Greater New York Mensa

Current information: 

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

A group password is required to view the complete calendar on that site. The password is published occasionally in Mphasis.
If you are a member of Greater New York Mensa and have your American Mensa password, you can get that password by logging on here

•Greater New York Mensa Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterNYMensa 

•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.) 


Old GNYM web site: 

This ( http://gnym.us.mensa.org/ ) is the old site, having information from June 1998 through December 2015, with only limited updates since then. 

Calendar of EventsFeatured EventsRecent GNYM EventsYoung MensansSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs)MERF ScholarshipsLinks to various online Mensa resourcesAncient Quiz QuestionsWays of Joining MensaMensa Qualifying Exam Information & Schedule in our areaGNYM ContactsGNYM Board Members and coordinatorsGNYM BylawsAbout this websiteGNYM Members-Only AreaAncient GNYM photo albums 


Greater New York Mensa - Public Events Past

The past is gone. Events from prior years:


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Party
Manhattan 2:00-4:30pm
This year we will meet again at NYU's Kimmel Center. The space is beautiful, with a view over the park. All the party needs is you and your guest, and the cost is included in your membership.
•Price: included in your membership.
•Location: Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU, 9th floor.
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
[their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
•Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Party
Manhattan 2;00-4:30pm
If you haven't been to one of our recent parties at NYU's Kimmel Center, what are you waiting for? The space, at 60 Washington Square South overlooking Washington Square Park, is terrific! Join us for a family-friendly party. Many people come in costume, and you can, too, if you'd like. As always, there will be light refreshments and the chance to meet with your fellow Ms. We hope to see you there!
•Price: included in your membership.
•Location: Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU.
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
[their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
•Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chistmas in July
You pick which party location is most convenient for you: Manhattan, Long Island, or Westchester

On Long Island, join us at Domenico's Restaurant, 3270-A Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, beginning at 7pm until 9:30 for bruschetta, fried zucchini, salad, pizza, and unlimited soda. A cash bar is available. There is plenty of free parking, and a limited free shuttle from the Hicksville LIRR station. With tinsel and music, "Yule" have a great time! [20 attended.]

In Manhattan, you'll find us at NYU's Kimmel Center, from 6:00 until 8:30pm. Along with interesting conversation, there will be something to eat, and a bar will be available. It won't be as much fun without you. [About 80 attended.]
•Price: included in your membership.
•Location: Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU.
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
[their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
•Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.

In Westchester, Join your fellow Mensans north of the Bronx border for an action-packed Xmas in July celebration on Thursday, July 25, at Grand Prix New York Racing/Spins Bowl in Mount Kisco. From 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a catered buffet (wings, pizza, and salad) with soft drinks in the VIP Dining Room. A cash bar is just a few steps away.
Each guest will receive 10 credits to use in the facility's Monte Carlo Arcade. The rest of the evening's activities are yours to enjoy for separate fees: indoor go-karting ($10 fee plus $12-$35 per race, depending on track; helmets provided; height and age requirements apply) or bowling ($30 per hour for groups of up to 5; shoe rental $4.85 per person). Complimentary pool tables are available. Reservations deadline: July 22. RSVP to ____. The facility is at 333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. For details, visit www.GPNY.com or www.SpinsBowl.com .

Monday, March 18, 2013

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan  6:30 - 8:00pm
   Amanda Padoan and Peter Zuckerman will speak to GNYM about K2's Deadliest Day when they join us on March 18th to discuss their book, Buried in the Sky. We are thrilled to host them and learn more about the enigmatic Sherpa culture and the white-knuckle experience that is climbing (and shepherding other climbers) up K2, the second-highest mountain on earth.
   “The authors bring alive the enigmatic Sherpa culture and skillfully guide the reader past the banal machismo that consumes most other accounts.” – Norman Ollestad, bestselling author of Crazy for the Storm.
   (Learn a bit more at http://buriedinthesky.com .)
   •Location: Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU.
   60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
   [their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
   Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.
   Price: included in your membership.

Friday, March 1, 2013 (afternoon) – Sunday, March 3, 2013 (noon)

SNOWBALL 39 (Regional Gathering of Central New Jersey Mensa)
Iselin, NJ – all weekend
“Come join CNJM for Snowball 39, the longest-running and best RG the United States has to offer. Beautiful hotel, close to the train station, outstanding included Hospitality, huge game room, riveting programs, and the company of the brightest people in the world. Registration is $65. Day rates: Friday $30; Saturday $40.
•Location: Hilton Woodbridge, 120 Wood Ave. S., Iselin NJ 08830; (732) 494-6200; www.hiltonwoodbridge.com .
Room rate $104 is guaranteed through Feb. 18.
Info, program: www.cnj.us.mensa.org/snowball.html or Andrea G. at andreabgg@hotmail.com
Just minutes from Staten Island, Snowball is again the nearest RG to much of our NY area.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saint Valentine's Day Party and Welcome to our New Members
Manhattan, 2pm–5pm
•Enjoy Mensan camaraderie in a beautiful space.
•We had our Holiday Party here last December. We liked it so much we're coming back. This time we are on the 9th floor, facing downtown.
•As always, light refreshments will be served. Please come and feel free to bring a guest. It won't be as much fun without you.
•Price: included in your membership.
•Location: Kimmel Center for University Life at NYU.
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. 212-998-4900
[their Facebook page]  [Google Map with multimodal directions]  [NYU's Directions page]
•Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. NYU requires photo ID for entry.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday Party
Manhattan 2:00pm
Join us at the NYU Kimmel Center, rooms 405-406, at 60 Washington Square South, for an afternoon of fun and conversation with your fellow Mensans in this lovely space. Ask for the Mensa event at the desk. It won't be as much fun without you and your guest.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

GNYM Halloween Party [location updated again]
Manhattan 2:00pm
Adaptability can help towards leading a long and happy life. We must change the location of the GNYM Halloween Party on October 28th to •Location: Nelly Spillane's, located at 18 East 33rd Street. See www.nellyspillanes.com if you'd like. The change is due to renovations (and the paperwork that goes with it) that have gone past the target completion date at our previously announced location. We'll have the house to ourselves for a private Halloween Party from 2 until 5PM. There will be food and a cash bar with Happy Hour prices. Please feel free to come with or without costume, and bring your children if you'd like. Please come, it won't be as much fun without you!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Xmas in July
Manhattan 7:00-10:00pm
How about a different take on our mid-summer party? This time we'll meet at Slattery's Midtown Pub, located at 8 East 36th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues.We'll be offered a variety of appetizers served by the waitstaff in our own private area upstairs, and a cash bar with Happy Hour drink prices. There is no admission charge for you or your accompanied guest. You can see www.slatterysmidtownpub.com for an idea about the pub. It won't be as much fun if you aren't there.

