January 2020 This is offered every year to recognize those souls who help me keep mine.
Many thanks to the following poets, writers, musicians and kindred spirits for their kindness, friendship, support & encouragement in 2019
Dan Berggren & Sleeping Giant Matt Wiggers Viviana Grell & Stark Reality Phillip Gambia the Ancient Mainer. Linda Kleinbub and Jennifer Juneau Fahrenheit Open Mic George Wallace & Poetry Bay Howard Thompson & WPKN Bridgeport Conn. Bernard & Lady Di Block Johnny Murph Cashback Mark Kayak in Nyack and Benny Trumble in memoriam.
JANUARY 29, 7pm, for an evening of poetry:
The Green Pavilion Poetry Event
Under the chandeliers-in, the hall where wedding, birthday, etc ., “events” are held, we
celebrate the spoken word: Come, bring a poem (or two), yours or read someone else’s.
(One of the longest running NYC poetry venues- Have dinner (or snack) with the Muse – all 9 of them.)
4307-18th Avenue, Bk (between McDonald Ave. & E. 2nd St.) 11218 *
(F train to 18th Avenue – last cars, right staircase down to street, you will be standing on 18th Ave. nr. McDonald Ave., about 1/2 block from there.)
* LINDA KLEINBUB *
* PHILLIP GIAMBRI *
* JANET RESTINO *
+ Open Mic (music & song okay)
$4.00 suggested donation, $6.50 to rest. (very reasonably priced menu.)
Evie Ivy, your host
Janet Restino is a “streams of consciousness” multimedia artist/writer, formally trained as a sculptor, who likes to play with musicians.
She has performed at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Bitter End, Don’t Tell Mama, the HOWL Festival, NY Poetry Festival,
Rimes of The Ancient Mariner series, Art Galleries, churches and many places that no longer exist. She has been funded by Creative Time,
Poets & Writers and Celebrate Brooklyn and has been a guest on WBAI and WKCR. She produced/hosted HEART & SOUL, a weekly live
Arts radio program at City World Radio. Publishing includes: wherethewurmsplay.com, Luminous Words, Shadow of The Geode,
Riverside Poets Anthology Vol. 16, 17 and 18, Public Illumination Magazine, Semiotext(e) USA, Stroker Vol. 35. and The Unbearables,
From Somewhere to Nowhere. Several poems, stories and drawings appeared in DOWNTOWN NYC in the 90’s.
Canary in a Coal Mind is her compilation of poetry, lyrics, stories and drawings. You can buy it here!
Find her on YouTube, Soundcloud and JanetRestino.com
Phillip Giambri aka “The Ancient Mariner” left home at eighteen and never looked back. He’s seen and done what others dream of or fear.
That’s how he lives and that’s what he writes. www.AncientMarinerTales.com.
Linda Kleinbub is the host of Fahrenheit Open Mic and the co-founder of Pen Pal Poets. She has been a mentor and committee member at Girls Write
Now for 6 years. She received her MFA from The New School. Some of her work can be found at The Best American Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail,
The Observer, Yahoo! Beauty, and multiple anthologies. Her first full-length book of poetry is forthcoming from
A Gathering of the Tribes / Fly By Night Press.
Please check out these venues for fine creative expression in the terrible now -updates on future gigs always pending
Stark Reality !
YOUR VOICE MATTERS!!!
7:00 pm to 10:00pm GETS CROWDED!! PLEASE TRY AND COME ON TIME!! SIGN UP 6:30 PM
Special Guests and Artists in Residence
DEREKMUSIC57 WORLD CLASS LISTENING MUSIC
w/ DEREK JOHNSON
Special Guest and Artist in Residence
JOEY SLADE, Kamikaze Komic !! Slade sharp as a blade!!
FREDERICK TODD SMITH, the Amazing Connecticut poet/playwright/singer
353 West 48th Street, 2nd Floor · New York, NY
PASSION IS THE LAW OF STARK REALITY OPEN MIC!!
