Dada!

Stop by to see exhibit of mandala collages on the theme of Goddess Ankamma, and watch the Typewriter Girls performance.

The TypewriterGirls are a performance art troupe from Pittsburg, PA who strive to embody the Comte de Lautréamont's creed "poetry must be made by all." They do so through highly audience interactive shows which are improv comedy, typewriter games, poetry readings, music, dancing, and a little magic.

Guardian Hindu Goddess Ankamma has 1000 eyes and keeps protective watch on her devotees.

WEDNESDAY
JUNE 16
7:30 SI 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 18
8pm Caroline Cutroneo
MUSIC: CAROLINE CUTRONEO
will be performing with The Lone Pine Radio Boys

followed by a set with special guests Mara Levine and Rusty & Jan!   Caroline will also have a CD for sale with 4 newly recorded songs.
SATURDAY
JUNE 19
 12-6   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
8pm Tommy BonesMUSIC: TOMMY BONES and CHARLES MANSFIELD. Bones is the local minstrel who plays with numerous North Shore groups of many colors, Charles is from outer borough, part of the "anti-folk" scene. First one then the other will play thoughtful and complex music...lyrically, harmonically, and melodically.
Charles Mansfield myspace           Tommy Bones  website
SUNDAY
JUNE 20
12:30 MEET-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
MONDAY JUNE 21st   SUMMER SOLSTICE / MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK DAY     
(ETG is closed Mondays)
FRIDAY
JUNE 25
8pm

THEATER: SHAKESPEARE UN-SHACKLED
DRAMATUNE presents readings of favorite Sonnets and Soliloquies… Scenes from Plays by and about Him… Poems, Essays, Monologues and Songs…

BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE: by Cole Porter performed by John Bostrom
INTERVIEW WITH SHAKESPEARE Age 29:
by Morna Martell with William Taylor Suderman as Shakespeare
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE: Dan Wuerdeman
as Jacques from As You Like It
MY STRATFORD MAN:
Nanci Richards tells of finding Will in his home townWHEN IN DISGRACE WITH FORTUNE: Sonnet 29 read by Ralph Martell
MY FAIR ONE,
a monologue by Larry Schwabacher performed by Joseph S. Smith
MIGHTY HAMLET AT THE PLATE:
written and performed by Joseph S. Smith
THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS:
Sonnet 116 read by Gloria Tepper
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
a play by Larry Schwabacher
HERMIONE’S DEFENSE: Diane Fisher Flores
as Hermione from The Winters Tale
INTERVIEW WITH SHAKESPEARE Age 38:
by Morna Martell with William Taylor Suderman as Shakespeare
WHAT A ROGUE & PEASANT SLAVE:
by Bill Johnsen as Hamlet from Hamlet
LET HUSBANDS KNOW: Ellen Simonetti
as Emilia from Othello
HATH NOT A JEW EYES: Alexander
as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice
INTERVIEW WITH SHAKESPEARE Age 47:
by Morna Martell with William Taylor Suderman as Shakespeare
OUR REVELS NOW ARE ENDED: Joseph S. Smith
as Prospero from The Tempest

SATURDAY JUNE 26 7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
SUNDAY JUNE 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...
TUESDAY
JUNE 29
-- The scheduled SUMMERFEST: RAINDATE for
STEVEN LAPCEVIC VIDEO ART
will not be necessary after all.  The LUMEN show outdoors at the Salt Factory went perfectly, without being rained out!
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
JULY 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                  RAUL BARQUET - paintings
MARY SIGONA - paintings
FRIDAY
JULY 2
7pm
cribbage board

GAMES NIGHT:
CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT!
with Katica and Ken.
Please join.
They call it a "ROUND ROBIN", but I don't know what that means. Do You?

KaykaFeaturing classical guitar music performed by KAYKA

cribbage pins
SATURDAY
JULY 3
6:30 closing early today - 6:30   No scheduled events.
SUNDAY JULY 4               INDEPENDENCE DAY

FRIDAY
JULY
9

8pm   MUSIC: RUSTY & JAN Guitar and flute singers and friends

Angel Spike
9pm   MUSIC: ANGEL SPIKE Guitars and songs duo
SATURDAY
JULY 10
  SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK        VAN DUZER DAYS
8pm

Crop Circle June appeared 25th, 2010MUSIC: STRUCTURES: Stvjns' live rhythmic soundscape accompanied by a slideshow of recent mysterious “Crop Circle” symbolic-mega-formations in England and elsewhere.

