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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Xmas in July Party on Long Island
Nassau 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Once again at Domenico's Restaurant, 3270-A Hempstead Tpk., Levittown NY. Menu to include: Mozzarella sticks, fried zucchini, bruschetta, garden salad, pizza (mushroom, sausage, green peppers, pepperoni), and unlimited Pepsi and Diet Pepsi.

 
 

past events:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Xmas in July Party in Westchester
Westchester 4pm to 7pm
Dobb's Ferry Library, 55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, Westchester, NY
Speaker program with discussion; funny xmas sweater competition (no masks allowed per library); light refreshments as special Xmas Mensa gifts may fill some stomachs. Xmas in July specialty gifts for Mensans only so be sure to sign up now. Public welcomed and eligible for door prizes, like the crazy Xmas competition. Please pass on to all Mensans you know, and all Mensa groups and remind your Mensa friends to RSVP ASAP! aviva.andreen@gnym.org .
Location: Dobbs Ferry Public Library, 55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, 914-693-6614.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Board Meeting & Annual Business Meeting
Manhattan 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Xmas in July Party on Manhattan Island
Manhattan 6:00pm - 9:00pm
LATE CORRECTION OF LOCATION!!!
The board meeting (4:30-6pm) and the Xmas in July Party (6-9pm) are at The LGBT Center, NOT the Kimmel Center!!!
•Xmas in July is our largest party of the year! All Mensa members and guests are welcome. Come in Holiday-themed attire or not, just come! It won't be as much fun without you. You may also bring a wrapped gift (value ~$10-15) and we'll coordinate a gift exchange with others.
•Along with interesting conversation, there will be games and food.
•Price: included in your membership.
•Location:
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center (LGBT Center)
208 W 13th St (between 7th Ave and Jackson Square (Greenwich Ave and 8th Ave)).
New York NY 10011 (212-620-7310)
A, C, E, or L to 14th St and 8th Ave
1, 2, or 3 to 14th St and 7th Ave
F, V, or PATH to 14th St and 6th Ave
•[Google map with multi-modal directions] •[Mapquest map and directions]
•Board meeting and Xmas in July Party on Facebook
•Board meeting on Meetup •Xmas in July Party on Meetup

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mensa Speaker Meeting  [note: place and time updated]
Manhattan, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Dr. Glen Z. Brooks, MD, founder and Medical Director of New York Ketamine Infusions, LLC, will speak on two topics:
1) The connection between alcoholism and genetics. It had been said that alcoholism runs in families. How true is this? More and more evidence supports this claim, such as a finding by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry that the children of alcoholic parents are at four times at risk of developing a drinking problem than those of non-abusers. However the actual genetic link has yet to be identified. Are other factors, such as environment and personal choice, the actual cause? We hope to determine the cause of this disease so that we may prevent it.
2) Ketamine therapy for PTSD arising from childhood trauma. Ketamine is an anesthetic drug known for its hallucinogenic effect, which gives it a reputation as a party drug. It is also capable of preventing a great deal of pain and discomfort, and recent research shows that it is effective in treating depression, alcoholism, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Could Ketamine Infusion Therapy be the future of antidepressants?
•Dr. Brooks, a licensed anesthesiologist in New York and Connecticut, has been a General Medical Officer with the United States Navy in Bahrain, completed his residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School, has been as assistant professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Director of Anesthesia at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan. He currently practices in Lower Manhattan.
•Location: Champions Studios
257 W 39th St (between 7th Ave and 8th Ave), 14th floor
New York NY 10018. [Google map with multi-modal directions]
[This event on Facebook]
[3rd Thursday every month] #7

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mensa Trivia Night
Manhattan, 7pm
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.
Upstairs at The Storehouse, 69 West 23rd St (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave), 212-243-8898. [on Facebook]
[3rd Wednesday every month] #4

