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February 25: Register now for SWINY’s Annual Party!

SWINY’s ANNUAL FEBRUARY PARTY

swiny2filledWhen:
Tuesday, February 25, 6 to 9 pm

Where:
Pete’s Tavern (129 E 18th St) on Irving Place—the oldest continuously operating bar and restaurant in NYC (buffet dinner, open bar)

This year’s February-born scientist is Havelock Ellis, MD. The innovative Brit—who pioneered the modern approach to studying human sexuality—would have been 155 on February 2. Quite the antithesis of the Victorian culture he lived in, Ellis said:
“Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.”

The theme makes for some fun favors and door prizes!

FAVOR: Everyone gets a lovely container of Before-and-After Sex Mints
PRIZES: Eat Me granola bars, Pink Freud pill box, Besos y Abrazos mug and t-shirt, Shut Up and Kiss Me mug, Squeeze Me t-shirt…and more.

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ADMISSION
▬ 2014 Paid Members: $25 in advance/$30 at door
▬ Nonmembers: $35 in advance/$40 at door*
▬ Students: $15 in advance/$20 at door
* Join/renew for 2014 ($25) by PayPal or check and pay Members’ rate (details @ http://www.swiny.org/join-swiny)

RSVP
http://swiny.pandaform.com/pub/eib7nf/new

Directions

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Subways: N,R,Q,W, 3,4,5,6, & L stop at the Union Square station. F & M stop at 14th St (use the 16th St exit, or transfer to the L to Union Square). Bus: the M 14 along 14th St.

Feb. 26: SWINY’s annual party: we’d love to see you!

An Electrifying Social Event on Feb. 26….

SWINY’s annual gathering celebrates February-born innovator Alessandro Volta

 2013-02-04After all—where would we be without him?

Cell phones, laptops, smoke alarms, flashlights, volt-meters….you get the idea. In 1800, Volta—a physicist fascinated with atmospheric electricity—invented the very first battery, i.e., the voltaic pile.

Enjoy the evening with SWINY friends and colleagues at the  Science Writers in New York Annual  Party

When:
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 to 9 pm

Where:
Friend of a Farmer
77 Irving Place (between 18th & 19th Streets)

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Our gatherings at Friend of a Farmer are such a delight— even the restaurant staff thank us for a wonderful evening. Unwind in their mellow private upstairs space—see old friends, meet new ones…..good vibes, good networking, great nibbles…..very cool door prizes…..and a special memento for the first 40 arrivals.

 

 

Admission (covers food and first beverage):

  • 2013 Paid Members: $25 in advance/$30 at the door
  • Nonmembers: $35 in advance/$40 at the door
  • Students: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
  • Join/renew your 2013 annual membership ($25) by PayPal or check (details at http://www.swiny.org/join-swiny/) and pay Members’ rate

RSVP: http://swiny.pandaform.com/pub/xubuwc/new 

Directions:

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Subways: the N,R,Q,W, 3,4,5,6, & L trains stop just a few blocks away at the Union Square station. The F & M stop at 14th St (use the 16th St exit, or transfer to the L to Union Square).
Bus: the M 14 along 14th St.

Feb. 29: Annual Party and Leap Day Celebration!

Last year’s party at Friend of a Farmer was such a delight—not only did attendees pull out the superlatives, but the restaurant staff thanked us for such a wonderful evening—so why look elsewhere!

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., we’ll be back in their mellow private upstairs space—close to Union Square, at 77 Irving Place, between 17th & 18th Sts.

See old friends, meet new ones…..good cheer, good networking, great nibbles….. cool door prizes…..and a special gift for the first 40 arrivals.

Admission (covers food and first beverage):

  • 2012 Paid Members: $25 in advance/$30 at the door
  • Nonmembers: $35 in advance/$40 at the door
  • Students: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
  • Join/renew your 2012 annual membership ($25) by PayPal or check (details at http://www.swiny.org/join-swiny/) and pay members’ rate.

RSVP:  http://www.swiny.org/2012/02/leap-day-registration/

Directions

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Traffic
Bicycling
Transit
Google MapsGet Directions
                                      

  • Subways: the N,R,Q,W, 3,4,5,6, & L trains stop just a few blocks away at the Union Square station. The F & M stop at 14th St (use the 16th St exit, or transfer to the L to Union Square).
  • Bus: the M 14 along 14th St.

We look forward to seeing you!                                                            

Leap Year: Facts & Factoids

The Earth takes 365.24219 days to orbit around the sun, but until 45 BC the year was figured at 355 days. The year ended on February 23. Nothing happened at the right time for long. In 45 BC Emperor Julius Caesar devised the Julian Calendar, adding an extra 24 hours to February—creating February 24th—every 4 years. The solution was imperfect because a year isn’t quite 365.25 days, but it kept the seasons from running behind for extended periods. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII and his Gregorian calendar eliminated the Julian calendar’s slight seasonal drift. He moved the year’s end to December 31st, skipped a bunch of days to accommodate all the unnoted Leap Days since Caesar’s time, and calculated that three Leap Days have to be omitted every 400 years. So any year divisible by 100 (i.e., a century year) but not by 400—e.g., 1900—isn’t a Leap Year.