MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE 2008 SEASON
(1) Tuesday, January 8, 2008: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street [ click here for map ], for dinner and conversation.
Here's hoping that this new year will be better than the last!
(2) Tuesday, January 22, 2008: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.
Hope that you will attend!
(3) Tuesday, February 12, 2008: We have a new Greenwich Village location! Now, besides being able to visit and share our concerns in a large upstairs meeting room, we can select more healthful buffet-style food at the LifeThyme Natural Market. The address is 410 6th Avenue (aka Avenue of the Americas), between 8th and 9th Streets. Their phone is 1-212-420-9099.
An M6 bus is handy; N/R/W trains stop at 8th Street; and F/V trains stop at 14th Street.
We hope to have a good turnout.
How can we Humanists make an impact in these worrisome times? What are your ideas? See you there!
(4) Tuesday, February 26, 2008: Thanks to those brave Humanists who came out in the storm for the last meeting; let's hope that the weather will be more cooperative this coming Tuesday evening.
We will again meet at the LifeThyme Natural Market at 410 6th Avenue (aka Avenue of the Americas), between 8th and 9th Streets. Their phone is 1-212-420-9099.
Here's some updated travel information: the M6 and M5 busses are okay using the 6th Avenue and Waverly Place stop. As for the subway: the West 4th Street/Washington Square stop is best, using any of its lines, A, B, C, D, E, F and V. Coming from uptown, the last car puts you at the exit closest to our meeting place; and coming from downtown, using the first car gets you closest.
Hope that you will attend!
(5) Tuesday, March 11, 2008: Hello Humanist Friends.
We'll gather this Tuesday for a Celebration of Activism to hear the dynamic Jim Hightower speaking about individuals who are taking initiative to make a difference in battling the unethical "powers that be", and offering his new book, Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow, for sale.
This event will take place from 7 PM to 9 PM at the All Souls Church at 1157 Lexington Avenue at 80th Street, and is sponsored by Common Cause New York and the New York Civil Liberties Union. Admission is $10, although $25 will get you a ticket and a copy of Jim's book.
Hope to see you there!
(6) Tuesday, March 25, 2008: We will meet at the LifeThyme Natural Market at 410 Sixth Avenue (aka Avenue of the Americas), between 8th and 9th Streets, for food and conversation.
(7) Tuesday, April 8, 2008: We will meet at the LifeThyme Natural Market at 410 Sixth Avenue (aka Avenue of the Americas), between 8th and 9th Streets, for food and conversation.
(8) Tuesday, April 22, 2008: We will meet at the LifeThyme Natural Market at 410 Sixth Avenue (aka Avenue of the Americas), between 8th and 9th Streets, for food and conversation.
Additionally, we would like to suggest the following list of upcoming Humanist activities at which we can get together and participate.
- Listen on Sunday night, April 20, at 6:30 PM to Equal Time For Free Thought on WBAI. This will be a discussion with Chris Hedges who Doesn't Believe in Atheists. Listen on the radio (99.5 MHz on your FM dial) or live via the Internet.
- In celebration of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, beginning on April 21, please attend the special public news conference of Evo Morales, the Indigenous President of Bolivia, at 9 AM on Monday morning in front of the UN, on First Avenue at 43rd Street.
- On Monday evening April 21 at 6:30 PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West, please attend a program entitled "Ghandi, King and the Power of Nonviolence: Alternatives to Force in the 21st Century", with Jonathan Schell and Taylor Branch speaking. Sponsored by several Peace groups. Free, with $10 donation appreciated.
- Also on Monday evening April 21 at 7 PM, if you would prefer, there is a presentation of Political Cartooning by Ted Rall and Stephanie McMillan that Howard Zinn says is social satire at its wittiest and most engaging. Come to Revolution Books, but upstairs at Idlewild Books on the 2nd floor at 12 West 19th Street.
- On Wednesday evening at 7 PM, April 23, please come to Cooper Union's Wollman Auditorium, 51 Astor Place between 3rd and 4th Avenues (#6, N, R trains to 8th Street), for a discussion entitled, "Atheism, God & Morality in a Time of Imperialism and Rising Fundamentalism", an exchange between Chris Hedges, speaking about his new book, I Don't Believe In Atheists, and Sunsara Taylor speaking on behalf of Bob Avakian's new book, Away With All Gods! There is a suggested donation of $10. For additional information, call 1-212-691-3345.
(9) Tuesday, May 13, 2008: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.
Hope that you will attend!
(10) Tuesday, May 27, 2008: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation. We hope that you will attend and please note that we will be off on Summer Hiatus during the months of June through August, inclusive. Regularly scheduled meetings will resume on September 9.
The HSMNY will have a presence at the 67th Annual AHA National Conference, being held June 5-8 in Washington, DC jointly with the 17th World Humanist Congress of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). Members of the local chapter are encouraged to attend. Be sure to stop by the HSMNY table where we will be distributing information about the work of the United Nations.
(11) Tuesday, December 9, 2008: We will meet from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in its amazing meeting house at 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West.
It's been a lonnnnng Summer. The Hiatus for the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York is about to end! Sorry for the abrupt notice, but we just received the good word that we will have the use of this great space in which to resume our quite popular and well-attended "Humanist Roundtable Discussions." We are invited to hold one meeting each month, starting with a small room, but, it's predicted that we will gain momentum and need a larger room as a result of the expressed interest.
This first planned meeting can be whatever you wish for it to be. We're convinced that Humanists would much rather be their own speakers, so if you agree, please bring your own topics for discussion. What would you think of so timely a topic as formulating a Humanist priority list for action during the new Barack Obama Presidency? That should make for a rousing discussion! You may have suggestions for future meetings and subsequent topics for exploration, and even ideas for inviting other speakers that you know will be of interest to the Group.
We welcome your interest and your input. Hope to see you there!
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