Arts & Culture

The Society offers arts and culture programs that include film discussion series, writing workshops, art workshops and theater workshops.  Some longstanding programs include:

The Joy of Personal Writing
Our nonfiction writing course “The Joy of Personal Writing” is in its 15th year at Ethical NYC. The classes are designed to help you get focused on writing, find writing impulses and master basic and more complex writing skills. Workshop members are a mix of returning writers and new participants who want to give personal writing a try. Instructor: Elaine Berman Gurney

Ethical Outlook Literary Issue - A compilation of writings from students and an introduction by Instructor Elaine Berman Gurney. Visit the Workshop Writers' Space to read pieces by past and present workshop writers.

2018 Winter Session - 9 weeks, 2 separate sessions:
Tuesdays (begins January 16), 12:30-2:30pm
Thursdays (begins January 18), 6:30-8:30pm
Class fees: Ethical members $150, Non-members $250. Advance registration is required for the entire term. Please contact Maggie Determann at or 212 874-5210x113 for for class and registration information.

Ethics in FilmEthics in Film
Join us on the 1st Friday of each month at 7:00pm for a film screening followed by a thought-provoking discussion of the ethical issues raised in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Ethics and the TheaterEthics and the Theater
Join us every 2nd Friday at 6:30pm to watch members of the Society and guest actors read plays dealing with ethical and moral issues before a live audience. Readings are preceded by a reception with light refreshments and followed by discussions of the ethical and moral issues raised by the play.

The Music Café at Ethical
Join us every 3rd Friday at 7:00pm for The Music Café at Ethical, a welcoming place to unwind, relax, and enjoy refreshments, good company, and entertainment.