Directions to the Society

The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture is located near the Fieldston campus in the Bronx. Map is below.

Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Road
Riverdale, New York 10471
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Directions to the Ethical Society

 

Public Transportation

You can take the subway and walk about 6/10 of a mile, or shorten your walk to about 2/10 of a mile by taking a bus.

Click for detailed public transportation directions

  • Take the IRT #1 to 231st Street
  • Then take the #7, #10 or #20 bus to 239st Street and Riverdale Ave.
  • Walk north to where the road forks before the underpass, and bear right onto Manhattan College Parkway for about 1 block
  • You’ll find the Ethical Culture Building to your left

OR

  • Take the IRT #1 subway to 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park
  • Then walk about 3/4 mile up the winding hill on Manhattan College Parkway
  • The Ethical Culture Building will be to your right where Manhattan College Parkway meets Fieldston Rd.

OR

  • M.T.A. Express Bus Service may be available. Please check schedules:
  • BxM1 (Riverdale, Bronx – East Midtown, Manhattan)
  • BxM2 (Riverdale, Bronx – West Midtown, Manhattan)

For more information, please call the MTA during the week at (718) 445-3100 or visit their website at www.mta.info.

By Car

The Society is near exit 20 (W 239 St) from 9A, the Henry Hudson Parkway, and not far from exit 11 (Van Cortlandt Pk S) from I-87, the Major Deegan Expressway.

Click for details: driving from the north via Saw Mill/Henry Hudson Parkway

  • Take Saw Mill Parkway South to Henry Hudson Parkway South
  • Exit 21 at W 246th Street
  • Follow South 1/4 mile to traffic light
  • Left onto W 246th Street (onto overpass)
  • Straight ahead East for 2 blocks to traffic circle
  • Right onto Fieldston Road
  • Follow South for 1/4 mile to the Ethical Culture Building (at the end of the street on left corner)
  • Parking is directly ahead to the Left or Right

Click for details: driving from the south via West Side Highway / Henry Hudson Parkway

  • Take West Side Highway North to Henry Hudson Parkway North
  • Exit 21 at W 246th Street
  • Short distance to traffic light
  • Right onto W 246th Street
  • Straight ahead East for 2 blocks to traffic circle
  • Right onto Fieldston Road
  • Follow South for 1/4 mile to the Ethical Culture Building (at the end of the street on left corner)
  • Parking is directly ahead to the Left or Right

Click for details: driving from the east via the Major Deegan

  • From the Major Deegan (I-87 either North or South)
  • Exit 11 at Van Cortlandt Park South
  • Turn West onto Van Cortlandt Park South
  • Follow 2 blocks West to Broadway (US-9 North)
  • Turn Right onto Broadway
  • Follow 3 blocks North past W 242nd Street
  • Turn left after W 242nd Street (after the subway terminal ends)
  • Straight ahead 1 block
  • Turn left again onto Manhattan College Parkway
  • Follow the winding Manhattan College Parkway about 3/4 of a mile all the way to Fieldston Rd. (make a right at the top of the hill & then a left past Manhattan College & then proceed to Fieldston Rd.)
  • The Ethical Culture Building is on the Right, Parking is on the Left

Sunday Meetings

Jan
24
Sun
11:00 am Will We Walk Through the Portal?
Will We Walk Through the Portal?
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am
Will We Walk Through the Portal? @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Many science fiction stories and spiritual traditions talk about portals: a passage from the here-and-now into an uncertain future. The 1918 influenza epidemic, which may have infected 500 million worldwide and killed 50 million, resulted[...]
Jan
31
Sun
11:00 am From Magical Thinking to Rationa...
From Magical Thinking to Rationa...
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am
From Magical Thinking to Rational Discourse @ New York | United States
As we face this historical moment, when cult thinking and fake news have fueled an attempted insurrection, yet grassroots organizing gives us hope in the future of multiracial democracy, we reflect on the intellectual traditions[...]
Feb
7
Sun
11:00 am Building Beloved Community
Building Beloved Community
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am
Building Beloved Community @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Our guest, and member of RYSEC, Jé Hooper, will speak on Beloved Community. “We need to be in beloved relationship so we can better aid each other and outselves in this season while we look[...]
Feb
14
Sun
11:00 am What’s Love Got to Do With It?
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am
What's Love Got to Do With It? @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
What motivates your commitment to and work in social justice? For some of us, it is a powerful love — not mere affection, but a combination of compassion (wanting to reduce or eliminate suffering), benevolence[...]

Learning & Community

Jan
26
Tue
7:30 pm TED Circle: Being a Good Ancestor
TED Circle: Being a Good Ancestor
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TED Circle: Being a Good Ancestor
In January, we’ll focus on being a good ancestor: what would it take to think long-term, and lay the ground work for those who come after? TED Circles is a global community of small groups[...]
Feb
2
Tue
7:45 pm Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Feb 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Becoming a More Effective Anti-Racist
Have you felt frustrated when trying to engage in productive conversations about race with friends, family, and coworkers whose racial views you find problematic?  This workshop’s aimed especially at white anti-racists who want to improve[...]
Feb
9
Tue
7:45 pm Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Feb 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Becoming a More Effective Anti-Racist
Have you felt frustrated when trying to engage in productive conversations about race with friends, family, and coworkers whose racial views you find problematic?  This workshop’s aimed especially at white anti-racists who want to improve[...]
Feb
11
Thu
8:00 pm New Moon Gathering
New Moon Gathering
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
New Moon Gathering
An Ethical Humanist recognition of the cycle of the seasons, focusing on creativity and what is new. One hour for a structured gathering, then 30 minutes (optional) for social time to get to know one[...]

Issues & Service

Feb
2
Tue
7:45 pm Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Feb 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Becoming a More Effective Anti-Racist
Have you felt frustrated when trying to engage in productive conversations about race with friends, family, and coworkers whose racial views you find problematic?  This workshop’s aimed especially at white anti-racists who want to improve[...]
Feb
7
Sun
3:00 pm Who Will Be Your City Council Me...
Who Will Be Your City Council Me...
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Who Will Be Your City Council Member?
Register   Meet the candidates running in the 11th District special election for City Council. Sponsored by nwBronxIndivisible and RYSEC. Candidate Forum: 3-5 pm Ranked Choice Voting Q&A: 5-5:20 pm Download Flyer  
Feb
9
Tue
7:45 pm Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Feb 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Becoming a More Effective Anti-Racist
Have you felt frustrated when trying to engage in productive conversations about race with friends, family, and coworkers whose racial views you find problematic?  This workshop’s aimed especially at white anti-racists who want to improve[...]
Feb
16
Tue
7:45 pm Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Becoming a More Effective Anti-R...
Feb 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Becoming a More Effective Anti-Racist
Have you felt frustrated when trying to engage in productive conversations about race with friends, family, and coworkers whose racial views you find problematic?  This workshop’s aimed especially at white anti-racists who want to improve[...]

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