MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE SONS OF THE DESERT NYC

Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
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. 

 

For the time being, guest visits are suspended. Please see below for full COVID-19 guidelines.

Cleaning up after our monthly meeting
 
Our May Film Lineup

 

We will be running the already-postponed film starring Sir Charles Spenser Chaplin, "Modern Times."  We also have two other Chaplin accompanying shorts — or rather, half-reelers — "Kid Auto Races at Venice" and "A Busy Day."  Both half-reelers were coupled together years ago by Blackhawk Films. "Kid Auto Races at Venice" actually features Chaplin’s "tramp character" for the very first time on the silver screen. In "A Busy Day," he is disguised as a woman with typical Chaplin results. Because our program is pretty long, Our Boys will be featured next month on a FULL PROGRAM with nothing but Stanley and Oliver. Plus, a classic cartoon from the late Jim Dukas’ collection. Jim, a longtime member until he passed, left me his films so we, the NY Sons, could still enjoy his films! ("Modern Times" is also from Jim’s collection!)

Here is what's on our monthly film lineup
 
COVID-19 Guidelines

 

Since last time, the Church has installed NEW guidelines that affect EVERYONE — their members and ours. You must have both your Covid vaccines plus your Booster shot to enter the building. And you must show the attendant your card and wear a mask. They will also ask for photo ID. A driver’s license is good or a passport for those of you who don’t drive. These are the church’s rules and not ours. Until they change it down the road, that is the way it will be. We are their guests, so they rule!