Friday, April 27, 2012 - Sunday, April 29, 2012

A New York State of Mind - GNYM's Regional Gathering
White Plains, NY 3pm (through Sunday noon)
It's here!  We've planned, and tweaked, and fiddled, and now we're ready for a great weekend!  Remember:  We'll have 24-hour Hospitality with great munchies and beverages, an amazing Games Room, Carnelli, a tea tasting, a % proof(?) tasting, Godiva chocolate, an election year forum, a caricaturist, Hudson Valley sightseeing, and lots of wonderful speakers.  We'll have Simon Sez, TV theme-song trivia, and Mark Rothman, producer and writer of The Odd Couple, Happy Days, and Laverne & Shirley as our keynote speaker.  There are two delicious meals for sale, plus pizza Friday night and heroes Saturday afternoon.  Registration is now $50 for the weekend ($55 beginning 4/1); onsite the price will be $60, and you can come Saturday only for $45. Visit the fantastic RG website at rg.gnym.org to register and buy your meals, and use PayPal to pay for everything. We still need all the volunteers we can get.  If you haven't volunteered already, please contact Greg Draves at gdraves@nyc.rr.com and join the RG team.  You'll be glad you did, and we will be so happy to have you!
We're at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains.  Call the Crowne Plaza at 1-800-227-6963 or 1-914-682-0050 or visit the hotel website www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/white-plains/hpncp/hoteldetail to reserve your room, and be sure to use the special RG hotel registration code UP5.  Remember that the RG rate of $114 per night (S/D/T/Q) is only good until April 13
We've worked really hard to make this a weekend that you'll enjoy and remember.  We're looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  GNYM members, please support your local group and come on out for this fun weekend.  To everyone else - members from other regions, and friends of all of the above - GNYM is a very special group.  Plan now to join us and find this out for yourselves. Questions?  Call ____ at ____ or email ____. See you soon!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:30PM
The Ides of March finds us hosting Morgan Pehme. In the past, Morgan has spoken to audiences at Fordham, Touro College and NYU and we're thrilled to have him spend an hour with Greater New York Mensa. Focus of the discussion is the current politicial arena and as executive director of New York Civic, he will offer some interesting insights and hopefully answer any questions offered. A past graduate of Dalton, some of you might remember him from the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer.
•Location: The Alcove on the 8th floor, David Dubinsky Student Center (a.k.a. Building A), Fashion Institute of Technology. The entrance is on W. 27th St., between 7th and 8th Avenues, nearer 8th Avenue. [campus map] [Google map with multi-modal directions]

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day and New Members Social
Manhattan 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Face it: you need to get out more. Come, meet the new Board of Directors, meet new members, and share some laughs with old friends. As always, soft drinks and light refreshments will be served. If you bring a dessert to share, you won't have to pay the $5 for members. Guests still pay only $10.
At: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St (between 7th Ave and Jackson Square (Greenwich Ave and 8th Ave)).
A, C, E, or L to 14th St and 8th Ave
1, 2, or 3 to 14th St and 7th Ave
F, V, or PATH to 14th St and 6th Ave
[Google map with multi-modal directions] [Mapquest map and directions]
As with all of our events posted on this calendar, you should check the website www.gnym.org/ or call the CalendarPhone at 1-855-411-GNYM for any late-breaking changes.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

GNYM Holiday Party
Manhattan 2:00pm-5:00pm
Join us at our biggest party of the year to meet old friends or make new friends. You can choose if you want to participate in our optional grab-bag gift exchange by bringing a wrapped gift valued at up to $15.00. Soft drinks and light refreshments will be served. If you have never attended this event, take this opportunity to laugh, chat, and have some fun.
All this for the amazingly low cost of $5.00 for members and $10.00 for accompanied guests.
•Location: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St (between 7th Ave and Jackson Square (Greenwich Ave and 8th Ave)).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:30pm
Join us to listen to Paul Wieland, former NASA engineer, speak on programs ranging from Spacelab 3 and the Hubble Telescope to development of the International Space Station. He will talk about issues from his book, Crossing the Threshold: Advancing into Space to Benefit the Earth, about how space can help us ensure a sustainable world. The moderate fee of $5 from members and $10 from not-yet-members helps us to offset space rental fees.
•Location: The Alcove on the 8th floor, David Dubinsky Student Center (a.k.a. Building A), Fashion Institute of Technology.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Party
Manhattan 2:00pm
This is a time to have fun for members of all ages at our family-friendly event. Come in costume and share some laughter and conversation with other Mensans.
You can expect soft drinks and snacks to be served.
As always, members pay $5, and their guests pay $10.
•Location: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St (between 7th Ave and Jackson Square (Greenwich Ave and 8th Ave)).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:00 PM
“Time Mastery”, presented by Sean Carroll. With our growing list of personal and professional responsibilities, learning how to control, leverage, and master our time is more critical than ever. Find out how to become more productive, more energized, and more focused, while enjoying the journey more than ever before! Attend this powerful event and you will:
Eliminate the phrase "I don't have enough time" from your vocabulary
Learn how to spend more time on what's most important to you, while actually increasing your productivity and your income.
Uncover the "power phrases" that will transform your time management skills.
Learn how to add 5 hours to your weekly calendar without losing sleep, or leisure time.
Know the 3 steps you must take to finally own your calendar.
Sean Carroll is a seasoned entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others to create positive momentum in their lives.
www.SeanCarrollSpeaker.com
As always, members pay $5, accompanied guests pay $10.
•Location: The Alcove on the 8th floor, David Dubinsky Student Center (a.k.a. Building A), Fashion Institute of Technology.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Xmas in July
Manhattan 2:00PM
Join us for our non-traditional holiday party, where you'll have a chance to socialize with other Mensans while enjoying snacks and soft drinks.
•Location: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St (between 7th Ave and Jackson Square (Greenwich Ave and 8th Ave)).
As always, members pay $5, and their guests pay $10.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Speaker Event
Queens 7:30 pm
Dr. James Stellar, Provost at Queens College and former Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences College at Northeastern University.
Dr. Stellar will speak about higher education and the benefits of experiential education.
Whether you are a parent with college-bound children, a soon-to-be college student, or just someone fascinated by education in this country, $5 gets you a seat and cookies!
•Location: President's Conference Room Number 2,
Rosenthal Library (5th floor),
Queens College,
65-30 Kissena Boulevard,
Flushing NY 11367.
[Google map with multi-modal directions] [Library map]
Admission Fees: Members - $5.00; Not-Yet-Members - $10.
Light refreshments will be available.

In April 2009, Dr. Muyskens, President of Queens College announced the addition of Dr. Stellar to his administration.
Dr. Stellar, a neuropsychologist, has taught at Harvard, where he received the Phi Beta Kappa Outstanding Harvard Teacher of the Year Award.
As the college's chief academic officer, Dr. Stellar will oversee long-term academic policy development, curriculum, faculty recruitment, research, and budgeting. During his ten years at Northeastern, freshman applications tripled, and he was responsible for the expansion of traditional classroom-based learning. Ultimately the Martha's Vineyard Summer Institute became part of the successful World Association of Cooperative Education.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

smART Show
Manhattan 7:30pm

Come to our annual Talent Show. This year is physical art: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, etc. We alternate annually, so next year will be performance art. Contact Booking Agent, Leon Feingold (leon.feingold@gnym.org or 516-850-4533) if you want to showcase your artistic talents (Exhibitors pay no fees)! Roy Arias Studios & Theatres, 300 West 43rd New York, NY 10036 (close to Eighth Avenue). We'll be in studio 4 – sorry, 54 was taken. If you're more of a viewer than a creator, make certain to get yourself to 300 W 43rd Street by 7:20pm, at the bargain price of $5 members / $10.00 not yet members - a fantastic deal for certain ... and you didn't even have to wait at the TKTS booth!

