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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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Sunday PlatformVideo

Joe Chuman: Holding Fast to Our Values in a Time of Chaos and Peril

May 19, 2024
American democracy is in greater peril than at any time since the Civil War. Though…

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

May 16, 2024
In-person and online! Join the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Music on The…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Nori Rost: Happy Mother’s Day

May 13, 2024
Although this holiday is ranked as one of the most popular for greeting cards and…
Speaking of ScienceVideo

Allison Applebaum: ‘Care for the Caregiver: Reflections from a Caregiving Scientist and Family Caregiver’

May 8, 2024
At this month’s Speaking of Science we were joined by Dr. Allison Applebaum, Founding Director…
VideoYouth & Family

Watch Now: 2024 Coming of Age Celebration

May 5, 2024
Sunday, May 5 saw a New York Society for Ethical Culture community milestone, as we…
Ethics in ActionYouth & Family

May 19: Join and Donate to Our AIDS Walk NYC Team!

April 29, 2024
Taking part in the annual AIDS Walk New York is an Ethical NYC tradition led by our Young…

Programs & Events

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

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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21 May 2024 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Craig Urquhart in Concert: A Benefit for 350NYC

Join this evening with the composer/pianist Craig Urquhart, whose music has drawn critical acclaim from across the globe. The concert is a benefit for 350NYC, an organization which has been working for...

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22 May 2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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24 May 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Young Ethical Explorers

Newcomers are always welcome! Details TBA. How to Join To join, please RSVP to Youth Programs Director Audrey Kindred at For more information about our youth and family programming,...

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26 May 2024 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday Platform with Charles Moore: The Soul of Rehabilitation Through the Arts

Free and open to the public, in-person and online! Charles Moore will give a brief intro of himself and RTA, and present a short film called, “The Soul of RTA”...

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26 May 2024 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Say Yes to Science with Dr. Carol Portlock

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 and beyond. Free and open to...

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27 May 2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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Become a part of our rich 147 year history.

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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