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Most Worshipful William J. Thomas, Grand Master Masons in the State of New York

M∴W∴ William J. Thomas, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York

Welcome to the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons in the State of New York!

Whether you are a Master Mason from New York or elsewhere around the world, or simply interested in Freemasonry or the Grand Lodge of New York, you’ve come to the right place. On this site you will find information on programs and projects that exemplify all that we aspire to be, good men made better through the traditions and lessons of Freemasonry. This website has been recently updated, and we hope to expand and improve it further to serve the Brethren and the public over the upcoming year, so feel free to check back with us.


SUNDAY GRAND MASTER’S DAY EVENT AT TAPPAN CANCELLED HURRICANE / HEAVY WINDS / FLOODS EXPECTED TO IMPACT OUR METRO NYC AREA In a joint announcement today, MW William J. Thomas, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, and the George Washington Masonic Historic Site at Tappan Committee, have announced that the Grand Master’s Day activities and program scheduled for this Sunday, October 4th.have been canceled due to the threat of severe weather. (see below). The event will not be rescheduled this year. RW Louis M. Irizarry, II, Chairman of the Committee has advised that all prepaid luncheon reservation checks will be returned. The most reliable weather services stated that an exceptional strong front will be impacting the local New York City metropolitan area through late in the day on Saturday. Heavy periods of rain on Friday into Saturday as well as gusting winds will impact the area. because of Hurricane Joaquin. Grand Master Thomas has urged our Brethren to begin to prepare for the uncertainties of the forecast and take time to review emergency preparedness plans and emergency supplies. The next major activity on the schedule for the historic Washington Headquarter’s site will be the annual celebration of George Washington’s Birthday in February. Details will be announced later. When more normal autumn weather returns to the area, brethren, families and friends are always welcome to visit the DeWint House and the beautiful historic site with the lovely gardens and plantings. Fall foliage is always spectacular in the... read more

Organ Donor Enrollment Day – Get Involved!

In one day, you can make an indelible impact on New York. In one day, New York Freemasons can help to save the lives of New Yorkers. New York State is last in the country in percentage of state residents registered as organ donors. This is contributing to a troubling fact; every 18 hours a New Yorker dies waiting for an organ transplant. You as a Freemason can do something about this. And, it promises to be straightforward, rewarding, and, perhaps even fun. On October 6th, your Lodge can join LiveOnNY and many others for New York’s first-ever Organ Donor Enrollment Day. This inaugural event is being executed with one goal in mind: enroll as many willing New Yorkers as possible as organ donors in one day. There are plenty of ways for your Lodge to get involved in this historic life-saving day. Click HERE to learn more, and join us in making a difference for New Yorkers and New... read more
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Camp Turk: The Masonic Youth Camp
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory
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