The New York C.S. Lewis Society

​» Held every second Friday of the month 
   (except August and Good 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.

​​​​​​​​​2019 SCHEDULE

Jan 11, 2019
​"Images, Inklings, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood:
A Natural History"​ 
​with MacBeth Derham​​

​​Feb. 8, 2019
"C.S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction"
with James Como

Mar. 8, 2019
​“C.S. Lewis and Edwin Abbott Abbott’s Flatland:
A Romantic of Many Dimensions”

​with Josiah Peterson

​​​April 12, 2019
G.K. Chesterton's The Innocence of Father Brown
with Charles Beach

May 10, 2019
"George MacDonald and Good Death"
with Robert Trexler

​​June 14, 2019
From the Floor
moderated by John Morrison

July 12, 2019
"C.S. Lewis on Joy as the Antidote to Idolatry"
with Joseph Jordan​

​​August 9, 2019
No Meeting

Sept. 13, 2019
Discussion of Lewis's essays "On Forgiveness" and "The Inner Ring"
moderated by Barbara Zelenko​

October 11, 2019
“The Apocalyptic Imagination, Part II”
with John Morrision​

Nov. 8, 2019

Dec. 13, 2019
​A reading of Dorothy L. Sayers’ “Royal Progress”
​from The Man Born to Be King

​coordinated by Margaret Goodman​​​​​​​​