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The Remembrance Group, which had been meeting (Fri., 7:45 PM) at Bethel Methodist Church since 1990, will no longer meet per an email. [7/3/17].

The First Drink Group, which had been meeting (Sun., 9 AM) at Mt. Loretto Bldg. #7, now meets instead in Bldg. #13 next to the church. [5/25/17].

The Midland Beach Big Book Group, which had been meeting (Thurs., 7:30-8:45 PM) at Oasis Christian Center, 539 Greeley Ave. now meets instead on Mondays as of May 1, same time and place. [4/28/17]

The Victory Group (Sun., 6-7:15 PM) meetings will end at 7 PM in coming 6 months. [2/8/17]

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]

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]

The Other End Group (Sat., 9 AM) now meets (February 7, 2016) at Labetti Post, 390 Hylan Blvd.//Reynolds St. [2/7/16]

The Friends of Bill W. Group (Fri., 7 PM) now meet (January 1, 2016) at St. Simon's Church, 1055 Richmond Rd./Columbus Ave. [10/31/15, 12/21]

As of December 28, 2015 the Primary Purpose Group (Mon., 7:30 PM) will begin meeting at their new location, the Recovery House of Worship, 96 McClean Ave.//Ocean Ave., use door at end of walkway left of building. [12/8/15]

As of 'October, 2014' the First Step Group (Tues., 7:30 PM) meets for one hour (was until 8:45 PM. [2/9/15]

As of 'Spring, 2013' the Young People's Group of S. I. (Wed., 7:30 PM) meets for one hour (was until 8:45 PM. [2/9/15]

As of November 28, 2014 the "The Family Afterward" Group (Fri., 8:30 PM) will be meeting at Woodrow Methodist Church, 1075 Woodrow Rd., at a new time of 7:30 PM. [11/14/14]

As of December, 2014 the New Day Group (Mon., 10 AM) will have a Traditions study the first Monday of each month. [11/4/14]

As of October 10, 2014 the "The Family Afterward" Group meets (Fri., 8:30 PM) at SIUH South, Main Conference Room, 375 Seguine Ave. [10/6/14]

As of September 18, 2014 the Richmond Town Step Group meets (Thurs., 7 PM) at St. Patrick's, 3560 Richmond Rd.//McKinley St. [9/19/14]

As of August 1, 2013 the Serenity Lounge Group (Thurs.) meets at 7 PM (was 6:30 PM). [8/1/13]

As of July 11, 2013 the Tottenville Group (Thurs., 8 PM) meets at Bethel Methodist Church, 7033 Amboy Rd. [7/1/13]

As of June 4, 2013 the 24 Hour Group (Thurs., 4 PM) is listed as a closed, step study meeting at Our Lady Stat of the Sea rectory, 5371 Amboy Rd. [6/4/13]

As of May 30, 2013 the Power for the Hour Young People's Group (Fri., 8 PM.) is listed as meeting at the YMCA facility, 3911 Richmond Ave.[6/4/13]

As of May 29, 2013 the H. O. P. E. Group (Wed., 4 PM.) meeting is Open Speaker on the last Wednesday of the month. [7/24/13]

As of April/May, 2013 the Came To Believe Group (Thurs., 7-8:15 PM) meets at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2018 Richmond Ave. The meeting time had been 8-9:15 PM. [9/6/13]

As of Thursday, March 14, 2013, the Fresh Start Group (Thurs.) meetings begin at 8 PM (was 7:30 PM). [3/14/13]

As of Thursday, March 14, 2013, the H. A. L. T. Group II (Thurs.) meetings are held from 6:45-7:45 PM in the main conference room of SIUH South, at 375 Seguine Ave. [2/15/13, 3/8]

As of Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Courage To Change Group (Sat, 9 PM) will change to a Closed Beginners format. The group had been Open Speaker w. Discussion, with Al-Anon involvement. [3/4/13]

As of Thursday, March 7, 2013, the H. A. L. T. Group II (Thurs, 7 PM) meets in the main conference room of SIUH South, at 375 Seguine Ave. [2/15/13]

As of Monday, February 11, 2013, the New Day Group (Mon., 10 AM) has changed its format from 'Closed Discussion' to 'Step Study'. [2/11/13]

As of Friday, November 2, the H. O. W. Group (Tues. + Fri., 4 PM) will meet at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish House (Basement), 5371 Amboy Rd.//Huguenot Ave. [10/24, /29]

The Brothers In Sobriety Group (Tues.) has met from 10:30-11:30 AM for the past year, had been 10-11:30 AM. [9/20]

The Rainbow & Friends Group (Tues., 7:30 PM) appears to have stopped meeting in about April. [7/12]

On July 5 (Thurs., 7:30 PM) the Fresh Start Group will hold its first meeting, a closed, beginners' discussion format, at Oakwood Heights Community Church, 345 Guyon Ave./Falcon Ave. [6/24]

