CNY Humanists Book Club: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Sep
24
10:00am10:00am

CNY Humanists Book Club: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Our next selection is The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes.
Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, September 24th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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Sep
17
11:30am11:30am

Tabling and Parade at Westcott Street Fair

  • Westcott Street Syracuse, NY, 13210 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll be back at the Westcott Street Cultural Festival this year, [edit: not far from our usual spot--this year it looks like we'll be closer to Dorian's]. Please join us to walk in the parade and/or table with us! Both were really fun last year.

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Tabling is a great experience that gives us a chance to connect with other non-believers in the community. We will again have our "Ask an Atheist" chair, to invite folks to come chat with us and see that we are friendly, happy people who just happen to not believe in the supernatural. 

The parade lines up at the Wescott Community Center, located on the corner of Wescott Street and Euclid Avenue at 11:30, and steps off at noon. The fair follows the parade, and lasts until 6:30. 

Sign up to table here.

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Mindbenders Book Club: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind
Jul
30
10:00am10:00am

Mindbenders Book Club: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind

Our next selection is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.  Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, July 30th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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Jun
17
10:30am10:30am

Pride Parade: March/Table

PLEASE NOTE: The location to meet has changed! We are lining up in the Destiny USA Parking lot nearest the Inner Harbor. Parking is available in the lot across the street.

 The CNY Humanists will be walking in the CNY Pride Parade again this year, and for the first time, we will be tabling at the festival, as well. Walking in the parade is always fun, and tabling is a great chance to connect with other atheists and humanists in the community.

Parade: Meet at 10:30 am at the Destiny USA parking lot. As you are facing the Inner Harbor it is the 3rd parking lot on your right hand side. We step off at 11 AM and walk to the Festival at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. Note: There is usually a protester at the march; the organizers have asked that no one engage with any protesters, and just ignore them.

Tabling: sign up for a shift here! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084BA4AB29A57-tabling1

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Mindbenders Book Club: Why There is No God
May
28
10:00am10:00am

Mindbenders Book Club: Why There is No God

Our next selection is Why There is no God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God by Armin Navabi
Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, May 28th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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Spring Park Cleanup
Apr
29
8:00am 8:00am

Spring Park Cleanup

Join the Secular & Social CNY Families and the CNY Humanists for our 3rd annual cleanup of Lewis Park! It's a great spot for all ages and abilities, with lots of space, a playground, and bathrooms on site.

The City Parks folks drop off tools for us to use, then pick up the trash and leaves when we're done. We show up, work for a couple of hours, have some donuts, coffee, and juice, and voila! The park looks great, and we've gotten fresh air and exercise.

This is a great event for kids. They usually start strong with the giant wooden tweezers that the city gives us to pick up litter, then eventually get bored and start playing on the playground. And every year they seem to find some cool insect, frog, or bird's nest while they're working.

**Please note that this event starts an hour earlier than it has in the past; we wanted to make sure that anyone planning to go to the Climate March downtown at 11 would be able to do both.**

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March for Science Meetup
Apr
22
10:00am10:00am

March for Science Meetup

March for Science - Syracuse is a Satellite March in solidarity with the March for Science in Washington DC and those around the country.

On April 22, stand in solidarity with the Secular Coalition for America, American Atheists, the American Humanist Association, and the Center for Inquiry  to March for Science. Together, we’ll send a powerful message in defense of science-based public policy!

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Mindbenders Book Club: Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
Mar
25
10:00am10:00am

Mindbenders Book Club: Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Our next selection is Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye.
Please join us for refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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Darwin Week Event: Family Zoo Trip
Feb
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Darwin Week Event: Family Zoo Trip

The Secular & Social CNY Families are headed to the zoo on Saturday, February 11th in honor of Charles Darwin's birthday! There will be a little "birthday" celebration, and time to explore the zoo.

