Event Calendar

April 2014

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Join Ken Gans for a discussion on "On Income Inequality" by Krugman and Porter, The New York Times, 3/26/2014;
Friedman on Putin, The New York Times, 3/24/2014.

 

 

 
 
1:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Strength Exercise Class
Strength Exercise Class
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 1:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
A strength exercise class, led by member Rob Hofman, certified as an Exercise Specialist for the Elderly by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Any questions email Rob at rwhofman@aol.com, or phone him at 917.374.5479.

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Moral Philosophy: The Basics
Moral Philosophy: The Basics
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Began March 12; end April 16. Registration required.

We will discuss, analyze, and apply basic moral theories including Ethical Relativism, Ethical Egoism, Consequentialism, Kant's Categorical Imperative and others. We will study arguments and reasons offered by John Stuart Mill, Immanuel Kant, Gilbert Harman, Brad Hooker, and others.

No previous knowledge of philosophy is required. Lectures with handouts and discussion. 

To register email ygarcia@nysec.orgor phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 118.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“A World on the Edge” by Amy Chua, The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2014.
 
Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles are available from Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk in the Leaders’ Office or on our Leader Lunch page
 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Alidra Solday - Film maker and psychotherapist
Mae Carpenter - Commission, Department of Senior Programs and Services, Westchester County
 

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 212.721.4407.

 

 

 
 
6:00 PM
Auditorium
Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Award Program
Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Award Program
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:00pm
Auditorium
 
Program and Reception Contribution tickets
Patron        $2,500. includes (4) VIP seats
Supporter      $350. includes (1) reserved seat
NYSEC member(s)   $275. includes (1) reserved seat
 
 
Program only tickets
Ticket (s) $100.
NYSEC Member (s) $50.
 
 
 

 

Mayor Dinkins’ accomplishments included introducing the “Safe Streets, Safe City” program that helped to reduce the crime rate significantly; negotiating the cleanup and transformation of Times Square; persuading the U.S. Tennis Open to build a highly profitable stadium in New York; improving the standard of overall health services for children and the poor, and bringing Nelson Mandela to New York as the first stop on his US Tour as President of South Africa      

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Ceremonial Hall (doors open 6:30 pm)
Ethics in Film - 1984
Ethics in Film - 1984
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Ceremonial Hall (doors open 6:30 pm)
Moderator: Chris Everett 

After the Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is a city in Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother’s listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape.

 

 

 

 
 
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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
 
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner.

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics for Children Animating Energy and Environment
 
 

 

 
 
11:15 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Sunday Meeting - Put a Poem in Your Pocket
Sunday Meeting - Put a Poem in Your Pocket
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 11:15am
Ceremonial Hall
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader and 
Ishmael Islam, Youth Poet Laureate
Dr. Terry Perlin Presides

April is National Poetry Month, established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long celebration of written, spoken and performed poetry. Its goal is to increase the visibility and accessibility of poetry in our culture. Our goal is awaken people to the power of poetry in their lives by exploring its ethical aspects and writing their own poems. Join us for a morning of words, music, reflection and creativity.
 
 
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Leaders' Office, Room 502
Ethics for Teens
Ethics for Teens
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Leaders' Office, Room 502
 Ishmael Islam and Amy Reid Preside

Series of dynamic workshops, Story Bank project (creating a website of stories collected from NYSEC members), socializing and reflection to inspire leadership, social activism and confidence.

 
 
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Adler Study, Room 514
$5 Suggested donation
 
Moderator: Barbara Simpson
 
A gathering in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.

 
 
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics in Literature: A Reading Group
Ethics in Literature: A Reading Group
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen will host a discussioon...
 
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone - This is the definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, who wasn’t content with being just a bookseller. Offering a limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy.

 

 

 

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Life’s Struggles: Personal and Professional Ethical Dilemmas
Life’s Struggles: Personal and Professional Ethical Dilemmas
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderated by Dr. Terry Perlin 

We will focus on some BIG questions: "when would you stand up to a powerful authority, even at risk to yourself?" and some everyday ethical dilemmas: "should you criticize a family member when you feel he/she has behaved immorally?" The seminar meets monthly, giving enough time to read each of the non-fiction and fiction texts. It concludes with an effort to develop guidelines for personal ethical consistency. Participants are required to obtain the following books:

1. What Doctors Feel, Danielle Ofri  [Beacon Press 2013]

2. The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout [Random House 2013]

3.  Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times, Eyal Press [Farrar, Straus 2012]

4. 101  Ethical Dilemmas, Martin Cohen [Routledge 2007, 2nd ed.].

Registration is required. Payment must be made in full upon registration. For more information, or to register, call Yalitza Garcia-Krawczky at 212 874-5210, ext. 118.

