Arts & Culture

The Society offers arts and culture programs that include film discussion series, writing workshops, art workshops and theater workshops. Some longstanding programs include:

The Joy of Personal Writing Workshops

Try your hand at personal non-fiction in a series of classes led by Ethical member Elaine Berman Gurney. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others more experienced, and learn basic and advanced writing skills. All experience levels are welcome!
2018 Fall Session - 9 weeks
Tuesday Session (Begins October 2), 12:30-2:30pm
Thursday Session (Begins October 4), 6:30-8:30pm
Class fees: Ethical members $150, Non-members $250.
Advance registration is required for the entire term. Please contact Maggie Determann at or 212 874-5210x113 for for class and registration information.
Ethical Outlook Literary Issue - A compilation of writings from students and an introduction by Instructor Elaine Berman Gurney. Visit the Workshop Writers' Space to read pieces by past and present workshop writers.

Friday Nights at Ethical

Ethics in FilmEthics in Film
1st Fridays, 7-9:15pm, Ceremonial Hall
Monthly film screenings followed by a lively discussion of the ethical issues explored.
$5 donation includes snacks and refreshments (popcorn, beer, coffee, tea).

Ethics and the TheaterEthics and the Theater
2nd Fridays, 7-9:00pm, Ceremonial Hall. Reception at 6:30pm.
Members of the Society and theater professionals read plays dealing with ethical and moral issues before a live audience. Readings are followed by discussions of the ethical issues raised by the play.
Suggested donation: $5 members; $10 public. Includes refreshments.

Music Café
3rd Fridays, 7-9:30pm, Ceremonial Hall.
Hooray for Friday — especially 3rd Fridays at The Café at Ethical, a welcoming place to unwind, relax, and enjoy music, refreshments, and good company.
$5 members; $15 public. Includes refreshments.