Monthly Gathering -- general info -- next gathering -- Please note: Monthly Gatherings will no longer be held at hotel.
8:00 PM, 2nd Friday of each month
location varies
Regional Gathering (RG)
Snowball XLIV
CNJM's Regional Gathering
March 2-4, 2018
Iselin, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
  • the nation's longest-running RG
  • 24-hour hospitality
  • interesting speakers - Friday night and all day Saturday
  • new, larger games room open all weekend
  • craft session - Saturday afternoon
  • dj dance - Saturday night
  • multi-media swap - Sunday morning
  • very close to Metropark train station
  • hotel has well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool
  • free parking
  • register online or by mail
  • day rates available
Register Now!!
Annual Gathering (AG)
2018 Annual Gathering
Monumentally Mindbending
July 4-8, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana

National Events

Colloquium 2018
Mind Games 2018
American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
April 20-22, 2018
Denver, CO
Looking Ahead
Future Annual Gatherings
  • 2019 AG -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2020 AG -- Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2021 AG -- Houston, Texas
Future Mind Games
  • 2019-- TBD

Nearby Regional Gatherings

Snowball XLIII
Central New Jersey Mensa
March 2-4, 2018
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
RechaRGe -- yet to be confirmed
Mensa of Northeastern New York
Labor Day Weekend 2018
Albany, NY
Wicked Good! -- yet to be confirmed
Boston Mensa
October 2018
Fitchburg, MA
Liberty RG -- yet to be confirmed
Delaware Valley Mensa
November 2018
Runnemede, NJ
Winter Solstice RG -- yet to be confirmed
Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 2018
Bird-in-Hand, PA
Greater New York RG -- yet to be confirmed

Monthly Gathering

CNJM holds a gathering each month on a variety of eclectic topics that have included: guitar-making, military police dog demonstration, NJ tombstone markings, revolutionary war mutinies, and quantum physics proving love (to name a few). These presentations are usually held on the 2nd Friday at various locations.

Members, guests, and potential members are all welcomed. Admission is now free.

Next gathering: New Time and Location!

Friday, March 9 -- How to Maintain and Ride Your Bike Safely in Traffic for Fun and Health -- with Lisa Lee! -- Denny’s, 752 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Many people ride bicycles for fun and recreation, but a growing number of folks are using bikes to commute to work or to transit stations as a means to get some daily exercise, reduce traffic congestion, and to decrease air pollution. Unfortunately, NJ is a top ten Federal focus state because the number of reported injuries and fatalities from car, pedestrian and bicycle crashes is so high. This talk will go over the basics of how to care for your bike and ride safely in traffic and urban areas which can be very challenging here in NJ where the density of cars and people is so high. We will cover required bicycle equipment, rules of the road, proper lane positioning, how to do an ABC quick check, what to wear for safety and comfort, and how to scan, signal, and turn safely. If there’s enough interest, we may be able to form a CNJM biking group to go on weekend rides all over NJ.

About the Speaker: Lisa was certified as an LCI, League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor, in September 2017. She works for EZ Ride, a non-profit public-private partnership as the Manager of Bike & Pedestrian Programs and helps teach children, youth and adults how to walk and ride a bicycle safely in traffic. She is also the Regional Safe Routes to School Coordinator in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Passaic and Union Counties and is working in many communities in NJ to promote healthy food access, walking, biking, to conduct walkability/bikeability assessments of cities and to improve infrastructure and implement complete streets. Lisa started riding her bike to school in northern CA in 3rd grade and enjoys recreational biking and teaching others how to cross streets and ride a bike safely in busy areas.

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