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GNYM Member Event Calendar
February 2015
Change Month

Mphasis Calendar events are held in all boroughs or counties of our region (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam) and beyond (New Jersey, Connecticut). Some events are marked ? when location is To Be Announced. All Mensa members and accompanied guests are welcome at all calendar events unless otherwise indicated in the listing. Young Mensan events are for Mensans age 18 and under only. Children are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all Mensa events, including Young Mensan events. Proof of Mensa membership is required for all GNYM-sponsored events.

Please call the CalendarPhone before attending an event to check for schedule changes. Late updates are often posted on the GNYM website,

“The following information is provided exclusively as a service to our members and represents material provided to us by individuals in their independent capacities as organizers. Members are encouraged to be aware of their common-sense responsibility to (1) verify information regarding meeting place, time, cost, access, smoking policy, and appropriateness for children, and (2) conduct themselves in such a way as to make their repeated presence welcome.”

SIGs are voluntary associations of members of Mensa, which operate independently of Greater New York Mensa. Their financial activities and liabilities are entirely their own, and not those of Greater New York Mensa. Furthermore, no SIG leader may obligate GNYM in any way.

This is the "munged" edition. Most events have details but no particulars.
For complete details, see Mphasis in print, or see the
members-only section which has complete calendar pages and complete Mphasis online.

Green indicates additions or changes. Red indicates deletions or cancellations.

February 2015

--- Sorry, mostly only Long Island events are in (so far). ---

--- For weekly and monthly events, look back to December 2014. ---

Monday, February 9, 2015

Science Fiction & Fantasy SIG Meeting
Nassau 8:00pm
Ever try talking to friends, co-workers, or relatives about SF? Don't be alone any more! Join us at ____, to talk about favorite books, movies, TV, etc. Questions contact ____ ____.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Buzztime Trivia
Suffolk 7:00pm
Test your trivia knowledge in the Buzztime (formerly NTN). We are playing at ____, on ____ in ____. Call the restaurant at ____ for directions. For other information call ____ at ____ or email ____ .

Sunday, February 15, 2015

LIMENSIG Third-Sunday Brunch
Nassau 12:30pm
Our venue is ____, at ____ ____, in ____. A varied menu is available from $7. Info: ____ at ____, or ____ .

Board Meeting
Manhattan 1:00pm
Union Square Loft before the party (see below)

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.
•Location: Union Square Loft, 873 Broadway, Suite 408 (buzzer 050), New York, NY [map]
(enter on Broadway between 18th & 19th Streets [map])
[The Party and Strategy Gaming Night are also announced on Facebook.]

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Third-Thursday Speaker Series
Manhattan 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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.
•Location: Stone Creek Bar & Lounge
140 E 27th St (between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave), New York NY, 212-532-1037 [on Facebook]
•There is no cost. However. those in attendance are expected to order food and drink.
•Also promoted at: and
[3rd Thursday every month] #1

Monday, February 23, 2015

Whedonverse SIG Meeting
Nassau 8:00pm
Join us at ____, to talk about all the creations of writer-director Joss Whedon! Any questions, please contact ____ at ____.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LIMENSIG Midweek Munchie
Nassau 7:30 pm
Join us for dinner and conversation in ____ at the ____, ____. Call ____ ____ for information at ____, or email ____ .

(For more details and more gatherings around the country, see Mensa Bulletin and American Mensa web site.)

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