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Our Halloween Event: Apocalypalooza II


"You either hang on to your morals and die,

or do everything you need to survive."

- Joel, The Last of Us


"Imagine that you are creating

a fabric of human destiny

with the object of making men

happy in the end,

giving them peace and rest at last,

but that it was essential and inevitable

to torture to death

only one tiny creature -

that baby beating its breast with its fist,

for instance -

and to found that edifice

on its unavenged tears:

would you consent

to be the architect

on those conditions?

Tell me,

and tell me the truth!"


"No, I wouldn't consent,"

said Alyosha softly.


- The Brothers Karamazov



Back by Popular Demand -

Announcing Our Second-Ever

Apocalyptic Event

Apocalypalooza II:

Treading on Mighty Thin Ice




Anyone with any sensitivities should stay far away...



Here is our agenda for

three rounds of discussions.

Please try to arrive by 6:30 at the latest.


6 PM Social

7 PM Round One

8 PM Round Two

9 PM Round Three




$14 Grove Specialty Cocktails for $7!

$5 Beers

$7 Red, White, Moscato Wines

$7 House Vodka Drinks

$10 House Champagne

$10 Mimosas



49 Grove is well-known for its

Specialty Cocktail and Food Menu (PDF)

and they are offering all specialty cocktails

at half-price all evening for this event



We have short social breaks between rounds.

To meet and debate with many friends (old & new),

everyone joins together into new groups for each round.


Join us for food, drinks, and discussions.


A New York Philosophy event combines food and drink,

an upscale Manhattan intellectual environment,

and a social atmosphere for New Yorkers

to get together, mingle, and discuss interesting topics.


How to Attend the Live Event

All members in good standing are welcome to RSVP and attend.

Due to the limited number of spots,

past no-shows must pay the $10 no-show fee online

before RSVPing for this event.

Members with a 'no-show' title next to their RSVP

will have their RSVP removed without notice.

See our Attendance Policy for details.



Over the course of the evening, members gather in small groups for discussions. Between each discussion round, everyone socializes and has a chance to order food/drink. With a chance to join several groups throughout the event, attendees have a chance to meet many others while engaging in spirited debates in a highly social atmosphere.








This is *not* a typical meet-and-greet open social,

this is a "Cocktails & Conversations"-styled event

with three rounds of active and challenging debates.


It will be crowded, it will be edgy, it will be fun -

we ask everyone to keep noise levels down

and participate in all discussions.



Edamame $8

Humus Platter $10

Monterey Jack Cheese Artichoke Dip $10

Fresh Salsa and Guacamole $10

Rustic Tomato Bruschetta $10

Traditional Caesar Salad $12

Apple Wood Smoked Barbeque Pulled Pork Sliders $14

Jumbo Barbeque or Buffalo Wings $12

Assorted Cupcake Platter $8

(plus tax, 20% gratuity)



Hope You Can Join Us!


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  • Dan

    A great event. The first two rounds had particularly good questions.

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Hashim Trends L.

    This is going to be great. I enjoyed myself last time I came. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again tonight

    1 · October 29, 2013

    • Yen

      Interesting perspective and discussion with you and your friend on "what works" or "don't work" in different circumstances in the "real world." :D

      October 30, 2013

  • JoeM

    Cool group. I enjoyed meeting a bunch of smart people and having some meaningful conversations. Thanks.

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • John

    thanks, everyone, for the nice comments. we'd been looking forward to this topic for a while :-). Next: Who!

    October 30, 2013

  • Joshua C.

    It was a great time and iam looking forward to the next

    October 30, 2013

  • Zsuzsa

    Great topic and folks!
    But where were all the costumes that John promised ??????

    October 30, 2013

  • Edward P S.

    "Don't stop when you get to the top, proceed to the end of your line"'

    October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    October 29, 2013

  • Clyde

    On way, running late. Will make tail end!

    October 29, 2013

  • Joshua C.

    Just got off work iam gonna be very late

    October 29, 2013

  • Sheryl

    Is the address really 49 Grove? I think there was a different address at one time.

    October 29, 2013

  • Louiza

    What are the topics?

    October 29, 2013

    • John

      @louiza - the three rounds for tonight's event are pretty dark :-). We look at ancient civilizations (and why they disappeared) in the first round and the modern world (and its own profound challenges) in the second. The third round is quite intense, with the imaginings of two nightmare scenarios. And it's not even Halloween yet :-)

      1 · October 29, 2013

    • ScottW

      Sounds fantastic John!!! looking forward to it!!!

      October 29, 2013

  • JoeM

    I am coming as Yen's guest tonite. Looking forward to it.

    October 29, 2013

  • William C.

    Sorry I have to cancel.

    October 28, 2013

  • Joshua C.

    Can't wait

    October 28, 2013

  • Miguel C.

    First time attending. Very much looking forward to the evening.

    October 28, 2013

  • Vanessa E.


    September 25, 2013

    • John

      yes, with free drinks as the prize (what would be better?). Details later, but extra points for this:­

      1 · September 25, 2013

    • Vanessa E.

      That's sexy that i threw up a little in my mouth

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • Chuck

    I'm sorry, but I'm not quite clear what the topic of discussion is from the description…

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Sheryl

      Same here - I'm unclear on the topic. I wish the moderators would explain more what this is about.

      Since the description said this topic was done in the past, I went back to try and find it. The name was different, which didn't help, but I think I found it. However, the description on the first one was equally unclear:­

      September 25, 2013

    • Sheryl

      Sounds fun!

      September 26, 2013

  • colin d

    I'm very interested in making this night, but have class on Tuesdays. I can leave a little early, but my two concerns are: RSVP'ing and not being certain I'll be able to make it on time; arriving with sufficient time to join in on round 3. Any comments on these? Due to the structure of the night, it seems like not RSVP'ing and showing up if and when I can could be disruptive.

    September 25, 2013

    • John

      @colin - the discussion rounds are 7, 8, and 9. Honestly, we try to save some of the more evocative questions for the last round. If you have scheduling questions, contact me directly and I'll try to help :-)

      September 25, 2013

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