The Pleasant Plains Group (Thurs., 7:30 PM) held its last (Beginners) meeting on June 28. (The step study meeting stopped meeting some time ago.) The group had begun 61 years ago this month. [6/24, /28]

The Bay Street Big Book Group (Thurs., 7:45 PM) had not met since May 5, 2011, and has been removed from the lists. [4/17/12]

As of Sunday, March 4, 2012, the Attitude Adjustment Group (Sun., 7-8:15 PM) has moved to their new location, Olivet Presbyterian Church, 97 Myrtle Ave.//Broadway. Use the Broadway entrance (downstairs). [1/18/12, 3/4)

As of Tuesday, February 7, 2012, the Rainbow & Friends Group (now Tues., 7:30 PM, was Thurs., 7 PM) will resume meeting after a year's closure. They will now be a closed discussion meeting, GLBT in focus but all with drinking problems are welcome, and they remain at the Gay Community Center, 25 Victory Blvd.//Bay St., 2nd floor. [1/15/12]

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the No Matter What Group, formerly Shields (had met Tues., 7:15 PM), begins meeting (7:30 PM) at its new location – St. Simon's Episcopal Church, 1055 Richmond Rd.//Targee St. [10/9, /18, 11/7]

As of October 2, 2011, the Meeting In The Park group (Sun., 7:30 PM) will change its meeting time to 2-3 PM, still on Sundays. They will still meet in the same place, the basement cafeteria of Our Lady of Good Counsel School, 42 Austin Pl./Victory Blvd. [9/28]

As of September 22, 2011, the Sunnyside Group beginners meeting at St. Roch's Church (602 Pt. Richmond Ave.//Walker St.) meets Thursday, 7 PM (was Wed., 7:15 PM), still at St. Roch's Church. [8/15, 9/19]

As of April 13, 2011, the Just For Today group (Sat., 12-1:30 AM). at St. Simon's Episcopal Church, 1055 Richmond Rd., has changed its name to the Bill & Bob's Excellent Adventure Group. [8/19]

Since the end of June, 2011, Another Alternative (Mon., 7:30 PM) has moved from Bethel Community Church (53 Van Duzer St.) to Our Lady of Good Counsel School, 42 Austin Pl.//Victory Blvd., meeting in a basement classroom down the hall from the cafeteria. [7/25]

As of July 7, 2011, the Brothers In Sobriety Group (Tues., 10-11:30 AM) has been added to the meeting list. It's a men's closed discussion meeting at the YMCA Counseling Services Building (2nd Floor), 3911 Richmond Ave./Amboy Rd. [4/6, 7/7]

As of July 7, 2011, the Came To Believe Group (Thurs.) meeting time is from 8-9:15 PM. [5/21, 7/7]

As of May 5, 2011, the Bay Street Big Book Group (Thurs., 7:45 PM), which has been at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, is temporarily not meeting, pending a move to 15 Bement Ave.//Richmond Terr. in West Brighton, date uncertain. [5/5]

As of April 5, 2011, the new Brothers In Sobriety Group (Tues., 10:30 AM) men's open discussion) meets at the YMCA Counseling Services Building (2nd Floor), 3911 Richmond Ave./Amboy Rd. [4/6]

As of February 22, 2011, the First Step Group (Tues., 7:30 PM) meets at Labetti Post, 390 Hylan Blvd./Reynolds St. Please use the side entrance. (Had been at DeMattei Playground on Tompkins Ave, v. infra.) [2/9]

On February 14, 2011, the Roman numeral 'II' was removed from the Great Kills Group (Mon., 7:30 PM) meetings. It had been added in mid-2006 to distinguish it from the original (Sat., 9 PM) branch of the group, which had then moved to Huguenot and begun to change its own name. The latter meeting, while retaining its status as the oldest meeting on the Island, is now known as the Courage To Change Group.[2/9]

As of February 9, 2011, the previously unlisted beginners meeting of the Came To Believe Group (Thurs., 7:45 PM) is listed as the Serenity Lounge Group (Thurs., 6:30 PM), also meeting at the Church of St. John Neumann, 1380 Arthur Kill Rd.//Ilyssa Way. This meeting began in August, 2009. [2/9]

As of January 1, 2011, the Porch Group (Sat., 2:30 PM at the Unitarian Church) has closed. [1/11]

Changes Since January 1, 2010

As of December 17, the Bay Street Big Book Group (Thurs. at St. Paul's Episcopal) will meet from 7:45-9 PM. [12/12]

On October 17, the First Drink Group (Sun., 9 AM) and Conscious Contact (Sun., 11 AM) moved next to the Drumgoole Gymnasium at Mt. Loretto, by the large parking lot on the west (left) side of Cunningham Rd. See Map. [10/11]

