you have been visiting this website you know that I
have been given creative license to create an artistic activist
atmosphere at The Yippie Museum Café. I
have been working at it since September of 2007, and the results so far have
been encouraging. I want to thank the artists who have participated thus far.
Our nights at the YIP are more than about music. It is about nurturing a
safe and fun place for artists and activists to meet, perform and
synergize. The calendar found here indicates music, and I love the music, but
the larger picture is music and conversation and energy and progressive
thinking. And action! That is the work we are doing.
You can look to this space for artists and events appearing at
the YIP. In the meantime, check this website and come on down during the
performance season (October through June) and join
your voice and energy. If you are a performing artist with something
political to say be sure to introduce yourself. You can also
contact me via email at
WHAT A CONCERT! WHAT A
September 7th the soul of the 60s lived again in Greenwich Village. The
spirits of Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez and Dave Van Ronk (Dennis
Heller, Joel Landy, Anne Price and Steve Suffet) gathered again on
Bleecker Street to play and sing and remind us all what the Village
scene was all about. It was truly a memorable night!
"Keep Space for Peace!"
Steve Suffet, Dennis Heller
Francesca Fortunato and Friends
November 8 "Water
Not Weapons" with the World Water Rescue Foundation, Cecilia St. King,
Ray Korona, Emma Graves, Harvey Newman, Chris Lang,
Ken Gale, David Levine,
Merlin (Parrots for Peace)
Peter Pasco, Bob Lepre, Carlos Vasquez
The Flames of Discontent, Pete Dolack
Fred Arcoleo, Twilight of the Idle
Heather Lev, The Beach Bombs!
(Rachel Stone, Dennis Heller, Joel Landy)
Cecilia St. King
Tanya Blue, Faith Schwartz
The Folk Music Society of New York/ NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club
- an evening of traditional folk music, singaround style -
And a fine time was had by all!
POETS AGAINST THE WAR, with Pete Dolack and
Hurwitz, Talbot Katz
February 7 Mitch
Corber, Yuki, Harvey Newman
Lisa Roma and
February 28 Jay Byrd
March 6 Cruel
Road, with Chris Colantuono
March 20 "Water
Not Weapons" with the World Water Rescue Foundation
Grant and the Dissident Daughters, and guest poet Vincent
April 3 Sheila
Gartner and Ross Byron
Thursday, April 10
THE EXPLORATION PROJECT
with Scott Rifkin, poet Matt
Posner, painter Eric Henty
and special guest, Joel Cohen
The Folk Music Society of New York/
NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club
"Hydrogen Jukebox" with the FATOOSH Ensemble
Fareed Bitar, Brant Lyon, and special guests
Mike McHugh and Friends
May 15 Ron Renninger
May 22 Spook
May 29 The
June 19 Songs
of Freedom presents...
"Bushwhacking the First Amendment"
featuring the work of WE ARE CHANGE
June 26 the
final evening of the season...
"A Look Back and A Look Forward"
year end music party
A great time was had by all at the
in Greenwich Village, NYC, on Friday nights
Oct. 3. and Oct. 17, 2008 at
Songs of Freedom 2008 Regime Change Party and
Pull No Punches Pre-Election Smackdown ! "
To all the
The New York Metro Raging Grannies and Their Daughters
Comedian Bob Greenberg, Emma Graves, Ray Korona,
Pete Dolack, Michael Schwartz, Steve Suffet,
The L. Egan D'ivori Duo, Jenny Hurwitz and Talbot Katz,
Sheila Gartner and Ross Byron
The Activist Music Gang,
Chris Lang, Rachel Stone, Carl Fortunato,
Gina Tlamsa, and Carlos Vasquez,
Bryan and Marcy, Ron Dressler, Marc Crawfor Leavitt, Eric Vetter,
Distant Eagle and the Spirit of John Lennon
A big THANK YOU!
Progressive activists and artists need a night on the town and some fun too!
Now let's vote on Election Day and change the world!
peace and regime change ~
APPEARANCES & PERFORMANCES
A TRIBUTE TO
THE LIFE OF DAVID CLINE
(January 8, 1947 - September 15,
Antiwar Activist, Labor
Vietnam Veteran Against the War, Veteran For Peace
121 West 45 Street, New York NY 10036
(Between Broadway & Sixth Avenue)
SUBWAY: #1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R,
Shuttle to Times Square Station
Performers will include Stephan Said aka
Smith, Randy Credico, Joel Landy
Donations to Veterans for Peace will go toward anitwar events in
David Cline's honor.
Lots of Fun!
Saturday night, December 22, Rachel Stone
and the Beach Bombs (Dennis "Dylan Guy" Heller, Joel Landy) performed at
the People's Voice Café
in Manhattan. A fun time was had by all!
Click here to see photos.