Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Treason of the Darkest Dye

July 23, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This bronze tablet depicts the capture at Tarrytown of British spy John Andre during the American Revolution.

Hudson Valley’s master storyteller Jonathan Kruk presents his Revolutionary War story, Treason of the Darkest Dye. This performance is suited to families with children 9 and older, and adults of all ages. Event takes place in the 3rd floor meeting room of the library.

A monument just a few yards north of Warner Library marks the spot where, on September 23, 1780, three local militiamen captured British spy John André, exposing American general Benedict Arnold’s treasonous plan to turn over the fortifications at West Point to the British. Since Arnold’s plan also involved handing over George Washington, the three locals may have averted a very different ending to the American Revolution. In Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” this spot is haunted by the ghost of the ill-fated André (the spy was hanged at Tappan, NY across the Hudson River) and is where the headless horseman begins trailing Ichabod. Other local landmarks are nearby.


July 23, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Categories:


Warner Library
121 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

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.