As of early September (2010), the New Day Group (Mon., 10 AM) meets at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 225 St. Paul's Ave. [9/15]

As of August 5, the Bay Street Big Book Group (Thurs., 7:30 PM) will be relocating to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 225 St. Paul's Ave. The group has also been added to the meeting lists as of July 29. [5/8, 7/29]

As of June 6, the Sunday evening Amboy-Eltingville Group meetings begin at 7:30 PM. [4/26]

As of June 3, the Rainbow & Friends Group (Thurs., 7 PM) meets at its new location – the LGBT Community Center, 3rd Floor, 25 Victory Blvd./Bay St. [4/23, 6/3]

As of May 23, the First Drink Group (Sun., 9 AM) and Conscious Contact (Sun., 11 AM) meet at Sts. Joachim and Anne Church at Mt. Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd./Cunningham St. [5/14, /15]

As of May 13, the new Bay Street Big Book Group meets Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM, at 514 Bay St./Sands St. [5/8]

As of April 13, the First Step Group (Tues., 7:30 PM), meets at De Matti Playground in Rosebank, 436 Tompkins Ave./Chestnut Ave., while they search for a new, long-term location. [4/7]

The Port Richmond Group (Fri., 8:30 PM), which had closed for furnace repairs at their former location, will be reopening on January 22 at St. Paul's-St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 186 Decker Ave./Catherine St., in the church basement. [1/9, /15]

Changed Since the February 14, 2008 Printing

The Came To Believe Group (Thurs, 7:45 PM), began August 1 holding a beginners meeting from 6:30-7:30 PM at the same location (Church of St. John Neumann, 1380 Arthur Kill Rd.) [8/20/09]

The Rainbow and Friends Group (Thurs., 7 PM) moved August 6 to the Unitarian Church, 312 Fillmore St./Clinton Ave. They also returned to their original Open Discussion format at that time. [7/6, /8, 8/20]

'The Family Afterwards' Group (Friday evenings, SIUH South) has permanently changed the starting time of its meetings to 7 PM, as of April, 2009. [5/3, 7/6, 9/20]

The Lunchtime Beginners Group (Thurs., 1 PM) began meeting March 19 at the YMCA Counseling Center, 3911 Richmond Ave./Amboy Rd. (2nd floor). [3/14, /19]

The  Great Kills I Group  (Sat., 9 PM) has changed its name to the  Courage to Change Group . [2/16/09]

The  Came To Believe Group  (Thurs., 7:45 PM) has changed to an Open Big Book Discussion format. [1/16/09]

 Meeting At The Park  (Sun., 7:30 PM) has returned to its closed format for all meetings. [11/5/08, 1/14/09]

The first meeting of the month at Meeting At The Park (Sun., 7:30 PM) is now open to all. [11/5]

The Rainbow & Friends Group (Thurs., 7 PM) has changed from Open Discussion to Closed Discussion in format. [9/17]

The S.L.I.P. (Sober Living In Progress) group (Wed., 7 PM), which was founded in 1961, has closed its doors. They last met September 10. [9/12]

The Friday night (10:30 PM) meeting at Bethel, which began last July (2007), has been removed from our meeting lists, in part due to the actions of its leaders in stealing the secretary notes from our website, and posting them on their own recently created website, as their own work. For those interested in full details, please e-mail s.i.meetings@gmail.com. [6/27]

The G. O. Y. A. Group (Sat., 9:30 AM) has stopped meeting at the South Beach ATC facility where it met for many years. [6/10]

May 30 was the last date for meetings at Huguenot Reformed Church. The Huguenot Step Group (Fri., 9 PM) moved June 6 to St. Joseph & St. Thomas (R. C.) School, 50 Maguire Ave., meeting in the church proper until work on a downstairs meeting room is finished. The P. A. C. Group (Fri., 7 PM) moved June 6 to Eltingville Lutheran Church, 300 Genesee Ave. Both groups had met for many years at the Huguenot Reformed Church. [5/16, /25, /28, /30, 6/10]

Working With Others (Fri., 2 PM) changed in April from the Beginners meeting format it had used since opening in August, 2002, working with the Living Sober book, to a Step format meeting. [4/29]

The Seaview Group (Fri., 7 PM) at SIUH North appears to have stopped meeting. [4/25]

"The Family Afterward" Group (Fri., 8 PM), has moved from the basement cafeteria to the main floor conference room of SIUH South. [4/4]

The St. George Step Group (Sat., 5 PM), is reported to have closed. [3/22]

The New Hope Group (Fri., 10 AM) re-opened on March 21 in its new location – Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2018 Richmond Ave. (between Signs Rd. & Rockland Ave.) [3-13-08]

The New Hope Group (Fri., 10 AM) has stopped meeting while it searches for a new location. [3-3-08]

