January 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
free will donations

The Coffee House @Ethical brings you joy, courage, and wisdom through music the second Sunday of every month.

NO COVER CHARGE. Free coffee will be available, and other goodies will be available for purchase.

We will take a collection for free will donations to cover our costs, with half of the proceeds going to the Matt Jones Scholarship Fund. The fund, which is administered by the People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle, provides scholarships to people of color who are engaging with People’s Music Network convergence events.

January 12th Coffee House @ Ethical: Featuring Ben Grosscup and Joshua Garcia

BEN GROSSCUP uses the power of song to amplify and accentuate the ideas and values of the transformative social movements he is part of. Ben plays at rallies, picket lines, conferences, coffee houses, and house concerts, and works tirelessly to enable many other musicians to be heard as well.  His mission as an activist folksinger is to make music a vibrant part of social justice-based resistance movements. As a song leader, he helps groups sing as one. In this practice of embodied solidarity, people breathe in unison as they affirm their commitment to struggle together. As a songwriter and song interpreter, he inspires people to question oppressive ideologies and broaden their political imaginations toward greater levels of freedom.

Based in Greenfield, MA, Ben serves as Executive Director of People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle.  The organization is a diverse community of singers, poets, activists and allies that cultivates music and cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world.  PMN/SFS is hosting its Winter Convergence in NYC from January 24-26, 2020, with a concert at the The People’s Forum on Friday and workshops and song sharing at Central Park East 2 on Saturday and Sunday.  More info at: www.peoplesmusic.org

YOUTUBE www.youtube.com/c/BenGrosscup

FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/bengrosscupmusic 

JOSHUA GARCIA is a songwriter whose poignant lyrics and heartfelt vocals have evoked comparisons to Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan, his boyhood idols. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Joshua now resides in Astoria, Queens. With his strong baritone, wide-ranging blues style guitar work, and deadpan sense of humor, Joshua has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the most sought after singers in the NYC folk world. 
Joshua is an active member of People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle and a member of the NYC Local Organizing Committee for the 2020 PMN Winter Convergence.  He has volunteered as a registration coordinator and as a book keeper.


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.

Coffee House @ Ethical - words with necks of two guitars

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