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Look below to find viewing times and episodes for your borough.


Manhattan
alternate Saturdays at 10:30pm
Channel 34
  Spectrum      Channel 82 RCN      Channel 33 Verizon
and at www.mnn.org     C
ommunity Channel 1

Catch the webcast every other Saturday at 10:30pm
www.mnn.org next webcast,

See the next episode on Saturday, May 21st on Manhattan Neighborhood Network

10:30pm

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

"Pentagon Pie" featuring Eric Levine, with David McReynolds

Recorded in new york city at the Manhattan neighborhood network IN 1997

One of the earliest Songs of Freedom Television episodes featured Eric Levine and David McReynolds, both of whom were friends of the program
and made numerous appearances during the early years. They are both gone, but their contributions to peace and sane political decision making remain.
This program honors them and their memory. Eric cuts up the budget of the United States and presents his Pentagon Pie. Tune in and take action!
 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

"Make Music New York, 2018"  show 1

Recorded at the red pipe cafe in forest hills, queens, NY, June 21, 2018

" Make Music New York, 'the largest music event ever to grace Gotham" (Metro New York)

Make Music New York is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer.
MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 750 cities around the world a global celebration of music making.
Completely different from a typical music festival, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Songs of Freedom Television did its part to contribute to this annual event last year.
Partnering with Rene David Alkalay and the Red Pipe Cafe, musicians and pedestrians came to play, sing, and listen outside, in front of the cafe venue.
It was a street scene straight out of a New Yawwk movie and a delightful evening. This is the first edited episode from the MMNY 2018 event. (See You Tube for more)

Join us this year when we do this again at The Red Pipe Cafe on Austin Street in Forest Hills on June 21st (6 to 9 pm).

peace and music ~ joel landy
 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

"Make Music New York, 2018"  show 2

Recorded at the red pipe cafe in forest hills, queens, NY, June 21, 2018

" Make Music New York, 'the largest music event ever to grace Gotham" (Metro New York)

This is the second of five episodes recorded outside at the 2018 Make Music New York musical celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe in Forest Hills, Queens.
(see above)
It features Red Pipe owner Rene David Alkalay, Songs of Freedom's Joel Landy, John MacLeod, and Joey on guitar!
And a cast of thousands as New Yorkers join us on Austin Street. Tune in and sing along! For more about the Red Pipe Cafe you can visit: www.redpipecafe.com

(See You Tube for more)

Join us this year when we do this again at The Red Pipe Cafe on Austin Street in Forest Hills on June 21st, 2019  (6 to 9 pm).

peace and music ~ joel landy
 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

"Make Music New York, 2018"  show 3

Recorded at the red pipe cafe in forest hills, queens, NY, June 21, 2018

" Make Music New York, 'the largest music event ever to grace Gotham" (Metro New York)

This is the third of five episodes recorded outside at the 2018 Make Music New York musical celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe in Forest Hills, Queens.
(see above)

It features the talented Jason Murden, Red Pipe owner Rene David Alkalay, Songs of Freedom's Joel Landy, and John MacLeod.
It also features Austin Street in the heart of Forest Hills along with a strolling cast of thousands. Tune in and join the fun!

(See You Tube for more)

Join us NEXT year when we do this again at somewhere in New York City. Until then, KEEP SINGING wherever you are!

peace and music ~ joel landy
 


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Queens

VIEWING TIMES FOR SONGS OF FREEDOM TELEVISION IN 2018 and 2019

Monday 11:30 am      Spectrum (formerly Time Warner)  Channel 34      RCN 82      Fios 34

and

Tuesday 6:00 pm       Spectrum (formerly Time Warner)   Channel 56      RCN 84      Fios 36


Keep watching Songs of Freedom!  Tune in and don't tune out!


Mon
day, April 29  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, April 30  6 pm

Tom Petty Tribute Concert / Fundraiser for MusiCares / December 6, 2017 / Episode 2

 This is the second of two Songs of Freedom episodes highlighting the tribute to Tom Petty in New York City following his passing in 2017.   (See above for details.)

It was a terrific evening of Rock N'Roll and raised money for MusiCares, a philanthropy that meant a lot to Tom Petty.
Artists who performed included Curtis Becraft and Carla Lyn Hall, Roger Blanc, Paul DeCoster, Heather Eatman, Buddy Grecco, Joel Landy, Michael McHugh, and The Serpentones.