Changed Since the March 14, 2007 Printing

On February 28 the Rainbow & Friends Group (Thurs., 7 PM) moved to their new location, 25 Victory Blvd./Bay St. (upstairs). [12-27-07, 2/21/08]

Open Arms/Exodus (Tues. & Fri., 9 AM), has been removed from the meeting lists, and may have actually closed due to diminished attendance. Begun in March, 1988, largely as an adjunct to Bayley Seton Hospital's Open Door treatment program, with mandated attendance by Amethyst House residents, the meetings moved several years ago to the out-patient program's facility at 427 Forest Ave. The meetings had long ago lost any focus on recovery from alcoholism, such as would qualify them as being part of A. A. [2-15-08]

As Bill Sees It (Fri., 1 PM), which had met for several years at 427 Forest Ave., appears to have closed, per report from the facility and former attendees. [2-15-08]

Early Risers (Tues., 10:30 AM), which opened in August of 1978, has closed, due to lack of members. There are reports that the 'sober club' in Port Richmond will claim the group to have voluntarily 'moved' to their facility in the near future. Given that the primary cause of the demise of the group, was competiton from said 'club' and its self-created meetings, such reports will be considered for what they are worth. [2-15-08]

The Beachcombers I Group (Tues., 8 PM) has changed its format from Steps/Traditions to Closed Discussion. It also is now a non-smoking meeting. [1-17-08]

The Rainbow & Friends Group (Thurs., 7 PM) will be relocating at some time after February 7, 2008 to 25 Victory Blvd./Bay St. (upstairs), pending completion of reconstruction there. Until then, the group continues to meet at 380 Van Duzer St./Beach St. [12-27-07, 2/15/08]

The Friday Nite Big Book Discussion Group has been added to the meeting lists. The group, which began on July 13, 2007, meets Fridays at 10:30 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church, 7033 Amboy Rd.//Page Ave. The format of the meetings is given as "Big Book-based". [2/14/08]

The Came to Believe Group has been added to the meeting lists. The group, which began on April 12, 2007, meets Thursdays from 7:45 to 9 PM at the Church of St. John Neumann, 1380 Arthur Kill Road. The format of the meetings is given as "Big Book-based". [6-27, 8-2-07, 1/14/08]

      The H.A.L.T. II Group (Thurs., 7 PM) has been added to the meeting lists. The group began meeting On July 26, 2007 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 7033 Amboy Rd.//Page Ave. The format of the meetings is closed discussion of issues in sobriety, with a particular focus on problems with anger. [6-28, 8-21, 1/14]

The Young People's Group of S. I. [Wed., 8 PM] returned to its original Open Discussion format on July 18, while retaining its traditional focus on early sobriety. Also, as of September 5, the group's meetings begin at 7:30 PM and end at 8:45 PM, a half hour earlier in each case. [7-12, 8-29-07]

The founding year of the St. Mark's Step Group has been changed from 1971 to 1974, per Charlie S, co-founder of the group, speaking at the group's33rd group anniversary. [7-18-07]

Please note that all meetings at the Messiah Lutheran Center (1 PM, Thurs.-Sat.) are held at the Kroon Center, 195 Jefferson Blvd./Drumgoole Road East — not the pastor's residence at 174 Jefferson Blvd. This applies to the Annadale Group, Friday Afternoon Step Group and Steps by the Sea groups, respectively. [5-29-07]

Changed Since the October 9, 2006 Printing

The “A Way Out” Group (Sun., 6:45 PM) closed in mid-January. [2/2]

As of January 13, the Great Kills Group (Courage–Change) (Sat., 9 PM) is an open discussion (topic) meeting (incorrectly listed at first as closed discussion). The 3rd Saturday each month will continue to feature a speaker each from A. A. and Al-Anon, now with discussion from the floor as well. All meetings had been 'open speaker' in format since 1952. [1/12, /18]

The Institutions Committee is no longer at the Spring Bldg., and will meet this month (1/22) at 252A Port Richmond Ave., at the new time of 7 PM. The Committee hopes to find a more central location for future meetings. [12/22, 1/5, /7]

The 3rd & 11th Steps Group (Thurs., 8 PM), formerly at the Spring Bldg., will begin meeting 1/11 at 252A Port Richmond Ave. [12/22, 1/5, /7]

The Sunlight of the Spirit group (Tues., 7:30 PM, Closed Discussion) held its first meeting on January 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2018 Richmond Ave./~Rockland Ave.  Note [12/31]

The Beachcombers I group's meetings became smoke-free in December, 2006. This may have been the last smoking-allowed meeting in Staten Island.[12/26]

The Tuesday Shields group meeting, which formerly began at 7:30 PM, now runs from 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM (sharp). [10/25]

Changed Since the March 31, 2006 Printing

The A Way Out Group (Sun., 6:45 PM) moved to Messiah Lutheran Church, 174 Jefferson Blvd./Drumgoole East. [10/8]

