leisure 06.20.12

Pursuits
Poll: The Speed-Camera Bill

Unicycles
New York Unicycle Club is about "having fun with a good bunch of people, on unicycles."

Dorothy Parker
"If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised" — just one of many choice turns of phrase by the great Parker. Fellow devotees can be found at the Dorothy Parker Society of NY.

Globetrotting
It isn't enough to have trotted the globe to be part of the Circumnavigators Club, founded in 1902. You need to have circumnavigated it.

Pipe Smoking
The New York Pipe Club has just introduced their own NYC tobacco blends, including Hell's Kitchen and Bedloe's Island, which they encourage you to stick in your pipe and smoke it.

Vegetarian Scrabble
You can join here. You may not, however, use the word Tofutti.

Witchcraft
The 759 current members of the New York City Witches Meetup Group, run by Lady Morgana, encourages the free expression of all things witch, Wiccan, and Pagan.

Psychic Phenomena
Telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, and other psychic phenomena are studied at the Psychic Explorers Club. And there's also the The NYC Paranormal Meetup.

Sondheim
Plush velvet sometimes, sometimes just pretzels and beer at The Stephen Sondheim Society.

Aquaria
Aquaria-keeping is the focus of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society.

Oysters
For those who want a more hands-on experience with marine life, there's the New York Oyster Lovers Meetup.

Models
Not those kind of models. You know, model airplanes and model trains. And now, inevitably, drones.

Art Deco
New York is fertile ground for this art period and the Art Deco Society of New York makes the most of it.

Esperanto
Bonvolu veni al nia aprila kunveno! Or something. Ask them at the Esperanto Society of New York.

Stickball
Stickball making a comeback? Some, like the New York Emperors Stickball League, would say it never went away.


poll


Do you support the proposal in Albany for new cameras designed to track car speed and issue speeding tickets in NYC?

vote

68%
Yes

vote

32%
No


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