Posted on 12 March 2017 by Editor
Harmony Hall in winter, fronted by the Great Lawn. / Photo by Geoff Welch
Spring was about to be sprung early this year, when winter temperatures climbed to record highs. And then, suddenly the thermometer plunged back to below freezing. But no matter. The Vernal Equinox will be right on time and marks the official beginning of spring while also featuring a perfectly balanced day with equal parts day and night.
Harmony Hall Curator Geoff Welch will host an afternoon celebrating the Vernal Equinox on Sunday, March 19, from 2-4 p.m. (The actual Vernal Equinox takes Monday, March 20, at approximately 6:29 a.m.) Continue Reading
Posted on 25 April 2016 by Editor
Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg has undergone spring renovation that has seen its interior spaces cleaned and painted, thanks to a new partnership with Black Rock Galleries. Photo by Geoff Welch
The last deep overnight freeze had just left Sloatsburg some weeks back when Harmony Hall Curator Geoff Welch discovered a pipe had burst in the second story plumbing of the old Jacob Sloat House, causing sudden water damage in the historical property’s front parlor room. Continue Reading
Posted on 05 January 2016 by Editor
NY/NJ Trail Conference volunteer crew worked all day recently to build stone steps at Sloatsburg’s Liberty Rock trailhead. Crew members included John Mack, Stephen Zubarik, Richard Lynch, Joan James, Noel Schulz, and Gay Mayer.
In late December, amid a foggy cold mist, a New York/New Jersey Trail Conference crew spent a day building stone steps for a new Sloatsburg trailhead. Continue Reading
Posted on 05 November 2015 by Editor
Members of the Suffern High School Marching Band always get into the spirit of the season. Here they lead the Sloatsburg Halloween Parade down through the center of the Village.
While September weather warms the first days of November, red and yellow leaves continue to drop and fall. Sometimes they fall, floating lazily one at a time, while at other times a whole scattering races from the sky. Continue Reading
Posted on 18 June 2015 by Editor
Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg will host a Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday, June 20, from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. that will include nature walks and arts & crafts for kids.
Saturday offers the opportunity to hike up the Harmony Hall Trail to Liberty Rock and also learn all about those local neighbors living nearby — rattlesnakes. Continue Reading
Posted on 05 September 2014 by Editor
With the super Harvest Moon rising full this weekend, don’t let the patchy sky fool you. This Sunday’s Highlands Bluegrass Festival at Harmony Hall should get you out under sunny skies for some down home roots music. The event takes place September 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Great Lawn at Sloatsburg’s Harmony Hall, so bring a blanket and pull up a chair. Continue Reading
Posted on 20 August 2014 by Editor
Soon enough Sunday will roll through the Ramapo Mountains and with it the Highlands Bluegrass Festival at Harmony Hall. Pull up a chair and for a bit of twanging banjo and fiddle whine — a perfect way to welcome in the harvest season. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 July 2014 by Editor
For some the dog days of summer have already arrived. But for the Friends of Harmony Hall, August will feature the real deal when the group hosts its annual Dog Days of Summer Community Yard Sale and Flea Market on the old Jacob Sloat House Great Lawn. Continue Reading
Posted on 17 July 2013 by Editor
While Harmony Hall undergoes a major restoration project throughout the summer and into the fall, the spotlight was recently turned on Village of Sloatsburg Historian Harrison Bush. Continue Reading
Posted on 05 December 2012 by Editor
The sudden shift to warmer weather and holiday spirits brought people out over the weekend to Sloatsburg’s Sunday celebrations, that included village caroling, tree lighting and a round of visits by Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Visitors also gathered at Harmony Hall, the 1848 mansion which was dressed up in finery for its annual Victorian Holiday December 2.
The event was sponsored by the Town of Ramapo and the Friends of Harmony Hall. Continue Reading