Northeast Region 1
Long Island Mensa
[Our featured events are also announced on Facebook.]
|Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Mensa Trivia Night
Leon Feingold, Sara London, and Maria Miller host a free Trivia Night on the third Wednesday of every month. Mensa members and smart guests are welcome, especially if they know entertainment and music trivia.
Location: Upstairs at The Storehouse, 69 W 23rd St (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave), 212-243-8898. [on Facebook]
[3rd Wednesday every month] #9
|Thursday, December 17, 2015
Mensa Speaker Meeting
Manhattan, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Subject: Survive 60 Minutes, by Aviva L. Andreen, DDS
First responders in a major terrorist attack are expected to take 72 minutes to arrive. Your first hour of survival is critical to your overall survival, no matter how well you've prepared at home. Dr. Andreen draws on her anti-terrorist training in the Navy and CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Teams) training from the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's University Hospital in Newark. Dr. Andreen covers the dos and don'ts of what to wear to a disaster and how to save your life using a disaster kit that differs from the government-recommended disaster kit.
Aviva L. Andreen, DDS has a patent pending on a dental device for special-needs patients, and is marketing handmade jewelry on eBay. She was the first woman licensed to operate high-intensity lasers. She served as a forensic dentist volunteer after 9/11 and flight 873. She taught in two dental schools and multiple graduate hospital programs, one of which referred her to the Civilian Emergency Response Team training. Dr. Andreen was a LCDR in the Navy Reserve, where she received anti-terrorist training and corps protection instruction as well as medical corps responsibilities such as setting up radiological, biological, and chemical attack decontamination stations. She is a mother of two wonderful children. Mensa keeps her busy while she waits for grandchildren to play with. For more information, contact Aviva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GNYM Third-Thursday Speaker Series is always free. All are welcome.
Location: Joria Productions Mainstage Theater [on Facebook]
410 W 47th St, 2nd floor, New York NY 10036
(212) 563-6781. [Google map with multi-modal directions]
[3rd Thursday every month] #12
Travel alert: Manhattan is more car-unfriendly than ever. Cross-town traffic is horrible. The location is near the Theater District, so local car and pedestrian traffic are high, and parking is scarce. On post-summer weekends, car traffic and demand for parking are higher than usual. Actual travel time from Queens Midtown Tunnel to the door can be 2 hours. From Long Island, the subway or LIRR + subway (or walk 10.5 blocks) reduces travel time by 1.5 to 2 hours.
Check here (the gnym.org website) or CalendarPhone 1-855-411-4696 (1-855-411-GNYM) for up-to-the-minute information.
Greater New York Mensa is the Local Group for Downstate New York. That is, New York City (the boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island) and the adjoining New York State counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.
Greater New York Mensa (GNYM) is one of the oldest and largest local Mensa groups in the world, and the original home of the American Mensa national office.
What is Mensa?
Mensa is an international society with only one requirement for membership: a score in the top 2 percent on a standardized IQ test. Mensa follows no political agenda and holds no opinions, but rather serves two purposes:
(1) as a social organization, it provides a means of assembly and communication for its members, and
(2) under the auspices of MERF (Mensa Education and Research Foundation), Mensa promotes research and understanding in the area of human intelligence.
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