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Saturday, October 18th, 2014 -1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM

Tea & Culture

East Meets West


A Benefit for the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden. Experience the highlights of Tea culture from the East that changed the scope of culture in the West. 


This special fund raising event is dedicated to expanding and supporting our cultural activities and programs to our local communities, our members and the public at large.



  • Observe a Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstrated in the Main Hall of the Hammond Museum.

  • Learn about a variety of Asian Teas and sample their tastes with the  finest tea collections brought to you by  the  sponsorship of  the Harney Tea Company.

  • Listen to a concert of DUO YUMENO combine the ancient Japanese instrument, the KOTO with the classical Western Instrument, the CELLO.

  • Participate in a SILENT AUCTION to benefit the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden.

  • Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

  • Japanese Sweets by Minamoto Kitchoan.

  • All PATRONS are invited to be special guests to a private tea ceremony and tasting in the authentic Japanese Tea Room (Ryu Sui Ken) with precious art objects of tea located in the  Hammond Mansion.


This is a Special Event. All participants, Members or Non-Members, will be charged the same admisson fees:


General Admission  $45  /  Patrons   $100


For Tickets and Reservations




This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of  Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


This program was also made possible, in part, by the Basic Program Support Grant of ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government and additional funding from M & T Bank.

For More Information  Call (914)669-5033   or contact 


Lorraine Laken, Director at


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