You can find out more about MusiCares by visiting the following websites:
https://www.grammy.com/musicares/prog... - https://www.grammy.com/musicares - https://www.facebook.com/MusiCares


Monday, May 6  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, May 7  6 pm

"If We Ain't Union" with Fred Stanton

Recorded in new york city in 1997

Fred Stanton writes great labor songs. I invited him to sing and comment on a movie made about the earliest days of our country's labor movement shown during this episode.
The movie illustrates the need for organized labor and the contributions it makes to our society and everyday life -- and the sacrifices many made to give us the 8 hour day, weekends,
vacations, child labor laws, and more.  These things did not just happen. Lives were lost and blood was spilled to bring you the comfort we all enjoy today. Learn about it all tonight.
Today is May 1st. Worker Day. If you work for a living you want to watch this show.
In solidarity ~ joel landy


Monday, May 13  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, May 14  6 pm

"Pentagon Pie" featuring Eric Levine, with David McReynolds

Recorded in new york city at the Manhattan neighborhood network IN 1997

One of the earliest Songs of Freedom Television episodes featured Eric Levine and David McReynolds, both of whom were friends of the program
and made numerous appearances during the early years. They are both gone, but their contributions to peace and sane political decision making remain.
This program honors them and their memory. Eric cuts up the budget of the United States and presents his Pentagon Pie. Tune in and take action!


Monday, May 20  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, May 21  6 pm

"For What It's Worth"   featuring David Laibman and Gill Skillman

David Laibman and Gill Skillman are more than guitar picking songwriters and performers. In addition to singing about honest work for honest pay they are also scholars and college professors.
They are articulate and can really play that six string! It was a pleasure to interview and sing with them.
This show featuring the two is from 20 years ago, yet the economics in our lives and the struggle people like you and me face in the workplace has not changed for the better.
Tune in and sing along tonight. Really good show!  See you on the TV!


Mon
day, May 27  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, May 28  6 pm

"I Did It THEIR Way"  Joel Landy Live at the 22 Cabaret in NYC, with Sean Norton and Kim Rich

Recorded in 2003 at the 22 cabaret in NYC

Bush was in office and we were in another oil war in 2003 when this recording was made at the 22-Below Cabaret in Manhattan.
This episode features me and the politics of the day in the musical cabaret that was the 22-Below, complete with costumes and many characters. Most entertaining!
The episode also features the talented Kim Rich and Shawn Norton, the hosts of the late and great performance space. A good one. Don't miss it!
 

Monday, June 3  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, June 4  6 pm

Interview with David McReynolds

David McReynolds was a brilliant man who worked for peace his entire life. He spent much of that time - 39 years - doing his work as an outspoken critic of war
and failed foreign policy with The War Resistors League. He also ran for president of the United States multiple times.
This interview took place on May 10, 2000. David was running for President that year. If you watch you will see someone with integrity making a lot of sense, the kind
of person you would rather have leading our country today. Tune in and see for yourself.

 

Monday, June 10  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, June 11  6 pm

The Sunnyside Singers Club, show 1

"I Want You"  featuring Joel Landy at the 22 Below Cabaret

Recorded in new york city in 1998

Another early show from the Songs of Freedom Television archives.  During my early days performing as a solo acoustic act in NYC, the 22-Below Cabaret was
an important and encouraging performance space. Shawn Norton and Kim Rich were generous hosts and bar keeping proprietors. They were also talented entertainers
performing original material. I made sure to include them in my act whenever I got to play there. The 22-Below Cabaret is no more, but these recordings and memories are still with us.
I am proud and happy to share them with you tonight.


Mon
day, June 17  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, June 18  6 pm

"This Landy Is Your Landy"  the awful aftermath of the Presidential (S)election of 2000

Recorded at the manhattan neighborhood Network the day after election day in 2000

The days following the presidential election of 2000 were filled with confusion. Who won?  That was yet to be decided. This program was recorded the day after the election took place.
Although this program is almost 20 years old the debate and conversation about legitimacy and the impact of the Electoral College is as relevant as it was then.
Take an eerie walk down the nation's memory lane when you tune in tonight.
 

Monday, June 24  11:30 am  and  Tuesday, June 25  6 pm

"Low Budget" with special guest Eric Levine

Eric Levine meant a lot to a lot of people. He was a musician, songwriter, peace and disability rights activist, event producer, People's Music Network activist,
musical director and producer, humanitarian, brother, significant other, and so much more. He died at the age of 51 in 2008.

