Activities at Ethical are scheduled for every day of the week, but the main community activities occur every Sunday. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

COVID-19 Notice: Please note that due to the pandemic, all of our programming has moved online, and many programs have been rescheduled for weekdays or postponed indefinitely. Please visit our events calendar for our latest program listings.

Early Sunday Mornings

In season, members meet on Sunday mornings for a series of changing programs, which are free of charge. Among them:

  • Chorus Practice (postponed) enables members to improve their experience of the musical portions of our Sunday meetings.
  • Colloquy (rescheduled) is a session of readings, reflections, music, and meditation to support and inspire us in our quest to create a life of meaning, joy, and responsibility. A topic is chosen for each session.  Sample topics are Faith, Trust, Courage, and Dreams.
  • Poetry Circle (rescheduled) are shared by members and friends who bring their own favorites or browse through the Society’s collection.

Sunday Platform Gatherings - 11:00am

Sunday Platform is our most important community event. These gatherings are intended to educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and build a sense of community. Sunday meetings usually begin with a musical prelude, and are followed by greetings, songs, and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest speaker.  Talks cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, social issues and Ethical Culture philosophy. A collection basket is passed and money is shared between the Society and a charity selected for that day.  While contributions are always appreciated, Sunday meetings are free and open to the public.  Each Sunday a Society member is available afterwards to welcome newcomers, answer their questions and accompany them to brunch and Social Hour.

Nori Rost: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s–Life Lessons from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In-person and online! No, it’s not Superman, In this service, Dr. Rost will explore the lives and antics of superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With over 30 movies released...

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Sunday Platform with Nori Rost

In-person and online! Details TBA Watch Online: Click to join at start | ID 863 0430 0961 | Passcode 609424 To join by phone (audio only), dial (929) 205-6099 and enter the...

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Systems Babies: David Rothenberg Interviews Barry Campbell and Casimiro Torres

In-person and online! Co-sponsored by our friends at The Fortune Society, this Sunday Platform will explore the experiences of so-called “systems babies,” or children who grew up under state custody...

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Young Ethical Explorers - 11:00am

Our version of Sunday School, Ethics for Children is designed for youngsters from four to 13 years of age and takes place concurrent with our Sunday Meeting. Sessions raise issues of personal identity and integrity, appreciation and respect for others, and knowledge of religions, philosophies, and social concerns. Topics are explored in an age-appropriate way through discussion, storytelling, dramatization, music, art, games, and field trips.

For more information, please visit our youth programming page at

Young Ethical Explorers: Gandhi Day

Join us to honor the gifts of non-violence passed to us by Dr. Arun Gandhi, the late grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. (Gandhi Day is Oct. 2).. Monthly theme: Sweet and...

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Harborview Terrace Arts & Crafts Garden Party with Young Ethical Explorers and Eco-Artist in Residence Jody Sperling

Join us for a garden party with eco-dance performance & craft projects to honor our good neighbors at Harborview Terrace. Arts and planting projects will be available and lunch will...

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Young Ethical Explorers: Peace Dances and Songs with Simba Yangala

Join us to create peace dances and songs with Simba Yangala and special guest artists. Monthly Theme: Organic October 10am-12:30 ~ COMING OF AGE (to be confirmed) 10:30-11am ALL AGES...

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Lunch & Social Hour (Postponed)

A meal is held in the 6th floor school cafeteria after each Sunday meeting. This offers time for sharing a meal, socializing and participating in ethical action activities. Free to newcomers!

Sunday Afternoons

On many Sundays following lunch, we have one or more afternoon activities including discussions, workshops, performances, films, or outings such as walks, hikes, or bicycle trips.

  • Rescheduled – Ethics in the News
  • Rescheduled – Ethical Death Cafe
  • Rescheduled – Ethics and the Theater
  • Postponed – Social Justice Documentary & Discussion
  • Postponed – Climate Chat with the Environmental Stewardship Committee