Previous events

Carolyn Ota, Kainoa Embernate & Kāpena Alapai @ Roomful of Sky Records' acoustic series

Frank's Place, 230 E 81st St / (btwn 2nd & 3rd) / Apt #2d , New York, NY 10028


  • Ring the bell, and when you get buzzed in, go up one flight.

  • APT #2-D.

House Concert at Frank's Place!!

This night is part of Roomful of Sky Records' ongoing acoustic series, this month located on the Upper East Side!

Two sets of chill acoustic music, right in the comfort of someone's living room!

Complimentary wine & snacks will be served!


1) CAROLYN OTA, KAINOA EMBERNATE, KĀPENA ALAPAI, beautiful encounter of 3 voices from Hawaiʻi 2) YOUTH MOOSE, three humans, hippie wild spirits who make zany, great music!

You'll love these people. You'll also love the music they make.


Who needs amplification? It's a living-room style concert. You're so close to the music you can reach out and touch it!


  • Ring the bell, and when you get buzzed in, go up one flight.

  • APT #2-D.

PRICE: $10.00 (covers two full sets of music, and complimentary wine & snacks)

Order now and we promise not to give you a set of crappy kitchen knives...


An Evening of Sound Healing

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Gizzi's Coffee, 16 W 8th St, New York, NY, USA


No Cover Age limit: All ages


Gizzi's Coffee

Gizzi's Coffee, 16 W 8th St, New York, NY, USA

free, fill the tip bowl! Age limit: All ages


11th Big CLWN WR Event

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Westbeth Community Room, 155 Bank Street / 57 Bethune St., NYC, New York, USA


Basil King & Liza Wolsky

with special performances by:  R. Nemo Hill, Evie Ivy, Judy Kamilhor, Elinor Nauen, Carolyn Ota, Adriana Scopino, Moira T. Smith, George Spencer, Phyllis Wat, Nathan Whiting & Christina Robson
& a special treat from Mindy Levokove

hosted by Bob Heman, editor of CLWN WR


The Westbeth Artists Residents Council Literary Arts Committee

Age limit: All ages



Westbeth, 55 Bethune St., New York, NY 10014, USA

A new venue with a sound system - this could mean I'll bring in my Keyboard!  Last year, I was the "traditional" event opener... perhaps we'll start out 2010 similarly?!

Age limit: All ages


A Green Pavilion Poetry Event

Green Pavilion Restaurant , 4307 18th Ave , Brooklyn, NY, USA

A Brooklyn poetry open mic - I'll be featured, along with poet, Jay Chollick. The Green Pavillion Poetry Event
@ Green Pavillion Restaurant
4307-18th Ave., Bklyn, NY
By Subway: F to 18th Ave.
$3 suggested donation + $5 food/beverage minimum
Hosted by Evie Ivy & Sol Rubin

Age limit: All ages


Women in Music Night @ Gizzi's

Gizzi's Coffee, 16 W 8th St, New York, NY, USA

Oct 30 (FRI)
8-Carolyn Ota
9-Jenny Amlen

Age limit: All ages


Women In Music Night

Gizzi's Coffee, 16 W 8th St, New York, NY, USA

An unusually exciting night at Gizzi's.  Two women are coming from out-of-town and it's a potent lineup! Sample each artist here and see for yourself!!!

Sept 26 (SAT):
Women In Music Night
7-Jerin Falkner
8-Jean Mann
9-Carolyn Ota  

Gizzi's Coffee
16 W 8th Street west of 5th Ave., east of Macdougal
New York, NY 10011

Age limit: All ages


Featuring @ Obsidian & Hobo Bob's Open Mic

Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E 14th St (between Ave A & B), New York , New York 10009, United States

 NYC's very own Tiki Bar - opened in 2002 - is host to many music and poetry performances & open mics.  This'll be my first feature there - probably going up in the middle of the lineup of open-mic'ers.  So, dust off your poems, comedy routine or music and join in on the excitement or just come hear some of NYC's underground favorites.

