AA Meetings in New York City for Beginners and Visitors

(A Totally Unauthorized and Sometimes Arbitrary Listing)

Arrive 20 minutes early and get a seat up front so you can hear the speaker.

SUNDAY

12:00 n High Noon, (Area 1 on map) LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street (btw 7th & 8th Aves) (make sure to get there by 11:15 am to get a good seat. Really.) Large meeting, equal numbers of men and women, fine speakers 5+ years sober.

12:00 n New Group, (Area 2 on map) St. Veronica's Church, 155 Christopher Street @ Greenwich St. (basement).  A quieter meeting, lots of long-term sobriety.

8:30 pm Red Door, (Area 3 on map) St. John's Episcopal Church, 224 Waverly Place at 11th St. (If you can't get to the 8:30 go to the 7:00 pm Steps and Traditions meeting.)

MONDAY

6:15 pm Ninth Avenue, (Area 4 on map) Holy Apostles Church (Rectory), 296 9th Ave. at 28th St. (if you can't get to the 6:15 go to the 7:45 discussion or 9:00 beginners' meeting). I found this the MOST helpful meeting for me when I had under 90 days of sobriety. I still go for its raw truth. Highly recommended!

7:15 pm Greenwich Village, (Area 5 on map) St. Luke's Episcopal Church School (basement), 487 Hudson Street, behind church (South of Christopher Street). There are a substantial number of women at this meeting, as well as a large number of people with long-term sobriety.

TUESDAY

7:00 pm Live & Let Live, (Area 6 on map) Gracie Square Hospital, 420 E. 76th St. (btw 1st Ave & York) (if you can't get to the 7:00 go to the small 8:30 discussion meeting)

7:30 pm Westwingers, (Area 1 on map) LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street (btw 7th & 8th Aves)

WEDNESDAY

6:30 pm New Group, (Area 2 on map) Saint Veronica's Church, 155 Christopher Street @ Greenwich St. (basement).  A smaller, quieter meeting.

 7:15 pm Lambda West, (Area 7 on map) Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St., West of Broadway (if you can't get to the 7:15 go to the 6:00 or smaller 8:30 discussion meeting)

9:00 pm Ninth Avenue, (Area 4 on map) Holy Apostles Church-Rectory, 296 9th Ave. at 28th St. (if you can't get to the 9:00 beginners meeting, try the 6:15 topic or 7:30 step meeting)

THURSDAY

7:00 pm Live & Let Live, (Area 6 on map) Gracie Square Hospital, 420 E. 76th St. (btw 1st Ave & York)

7:00 pm Red Door, (Area 3 on map) Saint John's Episcopal Church, 224 Waverly Place at 11th St. (get there 30 minutes early to get a seat; if you can't get to the 7:00 beginners meeting go to the 8:30 pm meeting)

9:00 pm Westwingers, (Area 1 on map) LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street (btw 7th & 8th Aves)

FRIDAY

6:00 pm Ninth Avenue, (Area 8 on map, note this is different from Mon. & Wed.) 175 9th Avenue at 20th Street (enter thru gate on 21st Street btw. 9th & 10th Avenues) (get there 30 minutes early to get a seat; if you can't get to the 6:00 go to the 7:15 Big Book or 3-speaker meetings or the 8:30 discussion meeting)

7:00 pm Adventures in Sobriety, (Area 9 on map) Saint Thomas Church, 1 West 53rd Street. LGBT Speaker meeting, all are welcome. 

7:30 pm New Group, (Area 2 on map) Saint Veronica's Church, 155 Christopher Street @ Greenwich St. (basement). A smaller, quieter meeting.

SATURDAY

5:30 pm Live & Let Live, (Area 6 on map) Gracie Square Hospital, 420 E. 76th St. (btw 1st Ave & York) Beginners' Round Robin. WC

7:00 pm East Village, (Area 10 on map) Middle Church House, 50 E. 7th Street at 2d Ave., 4th floor Beginners' Meeting 1 flight above regular meeting. Get there at least 45 minutes early to get a seat. If you can't get to the 7:00 go to the 8:30 Big Book meeting. Another meeting I found most helpful when I had under a year of sobriety. Younger crowd.

 

ANYTIME YOU REALLY NEED A MEETING

Manhattan has AA meetings running frequently from 6:00 am to 2:00 am, all around town. See this list for many more gay-friendly AA meetings and meetings of our sister fellowships. On first glance they may look awfully straight, but you'll be surprised how gay friendly they are (like the vast majority of meetings in Manhattan). Don't hesitate to call NY AA Inter-Group if you need a meeting and can't find one on this list - (212) 647-1680 (daily including Sundays & holidays, 9 am-10 pm).

Experiment! A meeting is a meeting is a meeting. You don't have to stay in the gay ghetto.

Download this list in PDF format for printing, with map.

 

This is a list of my personal favorite meetings for gay beginners. There are many other good meetings for gay men (the NY AA Inter-Group meeting book doesn't necessarily list them as gay meetings) but this is a good place to start.

Let me know if you need more information, or have corrections or updates:

 

 


Roy Y. counsels clients in New York City
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