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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.

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VISIT our landmark meeting house for inspiring Sunday gatherings, monthly workshops, youth and family activities, Ethical Action service projects, and world-class entertainment.

Growing Peace by Growing Food: An Interview with Steven Hoffen

In-person and online! Steven Hoffen, a high school teen from NYC, was inspired to action following a visit to Sindyanna of Galilee, a non-profit agricultural organization in Israel where Arab...

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04 June 2023 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Young Ethical Explorers: Growing Communi-tree

Looking backward and forward! Newcomers are always welcome! To join, please RSVP to Youth Programs Director Audrey Kindred at For more information about our youth and family programming, please visit Young...

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04 June 2023 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ethical Theater: Narrative Medicine Short Plays with Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Join us for a FREE special theatrical presentation by students from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University! Twelve first-year medical students will be presenting 10-minute plays...

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04 June 2023 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Say Yes to Science with Dr. Frank Corigliano

Thanks to vaccines and other medical innovation, COVID-19 is now endemic. On 1st and 3rd Mondays at 11am, clinical psychologist Frank Corigliano will continue to address your concerns about managing day-to-day during this trying...

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05 June 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Getting to Know You (Members Only)

Get to know our Ethical Culture family in a comfortable, casual way. Each session features a pair of members in a dialogue with one another, each responding to a few...

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05 June 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poetry Circle (Online)

Bring a favorite poem (or poems) to our monthly online poetry circle! Read it aloud, and we’ll listen attentively together and discuss—a line, a word, an image, or an overall...

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06 June 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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