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Come join us at the 2019 Tribes Hill Annual Meeting and Hootenanny!

Celebrating 300 years of the Hammond House (circa 1719) and 20 years of Tribes Hill (July 4th, 1999)

Open Mic, Potluck Dinner, Business Meeting, Collaborative Music Making Opportunities

Join us one and all, rain or shine, for Tribes Hill's Annual Meeting and Hootenanny, Saturday, June 8th, 12:00 noon - through the early evening at the historic Hammond House, 111 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY with Open Mic from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. To participate in the Open Mic we advise that you arrive and sign up before 3:00 pm. Musicians also have the opportunity to participate in “A Kindred Songbook” following the Business Meeting, as well as an additional Open Mic dedicated to groups of two or more. We will conclude the evening with a campfire and acoustic song circle, as well as late night dancing to Moby in the Hammond House. This event is open to all Tribes Hill members and friends who want to enjoy this day with us. Children are welcome.

The Annual Meeting functions as a Tribes Hill fundraiser as well. Membership is free. Donations are appreciated. For those who cannot attend but would like to make a donation to Tribes Hill please see the Pay Pal link at the bottom of our homepage. We appreciate your continued support.

Please bring a dish to share. An ingredient list will be helpful for those with food allergies and sensitivities. Tribes Hill will provide beef burgers and hot dogs. Vegetarians are welcome to bring something to throw on the grill. BYOB (bring your own beverage).

Tent camping allowed  in front yard. Porta potty with sink set up near the  house.

Here's the schedule: Check-In at Welcome Table 12:00 pm / Open Mic - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Sign-up before 3:00 pm advised /Annual Business Meeting 5:00 pm / Potluck Dinner 4:30 - 6:30 pm / followed by “A Kindred Songbook” beginning about 6:30 / Open Mic Collaborations (two or more) 7:30 pm / Campfire Song Circle 9:00 pm / Hammond House Dance (featuring Moby) 10:00 pm

Volunteers are needed Friday evening after 6:00 pm and Saturday beginning 10:00 am for set-up and throughout the day and Sunday for clean-up. Those wishing to join the Tribes Hill Board of Directors or become a member of a committee please contact Rick at or sign up at the meeting.

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"VÄ«ta Brevis, Ars Longa" - "Life is Short, Art is Long"

A Kindred Songbook will be presented early in the evening following the business meeting. It is a special tribute to James Durst, Jack Hardy, Rob Morsberger, Terence Martin and other late artists from the Tribes Hill music community. Open invitation to participate.

For more information call Rick at 914-564-9212 or email him at

DIRECTIONS to Hammond House, 111 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla NY 10595 use Google Maps.

FROM THE SOUTH: take the Sprain to Eastview exit. Turn left onto Grasslands Rd. Drive about 0.8 mile to second traffic light. Turn left, then left again into Trustco Bank parking lot. Walk back up Grasslands Road to Hammond House Road which is actually the driveway of the house and event. You may drop off at driveway before you park at Trustco.

FROM THE NORTH: take the Sprain to Eastview exit. Turn right onto Grasslands Rd and follow directions above. (driveway to Hammond House is about 0.5 miles from Sprain exits; traffic light is just beyond.)

updated: 3 years ago