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bullet District Calendar
bullet District-Sponsored Events
bullet Events Sponsored by the Central East Regional Group (CERG) or Districts in CERG CERG comprises the Joseph Priestley, Ohio-Meadville, Saint Lawrence, and Metro NY districts.
bullet Webinars Sponsored by the Central East Regional Group
bullet Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
bullet Summary of Events for Youth For more information regarding all youth events, visit www.metroyac.org.
bullet You may also want to visit the District calendar or the District Young Adults calendar.
bullet List of UU Summer Camps Near Metro New York - 2013.
 

District-Sponsored Events

 
Building Healthy Thriving Congregations
October 3, 2015 January 9, 2016 March 5, 2016 and May 14, 2016 - 9:00 am-3:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings-on-Hudson NY
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
 
Metro NY Annual Meeting - Better Together
May 6-7, 2016
Hyatt Morristown, Morristown NJ
For a flyer, click here
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Workshop Proposal Form, click here.
All proposals should be received by March 1, 2016
For more information, click here
Wish to attend just the Brother Sun concert Friday night? click here,
 
Defying Gravity Leadership Day (with optional Friday events)
November 11 & 12, 2016
UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
 
CERG-Sponsored Events or CERG Districts-Sponsored Events
 
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Planning Calendar for OWL and RE Events
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OMDUUYAN Spring Con - May 20-22, 2016, Columbus, OH
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General Assembly 2016 - Columbus, OH - June 22-26, 2016
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Summer Institute - July 17-23, 2016
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Worship Arts Festival - October 14-15, 2016
   
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Click here for more information about the Central East Regional Group (CERG).
 
Summary of Events for Youth
 
You may also want to visit the MetroYouth website.
What When Where
YAC Retreat (members only) September 5-6, 2015 Murray Grove Retreat Center, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Junior Youth Retreat September 12-13, 2015 Camp Herrlich, Patterson, NY
Evening cluster event- NYC and LI congregations September 25, 2015 UU Fellowship of Huntington, NY
Cluster Event - UU Danbury, UU White Plains, UU Westport September 26, 2015 Unitarian Church in Westport, CT
YAC Meeting October 3-4, 2015 Location - tba
CERG Regional CON (limited registration) October 9-12, 2015 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Frederick, MD
CONdike Bar - Social Con October 23-25, 2015 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
YAC Meeting October 31, 2015 Location - tba
Defying Gravity Leadership Day November 14, 2015 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY
Fundamentals Training of Trainers November 13-15,2015 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY
Be the Change Workshop December 4-6, 2015 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
Fundamentals Training January 8-10,2016 Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, NJ
Social Justice Community Working Con January 16-18, 2016 All Souls Church, NYC
YAC Meeting January 30, 2016 Location - tba
Cluster Con Weekends February, 2016 ALL OVER!
Evening cluster event February 6, 2016 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
Evening cluster event February 6, 2016 First Unitarian Society of Westchester
Hastings, NY
CERG non con meeting February 13-14. 2016 Location - tba
Social Con February 26-28, 2016 Unitarian Church in Westport, CT
YAC Meeting March 12, 2016 Location - tba
Junior Youth Con March 19-20, 2016 Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation White Plains, NY
Social Con April 1-3, 2016 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY
UU-UNO Spring Seminar April 9-10, 2016 NYC
Metro NY Annual Meeting May 6-7, 2016 Morristown, NJ
YAC Meeting May 21-22, 2016 Location - tba
General Assembly June 22-26, 2016 Columbus, Ohio
     

MORE EVENTS TO COME SOON

 
Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
 
bullet May 6, 2016 - GATHERING TIME & MARA LEVINE AT GARDEN STAGE -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
bullet June 3, 2016 - PESKY J NIXON & JESSE TERRY AT GARDEN STAGE -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
 

 
Gathering Time & Mara Levine at Garden Stage
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City NY
 
May 6, 2016 - 8:30 pm
open mic at 7:30 pm
 
Gathering Time - Returning for an unprecedented 9th year in a row, Long Island's own folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time will be marking the Long Island debut of their fourth full-length album, Keepsake, at Garden Stage. Blending many streams of folk, folk-rock, and Americana, this new CD entwines traditions, weaving together strands of Irish and Appalachian folk, blues, roots country, '60s folk and modern singer-songwriters – all in the resplendent 3-part harmony that has earned them fans all over the northeast folk circuit and beyond.
 
