Halloween Central – Westchester NY – Historic Hudson Valley

Old Dutch Church - Sleepy Hollow NY

For Halloween Events in 2011 – Follow the links BELOW:

Horsman’s Hollow – Philipsburg Manor – Click Here

Jack O’Latern Blaze – 2011 – Click Here

Irving’s Legend & Legend Celebration – 2011 – Click Here

 

More to come…..

 

 

Westchester  NY has always been Halloween Central

How could we be anything but?  We have Philipsburg Manor and the Headless Horseman Bridge – Sleepy Hollow NY  along with Sunnyside – Tarrytown NY – the residence of Washington Irving.  Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow NY are at the epicenter of activity at this time of year.   And The Historic Hudson Valley makes sure that there are activities galore for young and old to celebrate our unique location and its significance in American History and lore.

Events for October 2010 from Historic Hudson Valley in Westchester  begin this weekend.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze -  Vancortlandt  Manor – Croton-on-Hudson

The Blaze features more than 4000 individually hand carved and illuminated jack o’ lanterns. I attended last year – sadly my camera did not cooperate – but suffice it to say – it was nothing short of amazing.  They had giant spider webs made of jack o’ lanterns , pirates, ghosts and dinosaurs – all made out of jack o’ lanterns were on display throughout the ground.  Be prepared, because it does take some time to take in all there is to see.

Dates Oct 2-3, 8-11, 15-17, 21-24, 28-31, Nov 5-7
TIMES – Half-hour slots 7-9:30 PM on Saturday and 7-9 PM on Sunday Saturday Oct. 2  is almost sold out as of 1 AM Friday.

This is a very popular event and some dates may already be sold out
Go to www. hudsonvalley.org for tickets

Philipsburg Manor - Sleepy Hollow NY

Horseman’s Hollow  -  Philipsburg Manor  – Sleepy Hollow NY

This is a  new haunting experience available at Philipsburg Manor located across from the famous Headless Horseman Bridge.  This event will transform Philipsburg Manor  – Sleepy Hollow NY into a haunted house inhabited by vampires witches and of course – not-so-dead soldiers.  It is rumored that the Headless Horseman himself will make an appearance – although he was unavailable for comment at the time I wrote this post.

This event is recommended for ages 14 and up.  The site states that this event is not suitable for  small children or claustrophobic adults, people with heart or respiratory conditions or those prone to seizures.. Yikes – obviously its meant to be pretty scary!

Dates:  Oct 15-16, 22-24, 28-30
Go to www. hudsonvalley.org for tickets

Jonathan Kruk’s ‘Legend’ – The Old Dutch Church – Sleepy Hollow NY

Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will appear at The Old Dutch Church (New York’s Oldest church – 1685)  to give a rendition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by candlelight.

The Old Dutch Church has limited seating – so call early
Dates Oct 15-16, 29-30
Go to www. hudsonvalley.org for tickets

Legend Celebration  – Washington Irving’s Sunnyside – Tarrytown NY

A daytime event – all the others are in the evening – for families that have young children.  Includes the “Mechanical Man”  and “Spooky Story Walks” Legend of Sleepy Hollow  shadow puppet shows, magic shows and games.  Costumes not only allowed, but encouraged!

Oct  23-24, 30-31 10 AM -4 PM

Reservations required for “spooky story walks.”
Go to www. hudsonvalley.org for tickets

© 2010 – Ruthmarie G. Hicks – http://thewestchesterview.com All rights reserved.

  1. Colleen

    Happy to see you mentioned the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze! Such a great event here in the Hudson Valley, put on by such hardworking and talented people. Hope you get to go again this year!

  2. Ruthmarie Hicks

    I loved it last year – but my photos – UGH!!! I’m going to try to get there this year. The pics I have up are from Philipsburg Manor’s Halloween Fest 2008. There were day and evening sessions. What they appear to have planned this time at Philipsburg Manor this year appears to be a real scare fest! Did you read that small children, people with heart and lung disorders or those who tended towards seizures shouldn’t go? Maybe they are just covering themselves for liability – but I’ve never seen that disclaimer on an Historic Hudson Valley event!

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