Moonviewing, Tea Ceremonies To Be Held At North Salem's Hammond Museum

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A moonviewing concert will be held at Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.
A moonviewing concert will be held at Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden. Photo Credit: Flickr User Beestface

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. --  Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden will host its annual Moonviewing concert from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The museum and garden are located at 28 Deveau Road in North Salem.

The Japanese Stroll Garden, lit by paper lanterns, is the setting for this ancient custom, which every August brings together people and traditions of the East to the West.

A Japanese tea ceremony will be demonstrated in Guild Hall. Traditional Japanese music will be played in the Japaneses Stroll Garden. 

The evening schedule is as follows:

6 p.m. Cocktails—cash bar 
7 p.m. Introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremony 
 by Michael McKenna 
7:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner 
8:30 p.m. Concert in the garden (weather permitting) 
9:30 p.m. Dessert

Moonviewing is a tradition that was begun by Natalie Hays Hammond in 1966. 

Admission for museum members is $15. Non-members are $20.

For more information, contact Lorraine Laken (914) 669-5033 or email at gardenprogram@yahoo.com. 

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