Events of Interest Outside NYSEC

From time to time we will list events around the city and beyond that might be of interest to our visitors.




SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, at 12 Noon at
Pete’s Tavern, 129 EAST 18 St (Irving Place)
With guest speaker
Past President, The Humanist Institute
Co-Founder/President, Bioethics Initiative
Brunch is $25
Pre-Payment is Advised! (The room only holds 50)
Pre-pay now at or mail check to:
SHSNY, PO Box 7661, FDR Station, New York, NY 10150-7661
Questions? Call 212-308-2165 and leave a call-back number.


The Humanist Institute (an affiliate organization of the American Humanist Association) is pleased to announce a new online course is now available.  Philosophy and the Humanist Connection is the Institute’s latest addition to COHE (Continuum of Humanist Education) –the Internet’s first website offering interactive courses in humanist thought.  

Howard Radest, a founder and the first Dean of The Humanist Institute, wrote this course.  No one is better equipped to present humanist philosophy than Howard.  He says; “In this course, we try to become philosophical critics.  With that in mind, we explore some of the basic areas of humanist philosophy: what is humanism’s view of human nature, of nature, of culture, of religion, and of science.  We ask ourselves the Socratic question:  what do we mean by humanist philosophy in these areas and how well does it stand up to challenge.”
Register or login today to take this free available course and many others at:
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The purpose of Camp Quest is to provide children of freethinking parents a residential summer camp dedicated to improving the human condition through rational inquiry, critical and creative thinking, scientific method, self-respect, ethics, competency, self development and personal growth. Campers explore these ideas through fun hands-on activities. They also enjoy traditional summer camp games, crafts and challenges