Champagne Cocktails with the Dead
Enjoy champagne cocktails and light refreshments as you peek inside some of the most beautiful mausoleums in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery! Learn the remarkable history of the families they were built for, revel in the beauty of their design and decoration, and help preserve this special place for generations to come with your attendance. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold for this unique event.
Dates & Times: Sundays, September 25th and October 2nd from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery North Gate, 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-631-0081.
The Man Behind the Legend
In his famous legend Washington Irving says of Sleepy Hollow Country, "If ever I should wish for a retreat whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley."
What better way to spend an evening in Sleepy Hollow than with the original dreamer himself, Mr. Washington Irving! For a limited number of nights, the master storyteller himself will visit from the beyond the grave to regale you with stories and tales not from his many famous works, but from his very own life! This evening talk amongst the tombstones in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery will leave you amused and appreciative of just how extraordinary Washington Irving was.
Irving was the life of the party before he went six feet under. Don’t miss this chance to meet him now!
Performance takes place outdoors on the grounds of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (moves indoors in case of inclement weather).
Date & Time: October 1st, 21st and 28th from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Washington Irving's The Devil and Tom Walker
“The Devil and Tom Walker" is a short story by Washington Irving about a miserly man who makes a deal with the devil.
Storyteller Jim Keyes will recount the legend of the Pirate William Kidd, whose large treasure was buried and never found. It’s rumored that Kidd buried his plunder in a forest, and made a deal with the devil to protect it. While Kidd died never able to reclaim his money, the devil has protected it ever since.
Years later, the devil meets Tom Walker, a miserly man married to a foul-tempered and even more miserly wife. The couple conspires to cheat each other until the devil offers Tom a bargain: he'll give Tom the Pirate Kidd treasure on one condition— that Tom give him his soul.
Date & Time: Thursdays, October 6th and 13th from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Somebody’s dead at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (actually, a lot of people are dead–it is a cemetery) and it’s up to YOU to bring the killer to justice! Everyone who attends is a suspect–even you! All attendees will receive a unique identity ahead of time (in case anyone wants to wear a costume) complete with secrets and clues, individual goals to achieve, multiple scandalous plots to unravel, and the chance to unmask the killer in your midst!
Date & Time: Fridays, October 7th and 14th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
The famous author, who lived his last few years in a cottage 20 miles from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, rises from the dead for an evening of mystery and macabre. Poe, portrayed by Sleepy Hollow's master storyteller David Neilsen, will read favorites from his own stories and poems. This event always draws a crowd – purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
Date & Time: Columbus Day Sunday, October 10th at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and again from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
H. P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu
H. P. Lovecraft's classic tale of secret cults, elder gods, and horrors from beyond space and time come to life! Join storyteller David Neilsen as he places your very lives at risk in this one-man show filled with madness and insanity!
Date & Time: Saturday, October 15th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and again 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Paint Your Own Haunted Cemetery
Join Halloween artist Heather Gleason to learn the step-by-step process of painting your own Haunted Cemetery canvas painting! Each participant will receive a 11 x 14″ canvas panel, brushes and paints. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Everyone will leave with their very own unique painting and a spooktacular gift handmade by Heather. Seats are limited and sell out quickly!
Date & Time: Sunday, October 9th from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.