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Ethics in Action Since 1876

The New York Society for Ethical Culture is a Humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and democracy since 1876. We celebrate life’s joys, support each other through life’s challenges, and work together to build a more just world.

Action & Advocacy

Putting deed before creed and ethics into action to build a more just world

Education & Enrichment

Fostering curiosity and personal development to bring out the best in one another

Youth & Family

Humanist programs for children, teens, and parents

Community Service

The Social Service Board at Ethical NYC

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June 23: The Religious Right and the Threat to American Democracy

June 12, 2024
Free and open to the public, in-person and online! Leader Dr. Joe Chuman sits down…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Sunday Platform with Opus 118 Harlem School of Music

June 9, 2024
Opus 118 was founded in 1991 by Roberta Guaspari with a mission to provide quality…

June 15: ‘Musicians for Justice: Juneteenth Jazz Jubilee’ with Music on The Inside

June 7, 2024
In-person and online! Join the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Music on The…
Youth & Family

June 16: Celebrate The International Day of the African Child at Ethical NYC

June 4, 2024
Young Ethical Explorers celebrates Ethical Teacher, Simba Yangala, as she invites humans of all ages…
Youth & Family

Ethical Arts: Living Legends

June 4, 2024
Ethical arts have been blossoming at Ethical NYC! A musical branch of these arts developments…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Nori Rost: Seasons of Love

June 2, 2024
In this platform Dr. Rost looked at the importance of honoring milestones in our lives,…

June 14: ‘The Last Chance Cafe’ with Cause Celebre Productions

June 2, 2024
Join Cause Celebre Productions for a performance of Last Chance Café, part of Cause Celebre's…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Charles Moore: The Soul of Rehabilitation Through the Arts

May 26, 2024
Rehabilitation Through the Arts alumnus and Director of Programs and Operations Charles Moore joined us…
AnnouncementsArtist in Residence

SOUND~EARTH~MOTION June 1: Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance Performance and Gala

May 22, 2024
Featuring the Time Lapse Dance ensemble with live musical performances by composer Matthew Burtner, MET…

Programs & Events

Our landmark meeting house hosts inspiring gatherings, enriching workshops, youth and family activities, community service projects, and world-class entertainment.

Fight Voter Suppression and Protect Abortion in Florida: Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Writing Gathering

We’re in this together to fight voter suppression in our Souther States! Join us for another Reclaim Our Vote postcard writing event sponsored by the Social Service Board of Ethical...

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22 June 2024 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Frederick Clarkson: The Religious Right and the Threat to American Democracy

Free and open to the public, in-person and online! Leader Dr. Joe Chuman sits down for an interview with writer and researcher Frederick Clarkson about the current state of the...

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23 June 2024 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Reasonable New York Summer Solstice Party at Ellington in The Park/Riverside Park

Special Location: Ellington in the Park Restaurant (Lower Level) 328 Riverside Dr New York, NY 10025-4154 Celebrate our hemisphere's longest and sunniest day with friends and fellow Reasonable New...

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23 June 2024 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Say Yes to Science with Dr. Carol Portlock

Free and open to the public! Every 2nd and 4th Monday at 5:00pm retired oncologist and Society Member Dr. Carol Portlock reviews new and intriguing science in multiple fields, including those relevant to COVID...

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24 June 2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Midweek Meditation (Online)

A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Begins promptly at 5:00pm. Larry Hurst and Sondra Stein moderate. New Participants: Please join 10 minutes early to introduce yourself, otherwise you...

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25 June 2024 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Humanist Happy Hour

Our Humanist Happy Hour is back! Every month we’re hosting evening gatherings with drinks, snacks, and great conversation. Looking for Humanist community? Passionate about social justice? Curious about Humanism and...

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28 June 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Artist in Residence Jody Sperling

Dancer and choreographer Jody Sperling of Time Lapse Dance is the Society’s Ecological Artist in Residence.

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Rent Our Spaces

Our building holds a distinct place in New York City’s architectural history. Offering breathtaking views of Central Park and elegant, well-appointed spaces, our historic meeting house is the perfect venue for your special event. Our beautiful, century-old building retains its historic charm while providing guests with the very best in modern services.

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Your one-time or sustaining gift helps us promote progressive values, fight for social justice, and give voice to those who otherwise might not be heard.

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