Greater New York Mensa

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GNYM Member Event Calendar
May 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.

May 2015

Are any friends or acquaintances (or you) ready to join Mensa? Greater New York Mensa administers Mensa Admission Tests in downstate New York. We have arranged three dates this Spring:
•Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11am-2pm in White Plains (Westchester)
•Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10am-1pm in Manhattan
•Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10am-1pm in Manhattan
For all details (and alternatives):

Fridays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2015

Friendly Friday Dinner
Manhattan 5:45-8:30pm
Dinner every Friday evening with other Mensans at ____, ____. ____. They will give separate checks. IF you need more information, contact ____ at ____ or ____ by the Thursday before. [every Friday]

Sunday, May __, 2015 [exact date(s) TBD]

Strategy Gaming SIG
Location to be determined 1:00pm
Play with fellow Mensans in games that require skill, planning, and negotiation. Location rotates anywhere in GNYM (including NJ). Call for location(s) and date(s). Please contact ____ at ____ or ____ .

Friday, May 8, 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]

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Crank and Spin: The SIG for Bicyclists
Bicyclists! Once a month we gather for a safe and fun 14mph approximately 50-mile ride. Meeting time and place to be determined. Phone or email with "Crank & Spin" in the subject line. ____: ____. Email ____ . [2nd Saturday every month]

Monday, May 11, 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 ____ ____. [2nd Monday every month]

Tuesday, May 12, 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, May 13, 2015

Intertel Dinner Social
Manhattan 6:45pm
Intertel invites Mensans and their guests to a dinner social at ____, ____. RSVP required: contact ____ at ____ or ____ and leave a contact number in case of any changes. [2nd Wednesday odd months, 2nd Tuesday even months]

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Queens Second-Sunday Brunch
Queens 11:30am
We meet at the ____ on ____. (Look for the Mensa table.) Any questions call ____ at ____ or ____ . We hope to see many of our Mensa friends there. [2nd Sunday most months] [3rd Sunday this month because of Mother's Day.]

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

Board Meeting
Westchester, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
At a board member's home.
(Sorry, no board games this time.)

TED Talk
???? 1pm

Manhattan 2:00pm
Join us for games, especially word games, like Taboo®, Scattergories®, Boggle®, and Quiddler®, plus charades (but not your grandmother's form of it). Bring your own games, too. Manhattan, in the East 70s. Please reserve by the Wednesday before. $2 for refreshments. Contact ____ at ____ or ____ . [2nd Sunday most months] [3rd Sunday this month because of Mother's Day.]

Nyack Dining Group
Rockland 6:00pm
This meeting is hosted by M ____ at ____, ____ at ____ in Nyack that offers above-average food at reasonable prices. RSVP to ____ at ____ or email him at ____ by the previous Saturday. [3rd Sunday every month]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Restaurant and Dining Lovers SIG
Manhattan, 6:30 PM
Tonight we're at ____. This place has a fireplace and a lantern-filled garden for atmosphere and affordable great light bites as well as more substantial yummies. You'll feel swept away by it all. So do come. Thanks for bringing cash only. Reservations are essential. Call ____ at ____ or ____ at ____, or email ____ at ____ . If you leave a message, please leave your daytime phone number. RESERVATIONS DEADLINE: Friday, May 15, 2015. Maximum of 8.

Smart Company: The SIG for Mensa Business Owners and Executives
Manhattan 6:30pm
Topic: Business Fundamentals: From Bartering to Web 2.0, Has it Changed that Much?
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, 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 West 23rd St (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave), 212-243-8898. [on Facebook]
[3rd Wednesday every month] #2

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Third-Thursday Speaker Series   [Note: 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.
•Location: Lower level at Cakeshop NYC, 152 Ludlow Street, New York NY, 212-253-0036. [on Facebook]
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[3rd Thursday every month] #5

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Turkey Shoot (bad movie party)
Queens 1pm
No turkeys will be harmed today! I promise! Turkey Shoot is a film festival of a different sort. Host M ____ welcomes devotees of laughter to his home in ____ to poke fun at the screen (and at ourselves). These films will never be seen on any conventional "Top Million" list. Call ____ at ____ or via email ____ by the Friday before to confirm. [4th Sunday of every ODD month.]

Monday, May 25, 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 ____. [4th Monday every month]

Wednesday, May 27, 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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