Mount Gulian to Host Spring Tea

Adults must be accompanied by a child

The Mount Gulian Historic Site will host its annual Children’s Spring Tea from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. The event, one of the site’s most popular, combines genteel fun, good manners and education about a bygone era in a setting where social teas were once standard fare.

Now in its 11th year, the spring break tea is offered is held in Mount Gulian’s two main rooms, with tables set with fine linens, china and porcelain tea pots. “Many of our young guests dress for the occasion, boys and girls alike,” said Executive Director Elaine Hayes. “Afternoon teas were popular at many Hudson Valley homes, including Mount Gulian, home of the Verplanck family. This event recreates a leisurely, lovely custom, when days were far less hectic.”

The menu will include assorted Harney & Sons teas, scones and breads, dainty finger sandwiches and a selection of homemade desserts. A craft project for the children will also be offered. The next tea will take place in December.

The cost for the event is $15 for children and $20 for adults. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Prepaid reservations are due by March 17. For more information, call 845-831-8172 or visit Mount Gulian is located at 145 Sterling St.

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