Robert Kogan, Cellist Concert
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Robert Kogan, Cellist Concert

Presented by Good Neighbors of Park Slope and Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Program:    Bach Suite No. 1 in G major for cello solo,

Bach Suite No. 3 in C major for cello solo

ROBERT KOGAN, CELLIST, conductor and composer, performs regularly as recitalist and chamber musician with various ensembles including the Trio Con Brio in Westchester and Downtown Music Productions in New York City.  He was cellist of the Bridge Trio and has played in other chamber ensembles in the New York metropolitan area.  A past member of the New Jersey Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and other orchestras, Robert is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Claus Adam.  He did graduate studies at Indiana University with Bernard Greenhouse.

Robert was founding conductor of the Staten Island Symphony and music director and conductor of the Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester.  As a composer, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer and the Criterion Foundation.  Robert is a featured performer in the documentary film “All the Way through Evening,” by Australian film maker Rohan Spong.

Ethics in Action
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics in Action @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Led by Clergy Leader Jone Lewis
Where do you go to build your advocacy strength?  To learn some skills, have an opportunity to do even some small things to make the world better, to be with others? To plan how to get involved in actions?

Now there’s a new answer: join us every other Wednesday at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture for an evening of action. Come anytime between 6-9 and stay for as long as you can!. We’ll have projects to do each week — write a letter or email, make a sign, call someone who represents you, etc. — and also share stories of what we’ve each done and want to do.  We might have an article to read or a short video playing to learn more about an issue.

Feel free to bring your children. We will have no childcare but kids are welcome.

Any voluntary donations are split between sustaining the costs of using the space, and contributing to a different organization each week.

Brooklyn Celebrates Africa – A Martin Luther King Jr Day Event
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture offers a fun-filled family event to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr with African music, drumming and dance, face painting, African crafts, food and costumes. DuPree and Barry Kornhauser will perform songs about MLK’s life and Simba Yangala and the dancers from JungleDom will guide children through a relaxed African dance lesson, followed by a performance that  welcomes the participation from both, children and adults.
Ticket prices:
$15 children 3 to 12 years old
Free for children 2 yo or younger
$5 for adults and teens accompanying a child.
To purchase tickets using eventbrite, please click here.

Proceeds from this class will help provide scholarships for BSEC’s Ethics for Children Classes.


Members’ Meeting
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Members' Meeting @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Dear Members,

We are looking forward to our next Member’s Meeting, January 29th at 1PM. We will have a slightly abbreviated platform and luncheon that morning. As many of us have expressed, at this time, we are all called to action. As members of Ethical Culture we are compelled in ways congruent with our values.  Our Society, our community, our members lead a range of programs and organize many ways each of us can make a difference.

As Grace Lee Boggs wrote…
“We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.”

At our Member meeting we will share about the many opportunities we all engage with and will be asked to join and support:

Lucy’s Children
Society Writers
Ethics for Children
Ethical Action
Ethical Living
Board and membership development
You will also have time to share your own ideas…And, we will also focus on an activity that includes all of us:

the capital campaign for our property stewardship and accessibility
Here we are the change we wish to see  in the world…
Rebecca Lurie Board President
Janice Novet, Board Vice-President

Join us for afternoon tea for climate, jobs, and justice! 
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for afternoon tea for climate, jobs, and justice!  @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

The Food and Farm Justice Planning hub invites you to join us for afternoon tea and the opportunity to get involved with our efforts for the March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in D.C. on April 29th! We are hosting this event to invite our community to join us in workshops preparing for the march, fun family activities, and to help us reach our goal of providing round trip buses to the march for those who may not be able to afford a ticket. A suggested entry donation of $20 will help us tremendously to reach our goal and cover expenses for our event!

Where: Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
What: Afternoon tea and snacks (vegan and vegetarian friendly)
Sign making and chant writing workshops
Local craft vendor corner
Butter making and DIY food demonstrations
Live music performance
Recipe Sharing
Composting drop-off and workshop

We are encouraging guests to bring their own tea cups as a way to reduce waste and as a fun way to get to know one another
See you at tea!

Orientation: About This Community
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Juneteenth Celebration Platform – Celebrating our Historical Friendships
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Juneteenth Celebration Platform - Celebrating our Historical Friendships @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Featured Guest: Prof. Richard Green
Music by DuPree and Jerome Harris

In August of 1991, as we know, a series of tragic events resulted in what came to be known as the Crown Heights Riots. Professor Richard Green was called upon by city officials to be a mediator between the Hassidic and Black residents in that Brooklyn neighborhood. He managed, during that painful chapter of our city’s history, to play a very important role in bringing about an ongoing dialogue on the meaning of community, of sharing space together in peace, for which he is still praised and called upon until today.

Professor Green is also an esteemed professor of history in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. 

About Juneteenth:
Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.