Park Coffee House

The Park Coffee House For over 30 years, Park Coffee House has presented the best local and regional musicians, originating from a performance in a coffee house setting by John Preston, Ken Allen, and Liz Vannicola. After that first show of their acoustic folk music at the Holland Patent Presbyterian Church, these three decided to invite other musicians to play at the venue that became Park Coffee House. Park Coffee House initially operated independently, eventually coming under the organizational umbrella of Foothills Rural Community Ministry. This enduring relationship benefits both entities, as FRCM receives financial support from Park Coffee House, the coffee house draws from FRCM’s volunteer pool, and both share a central mission of community building. Years later, as for that very first performance, card tables are set up, candles are lit, coffee is brewed, and music lovers gather to be entertained. John Preston, who dedicated over 30 years of service as Park Coffee House director, has expressed that “as we sing along, we harmonize with one another. Through the coffee house the community is bound together by the spirit of authentic folk music.”

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Foothills Rural Community Ministry

Dear Friends of Park Coffee House,

By now you know that our remaining concert dates have all been cancelled. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Park Coffee House held only four out of a total of nine scheduled events of the 2020 Winter/Spring season.

We’re all missing out on a lot of really great music, but also without Park Coffee House concerts, especially the season finale Local Favorites Fundraiser, we won’t be contributing our profits to help support the programs of our parent organization Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the local non-denominational charity. In 2019, Park Coffee House contributed $6200 to FRCM.

Last year, the FRCM food pantry served over 1300 people, including many families with children. Now, the need is increasing due to the unprecedented social and economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic. We understand that many people are experiencing financial difficulties, but if you are able, we hope that you will consider making a donation to FRCM to help compensate for the loss of funding from Park Coffee House events. We suggest that you could think in terms of what you would have spent on tickets at PCH ($12.00 per adult), or what you would have donated for your refreshments. Checks should be made out to Foothills Rural Community Ministry, or FRCM, either by hand, or using the billpay function when banking on line, Mail your contributions to:

FRCM
PO Box 156
Holland Patent, NY 13354

Both Park Coffee House and Foothills Rural Community Ministry have been serving our area for over 30 years. If you would like to find out more about FRCM and all of its programs, visit their web site: www.foothillsruralcommunityministry.org

Many thanks for your support of Park Coffee House and FRCM. We look forward to welcoming you back to the coffee house on the other side of this hard time, when we can again enjoy evenings of great acoustic music together.

Be well and be safe,

Park Coffee House Committee
Gail Brett, Coordinator
Bonnie Churcher
Art Baird
Gaby McGhee
Cynthia Baird
John Preston

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[04/06/20]   Due to the continuing COVID 19 crisis, Park Coffee House in Holland Patent has cancelled the remaining events of its 2020 Winter/Spring season. This includes the two previously scheduled concerts in May and the season finale Local Favorites in June.
Park Coffee House plans to return in the future with a variety of acoustic music performed by talented local and regional entertainers in its signature welcoming venue.
Located in the village of Holland Patent, Park Coffee House is a program of local non-denominational charity Foothills Rural Community Ministry. FRCM has been helping families in need for over 30 years.

[03/14/20]   Due to the current situation caused by the Covid-19 virus, Park Coffee House in Holland Patent has cancelled the Rattlin’ Bog concert on March 21 and the Burns & Kristy concert on April 4. Park Coffee House will release information on the scheduled May and June concert dates sometime during the month of April.

Due to the current situation caused by the Covid-19 virus, Park Coffee House in Holland Patent has cancelled the Rattlin’ Bog concert on March 21 and the Burns & Kristy concert on April 4.

For a very entertaining St. Patrick’s Day celebration, join in the fun at Park Coffee House in Holland Patent on Saturday March 21, when Rattlin’ Bog will perform. Showtime is 7:30 PM.
Rattlin’ Bog is probably best known for their rousing Irish repertoire–from whence comes their trademark name. This central New York based music group has been performing at festivals, concerts, coffee houses, and parties since the mid 1980's. Founding members Rick Kincaid and Joe Rowlands are now joined by Dan Sargent.
Rattlin’ Bog employs various approaches to entertain and delight their audiences with rich instrumentation and vocal harmonies. Tunes of Celtic origin are their primary inspiration, but they mix their sets with a cappella sea shanties, traditional Appalachian folk, old time gospel, story songs, and plenty of irreverent humor.
Admission is $12.00, $5.00 for students, and no charge for children 12 and under. The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the music starts at 7:30 PM
Park Coffee House is handicapped accessible. Arrangements for the elevator entrance can be made at the ticket table on arrival.
Refreshments will be available before the performance and during the intermission. Park Coffee House volunteers will serve homemade desserts plus coffee and other beverages. There is a donation for the refreshments, with the proceeds supporting the local food pantry operated by Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the parent organization of Park Coffee House. FRCM is a non-denominational charity that has been helping families in need for over 30 years.
Park Coffee House is located at the historic Twin Churches, in the village of Holland Patent, just off Main Street (NYS Route 365), across from the park.
On April 4, Ithaca based Terry Burns and Ron Kristy, plus Rich DePaolo, will perform at Park Coffee House. Jamcrackers returns on May 2.