 
 
 
1:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Strength Exercise Class
Strength Exercise Class
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
A strength exercise class, led by member Rob Hofman, certified as an Exercise Specialist for the Elderly by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Any questions email Rob at rwhofman@aol.com, or phone him at 917.374.5479.

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Moral Philosophy: The Basics
Moral Philosophy: The Basics
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Began March 12; end April 16. Registration required.

We will discuss, analyze, and apply basic moral theories including Ethical Relativism, Ethical Egoism, Consequentialism, Kant's Categorical Imperative and others. We will study arguments and reasons offered by John Stuart Mill, Immanuel Kant, Gilbert Harman, Brad Hooker, and others.

No previous knowledge of philosophy is required. Lectures with handouts and discussion. 

To register email ygarcia@nysec.orgor phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 118.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 508
350NYC Divestment Working Group
350NYC Divestment Working Group
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Room 508
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“Ukraine: The Haze of Propaganda” (3/1) and “Fascism, Russia and Ukraine” (3/20) by Timothy Snyder, NY Review of Books.
 
Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles are available from Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk in the Leaders’ Office. For more...
 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Building a Culture of Peace
Building a Culture of Peace
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Second and fourth Thursdays, six sessions:  April 10, April, 24, May 8, May 22, June 12, June 26.
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader, will moderate.
April 10 - introduction
April 24 - guest speaker  Martha Gallahue, Director of the National Ethical Service.

An annual international Day of Peace was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 and designated for celebration on September 21 the following year. But “Peace Day is Every Day” is the motto of myriad organizations throughout the world dedicated to “peacebuilding.” This is different from “peacemaking” and “peacekeeping” in that it focuses on creating a long-term culture of peace, rather than solving existing conflicts or preventing old ones from reoccurring. This workshop will use materials from the National Peace Academy to explore four interdependent, synthesizing, and catalytic cornerstones of peace learning and action: Peace Education, Peace Research, Peace Practice, and Peace Policy.  

 
 
 
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10:00 AM
Room 408
Colloquy
Colloquy
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:00am
Room 408
Topic “Acceptance." Abe Markman presides. 
 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Room 508
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Room 508
Ethics for Children Animating Energy and Environment
 
 

 

 
 
11:15 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Sunday Meeting - How Can People Do This to Each Other?: Rwanda, Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities
Sunday Meeting - How Can People Do This to Each Other?: Rwanda, Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:15am
Ceremonial Hall
Dr. Joseph Chuman, Leader
Dan Hanson Presides

April marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide Rwanda in which 800,000 people were slaughtered within a hundred days. The 20th century has sometimes been referred to as the century of genocide, in which tens of millions of have lost their lives. Such episodes of extraordinary violence raise the question of what type of being we are. How can people who have lived together amicably for decades turn on each other and kill one another without reservation or conscience. What are the psychological mechanisms and political circumstances that allow this to happen? It is a question both agonizing and perplexing. But if we care about the human condition and are willing to look at it with open eyes, it is a question that cannot be avoided.

 

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Ethics in the News
Ethics in the News
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Abe Markman Presides
 
A lively discussion of what’s in the news today, gaining perspective on current events.
 
 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Leaders' Office, Room 502
Ethics for Teens
Ethics for Teens
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Leaders' Office, Room 502
 
 
 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 502
Adler Reading Seminar
Adler Reading Seminar
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Room 502
Moderator Leader Dr. Joseph Chuman
 

Discuss the works of Felix Adler and other thinkers whose writings are seminal to Ethical Culture and humanist philosophy.

To register email ygarcia@nysec.org or call 212.874.5210 x118.

 
 
1:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Strength Exercise Class
Strength Exercise Class
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
A strength exercise class, led by member Rob Hofman, certified as an Exercise Specialist for the Elderly by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Any questions email Rob at rwhofman@aol.com, or phone him at 917.374.5479.

 

 
 
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Moderator: Barbara Simpson
 
A gathering in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Moral Philosophy: The Basics
Moral Philosophy: The Basics
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Last session 

No previous knowledge of philosophy is required. Lectures with handouts and discussion. 

To register email ygarcia@nysec.orgor phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 118.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 508
350NYC Sustainability Working Group
350NYC Sustainability Working Group
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Room 508
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“The Three Leakers and What to Do About Them” by David Cole, The NY Review of Books, 2/6/14.
 
Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles are available from Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk in the Leaders’ Office. For more...
 
 
 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Dr. Anne Klaeysen - NYSEC Leader

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 212.721.4407.

