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Here is a plaque for an award the Alliance for Community Media bestowed upon Songs of Freedom Television in 1997. This was for the work done during our first year on TV.

The Alliance for Community Media is a trade group and an organization comprised of public access television professionals. They lobby in Washington DC for your right to create video and have it seen and have it paid for by the commercial corporate entities in your town entering your home and your mind every day. Always an uphill battle. They are also the people who work in access centers. Members also include community access producers like myself. I was honored to receive an award, more so to have the award represent the category of Empowerment, a word that means a lot to me.

I stopped entering the annual competitions a number of years ago, not because I have an attitude about them or because I have “been there and done that.” It is just not where my energy lives now. I seek to do the good work and fight the good fight because it is the right thing to do. I seek to acknowledge others who travel the same road and inspire with creativity and vision. I seek and do that while daring to express myself and have fun along the way.

I am glad you are here to share the journey with me.
Don't forget to laugh as you change the world.

~ Joel ~

 

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Do you know about the Peoples' Voice Café?
It is New York City's premiere progressive venue.

Proof of vaccination is required for audiences, staff and artists.
Your safety is important to us.

The 2021-2022 season continues on Saturday nights, at

Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall at 239 Thompson Street
in the heart of New York City's historic Greenwich Village.

For details and more information about the Peoples' Voice Café, including the season schedule and how you can become a volunteer, go to:
www.peoplesvoicecafe.org and the PVC Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/peoplesvoicecafe/

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Songs of Freedom Television “Tune in and don’t tune out!”

MANHATTAN
Saturday at 10:30 PM Channel 34 Spectrum Channel 82 RCN Channel 33 Verizon and at www.mnn.org Community Channel 1

July 2, 9, 16, 23

QUEENS
Thursday 11:00 am Spectrum Channel 56/1996 RCN 84 Fios 36 and
Thursday 8:00 pm Spectrum Channel 79/1998 RCN 83 Fios 35

July 7, 14, 21, 28

[QPTV is currently experiencing technical issues affecting the ability to accept new programming. The show dates listed listed for this month are accurate, but the episodes may not be what has been scheduled.]

BROOKLYN
Mondays and Wednesdays at 3 am, 9:30 am, and 2:30 pm on Channels 35/68, Spectrum 1998, Optimum 68, RCN 83, Verizon 43, also, Live Streaming at Brooklyn Free Speech Television, Channel 2

Monday and Wednesday:
July 4 and 6, 11 and 13, 18 and 20, 25 and 27

BRONX
Monday at 7:30 PM on BX OMNI, Optimum: 68 and FIOS: 2134

You can also watch online at www.bronxnet.tv Channel 68/2134, BX OMNI

July 4, 11, 18, 25

Upcoming Episodes

~ July 2022 ~

~ July 2022 ~

Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie!

This month we celebrate the life and music of
America's original troubadour on what would be his 110th birthday.

Tune in and sing along!

 

July 2022

Celebrating the Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

This month we feature the work and life of America’s original troubadour, Woody Guthrie. Since 2001, Steve Suffet has organized Woody Guthrie tribute shows in New York City, featuring top notch talent singing Woody’s songs before and with live audiences. Exactly one week before the Covid lockdown in NYC, on Sunday, March 8, 2020, Steve and The Good Coffee House hosted the annual Woody Guthrie Hoot at Old Stone House in Brooklyn.

This month we pay tribute to Woody, the artists who performed that day, the audience who showed up to participate and enjoy, the organizations making that day possible, and you . . . survivors of a pandemic determined to sing again with friends, both old and new.

I hope I get to sing again with you soon.

Peace, Music, and Faith,

~ joel landy ~

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All episodes feature the 2020 Woody Brooklyn Hoot crew:

Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Mike Lee, Pinetree, and Joel Landy

Show 1: The Seventh Annual Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot / Episode 1

Show 2: The Seventh Annual Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot / Episode 2

Show 3: The Seventh Annual Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot / Episode 3

Show 4: The Seventh Annual Woody Guthrie Brooklyn Hoot / Episode 4

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MANHATTAN
Saturday, July 2, 9, 16, 23


QUEENS

Thursday, July 7, 14, 21, 28

[Queens Public Television is currently experiencing technical issues affecting the ability to accept new programming. The show dates listed listed for this month are accurate, but the episodes may not be what has been scheduled.]

