Masonic Lodges on the Air at The DeWint House

The idea for the “Masonic Lodges on the Air” grew out of the realization that many Freemasons have a love for Amateur Radio. Therefore, a new contest was started to see how many Masonic Lodges could be contacted in one day. Masons in the NY/NJ area will be setting up...

Aid to Ukraine

Dear Brethren and Friends, We at the Grand Lodge of New York are trying to do our part towards answering the call of the distressed in providing a source of much-needed help to those adversely affected by these unprovoked acts of violence and war against the good...

Send a Kid to Camp

Dear Brother, As we know, Camp Turk at Round Lake is a premier summer camp and one of the crown jewels of New York State Freemasonry. The past two camping seasons have been very difficult as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2020 season was canceled entirely, and...

Summer Message

My Brothers, Summer is in full swing, zoom has faded, picnics and BBQs are here. Something else that is also here? Lodges meeting and having degrees through the summer. I have the pleasure of acknowledging dispensations EVERY WEEK for lodges to continue with their...

Independence Day

The meaning of Independence Day has not changed. But this year it has taken on an additional view for those of us in the United States. I am obviously referencing our Independence from the pandemic that enveloped our country but is still raging in other parts of the...

George Washington’s Inauguration

My Brothers, All of us continue to hang on to every new announcement regarding social distancing, etc. I am pleased to see that health guidelines are moving in the right direction. While we continue to observe Covid Protocols I am also seeing numerous lodges meeting...

Easter-Passover Message

Dear Brethren, Passover has begun. Easter will soon follow. Spring is officially upon us. It is a time when we wish our Jewish brethren and their families a "Zissen Pesach" and a Blessed Easter for all our Christian brethren and their families. It is a time when we...

President’s Day Message

My Brothers, Snow seems to be the gift that keeps on giving As I listen to what is happening in the “field” and I am happy that you continue keep on giving. As a result of adapting to the Governor’s color-coding of zones for Lodge attendance, I am seeing Lodges once...

New Year’s Message

Brethren, Well, this may be the last time you hear from me this year! 2021 is upon us. 2020 certainly provided its challenges. Challenges that will linger into the New Year, but at least there is a path to “normalcy”. This has been a year of being kept apart, which...

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