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NOSHA Winter Solstice Party ~ An Elfin' Good Time

  • When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
  • Greenberger's on Bayou St. John, 4314 Bancroft Drive, New Orleans, LA view map

In lieu of our regular monthly meeting, please join us for our annual festive Winter Solstice party to celebrate the holidays! It is our time to enjoy good friends, good food and goodwill, so we welcome all supporters of our organization to join in the fun!

This will be a potluck event, so we are asking all guests to bring a dish to share. Please send your RSVP to to advise that you will attend and what you plan to bring from the following suggestions:

• Favorite entree

• Appetizers

• Salads - tossed green, fruit, pasta, etc.

• Sides - vegetables, potatoes, etc.

• Fruits, cheeses, crackers

• Desserts

As part of our HumanLight participation, we'll once again collect canned goods and other non-perishable foods for Second Harvest Food BankPlease take a look at their list here to put together your donation bag.

HumanLight is a celebration of "a Humanist's vision of a good future." We celebrate a positive approach to the coming new year through the lens of secular humanism.

*** Please be sure to RSVP, so our host will have an accurate count for his preparation. Many thanks to NOSHA President Emeritus, Harry Greenberger, for opening his home to our friends!

If you have further questions,call 504-596-3006.


Join Future of Ethical Societies for Local Community Project

  • When: Sunday, December 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
  • Our School at Blair Grocery , 1740 Benton Street , New Orleans, LA view map

Future of Ethical Societies (FES) is a group of young adults across the United States who are invested in humanism and ethical culture. Ethical Humanism serves as an alternative to traditional religion for folks who seek it. They believe in "deed before creed", and bringing out the best in each other so as to realize the best in ourselves. 

FES has planned a service trip to New Orleans and they would love to meet like minded humanists while they are here!

This will be a work day at the community farm, Our School at Blair Grocery, which serves  youth and the community by educating them about food justice. Founder Nat Turner will also share his vision for the Lower 9th Ward community.

You are encouraged to bring your own lunch, snacks and beverages for the afternoon.


Parade with the Mystic Krewe of the Evangelical Pastafarians

  • When: Saturday, February 07, 2015 @ 6:15 pm
  • Mimi's In The Marigny, 2601 Royal St., New Orleans, LA view map

Fire up your creative meatballs and join the krewe! 

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus proudly announces the theme for their 2015 Mardi Gras Parade: “The Cult of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee!"

You will need to be a 2015 member of NOSHA and become a member of Chewbacchus by the time we roll. Think of your best noodly appendage costume: space pirates, pasta strainer helmets, skeletal fish or any combination of the above. The sky really is the limit, so add to our zaniness!

Also, this is DIY parade so you'll want to start thinking about your throws. Ramen noodle packages were a hit, practical and at the same time edible. Pasta necklaces were also fun and lightweight. We'll set a meeting sometime in December to put together all of our best ideas from last February. 


Darwin Day 2015

  • When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
  • Dinwiddie Hall, Room 103, Tulane University - Uptown Campus, New Orleans, LA view map

We're working to establish an annual program and we have partnered with the Tulane Anthropology Department this year to bring in speakers and offer camaraderie for the many people who enjoy celebrating Darwin Day every year. More details to come!


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It's that time of the year!

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When shopping online this Christmas, remember NOSHA's Amazon link. It's easy, and NOSHA will earn a percentage of most Amazon sales made through this link, at no cost to you!

NOSHA Events

Monthly Meeting

NOSHA's monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Audubon Zoo, Dominion Learning Center, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans at 4:00pm. For more information about this event, contact Charlotte Klasson at (504) 596-3006. All NOSHA meetings are open to the general public.

Happy Hour Meetups

Every month NOSHA organizes happy hour gatherings so everyone can have a chance to meet informally and get to know each other better.

Join our merry band of skeptics on the FIRST Wednesday and THIRD Tuesday of each month.

Contact Ricky Adams at or 504-813-5276 for more info about our monthly happy hour events.

Upcoming Events

See The SE Louisiana Freethinkers & Nonbelievers Group at for more information

Famous Quotes

In some awful, strange, paradoxical way, atheists tend to take religion more seriously than the practitioners. - Jonathon Miller


Event Calendars
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Becoming a member, or renewing a membership, is easy. Go to the About Us page, and click on the membership button. Membership is $20.00 per household. It's fast, easy, and mostly painless.


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Magazine links

Below are links to some of our favorite magazines. Don't forget our Friends page, for links to more sites.

Check out the Review Archive, for reviews for books, movies, tv, web, and media in general.

NOSHA produces a half-hour program, "The New Orleans Humanist Perspective," which airs on Cox Cable, New Orleans, Channel 76. See our Media page for more detail.