POETS/ SPOKENWORD/ MUSICIANS/EDGY COMICS
Arrive early or on time!!! it gets crowded!!!
At the Black Box Theater 244 W. 54th St. on the 10th floor NYC
1st and 3rd FRIDAY EVERY MONTH!!
7:00 pm SIGN UP!!
WIDE OPEN MIC! EVERYONE GETS
7 MIN. IN SONG, MUSIC, WORDS, DANCE, COMEDY, RAP !! GRAB THE MIC!!
Fahrenheit Open Mic
First Sunday, 7 – 10 PM (sign up at 6:30 pm)
@ Black & White Bar, 212-253-0246, 86 E. 10th St
Age 21+ / 2 drink minimum / Everyone gets 5 min to show off their best work / Hosted by Linda Kleinbub and Jennifer Juneau
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights
Your host- Patrica Carragon
Park Plaza Restaurant
Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there’s an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.
Come enjoy an afternoon of et220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street
R to Court Street
4 or to 5 Borough Hall
For more directions:
Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.
$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street, NYC 10002
21+, Plus open mic, $3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non. Hosted by David Lawton.
If it’s Sunday and it’s poetry in New York City, it must be the Parkside.
Hosted by Thomas Lawton & George Wallace.
Open mic, 2 drink minimum (alc/non), $2 donation
Great Weather for Media Spoken Word Sundays, takes place every week from 4-6pm at the back room of The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston, New York, New York 10002 (bet. Clinton & Attorney). Directions: F train 2nd Ave and walk east 3 blocks. Great stage, great sound, and an amazing retro decor. What’s not to love? It’s free, but we encourage you to buy drinks with the wonderful waitresses,
Great Weather presents spoken word Sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
at Stone Creek Bar & Restaurant – 7:30pm
Up coming Reading date: Monday Aug. 19 140 East 27th Street Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues near the 28th street 6 train
A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!
There is a 1 drink or food minimum.
Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike More info at http://www.supolo.com
Saturn Series Poetry/Spoken Word Reading
$3 donation requested (shared with features) plus a food/beverage purchase to support this great venue.
More info at http://www.supolo.com
Some additional essential links-
Howard Thompson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Thompson_%28film_critic%29 (details included below)
The International Bar formerly THE COAL YARD Corner of 1st Avenue & 6st. East Village NYC .The official Rubber Eden Bar is one that my Kid’s GF picked out for me on the lower east side one Fall. Must to check out the. No sound system (only a old juke box) nice and dark, circular bar stocked with regulars, ill-regulars, beats, punks, hippies, left-overs, reheated souls and characters galore and aglow. Friendly bartenders, cheap beer (yea they have 3 buck High Life) and a killer court yard out back (as displayed here) to have a butt and talk in. Here’s a link for more info
Howard Thompson’s radio tour-de-force program entitled Pure on WPKN 89.5 FM from Bridgeport, Connecticut can be heard the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1-4pm. Not in Tri-State terrestrial broadcast area of Long Island/Conn/Mass ? Not to worry you can stream this excellent eclectic free-for all. Just no telling what you’ll hear from Howard’s incredibility voluminous encyclopedic discography, but always the very best of the best across the broad spectrum of expression from Rock n Roll to the aural sonic world beyond. Perfect way to kick off the weekend. Essential links below:
Miss a past program ? (there all very diverse & worthwhile)
More background of the hosts extensive history in the music biz
And addition is own internet radio station is highly recommend as well
We bring the familiar and strange to the open and curious. The web-site features exclusive photos, video and some original stories. There, you ‘ll also find the week’s Top 20, the NoFoSo Album The Week, Legend Of The Month and the previous week, listener faves find it at http://northforksound.com and feel free to comment there or send an email to North Fork Sound On the Web: North Fork Sound North Fork Sound
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