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Harmony Hall

Lita Eskin, Pres. HCC


A Community Asset

Harmony Hall is an asset of Charlton/Galway NY and the surrounding community in the New York Capital District, north of Albany. It's located on Route 67, 6 miles west of Ballston Spa, at Peaceable St. It has a large room suitable for meetings, lectures, luncheons/dinners, parties, dances, music, small theater productions, etc.

party dress

Consider historic Harmony Hall for your next appropriate event. Enjoy.


2014 events

Fall

Concert with John Roberts.

Jr

JOINT PROGRAM with the Charlton Historical Society - (All invited)
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM


John Roberts has been singing English folk songs since the early 1960s, when he joined a local folk club in his native Worcestershire. Coming to the U.S. as a graduate student at Cornell in 1968, he soon joined with Tony Barrand to form a duo, which has lasted ever since.

While continuing to work with Tony, and with the seasonal performances of Nowell Sing We Clear, John has continued to work as a solo performer, accompanying a broad repertoire of British Isles songs on concertina and banjo.
  He’s performed at major folk festivals, including Old Songs and the GottaGetGon festival in our area.

John is a musician of wide repute in English & American, particulary Maritime songs, we are honored to know that he lives nearby in Schenectadty.

more at: http://www.goldenhindmusic.com/

John R

 


Community "Barn" Dances

Sr-program Saturday
Nov 8 (7pm-9:30pm)
Admission:
$5 / Children 6-12: $1

Paul Rosenberg, caller.
Music by TuneFolk & Friends

All ages welcome. No experience necessary.
More Information: www.tunefolk.com or 384-3275 or sue@tunefolk.com

danceVideo of Barn Dance at Harmony Hall; informal &fun!

>>Click to see photos from May 17, 2014 dance.


 

Spring
Community "Barn" Dances

Sr-program Saturday
April 12 & May 17 (7pm-9:30pm)
Admission:
$5 / Children 6-12: $1

April: Paul Rosenberg, caller.
Music by TuneFolk & Friends

May: Fern Bradley, caller.
Music by TuneFolk & Friends

All ages welcome. No experience necessary.
More Information: www.tunefolk.com or 384-3275 or sue@tunefolk.com

danceVideo of Barn Dance at Harmony Hall; informal &fun!

>>Click to see photos from May 17, 2014 dance.
>>Click to see photos from April 2014 dance.
>>Click to see photos from April 2013 dance.
>>Click here to see photos from the Fall 2013 dance.

 



Neighbors enjoying the season

STRAWBERRY FEST : Sunday, June 22, 2014 1pm

Fresh picked Strawberries, Ice Cream, Live Music,
and Friendly Chatter

SUNDAY June 22, 2014
from 1 – 3 pm

$4.00 donation at the door. $2.00 for children under 12 yrs
with parent.

more info:
John Ripley email: ripstir@aol.com or Lita Eskin 882-6809

cleanup
Harmony Hall volunteers
"Working Together"

CLEANUP DAY2014 : Sunday, April 27, 2014 1pm

This year’s annual Spring Cleanup is planned for Sunday April 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. We need all the able bodied volunteers who are able to help out. Activities planned will include brush clearing, dragging that cut brush to the roadside, some raking and general sprucing up outside as well as indoor cleaning and sweeping. Please bring work gloves and rakes and any other “tools of the trade” that you think we might need. Also please feel free to bring your kids along as well, we can use their boundless energy as inspiration. Refreshments and snacks will be provided to keep everybody’s strength up.

more info:
John Ripley email: ripstir@aol.com or Lita Eskin 882-6809


More public events soon.

 

Some 2013 Fall events

sponsored by Harmony Community Center, inc.

Fall Pie Festival

Sr-program

Sunday - Oct. 20, 2013 (1:00-3:00)

Pie & Friends. Perhaps a scoop of ice cream.

coffee,tea, maybe some cider (included)

Music by TuneFolk (Sue & Jim Mead)
Pie by Shelly Smith,
friends by you

Adults: $4, kids $2


Harvest Barn Dance (Nov. 9)

"For all ages and dance levels (beginners thru experienced). Circles, Squares, Contras. Live Music by TuneFolk & Friends. All dances taught. Bring your family, friends, neighbors! Click here for more information."

dancers

>>Click to see photos from April 2013 dance.
>>Click here to see photos from the Spring 2012 dance.

donation at door: $5, kids $2
... More info: call Sue: 384-3275



 

 

Some past events

sponsored by Harmony Community Center, inc.

