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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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Fight Voter Suppression: Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Writing Gathering February 24

February 16, 2024
We're in this together to fight voter suppression in our Souther States! Come to the…

Offerings for Families & Community Members from Audrey Kindred

February 13, 2024
A note from Audrey Kindred, Ethical NYC's Ethical Education Director for Children, Youth & Families,…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Sunday Platform: Fat Sunday with Nori Rost and the Rick Bogart Trio

February 11, 2024
As we celebrate Black History Month, we hosted a very special Platform on the Sunday…
Sunday PlatformVideo

Nori Rost: Ready, Set, Wait

February 4, 2024
Last month, Dr. Rost talked about the importance of setting intentions to create a different…

February 16: ‘Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action’ with Dana R. Fisher, Steven Donziger, Sage Lenier, and Saad Amer

January 30, 2024
Join us for author Dana R. Fisher in conversation with Steven Donziger about her new…

New Book Discussion Group: ‘A Year to Live’ by Stephen Levine Begins February 4

January 29, 2024
Join Leader Dr. Nori Rost every first Sunday for a new book discussion group exploring…

Programs & Events

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

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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25 February 2024 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday Platform with Richard Koral: Rediscovering Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics

Free and open to the public, in-person and online! Some 2500 years ago, the Greeks formulated ways for bringing an ethical standard into our lives. We still debate their answers...

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25 February 2024 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Earth Rising Circle

Join Leader Dr. Nori Rost for a monthly Earth Rising Circle, a gathering space to explore and learn from voices of youth, indigenous wisdom, and inspired readings from poets, naturalists,...

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25 February 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Say Yes to Science with Dr. Carol Portlock

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 time. On 2nd and 4th Mondays at 5pm, retired...

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26 February 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. Join Online Click to join at start | Zoom ID 838 1778 1084...

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27 February 2024 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Colloquy (Online)

Every 4th Tuesday, join us to share your reflections on the topic based on quotes, parables, poems, etc. presented by the moderator. There are no right or wrong answers, just...

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27 February 2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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