Special request for The Tennessee Waltz. Love how Matt and Ann do this one.

Desperado - beautiful

A lot of really good songs tonight!

Nook n’ Crannie with Matt Mielnick and Ann Carey - great show tonight!

On Saturday March 7 at 7:30 PM, Park Coffee House in Holland Patent will present Nook and Crannie. This acoustic duo of Ann Carey and Matt Mielnick have established a reputation of entertaining with a mosaic of mellow sounds.
Seasoned performers Ann Carey and Matt Mielnick are familiar to those who follow the music scene in the greater Utica area. Ann is an accomplished vocalist in genres from rock to musical theater. She is an adjunct instructor of theater at Utica College. Guitarist Matt Mielnick is currently co-ordinator of music at Unity Hall in Barneveld, where several concerts are presented every year. Like Ann, Matt was a member of the popular group Puttin on the Ritz.
Nook and Crannie covers artists such as John Prine, Allison Krause, and Joni Mitchell. They often throw in something unexpected, from a Bruce Springsteen song, to standards such as “The Tennessee Waltz.” You can count on Nook and Crannie to deliver an evening of fine acoustic music.
The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the show starts at 7:30 PM. Admission is $12.00, $5.00 for students, and no charge for children 12 and younger.
Park Coffee House is handicapped accessible. Arrangements for the elevator entrance can be made at the ticket table.
Before the show and during the intermission, refreshments are available for a donation. The homemade desserts, coffee, and other beverages are prepared and served by Park Coffee House volunteers. Proceeds benefit the food pantry operated by Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the parent organization of Park Coffee House. FRCM, a local non-denominational charity, has been helping families in need for over 30 years.
You’ll find Park Coffee House at the historic Twin Churches in the village of Holland Patent, just off Main Street (NYS Route 365), across from the park.
The Rattlin Bog (Rick Kincaid, Joe Rowlands, Dan Sargent) returns to Park Coffee House on March 21. Burns and Kristy, plus Rich DePaolo, perform on April 4.

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My favorite song - Carolina in the Pines

Dave Rybinski, Charlie Ingersoll, Larry Fox, and John Burton - Thanks, Off the Wall!

Off the Wall tonight at the Park Coffeehouse! What terrific musicians!

An evening of outstanding bluegrass, folk, Americana, and country style roots music will be showcased at Park Coffee House in Holland Patent when Off the Wall takes the stage on Saturday, February 15, at 7:30 PM.
Off the Wall was founded by Larry Fox and Charlie Ingersoll in 2003 after years of jamming and performing together. The addition of John Burton in 2007 and Dave Rybinski in 2010, has strengthened the group with a third part harmony and added depth and range to the group’s instrumental sound. The combined talents of these musicians makes an Off the Wall concert a feast for the ears of any fan of acoustic music.
Larry Fox has been playing and singing solo and in bands for over 40 years. His range gives him an equal command on everything from tender ballads to driving bluegrass numbers. He prefers songs that tell stories about life’s good or hard times, and songs that tell stories of the history and challenges of this great country and the region we live in.
Charlie Ingersoll grew up in a large musical household where instruments were always close at hand. In his 40 years of playing, he has developed strong, distinctive vocals and became a fine guitarist and dobro player.
John Burton is an accomplished musician whose banjo, guitar, mandolin, and vocal talents have earned him the respect and admiration of musicians and fans alike during his nearly four decades playing in and around central New York.
Dave Rybinski is a solid bluegrass musician from central New York who adds a steady rhythm on the acoustic bass, and switches to mandolin occasionally for some strong, driving instrumentals.
Off the Wall has been pleasing crowds and building a strong fan base with appearances at this area’s premier bluegrass events and at venues including Kirkland Art Center, Syracuse Folkus Project, and Unity Hall in Barneveld.
Doors open at 7:00 PM for the 7:30 PM showtime. Admission is $12.00, $5.00 for students, and no charge for children 12 and younger.
Homemade desserts will be available for a donation before the show and during the intermission. The refreshments, including coffee and other beverages, are prepared and served by Park Coffee House volunteers. The proceeds benefit the food pantry operated by local non-denominational Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the parent organization of Park Coffee House.
Park Coffee House is located at the historic Twin Churches in the village of Holland Patent, just off Main Street (NYS Route 365), across from the park.
Nook and Crannie, with Ann Carey and Matt Mielnick, will return to Park Coffee house on March 7. The Rattlin Bog performs on March 21.
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On Saturday February 1, Park Coffee House in Holland Patent will present The Usual Suspects. This sextet of Dan Evans, Michael Ferris, Pete Ruben, Mike Plehn, Bill Thistleton, and Maren Meyer-Wendt will be performing a wide range of jazz standards, swing, and music from the great Broadway song book. The mission of The Usual Suspects is to perpetuate the uniquely American musical art form for present and future generations.
The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the show starts at 7:30 PM. Admission is $12.00, $5.00 for students, and no charge for children 12 and younger.
Dan Evans has been a professional jazz pianist for most of his adult life. A job selling sheet music at Schirmer’s Music, a mecca for musicians and performers of all stripes put Dan at the crossroads of the music publishing business and the performing arts. He eventually met jazz pianist Al Haig, who had an influence on Dan’s unique improvisational style of swing. Dan succeeded Haig playing at the piano bar at the Drake Hotel.
Pete Ruben, who plays saxophone and clarinet, has performed with Dan at various venues around the Mohawk Valley for over twenty years. He’s a graduate of the Naval School of Music in Washington, D.C. With the Navy Band, he spent two years in Orleans, France. Pete has played with numerous groups in the Utica-Rome area, among them: The Rome Civic Band, The Utica Civic Band, and the Sal Alberico Big Band.
Self-taught drummer and percussionist Mike Plehn has accompanied Dan Evans for the last few years and has played with musicians and groups in a range of styles for twenty-five years. In his present incarnation as a jazz drummer, he’s using a softer pedal on the kick drum, experimenting with novel rhythms, and wielding the brushes with panache.
Michael Scott Ferris, vocalist and master of ceremonies, has a BFA in Musical Theater from SUNY Fredonia. He has performed in national and international tours with “Evita” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as well as tours with several cruise lines. He has put out his own CD Yesterday Dream. Michael teaches voice at Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center in Boonville and facilitates summer art workshops in Italy.
Bassist Bill Thistleton will be performing with The Usual Suspects for the second time. Bill is a professor of mathematics at SUNY Poly and a parishioner and choir member at Grace Episcopal Church in Utica. He performs regularly with area bands with his wife Tina Toglia at The Barn in Paris, New York.
Maren Meyer-Wendt, from Hamilton, NY, has her roots in folk music, but has always been attracted to jazz standards and The Great American Songbook. She is happy to be joining The Usual Suspects.
With two vocalists and four instrumentalists, The Usual Suspects promises to deliver an unusually fine evening of great music.
Homemade desserts plus coffee, tea, and other beverages will be served by Park Coffee House volunteers before the show and during the intermission. The refreshments are available for a donation. Proceeds benefit the food pantry operated by local non-denominational charity Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the parent organization of Park Coffee House.
Park Coffee House is located at the historic Twin Churches in the village of Holland Patent, just off Main Street (NYS Route 365), across from the park.
Off the Wall, with Larry Fox, Charlie Ingersoll, John Burton, and Dave Rubinski will perform at Park Coffee House on February 15. On March 7, Nook and Crannie, with Ann Carey and Matt Mielnick, returns to PCH.

