Welcome to The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), a non-for-profit BDSM/Leather/Fetish group dedicated to the social interaction, educational exchange, and ever-changing diversity of our community. TES organizes regular classes, workshops and events in the NY tri-state area. We host 2 educational meetings every week, and occasional weekend workshops, totaling nearly 100 classes per year. These classes include lectures, demos, panels, and hands-on workshops offered by a diverse range of presenters.
In Memoriam: Morgan Lewis HMQ
TES is deeply saddened by the passing of Morgan Lewis HMQ, who died on December 23, 2021 at the age of 88.
An Emeritus Board Member and founder of the Dominant Women/submissive men’s Special Interest Group, Morgan was a fixture at TES for the better part of four decades.
She was born Marilyn Carter in Auburn, NY on March 18, 1933. Working as a singer in the late 1970s, Morgan came to TES in 1981 at the suggestion of her photographer Jack Jackson, then-President of TES. Joining the TES Board in 1983 she would serve for almost two decades, finally stepping down in 2002. Her contributions to TES included chairing the Education Committee which brought great presenters and programming to our members and was ‘the voice of TES’ welcoming new and prospective members on our phone line in the pre-internet era. “Her Majesty the Queen” as she was known, lived up to the name, always conducting herself with grace and class.
Outside of TES, Morgan was active in The Imperial Court of NY in her later years. She had a career as a massage therapist, and loved music and singing. She is survived by her children and grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew her.
In Memoriam: Brother Leo
TES is sad to report the passing of Founding Member Brother Leo.He died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92 on August 11th, 2021. Born Leo Callahan on October 11th 1928 in Cambridge MA, Brother Leo joined TES shortly after its founding. He became good friends with Pat Bond, and their friendship would last over 50 years until Pat predeceased him. A teacher for over five decades, Brother Leo had an amazing knowledge of history and his “S&M Through the Ages” class was a staple of TES Programming for years. A TES Board Member for 15 years, Brother Leo continued to be active in TES well into his twilight years.
He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years and two sisters, and is survived by four children, five grandchildren, agreat-grandchild, and his Mistress of 13 years, Lady Reina.
We at TES will miss Brother Leo and are grateful for his contributions to the organization and the tremendous legacy he left behind.
The Future of Online Classes
This year marks TES’s golden anniversary. After 50 years, we are all incredibly grateful to still have this community to bring us all together. Over the last year, we have been floored by the response to our online classes, both in terms of the number of people we continue to reach week after week, as well as the vast global span of places participants hail from. During the pandemic, we considered it our responsibility to the community to make our online programming accessible to everyone regardless of financial situation, relying instead on the generous contributions of those who have been able to give. We have continued to do this for as long as possible, but the realities of the organization’s operating costs prevent us from offering free programming indefinitely.
Therefore, we are excited to announce that TES Tuesdays are here to stay, and we will be moving forward with a new model that will allow us to continue this programming sustainably. Beginning in August, online classes will require pre-registration. Classes will be available for the low rate of $10 for TES members and $20 for non-members. We are thrilled to be able to continue offering world-class kink education in the privacy and convenience of your own home, and at a rate below that of the competition. As always, TES members receive the lowest price, so if you are not already a member, please consider becoming one today!
Instructions for how to register can be found here.
Finally, we never want cost to be a barrier, so if you or anyone you know is struggling financially, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we will do our best to find a way to help you join us. And if you have the means and would like to support others to be able to attend our classes, consider donating to our GoFundMe campaign and Pay-It-Forward!
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Special Interest Groups (SIGs) schedule regular meetings on topics that pertain to their Interest. There have been many different Groups at TES over the years, covering many different Interests.
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Brand new to kink or to the NYC scene? TES also hosts regular parties, social activities and munches — Join us at The Novice and Newcomers Munch! Held every month, this is a great opportunity to meet and mingle in a laid-back atmosphere, before heading out to a party together.