Irving’s ‘Legend’

Jonathan Kruk in Irving's 'Legend' at Old Dutch Church. Photo by Jennifer Mitchell

Jonathan Kruk in Irving’s ‘Legend’ at Old Dutch Church. Photo by Jennifer Mitchell

Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk presents a dramatic performance of Washington Irving’s classic ghostly tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel.

Flavored with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes, Kruk’s storytelling captivates all audiences. This Historic Hudson Valley event takes place at Sleepy Hollow’s Old Dutch Church.

This is, in fact, the church and churchyard from The Legend, from which the Headless Horseman rises in search of his head. It’s just a few steps from the bridge where Ichabod Crane met his fate!

2016 dates: October 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 27-31. Performance times vary by evening. Tickets go on sale to the public on September 1. Historic Hudson Valley members get a chance to buy beginning Aug. 18.

Where: Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow.
NO PARKING ON SITE. Park across the street at Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

Cost: Adults, $25; Children under 18, $20. Members of Historic Hudson Valley receive a $5 discount per ticket.

For reservations: buy tickets online, 914-631-8200.

legendsandloreDiscover the legends behind the legend! In his book Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson ValleyJonathan Kruk uncovers the stories behind the Hudson Valley’s most enduring legends and folklore, including Sleepy Hollow’s famous headless horseman.

Kruk has collected and investigated local folklore for decades. In this book he recounts Sleepy Hollow’s other legends, the Revolutionary War ghost of a British spy and the ill-fated ladies of Raven Rock, as well as digging into Irving’s inspirations for Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassell, and the horseman.