Calendar

Jan
19
Sun
Coloquy – Martin Luther King Jr
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Coloquy - Martin Luther King Jr @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Join us for a conversation colloquy about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will have a discussion on facts and trivia e.g. MLK Jr. could have been named Michael. Is it a fact that MLK was assassinated on April 4, 1968? Who is known as Daddy King? Is AD King related to MLK Jr.’s family? We will share information and reveal trivia.

Jan
20
Mon
Families Celebrate Africa – A Martin Luther King Jr Day Event
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 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 drawing, crafts and activities, stories and costumes. Moses Ogunleye will teach the chiildren African drawing, DuPree and Barry Kornhauser (and guests) 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.

Proceeds from this event will help provide scholarships for BSEC’s Ethics for Children Classes as well as help with our campaign for an accessibility ramp.

Doors open at 3.
Ticket prices:
$20 children 3 to 12 years old ( $25 at the door)
Free for children 2 yo or younger
$10 for adults and teens accompanying a child.( $15 at the door)
To purchase tickets using Eventbrite, please click here.

Proceeds from this event will help provide scholarships for BSEC’s Ethics for Children Classes as well as help with our campaign for an accessibility ramp.


Jan
26
Sun
The Encampment for Citizenship – An Experience in Participatory Democracy
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Encampment for Citizenship - An Experience in Participatory Democracy @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

The Encampment for Citizenship, founded in 1946 by Ethical Culture Leader Algernon D. Black and Alice (“Nanny”) Pollitzer, a prominent civic leader, offered an opportunity for “young adults of many religious, racial, social and national backgrounds” to learn “the principles and techniques of 2 citizenship… through lived experience.” Black believed that young people could be a positive force in their communities if they developed critical thinking skills, youth activism, leadership qualities, and the courage to break free from stereotypes. Eleanor Roosevelt, long-time chair of The Encampment board of sponsors, often hosted students for discussions, workshops and barbeques at her Hyde Park estate. When the program was attacked by McCarthyite forces in the early 1950s, she defended it vigorously. “The reason I think these Encampments are so important,” she wrote, “is that they are attended by citizens of different races and groups. They prepare people for thinking in terms of all people and not in terms of a selected few. Not only we in the U.S., but people all over the world, need young people trained to be good citizens with an ability to think with an open mind.”

Anne Klaeysen recently retired as Leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture where she served since 2008. She continues to be Humanist Chaplain at New York University and Ethical Humanist Religious Life Adviser at Columbia University, and teaches at the Center for Education  (formerly the Humanist Institute) of American Humanist Association. Anne holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral care and counseling from Hebrew Union College.

Jan
28
Tue
Family Art and Fun
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Art and Fun

Join us for 8 weeks of artistic fun with your family!

This class is designed with your whole family in mind. Kids and adults alike will get to flex their creative muscles as they work on a series of projects inspired by contemporary artists, both well known (Kara Walker) and not so well known (Stasys Eidrigevicius). Throughout the program we will explore a variety of materials and techniques, learning more about art making and about each other along the way. In addition to being creative fun, the projects are designed to encourage increased family collaboration week to week. Why? Because collaboration promotes communication and collective problem solving. What better place to hone those skills as a family than in a safe and comfortable environment while exploring creatively as a family?

Projects will be best suited for ages 5 to 105 and at any skill level.
Special needs families welcome.
All materials included.

The Instructor, Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience woking in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

This class is sponsored by the Ethics for Children Program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Classes run Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, January 28th until March 24th, excluding Feb 18th.

Sign up for the class by clicking HERE.

Feb
2
Sun
Stirrings: How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Stirrings: How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Speaker:
Lana Dee Povitz and Kathy Goldman
Presider: Rebecca Lurie
Featuring Music by:
The Brooklyn Women’s Chorus

Author Lana Dee Povitz talks with the book’s most featured protagonist, Kathy Goldman. The stories touch the range of free school lunch, breakfast and summer food programs to the origins of the Park Slope Food Coops and God’s Love, We Deliver. Feeding people in need may seem like a charitable act. And getting good food to people at good prices may be part of a sustainable practice. But the book and the stories go further to illustrate that when done in connection to the broader view of our unjust political and economic system, getting people fed is directly tied to a movement to end poverty and for economic justice. We will explore through a personal lens what we can do when we espouse notions of “good food”.

Visit https://uncpress.org/ to purchase a copy of Stirrings, use discount code 01DAH40.

Feb
4
Tue
Family Art and Fun
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Art and Fun

Join us for 8 weeks of artistic fun with your family!

This class is designed with your whole family in mind. Kids and adults alike will get to flex their creative muscles as they work on a series of projects inspired by contemporary artists, both well known (Kara Walker) and not so well known (Stasys Eidrigevicius). Throughout the program we will explore a variety of materials and techniques, learning more about art making and about each other along the way. In addition to being creative fun, the projects are designed to encourage increased family collaboration week to week. Why? Because collaboration promotes communication and collective problem solving. What better place to hone those skills as a family than in a safe and comfortable environment while exploring creatively as a family?

Projects will be best suited for ages 5 to 105 and at any skill level.
Special needs families welcome.
All materials included.

The Instructor, Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience woking in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

This class is sponsored by the Ethics for Children Program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Classes run Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, January 28th until March 24th, excluding Feb 18th.

Sign up for the class by clicking HERE.

Feb
11
Tue
Family Art and Fun
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Art and Fun

Join us for 8 weeks of artistic fun with your family!

