Monthly Gathering -- general info -- next gathering
8:00 PM, 2nd Friday of each month
APA Hotel Woodbridge (formerly the Woodbridge Hilton)
Iselin, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Regional Gathering (RG)
Snowball XLIII
CNJM's Regional Gathering
March 3-5, 2017
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
  • karaoke - Friday night
  • 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)
2016 Annual Gathering
Mensa's 2016 Annual Gathering
June 29-July 3, 2016
San Diego, California

National Events

Colloquium 2016
The Nature of Genetics: Flora, Fauna and the Future
June 28, 2016
(a one-day add-on to the 2016 Annual Gathering)
San Diego, California
Mind Games 2016
American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
April 15-17, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
Looking Ahead
Future Annual Gatherings
  • 2017 AG -- Hollywood, Florida
  • 2018 AG -- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2019 AG -- Arizona
Future Mind Games
  • 2017-- TBD

Nearby Regional Gatherings

Snowball XLII
Central New Jersey Mensa
March 3-5, 2017
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Mensa of Northeastern New York
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Albany, NY
Wicked Good! -- yet to be confirmed
Boston Mensa
October 2016
Winter Solstice RG -- yet to be confirmed
Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 2016
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 8:00 PM in the APA Hotel Woodbridge (formerly Woodbridge Hilton) in Iselin, NJ.

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

At 6:30 PM (before the gathering) please join your Mensan peers for dinner and sparkling conversation at Le Cafe Metro...casual dining overlooking the hotel's lobby. Please join us for dinner, the program, or both.

Next gathering:

Special notice -- Dinner before the Gathering has resumed!

Friday, April 8 at 8:00 PM

Dr. Mike Blumenthal: The Art and Science of French Fries

“The Art and Science of French Fries” is a topic Dr. Blumenthal has worked on for over thirty years. As a consulting scientist with a laboratory, Mr. Blumenthal discovered how to make healthier and tastier french fried potatoes. In the process he was able to reduce air pollution generated by the hot frying oil. Dr. Blumenthal and his team’s findings have been acknowledged by the scientific community. However his method has not been picked up by the larger by commercial community because of presumed cost. This is not a story of good vs. evil instead it is a reflection of commercial reality. The fried potato industry, when considering all segments from agriculture through robotics and distribution generates about $150,000,000,000 (U.S. billion) per year within our Gross Domestic Product. Dr. Blumenthal hopes that by providing factual information for the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistry, Mathematics) community, our children and grandchildren will benefit from, and enjoy a better, more interesting product.

About the Speaker: Dr. Mike Blumenthal (“Dr. Mike”) is a very long term member of Mensa, and a past board member of CNJM. His presentations are primarily about scientific topics including Industrial Forensics, Food Science and Technology, Thinking and Quirks of the Mind, the World of Sherlock Holmes, and Futurism. His presentations use slides, research findings, and humor to convey new thoughts and findings.

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