Upcoming Appearances

Friday 11/30 7:30 pm Geoff Kaufman in concert in NYC at OSA Hall, 220 East 23rd St, Manhattan. I'm really looking forward to returning to the city for a good sing. Feel free to send song requests to me at gskaufman23@gmail.com. Contribution: $25 general public, $20 members. Tickets available at the door or Eventbrite (service fee applies). Go to folkmusicny.org for details and other great events.

Saturday 12/1 2:00 - 4:00 pm Workshop with Geoff Kaufman: "Exploring the African/African American roots of chanteys". Building upon the recent publication of Gibb Schreffler's Boxing the Compass, I will delve into the idea that the singing of chanteys on deep water ships developed from black sailors bringing aboard their tradition of call and response music. At Pearl Studios, 519 Eighth Ave, Room H, Manhattan, between 35th & 36th Sts. Contribution: general public $15, members $12. Reservations required, contact Heather at 646-628-4604, hwood50 (at) aol.com

Friday 1/18 7:30 Geoff Kaufman and Reggie Harris at Friday Night Folk in Unity Hall at All Souls, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT. To make reservations at the advance price, call 860-443-0316.

Sunday 2/3 11:00 a.m. Doing the Sunday service at One Island Family Unitarian Universalist Congregation. 801 Georgia St, Key West, FL. I do a full musical service, this one entitled "Reaping What We Sow: The Power of Our Hearts, illustrated through song." Call 305-296-4369 for details.

Thursday 1/21 – Friday 2/8 Singing for afternoon and sunset sails on schooner Appledore II in Key West. What a pleasure it is to sing for these two hours cruises on this wonderful schooner during her winter sojourn in KW. Come along for some great sailing and a lot of fun music! Go to Windjammer Classic Day Sail or to Schooner Appledore: Tours and Tickets Key West to get deals on the day sails and sunset sails.

Friday 2/22 7:30 p.m. For Pete's Sake, Pete Seeger tribute concert at All Souls UU Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London, CT. I MC this show with a great line up of performers. Go to Friday Night Folks for details.

Sunday 3/3 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pete Seeger Memorial Sing at John Street United Methodist Church, 44 John Street in NYC. Free with donations accepted for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Contact Jan Christensen at JBilgeRat@aol.com for details.

Friday 5/3 100th birthday celebration for Pete Seeger in Dartmouth, NS. I've been invited. Details are being worked out. More to follow.

Thursday 6/6 – Sunday 6/9 40th anniversary Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport Museum. My main role at this event is as its Director, but I do get to do some singing and share this incredible celebration of maritime music with 22 acts from across the U.S. and abroad. Go to Mystic Seaport Museum's event page for details, although specifics of our performer list and event schedule are still pending.

Saturday 7/13 – Sunday 7/14 Singing for afternoon and sunset sails on schooner Appledore II in Camden, ME. Join me for for these two hours cruises on this wonderful schooner in her home port. Come along for some great sailing and a lot of fun music! Go to Camden Sails for more info or call 207-236-8353 for sailing times and reservations. to get info on the daysails and sunset sails.

Friday 7/12 7:30 p.m. Concert at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum - at Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, Maine. Admission is $15 at the door ($12 for museum members). Cash only; no credit cards. Plenty of free parking onsite. Refreshments provided. For information call Kathy Westra at 207-593-8068.

Thursday, 7/18 5:30 - 7:30 "Thursdays on the Docks" at the Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street in Essex, CT. Details are not yet up on their site but go to Connecticut River Museum later for more information.

Friday 7/19 – Sunday 7/21 Singing for afternoon and sunset sails on schooner Appledore II

Monday 7/22 – Saturday 7/27 Sail and sing with me for a week on the J & E Riggin all around Penobscot Bay. I do daytime performances on maritime and other music of historical note and more general concerts each evening. We board on Sunday evening 7/21. Go to Schooner Sailing Schedule for details.

Friday 8/2 – Sunday 8/4 Singing for afternoon and sunset sails on schooner Appledore II

Tuesday–Thursday, 8/6–7 Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swans Island, ME. I've been part of this incredible event for over twenty years now and I still can't describe it adequately. It's on an island with not much in the way of public accomodation, so coming by schooner or private boat is recommended. Go to Sweet Chariot Music Festival for a better idea of what goes on and how to be part of it.

Saturday, 8/17 7:00 p.m. Concert on Balclutha at Hyde St. Pier in San Francisco. This will be a thirtieth anniversary of my doing the first concert for the Park Service on Balclutha in 1989.

Tuesday 8/20 – Friday 8/23 Events TBA in Seattle and Orcus Island, WA.

Monday 8/25 - Wednesday 8/28 Schooner Rendezvous Cruise on the Mystic Whaler to Block Island for the annual American Schooner Association Rendezvous. Go to Block Island Schooner Rendezvous Cruise for details or call 800-697-8420. I do a concert for the assembled fleet on the first evening on Block, and programs underway and another concert on the second night wherever we end up. This one is great fun!!

Nobody could have planned a better way to finish off the Alliance's Annual Meeting & Conference! If I seemed somewhat speechless after your performance, it was simply because I was overwhelmed and couldn't find the words to say.

Elizabeth H. Howard, The Alliance of New York State Arts Councils, Inc.