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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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AnnouncementsArtist in Residence

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

April 17, 2024
Featuring the Time Lapse Dance ensemble with live musical performances by composer Matthew Burtner, MET…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Deepali Srivastava: Who Powers the Green Transition?

April 14, 2024
Climate change is everyone’s crisis, but climate change knowledge and narratives remain elite, male dominated.…
Speaking of ScienceVideo

Steven Glazer: ‘Project Preservation: Bearing Witness and Responding to Genocide’

April 10, 2024
At this month’s Speaking of Science we were joined by Steven Glazer, who spoke about…

Spring Intergenerational Endeavors

April 7, 2024
The Spring Season holds some intergenerational gems for our WHOLE community to rally around.... including:…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Anne Klaeysen: The Encampment for Citizenship Empowers Youth

March 24, 2024
The Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) was founded in 1946 by Algernon D. Black, Leader of…
Ethics in Action

Support the Spring Midnight Run: Give to Help Our Unhoused Neighbors on April 18

March 21, 2024
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION: The Society will match the first $1,000 raised! On April 18, the…

Programs & Events

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

Ethics and the Theater

Join us for a staged reading and talkback exploring the ethical issues raised by the play! Reception at 1:30. Join our mailing list for details!

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20 April 2024 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ethics and the Theater Encore

Join us for a staged reading and talkback exploring the ethical issues raised by the play! Reception at 6:30. Join our mailing list for details!

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20 April 2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Intergenerational Spring Platform: Earth-Heart

Free and open to the public, in-person and online! Don't miss our Spring Intergenerational Platform, Earth-Heart, led by Youth and Family Programs Coordinator Audrey Kindred and featuring: A special performance...

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21 April 2024 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ethics in the News (Hybrid)

Free and open to the public, in-Person and online! Join in the lively give-and-take on compelling issues and current events and bring your own ideas. Member Joe Fashing moderates. Topic...

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21 April 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Central Park Tree Walk with Dendro Lab’s Carey Russell

Are you ready to cultivate a closer and more familiar relationship with our neighborhood trees? If so, set off on the right foot with a leisurely walk in Central Park...

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21 April 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cause Celebre Benefit: ‘Unlucky Gal: The Jane Doe Story’ Play w/ Tribute to Judy Collins, Martin Garbus, and Mike Osgood

Join Cause Celebre Productions for a performance of Unlucky Gal: The Jane Doe Story, followed by a special tribute to iconic folk singer Judy Collins, legendary attorney Martin Garbus, and former...

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21 April 2024 2:00 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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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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