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
Try your hand at personal non-fiction in a nine-week class led by Elaine Berman Gurney. You can belong to a supportive group of writers and learn basic and advanced writing skills. Beginners and more experienced writers are welcome.

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 Summer Session - 5 weeks
Thursdays (begins August 2), 12:30-2:30pm
Class fees: Ethical members $100, Non-members $140. 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
1st Fridays, 7-9:15pm, Ceremonial Hall
Monthly film screenings followed by a lively discussion of the ethical issues explored.
$5 donation includes snacks and refreshments (popcorn, beer, coffee, tea).

Ethics and the TheaterEthics and the Theater
2nd Fridays, 7-9:00pm, Ceremonial Hall. Reception at 6:30pm.
Members of the Society and theater professionals read plays dealing with ethical and moral issues before a live audience. Readings are followed by discussions of the ethical issues raised by the play.
Suggested donatoin: $5 members; $10 public. Includes refreshments.

Music Café at Ethical
3rd Fridays, 7-9:30pm, Ceremonial Hall.
Hooray for Friday — especially 3rd Fridays at The Café at Ethical, a welcoming place to unwind, relax, and enjoy music, refreshments, and good company.
$5 members; $15 public. Includes refreshments.