Cincinnati Creek - great song choices, instrumentation, and singing! This group continues to get better and better. A great group of friends. We love you!

What troopers who came out tonight in the snowstorm, audience and performers alike! Cincinnati Creek - you were awesome. Loved all the new songs. Sorry so many people had to miss this performance. It really was a fun night!

Park Coffee House in Holland Patent kicks off its Winter-Spring 2020 concert season with Cincinnati Creek on Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 PM.
This group of seasoned musicians Lori Thompson, Chris Pepe, Gary Dygert, and Cathy Martin entertains with a signature blend of bluegrass, gospel, pop tunes, and original songs.
Lori Thompson sings lead and harmony vocals and plays the guitar and mandolin. She also is a prolific songwriter, taking inspiration from friends, family, and history from the Civil War to local events from past decades. Chris Pepe plays banjo for every tune. His fancy picking and good humor, plus some harmony singing are great additions to the group’s appeal. Gary Dygert plays guitar, dobro, and mandolin, plus he sings both lead and harmony vocals. Gary’s talents as a musicologist brings many interesting songs to Cincinnati Creek’s repertoire. Cathy Martin plays the stand up bass, adds fine vocal harmonies, and sings a few solos as well. This multi-talented group member also performs locally with the Generations Community Choir and The Steuben Players.
Cincinnati Creek performs a range of acoustic music, including originals by Lori, with upbeat rhythms, three and four part harmonies, and plenty of humor. Don’t miss this warm and lively group.
Doors open at 7:00 PM for the 7:30 PM show. Admission is $12.00, $5.00 for students, and no charge for children 12 and younger.
Homemade desserts will be available for a donation before the show and during the intermission. The refreshments, including coffee and other beverages, are prepared by Park Coffee House volunteers. Proceeds benefit the food pantry operated by local non-denominational charity Foothills Rural Community Ministry, the parent organization of the coffee house.
You’ll find Park Coffee House in the village of Holland Patent, at the historic Twin Churches, just off Main Street (NYS Route 365), across from the park.
On February 1, the Park Coffee House season continues with The Usual Suspects featuring Dan Evans, Michael Ferris, Pete Ruben, Mike Plehn, Bill Thistleton, and Maren
Meyer-Wendt. Off the Wall will perform on February 15.

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Silent Night....good night one and all

Rattlin’ Bog

Terry Schwaner

Cincinnati Creek

Dan Sargent

What a wonderful night we had, of music, delicious treats, and friendly faces, all supporting Foothills Rural Community Ministry. Thank you to the musicians for donating their time and music for our Local Favorites fundraiser concert.

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