Reasonable New York

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Reasonable New York Solstice Party

Winter Solstice Party 2018 Flyer


Book launch: Nonsense on Stilts, How to Tell Science from Bunk

Come celebrate the second edition of Massimo’s book, Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk.

When: November 18 3-5 PM

Where: The Brooklyn Commons

388 Atlantic Avenue · Brooklyn, NY


From the dust jacket:

In this era of fake news and alternative facts, there is more bunk than ever. But why do people believe in it? And what causes them to embrace such pseudoscientific beliefs and practices? In this fully revised second edition, noted skeptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in an entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and—borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham—the nonsense on stilts. Presenting case studies on a number of controversial topics, Pigliucci cuts through the ambiguity surrounding science to look more closely at how science is conducted, how it is disseminated, how it is interpreted, and what it means to our society. The result is in many ways a “taxonomy of bunk” that explores the intersection of science and culture at large. Continue reading

SHSNY: A Very Special Evening

When: Friday, November 2, 2018  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Community Church of New York  28 East 35 St. (Rear Gallery)

presents Hector Garcia, Psy.D., author of ALPHA GOD: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression
18Nov Alpha God

Alpha God focuses on the image of God as the dominant male in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This traditional God concept is seen as a reflection of the “dominant ape” paradigm so evident in the hierarchical social structures of primates, with whom we have a strong genetic connection. Continue reading

Featured Meetup!

Friday, October 19

CFI: Know Your Neighborsneighbors

Each month we will feature a regular meetup for one of our participating organizations. We hope you will visit many of these events and learn more about each group.

For October our featured group is CFI New York

Hello All! You are invited to an evening of socializing with a group of friendly New Yorkers at the Rubin Museum on Friday, Oct 19.

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Annual RNY Summer Solstice Party!

Summer Solstice Party in the Park 2018

Featured Meetup!

Thursday, May 31

FFNY: Dear Feminist Men…   feminism_real_men_are_feminists_t_shirt-r99e63c50c4744f7c94a9d8bf4a8bc3ee_k2g1o_260

Each month we will feature a regular meetup for one of our participating organizations. We hope you will visit many of these events and learn more about each group.

For May our Featured group is Feminist Freethinkers Continue reading

SHSNY: 11th Annual Day of Reason Brunch

Our Featured Speaker:Malian-women-600x400
Editor, PassBlue
The UN, the US, Women, and World Peace”

PassBlue is an independent, women-led digital publication offering in depth journalism on the US–UN relationship and its effects on women’s issues, human rights, peacekeeping and other urgent global matters, as reported from its base in the UN press corps. PassBlue’s overall mission is to educate the American and wider public on the fundamental role of the US to the UN and how the UN works – its successes and failures – through high-quality reporting by writers throughout the world. Continue reading

Featured Meetup!

Sunday, April 29

CFI- Food for Thought (F4T)food

Each month we will feature a regular meetup for one of our participating organizations. We hope you will visit many of these events and learn more about each group.

For April our Featured Meetup is Food For Thought. Continue reading

Featured Meetup!

Sunday, March 18

Skeptics at the Commons

Sharon Hill on Paranormal’s “Scientifical Americans” 

skeptics_logoNew York City Skeptics promotes critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and science education in the New York City metropolitan area.

For more information please e-mail us at contact @ or visit

Each month we meet on a wide range of subjects.


The Brooklyn Commons Cafe

388 Atlantic Avenue- Brooklyn, NY (event space in the back)

The SHSNY 10th Annual Darwin Day Celebration

Friday, February 9  6:30-9:30PM

The Storehouse Restaurant, 69 West 23 Street

Distinguished Guest Speaker:


… who will introduce and read from the
New Edition of her NYTimes Best-Seller
The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies

Confirm your place today at our celebration of Charles Darwin’s 209th birthday – and the 30th Anniversary of the founding of SHSNY – along with 50 or more of your fellow and sororal freethinkers at conveniently-midtown classic Irish pub, The Storehouse.

The highlight of the evening will be a talk and reading by nationally-acclaimed freethought author and speaker – and SHSNY Honorary Member – Susan Jacoby, on her The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies, “a prescient and now-classic analysis of the forces of anti-intellectualism in contemporary American life–updated for the era of Trump, Twitter, Breitbart and fake news controversies.”

It’s going to be a great evening … centered on a lavish Pub-Grub menu (veggie choices, of course) in our own upstairs private room, with our own cash bar … mingling with old friends and making new friends … and enjoying a fascinating and important presentation, all for …


Just $60 per person (tax/tip included).
Cash bar.
Reservations must be prepaid. Prepay (credit card or PayPal) at Or mail your check to SHSNY, P.O. Box 7661, New York, NY 10150-7661. Questions? Call 646-922-7389 – leave a call-back number.