NYQM The New York Quarterly Meeting the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

NYC Quakers are part of New York Quarterly Meeting, or NYQM, the organization that consists of the Quaker congregations (often referred to as meetings) in New York City. These meetings include Fifteenth Street, Brooklyn, Flushing, Morningside, Manhattan, and Staten Island. NYQM helps NYC Quakers gather, counsel, worship, take action, and conduct business together.

You are warmly invited to a meeting for worship. (Note that Quakers use “meeting” to mean both a congregation and a gathering for worship, which can be a little confusing.) “Hybrid” means the meeting is held both in person and online.
15th Street Meeting (Manhattan): weekly meeting for worship is 11:00 am on Sundays, hybrid (Zoom link here); An earlier, smaller in person meeting for worship is held at 9:30 am on Sundays.
Brooklyn Meeting: weekly meeting for worship is 11:00 am on Sundays, hybrid (Zoom link here). Smaller gatherings for worship: 9:00 am in person, Sundays; 9:00 am online, Sundays (Zoom link here); midweek meeting online, 6:30 pm, Tuesdays (Zoom link here).
Morningside Meeting (Manhattan): worship at 11:00 am on Sundays, hybrid (details here)
Flushing Meeting (Queens): worship at 11:00 am on Sundays, hybrid (details here)
Manhattan Meeting: worship led by a pastor at 9:30 am on Sundays, in person (details here)
Staten Island Meeting: 10:10 am on 1st and 3rd Sundays, hybrid (details here)
Downtown Manhattan Meeting: 6:00 pm on Spring & Summer Thursdays, beginning of May to end of September, outside in person at the labyrinth in the northeast corner of Battery Park. (Facebook page here)

About NYC Quakers and Meetings for Worship

Members of the Religious Society of Friends (AKA Quakers) have lived and worshiped in New York City since the 17th century. Coming from diverse religious backgrounds, Friends look for spiritual guidance from many diverse sources, including direct, personal experience. We believe that every person has innate worth, a belief that leads to beliefs in non-violence, equality, integrity, and social action. We also believe that people have access to an inner power that can guide us in our beliefs and actions. Some call this power God, some the Holy Spirit; many Friends call it the Inner Light. We believe that everyone can experience this Light.

The Quaker way of worshiping together is a gathering of people who seek the Inner Light. Most of the Quaker congregations, or “meetings,” in New York City hold unprogrammed meetings for worship. These meetings for worship begin in silence — no minister leads us; no formal prayers are said, nor hymns sung; no religious symbols are displayed. Instead the gathered Friends sit quietly and pray, meditate, or listen for an inner voice. If someone is moved — divinely inspired — to speak, his or her words may enrich the understanding of those present. Both our silence and our spoken words bring us closer together. Our diverse community includes Manhattan Meeting, which holds semi-programmed worship featuring singing and a message from a pastor in addition to periods of silent worship. 

(Some material borrowed from Brooklyn Monthly Meeting’s FAQ.)