Best described as a high-energy Peter, Paul & Mary or a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, with a bit of the Byrds and a jot of Joni Mitchell, their third album, When One Door Closes..., was #3 on the international Folk-DJ chart for January, 2014, with airplay in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia. WFUV's John Platt has called them "Among the finest performers in the New York Metropolitan area, whatever the size of the venue, from a house concert to an outdoor festival."
 
Mara Levine - Called one of the best singers of her generation by Christine Lavin, folksinger and jewelry designer Mara Levine has been creating beautiful interpretations of fine traditional and contemporary folk songs for many years. Folk DJ Jim Marino referred to her as "golden-voiced”. Her repertoire has been described as “extraordinary and unique.” Her most recent album, Jewels and Harmony received stellar reviews and was the #1 album on the Folk DJ chart for January 2013 as well as reaching #3 overall for 2013. In addition, the album was named #4 cover album of 2013 by Cover Lay Down.
 
“Mara sings with a clear, pure sound that imparts a lovely ethereal tone to her music and her repertoire is studded with some of the most memorable tunes in the folk genre. Whether singing lead vocals or luscious harmonies, Mara's voice draws the audience into an alternate realm." - Lori Falco, performer liaison -Folk Project (New Jersey)
 
Tickets $20 with advance reservation/$22 at the door
 
For reservations and information contact calendar@uuccn.org
 
For more about Gathering Time, click here.
 
For more about Mara Levine, click here.
 
For more about Garden Stage, click here.
 
Garden Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau and is a fundraiser for the congregation.
 

 

Pesky J Nixon & Jesse Terry at Garden Stage

sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City NY
 
June 3, 2016 - 8:30 pm
open mic at 7:30 pm
 
Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) - Bombastic yet brilliant, this quartet from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including- classic rock organ style accordion, mandolin, a variety of hand percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation.
 
Jay Moberg of Boston's WUMB says of the group, "These guys represent what I love about music...great playing, thoughtful lyrics, and musicians who actually enjoy playing together!".
 
"You have an amazing sound that is infectious and puts a smile on people’s faces." - Cheryl Praskher, President of NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance (Nov 07, 2011)
 
2016 - "Red Ducks vol 2." Released, 2015 - Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Main Stage Artists, 2012 - "Red Ducks" DJ Chart #30 for 2012, 2012 - Falcon Ridge Most Wanted Return Artists, 2012 - "Red Ducks" Peaks at #5 on the Folk DJ Charts July, 2011 - Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artists, 2011 - NERFA (New England Regional Folk Alliance) Formal Showcase Artists
 
"His melodies ring with instant accessibility and a clear connection, conveying a brilliance and clarity that most veteran artists still strive for" (No Depression).
 
Jesse Terry is a singer/songwriter with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Home is now the coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut, but Terry’s music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter and Neil Young.
 
2015 has been an especially big year for Terry, including performances at Bonnaroo and the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival where he played four times. This year also saw his release of ‘The Calm & The Storm’ EP which features a cover of Don McLean’s “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)". The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The CMT/NSAI Song Contest, Jesse has garnered worldwide acclaim including the elite honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International.
 
The buzz over Jesse Terry continues to build, with tours bringing him from coast to coast and across oceans to the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. His music has appeared in CW's Hart of Dixie and PBS's Roadtrip Nation. Earlier this year, ABC used "Stay Here With Me" for its series "Forever.” Person by person, state by state, country by country, his fans, supporters, and colleagues have grown exponentially in the past few years. A gentle warmth runs through Terry’s voice, and his lyrics, while grounded in wisdom acquired through years on the road, offer up hope for a kinder tomorrow.
 
Tickets $20 with advance reservation/$22 at the door
 
For reservations and information contact calendar@uuccn.org
 
For more about Garden Stage, click here.
 
Garden Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau and is a fundraiser for the congregation.
 

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