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Open House and Membership Drive
Westchester 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Sponsored by Greater New York Mensa and the Cross Westchester Toastmasters Club, this afternoon gathering features short presentations by members of the Cross Westchester Toastmasters Club and Mensa members from Westchester, meet-and-greet, and refreshments provided. Members of any organization and the general public are welcome. No admission fee. Come for fun and food and thought-provoking discussion. Look for the balloons. Bring your friends. For info contact: aviva.andreen@gnym.org .
location:
Dobbs Ferry Public Library, 55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, 914-693-6614.
This event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449320752047329/

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mensa Speaker Meeting [new location]
Manhattan, 6pm to 8pm
This month's speaker, Julienne Ryan, a recognized speaker and coach who specializes in helping people to communicate better at work or on a professional job search, will show us why developing and utilizing your "Back Story" and personal narratives effectively helps engage your listeners in interviews and professional settings. Attendees will walk away with proven learning and engagement tools and story-telling techniques to help them – whether it's performing better at work or on a job interview. Don't miss this opportunity to network with your peers and learn some valuable lessons!
Julienne Ryan is a story connector who helps people find their true selves. Working with individuals and teams to develop their unique talents and strengths allowing them to see themselves in new ways to become more productive, successful and achieve levels they never thought possible is her passion. She specializes in helping people successfully navigate transition and works with individuals at all stages of life and career. Her background includes roles with Fortune 500 companies including Avon, American Express, Right Management, Diageo, and Con Edison. Her Masters in Organizational Psychology and Leadership is from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a dual B.A. in Psychology & Urban Studies from Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY.
Lower level at Cakeshop NYC, 152 Ludlow Street, New York NY, 212-253-0036. [on Facebook]
This event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591666574417994/ [3rd Thursday every month] #5

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mensa Trivia Night
Manhattan, 7pm
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.
Upstairs at The Storehouse, 69 W 23rd St (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave), 212-243-8898. [on Facebook]
[3rd Wednesday every month] #2

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Board Meeting and Board Games Afternoon
Nassau 12:30pm - 2:00pm (board meeting)
Nassau 12:30pm - 5:30pm (board games and strategy games)
FREE for members and guests.
Greater New York Mensa will provide a selection of drinks (e.g., sodas, bottled water) and nosh (e.g., crudites, pretzels) and/or bring what you like (no greasy foods at the tables). The room has an ice machine.
Marty G. is providing games, and/or bring what you like.
The place is basically one large room. The board meeting will occur at one end. Gamers may observe the board meeting and/or begin playing at 12:30pm at the other end.
Location: VFW hall, 20 Queens Street, Syosset, NY [
map]
It's "within crawling distance" (about 950 feet) from the Syosset LIRR station.
(Trains from and to Penn Station every half-hour; 55 minutes, usually no transfer. ($19 off-peak round-trip. Will NYC people come out?))

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Third-Wednesday Trivia Night
Manhattan, 7pm
Leon Feingold, Sara London, and Maria Miller host a free Trivia Night on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Mensa members and smart guests are welcome, especially if they know entertainment and music trivia
Upstairs at The Storehouse, 69 W 23rd St (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave), 212-243-8898.
www.facebook.com/TheStorehouseNYC [on Facebook]

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Third-Thursday Speaker Meeting (Third of a series.)
Manhattan 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
There is no cost, however those in attendance are expected to order food and drink.
Topic: Polyamory
Leon Feingold is founder of American Mensa's national PolyamorySIG in 2009 and President of Open Love NY, the East Coast's largest polyamory group, and has been featured on The View, HBO's Americans In Bed, the New York Times, and MTV for his role as a public figure in the exploding polyamory movement – but he did it before it was cool. He's giving the first full TEDx talk on Polyamory on Saturday, March 21, 2105; this will be one of his final rehearsals, to be followed by a Q&A, discussing responsible nonmonogamy and anything else on your minds.
Stone Creek Bar & Lounge
140 E 27th St (between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave), New York NY, 212-532-1037
http://stonecreeknyc.com/ [on Facebook]

Friday, March 6, 2015 (6pm) – Sunday, March 8, 2015 (noon)

SNOWBALL 41 (Regional Gathering of Central New Jersey Mensa)
Iselin, NJ – all weekend
“Come join CNJM for Snowball 41. Snowball is the longest-running and best RG the United States has to offer. Beautiful hotel, close to a train station, outstanding included hospitality, huge game room, riveting programs, and the company of the brightest people in the world. Registration is $75 until Feb. 21. Day rates: Friday $35; Saturday $45. Saturday night buffet: $25 until sold out. Little India is just down the road.

