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Reasonable New York Winter Solstice Celebration

This year to celebrate the Winter Solstice, Reasonable New York has partnered with Raymond Arnold and his Brighter Than Today Secular Solstice event taking place on Saturday December 19th at the New York Society For Ethical Culture.

Reasonable New York will host a reception that will start at 5:30PM and continue until 10:30PM. Participants can hang out at the reception where we will have wine and snacks. Donations welcome to cover costs!

“The Solstice singalong concert will take place in the auditorium. Tickets are $25 and are available at“. Tickets will also be available at the reception.

During the reception, members of Reasonable New York will be available to say hello and talk about their organizations. Spend some time with us, and I encourage you to attend the event upstairs as well. I have heard it was just great last year!

Once you have a ticket, feel free to go back and forth throughout the evening.


Altruism, Ethics, and the Global Economy: A Discussion with Matthieu Ricard and Jeffrey Sachs

A Discussion with Matthieu Ricard and Jeffrey Sachs

October 27 7:30PM

New York Society For Ethical Culture 2 West 64th Street

How can we bjeffreymatthieusmallalance economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability? And how can we build social trust and faith in government, to ensure that human and planetary
well-being are at the center of our global politics and policy choices? Continue reading

SHSNY Freethought Day Brunch! Massimo Pigliucci! “Stoicism Today!”


October 11 at 12:00PM

Pete’s Tavern 129 West 18th Street 

Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, editor in chief of the online magazine Scientia Salon, prolific author, and Honorary Member of SHSNY who has lately turned his attention to the ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of ethics and resilience that is Stoicism. Continue reading

A Better Life


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Reasonable New York Summer Solstice Party



Day of Reason Brunch/Lecture/Get-­Together

Sunday May 3 at 12:00PM

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JOHN A. WAGNER: “Promoting Secular Politics in the Empire State” 

Yes, New York may be a lot better than Mississippi, but the push to incorporate the religious agenda into our laws and our tax code is alive and well in the Empire State.   Continue reading


nycmyths1When: Saturday May 2, 2015 @ 2PM

Where: Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Ave., Room 306 (The “Skylight Room”)

Did the Dutch really buy Manhattan Island for $24? Were the winged moonmen that made headlines in the New York Sun in 1835 for real? Are there really Alligators in New York City’s sewers? Since colonial days Gotham has been an incubator for great myths, hoaxes, and urban legends. This presentation will separate facts from fiction. Continue reading

My Night with Philosophers

Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00 PM

to Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 AM

972 5th Avenue , New York, NY (map)

Yes, you read it right: this is an entire night devoted to philosophy, hosted by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. We start at 7pm on Friday 4/24 and go on until early morning on Saturday. Continue reading

World Happiness Report 2015


Friday, April 24, 2015 – 7:00pm
New York Society For Ethical Culture 2 West 64th Street

What are the sources of happiness? How can we foster happiness in our societies? What is the state of global happiness today? The World Happiness Report 2015 answers the questions. For the first time ever, the three co-editors of the World Happiness Report – Professors Jeffrey D. Sachs, Richard Layard, and John Helliwell – will do a public event to discuss the Report’s findings and future directions. Continue reading

Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism 2015

NECSS2015border Thursday April 9 – Sunday April 12

FIT Hait Auditorium 227 West 27th

Keynote Speaker: BILL NYE

NECSS is the Northeast’s largest conference dedicated to critical thinking and science education. Join us for four days of presentations, panels, entertainment, live podcasts, workshops, and social events. PLEASE NOTE – SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. PLEASE REGISTER HERE: Continue reading