"Bridging the gap ... to sobriety"
Alcoholics Anonymous in Staten Island, N. Y.
Need meeting lists? Have news or ideas?
We no longer print our own meeting lists in any kind of bulk, but you are free to print your own, using this downloadable model. And, of course, you can find the latest meeting information online here.
You can also find here Printable Secretary Notes – much easier to print from than the online page. This may be the only listing in the country that announces both temporary closings of meetings and almost all anniversaries being celebrated, with invitations extended to all members.
We also list the Staten Island Al-Anon and Narcotics Anonymous (and Nar-Anon and Pills Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous) meetings, as an (unofficial) service. Links to them are at the top of the page.
Please send corrections, changes, anniversary notices, news, comments, questions and suggestions to the editors. Changes will be made at once, as well as listed below under Recent Changes, and in the online Secretary Notes, as appropriate. Meeting changes will also be listed on the Thursday page of the downloadable (printable) lists and Notes, as they occur.
“Open” and “Closed” Meetings
“Open” and “Open Discussion” meetings (marked “O” and “OD” in the printed lists) are for anyone with an interest in recovery from alcoholism.
“Open” meetings (as used here) are “Speaker” meetings, usually with a leader and two or more speakers, but without participation from the floor. “Open Discussion” meetings do include general participation, and more closely resemble most closed meetings. Note
Meetings not marked “O”, “OD”, “Open” or “Open Discussion” are closed — that is, attendance is limited to those who may themselves have “a desire to stop drinking”.
New groups and meetings are generally listed in the secretary notes (under 'Notes & Changes') as they open. After some years' experience, though, and as is the custom in most places, they will be added to the printed and online lists only after they've been in business for a while, to be sure that they are viable, well supported and likely to last.
The Midland Beach Big Book Group, which has been meeting (Thurs., 7:30-8:45 PM) at Oasis Christian Center, 539 Greeley Ave. will be meeting instead on Mondays as of May 1, same time and place. [4/21/17]
The Midland Beach Big Book Group, which has been meeting (Thurs., 7:30-8:45 PM) at Oasis Christian Center, 539 Greeley Ave. since 11/3, is now listed. [2/2/17]
The Beachcombers I Group (Tues., 8 PM) at the Oakwood Heights VFW has reportedly stopped meeting as of Hurricane Sandy. [12/17/16]
The Sunlight of the Spirit Group (Tues., 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2018 Richmond Ave.) has stopped meeting as of 11/22/16. [11/26/16]
On November 3, the Midland Beach Big Book Group held its first meeting at 7:30 PM at Oasis Church, 539 Greeley Ave. The meeting is open, the format is Big Book Study. [10/20/16]
The Grupo Para Todos (was Wed./Fri. 7-9 PM) is now Wed./Thurs./Fri. 8-10 PM. [8/19/16]
The Conscious Contact Group (Sun., 11 AM) has moved 6/5/16 to St. Patrick’s School, 3560 Richmod Rd.//Kensico St. [6/5/16]
Note on New Meetings – After several years' experience, it has become our policy to add new groups and meetings to the printed and online lists only after they've been in business for a while, to be sure that they are viable, well supported and likely to last.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women
who share their experience, strength and hope with each other
that they may solve their common problem
and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership
is a desire to stop drinking.
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership;
we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination,
politics, organization or institution;
does not wish to engage in any controversy;
neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober
and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
— The "AA Preamble" is reprinted by permission of the
AA Grapevine —
Box 1980 — NY, NY 10163-1980