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bullet District Calendar
bullet District-Sponsored Events
bullet Events Sponsored by the Central East Regional Group (CERG) or Districts in CERG CERG comprises the Joseph Priestley, Ohio-Meadville, Saint Lawrence, and Metro NY districts.
bullet Webinars Sponsored by the Central East Regional Group
bullet Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
bullet Summary of Events for Youth For more information regarding all youth events, visit www.metroyac.org.
bullet You may also want to visit the District calendar or the District Young Adults calendar.
bullet List of UU Summer Camps Near Metro New York - 2013.
 

District-Sponsored Events

   
  Long Island Leadership Institute 2013-14
For dates and locations, click here.
   
  Being a Healing Presence: A Training in Pastoral Care Lay Ministry
April 19, 2014
Central Unitarian Church, Paramus NJ
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
   
  2014 Metro NY District Annual Meeting
May 2-3, 2014
Hyatt Morristown Hotel, Morristown NJ
For complete information, including registration, click here.
   
  Compassionate Communication: Nurturing Our Lives, Relationships, and World
May 10, 2014
Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, White Plains NY
For more information contact Jane Dixon -
For a flyer, click here
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  Beyond the Golden Rule: A New Model for Intercultural Competency
May 17, 2014 - 8:30 am–4:00 pm
Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, White Plains NY
Contact: Rev. Peggy Clarke -
For a flyer, click here
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To register, click here.
   
  Goldmine Youth Leadership School West
July 6-12, 2014
East Shore UU Church, Kirkland OH
For more information, click here.
   
  OWL Sexuality Education for leaders of Junior/Senior High School OWL
July 18-20, 2014
Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, Lanoka Harbor NJ
More information to come.
   
  RE Week at the Ocean
August 10-15, 2014
Ocean Grove Retreat Center, Ocean Grove NJ
More information to come.
   
  Goldmine Youth Leadership School East
August 17-23, 2014
Unitarian Church of Staten Island, NY
For more information, click here.
   
CERG-Sponsored Events or CERG Districts-Sponsored Events
 
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Teacher Development Renaissance Module - April 24-26, 2014 - Cleveland OH
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Universalist Convocation - May 16-18, 2014
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Spirit Play Training - July 12, 2014 - Columbus, OH
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UUMAC - July 13-19, 2014
   
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Click here for more information about the Central East Regional Group (CERG).
 
Summary of Events for Youth
 
You may also want to visit the MetroYouth website: www.metroyac.org
What When Where
Goldmine Youth Leadership School August 20-24, 2013 Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
YAC Retreat (members only) August 31-September 1, 2013 Murray Grove Retreat Center, NJ
Junior Youth Retreat September 28-29, 2013 Camp Herlich, Patterson, NY
YAC Meeting October 12, 2013 Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown, NJ
Youth Advisor Workshop October 12, 2013 Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown, NJ
SuperCON (58 youth plus daypass) October 18-20, 2013 UU Fellowship of Huntington, Huntington, NY
Cluster Events October 2013 all over
Cluster Events Date unknown UU Congregation of Princeton, Princeton NJ
UULMNJ Event October 19, 2013 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
Social Action Cluster Event October 26, 2013 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
YAC Meeting Date tba Location tba
WORTHY (WORship and THeology for Youth/Advisors) November 8-9, 2013 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY
Defying Gravity Leadership Day November 9, 2013 UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, Manhasset NY - for youth and adult leaders of all kinds
CHAPPY (CHAPlain Program for Youth/Advisors) December 6-9, 2013 First Unitarian Society of Westchester, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
YAC Meeting January 11, 2014 Location tba
SASSY (Social Action Service Seminar for Youth/Advisors) January 17-19, 2014 Unitarian Church of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
CONicles of Narnia January 31-February 2, 2014 Community Unitarian Church at White Plains, White Plains, NY
Cluster Con Weekends Early February, 2014 all over!
Cluster Event - Food Faith Fun February 7, 2014 First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ
CERG Regional CON (limited registration) February 14-16, 2014 Location in Pennsylvania
YAC Meeting March 1, 2014 Location tba
Junior Youth Con March 29-30, 2014 UU Congregation of Monmouth County, Lincroft, NJ
UU-UNO Spring Seminar April 2-5, 2014 Manhattan, NY
PokéCon April 11-13, 2014 Unitarian Church in Summit, Summit, NJ
YAC Meeting April 26, 2014 Location tba
Metro NY Annual Meeting May 2-3, 2014 Morristown, NJ
YAC Meeting May 24, 2014 Location tba
General Assembly June 25-29, 2014 Providence, RI - TOO CLOSE to miss!
Goldmine Youth Leadership School West July 6-12, 2014 Location near OMD's Summer Institute
Goldmine Youth Leadership School East August 17-23, 2014 Unitarian Church of Staten Island, NY

