Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 7, 2015 - 1:00 to 6:00 PM: Annual Summer Picnic!












One of our biggest events of the year -- a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones, with plenty of good food and a chance to support our humanist group!

Picnic Menu (provided):

Please bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share. If your last name starts with:

PLEASE NOTE: Somerset County parks do not allow alcohol.


  • Adults $15 ($10 for NJHN members)
  • Children 12-17 $5
  • Children under 12 FREE.

You can pay at the picnic by cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to: New Jersey Humanist Network.

  • We have a covered pavilion so we won't cancel due to rain
  • Dogs permitted, only if friendly and on a leash
  • Bring your favorite picnic party games and get to know your fellow Humanists.
  • Bring a friend who has expressed an interest in Humanism.
  • Wear your favorite freethought apparel.
  • Bring your walking shoes and your bikes!
  • Details about park activities can be found at the park's website (link below).

RSVP to Lisa Ridge or call 732-649-8984 by Friday, August 5, so that we know how much food to prepare, and indicate whether you'll bring a side dish or dessert to share.

The Picnic is the best time to renew your annual NJHN membership dues or become a new dues-paying member. All of our programs and other activities are made possible by your financial support. Thank you!

You can also renew online.


Duke Island Park
Old York Road, Bridgewater , NJ
Pavilion Grove Picnic Area (area 6 on park map)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner

Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.

If you know you're coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook. Use one of the links to the right.

Omega Diner
1337 Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ
(map and directions)

Sunday, September 11 - 1:30 to 4:00 PM: Program Meeting

Details TBA

This meeting is free and open to the public. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Refreshments provided.
After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at Ruby Tuesday.

Franklin Township Library
485 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
(map and directions)

Ruby Tuesday
250 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ
(map and directions)


Past Events

NJCoR's billboard in Kearny, October 26 - November 22, 2009
NJ Turnpike western spur SB, just past 15W

Be good for goodness' sake

Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term.  One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
- Carl Sagan

The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.
- from Humanist Manifesto III

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