Sleepy Hollow is truly becoming the epicenter of Halloween. And it doesn't hurt that the nation is now rabidly watching the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow.
There's so much to do in Sleepy Hollow, and adjacent Tarrytown, this weekend it'll make your head pop off. But isn't that what the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is all about?
(You are guaranteed to see the Headless Horseman somewhere along your journey, by the way -- as he's just as busy as the rest of us this weekend. They say he'll be at the Old Dutch Church burying grounds by day and the Sleepy Hollow Block Party by night. Just a tip.)
Here's a giant rundown of all you'll need to know before you pack up the car, the costumed kids, and go.
Driving Down Route 9?A helpful reminder from our Cemetery's Jim Logan:
The 4th weekend in October is the most congested of the season. The effect of event traffic on local roads will be compounded by the closing of Route 9 Saturday evening for the village of Tarrytown's Halloween parade. Advise event guests to allow extra travel time.
Will There Be a Freak Snowstorm?
No! The weather is looking perfect this year for an amazing holiday weekend. But it is suddenly get pretty cold, according to the National Weather Service, so make sure those costumes are cozy!
And here's the many, many places you'll go:
Ready, Here Goes, There's...
Horseman's Hollow, Irving's Legend with Jonathan Kruk. Village of Sleepy Hollow's Haunted Hayride. Tarrytown Halloween parade. Daytime Kykuit and Lyndhurst tours. Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities at Lyndhurst (evening event). Historical Society walking tours. The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Tarrytown Music Hall. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery morning, afternoon, and evening walking tours. Old Dutch Fest at Old Dutch Church. Farmers market in Tarrytown. Crafts and small-press authors at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Concerts: classical music at Warner Library; The Machine/Pink Floyd, Jay Black at Tarrytown Music Hall. Pros(e) of Pie at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. For younger children: Legend Behind the Legend at Sunnyside, Halloween Tales for Tots to Tweens at Old Dutch Church.
Sleepy Hollow Block Party/Haunted Hayride
Nighttime festivities on Beekman Avenue in Sleepy Hollow happen Friday andSaturday night, coinciding of course with the annual Haunted Hayride. Snap up hayride tickets in advance hereto enjoy the discounted rate.
The surrounding block party runs from 7 to 11 p.m. each night, with live music, food, beer, Westchester Circus Arts aerial and wandering acts, The Peak Radio’s DJ Caroline Corley on Friday night, Sleepy Hollow performance arts dance troupe, vendors and more.
Tarrytown Parade and Block Party
On Saturday night, the Tarrytown Parade starts off in Patriot’s Park at 5:30 p.m., making its way down Broadway toward Main Street, where the after party immediately begins. Register your group or float in advance (now!) here.
Here’s the timeline and event highlights, care of sponsor Alan Block Insurance:
- See you along the route, assembly time at 4:30pm in Patriot's Park, the parade kicks off at 5:30pm.
- Come in costume and have some fun.
- March with a theme as a group or float for a chance to win best in show and be named on the Golden Jack-O-Lantern, get your form hereand register byOctober 24, 2013.
- Lots of prizes - Best Float, Best Costume, Best Group, Best Volunteer Band, Best Pub Restaurant Competition.
- Find Waldo! Waldo will be hiding in the parade. Find him for a chance to win a prize.
- Restaurants will have dining on the street.
- DJ from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm.
- Band AM from 8:15 pm to 10:30 pm.
- For more information, contact the Tarrytown Recreation Dept at 631-8347.