Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Talk on Freemasonry for a General Audience:
Appearance at Masonic Hall NYC on Wednesday 9/14

The Renaissance Room, Masonic Hall, New York City
I do not often get the opportunity to speak about Freemasonry before a general audience, but I have such an opportunity coming up this week.

On Wednesday evening, September 14th, I will be speaking at Joseph Warren-Gothic Lodge No. 934 in New York City on the topic, “The Mysteries of Freemasonry (Some Assembly Required).” Masonic membership is not required to attend. This is an event for Masons and non-Masons, men and women. Admission is without charge; reservations are not required for the presentation itself. (Concerning after-presentation refreshment, see below.)

Topic: For centuries, rumor has had it that the Freemasons are in possession of deep mysteries. This is entirely true. In this presentation, I explain just what the true Masonic mysteries are. But be advised: these mysteries “require some assembly by the user,” as it were!

Place and Dress: The presentation will be held at Masonic Hall, 71 West 23rd Street, in Manhattan (very near to the corner of 6th Avenue). We shall meet in the magnificent Renaissance Room on the 6th Floor (shown above). Dress is either formal or business attire.

Time: Master Masons are welcome to attend the opening of Lodge at 7 p.m. The general audience will be admitted at 8 p.m.

Book Signing Opportunity: I will be signing my book, Freemasonry: An Introduction (Tarcher/Penguin, 2011) at this event. Should I run out of copies, I will take orders for signed copies that I shall mail to you.

Collation: After the presentation, all and sundry adults are welcome to attend what Masons call “collation”—refreshment—which includes a catered meal and refreshment (including alcoholic beverages for those who imbibe). Collation will be held after the presentation at the dining room on the second floor of Masonic Hall. The cost is $25, all-inclusive. Attendance at collation requires reservations. Reservations may be made by e-mail sent to ; please be sure to mention the number of people in your party.

I hope to see readers of this blog at the event. Be well.

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