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Recap: Harmony Hall 2022 Autumnal Equinox Celebration!

Updated: Oct 16, 2022

A delightful start to the fall season was produced by The Friends of Harmony Hall on Saturday afternoon September 24, 2022, with this year’s Autumnal Equinox celebration! The superb acoustics in the beautiful double parlor hosted the keyboard selections of Geoff Welch accompanied by projected images of his Highlands Nature Photography. The history of our magnificent region was also captured in a brief pictorial history of works by famed Hudson River School painter Jasper Cropsey, a friend of the Jacob Sloat family and other Hudson River School of Artists.

Enthusiastic first-time guests to Harmony Hall included Martha Brennan from Cleveland, Ohio who was here for a bike race in Harriman State Park, and Enda Mai Holland of Red Bank, New Jersey! The FoHH were grateful to host the return of long-time, loyal member Kay Brum! Welcome back, Kay! Cindii Fountain, an Eastern Woodland Native American Shaman, shared her thoughts on the intertwining of the seasons, life, and coming together of friends. Impromptu poetry recitations by Howard Horowitz and Allison Harvey added to the afternoon’s entertainment as did a spirited discussion on the state of the Ramapo River and our critical role in a sustainable regional water supply!

Did You Ever Wish

By Alison Douglas Harvey

Did you ever wish upon a star

Then, stop and think just how far

or if it might be

before your wish became a reality

Well, my star is here and come to stay

Because my wish came true today!

And that is by the Grace of God

And all the stars above

All we’ll ever need Is each other’s LOVE

Special thanks to board president Andrea LaMantia and board members Marianne Carroll, Kathy Goldman, Jane Kral, and Geoff Welch for delectable refreshments, which included fall favorite pumpkin bread and savory shortbread all elegantly presented in the dining room. Members Peter Bush and Dennis Trotter lent a helping hand tending to the property and set-up for the day.

Thank you to Geoff, The FoHH Board, and guests for starting the fall season with an event that combined what Harmony Hall, a cultural resource for the historic Highlands Region, does well - Art, Music, and Environmental Education!

Join us for the popular 7th Annual Haunted House Happenings on Saturday, October 29th, at 7 p.m. featuring special guest speaker ghost hunter, Hotel Paranormal star, and author Michael Worden.

Advance Ticket Sales ONLY - $25. Tickets are on sale NOW. Limited seating. We follow current CDC Covid protocols.

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