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A Solstice Afternoon of Music and Nature at Harmony Hall

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Editor

Stop over at Harmony Hall for an afternoon seasonal celebration of summer. The Friends of Harmony Hall and Town of Ramapo sponsor the Saturday, June 17, event — Music for the Summer Solstice. The event is free and open to the public and is set to include a nature walk around the Harmony Hall grounds and peek at the curator’s Blunt Mountain Mint plantings — mountain mint is native to the Highlands with a variety growing in the nearby Ramapo Mountains … there’s even a report of the Hoary Mountain Mint growing wild up on Torne. The Blunt Mountain Mint in the Curator’s garden is on the New York/New Jersey threatened species list. Continue Reading

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Harmony Hall once again celebrates the Vernal Equinox

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

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Harmony Hall partners with Black Rock Galleries to open select weekends as antiques “preview” showroom

Posted on 25 April 2016 by Editor

The Friends of Harmony Hall and Black Rock Galleries, online auction house and antiques dealer, recently announced a partnership that will provide the auction house showroom space at Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg, NY. Photo by Geoff Welch.

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

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Locals Team with NYNJ Trail Crew to Build Sloatsburg Trailhead

Posted on 05 January 2016 by Editor

NYNJ Trail Conference volunteer crew worked all day recently to build stone steps at Sloatsburg's Liberty Rock trail head. Members included John Mack, Stephen Zubarik, Richard Lynch, Joan James, Gay Mayer, and Noel Schulz.

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

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A Last Look At Sloatsburg’s Halloween Celebrations

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.

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

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Rattlesnakes and nature walks at Harmony Hall Saturday

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.

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

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Get To The Highlands Bluegrass Festival For Some Sunday Free Music

Posted on 05 September 2014 by Editor

HighlandsBluegrassFest2With 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

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That Good Old Time Music Returns With The Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Posted on 20 August 2014 by Editor

HHBluegrassFest2014Soon 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

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Dog Days Of Summer Are Coming

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

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The Village Historian Tells The Tale

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

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