Christ Episcopal Church
The church holds an impressive array of painted and stained glass windows dating from the 1850s through the 20th Century.
Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” followed the Rev. Dr. William Creighton here from Zion Episcopal Church in Dobbs Ferry. Irving was a vestryman, warden, Sunday School teacher, and regular parishioner at Christ Church until his death in 1859. The ivy on the church walls is from cuttings taken at Irving’s home, Sunnyside, and his pew is still marked in the front of the sanctuary. An estimated 5,000 descended on this small church on the day of Irving’s funeral—far exceeding its capacity.
The church several popular events including a Fall Fair and an annual blessing of animals.
The Legends of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Hear the haunting tales of the ghost surrounding the Headless Horseman and the galloping goblin's origin story!
Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have long hosted several famed spirits: Tragic Major Andre the spy who conspired with the traitorous Benedict Arnold, The Wailing Woman in White, Ship-sinking Imps on the Hudson River, Mother Hulda the Witch of the American Revolution, and of course the iconic Headless Hessian!
Come listen to a dramatic telling of these ghostly tales at the church where Washington Irving worshiped.
Jonathan Kruk is a master storyteller best known for solo shows of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "A Christmas Carol". He's been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The TODAY Show, and The Travel Channel.
2022 Dates: Friday September 23rd, 2022 7pm; Saturday September 24th, 4pm; Saturday September 24th, 7pm; Sunday September 25th, 4pm.
The Blessing of the Animals
Furry friends, fish & fowl, snakes, bugs, zebras & elephants. Pets and people of all faiths, and no faith, are welcome! Blessing takes place in front of the church, rain or shine. All pets need to be leashed or in carriers.
2022 Date: Sunday, October 2, 4 pm.
Shop books, clothing, jewelry, toys and more. Food and games bring fun for the whole family!
2022 Date: Saturday, October 15, 10 am to 4 pm.
How to Visit Christ Church
Location: 43 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, 914-631-2074 http://christchurchtny.org
Parking: Metered street parking (not applicable on Sundays) is available on Broadway and side streets. There is a small municipal lot just north of the church.