 

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Social Hall
Ethics and the Theater
Ethics and the Theater
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Social Hall
(6:30pm reception - light refreshments)
 

The Millionairess, by George Bernard Shaw, written in 1935, is certainly timely in this modern era of the 1% and “tale of two cities.” Wealthy Epifania Ognisanti Di Parerga Fitzfassenden is bankrupt in the market of romance; her husband, Alastair, is seeing another woman. Epifania's penniless companion, Adrian Blenderbland, is using her as an entree to expensive restaurants. When she and Alastair decide to file for divorce, they inadvertently hire the same lawyer, a man of questionable ethics. Epifania is eventually forced to rethink wealth, status, and her personal relationships. Farcical situations and quick-witted dialogue abound.

Jerry Chamlin   Ed Gross  Dan Hanson Pat Debrovner  David Lee  John Lovelady Andra Miller  Carol Rost  Tom Weishaar Stage Directions: Beverly Newman Directed by Richard E. Van Deusen Discussion Moderator: Carol Van Deusen

 

 

 
 
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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner.

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
10:00 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading
Poetry Reading
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:00am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides
 
Bring favorite poems and read with us.
 
 
 
11:15 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Sunday Meeting - A Status Report on Civilization's Most Challenging Ethical Problem: Climate Change
Sunday Meeting - A Status Report on Civilization's Most Challenging Ethical Problem: Climate Change
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:15am
Ceremonial Hall
Donald A. Brown, Scholar In Residence and Professor, Sustainability, Ethics, and Law, Widener University School of Law
Monica Weiss Presides 

This talk will explain why climate change must be understood essentially as a civilization challenging ethical problem, the practical significance for policy of seeing climate change as an ethical issue, the utter failure in the United States and many other parts of the world to discuss climate change as an ethical problem, why ethics and justice have become the central issues in dispute in international climate negotiations, the practical need of nations to take ethics and justice seriously to have any hope of limiting warming to non-catastrophic levels, ethics and justice issues in a new climate treaty to be negotiated in 2015, and a few ideas for turning up the volume on the ethics and justice questions entailed by climate change.

You can read Mr. Brown's letter to the editor from the NY Times here.

 
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Leaders' Office, Room 502
Ethics for Teens
Ethics for Teens
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Leaders' Office, Room 502
 
 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics in Film: Contemporary Documentaries
Ethics in Film: Contemporary Documentaries
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Join Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen
 

Shakespeare High (2011), directed by Alex Rotaru.

This documentary follows a diverse group of California youth, including underprivileged kids, as they escape the violence of their neighborhoods by participating in a renowned Shakespeare competition.

 
 
 
 
7:00 PM
Newcomers Reception
Newcomers Reception
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
 
Meet Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Ethical Culture Leader and NYSEC members.

Find out who we are and what we do. Ask us about Ethical Culture - our philosophy, social ethics, programs and membership.

Please email Moe-Swe, or call 212-874-5210 x113 in advance to attend.

 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Joy of Personal Writing - Spring Semester
The Joy of Personal Writing - Spring Semester
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Elaine Berman
 
These classes are open to all who want to try personal writing.To register, or for more information: ygarcia@nysec.org or 212/874.5210 x118. Information online: nysec.org.
 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508

Join Ken Gans for a stimulating discussion on "Thinking about Western Civilization." Is it decadent? What is it? What are its core ideas, values, and behaviors? Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, etc.

 

 

 

 

 
 
1:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Strength Exercise Class
Strength Exercise Class
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
A strength exercise class, led by member Rob Hofman, certified as an Exercise Specialist for the Elderly by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Any questions email Rob at rwhofman@aol.com, or phone him at 917.374.5479.

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Deepening Ethical Circles
Deepening Ethical Circles
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Leader Anne Klaeysen will introduce a small group experience, used at other Ethical Societies, that provides an opportunity for members to explore their deepest understanding of life in community. Meaningful personal and spiritual growth can develop when people share in the lives of others, especially through empathic listening and talking about matters of ultimate importance. We will participate in a typical circle and discuss the possibility of forming intentional groups that will meet on a regular basis.
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“Are Today’s Germans Morally Responsible for the Holocaust?” by Emma Green, The Atlantic, January 2014; “What Is Genocide?” and “Sixty-Five Years Later” blog entries from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum December 2013; and “A Countryside of Concentration Camps” by Graeme Wood, New Republic, 1/21/14.
 
Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles are available from Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk in the Leaders’ Office, or you can read online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch.
 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 508
The Joy of Personal Writing - Spring Semester
The Joy of Personal Writing - Spring Semester
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room 508
Led by Elaine Berman
 
These classes are open to all who want to try personal writing.. To register or for more information: ygarcia@nysec.org or 212/874.5210 x118. Information online: nysec.org.
 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Building a Culture of Peace
Building a Culture of Peace
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader, will moderate.
 
