June Events at the Santosha Center
Comedy Night Featuring Comic Harry Freedman
Hosted by Long Island Comic Chris Roach
Friday, June 10 at 9:00 p.m.
"If I don't know it, nobody does!" says Harry Freedman. Is he serious? Of course not. Yet from comedy clubs to corporate events to television shows, audiences take Harry Freedman very, very seriously -- right up until the moment they realize they have been had! As "the nation's leading expert," comedian Harry Freedman convinces audiences he is a doctor, bureaucrat, presidential adviser, or a psychologist -- and the list goes on. But who is he? Harry Freedman is really the king of comedy put-ons. It's hard to imagine how audiences are hoodwinked by a comedian whose TV credits include "America's Funniest People," "Comedy On The Road," "Stand-Up Spotlight" with Rosie O'Donnell, and who has written for the highly acclaimed sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Caroline's Comedy Hour," and Showtime Specials. Harry has also been profiled in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Miami Herald and Convention South.
Art Gallery Exhibit & Reception by Watercolorist Marilyn Gartelmann
Sunday, June 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Marilyn Gartelmann, a native of the North Fork of Long Island, has been a student of many famous watercolorists among them Edgar Whitney, Frank Webb, Claude Croney, Ray Loos and Edythe Kane. After painting with oils for a few years she was drawn to the lightness and freshness of watercolors and has stayed with this medium ever since. Within the watercolor world she is considered a "loose painter" which refers to the use of a painting technique whereby the normally rigid boundaries between objects is softened and less defined. Marilyn has won many ribbons for her painting and is now passing on the art of watercolor to her students.
Singer-Songwriter Joe Jencks in Concert
Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m.
With his outstanding tenor voice, Joe Jencks has an inspiring ability to connect genuinely and intimately with audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds. He has a warmth and sincerity in his voice which allows the well pondered messages of his songs to penetrate that much deeper into the heart of the listener. It's as if he telling you a long lost secret that you've known all along but have forgotten in the hustle and bustle of ordinary life. Joe's newest CD, "I Hear Your Voice" was released in January 2003, and is being hailed as a significant work of modern folk music.
Singer-Songwriter Seth Davis in Concert
Sunday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Family, spirit, suffering, bliss, sex, betrayal & love du jour are all fair game for Davis' lyrical wit & wisdom and his honest, passionate delivery. Self-conscious and romantic, irreverently sarcastic, dark as a sandbox at dawn, Davis displays an uncommon aptitude for marrying conversational honesty with musical grace. An accomplished vegan chef at some of the healthiest eateries in NY, Davis has played hundreds of gigs from the subways of London to New York's best acoustic venues.