Statue of Liberty and the American flag

Interdependence Day 2022: Potluck Brunch

Interdependence Day — a time for reflecting on our interconnectedness and some core values of liberty and justice for all.  We remember on this weekend near the Fourth of July that not all people in America were included in the independence of 1776.  People continue to seek refuge in the US, even when some treat them badly. Facing our past and present, in appropriate ways for our multigenerational, multicultural community, is part of building a more humane world in the future.

Our multigenerational, in-person morning at the Meeting House will include a brief program (15 minutes max), then a potluck brunch, with eating and socializing outside.  Note that we will RECONSIDER this plan if the risk level in Bronx County returns to High.

For anything you bring to share, please consider packaging it in single servings to minimize food handling.  (Example: making a coffee cake and pre-cutting it into single serving size pieces.  Or putting fresh fruit into individual recyclable paper cups.)

Suggested potluck contributions, based on the first letter of your last name (if there are multiple last names in your family, pick the first one):

  • A-G — beverages for 8-10 people
  • H-L — dessert for 6-8 people
  • M-R — a brunch main dish to serve 8-10 people
  • S-Z — a side dish or bread for 8-10 people

Safety precautions: Vaccinations required for ages 6 and up.  Masks required inside, and social distancing recommended inside as much as you’re able.  Hug or shake hands or sit close to someone not in your family only if invited to do so by the other person.  Sanitize your hands before handling food or drinks on the serving table.  Eat outside.  Please help your children understand these precautions.

Cooperation: Bring your chair back in when you are ready to leave, unless someone else indicates they’ll be using it.  Discard your own plate, cup, napkin, etc. A few people will be needed to help with cleanup starting about noon (cleaning up leftovers, bringing tables back in).


Jul 03 2022


America/New York
10:30 am - 12:15 pm


Meeting House


Meeting House
4450 Fieldston Road, The Bronx, NY 10471


The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture is located near the Fieldston Ethical Culture School campus in the Bronx. Click for a map to find directions:

Directions to the Ethical Society

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