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Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

The New York Founding Tent meets monthly at The Church of the Transfiguration, founded in 1848 and home of The Episcopal Actors' Guild since 1923. "The Little Church Around the Corner," as it is commonly known, has welcomed theatrical legends including Edwin Booth, Joseph Jefferson, Basil Rathbone, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Fontaine, Rex Harrison, and Charlton Heston, so we are in great company!

Meeting Location


The Church of the Transfiguration

One East 29th Street
(Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue)
New York, NY 10016

Church of the Transfiguration directions
Meeting Guidelines


There is no formal dress code as there was at our former location of The Players, but please dress respectably. We can bring refreshments and snacks, but no alcoholic beverages are permitted on the premises. Also, it is our responsibility to clean up after our meeting and leave the room as we found it. 

Cleaning up after our monthly meeting
Our May 2023 Film Lineup


Our May meeting will feature our Boys in Towed in a Hole and Twice Two, plus added attractions: The Cure with Sir Charles Spenser Chaplin, Will Rogers in Don't Park There, a great Paramount musical short Hollywood Rhythm with songwriters Gordon and Revel plus Jack Oakie and Lyda Roberti ... and ... our monthly Warner's toon starring that Duck named Daffy in Duck Amuck!

Since we are resuming our festivities in full, you can now bring a guest for the standard guest fee of $5.00 for a one-time visit. They will be given a membership form and if they decide to join us permanently, they can get their $5 fee credited towards their membership! Can't beat that! To help this, we will be taking names and emails and addresses!

We are asking members to please wear your name badge. If you don't have a tag holder, just ask us for one — we have a few left.

NYC Sons of the Desert May 2023 film lineup
COVID-19 Guidelines


It's FINALLY here! The day when we can finally retire our masks and welcome back all you members who didn’t want to wear a mask for the last year of the pandemic. WE ARE NOW MASK FREE!  The Actor's Guild finally lifted their request for a mask and we can get together with ALL of our friends. I thank all of you who were dedicated to come to our meetings in the past year wearing your smiles underneath your mask. NOW WE ARE TOGETHER AS ONE!

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