Join us On Zoom -- It's Easy!

To protect each other and our community during the coronavirus pandemic, all in-person events at Ethical NYC have been suspended until further notice. But no need to worry! To stay connected, we’re turning to the free online meeting service Zoom, where we’re hosting regular programming.

Zoom is free and easy to use, and available for all computers, tablets, and smartphones.

How to Use Zoom

Attendees don’t need to register for a Zoom account although it’s free and helpful. Visit for information.

From your desktop or laptop computer (Mac or Windows), to join a meeting simply click the event’s invitation link below. Zoom will automatically download and start. To download Zoom ahead of time visit

From your smartphone or tablet,
download the Zoom app from your device’s app store first (Apple or Google Android). Then, just click a meeting invitation link below or type the event’s Meeting ID into the “Join Meeting” section of your Zoom app.

No computer or smartphone? No problem! Call in to any meeting by dialing one of the following phone numbers and entering the Meeting ID provided for each program below.

Call-in phone numbers: (929) 205-6099 | (301) 715-8592 | (253) 215-8782

Optional but recommended accessories:
-Headphones or headset w/ microphone

Zoom Tutorials

Zoom Etiquette

  • Join from a quiet place free of background noise and visual distraction.
  • Mute yourself when you aren’t speaking. You can mute and un-mute yourself using the microphone icon at the bottom left of the Zoom window. For larger meetings participants will be automatically muted when they first join. You can also temporarily un-mute yourself by holding down your spacebar. If dialing in from a phone, please mute yourself using the icons on your phone’s screen, or any physical mute buttons.
  • Join with only one device to prevent audio feedback, unless absolutely necessary. If your computer does not have a microphone and you need to dial in with your phone to speak, please mute your computer’s speakers.
  • Pause your camera feed when necessary. If you need to step away from your computer, are working on other tasks and moving around while listening, are eating leftovers, or just feel like stepping out of the limelight for a bit, press the camera icon at the bottom left of the Zoom window to turn off your camera. Press it again to turn it back on.
  • Join the meeting a few minutes early. It will give all of us time to sort out any technical issues.
  • Speak slowly, clearly, and avoid crosstalk that makes it hard for others to hear.
  • Turn your phone or tablet sideways (“landscape” orientation) so your full image is visible to other attendees.

Sunday Platform - 11:00am

Our Sunday Platforms don’t stop either! Join us each week at 11:00 for our gatherings, guests, and discussions.

Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: “Rebuilding the American Future” (Online)

These are times like no other, which have put the American moral fiber to the test in ways that are unprecedented. A pandemic, economic devastation, and protests in the streets...

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Sundays - Young Ethical Explorers

YEE is moving online with Zoom! To RSVP as a guest, become a member, or enroll in season, please contact Audrey at

Young Ethical Explorers: “International Peace Day”

Details TBA! YEE has moved online with Zoom, and as always, newcomers and visitors are welcome! To join, please RSVP to Youth Programs Director Audrey Kindred at For more information about...

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Living Room - Weekdays - 10:00am

Stop by the Caring Committee’s staffed “living room” on Zoom every weekday. It’s an open space people can pop into whenever they need to chat.

For the access link, please check your email.

Caring Committee Living Room (Online)

Stop by the Caring Committee’s staffed “living room” on Zoom. It’s an open space people can pop into whenever they need to chat. Click here to join us! | ID...

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Coffee Break - 11:00am

Join us for special events on weekday mornings!

Debating the Issues of The Day (Online)

Sy has been writing a weekly current events blog for several years, and his followers are many. In this program he presents a weekly topic and statements about it, all...

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Together at 2 - Weekdays - 2:00pm

Every weekday at 2:00 pm, Ethical Culture will offer a live broadcast and gathering. It may be a meditation session, a book reading circle, shared poetry, a study group or a class run by one of our Leaders, Joe Chuman or Richard Koral.

Managing in the time of COVID-19 w/ Dr. Frank Corigliano (Online)

COVID-19 has created challenges for all of us. Clinical psychologist Dr. Frank Corigliano will address your concerns about managing day-to-day during this trying time. You’re invited to share your stories,...

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Mid-Week Meditation - Tue. - 5:00pm

Can’t wait ’til Friday? Stop by for our Tuesday evening 30-minute meditation session.

Meditation Half-Hour (Online)

A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Larry Hurst moderates. Click here to join at start time. For complete join details, including Meeting ID, please see this week’s Ethical...

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Music for The Spirit - Thurs. - 5:00pm

Music and artist discussions every other Thursday!

There are no upcoming events at this time

Storytelling Circle - Thurs. - 5:00pm

One of the oldest traditions around the world is storytelling — folk tales, fairy tales, historic tales, family tales. Bring whatever story you choose. We’ll gather ’round the virtual campfire and listen. Doris Hart moderates.

There are no upcoming events at this time

Ethics and the Theater

Our monthly staged play readings and discussions have moved online! Join us every month.

Ethics and the Theater: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” by Terrence McNally

Join us for our monthly staged reading and discussion, now online! This month’s play is Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Middle-aged and scarred by disappointment,...

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