Upcoming Labyrinth Walks

labyrinth 75x75In this season of joy, perhaps you feel like stepping back and finding some peace. A quiet labyrinth walk to the beautiful piano music of Brigitte Simpson might just be what you're looking for. Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 8:0 p.m.

Also, you are invited to begin 2020 with a labyrinth walk on New Year's Day. We start at 1:30 p.m. Bring something to share at our social time after the walk. Annie Mark will be playing the harp for us as we walk.

NOTE: Regular Thursday afternoon walks will be held on Dec. 12 and 19.  at 1:30 p.m. NO walk on Dec. 26 or Jan. 2.

Sharon Goldman at Grounds & Sounds – Friday, Dec. 13, 8:00 p.m.

SharonGoldmanLong Island born-and-bred, Sharon Goldman was raised on ballet, books and Billy Joel. Her singer-songwriter storytelling is a "clinic in how to paint an indelible picture with the simplest images and symbols" (Alan Young, New York Music Daily). Sharon’s 2016's KOL ISHA/A Woman's Voice CD was named one of the Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 by WFDU's Ron Olesko. She combines heartfelt portraits and memorable lyrics with unforgettable melodies and pure, precise, expressive vocals — taking a folk/pop sensibility to new artistic heights. Sharon's newest album, Every Trip Around the Sun, was released in July 2019.

"With Every Trip Around the Sun, Sharon Goldman reaches inside herself and pulls out a compact, intimate voice that whispers existential secrets into the listener's ear. The resulting effect is a seductive, delicious sharing of places visited and a life fully lived." Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live in New York City

Sharon has won numerous songwriting awards and was honored with a showcase spot at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. Grounds and Sounds is thrilled to have her on our stage. To hear some of Sharon's music, click here. To purchase tickets ($15.00), click here.

LIGMC Presents “Make The Yuletide Gay!” Holiday Concert at UUFSB - Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:00 p.m.

LIGMC logo 225jpgThe sounds of swinging standards and tongue-in-cheek twists on holiday season favorites will fill the air during the upcoming concert presented by the Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus (LIGMC). “Make the Yuletide Gay!” – featuring jazz and swing-influenced holiday songs alongside satirical parody renditions – will be performed Saturday, Dec. 14 at UUFSB. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door or ligmc.org.

 Announcing Winter 2020 Meditative & Wellness Arts Classes

Essentrics new transThe schedule of classes for our Meditative and Wellness Arts Winter Program is now available online. The program includes Tai Chi, Qigong, Kripalu Yoga and Essentrics. Classes are offered Monday through Friday and include something for everyone, from beginner to advanced. For more information contact Linda Mikell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Le Petit Salon de Musique presents Parhelion Trio - Sunday, Dec. 15, 2:00 p.m.

ParhelionTrioAt Le Petit Salon de Musique on Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m., Parhelion Trio will be performing classic works by Debussy and Saint-Saens alongside exciting and beautiful contemporary originals written for the trio by Daniel Weymouth, Wendy Griffiths, Sunny Knable, and Daniel Felsenfeld. The concert will feature a WORLD premiere of 'Rhapsody'—a romantic Rachmaninoff-influenced tour de force ending with a rousing tarantella—written for the trio by Peter Winkler.

Praised by The Strad magazine for their "effervescent" playing, Parhelion Trio – Sarah Carrier (flute), Ashleé Miller (clarinet), and Andrea Christie (piano) – is a New York City-based ensemble dedicated to bringing virtuosic, robust, and impactful contemporary music to diverse audiences. The Trio has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “ETHEL and Friends” Series. Parhelion is also the recipient of a 2018 New Music USA grant for their upcoming project Dark Matter: A Tribute to Vera Rubin, inspired by the life and work of the late astrophysicist. For more information and for tickets, go to lepetitsalon.org.

voices-of-liberal-faith-video-screenshotThis video was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association to give people an introduction to Unitarian Universalism.

If you are interested in Unitarian Universalism, we hope you’ll visit us to learn more. If attending our services doesn’t fit your life, you might want to investigate the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a virtual congregation of Unitarian Universalists, with more than 3,500 members around the U.S. They hold online services on Sundays at 8 p.m., and on Mondays at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. 

You can find them at clfuu.org.

Further Reading

A Precarious Path: The Bold Experiment of the Fellowship Movement

Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith (Mark W. Harris)

UU History in 8 Minutes

History of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook

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March 30 - 7:30 p.m.

Maureen and BethanyThere’s a lot to do in this world, and we need each other to do it! Join us for an evening of musical inspiration with Songs of Hope and Empowerment (SHE) with Maureen Shaiman, Bethany Riddle and friends. This event will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook. This will be a night of Broadway, folk, pop, and country songs with the common thread of inspiration and hope, and featuring songs written by women.

Pay-What-You-Wish-Tickets: For this concert, we will accept Pay-what-you-wish donations to benefit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook (UUFSB). The suggested donation is $15, but we invite you to contribute the amount that fits into your budget and we will accept any donation over $1. Paypal will give you the option to include a note. Please specify how many tickets you want at that level if you are purchasing more than one ticket.

If you can give $25 or more per ticket, you'll be entitled to special treats. See below.

To purchase multiple tickets at one of the levels below, click one of the buttons and then the appropriate amount. Paypal will give you the option to include a note. Please specify how many tickets you want at that level.

uu chalice cookieDonations of $25 or more will receive a UU chalice-decorated cookie prepared by Bethany.

 

unicorn cupcakeDonations of $50 or more will receive the cookie and a unicorn cupcake prepared by Bethany.

Donations of $75 or more will receive the cookie, the cupcake, and a decorated chair at the concert.

Donations of $100 or more will receive the cookie, the cupcake, a decorated chair, and the ability to make a song request (must be received by March 1, 2019). Note: Maureen and Bethany have veto power.

To get your ticket(s), click on one of the Paypal links above and make your donation. Please multiply your donation by the number of tickets you want and specify the number of tickets in the message portion of the paypal screen. You will not receive a physical ticket, but your name will be placed on the 'ticket holders' list and held at the front door for you. Please print out a copy of your receipt.

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Thank you! We can't wait to see you March 30!"

Maureen and Bethany 2Pay-What-You-Wish-Tickets: For this concert, we will accept Pay-what-you-wish donations to benefit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook (UUFSB). The suggested donation is $15, but we invite you to contribute the amount that fits into your budget and we will accept any donation over $1. Paypal will give you the option to include a note. Please specify how many tickets you want at that level if you are purchasing more than one ticket.

If you can give $25 or more per ticket, you'll be entitled to special treats. See below.

To purchase multiple tickets at one of the levels below, click one of the buttons and then the appropriate amount. Paypal will give you the option to include a note. Please specify how many tickets you want at that level.

uu chalice cookieDonations of $25 or more will receive a UU chalice-decorated cookie prepared by Bethany.

 

unicorn cupcakeDonations of $50 or more will receive the cookie and a unicorn cupcake prepared by Bethany.

Donations of $75 or more will receive the cookie, the cupcake, and a decorated chair at the concert.

Donations of $100 or more will receive the cookie, the cupcake, a decorated chair, and the ability to make a song request (must be received by March 1, 2019). Note: Maureen and Bethany have veto power.

To get your ticket(s), click on one of the Paypal links above and make your donation. Please multiply your donation by the number of tickets you want and specify the number of tickets in the message portion of the paypal screen. You will not receive a physical ticket, but your name will be placed on the 'ticket holders' list and held at the front door for you. Please print out a copy of your receipt.

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