9pm SRI Uri Geller  MOVIE: PSYCHIC SCIENCE  Stanford Research Institute International filmed their extensive laboratory tests of Israeli psychic URI GELLER at the request of US Astronaut, Captain Edgar Mitchell. These important controlled experiments were published as a scientific paper in the British journal Nature.
See what they saw: 30 minutes.

FRIDAY
JULY
16

8pm ART RECEPTION for RAUL BARQUET and MARY SIGONA
with LIVE MUSIC
SATURDAY
JULY 17
 12-6   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
8pm

Songbirds: Caroline Cutroneo, Mara Levine, Jan Alba, and friends
SONGBIRDS:
Caroline Cutroneo, Mara Levine, Jan Alba and friends!  unconfirmed!

SUNDAY
JULY 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
JULY 23
8pm Lou Russo and Friends
MUSIC: LOU RUSSO and friends featuring Terry Russo, Barbara Lee, Susan Gellert, Pete Beronio, Mike Vogel, Rob Landsman, Ellen La Forge, and Louise Luger.
SATURDAY JULY 24 8pm

FULL MOON DRUMMING CIRCLE!
   Communication and play, inspired by the energy of the moon.
   
Drum and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
SUNDAY JULY 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
JULY 30
8pm
Guys In The Band GITB
MUSIC: GUYS IN THE BAND
SATURDAY
JULY 31
7:30
Staten Island Songwriters Circle Showcase
S.I. SONGWRITER CIRCLE SHOWCASE NIGHT

Hosted by Jim Indell and Don Lombardi
 
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
AUGUST 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS: Kristin Petersen
                  KRISTIN PETERSEN - paintings   website
FRIDAY
AUG 6
7pm RECEPTION: KRISTIN PETERSEN's Paintings
8pm AlchemyMUSIC: ALCHEMY CD RELEASE PARTY
with ALCHEMY, BLURPLE, GARY MOORE, and BRIAN XO!
SATURDAY AUG 7 8-10
hiroshima
HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY OPEN MIC
for music, projections, poetry, stories on the themes in the memory of the Hiroshima bombing event, and especially the wisdom that was born. Bring your related expression.

SUNDAY
AUG 8

2pm

Rob and ElleMUSIC:
ROB and ELLE
BIRTHDAY
ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM

FRIDAY
AUG 13

8pm

Bob CrispelliMUSIC: BOB CRISALLI’s Birthday Party!

Join Bob and friends as they kick out the jams for his 65th birthday!

SATURDAY
AUG 14

  SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK
8pm
Staten Island Creative Hub Staten Island Creative Hub
Staten Island Creative Hub Staten Island Creative HubREADINGS from THE HUB issue #4: Eric Alter and the publishing crew from STATEN ISLAND CREATIVE HUB interactive imagination workshops (Monday nights at Cargo Cafe) present their multimedia publication of local creativity, THE HUB. Tonight is the coming out party for issue number 4 of this open participatory project that you can join.
SUNDAY
AUG 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

FRIDAY
AUG 20

8pm

Emily Yanek  Emily YanekMUSIC: EMILY YANEK from Pennsylvania
Reflecting watching life from afar, and touching on scenarios we have all been in at some point. "You sometimes have to go places you don't want to go."

Emily projects herself into you through her poignant lyricism and impeccable delivery.

9pm MUSIC: VINCENT VOK Staten Island Singer Songwriter
Appeared as an extra in cult movie "Dawn of the Dead". Maybe sounds like Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Harry Chapin...Vincent Vok
SATURDAY
AUG 21
8pm

muertos
MUSIC & DANCE: MUERTOS and YAUTECATL: Traditional Aztec dancers YAUTECATL share the bill with S.I. death metal band, MUERTOS. Join Diablo, Zatanico y Zadico for some loud metal energy.

