Caroline Doctorow Benefit for Grounds and Sounds – Friday, June 14, 8:00 p.m.

Caroline Doctorow and bandGrounds and Sounds and folk recording artist Caroline Doctorow join together to present an evening of acoustic music to benefit the series. Ms. Doctorow and her high-energy acoustic band The Ballad Makers will present popular folk standards, Americana favorites, blisteringly fast fiddle tunes as well as Doctorow’s own songs.

"I was part of the line up during the very first season of this series, and want to lend my support to all the wonderful folks who keep it going and thriving year after year, providing a great listening room and a great spirit of community - for both audience and performer..." Caroline Doctorow

Caroline's stirring voice recalls the folk artists of the '60s and her vocals have been favorably compared to such luminaries as Nanci Griffith and Judy Collins. Her most recent album Dreaming in Vinyl reached #2 on the folk radio charts.

Grounds and Sounds is very grateful that Caroline and her band are graciously donating their performance to support acoustic music in our community. Please join us to hear fabulous music and support Grounds and Sounds. Thank you!

To see a video of Caroline and her band, click here. For tickets, click here.

New Semester for Essentrics Stretch Has Begun 

essentrics 75x75If you were thinking now is the time to move off the couch, Essentrics Stretch is for YOU. Fellowship member Kay Aparo, a certified Essentrics instructor, has started the spring/summer 12-week semester. First class is FREE for new students...you have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to gain. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Thursday evening. Tuition is $144 for the twelve lessons if you pay in advance or $15 per lesson if you want to pay per class. Contact Kay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or click here to read about the program, view the class schedule, and watch a short video.

Vendors Invited for July 13 UUFSB Craft Fair

Attention all crafters and artists!  The UU Fellowship at Stony Brook is hosting a fundraiser craft sale on July 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All members and friends are invited to sell their creations at the sale.

  • Are you a knitter with more mittens than your grandchildren?
  • Accumulated more jewelry than you can wear?
  • Have some photos (matted or not) to grace shoppers’ bare walls?
  • Painters and wood crafters, do you have original creations to sell?
  • Has your collection gotten out of hand?
  • Already read all those books now piled on the floor?

This is a great opportunity to sell your goods. Vendor cost for the entire day is only $40.00, much less than most craft shows charge. Please email Cathi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in being a vendor. Space is limited, so register early! We hope to see you all there!

woodstock smallerWoodstock Revival at Grounds and Sounds - August 9, 2019

Grounds and Sounds Café is planning a very special 50th Anniversary Woodstock show, with Christine Sweeney, Toby Tobias, Rich Lanahan, and The Claudia Jacobs Band doing their favorite songs from the greatest music festival ever! Relive the moment! Sing the songs! Peace, Love, and Harmony! More details to come. Save that date!!