Date: In-person meetings temporarily suspended

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 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. 


Guests are invited to come visit us for a $2.00 fee, and are then encouraged to join us! Learn more about how to join the New York Tent.

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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
To our members,
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, The New York Tent of the Sons of the Desert Oasis #1 will temporarily suspend our upcoming in-person meetings. Check your mailboxes for news about future virtual meetings exclusively for members! In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy, everyone.
Jack Roth
Grand Sheik, Founding Tent, Oasis #1