The Beachcombers I group (Tues., 8 PM) reopened at its old location, the VFW Hall at 575 Mill Rd.//Guyon Ave., following a brief closing. [10/4]

The Traditions Group/New Beginning Group traditions meeting (Tues., 7:30 PM), which began in May, 2000 as the Traditions Group and merged with the New Beginning Group in 2002, voted October 3, 2006 to close. [10/3]

The First Day Group (Sun, 9 PM), which had stopped meeting at St. Ann's rectory at the end of July, reopened October 1 in the basement of the New Dorp Moravian Church's gym, 2205 Richmond Rd.//Todt Hill Rd. [9/30]

The first week in October the Beachcombers II (Wed., 10 AM)) and K.I.S.S. II Group (Thurs., 10 AM) meetings, formerly at the Mill Rd. VFW Post in Oakwood Beach, reopened at Christ Lutheran Church, 121 Cleveland Ave. [9/22]

The 4 PM South Shore meetings have rearranged themselves as follows. The H.O.P.E. Group now meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at Bethel Methodist Church, 7033 Amboy Rd.//Page Ave. The H. O. W. Group meets Tuesdays and Fridays at Christ Lutheran Church, 121 Cleveland Ave., in Great Kills, and is now Open Discussion in format.. The Thursday afternoon meeting has not yet reopened.  Note [9/13]

The First Day Group (Sun, 9 PM) stopped meeting at St. Ann's Rectory at the end of July, 2006. (See 9/30 note above.) [9/3, /7]

It appears that the After Hours group members (Fri., 10:30 PM., Huguenot Reformed Church) decided some months ago to suspend meetings (for the summer ...), due to low expected attendance. The group has closed twice before without giving public notice. It will most likely not be listed again as an A. A. meeting, in the event of a re-appearance, until it demonstrates continuous stability and responsibility. [8/24]

As of July 11, the Open Arms/Exodus Group (Tues. and Fri., 9 AM) moved to the Silverstein building at 427 Forest Ave./Kissel Ave. The group, apparently a merger of earlier Open Arms and Exodus Group meetings, had met since 1988 at Bayley Seton Hospital, being closely connected with the Open Door out-patient program there. The connection remains, Silverstein being the location of the related St. Vincent's Hospital treatment program. By their very nature these meetings, being largely attended by clientele of the two treatment programs, who may or may not have drinking problems, cannot be considered closed A. A. meetings of any kind. They were mistakenly listed as Beginners meetings prior to 8/06. [6/24, 7/17, 12/21]

The K.I.S.S. II group (Thurs., 10 AM) resumed meeting on June 8 at the Oakwood Heights V. F. W. on Mill Rd., following a 3-week closure. [6/8]

The Porch Group (Sat., 2:30 PM) moved this month to the Unitarian Church Parish Hall at 312 Fillmore St./Clinton Ave. (where the 4 O'Clock Lounge Group meets on weekday afternoons). This followed announcement of the closing of their former meeting place, the St. Paul's Elementary School a few blocks away. The group had met there since the 1980's, after a peripatetic beginning (1979 ff.) in the Snug Harbor grounds. [5/30]

As of June 3, the Great Kills Group Saturday night speaker meeting (Sat., 9 PM) moved to Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish House, 5371 Amboy Rd.//~Huguenot Ave.  Note  This Saturday night meeting had changed its name in December, 2005 to the Great Kills (Courage–Change) Group. The Monday night branch of the group, which had in practice operated as a separate group for many years, is now listed as Great Kills Group II, and remains at Christ Lutheran Church in Great Kills. [5/26]

The chair (DCMC) of the SI General Service Meeting requested on May 7 that we not list that body's upcoming Group Officers Workshop in the secretary notes. Accordingly, after this Sunday's GSM, until the matter is clarified, we will no longer list S. I. General Service events, except for the upcoming Share-a-Day on June 24, since that event involves a great many members not part of the General Service Meeting. [5/9]

Changed Since the July 14, 2005 Printing

  The Traditions House board of directors voted January 17 to cease all operations by the end of February. The buildings they occupied, on the Mt. Loretto grounds in Pleasant Plains, were the location of 18 A. A.meetings. The following groups and/or meetings relocated or closed as a consequence of the closing of Tradtions House.

