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"Clear Comfort" Tea Room Tour
Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

Enjoy your afternoon with some tea and biscuits while learning about one of America's earliest and most profilic photographers by touring her historic home. The tours will focus on Austen's "lateryears" including after the stock marktet crash. On two occasions Alice and her partner Gertrude opened a Tea Room, which received positive reviews by guidebooks and the New Yorker. Being the President of the Staten Island Garden Club, Alice enjoyed arranging flowers while Gertrude ran the kitchen. She achieved a reputation for the Shrimp or Lobster Newburg, which she obtained from Delmonico's restaurant, one pre-Depression night when she dined there. Tours take place at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended, please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10. This event is part of the Historic House Trust of New York City's 6th Annual Fall Festival.

Date: October 12, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: (718) 816-4506

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