•Location: Roy Arias Studios & Theatres, 300 W 43rd Street, New York NY 10036 (at 8th Avenue).
[Google map with multi-modal directions] [Mapquest map and directions]

Friday - Sunday, April 1 - 3, 2011

A New York State of Mind - GNYM's Regional Gathering
GNYM is holding a Regional Gathering!  Join us April 1-3, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY, for great speakers, games, hospitality, and so much more!
Registration is only $50 until March 31, 2011.
Download the flyer on this website to get registered now, and for hotel and meal information.
And look for the RG website: rg.gnym.org !!
One-page flyer and registration form: [removed]

THE GREATER NY MENSA RG
WHITE PLAINS, NY 3pm (through Sunday noon)

It's here!  We've planned, and tweaked, and fiddled, and now we're ready for a great weekend!  Remember:  We'll have 24-hour Hospitality with great munchies and beverages, an amazing Games Room, Carnelli, Speed Dating, a wine tasting, Hudson Valley sightseeing, and lots of wonderful speakers.  We'll have a crossword puzzle tournament, TV theme-song trivia, and a DJ spinning your favorite oldies.  There are two delicious meals for sale, plus pizza Friday night and heroes Saturday afternoon.  Registration is now $50 for the weekend; onsite the price will be $55, and you can come Saturday only for $40. Visit the fantastic RG website at rg.gnym.org to register and buy your meals, and use PayPal to pay for everything.
We still need all the volunteers we can get, and we'll be rewarding you for four hours of your time with a special T-shirt featuring the RG logo.  If you haven't volunteered already, please contact Greg Draves at gdraves@nyc.rr.com and join the RG team.  You'll be glad you did, and we will be so happy to have you!
We're at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains.  Call the Crowne Plaza at 1-800-227-6963 or 1-914-682-0050 or visit the hotel website www.ichotelsgroup.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/white-plains/hpncp/hoteldetail to reserve your room, and be sure to use the special RG hotel registration code M12. Remember that the RG rate of $109 per night (S/D/T/Q) is only good until March 11.
We've worked really hard to make this a weekend that you'll enjoy and remember.  We're looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  GNYM members, please support your local group and come on out for this fun weekend.  To everyone else - members from other regions, and friends of all of the above - GNYM is a very special group.  Plan now to join us and find this out for yourselves.
Questions?  Call Vicki Goldberger at (516) 935-1613 or email vgoldberger@gmail.com . See you soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:30pm

Synesthetes perceive the world a bit differently.
On Thursday, March 17th, you'll have the opportunity to meet two synesthetes in person.

NYC-based journalist and author Maureen Seaberg will be speaking to us about synesthesia.
Her book, Tasting the Universe: People Who See Colors in Words and Rainbows in Symphonies, is published this year by New Page Books. We are excited to have her include us as part of her book tour. In May she moderates a conference on synesthesia in Stockholm.
"Tasting the Universe", an article by the author, in The Huffington Post.
"Tasting the Universe" homepage on Facebook.
 
Carrie C Firman, a designer currently finishing her MFA, will be exhibiting artworks inspired by her visual relationship with sound, music, pain, and time.
Later in March she will be heading to the University of East London for the UK Synaesthesia Association conference. In May she appears at the conference in Stockholm.

•Location: The Alcove on the 8th floor, David Dubinsky Student Center (a.k.a. Building A), Fashion Institute of Technology.
As always, a great deal at $5 for members, $10 for not-yet members.

Friday - Sunday, March 4 - 6, 2011

SNOWBALL 37
(Regional Gathering of Central New Jersey Mensa)
Iselin, New Jersey

[see www.cnj.us.mensa.org/snowball.html for details]

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine's Social/New Members Party
Manhattan 3:30-6:30pm

Join us at our mid-winter party to meet new members (New Members get in free with your postcard) and share in Mensan banter. Food and soft drinks will be served. As always, members pay $5, and accompanied guests pay $10.
•Location: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St (between 7th Ave and Jackson Square (Greenwich Ave and 8th Ave)).


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Party
Manhattan 2:00pm

Join us for our annual holiday celebration. Bring some warmth to your holiday by bringing a gently-used coat so that, thanks to you and New York Cares, someone can be warm this winter. There will be refreshments, including soft drinks, and the participate-if-you-want-to grab-bag gift exchange (a wrapped gift in the $10 range is appropriate). So come for the holiday cheer and Mensan banter. We hope to see you there having fun. Members pay $5, Guests pay $10.
•Location: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th St (between 7th Ave and Jackson Square (Greenwich Ave and 8th Ave)).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Party
Queens 2:00pm

Join us for this popular family-friendly event, at 43-10 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing. Do come in costume and perhaps you will be named a prize-winner in one of several categories. Refreshments will be served, including soft drinks at the low price of just $5 for members, and $10 for guests.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

"The Event North of NYC"
Poughkeesie 11:00AM

Join with your board of directors to traverse The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park! The park officially opened to the public on October 3, 2009 and in honor of its one-year anniversary, we decided to take a trip “North Of NY” to enjoy a historic location and perhaps have a chance to meet members of Mid-Hudson Mensa! We plan on congregating at the Poughkeepsie (east) side of the walkway at 11 a.m. We would appreciate RSVPs as this will make it easier for the Board to provide snacks and drinks. Food is your own responsibility.
Directions, Parking and Trails:
By train: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is located just 4 blocks north of the Metro North and Amtrak station in Poughkeepsie.
By car: On East side of the River (Poughkeepsie): take Route 9 to Route 9G north (Marist Drive). Bear right onto Washington Street. Proceed on Washington Street for 0.5 miles. Turn left on Route 9G/Parker Avenue. Lot is 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. There is an 80 car parking lot, with ADA-compliant parking. Parking is $5 / four hours. Nearby parking can be found along the streets.
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We are hoping for good weather. Join us, and hopefully other Mensans from the Mid-Hudson Mensa chapter for a day at the newly created New York State Park “Walkway over the Hudson”. This is said to be the longest pedestrian bridge on earth. Who wouldn't like a good walk with a captivating view? You can also look at: www.nysparks.com/parks/178/details.aspx .

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:00pm

Come meet James Taranto at the Fashion Institute of Technology -- David Dubinsky Building (a.k.a. Building A) at the Northeast corner of 8th Ave and W. 27th St., The Alcove on the 8th floor. [Google map with multi-modal directions]
A High school dropout in the early Eighties, a College dropout in the late Eighties, today he is Author and Editor of one of the most widely-read and influential WebLetter Blogs, Best of the Web Today from OpinionJournal.com. "It's not a blog," growls Taranto. "It's a collection of wisdom in a blog-like format."
We've left the topic of the evening up to him, but it is sure to be a stimulating night.
Mr. Taranto has been challenging the politically-correct powers-that-be since his undergraduate days at Cal State Northridge. Now the editor of OpinionJournal.com and a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, his dry, wry, and laconic wit is read by more than 150,000 people daily. Some applaud. Some gnash their teeth. But it is required reading for America's political and chattering classes.
Members $5, Guests $10.
Need more info? Contact ____.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Xmas in July Party
Manhattan 2:00PM (check website or calendar phone to confirm time)
Join us at this popular mid-summer event, held in the Community room in building 7 at 328 West 28th Street. The location is new for us, and is a short walk from Penn Station and many subway lines. You can expect refreshments to be served including soft drinks, at the not-to-be-beat price of $5 members, $10 guests and potential members. We hope to see you! Need last minute info? Call ____. [Google map with multi-modal directions]

