Jun
17
10:30 am10:30

Pride Parade: March/Table

  • Destiny USA Parking Lot

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

Spring Park Cleanup
Apr
29
8:00 am08:00

Spring Park Cleanup

  • Lewis Park

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.**

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

March for Science Meetup

  • Clinton Square

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!

Sunday Speaker: "A Skeptic’s View of the Biblical Texts" by Jim Brady
Mar
5
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Speaker: "A Skeptic’s View of the Biblical Texts" by Jim Brady

  • North Syracuse Public Library

Many Christians believe the Bible to be inspired, inerrant and infallible.  Jim Brady, a former seminarian, brings the Greek and Hebrew versions of the Bible for examination.  Does the history and transmission of these texts support such claims?  

Come to look, learn, and discuss.

Humanism In Action
Feb
25
1:00 pm13:00

Humanism In Action

  • North Syracuse Public Library

How do we apply Humanism to social issues in our community?  

Please join us as we welcome Serah Blain & Evan Clark of The Humanist Experience Podcast to talk about taking Humanistic principles out of the realm of pure intellectualism and into action. 

Darwin Week Event: Family Zoo Trip
Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

Darwin Week Event: Family Zoo Trip

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo

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
Darwin Week Event: Discuss the Evolution of gods
Feb
8
7:00 pm19:00

Darwin Week Event: Discuss the Evolution of gods

  • Al's Wine and Whiskey

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
Winter Solstice Potluck
Dec
17
1:00 pm13:00

Winter Solstice Potluck

  • May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society

Join the CNY Humanists, the Syracuse Atheists, and the rest of the CNY Coalition of Reason to celebrate the real reason for the season!

Mindbenders Book Club: American Nations
Oct
23
10:00 am10:00

Mindbenders Book Club: American Nations

  • Cafe at 407

Our next selection is American Nations by Colin Woodard.

Please join us for a refreshment and friendly conversation - even if you haven't read the book! We'll meet at Cafe at 407 at 407 Tulip Street, Liverpool on Sunday, October 23rd from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!

Sunday Speaker: Astronomy and Strange Beliefs
Oct
2
1:00 pm13:00

Sunday Speaker: Astronomy and Strange Beliefs

  • North Syracuse Public Library

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. 

Sep
18
11:30 am11:30

Westcott Street Fair 2016

  • In front of the Westcott Theatre

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.

Humanism, TED Talks, and Discussion
Sep
11
1:00 pm13:00

Humanism, TED Talks, and Discussion

  • North Syracuse Public Library

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.

Roller Derby Meetup!
Aug
27
4:30 pm16:30

Roller Derby Meetup!

  • SRC Arena

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! 

Ingersoll Museum Tour & Lunch
Jul
10
12:30 pm12:30

Ingersoll Museum Tour & Lunch

  • Robert Ingersol Birthplace Museum

Please join the CNY Humanist Association in Dresden, NY for a great afternoon of conversation and learning at the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum!

Summer Solstice Picnic
Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Solstice Picnic

  • Clark's Reservation

Please join the CNY Humanist Association at Clark's Reservation for a family picnic with fun, food, and great conversation!  

CNY Pride Parade
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

CNY Pride Parade

  • Destiny USA Parking Lot

Join us as we walk in the CNY Pride Parade for our second year. It was a really fun time last year. The kids brought scooters, and we all had a great time showing our LGBTQ and ally pride!

UPDATE: We'll meet between 10 and 10:30 on Saturday morning, and the parade starts at 11. The parade this year is lining up in the Destiny USA parking lot. We will be in the lot to the west of Solar Street that is farthest away from the mall, and we can park in the lot across the street, to the east of Solar Street. From there the parade will go south on Solar Street and take a right onto West Kirkpatrick to end at the Inner Harbor. We will post on twitter.com/CNYHumanists to help you find us in the lineup.

Additionally, the organizers are asking all participants not to engage with any protesters who might be present, and remember that this is a family event!

***Please join us after the parade for our Summer Solstice Picnic at Clark Reservation, only a quick 15-minute drive from the end of the parade.***

Star Trek & Humanism
May
1
1:00 pm13:00

Star Trek & Humanism

  • North Syracuse Public Library

Join us to learn more about the relationship between Star Trek and Humanism!  We'll  discuss Susan Sackett's book (Inside Trek), 2016 Humanist Arts Awardee John de Lancie, and watch clips of several Star Trek shows that feature secular humanist values. 

Feel free to come in costume or your favorite Star Trek shirt!

"Bleed & Feed" - Blood Donation & Dinner
Apr
27
5:30 pm17:30

"Bleed & Feed" - Blood Donation & Dinner

  • Liverpool Blood Donation Center

One blood donation can help save up to three lives!  Please help make a difference right here in Central New York, show that we are good without gods, and have fun with your fellow heathens!

Earth Day Park Cleanup
Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Earth Day Park Cleanup

  • Lewis Park

Join the CNY Humanists and the Secular & Social CNY Families as we return to Lewis Park again this year to participate in OCRRA's county-wide litter cleanup!