Come one, come all!
Gather close with lighted candle,
For upon us is a magical night!
On Friday, October 25th, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM the Bronxville Historical Conservancy will offer the much-anticipated Ghosts of Bronxville event for its fourth run. As the autumn sky begins to darken, 225 Children in grades 1 – 6 and their chaperones, will embark on a mysteriously realistic journey back in time. On the tour, participants will encounter five important “ghosts” from Bronxville’s history, many of them in their original dwelling. Five historic homes on The Hilltop, within easy walking distance, have been secured for the appearance of the spellbinding figures. Participants will move along the winding yellow brick roads, guided by the light of a (battery powered) candle and a hand-drawn map by artist William Q. Dowling. At each home, an actor dressed in period attire will spin a spooky tale of his or her life in Bronxville around the turn of the 19th century. Authentic antique props and moody backdrops painted by artist Marc Pollack will combine to create the eerie ambiance The Ghosts of Bronxville has become known for. Traditional harvest and Halloween games will be offered along the route to keep the children entertained between the ghostly encounters.
Five accomplished graduate students from the Sarah Lawrence theatre department will again be performing as the ‘ghosts’ appearing at each home. In addition, a group of talented Bronxville High School drama students will portray historically accurate “apparitions” encountered along the route.
This year’s Ghosts of Bronxville will be led by Co-chairs, Tina Adams, Betsy Putnam and Lyndal Vermette. 2019 committee members include Hilary Blumenreich, Laura Busker, Hilary Clarke, Suzanne Pratt Davis, Susie Frigon, Cece Heraty, Emily Liggitt, Michelle McBride, Jennifer Russo, Erin Saluti, Linda Samios and Laura Van Tienhoven.
Tickets sold out within days each year the event was offered. The committee encourages you to act quickly to avoid disappointment.Tickets are $50.00 per child (chaperones are free). * For BHC Members only.
Check-in will be the morning of the event, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM on the Village Hall lawn. You will receive your goody bag, map and house start assignment then.
The Ghosts of Bronxville was developed in 2013 by The Bronxville Historical Conservancy’s Young Families Committee, as a unique way to educate the children of the village about the incredible history that surrounds them every day.
Please note: you must be a member of the BHC to attend the event. Membership can be purchased or renewed with tickets. If you are unsure of the current status of your membership, please email Nancy Blum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that there is at least one adult chaperone per family. Chaperones must accompany the children into the homes.
In the event of inclement weather, the committee reserves the right to cancel the event.
If you have any general questions regarding the event, please contact Tina Adams at email@example.com.
If the event has filled and you wish to be placed on the waitlist, please email Jennifer Russo at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have purchased tickets and can no longer attend, please email Jennifer so we can make the spots available to those on the waitlist.
|Event:||The Ghosts of Bronxville|
|Date:||Friday, October 25th 2019|
|Time:||6:30 – 8:30 PM|
|For:||Children in grades 1 – 6
(and their adult chaperone)
|Check-in:||8:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Village Hall lawn|
|Tickets:||$50.00 per child. Adult chaperones are free.
225 tickets will be available from 9/30 until they are sold out
A waitlist will be maintained
Limit: 6 tickets may be purchased per family
|BHC Membership:||Must be a member to attend. Annual membership (January 1 –
December 31) may be purchased/renewed with tickets.