Wednesday, March 2, 2016

‘Things to do in March’

Now through May 8
Mystery and Benevolence:
Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art
from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection
Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
Click here.

March 4 and 5
Red Book Conference
New York City
Click here.

Saturday, March 5
7 p.m.
The Four Ages of Man: Myth or Truth
by Robert Blejer 
School of Practical Philosophy
12 East 79th Street

From time immemorial and from cultures around the world there have been stories and conjectures about a Golden Age that existed when mankind first made an appearance. As in the story of the Garden of Eden, life was a paradise free from strife and unhappiness. However, the paradise lasted only for a time; eventually something led to a life less than golden. Frequently, this movement has been described in descending order of spiritual understanding and moral values, with the various stages being named after the four primary metals: gold, silver, bronze and iron.

Join us for a presentation on the Four Ages of Man as we uncover the qualities of each age and consider questions such as: what leads to the decline, is it universal or individual, is it ordained and inexorable or a choice and under humanity's control? Finally, what lessons can the seeker of truth take from these stories?

Tickets cost $25, which includes refreshments, and are available here.

Wednesday, March 9
7 p.m.
Mariners Lodge 67 Stated Communication
and Maritime Festive Board
Work of the Evening:
Talk by Bro. Robert G. Davis titled
“The Journey to the Mature Masculine Soul”
Masonic Hall
71 West 23rd Street
Doric Room, Eighth Floor

Bro. Davis is a Freemason of over thirty years standing, having served in numerous Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite and York Rite capacities. He is a Past President and Fellow of the International Philalethes Society, a Past President of the Masonic Restoration Foundation, and the author of Understanding Manhood in America, Freemasonry’s Enduring Path to the Mature Masculine, and The Mason’s Words: the History and Evolution of the American Masonic Ritual.

Maritime Festive Board Menu—a Southern-style Feast: Low Country Fried Chicken; Barbecue Beef Short Ribs; Chicken Fried Steak with White Pepper Gravy; Macaroni & Cheese; Mashed Potatoes with Brown Gravy; Creamed Spinach; Long-Cooked Collard Greens; Buttermilk Biscuits; Soda, Seltzer and Mariners Punch.

Cost per person of the Festive Board is $35, plus transaction fees. Click here.

Saturday, March 12
9:30 a.m.
New Jersey Lodge of Masonic Research
and Education 1786
Papers will be presented
535 Main Street
(Hightstown-Apollo Lodge 41)
Hightstown, New Jersey

Sunday, March 13
Grand Master’s Day at Tappan
Click here.

Thursday, March 17
7 p.m.
2016 Wendell K. Walker Lecture:
by MW William J. Thomas, Grand Master
Independent Royal Arch Lodge No. 2
Masonic Hall
71 West 23rd Street (room TBA)
(details to come, and will be updated here)

Friday, March 18
7:30 p.m.
“Freemasonry and the Mystic Schools of the East”
by Bro. Mohamad Yatim
Westfield, New Jersey
Master Masons only.

March 18-19
SteinerBooks Seminar and Party:
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South

SteinerBooks’ annual spiritual research seminar at New York University’s Kimmel Center will feature professionals actively engaged in the world in developing new heart forces in social life, law, medicine, and education. Aonghus Gordon, Peter Gruenewald, Maureen Curran, and William Manning will explore contemporary problems and offer new models and paradigms to find creative solutions and opportunities for building a more human future. Read all the details here and plan to make the short walk up town for the After Party on Saturday, March 19.

Anthroposophy NYC is honored to host the SteinerBooks Spiritual Research Seminar After Party for a second year at our branch home just a few blocks away from NYU. Following last year’s well attended and spirited evening, we’ll again be offering a meeting place for seminar attendees to gather after the weekend’s events to enjoy warm company, live entertainment, biodynamic wines, and light refreshments. The party will commence shortly after the close of the seminar on Saturday. We invite everyone to join us for hearty post-seminar conversations before heading out to explore the NYC nightlife. Thanks to SteinerBooks for their collaboration and to all those who filled our branch last year. We look forward to another evening of living community!

Saturday, March 19
1 p.m.
Discuss Spiritual Laws with Dr. Lonnie Edwards
Rosicrucian Cultural Center
2303 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.

Once we learn to tap inner resources, living will be an invigorating affair continuing. We need to keep foremost in our consciousness certain principles, conditions and laws to gain access to spiritual tools and to arrive at permanent solutions to life's challenges. Through lectures, participation in meditation, and visualization exercises, we will be given the opportunity to experience the value of discussing these principles in a group setting.

Facilitating the discussions will be Dr. Lonnie Edwards, Vice President of the EGL Board of Directors, and author of Spiritual Laws that Govern Humanity and the Universe.

Tuesday, March 29
“The Relations Between Freemasonry
and the Vatican”
by Bro. Pierre F. de Ravel d’Esclapon
Cocktails at 6:30 and lecture at seven
Masonic Hall (room TBA)
$20 per person
Open to Masons, family and friends
To benefit Holland Lodge Historical Society.

March 31 through April 2
New England Masonic Academic Convocation
Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
186 Tremont Street
Tickets and necessary information here.

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