Greater New York Mensa

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•Greater New York Mensa official web site: www.gnym.org 

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•Greater New York Mensa Meetup group: www.meetup.com/Greater-New-York-Mensa-Meetup/ (Enrollment on Meetup is required, and then only GNYM members will be approved when they apply to join the group.) 


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GNYM Member Event Calendar
August 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, www.gnym.org/

“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.

August 2015

Fridays, August 7, 14, 21, and 28, 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, August __, 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 ____ .

Saturday, August 8, 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]

Sunday, August 9, 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]

GameSIG
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]

Monday, August 10, 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, August 11, 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]

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

Friday, August 14, 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]

Sunday, August 16, 2015

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

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]

Business Solutions Hub [unconfirmed]
Manhattan 3:00pm-5:00pm
Business Solutions Hub presents various business cases and allows the SIG to integrate ideas (from all different professions) and methods (we apply mathematical methods for business and economics problems). More info? Call ____ at ____. [3rd Sunday every month]

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Smart Company: The SIG for Mensa Business Owners and Executives [unconfirmed]
Manhattan 6:30pm
Topic: [not provided]
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, August 19, 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] #5

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Third-Thursday Speaker Series
Manhattan, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Break Diving - The Lost Art of Finding and Creating Opportunity
•Instead of waiting for breaks and opportunities to float to the surface, Break Divers jump into the cold, icy, hark-infested waters of resistance and find and make their OWN breaks. In this lively, motivational, and inspiring hands-on workshop, you will learn about how to apply the Break Diver's Creed (No Rules, No Excuses, No Regrets) to your own life. Further, as a bonus, you'll be introduced to a few subsets of break diving, such as learning multiple foreign languages, traveling the world inexpensively, and pursuing your dream career.
•About the Speaker: Monroe Mann is the founder of Break Diving (www.breakdiving.com). He is an attorney and motivational speaker; holds an MBA, an LLM, and a Master of Entrepreneurship degree; is now completing his PhD in psychology; has written and published 8 books (one of which was a Barnes & Noble # 1 bestseller); has appeared on countless TV talk shows; has been nominated for a US Army bronze-star in Iraq; has lived in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; is the producer, co-director, and co-star of the successful indie comedy-horror film, "You Can't Kill Stephen King" (available on Amazon and Best Buy); and speaks five languages at various levels of fluency, including Mandarin Chinese at an intermediate level (including reading and writing).
•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]
[3rd Thursday every month] #8

Monday, August 24, 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, August 26, 2015

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

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

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