SUNDAY AUG 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...
FRIDAY
AUG 27
8pm Lizzy Pitch
MUSIC: LIZZY PITCH Traveling songwriter from Cape Cod website
9pm

Dorian SpencerMUSIC: DORIAN SPENCER Staten Island performing songwriter website
Described as one of the best guitar-playing singer/songwriters in Staten Island by Ben Johnson of the Staten Island Advance and as a great talent by MSNBC.com, Dorian Spencer is building a reputation as one of the most exciting solo artists in New York City.

SATURDAY AUG 28
 12-6   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS

 

OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
SEPTEMBER 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                  DAVID ZUKAS - paintings (see Saturday September 11th)
FRIDAY
SEPT 3
8pm Staten Island Acoustic Music SocietyMUSIC: SIAMS: Songs About New York Join us as SI Acoustic Music Society brings together a number of Staten Island musicians (and two from New Jersey) who will be performing one or two songs each (some with added accompaniment from other players) that reference our fair city.        We'd love to see you at the show.  Performers need an audience, so please come out and support your local musicians!
SATURDAY SEPT 4 8pm Angel SpikeMUSIC: Angel and Spike: original songs duo return to display their creative talents once again. One man plays guitar, the other man sings.
9pm

Crop Circle 2010OTHER WORLDS:
CROP CIRCLES 2010
slide show and open discussion.

Brilliant artwork? Ingenious symbolism? Multidimensional non-verbal-communication from another "world"?
All of the above?

   Those of us who rely on the mainstream media to keep us informed, sadly have no idea what the Crop Circle subject is about. Over several decades, many eye-witnesses to the events describe the total time for the glyph to form as approximately 4 to 7 seconds. The plants are rapidly heated and "zapped" by electromagnetic energy, as revealed in laboratory tests of the plants in the formations.
    Tonight we will see aerial views and ground views of the 60 or so formations that have appeared in this current "season" of the last few months.
    We will also see the only existing video of an actual Crop Circle being formed (shot in 1996).  
    Live music by Bent Different.
    Feel free to converse during this program.

FRIDAY
SEPT 10

8pm Chad Yarborough MUSIC:CHAD YARBOROUGH, Guitar, will be sharing and trading songs w/ STVJNS DAUGHS, Bass, percussion & electronics.
9pm Strawberry Ferris Wheel
MUSIC MULTIMEDIA: STRAWBERRY FERRIS WHEEL with Dave Greymatter (of The Humans) present original live psychedelic pop and video composition "The Rabbit And The Storm" website

SATURDAY
SEPT 11

  SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK
7pm

David Zukas
ART RECEPTION: DAVID ZUKAS
Paintings on doors and on canvas. Haitian treats.
  > Total artist proceeds of all sales go directly to benefit hard-working residents re-building of Haiti. If you make any kind of donation to help at this exhibit, David Zukas routes everything directly to the people who need it most, without the money being filtered through the middlemanagement of the large relief organizations such as Red Cross etc.

9pm MUSIC: BENT DIFFERENT - Electro-acoustic experimental.

FRIDAY
SEPT 17

8pm Anomalyville - animations of Steve Lapcevic
ART: ANOMALYVILLE - The Animation of Steve Lapcevic - Experience a visceral, spooky, beautiful, and phantasmagoric retrospective of artist and animator Steven Lapcevic's body of work on an eerie Fall-like Friday night. Drink some coffee and enjoy the musical stylings of creative master Enrico Arcaro and the band called AUDIOLOGY. Free raffle for a one of a kind Steven Lapcevic piece created just for this event!
SATURDAY
SEPT 18
 12-6   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
8pm

open micOPEN MIC!

SUNDAY
SEPT 19
12:30 MEET-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
SEPT 24

8pm

Mother TheresaTHEATER:
Mother Theresa:
Defense Of Doubt

by VINCE D'ONOFRIO.
Staged-reading directed by MORNA MURPHY MARTELL.