This class is designed with your whole family in mind. Kids and adults alike will get to flex their creative muscles as they work on a series of projects inspired by contemporary artists, both well known (Kara Walker) and not so well known (Stasys Eidrigevicius). Throughout the program we will explore a variety of materials and techniques, learning more about art making and about each other along the way. In addition to being creative fun, the projects are designed to encourage increased family collaboration week to week. Why? Because collaboration promotes communication and collective problem solving. What better place to hone those skills as a family than in a safe and comfortable environment while exploring creatively as a family?

Projects will be best suited for ages 5 to 105 and at any skill level.
Special needs families welcome.
All materials included.

The Instructor, Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience woking in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

This class is sponsored by the Ethics for Children Program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Classes run Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, January 28th until March 24th, excluding Feb 18th.

Sign up for the class by clicking HERE.

Feb
25
Tue
Family Art and Fun
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Art and Fun

Join us for 8 weeks of artistic fun with your family!

This class is designed with your whole family in mind. Kids and adults alike will get to flex their creative muscles as they work on a series of projects inspired by contemporary artists, both well known (Kara Walker) and not so well known (Stasys Eidrigevicius). Throughout the program we will explore a variety of materials and techniques, learning more about art making and about each other along the way. In addition to being creative fun, the projects are designed to encourage increased family collaboration week to week. Why? Because collaboration promotes communication and collective problem solving. What better place to hone those skills as a family than in a safe and comfortable environment while exploring creatively as a family?

Projects will be best suited for ages 5 to 105 and at any skill level.
Special needs families welcome.
All materials included.

The Instructor, Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience woking in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

This class is sponsored by the Ethics for Children Program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Classes run Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, January 28th until March 24th, excluding Feb 18th.

Sign up for the class by clicking HERE.

Mar
3
Tue
Family Art and Fun
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Art and Fun

Join us for 8 weeks of artistic fun with your family!

This class is designed with your whole family in mind. Kids and adults alike will get to flex their creative muscles as they work on a series of projects inspired by contemporary artists, both well known (Kara Walker) and not so well known (Stasys Eidrigevicius). Throughout the program we will explore a variety of materials and techniques, learning more about art making and about each other along the way. In addition to being creative fun, the projects are designed to encourage increased family collaboration week to week. Why? Because collaboration promotes communication and collective problem solving. What better place to hone those skills as a family than in a safe and comfortable environment while exploring creatively as a family?

Projects will be best suited for ages 5 to 105 and at any skill level.
Special needs families welcome.
All materials included.

The Instructor, Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience woking in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

This class is sponsored by the Ethics for Children Program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Classes run Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, January 28th until March 24th, excluding Feb 18th.

Sign up for the class by clicking HERE.

Mar
10
Tue
Family Art and Fun
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Art and Fun

Join us for 8 weeks of artistic fun with your family!

This class is designed with your whole family in mind. Kids and adults alike will get to flex their creative muscles as they work on a series of projects inspired by contemporary artists, both well known (Kara Walker) and not so well known (Stasys Eidrigevicius). Throughout the program we will explore a variety of materials and techniques, learning more about art making and about each other along the way. In addition to being creative fun, the projects are designed to encourage increased family collaboration week to week. Why? Because collaboration promotes communication and collective problem solving. What better place to hone those skills as a family than in a safe and comfortable environment while exploring creatively as a family?

Projects will be best suited for ages 5 to 105 and at any skill level.
Special needs families welcome.
All materials included.

The Instructor, Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience woking in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

This class is sponsored by the Ethics for Children Program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Classes run Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, January 28th until March 24th, excluding Feb 18th.

Sign up for the class by clicking HERE.

Mar
17
Tue
Family Art and Fun
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Art and Fun

Join us for 8 weeks of artistic fun with your family!

This class is designed with your whole family in mind. Kids and adults alike will get to flex their creative muscles as they work on a series of projects inspired by contemporary artists, both well known (Kara Walker) and not so well known (Stasys Eidrigevicius). Throughout the program we will explore a variety of materials and techniques, learning more about art making and about each other along the way. In addition to being creative fun, the projects are designed to encourage increased family collaboration week to week. Why? Because collaboration promotes communication and collective problem solving. What better place to hone those skills as a family than in a safe and comfortable environment while exploring creatively as a family?

Projects will be best suited for ages 5 to 105 and at any skill level.
Special needs families welcome.
All materials included.

The Instructor, Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience woking in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

This class is sponsored by the Ethics for Children Program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Classes run Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, January 28th until March 24th, excluding Feb 18th.

Sign up for the class by clicking HERE.

Mar
24
Tue
Family Art and Fun
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Art and Fun

Join us for 8 weeks of artistic fun with your family!

This class is designed with your whole family in mind. Kids and adults alike will get to flex their creative muscles as they work on a series of projects inspired by contemporary artists, both well known (Kara Walker) and not so well known (Stasys Eidrigevicius). Throughout the program we will explore a variety of materials and techniques, learning more about art making and about each other along the way. In addition to being creative fun, the projects are designed to encourage increased family collaboration week to week. Why? Because collaboration promotes communication and collective problem solving. What better place to hone those skills as a family than in a safe and comfortable environment while exploring creatively as a family?

Projects will be best suited for ages 5 to 105 and at any skill level.
Special needs families welcome.
All materials included.

The Instructor, Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience woking in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

This class is sponsored by the Ethics for Children Program at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
Classes run Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30pm, January 28th until March 24th, excluding Feb 18th.

Sign up for the class by clicking HERE.