Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm in Bryant Park in Manhattan (Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street), I will be presenting [program to be announced} as part of the Accordions Around the World series along with 24 other accordionists in this finale to the Bryant Park accordion season. (Show will be cancelled in the event of rain.)
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm, I will be opening the evening performing duets on “toy accordion” with William Schimmel on “toy piano”, as part of the Concert/Workshop Series directed and produced by Dr. Schimmel under the sponsorship of the American Accordionists’ Association.
Fall or winter 2014-15, the Filthy Rotten System band will be playing in Manhattan at The Peoples’ Voice Cafe – date to be announced.
Saturday, June 28, 2014, The Filthy Rotten System will be playing at 7:30 pm at a private party at the Church of the Nativity on Second Avenue in Manhattan.
Sunday, June 22, 2014, I will be entertaining at a family birthday party in Westfield, New Jersey.
Saturday, June 21, 2014, I will be playing in several Make Music New York Events in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
I will be accompanying singer/songwriter Dave Lippman on his biting political parodies:
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Riverside Park Promenade at 116th Street,
Morningside Heights, Manhattan
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Park House Plaza
85 Richards Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
I will be joining the Accordion Mass Appeal led by Melissa Elledge in playing Terry Riley’s “In C” with a dozen other accordionists in honor of the 50th anniversary of its composition.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
City Hall Park
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5:00-6:00 pm in Bryant Park in Manhattan (Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street), I will be presenting “A Taste of Yiddish Music” as part of the Accordions Around the World series. (Show will be cancelled in the event of rain.)
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm, I will be joining members of the Folk Music Society of New York at the Fairview Nursing Care Center in Forest Hills, Queens at a party for one of their veteran members, Irving Glazer, who is 96 years old.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 3:05-3:20 pm, the Filthy Rotten System band will be playing on the stage of the Second Avenue Street Fair in front of the Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue at 7th Street in Manhattan.
Friday May 2, 2014 – First Friends benefit dinner in Westfield, New Jersey – the Filthy Rotten System band.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 2 to 5 pm – El Día de los Niños celebration at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Sunset Park.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00 am to noon in Union Square, The Filthy Rotten System band will be playing at the Kairos Imagine a World Without War Peace Vigil. We will meet by the Gandhi Statue on the southeast corner of Union Square Park just north of East 14th Street.
Sunday, March 30, 2014, I will march in the annual Veggie Pride Parade.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8 pm, The Peoples’ Voice Cafe in Manhattan – Peoples’ Purim: Jewish Voices for Peace and Justice, I will appear with guitarist/singer/songwriter Robin Greenstein. At the Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues). An out-of-the-ordinary evening of music in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino, and a progressive retelling of the Purim story. The guitar, banjo, accordion, melodica, and claviola (“What is this?” you ask. Stop by and find out.) can be heard. There will be many opportunities to sing along and dance. Please join us.
Tax Day: The Tax Dodgers go to bat for the 1%
The best team corporate money can buy, knocks social services outta the park!
WHO: The Tax Dodgers will be celebrating yet another record-breaking season at the headquarters of their sponsors, GE, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. The team will be joined by their hula-hooping cheerleading squad, The Loopholes, and together, they will be personally thanking everyday New Yorkers for paying their taxes for them. The team will even pay a special visit to Trump Tower with their official mascot, ‘Mitt’ in order to help Donald Trump throw a birthday party for Anne Romney, where Mitt himself is expected to show. The team’s house band, the Occuponics, will help them sing joyous renditions of ‘Take Me Out To The Tax Game.’
Team owner Alec Dickman, explains the team’s victorious mood: “On Tax Day, most Americans feel like they are making a making a difficult sacrifice for the greater good. Not us. For the richest corporations in America, Tax Day is Pay Day.”
SCHEDULE: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 beginning at 12 noon and appearing around the city throughout the day.
12:30 pm – Tax Dodgers, Loopholes, Occuponics and Mitt will be outside 725 5th Ave.
1:15 pm – Bain Capital (57th and Madison).
2:00 pm – General Electric (50th and 5th).
2:45 pm – Paulson Group (50th and 6th)
3:30 pm – Wells Fargo (43rd and 6th)
4:00 pm – March from Bryant Park to Wells Fargo, 39th & 7th; Chase at 37th &7th; US Post Office 33d & 8th.
8:00 pm – GE Headquarers, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, joined by the mobile projection vehicle, The Illuminator.
From 12 noon to 2 p.m., on Thursday March 15, Friday March 16, Saturday March 17, and Sunday March 18, 2012, The Occuponics will be playing for the Cultural Occupation of Liberty Square (COOLS) at Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park, Broadway & Liberty Street, Manhattan) along with other musicians. Please join us.
On Saturday, March 10, 2012 at noon, The Occuponics are happy to be sharing the Cultural Occupation of Liberty Square stage at Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) with multi-talented song and dance man Lawrence Rush, who goes on at 1:30 pm.
On Wednesday March 7, 2012 at noon, The Occuponics are excited to be on the bill at Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) with veteran folk and protest singer Steve Suffet. Steve was heard at the original OWS encampment singing traditional and original material.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 6 pm, in a show of support for immigration justice, The Occuponics will join members of the Filthy Rotten System (the Catholic Worker band) at an Ash Wednesday vigil at the Elizabeth Detention Center (corner of Dowd Ave. & Evans Street, Elizabeth, NJ) sponsored by IRATE & First Friends & Pax Christi NJ. This large profit-making jail run by Corrections Corporation of America houses victims of inhumane immigration enforcement actions.
This Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2 PM, The Occuponics will be at
West Park Presbyterian Church, 263 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024-3103, to participate in Occupy Town Square with The People Staged. Join us at 2 PM.
This Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 12 noon, The Occuponics will be at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park), along with other musicians and artists. So bring your voices and musical instruments. Subject to postponement if our instruments can’t take the weather.
Monday, January 16, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church on 4th Avenue and 46th Street (R Train stop at 45th Street) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, The Occuponics will take part in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Occupy Sunset Park event starting at 3 p.m. – Unity Day, A Community Speak-Out and Celebration of the 99%. This is a bilingual English/Spanish program. Details can be found on the OWS web site:
The Occuponics will be at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) on Saturday, January 14, 2012, from 12 Noon to 3 PM.
Yoko Ono’s Wish Trees project will be holding an event at 1 PM, so this will not be an event to miss. More information can be found at:
The Occuponics have also marched and played and led people in song at:
Occupy Town Square at Tompkins Square Park
Cultural Occupation of Liberty Square (COOLS)
Occupy Town Square at Washington Square Park
The People Staged at West Park Presbyterian Church
Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park)
Occupy The Courts
Immigration Rights March
Occupy Sunset Park Day of Unity (1/17/2012) to celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Trinity Lutheran Church
Occupy the Bronx
Occupy Housing (East New York)
Occupy Sunset Park
Outside Symphony Space before Pete Seeger March