All info: www.cnj.us.mensa.org/snowball.html or Andrea G. at andreabgg@hotmail.com.
Just minutes from Staten Island, Snowball is the nearest RG to much of our NY area.

Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark (formerly the Hilton Woodbridge), 120 Wood Ave. S., Iselin NJ 08830; (732) 494-6200; www.hotelwoodbridgemetropark.com .
Room rate of $106 is guaranteed "only until our block of rooms is sold out. Mention CNJM to get the special rate".

What is a Regional Gathering?
“Each weekend-long Regional Gathering, or RG, usually features speakers; games; a Hospitality room with food, beverages and lots of socializing; and often a little something special, a signature program or activity that the hosting local group injects into the event to make it their own.
While some long-established RGs draw hundreds of attendees, most are much smaller. (Snowball gets a few hundred.)
Approximately 40 RGs are held around the US every year, and all are planned and staffed by local volunteers.”

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Third-Thursday Speaker Meeting (Second of a series.)
Manhattan 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
There is no cost, however those in attendance are expected to order food and drink.
Topic: Azerbaijani Music: discussion and performance by Jon Liechty
•The Republic of Azerbaijan is a former Soviet republic located on the Western shore of the Caspian Sea. It is known in the West for its oil exports, but its rich musical culture has only recently begun to attract attention. Jon Liechty will be playing and discussing a number of songs by Azerbaijani composers.
•American composer and pianist Jon Liechty has performed in Baku, Azerbaijan, London, Brussels, New York, Chicago, Miami, Seattle, Vancouver, and other places. He has appeared on Azerbaijani National Television, and his work has been discussed in Azerbaijan International magazine. He is the Associate Music Director of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. http://jon-liechty.com
Stone Creek Bar & Lounge
140 E 27th St (between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave), New York NY, 212-532-1037
http://stonecreeknyc.com/ [on Facebook]
•Also promoted at: www.facebook.com/GreaterNYMensa and
www.meetup.com/Greater-New-York-Mensa-Meetup/events/220566749/

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Annual New Member Potluck Social & V-Day Party! (Party: about 35 attended.) (Gaming Night: about 10 attended. (most also at the party))
Manhattan 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Come one, come all to our popular annual GNYM Valentine & New Member potluck social! This is your chance to rub shoulders and minds with some of our newest members, and reconnect with some of our oldest. We request all attendees bring a food or non-alcoholic beverage item to share (enough for 4+) plus we'll have some supplementary food and soft drinks for all - otherwise, both members and guests are FREE!
Board meeting BEFORE from 1-2:30 if you want to see how our chapter runs (check it out if you have any ideas for us and/or want to volunteer!). The party officially runs from 2:30-5:30, then we transition to all-night Strategy Gaming until midnight! Bring your favorite games, and/or play ours.
Union Square Loft, 873 Broadway, Suite 408 (buzzer 050), New York, NY [map]
(enter on Broadway between 18th & 19th Streets [map])
http://unionsquareloft.com/
[The Party and Strategy Gaming Night are also announced on Facebook.]