Age limit: All ages


Summer Cool @ Gizzi's

Gizzi's Coffee, 16 W 8th St, New York, NY, USA


Age limit: All ages


Roomful of Sky's Intimate Nights of Music Series

Hayko's Turkish Carpets, 857 Lexington Avenue (at 65th Street) 2nd Floor , New York, NY, USA

Double Bill:  Jamie Blair & Carolyn Ota

"If Roomful of Sky has a home, it's most certainly Hayko's Turkish Carpets, our funky little home-grown arts venue on the Upper East Side.

A mild-mannered antique rug-restoration store by day-- in the evenings, this venue transforms into New York's best kept secret-- an intimate, candle-lit, communal gathering spot where we've been holding our... Intimate Nights of Music series.

At Hayko's, we will continue to present some of our city's finest musicians in intimate, once-in-a-lifetime living room-style concerts."

Age limit: All ages


Summer in the City

Gizzi's Coffee, 16 W 8th St, New York, NY, USA

Age limit: All ages


Evening w/ The Poetic Notion Chorus

University of the Streets, 130 East 7th Street, New York, NY, USA

Sat, June 20, 2009
Evening w/ The Poetic Notion Chorus
8:00 pm
University of the Streets, 130 East 7th Street
New York, NY, USA

I'll be joining Lisa Roma, Rob Darnell & the Poetic Notion Chorus for a few songs. My 1st collaboration with them!

"The Poetic Notion Chorus & Electrik Goddess Club Orquestra are giggin' in the East Village at University of the Streets in our really big shoe -
$10 damage. Come check out two hours of fine-tuned Hippie Funk."

Age limit: All ages


9th Big CLWN WR Event

Safe-T Gallery, 111 Front St, Gallery 214, DUMBO Brooklyn, New York, USA

Bob Heman's 9th Big CLWN WR Event... with a handful of featured poets and a couple of musical guests. Look for me to open this evening of poetry (7-10pm) with a handful of songs. The bonus (besides excellent poets) is that we are all invited to browse the art exhibition, too.

Age limit: All ages


Bengal Curry Phoenix Poetry Series

Bengal Curry, 65 West Broadway (1 ½ blocks below Chambers Street), New York, NY, USA


Age limit:


CLWN WR Event #9

SAFE-T-GALLERY New Art with a Brooklyn Edge, 111 Front St. Gallery 214 , Brooklyn New York 11201 , New York 11201 , USA


Age limit:


Private Party

New York , New York, United States


Age limit:


Cupid's Intimate Arrow

University of the Streets, 130 East 7th Street, New York, NY, USA


Age limit:


Winter Songs

Gizzi's Coffee, 16 W 8th St, New York, NY, USA


Age limit:



University of the Streets, 130 East 7th Street/ Ave. A, 2nd flr , New York , New York, United States

Muhammad Salahuddeen Memorial Jazz Theatre $10 cover Info & RSVP: 212-254-9300 featuring The Poetic Notion Chorus Rob Darnell Lisa Roma Nikkie Schmiegelow Stephania Walker with Guest Artists Ari Shagal Debbie Deane Krista Weaver Carolyn Ota Lani Blau The Screaming Wheats

Age limit:


It's All About Birthdays 

Birthdays! It's so sweet to give and receive loving birthday wishes. When this song came through me years ago, I meant it to be the best and truest wish I could give to someone on their birthday. This one I'm sending to Bryan who remembers the first time I sang it in Switzerland.


Something New for Spring 

Spring Sound & Color Intros
Every Wednesday @ 7pm

Manhattan, New York City

7-7:30pm Weekly topic discussed w/ demonstration
8-9pm You're invited to stay for a 1-hr group sound and light session

To save a place for any of these Wednesday evening gatherings, leave a message here for more info.

Looking forward to meeting you there!


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