The Coffee House @Ethical brings you joy, courage, and wisdom through music the second Sunday of every month. This month, Coffee House @ Ethical presents a special program with James Dargan. This is what he says about the program:
“Oh, Glory!” (OG) grew out of a desire to celebrate Black American musical history, and it has turned into what I can only describe as a public service mission. I use the core repertoire of five great Black musicians (Paul Robeson, Roland Hayes, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Robert McFerrin, Sr.) to invoke their spirits, honor their accomplishments, and inspire us to carry on in their footsteps, fighting for social justice and equality. Nina Simone once said that “Freedom is the absence of fear”, and by taking audience on a musical journey through the struggles of these musicians, and their strength in overcoming them, I hope to inspire us to do likewise, and be unstoppable in our pursuit of true freedom for all. This program obviously has strong links to the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as Me Too, and my hope is that “Oh, Glory!” audiences leave this program with refreshed hope, and renewed strength for caring for one other.
No cover charge. Your generous donations pay the musicians plus pay for costs. We will split the donations with a relevant organization. Please be generous. Free coffee will be available, and other goodies will be available for purchase.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:
Public Transportation: The New York City BX7 and BX10 buses stop at 239th street and Riverdale Avenue, at the Monument in the traffic circle. We are an easy 5 minute walk from there. Or, you can take the New York City #1 subway train to 242nd Street and walk up a large, somewhat gradual hill. Use NYC MTA’s Trip Planner to help you navigate your trip via public transportation. Google Maps can also help you map your trip if you choose the public transportation option.
Parking: A limited amount of street parking spots may be available within a few blocks of the Society for Ethical Culture. Do not park north of the Society building past the metal barrier and blue sign – that is a private street and you will be towed.
Free Parking available with parking pass: There may be a limited number of spots at the Fieldston School lot directly across the street from the Society for Ethical Culture building. Most parking will be available up the driveway directly north of the main lot. Tell the security officer in the booth that you are parking for the Society for Ethical Culture event.
Cars parked at the Fieldston School MUST have a parking pass. Someone will be outside the Society for Ethical Culture to hand out parking passes at the beginning of the event. Please put a parking pass on your dashboard if you park at the Fieldston School.
Please Note: There are a limited number of parking spots at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, directly in front of our building. Please reserve these for people with limited mobility.