Here are the programs and activities scheduled for August, 2014.
Check back occasionally for Updates! Occasionally room locations need to be changed - Check the door signs upon arrival.
Room Location Notes:
Hall of Worship, Assembly Hall, Conference Room and Chapel – 40 E 35th
Street (Church Bldg)
Gallery, Front and Rear Lounges, 3rd
Floor Classroom – 28 E 35th
Street – Look for Red Door/ring buzzer
Hatha Yoga with Nafisa Degani – Back for the Summer! - Weekly
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm and Saturdays, 12:30-2 pm, Rear Lounge
Hatha Yoga is a branch of yoga which concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana) with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. There are nearly 200 hatha yoga postures, with hundreds of variations, which work to make the spine supple and to promote circulation in all the organs, glands, and tissues. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility with very slow controlled movements. Please bring a yoga mat to the class.
First Saturday Feeding of the Hungry in the Bowery
Saturday, August 2, 10:45 am-12 pm, Offsite
We invite you to help the Sai Baba Group feed the hungry on the First Saturday of each month. We meet on Forsyth, just south of Houston at 10:45 am. Please bring vegetarian food to share with the over 100 people who come. This is an outdoor event so dress for the weather. For more information contact Valerie Lynch at email@example.com or 212-683-4988, ext. 19.
A Midsummer Messiah
Sunday, August 3, 12:45 to 3 pm, Assembly Hall
Here's your summer opportunity to have a great time singing the choruses from the Christmas portion of the Messiah, plus the Hallelujah Chorus. There will be a light lunch to the backdrop of nostalgic and fun videotapes of some of our earlier musical events. Then everyone is welcome to sing! If you prefer not to sing, come and join the audience. Hosts: Jerry Brown, Director of Music, Rev. Dr. Hope Johnson and Dr. Janice Marie Johnson.
Secular Humanist Society of New York Book Club
Thursday, August 7, 7-9 pm, Gallery (Note: Session was originally scheduled for July)
THE AGE OF ATHEISTS: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God (Intro and Part 1)
by Peter Watson
Acclaimed historian Watson offers a sweeping narrative of the secular philosophers and poets, psychologists and scientists, painters and playwrights, et al, who have forged a thrilling, bold path in the absence of religious belief. From Nietzsche to Habermas, Watson's narrative explores the revolutionary ideas provoked by these great minds and movements. Some of us will have dinner together afterwards at a nearby (inexpensive) restaurant. Please join us. Join us even if you haven't finished reading. The book club is open to all ... and free!
Grief Support Group – Sundays, August 10, 17, 24 and 31, 1-2:15 pm, Chapel
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief. Barbara Simpson, who offered Life and Death Café this past year, will facilitate.
Chair Yoga – Sessions Cancelled for August - May be rescheduled for later date.
Chair Yoga is designed for specific populations and such conditions as Alzheimer’s, stroke, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, cancer, spinal cord injuries, obesity, and visual impairment. We will adopt the traditional Yoga class so that students of any age, shape, size, ability, or disability may enjoy the Hatha Yoga experience safely and comfortably. We will also deepen our meditation practice.