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

 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