The 17th annual Tea for Two Hundred garden party gala benefit is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. The proceeds of this event will benefit the New Milford VNA Hospice Program and the Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury.

Held in the beautiful gardens at the Washington Depot home of Mr. Gael Hammer and Mr. Gary Goodwin, the tea is widely considered Litchfield County’s social event of the season. We are pleased to announce that playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer will be this year’s Honored Guest for the event and our featured performer Saturday Night Live Band Vocalist Christine Ohlman (the legendary Beehive Queen) with Rebel Montez is back by popular demand!

The event will include Delicious Refreshments, Silent Auction, Lively Music and Dancing and the ever popular Hat Contest! View our event flyer by clicking here.


Tickets to the Tea for Two Hundred are $60 each for early birds until July 5th. After July 5th, tickets are $75 and available for purchase at the gate. and can be purchased in advance by calling New Milford Visiting Nurse Association at 860 354-2216 or click here to purchase on line. White attire is requested of attendees.

Sponsorship & Donation

If you are interested in being a sponsor or donating goods of services for the silent auction, please call Debbie Matta at 860 354-2216 or email her at Our sponsorship form is available here for download.

More Information

New Milford VNA Hospice, a nonprofit organization, has provided care to terminally ill patients and their families for the past 29 years. Their mission is to improve quality of life by easing pain and providing comfort. Using an interdisciplinary team approach, they provide the primary caregiver with well trained support.

Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury, Inc. (IAM) is a nonprofit agency offering unconditional critical support services to families facing the nutritional and physical challenges of living with HIV /AIDS while providing vital educational and prevention programs that response to the Greater Danbury Community.

For more information about the event, please call Deborah Matta at New Milford VNA 860 354-2216.