MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE SONS OF THE DESERT NYC

Date: Friday, September 9, 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

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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 September Film Lineup

 

Thank you to those of you who attended our "viewer’s choice" film program earlier in August. Now, onward to our September Meeting! We'll be featuring:

Pardon Us (1931)
Pardon Us (1931)

The story of two guys who meant no harm making their own beer... until Stanley tries to sell a bottle of homemade beer to a cop.

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The Cure (1917)
The Cure (1917)

An original print of Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin's timeless classic. Great quality, great picture, great music track — the one YOU remember hearing when our local PBS station ran it.

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Let's Dance (1933)
Let's Dance (1933)

A one-reel Paramount comedy with George Burns and Gracie Allen. This short comes to us courtesy of John Giriat’s collection.

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Pardon Us (1931)
Pardon Us (1931)

The story of two guys who meant no harm making their own beer... until Stanley tries to sell a bottle of homemade beer to a cop.

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COVID-19 Update

 

As of August 18, EAG's board has voted to drop our booster requirement and to do so immediately instead of waiting until September 1st. We are still requiring proof of full vaccination* and well-fitted, high-filtration masks are still a must. This revised version of the policy will be in effect through September 30th and it may be extended at that time.

What does that mean for you?  All clients, members, visitors, volunteers, students, casts, crews, audiences, and renters will be asked to (1) provide in-person proof of full vaccination, (2) present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport, and (3) wear a well-fitted, high-filtration mask (such as a surgical mask, N95, KN95 or KF94) over both their nose and mouth while in the space.  necessary but all other personnel must remain masked at all times. Read the Guild's current COVID Safety Protocols; https://www.actorsguild.org/covid-safety-protocols.html. Updates will be posted as they occur.

So far, we are still following the Church’s protocol of wearing a mask and photo ID.  Please also bring proof of vaccination as requested in the church's policy. This will be in place until they tell us otherwise.  Sorry — Church’s rules, as you already know. And if you’re thirsty, bring your own bottle of water and perhaps a snack or two for your Sons friends. Thank you to those who have already done so.

*A reminder that you are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks (14 days) after you have received a second dose in a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks (14 days) after you have received a single-dose vaccine (J&J). We cannot make any exceptions. We cannot accept a negative test in lieu of proof of full vaccination.