On March 5, the First Drink Group (Sun., 9 AM) moved to Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish House, 5371 Amboy Rd.//~Huguenot Ave.  Note  [2-10, 3-5-06]

A Way Out Group (Sun., 6:45 PM) moved to St. Paul's-St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 186 Decker Ave./Catherine St., on March 6. [3/1, 3-6-06]

The H. O. P. E. Group (Mon., 4 PM) moved to Bethel United Methodist Church, 7033 Amboy Rd.//Page Ave., on March 6. [2/10, /21, 3-6-06]

"The Family Afterward" Group (Mon., 6:30 PM) moved to Bethel United Methodist Church,7033 Amboy Rd.//Page Ave., on March 6. [2/9, /16, /25, 3-6-06]

Sisters In Sobriety (now Tues., 2 PM) moved to the YMCA Bldg., 2nd floor, 3911 Richmond Ave./Amboy Rd., on March 7. [2-26, 3-7-06]

The H.O.W. Group: Honesty (Tues., 4 PM) moved to Christ Lutheran Church, 121 Cleveland Ave. on March 21. [2/10, /21, 3-20-06]

On March 7, the Unity Group (Tues., 6:30 PM) moved to the SIUH South Conference Room, 375 Seguine Ave.  Note  [3-7-06]

February 22 was the last meeting of the Steps to Serenity group (Wed., 10:30 AM). [2-25-06]

The H.O.W. Group: Open-Mindedness (Wed., 4 PM) moved to Bethel United Methodist Church, 7033 Amboy Rd.//Page Ave., on March 1. [2/10, /21, 3-1-06]

The Promises Group (Wed., 6:30 PM) moved to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 76 St. Alban's Pl./Amboy Rd.~Richmond Ave., on March 1. [2/21, 3-1-06]

The H.O.W. Group: Willingness Thurs., 4 PM) has closed ... for now. [3/3-9-06]

Common Solution (now Wed., 7:45 PM) moved to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2018 Richmond Ave., on March 1. [2/9, 3-1-06]

The Friday Afternoon Step Group (Fri., 1 PM) moved to Messiah Lutheran Church, 174 Jefferson Blvd./Drumgoole Rd. East, on March 3. [3-1-06]

The H. O. P. E. Group (Fri., 4 PM) moved to Christ Lutheran Church, 121 Cleveland Ave. on March 24. [2/10, /21, 3/6, 3-20-06]

"The Family Afterward" Group (Fri., 8 PM) moved to SIUH South, 375 Seguine Ave., on March 3. They [ultimately came to meet in] the downstairs cafeteria. [2/9, /25, 3-3-06]

The After Hours (Fri., 10:30 PM) group has not been heard from and is presumed closed. [3-3-06]

The Serenity Bay Group (Sat., 9 AM) closed on Saturday, February 26. [3-2-06]

The Steps by the Sea group (Sat., 1PM) moved to Messiah Lutheran Church, 174 Jefferson Blvd./Drumgoole Rd. East, on March 4. [2-6-06]

As of December 9, the After Hours Group resumed its candlelight meeting (Fri., 10:30 PM) at Traditions House. [11-4-05]

Beginning November 19, the Great Kills Group open speaker meeting (Sat., 9 PM) will have a guest Al-Anon speaker the 3rd Saturday of each month. [11-4-05]

The A. A.for the Homebound committee of S. I. General Service, which brings meetings to the homes of those who cannot get out to regular meetings, has a new phone number: (718) 720-3130. [9-29-05]

The Friday, 8 PM meeting of "The Family Afterward" Group follows an Open (2-Speaker) format.  It had been incorrectly listed for some time as an Open Discussion meeting. [7-26-05]

The Plant-a-Seed Group (Wed., 1 PM), which opened in July, 1976, has closed. [7-25-05]

The new Sisters in Sobriety group began holding a closed discussion meeting for women (Wed., 1 PM) in January, 2005 at Traditions House, 6581 Hylan Blvd. at Mt. Loretto. [7-7-05]

Corrections have been made [7-25-05] to the starting dates of the following groups:
  • Steps to Serenity [8-1-97] (was [?];
  • K.I.S.S. II Group [12-28-81] (was [11-12-82]);
  • The Other End Group [6-18-00] (was [9-1-00]);
  • Serenity Bay Group [7-22-97] (was [?];
  • Steps by the Sea [2-20-97] (was [8-1-97]); and
  • Conscious Contact [8-1-96] (was [?]).

Changed Since the October 14, 2004 Printing

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the No Matter What Group, formerly Shields (had met Tues., 7:15 PM), begins meeting at 7:30 PM at its new location – St. Simon's Episcopal Church, 1055 Richmond Rd.//Targee St. [10/9, /18, 11/7]

The Sunnyside Group reopened its Beginners meeting (Wed., 7:15 PM) at St. Roch's Church on August 3. The group's other meetings remain closed at this time. [7-8, 8-3-05]

The Young People's Group of S. I. (Wed., 8 PM) does not have ASL signing. It was so listed in error.[7-7-05]

The Meeting on St. Marks (Fri., Noon) has closed. [6-25-05]

The Grupo Para Todos Spanish-language meetings on Wednesdays and Fridays begin at 7 PM, continuing to 9 PM. [6-25-05]

The Great Kills Group has closed its 9 PM Monday Step meeting. [6-24-05]

The Sunnyside Group (Sun., 7:30 PM Open; Wed., 7:15 PM Beginners and 8:30 PM Step) will hold its last meetings at Moore H. S. on June 26 and 29, respectively. The group is looking for new locations for any or all of the meetings. [6-24-05]

The Prince's Bay Step Group (Wed., 9 PM at Traditions House) has closed. The Prince's Bay Step Group II (Wed., 8 PM at SIUH South) continues to meet, and will itself reassume the original Prince's Bay Step Group name. [6-18-05]

The Women Sharing group (Tues., 7:30 PM) now ends its meetings at 8:30 PM. [6-14-05].