Featuring, as Mother Teresa -
Diane Fisher Flores
and as Jackie Silk -
Miranda Horan

"Defense of Doubt" is an original play that celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu’s, the woman who would come to be known as Mother Teresa.  
   This play shows how a frail, sickly young girl grew into a powerhouse that demonstrated to the world how a single life can make a difference.  It also gives us a glimpse into her own personal doubts and fears.  The play reveals Mother Teresa as a simple woman, often uncomfortable with her own fame and gives insight into why she focused on helping those whom no one else wanted to help.
   The staged reading will be directed by Morna Murphy Martell who has an impressive list of creditsin Staten Island theater. These include "Harriet Tubman Herself" (now touring the schools); Mother Theresa"Santa Claus is Missing" (six year run at theChildren's Museum); "Fauntleroy: The Musical" and most recently "Twelfth Night" at the West Side Community Garden in Manhattan. 
SATURDAY SEPT 25
WESTERLEIGH FOLK FESTIVAL IN WESTERLEIGH PARK
7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
SUNDAY SEPT 26 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...
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OCTOBER 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                  ALAN WEBER - paintings
FRIDAY
OCT 1
8pm

Mark ZimetbaumMOVIE: "Mark Zimmetbaum:
Journey Of An American Artist"

    A screening of a feature length documentary made in 2006 by two Florida film makers, Eric Emerick & Mark Oz. It is a biographical film about Mark's involvement in the art world through his father's friends in early the 50's and the founding of the N.Y. Studio School and his years of teaching figure sculpture at the Chautauqua Institution, as well as his own work.

SATURDAY OCT 2 8pm

Staten Island Acoustic Music Society
Records StackMUSIC: S.I.A.M.S. presents THE BLUES.
Many performers from around the big island of Staten play their favorite Blues numbers!

SIAMS email

THURSDAY
OCT 7

COAHSI

8pm
M.C.EscherARTISTS SALON:
SHOW AND TELL &
NETWORKING PARTY

Calling all Staten Island artists! Share your artwork, music, poetry, performance, paintings, sketchbook, sculpture, movie, whatever. Artists need to see what their neighbors are up to. Come and share your activity at this COAHSI-sponsored event. You can bring CDs and DVDs of images, or your website gallery whatever. We have projector, sound system, lighting and more to help you share your work.
FRIDAY OCT 8  
etgbc bday 3

5!

ETGBC 3rd bday

FRIDAY OCT 8
8:00 ETGBC 5th birthday party:


HAPPY ANNIVERSAY ETG BOOK CAFE : 5 Years Old.
Come on up and celebrate with us! Birthday cake! SHARE-A-THON! That means we invite you to bring images or thoughts in any form that relate to your ETG experience for the rotating slideshow and the 3-minutes-or-less one-shot stage-o-rama
episodes.

SATURDAY
OCT 9

  SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK / JOHN LENNON'S BIRTHDAY
8pm

  
Scared paranormal groupSCARED PARANORMAL GROUP
  The SCARED! Crew has been investigating the paranormal since 2002, when they gathered up some cameras, a few friends and decided to look into the rumors of activity at nearby locations. They've tackled large, abandoned institutions as well as functioning places and residences. The group is built around the triumvirate of three viewpoints: the Scientist, the Psychic and the Skeptic. Not only do they tangle with the supernatural, they throw in an element of urban exploration into each of their shows. They go where you can't. They go where you won't. They go into the dark places of our world and try to illuminate it with the light of discovery. Tonight, they invite you to watch their creepiest episode to date—the Grand Midway Hotel, located in Windber, PA and then discuss with them their astounding findings.  The crew investigated the rumors and claims of paranormal activity over the course of two nights and for the first time ever, all three viewpoints are in agreement...The Psychic, The Skeptic and The Scientist.  What did they find?  Be brave, be ready, and bring your questions!  Get ready to be SCARED!

SUNDAY
OCT 10
  CLOSED UNTIL 2:30 for Private Reception.
Open to Public at 2:30

FRIDAY
OCT 15

8pm

WomenTHEATER:
"Larry's women Speak Up"

A series of Larry Schwabacherwomen's monologues
written by local playwriter,
Lawrence F Schwabacher.

SATURDAY
OCT 16
 12-6   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
8pm

MUSIC: Jim Indell's Birthday ShowJim Indell

Join musicians and friends to celebrate Jim Indell and his community-building music projects S.I. Songwriters Circle and Westerleigh Folk Festival!

SUNDAY
OCT 17
12:30 MEET-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 22
7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy with neighbors and friends. Bring your drum or play one of ours, and, if you can, please contribute $1 or more to help with our expenses.

