Shadow Puppetry for Little Ones: Young Washington Irving in Sleepy Hollow
Artist and puppeteer extraordinaire Melissa Chernowetz uses her hand-crafted shadow puppets to weave an original tale based on Irving’s real life events as he makes mischief and escapes the specter of his most famous tale – the Headless Horseman! Suitable for ages 5 and up. Be sure to stay after the show for a behind-the-scenes look at how Melissa works her magic! October Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m., plus Halloween from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
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 19 and 26th from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
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 22nd and 29th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
Pro(s)e of Pie
The Hudson Valley’s favorite true storytelling series returns to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery for its fifth 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! Tuesday, October 24th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Our October events typically sell out – be sure to purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
Most 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.