Monthly Meeting


                                              Blessing?   Menace?   Or…?

     Is “waxing nostalgic” enjoyable?  useful? comforting? self-   affirming?                                          OR

     Is it escapist?  distracting?   self-indulgent?  manipulative?                                        OR…..?!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

6:00 sharp (please arrive by 5:45) – 8:00

Adelphi University’s Manhattan Center

75 Varick Street ,  2ND floor 

To reserve a place, please register by RSVP to

Government-issued ID required for entry to building, please.

 Optional Suggested Readings:

Nostalgia: A Psychological Resource, by Clay Routledge;

Followed by our CNY Leaders’ “Huddle” at 8:15.

DIRECTIONS: Subways: #1 to Canal puts  you on the corner of our  block.  Others to other stops on Canal Street, requiring some walking:  A, C. or E to Canal; J, N, Q, R, W, Z or #6 to Canal. Bus: M20 stops at the front door.     Please check with MTA subway/bus schedules to be sure your route is running on time (

TAKE-OUT: Excellent take-out can be purchased at THE MILL, located next to the building, and brought to the meeting.   www.THEMILLTOGO.COM,

Government-issued ID required for entry to building.   We on the 2nd floor, at the Manhattan Center of ADELPHI UNIVERSITY.

Conversations New York ( is  a community of volunteers which has promoted more and better conversations among New Yorkers by such activities as quarterly CONVERSATION DAYS, these monthly Conversations,   an on-line calendar featuring 1,000 conversations a year, and the first  national  symposium on The Power of Conversation, held at Columbia University.

To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones,

please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at