Among these other things, Eric served as Songs of Freedom's "Folk Doctor," appearing many times, advising me regarding program content, and sharing many songs.

Some of my favorite Songs of Freedom programs are the ones where Eric and I sat down together on a sparse set swapping songs and stories.
Tonight's show is one of those episodes. You can get a real flavor of who Eric was. If you knew Eric it will be good to see and hear him once again.

I hope you tune in.   ~ joel


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Brooklyn

Every Wednesday at 11 PM
(an alternative to the evening news)

on Channels 35/68
also, Live Streaming at Brooklyn Free Speech Television, Channel 2

Songs of Freedom Television will celebrate its 23rd birthday in July of 2019.
SOF celebrates this by playing for you archival episodes from the earliest days.

We hope you tune in and enjoy it.
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

"Pentagon Pie" featuring Eric Levine, with David McReynolds

Recorded in new york city at the Manhattan neighborhood network IN 1997

One of the earliest Songs of Freedom Television episodes featured Eric Levine and David McReynolds, both of whom were friends of the program
and made numerous appearances during the early years. They are both gone, but their contributions to peace and sane political decision making remain.
This program honors them and their memory. Eric cuts up the budget of the United States and presents his Pentagon Pie. Tune in and take action!


Wednesd
ay, May 1, 2019

"If We Ain't Union" with Fred Stanton

Recorded in new york city in 1997

Fred Stanton writes great labor songs. I invited him to sing and comment on a movie made about the earliest days of our country's labor movement shown during this episode.
The movie illustrates the need for organized labor and the contributions it makes to our society and everyday life -- and the sacrifices many made to give us the 8 hour day, weekends,
vacations, child labor laws, and more.  These things did not just happen. Lives were lost and blood was spilled to bring you the comfort we all enjoy today. Learn about it all tonight.
Today is May 1st. Worker Day. If you work for a living you want to watch this show.
In solidarity ~ joel landy


Wednesd
ay, May 8, 2019

"I Want You"  featuring Joel Landy at the 22 Below Cabaret

Recorded in new york city in 1998

Another early show from the Songs of Freedom Television archives.  During my early days performing as a solo acoustic act in NYC, the 22-Below Cabaret was
an important and encouraging performance space. Shawn Norton and Kim Rich were generous hosts and bar keeping proprietors. They were also talented entertainers
performing original material. I made sure to include them in my act whenever I got to play there. The 22-Below Cabaret is no more, but these recordings and memories are still with us.
I am proud and happy to share them with you tonight.


Wednesd
ay, May 15, 2019

"For What It's Worth"   featuring David Laibman and Gill Skillman

David Laibman and Gill Skillman are more than guitar picking songwriters and performers. In addition to singing about honest work for honest pay they are also scholars and college professors.
They are articulate and can really play that six string! It was a pleasure to interview and sing with them.
This show featuring the two is from 20 years ago, yet the economics in our lives and the struggle people like you and me face in the workplace has not changed for the better.
Tune in and sing along tonight. Really good show!  See you on the TV!


Wednesd
ay, May 22, 2019

"This Landy Is Your Landy"  the awful aftermath of the Presidential (S)election of 2000

Recorded at the manhattan neighborhood Network the day after election day in 2000

The days following the presidential election of 2000 were filled with confusion. Who won?  That was yet to be decided. This program was recorded the day after the election took place.
Although this program is almost 20 years old the debate and conversation about legitimacy and the impact of the Electoral College is as relevant as it was then.
Take an eerie walk down the nation's memory lane when you tune in tonight.
 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

"I Did It THEIR Way"  Joel Landy Live at the 22 Cabaret in NYC, with Sean Norton and Kim Rich

Recorded in 2003 at the 22 cabaret in NYC

Bush was in office and we were in another oil war in 2003 when this recording was made at the 22-Below Cabaret in Manhattan.
This episode features me and the politics of the day in the musical cabaret that was the 22-Below, complete with costumes and many characters. Most entertaining!
The episode also features the talented Kim Rich and Shawn Norton, the hosts of the late and great performance space. A good one. Don't miss it!
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

"US and THEM"  featuring Howard Kaspin

Recorded at the manhattan neighborhood Network in New York City

Another late 1990s Songs of Freedom episode. This one features Chicago's Howard Kaspin, a fellow member of the Peoples Music Network.
There is one particular song he does about "us" and "them" that is timeless in an unfortunate way. How is it that intolerance against us is wrong
and intolerance against others is justifiable?  To answer that and other musical questions tune in to tonight's show.
 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Sunnyside Singers Club, show 1

On Wednesday nights since 2014 Steve Suffet and Donie Carroll have hosted a "pub sing" at Aubergine Cafe in sunnyside, Queens, NY.
People come to eat and drink and sing. Everyone is invited to share a song and all songs are welcome. Songs of Freedom recorded a typical evening at The Singers Club.

