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Stone Creek Bar and Lounge

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140 East 27th St.
New York, NY 10016 United States
(212) 532-1037 http://stonecreeknyc.com/

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August 2015

August Book & Film Club

Come early for happy hour starting at 6 pm.

September 2015

September Discussion Night

Subject: Building the Atheists Voting Block Recent studies show that atheists, along with agnostics, non-affiliated, nonreligious, and “nones”, constitute over 23% of potential voters and about 35% of 18-35 year old voters. Atheist voters outnumber Jews and Muslims and are almost as prevalent as Catholics. To be competitive with the religious right, we must develop an atheist voting block. How do we do it? Host:  Michael Dorian Group Leader: Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or…

October 2015

October Discussion Night

Michael tackles subjects as diverse and controversial as blasphemy and suing the Catholic Church. What will he challenge this month? It’s a surprise, but rest assured that it will be fascinating, audacious and provocative. Host:  Michael Dorian The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

November 2015

November Discussion Night

What can the atheist community do to attract more female members? Join us to discuss and share ideas. Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

December 2015

December Discussion Night

Diverse and Controversial Topics Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

January 2016

January Book & Film Club

Host:  David Orenstein, PhD Movie: Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors The movie starts at 7 p.m. but come early for Happy Hour at 6:30 pm! Discussion will follow. The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

January Discussion Night

This Month’s Topic: Building a stronger atheist community. Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

February 2016

February Discussion Night

This Month’s Topics: 1) The impact of Justice Scalia’s death. 2) The election season: who are the candidates we support and who are the ones we are terrified of? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

March 2016

March Discussion Night

A surprise lively timely topic that will spur rambunctious discussion! Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

March Book & Film Club

Host:  David Orenstein, PhD Movie: Spotlight The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. The movie starts at 7 p.m. but come early for Happy Hour at 6:30 pm! Discussion will follow. The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

April 2016

April Book & Film Club

Host:  David Orenstein, PhD Book: In the Name of Heaven: 3000 Years of Religious Persecution Author: Mary Jane Engh, an independent scholar of Roman history On Amazon Religion—the source of inspiration, hope, and basic values for most of humanity throughout history—has also been the motive for atrocious persecutions from antiquity to the present. In the Name of Heaven is a wide-ranging historical survey of religious persecution encompassing three millennia and a great diversity of cultures worldwide. Defining religious persecution as…

April Discussion Night

Subject: The role of social justice within the atheist community Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

May 2016

May Discussion Night

Subject: Free Will Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

May Book & Film Club

Host:  David Orenstein, PhD Film: Crimes and Misdemeanors by Woody Allen An ophthalmologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman. The event starts at 7 p.m. but come early for Happy Hour at 6:30 pm! Discussion will follow. The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

June 2016

June Book & Film Club

Host:  Nina Goss Nina Goss earned her MFA and PhD  at the University of Washington. She currently teaches Creative Writing at Fordham University. She is the co-editor of Dylan at Play, as well as a forthcoming collection of essays from University of Mississippi Press. Book: Strange Gods – A Secular History of Conversion Author: Susan Jacoby Jacoby focuses on the long, tense convergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—each claiming possession of absolute truth—She examines conversions within a social and economic…

June Discussion Night

Subject: How do we atheists see morality? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

July 2016

July Book & Film Club

Host:  TBA Book: TBA Author: TBA The event starts at 7 p.m. but come early for Happy Hour at 6:30 pm! Discussion will follow. The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

July Discussion Night

Subject: The Atheist Brand Host:  Lee Moore Should we continue to encourage everyone to call themselves Atheists openly instead of other terms such as Skeptic, Humanist, Freethinker, and so on. The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

September Discussion Night

Subject: Who are you voting for and why? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

October 2016

October Discussion Night

Subject: Assisted Suicide: What other religiously inspired laws should we challenge? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

November 2016

November Discussion Night

Subject: TBA Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

December 2016

December Discussion Night

Subject: Atheism and the Holidays Should we atheists celebrate religious holidays? Should we change them? Should we start our own? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

January 2017

January Discussion Night

Topic: What can the Atheist community do to combat Sexism, Racism, and any other form of discrimination in our nation?  Should we take up these issues as passionately as we fight for the separation of church and state? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

February 2017

February Discussion Night

Topic: Should folks from Islamic nations be denied entry into the US or welcomed? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

March 2017

March Discussion Night

Topic: Scientology, How Can We Oppose This Blight on Our Culture? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

April 2017

April Discussion Night

Topic: The Trump Presidency: How Do We Fight Back? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

May 2017

May Discussion Night

Topic: WHERE DO WE AS ATHEISTS STAND ON THE SUBJECT OF RACE, AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO COUNTER RACISM IN AMERICA Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

June 2017

June Discussion Night

Topic: Climate Change Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

July 2017

July Discussion Night

Topic: Empathy and Forgiveness To what degree do we empathize with our religious neighbors even when they are hostile to us? Can we forgive those same people who have harmed us in the past? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

September 2017

September Discussion Night

Topic: Immigration SHOULD RELIGIOUS FOLKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO STAND LITTLE CHANCE OF ASSIMILATING INTO OUR CULTURE BE ALLOWED ENTRY TO THE STATES? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

October 2017

October Discussion Night

Topic: Immigration WHY IS MAYOR DEBLASIO SURRENDERING TO THE HASIDICS? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

November 2017

November Discussion Night

Topic: Dangerous Religious Convictions Dangerous religious convictions are rampant amongst disadvantaged communities in our city, acting only to compound their troubles and leading to very real, very tangible tragedies. Why is this and can we do anything about it? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

January 2018

January Discussion Night

Topic: Trump What can and should we do as atheists? Host:  Lee Moore The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

February 2018

February Discussion Night

Topic: ARE AGNOSTICS REALLY COWARDS SITTING ON THE FENCE INSTEAD OF COMING OUT AS ATHEISTS? Julia Sweeney calls herself a Rationalist, Christopher Hitchens called himself an Anti-theist, the folks at CFI call themselves Secular Humanists…. Other people identify as Freethinkers or Skeptics. What do you call yourself?… Is it important for us all to abandon divisive labels an come out as atheists? What do you think? Host:  Eric Stunzi The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to…

March 2018

March Discussion Night

TOPIC: RELIGION AND RACISM How religion creates tribal ethnic divides… If your religion is the one true one… and your messiah is the son of God… Then all the others religions have to be untrue and false… What to do with people who are preaching a false religion? People do terrible things during war… But we know that people will do really awful things in the name of religion … Host:  Eric Stunzi The event is free, but please purchase food or…

April 2018

April Discussion Night

TOPIC: Should Trump be Impeached?   Host:  Eric Stunzi The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

May 2018

May Discussion Night

TOPIC: IS OUR POLARIZED MEDIA UNDERMINING AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY? There used to be an FCC regulation called “The Fairness Doctrine,” that forced broadcast media to provide audiences different points of view. Liberal opinions were to be balanced by conservative ones. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan had the FCC discontinue this, his rational being that with in addition to AM radio, there was FM, television, and cable. (The internet was in the near future), no one ideology could dominate. There have been unforeseen consequences in that we now…

June 2018

June Discussion Night

TOPIC: TBA Host:  LARRY SHAW The event is free, but please purchase food or drink to compensate Stone Creek for the use of their space.

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