It was a beautiful spring day for the “Not Just a Front Porch” Lemonade
Social held on Sunday, May 1. Harmony Hall’s freshly mowed Great Lawn was a vibrant green carpet that welcomed attendees from near and far. Urns filled with cheerful spring flowers graced the front veranda stairs. In addition to Friends’ members, numerous new people attended including a couple from Stony Point who are also restoring a circa 1870 homestead built by a brickmaking family. Visitors shopped for plants provided by Sloatsburg Nursery, which donated a portion of proceeds to Friends of
In the Grand Salon, a wonderful display of Harmony Hall’s Historian Geoff Welch’s canvas-mounted photos of the local highlands region was
enjoyed. They will remain on display for the next Lemonade Social on
Sunday, June 5. Prints of the photos can be ordered then.
Board member Ken Linsner led tours on the main floor of the house. Then
people relaxed on the front veranda enjoying complimentary refreshments
of lemonade, iced tea, and baked goods. Others relaxed on the top of the hill across from the house, soaking in the bright spring sun. Among them were local artists Jessie Taylor and Maribeth Durviage who were painting scenes in Plein Air. Youngsters had fun celebrating May Day making paper flower baskets with Corrine McConville of Corazycreations.
Professional musician Scott Castle was impressed by the acoustics in the
Grand Salon and particularly happy the Friends are creating “an art
appreciative environment.” He will be performing, along with others, at
Harmony Hall on Sunday, July 3 at the “Great Picnic on the Great Lawn.
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