The New York C.S. Lewis Society

​» Held every second Friday of the month 
   (except August and Good Friday) and except May 19, 2017, which is the third Friday
» Starting at 7:30 with refreshments
   at 9 pm
» At the Parish House of
  ​ ​The Church of​ the Ascension,
   12 West 11th St, Manhattan, New York
» Closest Subway: 14th St. Union Square
» On-street parking starts at 6:30 pm
» Call (212) 254-8620 if in doubt of 
    meeting  ​being held due to bad weather
Nicknamed “The Bird and the Baby”, this English pub is where Lewis, Tolkien, and their friends met regularly for pipes and beer between 1939 and 1962.
“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”                                                               C.S. Lewis

It's not "The Bird and Baby" but it's been our meeting place for several decades
The Society meets monthly for discussion 
​and/or to be addressed by a speaker

All meetings are free and open to the public. Topics and speakers subject to change.


​​Jan. 13, 2017
​“C.S. Lewis and Samuel Johnson: A Study in Affinity”

​with Edward Short

​“Mere Christian and Mere Christianity:
​The Work of C.S. Lewis During WWII”

​with Robert Trexler

Mar. 10, 2017
​Discussion of The Joyful Christian 
​moderated by Joe Sweeney​​

​​​April 14, 2017
​Good Friday - No Meeting 

May 19, 2017 (Third Friday of the Month) 
"The Influence of Lewis Carroll on C.S. Lewis & the Inklings"

​with John Ryle Kezel

June 9, 2017
​"Examining the Life Story of Charles Williams"

​with Charles Beach​​

July 14, 2017
​“From the Floor”
​with John Morrison

Aug. 11, 2017
​No Meeting

Sept. 8, 2017
​​moderated by Barbara Zelenko​​​​

Oct. 13, 2017
"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:
C.S. Lewis and the Nuanced Imagination"​

​ with Mark Neal 

Nov. 10, 2017
"The Influence of Henry Moore on C.S. Lewis" 
​with Susan Wendling

Dec. 8, 2017
​A reading of Dorothy L. Sayers’ “The Feast of Tabernacles”
​from The Man Born to Be King

​coordinated by Margaret Goodman​​​​