BROOKLYN
Monday and Wednesday:
July 4 and 6, 11 and 13, 18 and 20, 25 and 27

BRONX
Monday, July 4, 11, 18, 25

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June 2022

Making Music in New York City and Around the World

On June 21st people around the world make music in the streets where they live.
Make Music New York is a city tradition tracing back to Paris, France and
Fête de la Musique,” a national musical holiday inaugurated in 1982. Ever since, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 750 cities in 120 countries, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Australia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, and Japan.

Songs of Freedom Television has been part of every MMNY since it was introduced to NYC sixteen years ago. This month SOF TV celebrates our participation through the years with episodes showcasing what has gone on in the streets of Forest Hills in front of The Red Pipe Café, now known as Red Pipes Café. The episodes commemorate and remember the contribution of Rene Alkalay, former own of Red Pipe Café, who passed away in 2021. Rene was a remarkable man and a generous soul who promoted the efforts of musicians and other artists. He was an entrepreneur, a rabbi, a yoga instructor, a community business leader, and so much more. He was a mensch. And he loved music, inviting creative people into his life at his weekly Thursday jam after hours at the café. That is how I met him. He was always willing to try something new when music was involved. That is how we got to have our first Make Music New York jam outside the café in front of Red Pipe years ago. New ownership at Red Pipes has been happy to continue the tradition there. More about the 2022 MMNY event in Forest Hills in the months to come, but now here are the episodes you can enjoy recalling 2018 and honoring Rene Alkalay.

~ joel landy, songs of freedom television ~

Show 1:  2018 Make Music New York celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe, show 1

Show 2:  2018 Make Music New York celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe, show 2

Show 3:  2018 Make Music New York celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe, show 3

Show 4:  2018 Make Music New York celebration at the Red Pipe Cafe, show 4

 

May 2022

MAY  We Remember !

May is a time of rebirth and springtime and colors and beauty of all that is new and comes back again.

This month it is "May, We Remember!"  It is a time to honor those who honored us with their presence and spirit.

There are so many who have inspired and uplifted with their music, art, and humanity. We remember four of those who have left us but have left us with so much.

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This month's episodes

Show 1:  "The Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Tribute and Celebration" show 1

Show 2:  Eric Levine (from 1996)

Show 3: Ray Korona (from 1997)

Show 4:  David McReynolds
(interview from 2000 when he was running for President of the United States)

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April 2022

featuring
and promoting the
New England Folk Festival

       

The New England Folk Festival was an awesome online event this year. (www.neffa.org) I had the honor and privilege of hosting two interactive sessions. One was the Ultimate Parody Jam and the other was an hour dedicated to Pete Seeger and the Power of Song. I want to thank the amazing and dedicated - and all volunteer - organizers and technical crew of the New England Folk Festival. There were able to take a live event which has been going on for 70 years and make it work in an age of Covid and electronics. Bravo!  You did it. Next year we hope to be live again somewhere in New England.

Stay tuned and keep singing! 

~ joel landy, songs of freedom television ~

This month's episodes

Here are the episodes promoting the NEFFA event that ran in April.  

The Episodes

Show 1, The NEFFA Funny Song Swap, episode 1 (2016)

Show 2, The NEFFA Funny Song Swap, episode 2 (2018)

Show 3, "Remembering Phil Ochs"  (2017)

Show 4, "Remembering Phil Ochs" (2011)

March 2022

featuring Pat Wictor and Joel Landy
at the Peoples' Voice Cafe in NYC, October 30, 2021

The Episodes

Show 1, featuring:  Pat Wictor

Show 2, featuring:  Pat Wictor 

Show 3, featuring:  Joel Landy

Show 4, featuring:  Joel Landy

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February 2022

featured the June 2021 PORCH STOMP
and musical summer fun!

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The 2021 Porch Stomp on Governors Island took place in June and signaled not only the start of summer, but also a return to live events and the annual music festival. Safety was observed during this annual event as numerous musical spaces on the island offered a variety of music and dancing. I helped to host the Peoples' Voice Cafe stage and recorded the event for Songs of Freedom Television. I hope you enjoy the episodes edited from that exciting day. I also hope that you and your family are well and safe.

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The Episodes

Episodes feature the following artists

Show 1, featuring:  Joel Landy, Hudson Valley Sally, and Bev Grant.

Show 2, featuring:  Joshua Garcia, Joel Landy, Hudson Valley Sally, and Bev Grant. 

Show 3, featuring:  Steve Suffet, Judy Gorman, Pat Lamanna, and Sally Campbell.

