Greater New York Mensa

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GNYM Member Event Calendar
April 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.

April 2015

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

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

Staten Island Merrymakers
Staten Island 8pm
Join the Staten Island Merrymakers at the King's Arms Diner, 500 Forest Avenue, Staten Island. Ask for the Mensa group. For info call Staten Island Coordinator, Deborah Peterson, before 7pm at 718-447-0238. [2nd Friday every month]

Monday, April 13, 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. Any questions, please contact ____ at ____.

Tuesday, April 14, 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 ____ .

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Day of Reckoning
Everywhere, 11:59pm
Deadline for filing personal income tax returns for 2014. If you owe IRS, penalties and interest can kick in.
(If IRS owes you, there is no penalty for filing late except delayed funds and fewer filing-method options, BUT: you only have 3 years from the original due date to claim your refund. If you don't file your 2011 taxes by midnight tonight, you will lose that refund.)

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. [on Facebook]

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Third-Thursday Speaker Series  [Canceled this month.]
Manhattan, 7pm
Skipping this month. If you hurry, you can make it to Trivia Night, the night before.

Sunday, April 19, 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 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.
____ 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 [
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?))

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Smart Company: The SIG for Mensa Business Owners and Executives
Manhattan 6:30pm
Topic: Starting the Client Relationship – How to attract new clients and how do you formalize things?
SPACE IS LIMITED. Reservations are required and are subject to availability. Enjoy stimulating conversation on business-related issues and a great meal. All attendees are encouraged to participate in lively group discussions. Non-M guests are always warmly welcomed. According to attendees, Smart Company is “more fun than it sounds,” “stimulating,” and the food is “good.” We share knowledge, discuss business issues, trade solutions to business problems, and have a good time doing it. This SIG is organized by lawyer ____ and creative director ____. Call or email ____ for reservations or additional information: ____, ____ . RSVP deadline is 5pm, the Friday before the meeting. [3rd Tuesday every month]

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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

Monday, April 27, 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 ____.

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

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