Things to Do

Check our Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown calendar for special events at these and other locations. It’s almost October so there’s plenty to see and do in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow! Don’t miss the big-name acts at Tarrytown Music Hall, up-and-coming talent at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery walking tours, take a hike, launch a kayak, shop at a farmers market, and book your tickets for The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, and Irving’s Legend! And don’t forget to stop by Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to pay your respects to Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Click the links below for expanded information on each location.

Farmers Markets. Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, Patriots Park, Route 9. Irvington, Main Street School, 101 Main Street, Irvington. Your weekend is covered at these weekly farmers’ markets. Find fresh Hudson Valley produce, meat, bread, cut flowers, dairy products, preserves, and wine. There is often live music and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Read more…

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, 525 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520, 914-366-6900. The wildly popular Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze returns for 46 evenings, including Halloween night! It features over 7,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor’s 18th-century buildings and riverside landscape. Read more…

Jazz Forum, 1 Dixon Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-1000. Intimate listening room featuring headlining jazz artists on Fridays and Saturdays, and Brazilian groups on Sundays. Cozy up to the hand-crafted walnut bar for Italian wines, local beers and special cocktails. Read more…

The Old Croton Aqueduct, New York City’s first water system, is now a 26 mile walking trail crossing through parts of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. It passes through old estates, parkland, and often through backyards, offering an unusual perspective on life in the two villages. The trail is suitable for jogging, hiking, biking and walking with strollers. Read more…

Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Route 117, 1 mile east of Route 9, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. More than 1,000 acres of Rockefeller estate are now a state park where you can hike, run, go birding, fish, picnic, cross-country ski, snowshoe, sled, even make your own horseback ride in Sleepy Hollow. Read more…

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Tours & Events, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. On day or evening tours you’ll uncover famous and infamous residents, decipher symbols, and, of course, hear about “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” In October there are readings from the work of Edgar Allan Poe and ghost stories by Washington Irving. For those over 21, there is Champagne Cocktails With the Dead, for children Spooky StoriesRead more…

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591, 914-366-6200. 80 rolling acres of gardens, pastures and woods bring together the traditions of community-based farming with 21st century sustainable farming techniques. Programs and special events mix with walking trails. Read more…

Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-3390. Take in a show at our landmark local venue. There’s something going on several nights each week. Performances are an eclectic mix of music, theatre, film, and comedy. Musical acts range from classical to classic rock, folk, blues, jazz. Read more…

Visit Washington Irving landmarks. Irving lived the last 25 years of his life in the village of Tarrytown. Although the 150 years since his death have transformed the area from a sleepy farming community into a busy modern suburb, several landmarks closely associated with the author remain easily identifiable today. Read more…

Waterfront. Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown have three waterfront parks, riverfront walkways, two boat clubs, waterfront restaurants, and a launch spot for kayaks and canoes. There are also tennis and basketball courts and occasional waterfront concerts. Or just sit back and enjoy the sunset! Read more…