Tonight's singers included Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Martin Daly, and Oisin O Ceallaigh.
We hope you enjoy it and sing along.

For more about The Aubergine Cafe, go to:  www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Sunnyside Singers Club, go to:
www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Sunnyside Singers Club, show 2

This is the second of two episodes featuring The Sunnyside Singers Club.   (See above for details.)

Tonight's singers included Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Martin Daly, and Joel Landy.

For more about The Aubergine Cafe, go to:  www.auberginecafe.com

For more about The Sunnyside Singers Club, go to:
www.facebook.com/sunnysidesingersclub/

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

"Thursday Night HOOTS!",  May 2016, show 1

During the early 1960s The Interlude Cafe in Kew Gardens, Queens, regularly hosted the voices and guitars of Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk, Al Kooper, Jose Feliciano, and other noteworthy musicians.
On Thursday nights there was a "hootenanny", with local talent and others taking the stage and filling the space with music.

A few years ago I was able to revive that local spirit and bring musical jamming and featured performances back to the Queens venue which was a vital element of the folk scene fifty years ago.
The Interlude Cafe years later became Odradeks Coffee House (it has since become Roast & Co.)  I began a series called Thursday Night HOOTS! in 2016.

The May 2016 hoot was a terrific and magical evening. Great players showed up and everyone in attendance had a great time. The music started before the show actually started when arriving musicians were tuning their instruments in different parts of the room. Suddenly a song broke out and the whole building was filled with music and the evening's first jam. One player who was having coffee ran back home and got his fiddle and joined the party. That was the kind of evening it was. It was truly a magical time in this rekindled musical space. I recorded the event and created three Songs of Freedom episodes. This is the first of them.

The artists involved in this evening included Jake Block, Alan Alter, David Butler, Eli, Jerry Korobow, Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, Gina Moffet, and Steve Suffet.
This episode features an opening jam and then the multi talented Jerry Korobow and Joel Landy.

It was a terrific and memorable evening. I hope you enjoy watching it.

peace and music ~ joel landy
 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

"Thursday Night HOOTS!",  May 2016, show 2

This is the second of three edited episodes recorded at the May 2016 hoot at Odradeks Coffee House. It features Jake Block, Lou Michaels, Marie Moskowitz, Eli, and Steve Suffet.
(For more details about Thursday Night HOOTS!, see above).
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

"Thursday Night HOOTS!",  May 2016, show 3

This is the third of three recorded episodes from the May 2016 hoot at Odradeks Coffee House. (see above).
 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Joel Landy, Live at the Odradeks Coffee House

Recorded in february of 2016 in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY

The February hoot featured many great performers. This episode focuses on my contribution to the evening.
It was politics as usual and unusual. There was also time for Spaces In Between. Tune in to listen and find out more.

(For Thursday Night HOOTS! series details, see above.)

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THURSDAY at 7:30 PM on BX OMNI, CHANNEL 70

You can also watch online at www.bronxnet.tv Channel 70, BX OMNI
Shows coming up include:


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Anne Price and Steve Suffet at Live at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in Manhattan, show 4

Recorded at The Peoples' Voice Cafe in New York city, April 6, 2019

Steve Suffet and Anne Price have sung together and have had successful solo careers for many years.
On April 6th, 2019 they performed at the People's Voice Cafe in New York City. It was a fun evening with great music at NYC's premiere progressive venue.
This is the fourth of four shows produced for Songs of Freedom Television from that evening.
This episode features Steven and a finale saluting all the volunteers that make the Peoples' Voice Cafe such a special place.
The People's Voice Cafe is made possible by the many volunteers who contribute their time and energy to bring the work of artists to New York City's premiere progressive venue.

To find out more about the PVC and how to get involved you can visit the website: http://peoplesvoicecafe.org/
You can also look for Peoples' Voice Cafe when you visit Facebook.

To find out more about Anne Price and Steve Suffet you can visit them at their websites: www.anneprice.com and www.stevesuffet.com
You can also visit them at their Facebook pages.
 

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