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GNYM Member Event Calendar
March 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.

March 2015

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

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


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: or Andrea G. at
Just minutes from Staten Island, Snowball is the nearest RG to much of our NY area.
•Location: Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark (formerly the Hilton Woodbridge), 120 Wood Ave. S., Iselin NJ 08830; (732) 494-6200; .
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.”

Monday, March 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, March 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, March 15, 2015

LIMENSIG Third-Sunday Brunch
Nassau 12:30pm
Our venue is ____, at ____ ____, in ____. Info: ____ at ____, or ____ .

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Third-Thursday Speaker Series
Manhattan 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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.
•There is no cost. However. those in attendance are expected to order food and drink.
•Location: Stone Creek Bar & Lounge
140 E 27th St (between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave), New York NY, 212-532-1037 [on Facebook]

Monday, March 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, March 25, 2015

LIMENSIG Midweek Munchie
Nassau 7:30 pm
Join us for dinner and conversation in ____ at ____, ____. 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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