What we're about

The purpose is to bring interesting people together and get introduced, attend the event together, and then go out afterward for coffee or dinner to discuss the event.

RSVPs may be limited for some events. [There will be a nominal charge (nonrefundable) for each event, primarily in order to discourage no-shows, but also to defray the cost of organizing meetup events.] I look forward to meeting you!

Connect, Grow, Pay It Forward.

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About "Conversations New York"

Imagine…

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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Join our network:

"NYC Socrates Cafe" ( http://www.meetup.com/NYCSocratesCafe )

"NYC Myers Briggs Personality Typing Meetup" ( http://www.meetup.com/MBTIxMeetup )

"TED Talk Inspired Meetups" (http://www.meetup.com/TED-Inspired-Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/TEDxMeetup))

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Upcoming events (5+)

Volunteer in a Soup Kitchen (21 April)

Xavier Mission

Would you like a chance to help the less fortunate here in NYC? Will you be available on Easter Sunday? Several like-minded groups are going to volunteer to help serve food for a few hours on Sunday April 21. It's a very rewarding practice and you can be sure our efforts will be appreciated. We are volunteering at the Xavier Mission, Hurtado Hall, 55 W15th St. Please sign up here and join us as we help the less fortunate. https://xaviermission.org/program/welcome-table/

Easter Sunday Service - Grace Baptist Church of Forest Hills (Host: Pastor Tim)

Host: Pastor Tim and Pastor Andrew Meetup with us this Sunday for our Worship Service at 1 pm. Grace Baptist Church invites you to join us for our Sunday worship service at Forest Hills. It is our goal to provide a time where we can worship God in spirit and in truth. What should you expect during a normal worship service at Grace? Approaching God: During this time we want to make sure that our heart is right with the Lord. This is a time for believers to confess and forsake any sin in their life so that they can worship God with a pure heart. Glorifying God: During this time we praise the Lord for Who He is and what He has done for us. We have a time of praise in song, in reading Passages of Scripture and in giving to the Lord from our financial resources. Hearing and Responding to the Word of God: During this time we focus our attention entirely on God’s Word. The Lord speaks to us today through the Bible and believers are built up through the ministry of the Word. After the Word is preached believers are given an opportunity to respond to the Word. Personal counselors are available at this time as well. Pastor Tim Church Phone:[masked] Church Email: [masked] http://www.nycgrace.org/ (Typically, 80-90 attend.)

Save 3 Lives - Donate Blood. Annual Easter Blood Drive (Host:Yen)

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Host: Yen "Give blood - You're Somebody's Type" One pint of blood can save 3 lives. Bring a friend & save 6 lives. Pay It Forward https://youtu.be/MqUfHAOdn30 https://nybloodcenter.org/donate-blood/donor-center-locations/ "If you're planning to donate blood, REMEMBER TO... Hydrate Be sure to drink plenty of fluids on the day of your donation Wear Something Comfortable Wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow. Bring a List of Medications You Are Taking We will need to know about any prescription and/or over the counter medications that may be in your system. Bring an ID Please bring either your donor card, driver's license, or some form of photo ID. Bring a Friend Bring along a friend, so that you may both enjoy the benefits of giving blood. Maintain a Healthy Level of Iron in Your Diet Before Donating If possible, include iron-rich foods in your diet, such as spinach, broccoli, red meats, raisins, etc." (Please call[masked] for blood donor eligibility criteria & to make an appointment with the NY Blood Donation Center in the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal before RSVP-ing. Thank you.)

TRUST: A Basis for All Successful Relationships- Workshop & TEDTalks Discussion!

April 23rd from 6-8:15pm! An Evening on TRUST - a Multi-Meetup Professional & Personal Development Workshop "Trust me." Ever say or hear these words? Among dozens of TEDTalks on the subject, I've picked two great ones to start our evening / to balance coverage of trust and distrust implications. Enjoy watching the videos here: https://youtu.be/4VdO7LuoBzM - Simon Sinek's https://youtu.be/Zr9-TzVkWAg - Ian Elliot's We will begin our evening covering the most striking/interesting points we found in these two TEDTalks. We'll have break-out circles to workshop the questions below, and then present the key themes and points from each circle in a large harvest format. We'll also have fun collectively exploring numerous trust / trustworthiness formulas (will be handed out to you), and do an exercise or two with the formula that calls out to you most / that you may find practical to trust more intelligently moving forward. Questions we'll be discussing on Tuesday: - Who do we trust without reservation? Whom do we question? - What does it take for you to trust someone? (i.e. giving thought to components of your current trust formula) - How do we bridge the Trust Gap in our families, companies, and other cultures be belong to? - What are the many things that become possible for the individual and collective after passing "the trust threshold?" Through small and larger group discussions/workshop exercises, we will deepen our understandings of how we engage with ourselves and society at large. Community dinner directly after our event! Location: WeWork NoMad, 27 East 28th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016 The event will span the entire 6-8:15pm time allotted to us by our gracious venue, WeWork, and will go like this: 6-6:15pm: Check-in, grab a seat, greet your neighbors 6:15-6:45pm: What Trust means to us + Sinek & Elliot TEDTalks discussions 6:45-8pm: Break-out circles workshopping questions above or other ones your group chooses, & Exercises on Trust / Trustworthiness Formulas 8pm: Evening take-aways & Closing shares 8:15pm: Dinner/social! We'll “break bread” at the Bread & Butter, 303 5th Ave, Lower Floor, New York, NY (5 min. walk). Great buffet and market with plenty of dinner/snack options. Look forward to meeting, and seeing everybody soon!!! :-)

Past events (115)

Q/A - Hope - Explore the Claims of Christianity with Pastor Tim Keller

Redeemer Presbyterian Church West Side

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