THE HAPPIER HOUR APRIL: ON MONEY

THE HAPPIER HOUR APRIL: ON MONEY

“Don't think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.” - Voltaire

“It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.” - Albert Camus

Can money buy happiness? Or is money a necessary evil? How much is our time really worth?  Join us for another round of lively philosophical conversations about these questions and more at this month’s The Happier Hour on  MONEY.  What better way to countdown to Tax Day than with a few thousand years of philosophic tradition to keep our ideas in check and our checkbook balanced.

Thursday, April 5th

Doors open 6:30pm

Show starts 7:00pm

More Information and tickets here


Monica's Interview for the American Philosophical Association

Monica's Interview for the American Philosophical Association

APA Member Interview: Monica McCarthy

March 2, 2018 by Skye Cleary

Monica McCarthy is an actress and impressaria of hundreds of events in New York City, including her latest monthly show The Happier Hour: Philosophy To Help Life Suck Less. She is also a public speaker and consultant who applies philosophic thinking to help communities and organizations align their brand messaging with their values.  Monica was first bitten by the philosophy bug as a student in the Great Books Colloquium at Pepperdine University.

What topic do you think is under explored in philosophy? 

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THE HAPPIER HOUR MARCH: On REBELLION

THE HAPPIER HOUR MARCH: On REBELLION

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”- Virginia Woolf

Philosophers: the original rebels, with or without cause. Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day (one day early because: rebels) with an all-star female line-up who will share how we can apply the wisdom of the ages to reveal the rebel in all of us.

Wednesday, March 7th

Doors open 6:30pm

Show starts 7:00pm

More information and Tickets here


PREVIOUSLY (PARTIAL LIST):

APRIL 2017

Escape Inspires, Campfire Chat-Style live interviews with NYTimes bestselling author Gretchen Rubin

MARCH 2017

Media Training for Global Glimpse team (private event)

World Escape Day, Campfire Chat-Style live interviews with author Jenny Blake and founder of Abernathy, Willie Jackson

FEBRUARY 2017

LOVE SALON, Moderating a panel on the topic of love and relationships for the Australian Women In New York Association

JANUARY 2017

LEAN IN NY, Moderating a panel of experts focused on female empowerment

NOVEMBER 2016

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP, BARNARD COLLEGE: Lecture & workshop on developing language for a Women Leadership Manifesto

VOTE LOCAL NY, Impact Hub NY: Moderated panel including Brennan Center, Generation Citizen, Issue Voter, former Congressman Glenn Nye, and NYC Mayoral candidate Josh Thompson

ILLUSIONIST PREMIERE & TALKBACK, Impact Hub NY: Live interview with the creator of the NYC premiere of the documentary The Illusionists

OCTOBER 2016

CLIMATE WEEK NYC: Moderated panel that included Solar One, Etsy, Starrett Lehigh, and activist Tinuade Oyelowo

GLOBAL GOALS, UNDP: Co-facilitated and led improvisational exercises for day-long Global Goals workshop for the UNDP

AIRBNB NYC: Write Your Manifesto Workshop 

MODELS WITH MINDS: Write Your Manifesto Workshop

SEPTEMBER 2016

PIVOT Launch Party, NYC: Introductory speech for the author of Pivot for her book launch 

JULY 2016

APPA (American Philosophical Practitioners Association), CUNY NY: Keynote on Experiential Philosophy

MAY 2016

MOONLIGHT SOCIETY, Prime Produce, NY: Moderated live interviews with three guest speakers about their "off the clock" passion projects

MAY 2016

MOONLIGHT SOCIETY, Impact Hub NY: Moderated live interviews with three guest speakers about their "off the clock" passion projects

APRIL 2016

TEDXICC, Kansas: Opening speaker for TEDxICC,  PHILOSOPHY: THE LIFE HACK OF THE FUTURE 

MOONLIGHT SOCIETY, Impact Hub NY: Moderated live interviews with three guest speakers about their "off the clock" passion projects

MARCH 2016

Impact Hub NY: Moderated live interviews with three guest speakers about their "off the clock" passion projects

FEBRUARY 2016

Impact Hub NY: Moderated live interviews with three guest speakers about their "off the clock" passion projects

2015

DROP THE ACT, Kansas: Workshop for Independence Community College Theater students

DROP THE ACT, Connecticut: Workshop for female entrepreneurs

DROP THE ACT, NYC: Matthew Corzine Acting Studio

THE FEAST, NY: Write Your Manifesto

* HOW TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS, Holstee, Brooklyn

* TURNING NEW YEAR'S HOPES INTO HABITS, Holstee, Brooklyn

* FIRESIDE CHAT: Live Interview with Gretchen Rubin, Holstee, Brooklyn

* FIRESIDE CHAT: Live Interview with Tim Urban, Holstee, Brooklyn

* FIRESIDE CHAT: Live Interview with James Victore, Holstee, Brooklyn

* FIRESIDE CHATE: Live interview with AJ Jacobs, Holstee, Brooklyn

* MUST LOVE BOOKS, Strand Bookstore, NYC: Curated holiday soirée for VIP bibliophiles

* PHILOSOPHY & COCKTAILS, Brooklyn: Co-led conversations about how a stoic and existentialist would survive the holidays

DREAMERS//DOERS, NY: Write Your Manifesto

CANCER & CAREERS PANEL, NY

URBAN RETREAT for Lean In NY: Write Your Manifesto Workshop

THE FEAST, How To Write Your Manifesto

UPENN: Guest lecture on community & manifestos

2014

ENTHEOS: Speak Like A Pro, Guest Speaker on being authentic onstage and off

* REFLECTION & GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP: Holstee, Brooklyn

SILA CONNECTION, NYU Kimmel Center for University Life: Keynote on mindful business practices

*CHESHIRE PARLOUR, NY, Facilitated monthly philosophic dinner salons

THE FEAST, How To Write Your Manifesto

BULLISH CONFERENCE, Miami: Write Your Manifesto 

CO.STARTER SUMMIT, Tennessee, How To Write Your Manifesto

2013

MICHAEL PORT MASTERMIND, Philadelphia: How To Be You Onstage, On Camera, And In Real Life

NMX (New Media Expo), Las Vegas, How To Tell Your Story On Camera

TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) Colorado, How To Be A Cinematic Storyteller

TEAHOUSE STUDIO, Berkeley, Make Video Your New BFF Workshop

 

“Beyond being the consummate hostess, moderator and community organizer, Monica McCarthy is a contemporary bon vivant whose gift is shining the light on others— and she does it all in a party dress and high heels.”
— James Victore