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Ninth Annual Greater New York Mensa Talent Show
Manhattan 7:00pm
Who has more talent than you? Come on, show us what you've got.
Maybe you like to watch. We've got something for you, too.
It's time once again for the Annual GNYM Talent Show! As talent lies in many different areas, each year GNYM's Talent Show revolves around a different theme. This year's theme is Performance! We're calling on all of our members to show us your skill - whatever you can do, no matter how mainstream or off-the-wall, we want to see it! In years past we've run the gamut from magicians to singers to speed-eaters to comediennes, and we can't wait to see what we'll get this year. All pre-registered performers will be admitted free. Refreshments will be served.
To be a performer in the 2010 Mensa Talent Show, or for any other questions related to the event, please RSVP to ____. We'll see your talented selves there!
$5.00 Members, $7.50 Guests, Free for Performers!
•Location: The Showcase Theatre - part of Roy Arias Studios & Theatres, located at 300 W 43rd Street, New York NY 10036 (at 8th Avenue).
[Google map with multi-modal directions] [Mapquest map and directions]

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Post-Valentine's Social and New Members' Party
Manhattan 3:00PM
   *** NOTE NEW LOCATION *** The address printed in Mphasis is incorrect. ***
   Join GNYM in welcoming this year's New Members with good food and great socializing!
   We always have a great turn-out.
   The correct location is: Community Room 7A, 330 W 28th St., Manhattan, New York City. (Midway between 8th and 9th Aves.) (Near Penn Station, subways, buses.)
   [Google map with multi-modal directions]
   Refreshments (sandwiches, snacks, and soft drinks) will be served.
   Please feel free to bring a dessert to share.
   Members pay $5.00, and guests pay $7.50. New members will be admitted at no charge.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:00PM
Come out to hear Diane Garnick, of Invesco, Ltd., present “Board Room Careers Begin with a Board of Mentors”. The days of a monogamous mentorship are over. What responsibilities do you have to your own Board of Mentors? Whether you are just beginning your career, or are already at the pinnacle of your profession, you just may benefit from a new or different perspective Join us at the American Indian Community House at 11 Broadway in NYC, where, defying inflation, members will still pay $5 and guests pay $7.50. [Google map with multi-modal directions]

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Winter Winery Event
Suffolk Noon to 5:00PM
Join us for our annual visit and an afternoon of delicious wine and munchies and great conversation.
An afternoon at Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 631-298-0075 www.marthaclaravineyards.com .
Taste four different wines for the special GNYM rate of $6. Enjoy a 15% GNYM discount on any purchases.
RSVP ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL BY January 10: please call Marty or Vicki Goldberger at (516) 935-1613 or email vgoldberger@gmail.com to let us know you're coming, and to find out what you can bring to add to the festivities. This is a popular annual event, and this year will be as much fun as ever. Please join us! You'll have a great time!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

GNYM Holiday Party
Manhattan 3:00PM
This is always a great party, so join us at [the old place]. They will have their Toys for Tots collection, so try to bring an unwrapped toy to help bring someone a little fun! Refreshments will be served. As always, and defying inflation, admission is $5 for members, and $7.50 for accompanied guests.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Annual Halloween Party
Manhattan 11:00am
This year we're changing to an earlier time, so we can pack in more than our usual amount of fun! Join us at [the old place]. Come in costume, and do bring your children! Refreshments will be served, and as always: members pay $5, guest pay $7.50. Don't miss one of our chapter's best events of the year!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Xmas in July
Manhattan 7:00pm
GNYM's annual festive celebration of holidays in the midst of summer's haze. Eat, drink, and be merry with your friends and fellow Mensans. Enjoy holiday-themed refreshments and music as you celebrate the last six months and look forward to the next six. Join us on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at The River Room, 1 River Place (42nd St & 11th Avenue), Manhattan. Members pay $5, Guests pay $7.50.

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 2-5 PM

The Eighth Annual smART Show
Manhattan
It's time once again for the Annual GNYM Talent Show! As talent lies in many different areas, every year GNYM's Talent Show revolves around a different theme. This year's theme is Physical/Tangible Art! We're calling on all of you artists and artisans out there to show us your stuff - photography, collage, painting, sculpture, printed word, multimedia - whatever your art, we want to see it! All registered artists will be admitted free at 1:00 PM to set up their exhibits. Prizes will be given out by a panel of Mensa judges, and refreshments will be served! To reserve an exhibitor's spot in the 2009 smART SHOW please RSVP to ____.
•Location: [the old place].
$5/Members, $7.50/Guest, Free for Exhibitors!

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 7:30 PM

Speaker Meeting: "America's Economic Meltdown"
presented by John F. McManus, President of The John Birch Society.

$5/members of Mensa and/or The John Birch Society; $7.50/guests

In this lecture, Mr. McManus discusses the history of the Federal Reserve, the rise of inflation and the devaluation of the US dollar. A Q&A session will follow, and Mr. McManus will also have some additional materials, specifically books he has written on finance and/or DVDs of past presentations, available for purchase. Due to the venue's policy, food is not permitted in the space, however bottled water will be available.

•Location: The Circle in the American Indian Community House
11 Broadway (2nd Floor), Manhattan [Google map with multi-modal directions]

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Members' Social
Manhattan, 2-5 PM
$5/Members; $7.50/Guests.
Join GNYM in welcoming this year's New Members with good food and great friends!
New Members get in free with a postcard invitation.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Free Wine Tasting
Manattan 7-10 PM
To welcome New Members to GNYM, Lenox Wines is hosting a free Wine Tasting for all Mensans & their guests!
Be sure to bring your membership card as Mensans receive a discount of 5% off a Bottle of wine or 15% off a case!
If you can't make it to the tasting, the member discount is in effect at all times!
Special thanks to Luke McKinley for setting up the event!
•Location: Lenox Wines, 381 Lenox Avenue (between 129th and 130th Streets), New York, NY.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Annual Greater New York Mensa Holiday Party
Manhattan 2:00pm
"It's beginning to look a lot like" that time of year when you get together with friends and family to eat, drink, be merry, exchange the warmth that good cheer brings and celebrate our hopes for peace on earth now and forever. Join us and have some food, a beverage or two, and a bunch of interesting conversations with some really cool people. We'll also be doing our annual Secret Santa Gift Swap, which works like this: if you'd like to receive a gift, bring a wrapped gift (valued at no more that $20 or so); the gift you bring will go in a bag along with gifts that others bring and the gifts are then redistributed. Pretty cool, huh?!
Admission to the GNYM Holiday Party is $5 for members, and $7.50 for guests of members and potential members. Be sure to bring your membership card if you have it! Contact ____ with any questions or for further info.
•Location: [the old place].