MORE EVENTS TO COME SOON

 
Events Sponsored by Congregations and UU Related Organizations
   
bullet April 22, 2014 - EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - FROM CONTAINER TO TABLE VEGETABLES -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
   
bullet April 26, 2014 - PETE SEEGER TRIBUTE: REMEMBERING PETE IN STORY AND SONG -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern
   
bullet April 27, 2014 - "THE TWO WHO DARED: THE SHARPS' WAR" -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
   
bullet May 2, 2014 - GARDEN STAGE PRESENTS GATHERING TIME IN CONCERT WITH MARA LEVINE -
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
   
bullet August 10-14, 2014 - CAMPING IN THE GROVE -
sponsored by Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center
 
 
Earth Day Celebration - From Container to Table Vegetables
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset NY
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:30-9:30 pm
 
The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
presents for Earth Day
 

From Container to Table Vegetable

 
Guest Speaker: Vincent Drzewucki -
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau,Senior Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional
 
You will learn invaluable information about:
bullet Vegetable and herb selection
bullet Site soil and container requirements
bullet Planting and maintenance
bullet Harvesting and use tips
 
Vince Drzewucki attended Sewanhaka High School where he began to study horticulture in a 3 year vocational program. He continued to get an associates degree in Ornamental Horticulture from SUNY Farmingdale, a B.A. in Business at Old Westbury and an M.B.A. at Adelphi University. He has more than 30 years in the field of horticulture, working in management positions at several garden centers and nurseries on Long Island and teaching horticultural and business classes as an adjunct professor at Farmingdale. His professional volunteer work includes serving on boards such as the president of the New York State and Long Island Nursery and Landscape Associations. He is the author of 2 books, Gardening In Deer Country and Flower Beds and Borders in Deer Country. He lives in Freeport with his wife Lisa. They like to read, cook, travel and enjoy vacation cruising.
 
Free program to all! Refreshments will be served.
 
For a flyer, click here .
 
 
Pete Seeger Tribute: Remembering Pete in Story and Song
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern
9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern NY
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:00-10:00 pm
 
Musicians and people who knew Pete Seeger will be singing and playing his songs and telling stories about the personal experiences they had with him.
 
Audience participation with the songs will be encouraged.
 
Admission:
$8 in advance via seegertribute.brownpapertickets.com
 
$12 at the door (Scheduled performers admitted for free -- freewill donations accepted).
 
 80% of proceeds will go to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and Beacon Sloop Club (divided between the two) and 20% to UUCRT
 
Refreshments sold at intermission, proceeds go to UUCRT.
 
 
“The Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War”
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset NY
 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm
 
In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the Shelter Rock Forum of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock will be screening the documentary “The Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War”; on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm.
 
The film will be followed by an interfaith panel with the film director, Artemis Joukowsky III and religious leaders: Charlie Clements, Executive Director of Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson, Senior Minister, UUCSR; Rabbi Lee Friedlander, The Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore and Daisy Kahn, Executive Director, The American Society for Muslim Advancement.
 
“Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War”; tells the story of a Unitarian minister, Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha who, just days prior to the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, left their young children in Wellesley, Massachusetts, to help save thousands being persecuted in Eastern Europe. The film showcases the Sharps, who boldly committed to a hands-on approach to social justice, despite the strains it would have on their personal lives. In 2006, the Sharps were recognized by the State of Israel as “Righteous Among the Nations” at Yad Vashem for risking their lives to save Jews and dissidents during the Holocaust. Of the 25,000 so honored, there are only three Americans to ever be honored, Varian Fry and the Sharps.
 
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
Boston International Film Festival: Official Selection (2013)
Amsterdam Film Festival: Special Jury Prize (2012)
River’s Edge Film Festival: Official Selection (2012)
Redemptive Film Festival: Redemptive Storyteller Award (2012)
 
The public is invited to take part in witnessing this remarkable story that reveals a timeless lesson of human sacrifice and courage.
 
No reservations necessary; $5 suggested donation.
 
For a flyer, click here .
 
 
Garden Stage Presents Gathering Time in Concert with Mara Levine
sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau
223 Stewart Ave, Garden City NY
 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:30 pm
open mic at 7:30 pm
 

Gathering Time: Start with the social consciousness of Peter, Paul & Mary; add the vocal complexity of Crosby, Stills & Nash, throw in a bit of the Byrds and a jot of Joni and you have Gathering Time, a harmony trio that WFUV's John Platt calls "among the top performers in the New York metropolitan area," and which was voted one of "Long Island's Best" in a Long Island Press readers' poll.

