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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Back for Record 49 Nights

by Rick Pezzullo –  Halloween is just around the corner, and for the last 15 years The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson has wowed hundreds of thousands of visitors. Presented by Historic Hudson Valley (HHV), the largest non... More »

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A New Hal­loween Ghost Story: Mostly True as Far as You Know

by Elaine Mar­ran­zano –   It was a weird Hal­loween. For one thing it was snow­ing. The “white Hal­loween” of 2011 blew in on a Nor’easter which dumped 12 inches of snow on Westch­ester. Trees that still had their leaves caught the snow and snapped un­der the... More »


The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns and The Old Dutch

by Linda Viertel –  One congregation and two churches: The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns and the “Old Dutch,” the oldest church in New York, possesses a rich history and cultural heritage. Expanding from this storied past, the Church’s current vision bring... More »


Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival Debuts October 10-13

Celebrating “outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural,” the first annual Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) will happily haunt the rivertowns October 10-13. SHIFF comprises an expansive program of new films an... More »


Halloween 2018

The Halloween scene on North Dutcher Street in Irvington The street is packed long before the 7:00pm start time for the band, made up of local residents. The post trick-or-treat fest has become a big village tradition.   More »


2018 Halloween Happenings

Friday 5 Tony Winner Performs: Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow will host Bill Irwin inside a specially-built tent for The Unsilent Picture, which will feature a screening of an original black-and-white silent film accompanied by live musicians and a special... More »


Sleepy Hollow Lore: Did You Know?

by Barbara Moroch –  Okay, we all know that Sleepy Hollow is the Halloween Capital of the World, but just how much do you know about the legends and lore that have fueled its reputation? Here are some little-known facts about the area we call home that just ma... More »


Futurescape at Lyndhurst to Compliment Scarecrows

by Linda Viertel –  From October 8 through the 31st, Lyndhurst’s fall landscape will be transformed by local sculptor Malcom MacDougall’s futuristic metal sculptures in conjunction with student-created scarecrows – an exciting new way to experience the traditi... More »