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Third-Thursday Speaker Meeting (First of a series.)
Manhattan 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Stone Creek Bar & Lounge
140 E 27th St (between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave), New York NY, 212-532-1037
http://stonecreeknyc.com/ [on Facebook]
There is no cost, however those in attendance are expected to order food and drink.
Topic: Finding The Ability in Disability: working with disabled artists by Nick Linnehan. "What are the challenges and rewards of working with disabled artists? How do we create more opportunities for these people? Why is it important?"
Nick is an avid director, actor, and writer. Previously, he has been busy writing five new original works; His first play, The Real Story was produced in 2001 by The Post Theatre Company. His second play, Identity (award winning), was produced twice by Queens College in 2005, once by Manhattan Repertory Theater in 2006, and by Nicu's Spoon Theater in 2007. His last original work, Erosion: Life on Life's Terms premiered in January 2010 at Nicu's Spoon Theater. He has worked as a director for many children's shows and taught several drama classes for children over the past 14 years. Nick graduated from CW Post at Long Island University with his BA in Theater and holds a Master's Degree in Education from Queens College. Nick founded Identity Theater Company in 2011, and is looking forward to making great theater with great people.
(Also promoted at:
www.facebook.com/GreaterNYMensa
www.meetup.com/Greater-New-York-Mensa-Meetup/events/219617444/ [enrollment required.])

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wine Tasting
Suffolk 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Join fellow Mensans and guests at the Raphael Winery, 39390 Main Road (Rt 25) in Peconic, NY. We will all chip in and buy a few bottles of wine and share them as well as bring snacks to share. RSVP required by ____ to: ____. More information at:
www.raphaelwine.com .

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Suffolk Mensa Holiday Seasonal Get-Together
nth annual Gathering Between Xmas and New Year's Eve
Suffolk 6:00pm -
Winter is the time of year where it is nice to get together with friends, so we are repeating a Suffolk County tradition, which we like to share with our Mensa friends from NYC, Nassau and Suffolk. Come to the Hauppauge Palace Diner, 525 Smithtown Bypass, (southeast corner of Route 111 & Route 347) in Hauppauge. All Mensa members and guests are welcome. If you would like to participate in the grab bag gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift $5 to $10 in value. RSVP required to ____ by December 20, 2014.
(Previously it has been the Thursday between; this year it's New Year's Eve Eve. A virtual July in December given the weather.)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

GNYM Holiday Party & GNYM 50th Anniversary Celebration
Manhattan 2:00pm to 5:00pm
This December it has been FIFTY YEARS since the founding of the GNYM chapter. Meet with your fellow Mensans in a beautiful setting to kick off the holiday season, with a couple commemorative surprises. It won't be the same without you, so please come!
As a bonus, the chapter is hosting a Strategy Gaming Night directly AFTER - at the same venue, from 5pm to 11pm (or when everyone goes home). Bring your favorite games from home or play ours - and bring a snack and/or drink to share.
Union Square Loft at 873 Broadway, Suite 408 (buzzer 050), New York, NY [
map]
(enter on Broadway between 18th & 19th Streets [
map]) http://unionsquareloft.com/
[The Party is also announced on Facebook. The Strategy Gaming Night is also announced on Facebook.]

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Long Island Holiday Party
Massapequa 7:00pm-9:00pm
Enjoy a fine Italian dinner and great Mensan conversation. We return to the Olive Garden, 5598 Sunrise Hwy, in Massapequa Park. To participate in the traditional (optional) grab bag, bring a wrapped gift $7-15 in value. A festive time is sure to be had by all. To reserve, contact ____ by Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
We got 10 regulars and two new people.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GNYM Halloween Party
Join us for a family-friendly Halloween party. Many people come in costume, so you can, too! As always, you will have a chance to meet your fellow Mensans. We hope to see you there.
(Locations this year were determined at the last minute.)

Nassau 6pm-9pm
VFW, 20 Queens Street, Syosset, NY [map]
About 950 feet from the Syosset LIRR station (55 minutes out of Penn Station; almost all trains are one-seat (no train changes or transfers)).
Come hungry -- we will feed you all the hot and cold food and soft drinks you can consume -- Italian, Chinese, Greek, White Castles, snacks, cake, and even some Halloween candy!

