Hulda’s Night at Rockefeller State Park Preserve is like nothing else you’ve ever experienced. Step back in time on this very special night in the woods of the real Sleepy Hollow!
You walk through the gathering gloom, your path lit only by lanterns. The dark woods surround you as the chill night air settles in. Your group joins a traveler around his fire and listens to local legends (The Storyteller). But your journey has only begun, and you must not tarry. Up Old Gory Brook Road, Domine Johannes Ritzema, Pastor of the Old Dutch Church during the Revolutionary War, waits to tell you the struggles of holding a congregation together during the time of war and of the witch living nearby threatening his flock (Pastor Ritzema’s Story).
As you trek down to the Witch’s Spring trail, in the distance the magical fairy lights tell you that you are nearing Hulda’s Hut and the “witch” awaits you! Here you sit in hand-carved seats made from the very trees that surround you, on the site where Hulda’s home may have stood nearly 250 years ago, and hear her tell her story (Hulda’s Story).
The coyotes howl and remind you that you are not alone in these woods as you start back (The Journey Home). There is a war raging on all sides of you and highway robbery is the order of the day. So you must take care, keep quiet, and choose your words carefully with any you might meet along the way.
2023 dates: October 18-21 and October 25-28. Two sessions per night: 6 pm and 7 pm.
Cost: Tickets will go on sale September 18, 2023 at 10 am. Don’t hesitate, this event sells out quickly!