Correction: The Friday Group has changed its name to "The Family Afterward" Group. The group holds an Open Discussion meeting (Fri., 8 PM), and a Big Book meeting (Mon., 6:30 PM). The meetings had been incorrectly listed as Open and Closed, respectively. [5-11-05].
{See further 7/26/05 correction above: Friday meeting is Open Speaker format. [1-26-06].)

Beginning on April 1, the Friends of Bill W. group (Friday, Sand Lane) will be meeting at 7 PM, and the meeting format will be that of a Step meeting. [3-25-05].

Beginning on April 3, the Meeting at the Park group (Sun., 7:30 PM) will be meeting in the basement cafeteria of Our Lady of Good Counsel School, 42 Austin Pl./Victory Blvd. This was for some years the site of the Awakening Group meetings on Saturday nights. The cafeteria is reached via the school driveway, involving two left turns...[3-24-05].

The First Step Group (Tues., 7:30 PM) has moved to the Upstairs Dance Studio at Cromwell Center (March 1). The Center is on Pier 6 in Tompkinsville, next to the Tompkinsville SIR station, and near buses going to Bay St. & Victory Blvd. Parking is available across from the facility, which cars can reach by crossing the Hannah St. bridge from Bay St. [2-19-05]

The Rainbow & Friends Group (Thurs., 7 PM), with a special welcome for gay and lesbian members, will begin holding an Open Discussion meeting at the Wellness Center, 380 Van Duzer Street, on March 3. All are invited. [2-4-05]

The Remembrance Group "Living Sober" meeting (Mon., 7:15 PM) appears to have permanently closed. The same group's step meeting (Fri., 7:45 PM), also at Bethel Church, is in serious need of support.[2-4-05]

The First Step Group (Tues., 7:30 PM) has moved to their former location at the DeMattei Playground fieldhouse in Rosebank, 422 Tompkins Ave./Shaughnessy. [2-1-05]

The S. I. Discussion Group (Fri., 8:30 PM) will offer signing for the deaf as of February 25, 2005. [2-1-05]

The Young People's Group of S. I. (Wed., 8 PM) became a closed Beginners meeting as of January 5, 2005. The format had been Open Discussion. [12-15-04]

As of November 4, the Big Book Recovery Workshop (Tues., 8 PM) stopped meeting. [11-5-04]

As of November 2, the Pleasant Plains Group closed its late Discussion meeting (Thurs., 9 PM). [11-5-04]

The Just for Today group (Sat., Midnight), which had closed on October 9, reopened on October 30. The meeting, which had been open-ended, was changed to end at 1:30 AM. [11-1-04]

October 29, 2004 was the last meeting of the After Hours group (Fri., 10:30 PM). [10-24-04]

Changed Since the May 12, 2004 Printing

September 26, 2004 was the last meeting of The Victors' Group (Sun., 2 PM). Formerly at St. Vincent's Hospital, the group had tried to resume meeting July 25 at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Port Richmond, but was unable to continue. [9-27-04]

As of June 27, The Victors' Group (Sun., 2 PM) no longer meets at St. Vincent's Hospital. The group is searching for a new meeting place. [6-7, 6-28-04]

The One Day at a Time Group (Tues., 6:30 PM), which opened 1-13-04 as a Beginners meeting, voted to change its format to that of a Step meeting as of 5-11-04. They also changed their name to the One Step at a Time Group. [5-4-04]

As of May 24, the S. I. Institutions Committee (4th Mon. each month) holds a monthly Orientation meeting at 6 PM, prior to the regular 6:30 PM Committee meeting, for those interested in learning about or taking an institutional commitment, either for themselves or their groups. [4-28-04]

Changed Since the October, 2003 Printing

The Plant-a-Seed Group (Wed., 1 PM) now meets in the SIUH North main Conference Room. [4-19-04]

The NY Intergroup Help Line phone number is (212) 647-1680 — there is no longer a number for the (718) area code.

Also, the Bayley Seton phone numbers now have an 818- exchange (no longer 354-) — (718) 818-5600 for the Alcohol Detox Unit and (718) 818-5766 for the Crisis Center. [Dates of changes unknown.]