Manhattan 7pm-?
Dinner at PJ Moran's, 3 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017 (between 5th Ave & Madison Ave in Midtown East) [map]. GNYM will pick up half the tab! Ask for the Mensa table when you arrive.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Xmas in July
Three locations. Free for members.
Manhattan: Union Square Loft at 873 Broadway Suite #408, 7:00pm - 9:30pm. Check the gnym.org website or CalendarPhone 1-855-411-4696 (1-855-411-GNYM) for up-to-the-minute information.
Nassau: returns to Domenico's Restaurant at 3270-A Hempstead Tpk., Levittown NY, 7:00pm - 9:30pm. Menu to include: Mozzarella sticks, fried zucchini, bruschetta, garden salad, pizza (mushroom, sausage, green peppers, pepperoni) and unlimited Pepsi and Diet Pepsi.
Westchester: The Melting Pot, 30 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains NY, 6:00pm - 9:30pm. Gluten-free choices available. RSVP no later than Monday, July 21, to Jean Havens at (914) 954-3148. On-street metered parking is available, plus ample parking in the City Center garage across the street.

Friday-Sunday April 4-6, 2014

A New York State of Mind - GNYM's Regional Gathering
   Greater New York Mensa is throwing a big weekend party, and you're invited. Competitions, games, educational lectures, alcohol tasting, martial arts, music, dance, 24-hour hospitality, and - of course - Mensans! See old friends and make new ones, learn something new, and remind yourself why you joined in the first place.
   Full information: http://rg.gnym.org/
   Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel White Plains-Downtown, 66 Hale Ave, White Plains NY 10601.
   [This event is also promoted on Facebook.]

What is a Regional Gathering?
“Each weekend-long Regional Gathering, or RG, usually features speakers; games; a Hospitality room with food, beverages and lots of socializing; and often a little something special, a signature program or activity that the hosting local group injects into the event to make it their own.
While some long-established RGs draw hundreds of attendees, most are much smaller. (We expect a few hundred.)
Approximately 40 RGs are held around the US every year, and all are fully planned and staffed by local volunteers.”

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Greater New York Mensa lecture mini-series, free and open to the public. Four Sundays at 2pm.
Eastchester Public Library, Eastchester NY (a town in Westchester)
at 2:00pm:
"From Points to Curves: The Transubstantiated Transform of Infinite Decimal Geometry", a presentation by Elyas Isaacs, Ph.D., DPH, DDiv., MD(res)
at 3:00pm:
"Success with SMARTER Goals", a presentation by Rob Salkin, MSci, MBA, JD
   Location: Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester NY 10709. (914) 793-5055
   [their Facebook page]  [Google map with multi-modal directions]

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Greater New York Mensa lecture mini-series, free and open to the public. Four Sundays at 2pm.
Eastchester Public Library, Eastchester NY (a town in Westchester)
at 2:00pm:
"Poetry: Painting With Words", a presentation by Dr. Jay Albrecht
   Where does the creative urge originate? What makes a poet? What artifice turns mere words into something called a “poem”? How does one paint pictures with words?
   "I see my poetic task as a telling of my imaginings, avoiding incomprehensible symbols. I paint word-pictures ranging from graceful to stressed to comedic, in rhythmic fashion with occasional surprises. Subjects go from nature to intriguing people such as growing kids, to the far reaches of thought. They draw on life observations of travels, technology, therapeutics, and personal yearnings."
   Dr. Jay Albrecht is a published poet, a multimedia artist, and a retired Clinical Psychologist. A long-time Mensa member, he founded Mensa of Sweden.
at 3:00pm:
"Genealogy: Finding Your Ancestors", a presentation by Elder Thomas Hanson and Sister Elisabeth Hanson
   Location: Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester NY 10709. (914) 793-5055
   [their Facebook page]  [Google map with multi-modal directions]

Friday, February 28, 2014 (6pm) – Sunday, March 2, 2014 (noon)

