Afternoon And Evening Performances Of Irving's LEGEND Begin Today

Afternoon And Evening Performances Of Irving's LEGEND Begin TodayHistoric Hudson Valley announces the expansion of its blockbuster event Irving's 'Legend,' the dramatic retelling of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with more performances than ever before. The Halloween tradition at the Old Dutch Church now features both afternoon and evening performances on select dates in October 2018.

Master storyteller Jim Keyes will be the featured storyteller for the afternoon performances at Sleepy Hollow's circa-1685 Old Dutch Church. Keyes also provides musical accompaniment for renowned master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, who continues to bring the classic tale to life during evening performances. "Jim Keyes has been a part of Irving's 'Legend' since the beginning, accompanying Jonathan Kruk on the organ,"

Historic Hudson Valley's Vice President of Communications & Commerce Rob Schweitzer explained. "We are thrilled to add his voice and storytelling talents to the afternoon performances, giving more opportunities for Legend aficionados to enjoy this one-of-a-kind, perennially sold-out event." "When I was a kid, I actually had a poster of the Headless Horseman U.S. postage stamp hanging on my wall! I've had the privilege of accompanying Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk for years now, and am excited to continue to do so," Keyes said. "I'm also excited to be getting out from behind the organ to put my own spin on the tale. I'll be accompanied by master musician Ayodele Maakheru, who will bring his own flavor to the performance."

Irving's 'Legend' dates are Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 25-31. Seating is very limited and there are three performances on weekday evenings and six performances on weekends. Online tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children under 18. Historic Hudson Valley members receive a $5 per ticket discount. Buy tickets online at www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 ($2 per ticket surcharge for phone orders and for tickets purchased onsite, if available).

Master storytellers Jonathan Kruk and Jim Keyes offer dramatic re-tellings of Washington Irving's classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky organ music, the event takes place in the historic setting of the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow. The circa-1685 stone church is across the street from Philipsburg Manor, where visitors will park. These performances last about 45 minutes. Weekend afternoon performances are by Jim Keyes and weekday and weekend evening performances are by Jonathan Kruk. The event is recommended for ages 10 and up. About Historic Hudson Valley

Historic Hudson Valley, Westchester County's largest cultural organization, educates and entertains more than 325,000 visitors a year through school programs, tours of five National Historic Landmarks, and large-scale events like The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze and Horseman's Hollow. From its Lower Hudson Valley base of operations, the organization focuses on delivering quality educational and entertaining experiences, striking a balance between tradition and vision, from preserving the past, to contextualizing it for 21st-century audiences. Historic Hudson Valley operates tours and public programming at Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, Philipsburg Manor, Union Church of Pocantico Hills, Washington Irving's Sunnyside, and Van Cortlandt Manor. These sites help us make meaning for visitors in a variety of settings, including traditional house and landscape tours, formal educational programs for school children, popular on-site special events, and digital media.

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