There are many excellent meetups where one can listen to a learned presenter, or engage in intelligent discussion that is either somewhat rigidly structured, or not structured at all. I've been to many and found almost all of them interesting and enjoyable.
I'm looking forward to meeting people interested in trying a change of pace. We meet at an interesting venue where conversation topics are offered by interesting exhibits. We can mingle while sharing our insights, opinions, questions (rhetorical and otherwise) and perspectives while exposing ourselves to new ideas and new interesting people.
This meet up is for curious life long learners with a secular mind set,but not exclusively for atheist or agnostics. However, this is a group intended for those who believe the Bible is NOT a science book.
Meetups will be on the first Saturday morning of the month starting on February 2.
The first meet up will be at the Museum of the City of New York on Saturday February 2.
The Whitney Museum of American Art on Saturday March 2.
Future Museums under consideration are the New York Historical Society, and The Tenement Museum.
This first meet up at the Museum of the City of New York is intentionally unstructured. I visited this museum a few weeks ago. I'll suggest a staring point (I tend to start at the top floor and work down). Those who want can follow along. If some want to break into smaller groups and do their own thing, that's okay. However, keep in mind that small widely dispersed groups defeat the purpose of coming to a meetup.
If there is enough interest, arrangements for guided tours could be made. Of course that will require upfront and perhaps non-refundable payment to cover the cost. If interested, please feel free to suggest in discussions.
Members are encouraged to post suggestions for museums to visit in 'Discussions'. Preference will be given to the less well known (though not necessarily obscure) museums in NYC, especially those with exhibits that challenge the views of the groups members.