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Event Series Event Series: Cemetery Song

Cemetery Song

May 10 @ 7:00 pm

Gravestones appear on a grassy lawn in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Three figures stand in the lamplit darkness, their voices rising: an old woman, bent but strong and steel-eyed; a woman in the prime of life – a leader, a creator, a mother; and a young girl, full of curiosity and intelligence. Their song is haunting but joyful. As they sing, others begin to emerge from behind the gravestones, their bodies moving in fluid, graceful motions that evoke both the beauty and the pain of life and death. Welcome to Cemetery Song!

Cemetery Song is a joyous celebration of Life and Death and the place of the cemetery in our lives.  A unique combination of music, song, poetry, spoken word and dance, Cemetery Song features Westchester artists, musicians, actors and dancers, mixing songs and poems about death and mourning, birth and celebration to create startling and unforgettable ideas and breathtaking images.

Cemetery Song evokes the vibrancy of life and the fleeting nature of mortality, all at once. How?

THROUGH SONG: Cemetery Song will feature original songs by singer/songwriters Emma Freeman, Jonah Scott, Sierra Scott, Judy Kass and The Sweet Vermouths and others!

THROUGH DANCE: Cemetery Song will feature performers from Rivertown Dance Academy.

THROUGH POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD: Cemetery Song will feature a troupe of professional actors bringing poetry, scenes and spoken word to life for our audiences.

Anywhere Theatre Company is working with the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to bring to life (and death!) this vivid mixture of the best of Westchester culture! Cemetery Song is a celebration of Life in all its aspects, from beginning to end!

Please note this is a seated performance, not a walking tour. The event will be held outdoors, weather permitting, but indoors in the case of rain.


May 10
7:00 pm
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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery North Gate
540 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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There’s something for everyone in Sleepy Hollow Country—farmers markets, live music, street fairs, historic homes, hiking trails, kayaking and boating on the Hudson River. Halloween season brings even more for the whole family—haunted hayrides, blazing pumpkins, costumed 10K run, Halloween parade, and of course, the Headless Horseman! For the latest on Fall events, visit our guide to Halloween in Sleepy Hollow.