Show 4, featuring:  Chris Owens and the Chris Owens Brothers Band,
Katie Naplatarski, and Gerry Segel. 

 

January 2022

"Water Not Weapons"
Event 3, shows 1-4 / December 13, 2009

This month brings you the third Water Not Weapons event hosted by the Yippie Museum Cafe in NYC and Songs of Freedom Television in the name of global peace, humanity, and environmental sanity. It was a memorable evening of empowering entertainment. More than that, it was the promotion and celebration of a simple truth: clean water for all is critical for the survival of our planet and those who live there.
Join us. Tune in and don't tune out!

The Episodes,
"Water Not Weapons" show 1

Featuring Joel Landy, Phil Sauers, Ray Korona, and Spook Handy

"Water Not Weapons" show 2
Featuring Joel Landy, Rachel Stone, James Cannings, and Spook Handy

"Water Not Weapons" show 3
Featuring Ray Korona, Pat Lamanna, Mary Popiins, Steve Suffet, Caitlin O'Heaney, Jay Byrd, Gloria Waslyn and the Parrots of Peace

"Water Not Weapons" show 4
Featuring Jay Byrd, Phil Sauers, Jenny Hurwitz, Talbot Katz, Sami Rose, Spook Handy, and The Water Not Weapons Crew

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December 2021

More Than A Small Circle of Friends:
Remembering Phil Ochs

December is Phil Ochs month at Songs of Freedom Television. Each episode this month recalls and celebrates the life and music of Phil Ochs, his songs and the legacy he left to performers and songwriters of every generation. Episodes presented this month are from a live performance featuring talented artists singing Phil songs at a December 2015 concert in honor of his 75th birthday. The show took place at a venue in Queens that Phil performed at 50 years earlier. It was a magical evening filled with many inspired performances.

Phil died tragically at the age of 35 in 1976. His inspiration and music live on. Tune in. Remember. And sing along.

The Episodes,
Recorded at Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY
on December 17, 2015

"More Than a Small Circle of Friends"
Remembering Phil Ochs, show 1

Featuring Steve Suffet, David Massengill and Joel Landy.

"More Than a Small Circle of Friends"
Remembering Phil Ochs, show 2

Featuring Anne Price and Joel Landy.

"More Than a Small Circle of Friends"
Remembering Phil Ochs, show 3

Featuring Lydia Adams Davis and Richard Benson.

"More Than a Small Circle of Friends"
Remembering Phil Ochs, show 4

Featuring Steve Vitoff, Carol Friedman Russell, Ben Silver, and the ensemble cast of players, including Lydia Adams Davis,
Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Ben Silver, Richard Benson,
David Massengill, and Joel Landy

 

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October and November

Welcome Back to the Peoples' Voice Cafe!

In September of this year the Peoples' Voice Cafe, NYC's premiere progressive entertainment venue, resumed its program of weekly in-person concerts after an 18 month Covid-19 induced hiatus.

A September 18 "Welcome Back!" concert was followed by a season of Saturday night performances that continue until the end of May of next year. One of these shows included an October 30 evening featuring both Joel Landy and Pat Wictor.

Songs of Freedom Television cameras were there to capture that night of song and entertainment as well as the September "Welcome Back!" concert.  Here they are.

The Episodes,
Recorded at at the Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall,
in New York City

"Joel Landy, LIVE at the Peoples' Voice Cafe"
show 1 / October 30, 2021

"Joel Landy, LIVE at the Peoples' Voice Cafe"
show 2 / October 30, 2021

Joel Landy performing at the Peoples' Voice Cafe

A tribute Marjorie Taylor Greene
and January 6th insurrectionists everywhere
There's Stupid Going On!
https://youtu.be/Eb1YzT2WgEw

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"The Peoples' Voice Cafe WELCOME BACK Concert"
  show 1 / September 18, 2021
Artists include Marilyn Suffet, Steve Suffet, Thelma Ruffin Thomas, Pamela Jean Agaloos, and Fred Arcoleo.

"The Peoples' Voice Cafe WELCOME BACK Concert"  show 2
Artists include Cleo Carol Knopf, Gerry Segal, and Steve Suffet.

"The Peoples' Voice Cafe WELCOME BACK Concert"  show 3
Artists include Bev Grant, Gary David Allard, Joel Landy, and the ensemble of performing artists.

"The Peoples' Voice Cafe WELCOME BACK Concert"  show 4
Artists include Diane Perry, Joel Landy, and the ensemble of performing artists.

