Where the Legend Was Born

Sleepy Hollow offers Halloween frights

Because Washington Irving made it the setting for his classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the town is a busy place around Halloween.

Two-hour lantern tours of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery are offered from 7 to 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight every night of the week until Halloween, as well as from 7 to 9 p.m. on November 1, 8, 15 and 21. Tickets are available at sleepyhollowcemetery.org.

The headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow (photo provided)

The headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow (photo provided)

From Oct. 23 to 25 and Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, Philipsburg Manor will be transformed into Horseman’s Hollow. Visitors are asked to walk a haunted trail, stumbling upon scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. Heads will roll. The event is not suitable for small children. Tickets must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org or call 914-366-6900.

Philipstown’s Jonathan Kruk will perform The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Old Dutch Church on Oct. 23 to 25 and Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, but all dates are sold out.

In Croton, the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Ave., features more than 7,000 hard-carved pumpkins. Admission is by timed ticket only, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and tickets must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-336-6900. The event is sold out for Oct. 23 to 25 and on Oct. 30. It continues through Nov. 15.

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