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Morris dancers, Union Jacks and a queen ring in festivities at Tea & Sympathy

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Shake yer shin bells!

They really rang in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Tea & Sympathy — literally — this past weekend.

God save the queen! State Senator Brad Hoylman, holding his daughter Lucy, left, with his husband, David Sigal, and…the queen! (Photo by Sharon Woolums)

While the cavalry trotted by and Harry and Meghan were royally snubbed across the pond, in Greenwich Village, husband-and-wife restauraunt owners Nicky Perry and Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett put on a properly British blowout of their own, including Morris dancers and more.

Morris dancers took a break for food and refreshment outside Tea & Sympathy. (Photo by Sharon Woolums)
(Photo by Sharon Woolums)
Morris dancers refueled with British fare. (Photo by Sharon Woolums)

The Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers, along with musical dancers from The Max Dolgin Trio Plus, kicked up their heels — and the bells strapped to their shins — outside the British restaurant at 108 Greenwich Ave.

A royally good time: Sharon Woolums gave Queen Elizabeth a hug. (Photo by Sharon Woolums)
London calling: Randy Powers, whose father, Ed, is a member of Judson Memorial Church, enjoyed the jubilee fest at Tea & Sympathy. (Photo by Sharon Woolums)

Morris dancing is a style of English folk dance dating back to the Middle Ages.

The festivities celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s record-setting 70 years on the English throne.

One Comment

  1. daisy daisy June 9, 2022

    looks fabulous – I love that shop. The food is delicious. Their teas are FANTASTIC

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