The New Day Group (Mon.) reopened on 4-5-04 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Paul's Ave./Cebra & Beach (2nd floor choir room), at the new time of 10 AM. [4-6-04]

The Working With Others (Fri., 2 PM) meeting, reading and discussing the Living Sober book, is a Beginners meeting (was listed incorrectly here). [4-2-04]

The Crossroads (Sat.) has reopened as an Open Discussion meeting at Silver Lake Nursing Home, 275 Castleton Ave./Haven Esplanade; the meeting time has changed to 10:30 AM. [3-14-04]

As of 1-1-04, St. Vincent's Hospital no longer permits groups to meet in its building after 8 PM; the hospital further announced that no meetings were expected to be allowed at all after June. The NightCap I Group (was Tues., 10 PM) and the H. A. L. T. group (was Tues., 8 PM) have stopped meeting, and their future status is uncertain.  Note  [1-10-04, 3-14-04]

For the Sake of the Children (Tues., 12:30 PM) is no longer meeting. [3-22-04]

Living Sober (Mon., 7:15 PM) is not a separate group, but a meeting of the Remembrance Group, which reads and discusses the Living Sober book. [2-29-04]

After 2-4-04, the Young People's Group of Staten Island meeting (Wed., 8 PM) will be non-smoking. [2-4-04]

On 1/13/04, the One Day at a Time Group (Tues., 6:30 PM, Beginners) began meeting at St. Simon's Church, 1055 Richmond Rd.//Targee St. (Cf. above, 5-4-04) [1-15-04]

Meeting at the Park (Sun., 7:30 PM) moved to 281 Van Duzer Street (between William & Baltic Streets) as of 11-30-03. [11-26-03]

Changed Since the April, 2003 Printing

The Saturday Nite Alive men's meeting (Sat., 7:30 PM) has closed. [10-25-03]

The 3rd and 11th Steps Group has begun meeting again (Thurs., 8 PM) at 1034 Targee Street (Spring Bldg.) [10-23-03]

The Friday Night Women's Group (Fri., 7 PM) has begun a pre-meeting get-together for newcomers at 6:30 PM. [10-16-03]

The Speaker Booking and Secretary Exchange meetings, which had for some time preceded the S. I. General Service Meetings (2nd Sunday, 7 PM), are no longer listed here, having apparently ceased to function. (See the Online Secretary Notes for an alternate 'Secretary Exchange'.) [9-14-03]

The Port Richmond Group moved to 104 Harbor Road (Summerfield Methodist Church), and restored their meeting time to 8:30 PM. [8-22-03]

The Good Mornin' Group changed its (Sat.) meeting time from 11 to 10:30 AM. [10-11-03]

The Why Not? Group changed its (Wed.) meeting time from 1 to 2 PM. [3-19-03]

The Plant-a-Seed Group (Wed., 1 PM) SIUH North moved to Rm. #1-503. (Cf. 4-19-04 above.) [4-2-03]

The S. I. Institutions Committee (4th Monday of each month, 6:30 PM) moved to the SIUH Spring Bldg., 1034 Targee St., Rm. 104. (Cf. 4-28-04 above.) [4-28-03]

The Mariners Harbor Group (Mon., 8:30 PM) is now a non-smoking meeting. [4-?-03]

Changed Since the September, 2002 Printing

The Working With Others group changed its Friday meeting time from noon to 2 PM. [3-14-03]

The Tottenville Group (Thurs.), has combined its former 7 PM (B) & 8:30 PM (D) meetings into a single 8 PM Discussion meeting. [4-3-03]

The Crossroads group (Sat., 11 AM) moved to the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church (43 Brighton Ave). (Cf. 3-14-04 above.) [3-29-03]

The Awakening Group (Sat., 8:30 PM) moved from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 557 Bard Ave./Forest Ave. [2-15-03]

The Fourth Edition Group (Thurs., 10 AM) moved from the Verrazzano N. H. (Castleton Ave.) to the S. I. Unitarian Church, Fillmore St. & Clinton Ave. [c. 10-1-02]

The Victory Group (Sun., 6 PM) moved from All Saints Church (Victory Blvd.) to the Church of the Ascension, Kingsley & Brookside Aves., Clove Lakes. [c. 11-1-02]

The Common Solution group (Thurs., 7:45 PM) moved from the Arden Heights Jewish Center to Traditions House. [c. 9-1-02]

The Port Richmond Group (Fri.) moved from the Church of Christ in Port Richmond (Grove St.) to Solomon's Porch, Elm St./Richmond Terr. [c. 11-1-03] The group also changed its meeting time from 8:30 to 8 PM. {Cf. 8-22-03 above.} [1-3-03]

The Friday Group (Fri., 8 PM and Mon., 6:30 PM) changed its name from "The Family Group". (Use of 'Family' in group names is traditionally reserved for use by our friends in the Al-Anon Family Groups, which is their full, official name). [c. 8-15-02]

 
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