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What is Silent and Still—it's music and movement!

Charlene Ray writes:

What is Silent and Still? It is a dance/music opportunity—but how can it be silent and still if it is music and movement? Come and find out! Brooklyn Meetinghouse, March 19!

Being brought to us by the work of Concern for Quaker Living (“CLQ”) of NYQM, we hope that this movement and music will bring us into the Spring and new/renewed relationships with spirit, each other and our world. Bring snacks to share at intermission.

Use this link to find out more about the program and the performers and to sign up: With the code, quaker, you can bypass the Groupmuse $5 fee. While the program is offered free, we will be asking for donations that go directly to the performers ($20 per person is suggested).

Silent and Still, March 19, 2:30pm, 110 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn. Hope to see you there!

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First NYQM Pride Committee Meeting!

Amber Field writes:

NYQM Pride Parade online planning committee and party.

This is an open invitation to all Queer, LGBTQ+, allies, and People of Color and anyone else who would benefit from building power with the Queer community to join our discussion online on Saturday, March 5th at 4:00. Zoom link below. Our points of discussion is asking you what YOU want the Quarterly Meeting’s participation in Pride Month to be, looking to your talents and what you offer the Meetings, and which particular parades you would like to participate in.

I, Amber a trans woman from Brooklyn Meeting, will be wearing a silly hat. Invite below.

A Friend is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NYQM Pride Parade Planning
Time: Mar 5, 2023 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 825 2207 5493
Passcode: 4EQ6CH

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Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World Rally

June Tano writes:

I just wanted to let you know that Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World is planning to hold a rally on Saturday, April 8, from 1PM in front of the New York Public Library to oppose Japan’s announcement to start dumping 1.3 million tons of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Recently Holtec, the owner of Indian Point nuclear power plant, announced about dumping 1 million gallons (about 4,000 tons) of highly radioactive spent fuel pool water into the Hudson River in August or September.

Those acts will become the bad examples, and many companies in the US and in the world could follow them.

We welcome you to join us the rally. Some groups in Westchester are interested in joining the rally to distribute flyers etc.

We will send you more details once an official announcement is ready. Meanwhile, please save the date. Please feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions.

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In-kind Donations for Turkey

Helen Garray Toppins writes:

NYC’s Turkish Consulate (212-351-7200) is helping ship donations to those in need via Turkish Airlines. They are currently collecting in-kind donations at these three drop-off sites from 10am-9pm:

344 E 46th Street, NY
300-2 route 17 south unit D, NJ
Portx, Inc. 256 Paterson Plank Road, NJ

Donations must be:

  • New/unused
  • Clothing for winter conditions
  • Clearly marked packages in terms of quantity/content

Needed donation items:

  • Tents/sleeping bags
  • Dry food/drinking water
  • Bedding (blanket, pillow, duvet)
  • Winter clothing (jackets, gloves, boots) + winter jackets for children
  • Wet wipes/sanitary napkins
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Roses to Missions

June Tano shares:

“Roses to Missions” project was started by the Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World and Peace Action New York State to celebrate when Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into force. In January, 2021, the members of both groups and other NGOs visited many of the 52 countries’ UN missions that had ratified TPNW to show their respect and appreciation. In January 2022, the groups visited some of the 8 newly ratifying countries, and are planning to visit the 9 newly ratifying countries this January.

There will be a march on January 20 at 12:00 pm at the NY Public Library stairs (5th Ave. & 41st St.) and walk to the US Mission to the UN (1st Ave. & 45th St.) to request the US to sign the TPNW. Everyone is welcome. Please contact June or if you need more information.

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Cookie Swap December 18 at Rise of Meeting

Charlene Ray shares:

Announcing the return of the MMM Cookie Swap on December 18, after meeting in-person! We have some great bakers in the meeting and this is a lovely chance for all of to share these gifts. The idea is that everyone who wants to brings 3 dozen cookies. Bring your favorite cookie whether made or purchased. Or just come! There will be goodie bags so everyone can go home with an assortment of cookies. We hope to see you there.

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Planning for the Future: An Introduction to Financial Planning Tools with Q&A Time

Charelene Ray shares:

It seems that the world is spinning faster, that it is difficult to make sense out of it, with vestiges of the latest pandemic, war in the Ukraine, ramping inflation and the impact of climate on our lives. How can anyone concentrate on the future when the present is so turbulent?

You are invited to join some NYQM Friends for an evening with Anthea Perkinson (see her bio below), who has a passion for financial planning and looking into that crystal ball called the future. Financial options get complicated quickly; this is a great opportunity to ask questions, to chat with each other, and enjoy some refreshments.

The financial workshop is organized by the NYQM working group, Concern for Quaker Living (CQL), and will be given on, Thursday, October 20, 6:30-8, Room 1, at 15 Rutherford Place. Please join us in person or on zoom.

As space is limited to 20 people, if you plan to attend in person, please RSVP by email to by Monday Oct 17, along with any questions or concerns. This will help us plan!

And if you plan to attend virtually, please RSVP to to get the zoom link, several days ahead.

We hope to see you there!!!

Here’s Anthea’s bio: Anthea Perkinson CFP®, EA, RMA®, founder and principal at Monterey Associates and the Director of Content Development for Money Made Simple, a New York City based nonprofit organization dedicated to high quality, free financial literacy education*. Prior to founding Monterey Associates, Anthea worked in retail financial services for 25 years. Most recently as a vice president at AXA Equitable Life (now Equitable Life Insurance Company) responsible for strategic account management for sales of annuities, life insurance and mutual funds through banks and independent broker dealers. Anthea is a past president of the Financial Planning Association of New York and a former Co-director of the chapter’s Pro Bono Committee, which provides financial literacy education and counseling to underserved populations in New York City. As a frequent speaker on personal finance topics, she has presented to audiences at nonprofits including Career Gear, Project Renewal, Dress for Success, Working in Support of Education (W!SE) and Sanctuary For Families. She has conducted classes on personal finance topics at NYU, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Westchester Community College, The New School, St. Bart’s Church, the West Harlem Development Corporation and Eastside House.

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“Except Mr. Dickinson”

Sally Campbell shares:

“Except Mr. Dickinson,” a new play commissioned by the Quakers at the 15th Street Monthly Meeting, NYC, will have its world premier this month. Dates and showtimes are:

Fri, Oct 14, 7:30 PM
Sat, Oct 15, 7:30 PM
Fri, Oct 21, 7:30 PM
Oct 22 Sat, Two Shows!
3:00 PM Matinee and 7:30 PM

More information can be found at:

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Indigenous Walk About with Friends—October 10. Please join us!

Charelene Ray shares:

You are invited to join some Morningside Friends to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, October 10. We plan to meet 10:15am at the National Museum of the American Indian for a wander through their Native New York exhibit to be followed by a time of sharing.

We will start with where we are, enlarge our understanding of what was here before the European settlements and ask where the remnants of these cultures are now? What part of creation represented in this visit took your breath away? What does it mean to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly?

Please RSVP to with your name, so we know to expect you.

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An Urgent Call to the Religious Society of Friends, May 2022

Art Moritz shares:

Some members and attenders of Morningside Monthly Meeting have been informally discussing the subject “Urgent Call”. Its text is available from the sponsors only as a downloadable PDF file. As such, it is not smartphone friendly.

Our Communications Committee has made an HTML version available on the website so that our members and attenders can more easily view the “Urgent Call” on their phones.

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