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Crack the Case: GNYM spends the afternoon with Perfect Crime
Manhattan 2:00pm
A special performance of the show PERFECT CRIME
A secluded mansion. A would-be murderess. The perfect crime. Margaret Brent is an accomplished Connecticut psychiatrist -- and potential cold-blooded killer. When her wealthy husband turns up dead, she gets caught in the middle of a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a deranged patient and the handsome but duplicitous investigator assigned to the case. Perfect Crime has been called "a phenomenon" by Fox 5 News and "a true New York mystery" by New York magazine. Fans of Law & Order, Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock won't want to miss PERFECT CRIME -- the longest-running play in New York City history.
Tickets for Saturday's performance of PERFECT CRIME are available to members of Greater New York Mensa at a reduced price of $40! To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 212-921-7862. Be sure to mention that you're with Greater New York Mensa in order to receive the special ticket price!
UPDATE: Originally, the performance was to be followed by a Q & A session. Regrettably, the post-performance discussion has been cancelled. However, the discounted ticket price will still be honored, and Mensans will be welcome to stay afterwards for a drink in lieu of the originally scheduled post-performance reception.
•Location: Snapple Theater Center, 210 W. 50 Street (at Broadway), Manhattan

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Greater New York Mensa Halloween Party!
Manhattan 2:00pm
   Be sure to join us for great food, friends and fun at this popular and family-friendly event!
   If you like, come in costume as your favorite character or create a unique look all your own.
   Be warned: prizes will be awarded in categories, including:
        - Best grown-up costume
        - Best youth costume
        - Most original and imaginative costume
   This event is always well attended because it is FUN!
   At [the old place].
   Admission is $5 for Mensa members, $7.50 for guests.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:30pm
Life is Puzzling
Full-time puzzle writer and GNYM member Mark Danna is the new co-author of American Mensa's long-running, page-a-day puzzle calendar from Workman Publishing.  Danna will present a talk on various kinds of puzzles (crosswords, word searches, Sudoku), a Q & A, and a challenge featuring puzzles from the 2009 calendar. Prizes will be awarded. Thursday, September 25, 7:30-9 PM, at [the old place].

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Xmas in July
Manhattan 2:00PM
Please join us for one of our most popular events of the year at [the old place]. We will again be asking you to participate in helping NYCares. Please donate a clean, gently used coat so that someone will have a warmer winter this year (and you'll feel good about helping someone less fortunate than yourself). Adult and children's size coats will be appreciated. See the separate listing elsewhere in Mphasis for more details about the party. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 for members and $7.50 guests and prospective members.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

GREATER NEW YORK MENSA TALENT SHOW
Manhattan 7:30 - 10:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
Come out and spend an evening socializing with and being entertained by your fellow Mensans! There will be music, dance, comedy and more! For further information and a complete line up of performers, go to http://gnym.org.
•Location: Joria Productions Main Stage Theater, 260 W. 36 Street, 3rd Floor (between 7th & 8th Avenues).
Admission is $5 for Mensa members with card, $7.50 for non-members.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Speaker Meeting - Rolando L. Morales
Manhattan 8:00 - 10:00 PM (Doors open at 7:20 PM)
Join actor, writer and educator Rolando L. Morales as he performs his one-person show, The Last Will & Testament of Willie ShakespeaRican, in which Mr. Morales blends classic prose and modern vernacular to examine the works of Shakespeare and explore the world we live in through the Bard's timeless themes. After the 60 minute performance, Mr. Morales invites the audience to stay for a Q & A discussion. Refreshments will be available before the performance, so be sure to arrive early.
•Location: Joria Productions Main Stage Theater, 260 W. 36 Street, 3rd Floor (between 7th & 8th Avenues).
Admission is $5 for Mensa members with card, $7.50 for non-members.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentine's Social and New Members Party
Manhattan  2:00PM
New members will be admitted at no charge with the postcard invitation, members pay $5.00, and guests pay $7.50. Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring a dessert to share with your fellow members.
•Location: [the old place]. 


Sunday, December 2, 2007

GNYM Holiday Party
Manhattan 2:00pm
To take part in our grab-bag, bring a wrapped gift valued at $12-$15. As always, refreshments will be served, and you can bring something to share if you like. Admission is $5 for members, and $7.50 for guests.
In addition to our usual merriment, we will be asking you to help those less fortunate than yourself in two ways. We will collect clean, gently used winter coats, in both adult and children's sizes, for NY Cares. The Give Back SIG will be having a toy drive for the children that take part in Kids Zone - one of the programs for the disadvantaged run by the Father's Heart Ministries. Please bring an unwrapped toy. Bring more warmth into your life by giving your coat to someone who is cold. Bring back some of your youth by giving a toy to a child who may have none. Khalil Gibran said, "It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
•Location: [the old place].

Sunday, October 28, 2007

HALLOWEEN PARTY
Manhattan 2:00PM
Come in costume, if you like, and do bring children! This event is always well attended because it is FUN!
Members, $5.00, Guests $7.50. Refreshments will be served.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:30PM [Doors open at 7:30; speaker begins at 8PM.]
Our speaker will be Mr. Douglas Hofsass, Federal Security Director of the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration.
Members admitted free, nonmembers and guests, $5.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Game Night
Manhattan 8:00PM
Bring your favorite game, or come and play one of ours. We have some new games that were winners of MindGames last year. We'll provide the food, you come to play and eat.
•Location: a lovely river-view room on the 3rd Floor of #1 River Place (650 West 42nd Street at 11th Avenue).
Members free, Potential Members and Accompanied Guests $5. Come and enjoy the games, food and company. We'll be there, will you?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:30PM
Recently published Carissa Villacorta will address some of the themes discussed in her book "Surreality". Her book is about "contemporary life in New York -- in all its forms and imperfections", which is written from the perspective of a young Filipina publicist. Doors will open at 7:30; the speaker will begin at 8 PM. Admission is free for members, $5.00 for potential members and accompanied guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

The Sixth Annual GNYM Talent Show!
Manhattan 8PM
All exhibitors will be admitted free; $5 members; $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
This year's talent theme: The 2007 smART SHOW
Every year, we invite Mensans to exhibit a different talent at our annual talent show event. This year we're calling on all of you artists and artisans out there to show us your stuff -- photography, collage, painting, sculpture, printed word, multimedia -- whatever your art, we want to see it! All RSVP'ed exhibitors will be admitted free at 7pm to set up their art (we'll have tables and electrical outlets; bring your own display methods). Prizes will be given out by a panel of Mensa judges, and refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot in the 2007 smART SHOW please make sure you RSVP to GNYM Special Events Coordinator ____ -- and everyone, exhibitor or not, should feel free to write with any questions.
Come show off your smARTs, and have a great time!
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 8PM
  Join us as we hear from our own member, Jan Bennett.
  Jan is the leader of the Parapsychology and Psychotronic SIG, and her presentations are always lively. This presentation will offer you the opportunity to: "Be energized, not zapped! Absolutely anything, including watches, metal frame eyeglasses and sneakers located within a five-foot radius of a person will affect that person's energy. Plus, learn important info about cell phones. The truth of this will be demonstrated by using a muscle technique called applied kinesiology. You will learn simple things that will energize and not zap."
•Location: [the old place].

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Pre-Valentine's & Member Recognition Dessert Social
Manhattan 2pm
Join us for our Annual Celebration. Bring a dessert to share for free admission.  New members with postcard invitations will also be admitted free. Otherwise, admission is $5 for members, $7.50 for accompanied guests and potential members.
•Location: [the old place].


