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 http://www.zoom.us 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 http://www.zoom.us/download

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 Programs

Platform - 11:00am

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

Click here to join at start time – Meeting ID 384-422-5692

Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: Stitching Together the American Fabric (Online)

As we are all aware, American society is ominously divided by ethnicity, race, and more recently, political orientation and positions on specific issues. A new tribalism characterizes the American experience....

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Sunday Platform – Anne Klaeysen: Living the Perennial Verbs of Art and Spirit (Online)

Details TBA. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus epidemic, in-person events at Ethical NYC have been suspended. This Sunday Platform will be presented online via Zoom. Click here to join at...

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Sunday Platform – Curt Collier: Live As If The Universe Depended On It (Online)

If your personal ethics didn’t challenge you today, maybe you have the wrong ethic. Ethics has nothing to do with guilt, or shame, or a desire to be good, or...

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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 YoungEthicalExplorers@gmail.com.

Click here to join at the start time – Meeting ID 712-950-928

Young Ethical Explorers (Online)

YEE is moving online with Zoom! To RSVP as a guest, become a member, or enroll in season, please contact Audrey at YoungEthicalExplorers@gmail.com. Ethics for Children is our Humanist Sunday...

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Weekday Programs

Coffee Hour - 10:00am

Coping, caring, and sharing in a sort of virtual group hug. We’ve all got a lot to deal with, and we can be helpful to one another. Start the day by sharing what’s on your mind. Let’s talk about it.

Click here to join at the start time – Meeting ID 384-422-5692

Coffee Hour: Coping, Caring & Sharing – When I was a Kid: Favorite Childhood Toys (Online)

Coping, caring, and sharing in a sort of virtual group hug. We’ve all got a lot to deal with, and we can be helpful to one another. Start the day...

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Coffee Hour: Coping, Caring & Sharing – 100% Natural (Online)

Let's share our experiences of wonder, nourishment, and connection with Nature and celebrate the fact that we, too, are 100% Natural. *** Coping, caring, and sharing in a sort of...

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Coffee Hour: Coping, Caring & Sharing – What We’re Reading (Online)

For some it’s light diversion. For others it’s that classic they always meant to get to. Or that really fine nonfiction history or memoir. Tell us about it. *** Coping,...

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CC "Living Room" - 10:00am-2:00pm

Stop by the Caring Committee’s staffed “living room” on Zoom every weekday from 10:00am-2:00pm. It’s an open space people can pop into whenever they need to chat.

Click here to join at start time  – Meeting ID 809-186-277

Caring Committee Living Room (Online)

Stop by the Caring Committee’s staffed “living room” on Zoom every weekday from 10:00am-2:00pm. It’s an open space people can pop into whenever they need to chat. Click here to...

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Ethical Afternoon - 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.

Click here to join at start time – Meeting ID 384-422-5692

Coping With The Challenges of COVID-19 w/ Dr. Frank Corigliano (Online)

COVID-19 has created challenges for all of us. Frank will address your concerns about managing day-to-day during this trying time. And — you’re invited to share your stories, strengths, and...

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Flower Arranging Made Easy (Online)

Just in time for spring, Society Member and professional florist Shaun Sylvester-Williams joins us to demonstrate creative ideas for decorating (and more!) with flowers. *** Every weekday at 2:00 pm,...

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Exploring Ethical Humanism w/ Leader Joe Chuman (Online)

This series, discussions of Ethical Culture beliefs and practices, is for both newcomers and long-time members alike. Through presentation and discussion, we explore the history, ideals, and current interests of...

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Happy Hour - 5:00pm

Settle back, relax, and think lovely thoughts, visualize beautiful sights, remember special moments, and tell a couple of jokes. We’ll start with a topic and drift as we will as we wind down the day together.

Click here to join at start time – Meeting ID 384-422-5692

Happy Hour: Brain Games (Online)

Whether or not you know the answers or just revel in one another’s brilliance, you’re sure to have a good time. Share your own: trivia questions, oxymorons, yogi-isms or one-minute...

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Happy Hour: Games With Friends (Online)

And how to play them online when we can't be together. Many games have online, remote options. We'll start with Wheel of Fortune. Larry Hurst hosts. *** Settle back, relax,...

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Happy Hour: The Music of Our Lives (Online)

Music has unlimited powers and removes the barriers of age and language to speak to us all. Let's share an hour together of our favorite music...and our favorite memories. Maggie...

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