SNOWBALL 40 (Regional Gathering of Central New Jersey Mensa)
Iselin, NJ – all weekend
“Come join CNJM for Snowball 40, the longest-running and best RG the United States has to offer. Beautiful hotel, close to the train station, outstanding included Hospitality, huge game room, riveting programs, and the company of the brightest people in the world. Registration is $70. Day rates: Friday $30; Saturday $45. (Rates go up after 1/31 and again after 2/21.)
Hotel: Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. S., Iselin NJ 08830; (732) 494-6200; www.hiltonwoodbridge.com .
Room rate $106 is guaranteed "only until our block of rooms is sold out. Mention CNJM to get the special rate".
Info, program: www.cnj.us.mensa.org/snowball.html or Andrea G. at andreabgg@hotmail.com
Just minutes from Staten Island, Snowball is the nearest RG to much of our NY area, as is our own RG later this year, April 4-6, 2014.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Greater New York Mensa lecture mini-series, free and open to the public. Four Sundays at 2pm.
Westchester 2:00pm
"Humanity's Toothache", a presentation by Dr. Aviva Andreen
   From Pakistan to Peru, from Persia to Paris, from prehistory to present, the toothache has plagued humanity.  Demystify the infamous toothworm, the "dentatus", and the esthetics of teeth.  Learn how humanity has coped with tooth pain and immortalized dentistry in art as well as the development of the science behind the history of dentistry. (Parental warning: pictures of skulls & mummies included).
   Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709. (914) 793-5055
   [their Facebook page]  [Google map with multi-modal directions]
   Dr. Aviva Andreen is a retired dentist. She taught in two dental schools, several graduate dental programs, and was a dentist in hospitals, private practice and the Navy Reserve. Dr. Andreen is an active Mensa member and glad to give a program on the history of her former profession.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Greater New York Mensa lecture mini-series, free and open to the public. Four Sundays at 2pm.
Westchester 2:00pm
"Fencing", a presentation by Elizabeth Penn
   From Hamlet to The Princess Bride to Xena: Warrior Princess, sword fighting has been an important and exciting component of many an adventure story (let alone world history). Though we (hopefully) no longer duel to the death to solve our disputes, we can still engage in sword play in real life through competitive fencing. Come learn about historical as well as modern-day fencing, with information about rules, weapons, and competitions; displays of equipment; and maybe even a few demonstrations.
   Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709. (914) 793-5055
   [their Facebook page]  [Google map with multi-modal directions]
   Elizabeth Penn is a graduate student at the Ferkauf Graduate School of psychology where she is working on a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is a graduate of Stern College for Women where she fenced for four years, serving as pe Squad Captain for two of those years. Elizabeth earned her squad's coaches award three years in row, and won several awards in competition, including EWFC fencer of the year. Elizabeth has served as Recording Secretary for Greater New York Mensa.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mensa Valentine's Day Party and Welcome to our New Members
Manhattan, 2:00pm–5:00pm
   Once again we will meet and greet in NYU's Kimmel Center, a great setting overlooking Washington Square Park. We welcome all of our new members to celebrate winter and Mensan comraderie, and to enjoy light refreshments and soft drinks. All we need is you and your guest.
   Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU, rooms 405-406.
   60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
   [their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
   Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.
   Price: included in your membership.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 Winter Winery Event
Suffolk 12:30pm
The usual wining, lunching or snacking, and socializing. Bring some money to buy wine, and plenty of munchies to eat and share. This time at Jason's Vineyard, 1785 Main Rd (NY 25), Jamesport, NY 11947 [map], (631) 238-5801.
You must RSVP to ____ or (631) ____ so that we can contact you if plans change.
[This event is also promoted on Facebook.]
Outcome: The roads and weather were a little wintery. Eight Long Island acquaintances and one lucky new person had a great time.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Party
Manhattan 2:00-4:30pm
This year we will meet again at NYU's Kimmel Center. The space is beautiful, with a view over the park. All the party needs is you and your guest, and the cost is included in your membership.
   Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU, 9th floor.
   60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
   [their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
   Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.
   Price: included in your membership.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Party
Manhattan 2;00-4:30pm
If you haven't been to one of our recent parties at NYU's Kimmel Center, what are you waiting for? The space, at 60 Washington Square South overlooking Washington Square Park, is terrific! Join us for a family-friendly party. Many people come in costume, and you can, too, if you'd like. As always, there will be light refreshments and the chance to meet with your fellow Ms. We hope to see you there!
   Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU.
   60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
   [their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
   Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.
   Price: included in your membership.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chistmas in July
You pick which party location is most convenient for you: Manhattan, Long Island, or Westchester