Sunday, December 10, 2006

GNYM Holiday Party
Manhattan 2pm
Join us for an afternoon of FUN!!! If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift valued at $10-$12. Admission for members is $5.00 and guests/non-members pay $7.50. Refreshments will be served.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Member Forum Meeting
Manhattan 7:30pm
This forum is open to all members, and your participation is encouraged. What is on your mind? What do you have to share? What kind of activities would you like to see provided? What speaker/subject would interest you. What gripe would you like to share? This is your night to take the floor and say what you like or what bugs you about GNYM. We will provide the food and beverages. You come and provide the topic for discussion. Members admitted at no charge. Questions? Call ____ at least 24 hours in advance.
•Location: [the old place].

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Halloween Party
Manhattan 2:00pm
GNYM invites you to your Halloween Party.
Admission $5.00 for members, $7.50 for potential members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:30pm
Dr. Kathleen Jantzen will explain ways for parents to get involved and address their child's additional needs at school; she will look both within and outside the scholastic environment to fill the gaps and encourage interaction for children at different intelligence levels.
Dr. Jantzen is a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and also teaches and trains interns and externs at Bellevue Hospital.
We encourage all members and guests to attend and bring their school-aged children.
Coffee for the older ones and snacks for the younger ones (and young at heart) will be provided free.
•Location: Neighborhood Preservation Center, located at 232 E. 11th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).
Admission is FREE for all members and all children attending.
Admission is FREE for potential members and guests who are accompanied by their child.
Admission is $5 for potential members and guests who are NOT accompanied by their child.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Christmas In July party
Manhattan 7:30PM
Join us for a Christmas In July party.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan   7:30 pm
Howard Gross will host the Carnelli Game.  It is a game of "titles" and was invented and patented by Jan Carnell, a Washington, DC Mensan. Admission is $5 for members, $7.50 for potential members and accompanied guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan   7:30 pm
Philip Gould, Professor Emeritus of Art at Columbia University, will present "New Perspectives on Renaissance Art".
Admission is $5 for members, $7.50 for potential members and accompanied guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Sunday, February 12, 2006

4th ANNUAL DESSERT SOCIAL & MEMBER RECOGNITION SOCIAL
Manhattan 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us today to meet and greet recent new members, for a fun afternoon. Bring a dessert to share. New members with an invitation postcard, and all members bringing dessert to share, will be admitted free. Admission for members will be $5. Potential members and accompanied guests admission is $7.50.
•Location: [the old place].


Sunday, December 11, 2005

Holiday Party
Manhattan 2:00-5:00pm
Admission is $5 for members, $7.50 for potential members and accompanied guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, November 17, 2005

GNYM SPEAKER MEETING
Manhattan 7:30-9:30pm
Professor Neil McKelvie, CUNY Professor, will present his lecture, “Trace Elements in Foods: Some Vital, Some Poisonous, Many Both!”. He discusses the chemical properties of the elements and their benefits and dangers in human metabolism. Doors will open at 7:30. The speaker will begin at 8 PM. Admission is $5 for members, $7.50 for potential members and accompanied guests.
•Location: the Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

HALLOWEEN PARTY
Manhattan 2:00-5:00pm
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, September 15, 2005

GNYM SPEAKER MEETING         [NEW LOCATION]
Manhattan 7:30-9:30pm
Alan Podhaizer, Attorney at Law, will discuss Health Care Proxies and Living Wills.
Doors will open at 7:30, the speaker will begin at 8 PM.  Admission is $5 for members, $7.50 for potential members and accompanied guests.
Also, Fuji Television will be there to meet some Greater New York Mensans.  They will film part of the meeting and meet some of the local members.  Fuji TV wants to do a series on intelligence and intelligent people.  Covering topics like:  What is intelligence?  What are intelligent people like?  What are their interests?  What do they do for fun?  They would possibly interview Mensans working in both professional and non-professional vocations; also those involved in social service and those at play.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Fuji TV originated the famous competitive cooking show "Iron Chef".  In 2002, they ran an 11-part miniseries, "Flowers for Algernon", based on the book by Daniel Keyes.
Web sites:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuji_Television and www.fujitv.co.jp/en
•Location: the Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, closer to 2nd Ave. www.neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org. The Neighborhood Preservation Center opened in 1999 in the restored historic Ernest Flagg Rectory at the St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery landmark site.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

GREATER NEW YORK MENSA ART SHOW
Manhattan 8:00 pm (Exhibitors should arrive at 7:00 pm)
Juried Art Show.  Fantasic exhibits in several mediums, from edible art to paint, in fifteen genres.  Over a dozen Mensans will be exhibiting.
We have 18 exhibitors for the Art Show.  We'll have at least 8 tables.  Youngest exhibitor, 8 years, oldest 92.  Smallest work displayed 1", largest 5 feet (vertical).  We have oil paintings, photos, wood carving, ceramics, nudes, fashion, mobiles, etc.
We're preparing 100 Art Show Journals, in color, to be distributed.  We'll have blue ribbons for all exhibitors plus gold ones for winners, gold tablecloths, name signs for the tables.
Most exhibitors are inviting guests, some of whom are art critics, so be prepared for a large group.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, March 24, 2005

GNYM Speaker Meeting: Raphael Viñoly Architects
Manhattan 7:30pm (Presentation begins at 7:45pm.)
A talk by Rafael Viñoly Architects PC, the renowned architectural firm whose staff of over 170 design professionals has designed diverse types of buildings around the world.
“A building is never the product of an individual's artistic volition. It is always the result of a complex process in which different contributions and concerns should aim to elevate the client's goals through their adjustment to the existing physical and cultural conditions.”
(Official website, www.rvapc.com)
Admission $5 members; $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Sunday, February 20, 2005

GNYM Recognition Party
Manhattan 2:00pm
Come and join Greater New York Mensa from 2:00 until 4:00 for a sweet post-Valentine treat at our Dessert Social and Member Recognition Party. Bring a dessert to share and be admitted free. Otherwise, members will be charged $5. Accompanied guests will be charged $7.50. Contact ____.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, January 20, 2005

GNYM Speaker Meeting: The Writer's Craft
Manhattan 7:30pm
Presentation begins at 8pm. Meet C. J. Henderson, writer of horror, detective, non-fiction, and comic books. Mr. Henderson will entertain your questions about becoming a professional writer and maintaining it as a career.
Admission $5 members; $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
(See also the official C. J. Henderson website at http://cjhenderson.com .)
•Location: [the old place].


