WHERE: New York Society for Ethical Culture, Social Hall
WHEN: 2 PM, every first Sunday
WHAT: An hour that combines engaging speakers and toe tapping songs.
WHAT ELSE: Socializing, coffee and cookies after the event
We are moving to the Social Hall one time only. Follow the signs! :)
OUR THEME IS FRIENDSHIP!
Our featured speaker at the May 4 Sunday Assembly was to have been Professor Massimo Pigliucci, but sadly he has suffered a death in his family and has returned to his native Italy. We express our condolences, and look forward to welcoming him to our stage later in the year.
Magician Nelson Lugo, who some of you may recall from his memorable (and magical) appearance at the February 2 Assembly, has kindly stepped forward to speak in place of Professor Pigliucci.
Magician, storyteller, and cabaret host, Nelson Lugo has worn many hats. At Sunday Assembly, he will tell you about wearing the hat of love....and loss....and friendship.
Morgan Pielli, storytelling host and comic writer of Indestructible Universe. will tell us a tale of 2nd grade friendships, childhood battles, Secret Santas and a toy called Mad Balls.
Host Justina Walford will dissect the friendship of all friendships: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. In her exploration of this charming bit of British awesome, she will discuss the language of friendship and what we see of ourselves in this viral bromance.
Music: Raymond Arnold, Jeff Crews and Jack Lucentini
As a magician and sideshow artist, NELSON LUGO has been entertaining audiences all across the country for the past fifteen years. His storytelling credits include being a guest singer for the BTK Band, headlined at Adam Wade’s Whatever Happened to the Nerds, was featured on the Story Collider podcast, as well as featured on the Standard Issues video podcast. He is currently developing a solo show called, “Gathering the Magic” that combines slice-of-life storytelling with sophisticated stage magic. On top of everything else, he is also writing a series of Steampunk inspired children's books.
MORGAN PIELLI is the host of the quarterly reading series "Pete's Mini Zine Fest Presents: Beer and a Book" at Pete's Candy store, and he performs in the monthly show "Monday Night Fanfic" at Fontana's bar. He has also appeared on "Tales from the Cosmos" and "The Soundtrack Series." His comic book series Indestructible Universe can be found in finer comic book shops, or online at IndestructibleUniverse.com. More info at MorganPielli.com
Jeff Crews plays guitar and piano. He's been in the City for a year and is a transplant from Atlanta.
Jack Lucentini is a bassist, keyboardist and composer from New York City and also editor of the online science magazine World Science (world-science.net).