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DEC 2014 Mel and Vinnie Music News

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"Here are some dates to come out and hear us, details to follow:

Wednesday December 10 Vinnie C 7-10pm at South Shores Tavern corner of Lucerne and M Street.

Thursday January 22 Mel and Vinnie duo 7-10pm at South Shores Tavern corner of Lucerne and M Street.

Monday January 19 we will be part of the MLK Day activities in Lake Worth.

The Street Painting Festival is Saturday and Sunday February 21 and 22nd. Past two years we've been at South Shores on Saturday from 3-7.

March 13-15 is the 26th Annual Will McLean Festival. we will again volunteer as stage emcees and host a Sunday morning workshop "Sing Out for Pete". Come check out this festival in Brooksville, (North Florida) great folks, nice campground, Florida folk music.

Record Store Day at Top Five on J Street in Lake Worth April 18th

Earth Day Celebration in the Cultural Plaza in Lake Worth.

Please help us get to 1000 hits on our "Lake Worth Anthem", It Feels Like Home to Me. We are at 975 views!

Fast away the old year passes! Not much time for sending out Mel and Vinnie music news. Trying not to let keeping up with social media and technology get in the way of performance and creativity.

It seems that many of our music list subscribers are active Facebook friends.  We list our chedule on our Mel and Vinnie Facebook page and create events there.  Should we keep this list? Please give us feedback. Unsubscribe if you don't need this. Encourge us to keep putting it out if you do need this.

We had a Mel and Vinnie duo gig at on the patio at South Shores Tavern in Lake Worth in November. We get down just before Halloween. Thanks to everyone who welcomed us back, a mix of friends from all over the east coast.

This week we start working with InSpirit,  a non-profit organization based in Palm Beach County, Florida that provides live music and the performance arts to the residents of institutions such as nursing homes, hospitals and rehab centers. 

This month we spend many evenings bike caroling with the Thursday Pedalers, (not just Thursdays) in many of the neighborhoods in Lake Worth, joining in events and visiting homebound. We are part of the Holiday Parade Dec 13th in Lake Worth.

The Sunday after Christmas (Dec 28th) we participate in King Mango Strut in Coconut Grove. Parade starts at 2pm.  This year we will tribute Fred Hunt, who was among other things a marching Fred.

We are trying to recharge a bit, we will add dates as they find us.

Wishing you the best holidays, health and happiness.

Mel and Vinnie

September/October 2014 in NY

Mel and Vinnie calendar 

Sunday September 7, 2014  1-4pm
Tuesday Bluesday taping
Host: Debbie Fisher Palmarini
Access 23 TV Station  16 Franklin St Port Jervis, NY 
Two shows will be taped, Mel and Vinnie duo and Vinnie C instrumental electric. Come be a part of the studio audience. There are areas to lounge in and out of the live area, so if you need to move around and make noise you can! Hope to see you, if not, you can catch the shows on Friday nights 9:30-10:30 on Time Warner Cable Access Channels in Sullivan, Orange, Ulster, Parts of Dutchess and Wed nights in Deerpark - Or on YouTube when they get around to posting them. Light refreshments provided. 

Saturday September 20, 2014
Pine Bush Lions Club Harvest Festival 9-3
Main Street, Pine Bush, NY
12:30 – 1:15 Mel and Vinnie at the Gazebo

Saturday September 20, 2014
Hudson River Valley Ramble
Sunset Seining and Song 4 – 6 pm
Esopus Meadows Preserve, Ulster Park, NY
Sing Along 5pm. Bring instruments.

Sunday September 21, 2014
Peoples Climate March
We will be with the nuclear free carbon free contingent ready to sing in the street.
11:30 am Assembly location: the area north of Columbus Circle.
The march will begin at 11:30 am.
leave Columbus Circle and go east on 59th Street
turn onto 6th Ave. and go south to 42nd Street
turn right onto 42nd Street and go west to 11th Ave
turn left on 11th Ave. and go south to 34th Street
End Location: 11th Ave. in the streets between 34th Street and 38th Street

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.
Sunday October 12, 2014
Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival noon – 5pm
Children’s stage emcees
Mel and Vinnie duo open at noon
Rivertown Kids at 12:45

June 27th 2014 additional dates

Just back in from almost three weeks on site at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival 2014. Amazing.

This Saturday, tomorrow we are in two places.  Pine Bush Farmer's Market 9-2 with Tony Nelson on stand up bass in the morning and at Pete Seeger Remembered in Milford, PA at 7:30 with RJ Storm and Old School, Jacob and David Bernz, Dan Einbender, Rick and Donna Nestler and some other Hudson River Sloop Singers. fundraiser for the Pete Seeger Foundation.

Friday July 4th we are the music on the sloop Clearwater during the fireworks 7-10pm in NY Harbor.  It is a special public sail $100 a person. For more info and tickets:

5 Days of free music, dance, film, boat rides, photo exhibit NYC and the Hudson Valley to honor Pete and Toshi Seeger July 17-21.
Our Seeger Fest participation starts at the Bardovon on Friday evening July 18th for the memorial. Saturday we will take a turn each to emcee the  song circle at Beacon Sloop Club 5-8pm potluck, 2 Red Flynn Dr., Beacon, NY. Sunday we are part of Hudson River Sloop Singers at Lincoln Center Out of Doors 4pm.

More summer dates in the previous post.

Summer 2014 Mel and Vinnie music

Mel and Vinnie will focus on our home renovation project this summer and continue to pitch in and participate in Beacon Sloop Club, Clearwater and Seeger Fest activities.  We have our Pete inspired songbook project to move forward, archives to catalog and writing to do.  
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 Saturday May 31st Pine Bush Farmers Market opening day
9 - 2 In the municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center at the corner of Main and New Street in the heart of Pine Bush, NY.
 Saturday and Sunday June 21st and 22nd
Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival.
SATURDAY 2:40 – 3:20 Mel and Vinnie Sing Out for Pete at Circle of Song. For more information

Saturday June 28th Pine Bush Farmers Market 
9 - 2 In the municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center at the corner of Main and New Street in the heart of Pine Bush, NY.
July 17 – 21 Seeger Fest 5 Days of FREE events celebrating Pete and Toshi Seeger 

Saturday August 2nd
11th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Swim
for River Pool at Beacon (Rain date Sunday August 3rd) 
 Mel and Vinnie duo and Vinnie C instrumental electric on the Beacon side during setup and as the swimmers come across.
Saturday August 23rd Pine Bush Farmers Market  
9 - 2 In the municipal parking lot behind the Crawford Cultural Center at the corner of Main and New Street in the heart of Pine Bush, NY.
Sunday October 12th 
Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival noon to 5:00pm at Beacon Riverfront Park Mel and Vinnie perform and Emcee the Children’s Stage

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