Sunday, December 12, 2004

GNYM HOLIDAY PARTY and 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Manhattan 2pm
Celebrate the Holiday spirit and 40th Anniversary of the official recognition of the first 10 local groups of American Mensa. (See December 7 calendar entry). GNYM will provide food and drink. If you want to participate in a holiday grab bag, bring a gender neutral (interesting/fun) wrapped gift worth approximately $7 to $15.
Admission $5 members, $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, November 18, 2004

GNYM Speaker Meeting
Manhattan [Doors open at 7:30pm, presentation begins at 8pm]
Noted and Notorious New York Women of the Nineteenth Century, A Slide Talk on a Hidden History
by Kathleen Hulser, Public Historian, The New-York Historical Society
From the murdered "beautiful cigar girl," a descendant of the Puritan Mathers whose tragic fate inspired a Poe story, to contraceptive maker and abortionist M. Restell who served a term on Blackwell's Island, Lower Manhattan's history is full of fascinating and little-known women. Make the acquaintance of fashionista Ellen Demorest, real estate speculator Susan King, publisher Mrs. Frank Leslie, "bridge builder" Emily Roebling and America's first girl stunt reporter Nellie Bly.
Kathleen Hulser has been public historian at The New-York Historical Society since 1999, and has curated such shows as Up on the Roof, Petropolis: A Social History of Urban Animal Companions, and Reading Uncle Tom's Image. She also teaches urban history at New York University as an adjunct.
Admission $5 members, $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Sunday, October 31, 2004

GNYM Annual Halloween Party and Occult Fest
Manhattan 2pm
Don't be frightened, we'll give you a treat. Stop by in costume before going to the Village Parade.
Admission $5 members, $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.  [Free for those in costume.]
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, October 21, 2004

GNYM Monthly Speaker Meeting
Manhattan [Doors open at 7:30pm; presentation begins at 8pm]
The Quest for the Theory of Everything
Science journalist and Mensa Canada member Dan Falk will talk about his award-winning book, "Universe on a T-Shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything" (Penguin Canada 2002/Arcade Publishing 2004).
Admission $5 members, $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, September 23, 2004

GNYM Monthly Speaker Meeting
Manhattan [Doors open at 7:30pm, presentation begins at 8pm]
Preventing Another Election Like 2000
Steven Brams, Ph.D., Professor of Politics at New York University, will talk about how we can prevent another divisive election, and what the Presidency means in the post-2001 environment.
Admission $5 members, $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, May 20, 2004

WHAT IS YOUR DOG, CAT, OR BIRD TRYING TO TELL YOU?
find out from Tim Friend
Manhattan 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Tim Friend, author of bestselling Animal Talk: Breaking the Codes of Animal Language
Admission $5 members; $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Promoting Literacy in New York
Elyse Rudolph, Executive Director of the Literacy Assistance Center

Manhattan 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Meet Elyse Barbell Rudolph, Director of the Literacy Assistance Center and learn about community efforts to build literacy skills in children, adolescents and adults. Understand why people are illiterate and how you can help.
$5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Post-Valentine Dessert Social and Member Recognition Party
Manhattan 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Bring a dessert to share for free admission. Come and help us fete fellow Mensans for service well done.
Free admission if you bring a dessert to share (to serve eight to ten people.)
New members will be admitted free with their postcard invitation,
otherwise $5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Friday, January 16, 2004

SPIRIT AS ARTIST with Angel Millar
Manhattan 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Spirit as Artist: The Symbolism of Geometry in Freemansonry, Philosophy and Art.
Angel Millar is a professional graphic artist and a respected student of the esoteric symbolism of geometry. He was recently honored by an invitation to deliver a public lecture at the historic Livingston Masonic Library of the Grand Lodge of the State Of New York.
Admission $5 members; $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].


Thursday, February 13, 2003

COME AND JOIN GREATER NEW YORK MENSA
FOR A SWEET PRE-VALENTINE TREAT
AT OUR DESSERT SOCIAL

Manhattan 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Free admission if you bring a dessert to share (to serve eight to ten people.)
New members will be admitted free with their postcard invitation,
otherwise $5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, January 16, 2003

GET YOUR WAR ON
with David Rees
Manhattan 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Come hear controversial political cartoonist David Rees, author of Get Your War On, a deeply personal diary of the year that followed the attack on the World Trade Center. Get Your War On provides a different kind of testament to a year of fear, bewilderment, violence and death and contains the complete comic strips from Rees's website along with additional previously unavailable material.
Rees's royalties will be donated to landmine relief efforts in Afghanistan and Soft Skull Press will be directly contributing an additional royalty to rhe same cause.
Admission $5 members; $7.50 not-yet-members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].


Sunday, December 8, 2002 2:00 - 6:00 PM

GNYM Holiday Party
Get in the spirit as we welcome the winter solstice and the new year with much merry-making.
GNYM will provide the drinks (wine, punch, etc.), and you provide the food, potluck-style.
Also, we will have a holiday grab bag, so bring a gift worth approximately $5 - $15 to get one.
Manhattan, New York City
Free admission for those bringing food to share (enough for 6-10 people)
Otherwise $5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, November 21, 2002 7:30 - 10:00 PM

The Greater New York Mensa Annual Open Mike Tribute to New York in Poetry
BRING A POEM YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE
Manhattan, New York City
$5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:00 PM - MIDNIGHT

The Greater New York Mensa Annual Occult Night is Back From The Dead
The title, day and time say it all. Be in costume.
Manhattan, New York City
Read palms, cards, or meters?
Need a ghoulfriend or want to be one?
Join Haunters of the Dark to make this the spookiest Occult Night ever.
Email ____ to enroll in the Secret Army of Darkness (or for more information) or call the evil Doktor Franck, if you know how.
In costume: $5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
Business and casual attire: $7.50 members; $10.00 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, September 19, 2002 7:30 - 10:00 PM

GNYM's "JEOPARDY!" NIGHT
Greater New York Mensa is looking to bring out the best of the brightest for an evening of fun, friends and trivia. Come join us for our very own night of "Jeopardy!"-style Q&A (or should that be "A&Q"?) created by our very own Bob and Patty Buethe and hosted by Jared Levine. The first round will be a written test to help us whittle down the competitors to the Top 3, who will then compete in the "Double Jeopardy!" and "Final Jeopardy!" rounds.
Food and drink will be available, but it is strictly BYOP/P (bring your own pen/pencil). You should also bring something sturdy on which to write to Manhattan, New York City.
$5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jared Levine at ____.
So that we can have enough copies of the written tests available, you MUST RSVP for taking the test by Monday, September 16, 2002. There will be limited extra copies of the test available for walk-in entrants.
•Location: [the old place].

Friday, May 17, 2002 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Talent Show! **  Open Mike Night!
All performers will be admitted free.
Do you sing, dance, play a kazoo, have a line of snappy patter? Do you have enough nerve to stand up in front of your fellow Mensans and display your talents? You are hereby invited to perform at GNYM's own Open Mike Night.
Manhattan, New York City.
All you have to do is RSVP to GNYM Vice President ____.
All performers will be admitted free, $5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests. Refreshments will be served. Come have a good time!
•Location: [the old place].

Sunday, February 10, 2002 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Come And Join Greater New York Mensa for aSweet Pre-Valentine Treat at our Dessert Social
Current members of GNYM who RSVP to ____, and bring a dessert to share, will be admitted free. Members who do not RSVP will be charged $5. Accompanied guests will be charged $7.50, with or without an RSVP.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, January 17, 2002 (postponed from September 13, 2001) 7:30 - 10:00 PM

JOHN ZMIRAK
"HOW TO BE REACTIONARY"

Dr. Zmirak is young, witty, charming and far to the right of Attila the Hun. With a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Louisiana State, he is the author of "Wilhelm Roepke," "Swiss Localist," "Global Economist" and the third volume in the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's prestigious "Library of Modern Thinkers." He is also the author of a literary study of Walker Percy and popular articles on network marketing.
Watch him do battle with the Mensa menagerie of evangelical atheists, raging Randians, and sentimental socialists.
$5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].


