Wed, January 9th

Lucid NYC


Doors 7pm
Show 8pm
Advance Price GA $15, TwoTixforTwenty $20, AnnualMembership$75
Door Price GA $15, TwoTixforTwenty $20, AnnualMembership$75
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door



Attend on Facebook!!!

Presenter list subject to change.


IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  Dear Lucidites, our friends at Facebook are closing down Group pages and forcing us to transfer to another ‘Fan Page’ format (I guess at $100B they can’t afford to maintain both). We cannot migrate you with us to the new page. Please take a second to join us on our new

We will be offering special deals, discounts, information, and community services available exclusively to members of the new FB page.

Mille Grazie!
Your friendly neighborhood Lucid Team


Joseph Romm

Dr. Joseph Romm is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He oversees the blog, which was named one of Time Magazine’s Fifteen Favorite Websites for the Environment in 2007. In December 2008, Romm was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “distinguished service toward a sustainable energy future and for persuasive discourse on why citizens, corporations, and governments should adopt sustainable technologies.” In a March 2009 column in the New York TimesTom Friedman noted that Dr. Romm is “a physicist and climate expert who writes the indispensable blog” In March 2009, Rolling Stone also named him one of of “The 100 People Who Are Changing America” calling him “America’s fiercest climate-change blogger.” And in April, U.S. News & World Report named him “one of the most influential energy and environmental policymakers in the Obama era.”

Dr. Ethan Perlstein

Ethan Perlstein is currently a holder of the Lewis-Sigler Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Quantitative Biology.
Dr. Perlstein focuses on “the intersection of cell biology, personalized medicine and quantitative evolutionary theory – a cross-disciplinary perspective I call evolutionary pharmacology.”
A terrific communicator and social innovator, Dr. Perlstein is pioneering crowdfunding strategies for scientific research and ‘Open Science research’ approaches.
He is the author of numerous published research papers and a patent holder.
Dr. Perlstein has held a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
He also has a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) & Molecular and Celluar Biology and a BA in History-Sociology from Columbia.

Col. Matthew Bogdanos

Colonel Matthew Bogdanos is a native New Yorker, raised waiting tables in his family’s Greek restaurant in Lower Manhattan. A former middleweight boxer who joined the U.S. Marine Corps at 19, he left active duty in 1988 to join the New York County District Attorney’s Office—where tabloids call him “pit bull” for his relentless pursuit of criminals, including the 15-year-old “Baby-Faced Butchers” for their 1997 grisly Central Park murder and Sean “Diddy” Combs for the 1999 shootout that left a dozen injured. Remaining in the Marine Corps Reserves in the 1990’s, he led a counter-narcotics operation on the Mexican border and served in Desert Storm, South Korea, Lithuania, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kosovo.

Losing his apartment near the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, he joined a counter-terrorism task force in Afghanistan, where he received a Bronze Star for actions against al-Qaeda. He then served in the Horn of Africa and three tours in Iraq—leading the investigation into the looting of Iraq’s National Museum—before deploying again to Afghanistan in 2009. Exposing the link between antiquities trafficking and terrorist financing, and presenting those findings to the United Nations, Interpol, British Parliament, and the Peace Palace in The Hague, he received a National Humanities Medal from President Bush for his work recovering more than 6000 of Iraq’s treasures in eight countries.

He holds a classics degree from Bucknell University; law degree and master’s in Classics from Columbia University; Recognition of Achievement in International Law from Columbia’s Parker School of International Law; and master’s in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. In addition to dozens of military awards, he received the 2004 Public Service Award from the Hellenic Lawyers of America, the 2006 Distinguished Leadership Award from the Washington DC Historical Society, a 2007 Proclamation from the City of New York, a 2009 Proclamation from the City of Philadelphia, was Grand Marshal of the 2010 Greek Independence Day Parade, a 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient, and was included in a book covering the two dozen “great opening and closing arguments of the last 100 years.”

Returning to the DA’s Office in October 2010, he still boxes for charity and continues the hunt for stolen antiquities. Published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and military, archaeological, legal, and international journals, all royalties from his book, Thieves of Baghdad, are donated to the Iraq Museum.