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NECSS 2017 – Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism

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Featured Meetup!

We are excited to be spotlighting our new monthly showcase!  We will be featuring a regular event for one of our member groups each month. We encourage those who have not attended to do so and meet some of the people from that organization. Generally these will be either social gatherings or discussion groups.

May 5: Ethical – Ethics in Film

“Ethical” is a welcoming home for humanists. They have provided non-theistic services in a congregational setting since 1876. Join them in celebrating life’s joys, supporting one another through life’s crises, and working together to make the world a better place. They offer lectures, films, discussion groups, music, and much, much more. Visit ethical.nyc.
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SHSNY’s 10th Annual DAY OF REASON BRUNCH

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SUNDAY, MAY 7, NOON

at PETE’S TAVERN 129 East 18 Street

Our speaker will be: MICHAEL DE DORA

“From D.C. to Geneva:  Secular Humanist Advocacy Around the World”

 

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Book Launch Party- How to Be a Stoic

 

Where: Paulaner 265 Bowery

When: May 9 at 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Come celebrate the launch of Massimo’s new book, How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life (on pre-sale at Amazon, both hard cover and e-version)!

Join us at Paulaner, in the Bowery, for a brief presentation of the book followed by q&a with the author. Then hang around chatting with others interested in philosophy. Good food and excellent drinks for purchase!
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Featured Meetup!

We are excited to be spotlighting our new monthly showcase!  We will be featuring a regular event for one of our member groups each month. We encourage those who have not attended to do so and meet some of the people from that organization. Generally these will be either social gatherings or discussion groups.

APRdrinkingIL: New York City Skeptics : Drinking Skeptically   

New York City Skeptics promotes critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and science education in the New York City metropolitan area. Our activities include co-sponsoring the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS), hosting a bi-monthly Public Lecture Series, and sponsoring the New York City chapters of Drinking Skeptically and SkeptiCamp. Continue reading

Annual Winter Solstice Party

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Ethical Humanist Award

The New York Society for Ethical Culture presents the Ethical Humanist Award to Planned Parenthood: Still fighting for women’s rights after 100 years!website image small

Sign up and buy tickets here.

The Ethical Humanist Award, established in 1970, is the Society’s highest honor. It recognizes an individual who has acted with extraordinary moral courage, without regard for the sanction or acclaim of his or her peers or of society, and whose actions have had broad humanizing implications. This is the first time the Award is being given to an organization, marking the moral courage and tenacity of so many who have worked for women’s rights.

7:00pm – Award Presentation Film and Panel discussion with prominent leaders in the field:

“The Politicizing of Women’s Health and Sexuality: What we can we do about it.” OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Accepting on behalf of Planned Parenthood will be Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President & Chief Experience Officer.

– Auditorum, FREE

8:30pm – Cocktail Reception – Social Hall, $25 to Ethical NY Members, $35 to Guests catered by the Fortune Society‘s “Culinary Team for Healthy Foods”

From the Top of the Wonder Wheel: A Poetic Atheist Historian Maps the World

When: Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30PM
Where:New York Society For Ethical Culture 2 West 64th Street (At Central Park West)
Admission: NYSEC Members: $30 Guests:$60 (all four sessions)

All four Wednesdays in July!

Moderator: Jennifer Michael Hecht, authorpjimage (1)

“Like belief, doubt takes a lot of different forms, from ancient Skepticism to modern scientific empiricism, from doubt in many gods to doubt in one God, to doubt that recreates and enlivens faith and doubt that is really disbelief.” So begins historian and poet Hecht’s book on the great doubters and their legacy of innovation. Join her for an exploration of this enduring concept.  Continue reading

RNY Summer Solstice Party!

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