Pictures from Families Celebrate Africa

Thank you so much to all who helped make this event happen. We are so thankful to the amazing performers, parents, and volunteers (of all ages) who showed up even though an Arctic front had hit us that day and it was 7 degrees and windy. You came early, stayed late, worked long and hard and brought warm hearts, broad smiles and an inspiring “can do” attitude that made all the difference.
Thank you also to the parents, who braved the cold and brought your little ones to celebrate with us, who told your friends, shared posts on social media and helped make our event a success.
We were so honored to share this celebration with you and to pay tribute to Martin Luther King and his legacy with music, dance, activism and a lot of fun.
Below you will find a few pictures of the event. If you have more to share, please email them to We would love to see them.


Families Celebrate Africa is happening today, Jan 21st at 3pm, no matter the weather!

YES, OUR EVENT IS STILL HAPPENING TODAY! We will dance and sing and keep warm in community.

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 and activities, stories, food and costumes. 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.
(Doors open at 4 for African face painting and crafts, activities, and costume creation. Performance and African Dance class begins at 4:30)
Ticket prices:
$20 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 event will help provide scholarships for BSEC’s Ethics for Children Classes as well as help with our campaign for an accessibility ramp.

AnneMarie’s Birthday

This past Sunday, Sept 16th, we celebrated the 96th birthday of our eldest member, AnneMarie Mogul, who is forever young at heart and spirit.
Below you will find some of the pictures of the day:

You can find more pictures by clicking here for PDF with varous pictures

Charley Horwitz Platform: Celebrate Activism


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 • 11:00am to 4:00pm

Charley Horwitz Memorial - collage

at BSEC 53 Prospect Park West • Brooklyn, NY 11215



The Charley Horwitz Platform celebrates community building through peaceful resolutions, activism, and inclusion. The annual event is named for the late BSEC president Charley Horwitz.


Make a gift to support the event

The Ethical Action Committee (EAC) at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture hosts the annual Charley Horwitz Platform.

Learn about the committee and its other activities

Help promote the Horwitz Platform! Download our flyer

Renaming Our Newsletter

Renaming Our Newsletter

Our weekly email newsletter, which goes out to about 1500 people each week, has been called the “Community Builder.” Readers include not just members of the Ethical Culture Society, but also many people in the larger community who want to know about events at Brooklyn Ethical.

We’re changing the name, and welcome input into what name to choose.   Something that communicates the spirit of Brooklyn Ethical, not too long (because it’s part of what people see in their email box), and eye-catching would be a great combination.

You’ll still be on the list if you’re on there now.  It’s just the name we’re changing.

Send your ideas by July 31 to us at the form below (DON’T FORGET TO CLICK SUBMIT).

If the form isn’t working you can send a note to Taty Sena, Outreach Coordinator, via the Outreach form at this link:  Contact Us   (In your message, let us know if you would NOT want your name used publicly if we select your suggestion.)