Take a ride up the Hudson on Metro North and you will pass quaint river towns – Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington and then the villages of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow. Not that long ago, Sleepy Hollow used to be North Tarrytown but not anymore. It celebrates Washington Irving’s legacy in many ways, not least by having adopted Sleepy Hollow as its name. Like many other small towns, we have a Main Street, an Elm Street and a Washington Street. We also have antique stores, a thriving coffee shop – Coffee Lab Roasters, a quaint and popular ice cream shop – Main Street Sweets, several eateries and even a fully renovated Music Hall & Theater which features some impressive bands and groups.
None of this happens by accident. Various individuals and groups donate their time to make our towns a comfortable place to live in and an interesting place to visit. The Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce is one such group and works tirelessly all year long. Earlier this Spring, they launched a campaign to raise funds to help keep the towns beautiful. The aim was to line the streets with hanging baskets of cascading geraniums. Not only did they invite the members of the Chamber to contribute but they added an online campaign inviting residents and other interested individuals to donate as little as $10 or as much as $500. Four specific donation levels would receive special recognition:
Rose Level - $75 donation
Lily Level - $150 donation which would result in a plaque secured to the lamp post with the donor’s specific message.
Orchid Level - $300 donation which would reward the donor with two plaques.
Garden level - $500 donation which would receive three plaques.
The Lily Level was the most popular level of donation chosen and we happened to choose this one along with the majority. Today we saw the baskets in full bloom and the results are heart-warming. Silver Tips was mentioned in the plaque, exactly as promised. As the Chamber said, “We all take great pride in our town and how it looks and feels – and we know that you do too! It certainly does “take a village” and boy what villages we have!” We couldn’t agree more. Come visit our towns and make sure you stop in for for a great cup of Tea at our Tea Room. We are open daily and serve Afternoon Tea all day long. Our home-made soups are a big draw as are our Toasted Sandwiches, Salads, Quiches and Wraps. We have 150 types of tea served hot or iced. We will make your visit memorable.
Monday - Friday: 9:30am to 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: 11am to 6pm
As the year unfolds, we keep pace with the calendar and match our festivities to the occasion. We offer our special St. Valentine's tea on February 14, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a 'Green' menu and Irish specialties. Irish Breakfast is on prominent display during March. Our biggest day of the year is, of course, our Mother's Day Special Afternoon Tea service. We love that day and evidently, our patrons do too. Before the official holiday season comes our Anniversary in November. We partner with our local Food Pantry to hold a fundraiser at about the same time.
Catering, Tea Tastings and Parties
Because we are a small Tea house, private parties always pose a dilemma. If we close the restaurant, we inconvenience our regular patrons; if we don't offer our Tea Room for parties, we disappoint those who want to celebrate at our establishment. We've tried to find a middle path by offering Saturdays from 4 to 6 pm during the summer as our party slot.
Catering orders, however, are no problem and have increased ten-fold in the past several years. We offer garnished, plated trays of our great food and all you have to do is invite your guests. We provide sandwiches, sweets, desserts, salads and even tea. Please consult our Catering Menu for details and we're always glad to customize a selection for you.
Bringing the Party to You
We are always happy to come to you. We can offer a simple Tea Lecture or a full-blown Tea Tasting with Refreshments. We've gone to libraries, corporate establishments, educational institutions and even home parties. It's a fun way to get together with people and spread the word about Tea, the most popular beverage in the world, second only to water. Contact us for rates at email@example.com.