September

"We know about the heartache.
Everyday we feel the pain.

The missing and the loved ones
we may never see again.

With those who grieve we share our hearts.
There is little we can say.
We can walk the troubled road with them.
It is the only way."

~ from The Only Way by Joel Landy ~

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Songs of Freedom Television devoted its episodes to the heroes in our lives. The first two episodes were from the October 20, 2001 benefit concert I produced with Lorcan Otway at the 22-Below Cabaret in New York City.

Firefighters are heroes to us all. They remain heroes in our everyday life. Songs of Freedom Television is honored to honor them.

Show 3 celebrated the life and memory of Pete Seeger, who remains a hero to artists and humanitarians around the world.

Show 4 featured and celebrated "American Music's Renaissance Man" and national treasure, David Amram.

Celebrate the heroes in your life. It may not be the only way, but it is the better one.

With love and solidarity,

~ joel landy, songs of freedom television ~

The Episodes

Show 1:  "Remember the Heroes"  show 1

Show 2:  "Remember the Heroes" show 2

Show 3:   "The Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Tribute and Celebration" show 1

Show 4:   "David Amram at the Peoples' Voice Cafe"  show 1

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August
The 2021 Porch Stomp on Governors Island took place on June 26 and signaled not only the start of summer, but also a return to live events and the annual music festival. Safety was observed during this annual event as numerous musical spaces on the island offered a variety of music. I helped to host the Peopes' Voice Cafe stage and recorded the event for Songs of Freedom Television. I hope you enjoy the episodes edited from that exciting day. I also hope that you and your family are well and safe.

We will get through these times together.
Music will help us along the way.

Peace, Joy, Love, Music, and Faith

~ joel landy, songs of freedom television ~

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The Episodes

Episodes feature the following artists

Show 1, featuring:  Joel Landy, Hudson Valley Sally, and Bev Grant.

Show 2, featuring:  Joshua Garcia, Joel Landy, Hudson Valley Sally, and Bev Grant. 

Show 3, featuring:  Steve Suffet, Judy Gorman, Pat Lamanna, and Sally Campbell.

Show 4, featuring:  Chris Owens and the Chris Owens Brothers Band, Katie Naplatarski, and Gerry Segel. 

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July
This month marks the 25th birthday of
Songs of Freedom Television!

Technology has changed over the years, but not our commitment to bringing you the dignity of human struggle with its many faces and many voices. This month we celebrate by bringing you episodes from the SOF archives of performances from Woody Guthrie Birthday Bashes gone by. Woody, like Songs of Freedom TV, was born in July. What better way to commemorate these auspicious events than to bring you Woody shows from the past featuring Steve Suffet and his annual Woody Bash productions.

Tune in. Sing along. This land is still your land!

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The Episodes feature the 2020 Woody Brooklyn Hoot Crew:
Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Mike Lee, Pinetree, and Joel Landy 

Show 1:  https://vimeo.com/569097912

Show 2:  https://vimeo.com/569095852

Show 3:  https://vimeo.com/569096920

Show 4:  https://vimeo.com/569094811

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June
Make Music New York is a musical celebration in the streets of New York City and cities around the world that takes place annually on June 21, the summer solstice. Songs of Freedom Television has participated every year since the first one in my home town more than a dozen years ago. Last year the celebration was virtual and Songs of Freedom was there. This month we celebrate “Fête de la Musique” in the streets of my fair city as it was recorded in 2018 on the streets of Forest Hills, Queens. Songs of Freedom will be hosting an event safely outside again on the streets of Queens on Solstice Day this year. I hope you can join us then. Stay tuned for details. Until then, tune in and sing along and I will see you on the telly!

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The Episodes

Show 1:  https://youtu.be/Cm7aqMlrcv8

Show 2: https://youtu.be/yVN6i2Yg8UY

Show 3:  https://youtu.be/mLtBmSNfH2w

Show 4:  https://youtu.be/8xa2cJZOpsQ

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May
"Presente!"   Songs of Freedom Television honors those who appeared on the show over the years and have passed on. Their spirit and wisdom remain in their performances. Join us!

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The Episodes

Show 1 features: Ray Korona (from 1997)

Show 2 features:  Eric Levine (from 1996)

Show 3 features:  Jessica Feinbloom
(from 2017's  "A Song for Jessica" tribute concert)

Show 4: features:  David McReynolds (interview from 2000 when he was running for President of the United States)

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