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Black Nonbelievers (BN) of New York City an affiliate of BN, and is a 501 c3 non-profit organization. Headquartered in the Atlanta area, the organization is dedicated to providing an informative, caring, festive and friendly environment. We strive to connect with other Blacks (and their allies) who are living free of religion and irrational beliefs, and might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Instead of accepting dogma, we seek to determine truth and morality through reason and evidence.

BN welcomes all regardless of sex, sexuality, gender identity, age, national origin or race. We extend a caring embrace to all who wish to explore a meaningful and rational life.

Upcoming events (4)

Midnight Market

902 Brewing Co.

A great spin on the traditional night market. Music, food, and fun featuring great small businesses, restaurants, & food trucks from around JC. Tickets are $10 each and limited. I don’t think this is a problem for our group but 21+ only. Get your tickets below and RSVP.


2021 Legacy Series Part 3 - Presented by BN of D.C.

Online event

Welcome to the 3rd and final installment of the 2021 Legacy series, presented by our Washington, D.C. affiliate! This series highlights Black voices of religious dissent.

We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Jeffrey B. Perry, whose work covers extensively the life of Afro-Caribbean author and orator, Hubert Henry Harrison.

This session will focus on Harrison's stance on the role of white supremacy as a hazard to progress, and how to effectively combat both external and internal factors in order to overcome its effects, and achieve equality.

Registration is free an open to all. Legacy 2021 is co-sponsored by the American Humanist Association.

Gotham Atheists Halloween Party

26-11 Crescent St

Our friends at Gotham Atheists are having their annual Halloween party and we're all invited!

We'll be in Astoria, walking distance from the N & W trains. Halloween costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Vaccination is a must though. It'll be a great opportunity to hang out and party with your fellow heathens.

So come out and wear a mask for a different reason...

BN SeaCon 2021!

Port of Miami

BN will be back on the high seas again in 2021!!!

Due to COVID-19, BN Seacon 2020 was cancelled. But we will be sailing again next year, and we hope that you will join us!

***Everyone who registered and either fully paid, or submitted their deposits, will automatically be booked for 2021. Corresponding updates will follow!***

2021 will see us once again aboard the Horizon, one of the newest ships in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet. Complete with 12+ restaurants, an IMAX theater, spa, water park, zip lining, and top of the line staterooms, this ship is a state of the art adventure. You don’t want to miss it!!!

Once again, we are sailing out of Miami, FL. Ports of Call for 2021:
– Ocho Rios, Jamaica
– Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
– Cozumel, Mexico

Cruise Sailing Dates: November 7-13, 2021

2021's lineup includes:
– Bridgett Crutchfield
– Candace Gorham
– Harrison Mumia
– Drai Salmon
– Mandisa Thomas
– Mindfulness Meditation
– Salsa Dancing Lessons
– And MORE!!!

Prices start at $800* per person, double occupancy. Cabin mate pairing assistance can be provided. Single cabin options are also available. Includes stateroom accommodations, taxes/port fees, and convention activities.

Registration is now open! Deposits are due by February 1st, and start at $150 per person.

**Planning to arrive in Miami the night before BN SeaCon 2021, and also stay an extra night?

Join us at the Courtyard Miami Airport!

Our special rate starts at $139, and includes breakfast for up to 4 ppl per room. Also includes shuttle service to the Port of Miami for up to 2 ppl per room.

Also, be sure to join us for the pre-cruise reception that evening. A suggested fee of $25 per person will included food and beverages.**

Sponsorship opportunities are also available!

All of this information can be found by visiting bnseacon.com, or blacknonbelievers.org. Register today!!!

*Shore excursions, drink packages, and other cruise activities are available for an additional charge. Rates do not include gratuities; prepay options are available

We are looking forward to seeing you for #BNseacon2021!!!

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