Abstract collage in yellows, greens, pinks, purples

Cancelled: Making Some Beauty Together

Due to the HIGH COVID threat level in Bronx County, New York City, and Westchester County, we are cancelling this Sunday’s program.  Check out past Sunday talks on YouTube, or just enjoy a safe holiday weekend.

Weather and COVID threat level permitting, we’ll meet outside at the RYSEC meeting house, and make some beauty.  We’ll start with a few opening words, sharing of joys and concerns, and some music. We’ll also have a time to remember the origin and evolutions of Memorial Day, and for you to name any family and friends who died in wars and armed conflicts.

Then RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will lead us in a structured exercise to create collage cards representing our ideas of beauty.  You’ll be able to bring your creations home, to remind yourself to keep a little beauty in your life.  Even if you’re skeptical of your own artistic skills, please come try this exercise — something a bit different for this holiday weekend!

We’ll start at 10:30 am ET, in-person only, and finish by 11:30. All ages welcome.  Bring a couple of magazines to share that you’re ready to let go of, especially those with colorful illustrations that lend themselves broadly to the theme of “beauty.”  The event is intergenerational, so be sure any resources are child friendly.

If the weather that morning permits outdoor activities, we will meet only if the COVID risk level is not High as of Friday morning or later.  We are keeping an eye on that, and earlier in the week we have been at High.

If the weather that morning does NOT permit outdoor activities:  If the COVID risk level is medium or high, we’ll cancel the program, with regret.  If the COVID risk level goes back down to low, then we’ll respectfully social distance in the meeting room.  We’ll do our best to have an announcement about the weather and any changes in plans by 9 am ET.

Please watch this space and the Friday email for further information.

COVID-19 precautions: Vaccinations required, masks should be worn indoors and when close to others outdoors, appropriate social distancing expected.  Bring your own snacks and drink — if you want to bring food or drink to share, be sure it’s pre-packaged in single servings.

There will NOT be a Zoom component to this meeting.  If you’re unable or unwilling to meet in person, please join us for a Zoom-only or Zoom-enhanced meeting in June, as we try to accommodate a variety of needs.

Contributions to "Sunday Sharing" are shared between RYSEC and this month's sharing partner.  Read more and contribute:


May 29 2022


10:30 am


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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