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.

Zoom link for all 7:30 pm meetings:

​To join by phone:
​Call: 646 558 8656 (New York) 
Enter meeting ID 991 0425 4894 followed by #
When asked for a participant ID, just press #
Please stay on mute when not speaking.

2022 Schedule

​​Jan. 14, 2022
​“The Four Loves (Friendship, Eros and Charity)
a moderated discussion with David Kornegay
Feb. 11, 2022
“Michael Ward’s After Humanity” (Zoom)
with Josiah Peterson
Mar. 11, 2022
“Art, Mortality, and the Fall in the Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien”  (Zoom)
with Matthew Dickerson
Apr. 8, 2022
 “The Literary Past and Future in C.S. Lewis’ ‘Quest of Bleheris’”  (Zoom)
​with Brenton Dickieson

​​May 13, 2022
Introducing Mystical Perelandra - A New Book by James Como (Zoom)
with John Morrison and James Como
June 10, 2022
 Hilaire Belloc
with Charles Beach
July 8, 2022
 “Of This and Other Worlds in Romania” (Zoom)
with Erin Seidel
Aug. 12, 2022
​No meeting

​September 9, 2022

​October 14, 2022
​Margaret Goodman on Crystal Downing’s Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers 

Nov. 11, 2022

Dec. 9, 2022

2023 Schedule
January 13, 2023

February 10, 2023