Sunday, March 18
Skeptics at the Commons
Sharon Hill on Paranormal’s “Scientifical Americans”
New York City Skeptics promotes critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and science education in the New York City metropolitan area.
Each month we meet on a wide range of subjects.
The Brooklyn Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Avenue- Brooklyn, NY (event space in the back)
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).
Reservations must be prepaid. Prepay (credit card or PayPal) at www.shsny.org. 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.
Dec 14: Secular Coalition Cocktail and Benefit Bash
Saturday, December 2, 2017
We invite you to a FREE ($20 optional donation to NYC Skeptics appreciated) all-day series of lectures on Science and Skepticism topics.
SkeptiCamp is like a science conference, except that its content is provided by the attendees themselves! Anyone can be a presenter, as long as your topic has something to do with science and/or skepticism. Continue reading
Oct 20: CFI-LI Monthly Forum
The Center for Inquiry – Long Island is the local LI branch of CFI, a think tank working to foster a secular society based on science, reason, free inquiry and humanist values. CFI-LI sponsors public educational programs, supports local campus and community groups, and works with the media.
For further information and our schedule of events, please visit us on Meetup.com at http://www.meetup.com/cfilongisland/
Each month we meet on a wide range of subjects. Visit the link above for more information.
When: Sunday October 8
Where: Pete’s Tavern, 129 East 18th Street, New York, NY
With speaker Jonathan Engel on “Separation of Church & State Isn’t in the Constitution” … and Other American Myths A nationally-recognized First Amendment authority, Jon’s 2013 Freethought Day presentation for us, “The History of Church/State Separation in America”, was an insightful and witty knockout.
Now, here’s a peek into his current thinking:
I’m concentrating on what I consider to be three current myths about separation: that it “isn’t in the constitution”, that “the 10 Commandments are the basis for our laws”, and that “while government can’t favor any one religion over another, it can favor religion over non-religion”.
Join us! Brunch is $25
… for the best brunch bargain in New York, with your choice of 11 excellent entrees, one drink (Bloody Mary, Mimosa, etc.) and coffee or tea, and including all taxes and tips.
Pre-pay now at shsny.org
… to reserve your place, because the room at Pete’s only seats 48 – don’t get shut out. Questions? email email@example.com … or call 646-922-7389, and leave a call-back number.
Sep 11: Stoic School of LIfe: The role ethics of Epictetus
The Stoic School of Life is inspired (with a bit of immodesty) to the ancient Greco-Roman schools of philosophy. Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus and many others simply gave lectures about their favorite topics and engaged in Socratic discussions with people interested in what they had to say. In our case, we examine the theory and practice of Stoicism as a modern applied philosophy that aids us in navigating a world in some ways just as confusing and uncertain as that of ancient Athens and Rome. Blog
Wednesday, August 2
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Come celebrate the launch of Dr. DeLuca’s new book, The Hormone Myth: How Junk Science, Gender Politics and Lies About PMS Keep Women Down (on pre-sale at Amazon at
Join us at the Cafe at the Brooklyn Commons for a brief reading from the book followed by schmoozing with the author. 100% of the profits from book sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood Global. Drinks and snacks will be served!
July 26: SHSNY: Great Lectures On DVD: James Randi
The Secular Humanist Society of New York (SHSNY) is a leader in the NYC area freethought community:
Okay, you’re an atheist/agnostic – now what? Secular humanism is a philosophy of life guided by reason and science, free from religious and secular dogmas, promoting human happiness, freedom and understanding on this earth, in this life.
For this meeting:
A Science Symposium: Bill Nye & James Randi – Part 2 – Randi James “The Amazing” Randi regales with stories from his forthcoming book. A Magician in the Laboratory, while explaining how to test paranormal claims, including the claims of the many challengers who have tried to win his foundation’s million-dollar challenge.