Wednesday, October 31, 2001 8:30 PM - Midnight

The Great Pumpkin Party, Spook Jamboree,
Occult Night and Festival of High Weirdness

The title and time say it all. Be in costume.
Manhattan, New York City.
In costume: $5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
Business and casual attire: $7.50 members; $10.00 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, August 16, 2001 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Greater New York Mensa's Salute to the Arts continues with
An Evening with Kembra Pfahler

IMPORTANT NOTICE
In order to allow our guest maximum freedom of expression,
members and guests under the age of eighteen (18)
are respectfully requested not to attend!

Supermodel, rock star, visual artist, producer, Kembra Pfahler is the spirit behind the notorious band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. On August 16, 201, she will offer her experiences, reflections, creations and engage us in a provocative conversation.
Manhattan, New York City.
$5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
For more information, please contact ____ or visit Kembra at www.myspace.com/vhokb .
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, May 17, 2001 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Greater New York Mensa's Salute to the Arts continues with
An Evening with Victor Rangel-Ribeiro
Mensan Victor Rangel-Ribeiro was born in Goa and had a successful editorial career in Goa, Bombay, and Calcutta before moving to New York in 1956. He has taught in public and private schools and published two books on music, short stories, and the prize-winning novel, Tivolem. He is former music director of the Beethoven Society of New York. Mr. Rangel-Ribeiro will read from and talk about his work and engage us in a dialogue.
Manhattan, New York City.
$5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, March 22, 2001 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Jerry DeMenna, Ph.D., a.k.a. Doctor DeMento
Esthetic Engineered Edibles or Chemically Correct Cooking

Born in a half-Italian / half-Jewish town, Jerry learned the essence of good cooking from his Neopolitan grandmother & his "adopted" Jewish aunt. He got his first chemistry set at age 5, graduated High School 2 years early and worked as a junior chef in New York City. While going to Rutgers NCAS to become a Pharmacist, he changed his major to Chemistry; getting his Ph.D. in Analytical Spectroscopy. He "analyzed" the foods he prepared to characterize them. Twenty-five years later, he designs foods & flavors for Frito-Lays and other mega-Companies. "Doctor DeMento", as he was christened long ago, maintains one of the most extensive collection of hot peppers (chilis) from around the world. He works for a scientific instrument company, BUCK Scientific in CT, so he can afford to play. Jerry travels a lot to obtain new "samples" and is currently working on his fourth passport.
The ART of Cooking is actually the SCIENCE of Organic Synthesis using edible chemical reagents. We are all of us nothing more than a satisfactory arrangement of various CHEMICALS and should not fear this simple word. Culinary chemistry will divulge the basic "essences" of kitchen chemistry & its reaction mechanisms (neutralization, condensation, pyrolysis, esterification, volatilization, phase extraction, a.i.). It will enlighten attendees to the magic (and simplicity) of analytical instrumentation (spectroscopy & chromatography). Lastly, it will delve into the miasma of mesmerizing morsels magically materialized from the masterful mechanics mentioned herein (i.e. - the recipes: Lemons & Fish, Peppers & pH, Parts of a Pizza, Fat Facts, "True Colors" of M&Ms, Toxic Cookware, Garlic & You without P-U, the Why of Fries, etc).
If you eat, feel free to come and maybe learn, perhaps enjoy (possibly nauseate). Rolaids on request.
Manhattan, New York City.
$5 members; $7.50 not yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].

Saturday, February 24, 2001 7:30 - 10:00 PM

An Evening of Fun and Games
(BOARD GAMES, CARD GAMES, WORD GAMES)
The title just about says it all. What could be better? There is no cost to new members who come out to party with us at this event. Come and get to know our newest members.
Manhattan, New York City
Admission, $5 members; $7.50 not-yet-members and guests. This event is FREE to new members.
•Location: [the old place].


Thursday, April 27, 2000

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:15 - 10:00PM
Anthroposophy: Spirituality for the Intelligent
How can an intelligent person lead a spiritual life? How could a spiritual person be intelligent? Douglas Sloan, a former Methodist minister who became a professor of history at Columbia, has devoted a lifetime of thought to these questions. The author of Insight - Imagination: The Emancipation of Thought and the Modern World and numerous other scholarly and philosophical works, Professor Sloan, Director of Columbia's Institute for the Spiritual Foundations of Education, is a leading authority on the life and work of the esoteric thinker Rudolf Steiner.
$5 members, and $7.50 not-yet members and guests. Please bring your membership card to all Mensa-sponsored events. Inquiries: ____.
•Location: [the old place].

Friday, March 17, 2000

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:15 - 10:00PM
MICHAEL ALLISON
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Michael Allison, a NASA space scientist who teaches at Columbia and the American Museum of Natural History, will put the exploration and settlement of the universe in the context of the Celtic spirit of pilgrimage into the unknown. He will be joined by Wendy Sayvetz, a Princeton graduate who sings at Grand Central Terminal and other public places, for folksongs for spacefarers.
$5 members, and $7.50 not-yet members and guests. Please bring your membership card to all Mensa-sponsored events. Inquiries: ____.
•Location: [the old place].


Thursday January 14, 1999

Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:15 - 10:00 PM
This month's topic will be Dining Out, a new book by Mensan Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. This should be of interest to most Mensans and anyone who enjoys dining on the town. Imagine learning secrets from America's leading critics, chefs and restaurateurs. Anybody who has ever dreamed of joining a restaurant critic's inner circle will thoroughly enjoy this gossipy, insider's view by the 1996 winners of the James Beard Award for Best Writing on Food.
Join us for an interesting and informative evening where you can meet the authors, buy their book, and ask lots of questions. Come and let the winter doldrums be gone, cheered up by this wonderful couple and their topic.
•Location: [the old place].


Thursday, November 19, 1998

Speaker Meeting
Making of the Movie Fargo
Manhattan 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Kristin Rudrüd
Spend an evening in Fargo! Join us for an evening with Fargo co-star Kristin Rudrüd (Jean Lundegaard, the kidnapped wife in the movie). Along with showing scenes from the film, Kristin will talk about fleeing the violent extremes of life as an actor in New York City to hide in her home town of Fargo, only to be found by Joel and Ethan Cohn and cast into the hysterically violent extremes of life in their movie of the same name.
Kristin grew up under the tutelage of Rhoda and Dr. Delmar Hansen, in Fargo, North Dakota. Moving to New York, she was cast by Peter Hall in his Broadway production of Amadeus. She's worked for Nikos Psacharopoulos at the Williamstown Theatre festival with Christopher Reeve, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner. Films scheduled for Spring 1999 release are Dairy Queens, with Kirstie Alley and Herman U.S.A.
•Location: [the old place].

Thursday, September 17, 1998

Monthly Speaker Meeting
Manhattan 7:15 - 10:00 PM
Please come and welcome our speaker, Dr. Richard Bernstein, speaking on Obesity, Diabetes, and Carbohydrate Craving.
Dr. Bernstein, a member of Mensa since 1963, and the proud father of award-winning Mensan Lili Bernstein, specializes in the field of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. He is an author, astronomer, flautist, and all-around Renaissance man.
Hope this piqued your curiosity, and you'll join us for a lively discussion plus question-and-answer period.
$5 members; $7.50 not-yet members and guests.
•Location: [the old place].


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