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The Popular 'Ghosts of Bronxville' Event is Coming Up PDF Print Email

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By Erin Saluti, Member, Board of Directors, The Bronxville Historical Conservancy

Sep. 25, 2019:  On Friday, October 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Bronxville Historical Conservancy (“BHC”) will host its much-anticipated Ghosts of Bronxville event for its fourth year. The event was created by the BHC Young Families Committee in 2013 as a unique way to educate the children of the village about the incredible history that surrounds them every day
 
During this year’s event, participants will embark on a mysteriously realistic journey back in time. Along the way, they will encounter five important “ghosts” from Bronxville’s history, many of them in their original dwellings. 
 
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 for which Ghosts of Bronxville has become known. 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. The committee members are 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.
 
The event is open to Bronxville Historical Conservancy members and is for children in grades 1 to 6. Children must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. There will be a total of 225 tickets for sale and in previous years the tickets have sold out within days.
 
Tickets go on sale on Monday, September 30, on the Bronxville Historical Conservancy websitebronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org/

The committee encourages you to act quickly to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Tina Adams at  CLOAKING .
 

Photo courtesy The Bronxville Historical Conservancy

 


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 

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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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Village of Bronxville Administrative Offices
337-6500
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Bronxville Police Department
337-0500
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Bronxville Parking Violations
337-2024
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