On Long Island, join us at Domenico's Restaurant, 3270-A Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, beginning at 7pm until 9:30 for bruschetta, fried zucchini, salad, pizza, and unlimited soda. A cash bar is available. There is plenty of free parking, and a limited free shuttle from the Hicksville LIRR station. With tinsel and music, "Yule" have a great time! [20 attended.]

In Manhattan, you'll find us at NYU's Kimmel Center, from 6:00 until 8:30pm. Along with interesting conversation, there will be something to eat, and a bar will be available. It won't be as much fun without you. [About 80 attended.]
   Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU.
   60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
   [their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
   Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.
   Price: included in your membership.

In Westchester, Join your fellow Mensans north of the Bronx border for an action-packed Xmas in July celebration on Thursday, July 25, at Grand Prix New York Racing/Spins Bowl in Mount Kisco. From 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a catered buffet (wings, pizza, and salad) with soft drinks in the VIP Dining Room. A cash bar is just a few steps away.
Each guest will receive 10 credits to use in the facility's Monte Carlo Arcade. The rest of the evening's activities are yours to enjoy for separate fees: indoor go-karting ($10 fee plus $12-$35 per race, depending on track; helmets provided; height and age requirements apply) or bowling ($30 per hour for groups of up to 5; shoe rental $4.85 per person). Complimentary pool tables are available. Reservations deadline: July 22. RSVP to ____. The facility is at 333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. For details, visit www.GPNY.com or www.SpinsBowl.com .

Monday, March 18, 2013

SPEAKER MEETING
Manhattan  6:30 - 8:00pm
   Amanda Padoan and Peter Zuckerman will speak to GNYM about K2's Deadliest Day when they join us on March 18th to discuss their book, Buried in the Sky. We are thrilled to host them and learn more about the enigmatic Sherpa culture and the white-knuckle experience that is climbing (and shepherding other climbers) up K2, the second-highest mountain on earth.
   “The authors bring alive the enigmatic Sherpa culture and skillfully guide the reader past the banal machismo that consumes most other accounts.” – Norman Ollestad, bestselling author of Crazy for the Storm.
   (Learn a bit more at http://buriedinthesky.com .)
   Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU.
   60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
   [their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
   Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.
   Price: included in your membership.

Friday, March 1, 2013 (afternoon) – Sunday, March 3, 2013 (noon)

SNOWBALL 39 (Regional Gathering of Central New Jersey Mensa)
Iselin, NJ – all weekend
“Come join CNJM for Snowball 39, the longest-running and best RG the United States has to offer. Beautiful hotel, close to the train station, outstanding included Hospitality, huge game room, riveting programs, and the company of the brightest people in the world. Registration is $65. Day rates: Friday $30; Saturday $40.
Hotel: Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. S., Iselin NJ 08830; (732) 494-6200; www.hiltonwoodbridge.com .
Room rate $104 is guaranteed through Feb. 18.
Info, program: www.cnj.us.mensa.org/snowball.html or Andrea G. at andreabgg@hotmail.com
Just minutes from Staten Island, Snowball is again the nearest RG to much of our NY area.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saint Valentine's Day Party and Welcome to our New Members
Manhattan, 2pm–5pm
   Enjoy Mensan camaraderie in a beautiful space.
   We had our Holiday Party here last December. We liked it so much we're coming back. This time we are on the 9th floor, facing downtown.
   As always, light refreshments will be served. Please come and feel free to bring a guest. It won't be as much fun without you. Price: included in your membership.
   Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU, 9th floor.
   60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
   [their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
   Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.
   Price: included in your membership.


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