Barn Dances

"For all ages and dance levels (beginners thru experienced). Circles, Squares, Contras. Live Music by TuneFolk & Friends. All dances taught. Bring your family, friends, neighbors! Click here for more information."

dancers

Click here to see photos from the spring 2012 dance. More info: call Sue: 384-3275


cleanup
Harmony Hall volunteers
"Working Together"

CLEANUP DAY: Saturday, April 20, 2013 9am to noon-ish

may have lunch at Rt 67 Cafe (optional)

board meeting after

more info:
Lita Eskin 882-6809


John Kirk & Trish Miller and Joe Bruchac

John Trish
Joint Program with Charlton Historical Soc. and Harmony Hall
Celebrating "Cultures Working Together"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Donation $10.00
(optional)

Adirondack Fiddler & Singer with Abenaki Native American Story Teller
Our local tradition

more info:
Lita Eskin 882-6809


Annie and the Hedonists

Annie Rosen Annie & the Hedonists in Concert
-- annieandthehedonists.com --

Saturday, May 11, 2013
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Admission $15.00

A band with a great lead singer and tight harmonies, covering an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz and swing, and folk roots Americana.

more info:
John Ripley 882-1863


Strawberry Festival

Strawberries

Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 1pm - 3pm

Strawberry shortcake, music, neighbors, a simple nice time.

We request a donation of $4.00 for adults, $2 for kids 6 to 12. No fee is requested for youngsters, 5 and under, with paying adult.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Tunefolk.

more info: John Ripley 882-1863


Self-sufficiency - Seminars/Workshops

self-sufficiency

September/October 2013, Tues & Thurs (tentative)

Self sufficiency around the "homestead": Canning, cheesemaking, quilting, woodworking, etc.

A program in our thoughts - not completely developed.

more info: John Ripley 882-1863. John will get you in contact with the man who is working on the program. He could use some encouragement.


Gathering with Charlton Seniors

Sr-program


Dan & Ed www.berggrenfolk.com.

Wednesday Sept, 11, 2013(6:00-9:00)

PotLuck Dinner and a musical program to follow, featuring Dan Berggren with Ed Lowman.

Playing guitar and banjo, Dan is joined by Ed Lowman, whose rock-solid bass playing and down-home fiddling are known throughout the North Country and New England.
 Not only has he performed as one of the infamous Will Dicker Boys and with the high-energy band Quickstep, Ed has organized and played for countless contra and square dances.
  A tradition-based songsmith, Dan writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard-working folks, taking care of our planet and each other.
 Author Bill McKibben says, "Dan is a throwback to the old role of the folk singer ... he's articulating things that need to be said right now."


Making an Adirondack Pack Basket

pack basket

Wednesday Oct 2, 2013 -- 7PM


Glenn Bold, Adirondack pack basket making technique.

He uses a technique of harvesting Black Ash and then pounding the logs with a special hammer to extract one layer of wood at a time.  It is a method that is apparently hundreds of years old and may have actually been originated by and passed down by Indians from this region.  It is unique and his pack baskets are very rare and considered artistic as well as useful.  He is one of less than 20 people in the east that still actually hand make pack baskets, and from the sounds of it, he is the a rare one who employs this method of obtaining the raw wood that comprises the basket itself…quite an interesting fellow, still a true woodsman.

co-sponsored with the Charlton Historical Society



 


 

April 2012 Show

We had a show Wednesday evening April 4, 2012 - open to the public - sponsored by the Charlton Historical Society. Show at 7:00 pm. $5 contribution at the door. Refreshments.

Dan Berggren

Dan Berggren - award-winning musician and educator grew up on the land farmed by his mother's family for generations and has worked in the woods with forest ranger and survey crews. Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Dan has developed a style that captures the spirit of the Adirondack mountains.

Click here to see photos from the event.

For a tune from the event click below ...
Go to Dan Berggren's website (http://www.berggrenfolk.com/) for more.


 

Arrangements for your event

To discuss specific arrangements or to see the facilities please contact John Ripley or Lita Eskin (numbers below). There is a small kitchen - It's more suitable for supporting a catered affair than preparing all food from scratch. The Route 67 store across the street can do catering.