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Highlights of our June "Not Just a Front Porch" Social

The Friends of Harmony Hall – Jacob Sloat House once again hosted a “Not Just a Front Porch” Lemonade Social on Sunday, June 5th. It was a lovely event and perfect weather to enjoy the homemade confections donated by Jax’s Cakes and Edible Images of Airmont while sipping lemonade and chai iced tea.

Guests toured the mansion discussing the restoration process and Sloat family history led by historian Geoff Welch. Mr. Welch’s photo prints on canvas of Harmony Hall, the beautiful natural surroundings of the Ramapo Mountains, and Hudson River Valley were on display in the Grand Salon.

Meanwhile, in the dining room, Ken Linsner, former Board President, and Director of Arts Services Group, provided appraisals. Was it trash or treasure? The major find of the day was a very rare original Nyack Bicycle Company men’s bike ca. 1901. There are no known sales records available for this unique piece of Rockland County's past making it an excellent future research project.

Corrine McConville of Corazycreations kept kids busy planting wildflower seeds in buckets and watercolor painting under the shade of a magnificent magnolia tree up on the hill in front of the house.

All in all, guests were happy to discover there are educational, cultural, art, social, and musical events at Harmony Hall throughout the year and plan on returning.

We are looking forward to our July picnic! Consider receiving our future newsletters by emailing us at We also have a new exciting event to announce!

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