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.
SATURDAY
OCT 23
8pm

THE BEEHIVE COLLECTIVE:
Beehive Collective A rare appearance, first time ever on Staten Island, of this unique grassroots feminist educational political arts collective.

   Through story telling events using with their murals, graphics and stone mosaics, the group is able to spread awareness about significant happenings in our world so that others can choose to express an informed opinion to our governmental representatives, subjects such as .

Members of the BEEHIVE COLLECTIVE are touring now to present and teach with their latest project "The True Cost of Coal".

"It’s true! After 2 ½ years of discussions, feedback, eraser marks, sketches and rough drafts, THE TRUE COST OF COAL is DONE! And we can’t wait to share it with you!"

According to WIKIPEDIA:  "The Beehive Design Collective is a 100% volunteer-driven non-profit political organization that uses graphical media as educational tools to communicate stories of resistance to corporate globalization. The purpose of the group, based in Machias, Maine, is to "'Cross-pollinate the grassroots" by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools. The Beehive Collective is most renowned for its large format pen and ink posters, which seek to provide a visual alternative to deconstruction of complicated social and political issues ranging from globalization, free trade, militarism, resource extraction, and biotechnology."

Check out their large graphic works at this link!

Beehive Collective

SUNDAY OCT 24 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 29

*8-10

OPEN MIC
OPEN MIC
with hosts BRYAN XO and RENAE DOBBS
Costumes are welcome and encouraged!

SATURDAY
OCT 30
8pm

best kept secret weaponMOVIE work-in-progress:
"THE HIDDEN HAND"
New UFO Documentary being created by director JAMES CARMAN which explores theories of alien contact throughout history. The project features an incredible array of experts in the ufological field including astronauts, military professionals, aviation professionals, law-enforcement, government, scientists, psychologists, researchers, and just plain folks who have found themselves lifted up into this very complex and strange phenomenon.  James has been conducting these interviews and building this work-in-progress for several years and it is just about ready for film festivals world wide.
best kept secret weapon

OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
NOVEMBER 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                 
WEDNESDAY
NOV 3
7pm Shoot Hoops Not Guns logo 1SHNG SPOKEN WORD Benefit for Shoot Hoops Not Guns, a youth empowerment project based in this neighborhood that encourages youth-group-activity alternatives to the problematic street ones. This evening of poetry and music performances is a fundraiser, hosted by project director, MARQUET, and SEAN DON of UrbanLoveTV.com
FRIDAY
NOV 5
8pm Eric HinesPOETRY: ERIC HINES and Friends local published poet Hines gathers a group of talented poets for this evenings event.
SATURDAY NOV 6 8pm Creative Hub Shamboree Zine
PUBLISHING PARTY: SHAMBOREE (Formerly THE HUB) is the open participatory art and literary publication project of the Staten Island Creative Hub. ISSUE #5 Party includes live readings and music and projected exhibition of artwork.
OPEN MIC TOO!
TUESDAY NOV 9 GLOBAL GRACE DAY The Power That Overcomes Walls!
“Ending Violence, Creating Models for Peace”

FRIDAY
NOV 12

8pm Ted RallNEW BOOK: TED RALL LIVE! CARTOONS! Controversial syndicated political cartoonist TED RALL will show and discuss his editorial cartoons, new animations, and newest graphic novel.
Ted Rall

SATURDAY
NOV 13

  SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK   link
8pm
MOVIE: GASLAND Here is a chance to check out a very well made documentary about HYDRO-FRACKING, a way our natural gas is being collected that has some pretty shocking and amazing side-effects. Learn about the dirty, dangerous reality behind this technique so you can have an informed opinion when your representatives in government ask for it.