April 24 - guest speaker  Martha Gallahue, Director of the National Ethical Service.

An annual international Day of Peace was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 and designated for celebration on September 21 the following year. But “Peace Day is Every Day” is the motto of myriad organizations throughout the world dedicated to “peacebuilding.” This is different from “peacemaking” and “peacekeeping” in that it focuses on creating a long-term culture of peace, rather than solving existing conflicts or preventing old ones from reoccurring. This workshop will use materials from the National Peace Academy to explore four interdependent, synthesizing, and catalytic cornerstones of peace learning and action: Peace Education, Peace Research, Peace Practice, and Peace Policy.  

 
 
7:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall
Spring Celebration
Spring Celebration
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
Ceremonial Hall

 

 

 
 
8:30 AM
We will meet at the information booth at Grand Central at 8:30am
NYSEC Spring Hike
NYSEC Spring Hike
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:30am
We will meet at the information booth at Grand Central at 8:30am

Join us on a hike to Mt. Taurus in historic Cold Spring, NY.

This 5-hour hike will take us to a summit over the Hudson River. You will be rewarded with stunning views of the river and, on a clear day, Manhattan.  We will take a scenic train ride to the town of Cold Spring.  The town, set on the east bank of Hudson, has many antique stores, nice coffee shops, several restaurants, and a lovely small park.  This town is worth a day's visit even if you do not hike! 

The ride on Metro North Hudson line takes an hour and twenty minutes and offers spectacular views of the river.  We will meet at the information booth at Grand Central at 8:30am.   If you arrive after that time, find us on the train that leaves at 8:43am.  Please buy your own tickets.  Bring a water bottle, light lunch and/or snack for the trail, and a few dollars for a coffee stop at a local cafe.  Wear hiking or sturdy walking shoes (there are some steep parts on decent), and dress in layers for the hike. Rain cancels.

 

 
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11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children Animating Energy and Environment
 
 

 

 
 
11:15 AM
Auditorium
Sunday Meeting - The Law of the Land: Our Conflicted Tussle Over Nature
Sunday Meeting - The Law of the Land: Our Conflicted Tussle Over Nature
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11:15am
Auditorium
Curt Collier, Leader
Tom Weishaar Presides

Every great advancement in environmental protection in the United States has not been without a struggle. Often the struggle is less about the need for preservation, but how best to move forward.  The struggle is complicated by the emergence of competing narratives each tied to a set of closely held values and beliefs.  To enter into the fray without understanding the roots of these beliefs is to proceed at ones peril.  But what are these underlying values, and how can we enter into discussions with one another and seek common ground without sacrificing our highest ideals?  

These issues will be explored with our panel, including Clare Donohue, Founding Member of the Sane Energy Project, and Lisa DiCaprio, Energy Committee of the Sierra Club, Atlantic Chapter.  

 

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Leaders' Office, Room 502
Ethics for Teens
Ethics for Teens
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Leaders' Office, Room 502
 
 
1:30 PM
Room 508
Photography Arts Club
Photography Arts Club
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
Room 508

Film, beautifully directed and acted, on Alfred Steiglitz, pioneer photographer, and Georgia O’Keefe, pioneer artist – starring Christopher Plumber and Catherine Alexander.  Come see how two strong people relate in the context of creating great art – followed by discussion.

 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall
Sustainable Living Support Circle
Sustainable Living Support Circle
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall
Curt Collier, Leader Presides
 

Discuss lifestyle choices, our impact on the planet, and ways we can make a meaningful difference.

Participants will be asked to keep a log of their choices and to share openly with others in a supportive atmosphere. This course is open for those wanting to make a real commitment to eco-living.

 
 
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Readings in Deep Ecology
Readings in Deep Ecology
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator: Leader Curt Collier
 
Each month we’ll explore the writings of famous environmental authors. 
 
We’ll discuss chapters and selections from the works of Aldo Leopold, John Muir, Wangari Maathai, Michael Pollan, Rachel Carson, Richard Louv, Edward Abbey, and Jane Goodall, among various others. We’ll read the selections together and then we’ll be discussing the important points the writers were striving to stress. This will be a great way to explore the classic environmental literature.
 
 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Joy of Personal Writing - Spring Semester
The Joy of Personal Writing - Spring Semester
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Elaine Berman
 
These classes are open to all who want to try personal writing.To register, or for more information: ygarcia@nysec.org or 212/874.5210 x118. Information online: nysec.org.
 

 
 
1:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Strength Exercise Class
Strength Exercise Class
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 1:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
A strength exercise class, led by member Rob Hofman, certified as an Exercise Specialist for the Elderly by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Any questions email Rob at rwhofman@aol.com, or phone him at 917.374.5479.