Halloween Painting with Heather Gleason
On Saturday, October 8th join us for a Halloween fun-filled painting class inside the beautiful Sleepy Hollow Cemetery chapel! Local Halloween artist Heather Gleason will teach you the step-by-step process of painting a spooky-themed Halloween landscape painting. Two designs will be offered this year. No experience necessary and supplies will be provided. Just bring yourself and an open mind to paint spooky! Heather will be working with everyone, mingling about and showing techniques and other inspiring ideas. Reserve early – space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Each person will leave with their very own 11″ x 14″ Spooky Creation, paints, brushes and a hand-crafted gift made by Heather. October 8th from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $65.
Renowned author Roald Dahl delighted generations of children with his whimsical stories – among them Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda. But how well versed are you with Dahl’s darker side? On October 8th enjoy a unique presentation of some of Roald Dahl’s more twisted tales in the wonderfully atmospheric Washington Irving Memorial Chapel. Join local storyteller David Neilsen for a night of Dark Dahl at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery! This ain’t no chocolate factory! For kids aged 7 and up. October 8th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Children 7 to 12: $8. Over 12 and adults: $12.
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe, who lived his last few years in a cottage 20 miles from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, rises from the dead for an evening of mystery and macabre. Poe, portrayed by local storyteller David Neilsen, will read favorites from his own stories and poems. Columbus Day Monday, October 10th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Children 7 to 12: $8. Over 12 and adults: $12.
Pro(s)e of Pie
The Hudson Valley’s favorite true storytelling series returns to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery for its fourth annual Halloween Special! The evening starts with delicious homemade pies made by local “pie-trepreneurs”, then listen to local storytellers share their true tales related to this month’s Halloween theme. Before the night is done, you’ll vote for your favorite pie and a new monthly piemaster will be crowned! Your ticket gets you pie samplings, light refreshments, and great entertainment! October 18th from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. $24.99
Spooky Stories from Six Feet Under
The incomparable David Neilsen presents four spine-tingling cemetery tales of ghoulish ghosts, spooky specters, and fiendish fools. The family that screams together, stays together! Sundays, October 23rd and 30th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Children 7 to 12: $8. Over 12 and adults: $12.
Beyond the Legend: Irving’s Ghost Stories
Washington Irving wrote a fair number of haunting ghost stories besides his famous The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Enjoy these gripping tales in the memorial chapel named after the famous author himself! Thursdays, October 20 and 27th from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Our October events typically sell out – be sure to purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
All events take place in the historic Washington Irving Memorial Chapel at the North Gate, 540 N. Broadway.
Ticket sales go directly to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Historic Fund that helps preserve the monuments and memorials. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
All ticket sales are non-refundable. In the event of severe weather, if the event is canceled, a full refund will be made.