FRIDAY
NOV 19

8pm
SI Poets Society
POETRY OPEN MIC: S.I. POETS SOCIETY  Join us for an evening of poetry, and bring some of your own. There will be a couple of Featured Poets Feather Quillfollowed by an Open Mic. Hosted by ERIC HINES.
SATURDAY
NOV 20
 12-6   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
SUNDAY
NOV 21
12:30 MEET-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
NOV 26
8-10

opeen mic  OPEN MIC: OPEN MIC another open mic evening of avant-garde poetics, performance, dance, songs and did i mention it is an open mic?
openmic

SATURDAY
NOV 27
7:30
MUSIC: HARRY OPPENHEIMER's Appalacian Mountain Dulcimer. Harry Oppenheimer
Harry Oppenheimer
SUNDAY NOV 28 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...
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
OUR EVENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS
DECEMBER 2010     FEATURED ARTISTS:  
                  MAE JEON - paintings
FRIDAY
DEC 3
8-10

opeen mic  OPEN MIC: OPEN MIC another open mic evening of avant-garde poetics, performance, dance, songs and other thought, and did i mention it is an open mic?
openmic

SATURDAY DEC 4 7:30 SI Songwriters Holiday Songs
MUSIC: SI Songwriters Circle HOLIDAY SHOW
ALL NEW and ORIGINAL HOLIDAY SONGS written and performed by talented local artists of the Staten Island Songwriters Circle! This evening will be recorded to produce a live album of this all new holiday music.

TUESDAY
DEC 7

4pm

WINTER LIGHT in TOMPKINSVILLE PARK
Winter Light in Tompkinsville Park
WINTER LIGHT in TOMPKINSVILLE PARK
Join and illuminate our neighborhood park with BREAD & PUPPET CIRCUS; CIRCUS AMOK ORCHESTRA; BOBALOO; WINTER WONDER MAN; and the STAR OF WONDER!
Free hot chocolate and star cookies!

Brought to YOU by Community Association of Tompkinsville Park Promoting Arts and Fun, Every Thing Goes, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and Tompkinsville Restoration Project!

FRIDAY
DEC 10

8pm Victory Revolt
MUSIC: VICTORY REVOLT starring Trish and Christoph

SATURDAY
DEC 11

  SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK
6pm Mae JeonART RECEPTION: MAE JEON: SPIRITUAL REFRACTION: Flowers in a New Light
8pm Phoebe BlueMUSIC:
PHOEBE BLUE and Friends

THURSDAY
DEC 16

COAHSI

8pm M.C.EscherARTISTS SALON: SHOW AND TELL & NETWORKING PARTY
Calling all Staten Island artists! Share your artwork, music, poetry, performance, paintings, sketchbook, sculpture, movie, whatever. Artists need to see what their neighbors are up to. Come and share your activity at this COAHSI-sponsored event. You can bring CDs and DVDs of images, or your website gallery whatever. We have projector, sound system, lighting and more to help you share your work.

FRIDAY
DEC 17

7:30 Allergic To B'sMUSIC: ALLERGIC TO B's with Gary Moore, Joan Moore and friends!
8pm
White Boy Brown  
MOVIE: "White Boy Brown" 1hr. 20 mins.
Armed with only a very important letter, CURTIS BROWN, a black man embarks on the most difficult journey of his life. A journey that will force him to confront his own demons of hatred and prejudice, while rediscovering a love, long lost for his adopted "White" brother JOHNNY

Sean Sawyer, a Staten Island resident, is the writer/director of the film. The film was shot during the summer of 2009 in 4 out of the five boros, including Staten Island. White Boy Brown has screened at the University of California Santa Barbara, C.O.D.C Film Series in Brooklyn,
and will screen this Nov 26th- Dec14th at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in Manhattan.

http://www.wix.com/unclesean/music-behind-the-movie (Website)
SATURDAY
DEC 18
 12-6   Psychic Tarot Readings by MARIA MOISE
7:30
Steve ETG Drumming 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 and dance and otherwise generate and express energy 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.
SUNDAY
DEC 19
12:30 MEET-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 DECEMBER 21st   SUMMER SOLSTICE FULL MOON
FRIDAY DEC 24   close early 4pm
SATURDAY DEC 25    closed for CHRISTMAS
SUNDAY
DEC 26
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 30 4pm
KWAANZA CELEBRATIONS with "The Kwaanza Lady!
Janet G. Robinson, better known as the Kwanzaa Lady, tells all about the holiday that celebrates the heritage of Africans and African-Americans.

The name "Kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanzaa," which means "first fruits of the harvest."

FRIDAY DEC 31    close early 4pm     HAPPY NEW YEAR!
OUR EVENTS ARE USUALLY FREE!   PLEASE TIP THE PERFORMERS

 

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