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is half price that day: Children (2 & under): Free; Youth (3-18): $2.00; Adult (19-61): $4.00; Seniors(62+): $2.50

Check in with the Secular & Social CNY Families at www.meetup.com/secular-social-CNY-families/ or Facebook.com/groups/SecularAndSocialCNYFamilies .

Darwin Week 2017 is presented by the CNY Coalition of Reason

  • Movie: Creation with the CNY Humanists North Syracuse Public Library, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, Sunday, 2/5 1-3:30 pm
  • Discussion: Evolution of gods with the Syracuse Atheists Al's Wine and Whiskey in Syracuse, Wednesday, 2/8 7-9 pm
  • Family visit to the zoo with the Secular & Social CNY Families Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Saturday, 2/11 1-4 pm
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Darwin Week Event: Discuss the Evolution of gods
Feb
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Darwin Week Event: Discuss the Evolution of gods

Join the Syracuse Atheists and the rest of the CNY Coalition of Reason for casual, thoughtful conversation, a bit of off-beat humor, and a chance to discuss the "evolution of gods." 

This event is part of the CNY Coalition of Reason's Darwin Week 2017. Check out the other events:

  • Movie: Creation with the CNY Humanists North Syracuse Public Library, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, Sunday, 2/5 1-3:30 pm
  • Discussion: Evolution of gods with the Syracuse Atheists Al's Wine and Whiskey in Syracuse, Wednesday, 2/8 7-9 pm
  • Family visit to the zoo with the Secular & Social CNY Families Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Saturday, 2/11 1-4 pm
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Mindbenders Book Club: The End of White Christian America
Jan
29
10:00am10:00am

Mindbenders Book Club: The End of White Christian America

Our next selection is The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones.


Please join us for a refreshments and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet in the Community Room at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, January 22nd from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

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Sunday Speaker: Astronomy and Strange Beliefs
Oct
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Sunday Speaker: Astronomy and Strange Beliefs

In honor of Halloween, Larry Slosberg, of the CNY Observers, will be speaking about how astronomy can explain myths and other strange beliefs.

The CNY Observers are a group of local amateur astronomers who promote amateur astronomy, space science, and other science activities throughout Central New York through lectures, daytime and nighttime observing sessions, promotion of local activities on the CNYO website, and other forms of public outreach. 

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Sep
18
11:30am11:30am

Westcott Street Fair 2016

We'll be back at the Westcott Street Cultural Festival this year, hopefully in the same spot as last year, in front of the Westcott Theatre. Please join us to walk in the parade and/or table with us! Both were really fun last year. We had a good crowd for the 4-block parade up Westcott, and tabling was a great experience that gave us a chance to connect with other non-believers in the community. We had an "Ask an Atheist" chair, to invite folks to come chat with us and see that we are friendly, happy people who just happen to not believe in the supernatural. 

The parade lines up at the Wescott Community Center, located on the corner of Wescott Street and Euclid Avenue at 11:30, and steps off at noon. The fair follows the parade, and lasts until 6:30.

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Humanism, TED Talks, and Discussion
Sep
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Humanism, TED Talks, and Discussion

UPDATE: This date of this event is now Sunday, September 11th.  We apologize for confusion!

Start the school year with Humanism 101, videos of related TED Talks, and discussion! 

We're trying something new this month: choosing 3 TED Talks that we think relate to the goals of our group, and then giving us all time to discuss them.

And if you have favorite TED talks that you think might be of interest to the group for a future discussion, email us at cnyhumanists@gmail.com.

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Roller Derby Meetup!
Aug
27
4:30pm 4:30pm

Roller Derby Meetup!

Let's meet up at a roller derby bout! It's fun, fast-paced, and the entire family will love it!

Assault City Roller Derby plays the Bay State Brawlers on Saturday, August 27th at Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena. Doors open at 4pm with the first whistle at 5pm. Tickets are $10 at the door, $9 in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2585356  - Kids 12 and under get in FREE! 

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