 

With their seamless vocal blend, precision guitar playing and inspired percussion, Stuart Markus, Hillary Foxsong and Gerry McKeveny display deep roots in 1960s folk and folk-rock, with a healthy dose of traditional folk in the mix. Their stage chemistry makes it clear that they take the music (if not themselves) very seriously, with an infectious energy that wins over even fans who never considered themselves folkies.

 

The year since their last appearance at Garden Stage has been one of evolution and achievement for Gathering Time. In March, 2013, they welcomed Long Island music veteran Gerry McKeveny, who brings ever greater heights of guitar wizardry to the group's signature vocal sound. They received a rousing response from the audience at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival last summer, having been voted "most wanted" to return from the Emerging Artists Showcase the year before. They headlined the South Florida Folk Festival and have continued touring in the Northeast. And their most recent CD, When One Door Closes... was #3 on the Folk DJ-Chart for January, 2014, with three songs in the top 20.

 
Their May 2 show promises old favorites and new delights.... and maybe a few surprises!
 
For more information about Gathering Time, click here.
 
Mara Levine: Called "one of the best singers of her generation" by Christine Lavin, Mara Levine creates beautiful interpretations of folk songs. Nominated by Ron Olesko in 2009 for the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference, her debut CD, Mara's Gems, ranked #52 on the Folk DJ chart that year. Since then, Mara has had two #1 songs on the monthly chart -- her version of Bob Franke's 'Straw Against the Chill,' with Joe Jencks, and her arrangement of Paul Simon's 'Leaves That Are Green,' with Gathering Time. Her recently released second album, "Jewels and Harmony" is receiving stellar reviews and was the #1 album on the Folk DJ chart for January 2013 as well as reaching #3 overall for that year.
 
For more information about Mara levine, click here.
 
$20 with advance reservation, $22 without.
 
For reservations and Information email - calendar@uuccn.org or call (516) 248-8891.
 
Garden Stage is an all-volunteer, non-profit, committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau.
 
Indulge in delicious homemade desserts in the Mallette Gallery during the intermission.
 
For more information please visit www.gardenstage.com, www.uuccn.org or call 516-248-8891.
 
 
Camping in the Grove
sponsored by Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center
PO Box 246, Lanoka Harbor, NJ
 
August 10-14, 2014
 
5 days of fun-filled summer adventure for children going into 4th through 7th grade at Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center.
 
If you love games, art, swimming, music, nature and bonfires, our camping experience, where Universalism traditionally began, is just for you!
 
Last year’s campers called the camp: “great,” “awesome,” “fun,” “cool,” and “amazing!” Come join us for our second annual Camping in the Grove and experience this for yourself!
 
OVERVIEW:
Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center is proud to offer an enriching spiritual opportunity for our young Unitarian Universalists in the tri-state area. Join us August 10th-14th, 2014, for five fun-filled exciting days of overnight camp for children entering fourth through seventh grade in September. 2014. Camping in the Grove offers all participants a camping experience on a beautiful 20 acre campus that is the traditional birthplace of Universalism in America. Come along as we make new friends, share lots of laughs, try new things, and make deeper connections to our UU community and faith. This camp will utilize the acclaimed “Chalice Camp” curriculum written by Laila Ibrahim and Rev. Sheri Prud’homme.
 
DAILY ITINERARY:
Morning worship, led by Rev. Carol Haag, Minister of Religious Education, will be held outside under the trees as the children connect more deeply to our community, our UU religion, nature, and their own spiritual path.
 
Morning and after noon activities will include swimming, drumming, playing sports, arts and crafts, drama, hiking, scavenger hunt, games, UU identity workshops, and more!
 

Evening activities will include a talent show, a game night, a movie night, and campfires complete with guitars, drums, s’mores, and sing-alongs. Camp includes three full child-friendly meals a day and healthy snacks in-between. We are happy to work with any family that has special dietary needs.

 
WHO'S INVITED?
Children entering fourth through seventh grade in Sept. 2014. Unitarian Universalist children have priority with enrollment. Others welcome if space is available. Enrollment is limited to 30 children for the camp session. Register SOON to guarantee a spot!
 
COUNSELORS:
Counselors will be in charge of small groups of campers, and will stay with the same group for the whole five days. The counselors will be adults, including some parents of campers, plus high-school aged youth ready and eager to help everyone have a rewarding experience in safe environment.
 
COST:
$400 Early Bird rate before May 15, $425 after May 15.
This price includes semi-private rooms in dormitory-style housing, food, and all activities.
 
For more information, click here .
 

Guided by our living faith, the Unitarian Universalist District of Metropolitan New York exists to be a source of connection and transformation for our congregations and our larger world.