Elegance & DiviniTea (First Tea Time)

Calendar   Union Kempsville Museum

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Miller Studio Theatre
201 Market St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Date Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Duration   1h 30m

Join the Virginia Beach History Museums on Saturday, May 14, in the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts’ Miller Studio Theatre (201 Market St., Virginia Beach, VA) for “Elegance & DiviniTea,” a high-style afternoon tea featuring fine haberdashery, delightful bites and teas all rooted in African and African American traditions.

Enjoy your own “tea tower” of personally packaged sandwiches and sweets, along with tea selections specially curated for their connection with African and African Diaspora traditions. Models from the Virginia Beach community will also sashay down the runway, highlighting an array of vintage and modern hats, headwraps and high style.

Emcee Bonita Billingsley-Harris, representing the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni and Friends Association, will also share images, facts and fashion tips throughout African American style history. Local Professor Omyemi “Artisia” Green from The College of William & Mary will illuminate history and symbolism of designer headwraps. All the fine fashion and adornment is accompanied by Symphonicity’s Brass Jazz Quintet. Grab your favorite “crown,” dress up and gather at the table for a fashionable afternoon filled to the brim with good food, good friends and great fun!

Two seatings of 100 guests each (noon and 3 p.m.) are available. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance.

Click here to purchase tickets for “Elegance & DiviniTea.” Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets. If you have any questions about registration, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com.

Tables are limited to four people each. If you plan on going with a group, please purchase your tickets together, or email vbhistory@vbgov.com to ensure we seat your group together as best as possible.

Meal options will be provided in pre-packaged boxes. If you have dietary restrictions, please email vbhistory@vbgov.com no later than one week in advance, so staff can accommodate your request.

For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, please visit museumsvb.org. If you have any questions about tours, please call 757-385-5100 or email vbhistory@vbgov.com.


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