You are warmly invited to our next Friday Night Conversation (FCNY):

“Increasing Your Harmony and Prosperity”

Friday, Dec. 20th, 2019, 6:00-7:30

Hosts: Georges Brisset and Anoek van Praag

Location: Penn Station area (3 blocks from the Station)
Address will be provided when you register at
Presented by Conversations New York (
We are in constant relationship with each other in all aspects of our lives. In this conversation we will explore the elements that enrich our lives and look for ways to increase our joy. What are the key characteristics of healthy relationships in your life related to personal, social, workplace and political interactions? Our hunch is that we may find common threads between all these areas – common threads that are healthy as well as unhealthy.
We’ll start by taking 2-3 minutes each to answer a question below without interruption or crosstalk.   Once everyone has answered,  we’ll address  any clarifying or follow up questions/responses. Then, we‘ll continue exploring with other topics or related questions.
  • How do your relationships compare between your family, work and civic life?
  • What are key characteristics of your healthiest relationships?
  • How do you make your connections with other people strong? What weakens or diminishes our

connections with each other?

  • What factors into your decision to trust or not trust others?
  • How do you hold personal and communal accountability within your personal and working relationships?
To conclude, we’ll  answer one of the following questions:

            ●  What was most meaningful /valuable to you in this  Conversation?
            ●  What learning, new understanding or common ground was found on the topic?
            ●  How has this conversation changed your perception of anyone in this group, including yourself?
            ●  Is there a next step you would like to take based upon the conversation you just had?

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and throughout NYC 

For a detailed invitation to the upcoming Friday’s session with the exact location, topic, and host, please send a request to Ron Gross at 

These gatherings occur  each Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 in the Park or environs.

Join us to share your thoughts, experiences and insights about topics that matter — in Manhattan’s most beautiful small Park!   Great Conversation is free — but priceless!  It’s the most enjoyable, readily-available, and powerful way to keep our minds keen, informed, and growing!

Together with new friends, you’ll discuss a stimulating topic on which we are all experts by virtue of our life-experience, but on which we can all learn from others with different backgrounds.

Bring your supper if you like — and possibly a treat to share with others in your group (Whole Foods and Pret de Manger across Sixth Avenue).


Friday Night Conversations can be organized anywhere in the City where  6-10 people want to gather  to talk for 1-2 hours about things that matter – personally, socially, and politically.  The purpose is simply to enjoy good company and share experiences, ideas, and reflections. These gatherings offer a transition from the rigors of the work-week to the full enjoyment of the weekend.

Anyone can organize and conduct FNC by inviting a few people to a mutually convenient venue/time. The participants should be as diverse as possible via notification through social media, Meet-Up, word-mouth, or posting.  FCNYs are intended to be open, accessible, and warmly welcoming, in order to benefit from the diversity of our beloved City which Pete Hamill called “the capital of the country of people not like you.”