Synopsis of the Night:
You walk through the night, your path lit only by lanterns. The dark woods surround you as does the chill in the night air. 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.
This one-of-a-kind event includes 4 separate immersive performances staged along Rockefeller’s historic carriage roads. The audience, led by experienced hike leaders, walks to each location on trails lit only by lanterns.
PLEASE BE ADVISED! This is a moderately strenuous 2 mile hike with some hills that will run between 2 – 2.5 hours. There will be periods of standing for up to 20 minutes at a time. There are no bathrooms once the hike begins, bathrooms are available at the parking area ONLY.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early, all groups leave promptly at their start times. As this is a night event, we cannot allow latecomers to catch up.
PARKING: Enter at 25 Sleepy Hollow Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. You will be guided to off-street parking and registration. DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN PARK ENTRANCE!
No dogs please.
Bring a flashlight and water to drink.
Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately as this event is entirely outdoors. The show will go on in light rain. In the case of extreme weather, the event may be rescheduled for Sunday, October 29 or canceled.
TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
*If you purchased tickets and cannot attend, please let us know so the tickets may be released to the waitlist. You can reach us via Eventbrite; click “Contact the Organizer” and be specific about which date/time you are forfeiting.*
PLEASE NOTE: If you are joining the waitlist and need more than 1 ticket, you’ll need to reserve a spot on the waitlist for each person on your reservation. Please use the same name and email so we know they are part of the same reservation.
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