Next Meetup

FRIDAY 8/17 - Wealth: What is truly valuable in life? Why? How? (Host: Yen)
Steve Jobs at Stanford University, "How to Live Before You Die" Join us. Greet old friends and meet new ones. What were Steve Jobs last words? Purpose: Discuss and drill down to what is truly valuable in life. Why? How? Food-for-thought only: What can't we do without so we can do what is truly important? What are the universal needs of all humans? What are "needs" vs what are "desires?" What are the false messages in our marketplace culture? What robs us of our health, choices, peace, or happiness? What does money, credit, property, technology, status, power, influence, relationship, or time buy us? Does money buy your way out from struggles? Buy your way out of suffering? Buy your way into a life of meaning? What would Steve Jobs say? ( (See photos of meetup table and location.) About the Moderator: Yen is a parent, manager, and former instructor & evaluator in the public and in the private sector. Yen is currently worth $0.009, haha.

Outside tables across from Gigino's Restaurant in Wagner Park

Wagner Park · New York, NY


What we're about

Are you a lifelong learner? Are you thrilled by the "light bulb" moments. Did you choose your own adventure novels as a child? Did you go back and sift through all the possible outcomes?

"Manhattan Lectures & Conversations" (MLC) is a group of growth minded volunteers looking for engaging conversations and lectures. The vision is to connect people with a love for learning, old and young, singles and couples, boroughs and islanders alike, in a way that fosters both community and growth.

NYC has some of the greatest minds on earth coursing through it on a daily basis, so let's take advantage of that fact and get our learn on!

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About "Conversations New York"


Hundreds of New Yorkers coming together in small groups of neighbors

and fellow citizens to discuss topics of intensive interest…

Hosted at no cost and at convenient locations and times…

Aided by simple guiding principles…

Inspired by the city’s grand tradition of robust conversation…

Our vision is to inspire, organize, publicize, facilitate and celebrate a renaissance of healthy dialogue in New York City.

Our Mission:

1. Encourage and support interesting and important conversations among New Yorkers at the grass-roots level,

2. Establish simple, affordable, and sustainable infrastructure to foster such conversations throughout the city year-round.

3. Add to the worldwide image of New York as a metropolis where culture and intellect thrive among the people.

4. Maintain conversations with a human face by discussing topics in-person.

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