THE MAP: Your best visual guide to getting around the day of the Lit Fest will be using this lovely map designed by Tim Grajek Illustration. We will have printed versions of these on hand at Warner Library/Patriot’s Park at the main Authors Tent/Event Tent areas (center of map) or you can click the link to access a PDF online.
THE SCHEDULE: Here is the complete event schedule, hour by hour, venue by venue, Village by Village, for Saturday, May 18. We will have printed versions at every venue on hand that day, or you can also print this out beforehand to best schedule your day! As you can see, there is a lot going on at multiple venues, so we hope everyone will make a few or more stops to experience as much as possible!
THE CHASE: On the back of the map will have blank spaces for young ones (or anyone!) to seek out unique stamps for all the locations along Ichabod’s fictional flight from the Headless Horseman. Hit every stop along the way to get your stamp, then check back in to main table outside Warner Library to get a prize for your completed page!
VENDORS/BOOKS: All events in this festival are entirely free (except for the Pinkster festival at Philipsburg Manor), but please note that our authors are volunteering their time to be here in the hopes that they will make lots of connections and sell some books in the Authors Tent. Please also support our vendors in the Vendor Village! Everyone’s success this round means we’re more apt to do a second annual Lit Fest 2020!
SHUTTLES: There will be two small shuttles provided by Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown making all local stops at each of our eight sites and between the two train stations of Sleepy Hollow (Philipse Manor) and Tarrytown. There will be a Sleepy Hollow loop and a Tarrytown loop running continuously all day from 10am-5pm (with each stopping in the middle at Warner Library). So just hang out in front of any of our main locations or train stations until they come. There will be volunteers at each location in red t-shirts to guide you. (Note there are more events after-festival hours at the Hudson Valley Writers Center until 8:30pm, which also happens to be located in the Philipse Manor Station building!)
THE VENUES: There are eight sites hosting events the day of the Lit Fest. In Tarrytown we have: Warner Library, Patriot’s Park, Jazz Forum, Tarrytown Music Hall; in Sleepy Hollow are: Philipsburg Manor, Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and Hudson Valley Writers Center. Please visit our venue page to learn more about each.
DINING: Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown boast a number of retail shops and a diverse array of restaurants, mostly located on Beekman Avenue, Broadway, and Valley Street in Sleepy Hollow; and Broadway and Main Street in Tarrytown. We encourage you to also support our many great local businesses during your visit.
HOTELS: There are several great places to stay overnight in Tarrytown. You can review all the options here.
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST: Even when it’s not Lit Fest there’s a ton going on our vibrant communities from historic sites to natural wonders and more. Again, the visitsleepyhollow.com site is a great way to get all you need to plan your visit for sites, hotels, restaurants, shops and more.
TRAVEL BY TRAIN: Our sites span from Tarrytown to Sleepy Hollow and fall neatly between (or at!) both train stops. There will village-run shuttles between train stations and to all locations in the festival, on continual loops all day from 10am-5pm, so we definitely think if training here via Metro North is a option for you, it would be a great bet. Click here for schedules for either Tarrytown Station or Philipse Manor in Sleepy Hollow.
PARKING: There is ample free parking at both Tarrytown and Philipse Manor stations. We will have centrally located parking at Sleepy Hollow High School at 210 North Broadway, close to Warner Library and Patriot’s Park. (Follow signs for parking). There is metered parking on the local streets. The Village of Sleepy Hollow will also be opening their municipal lot on Saturday across from Village Hall at 28 Beekman Ave. SHLF guests are also invited to use the parking available for Pinkster behind Philipsburg Manor (follow signs off Pocantico Street). [NOTE: Participating authors will park at John Paulding school lot; vendors will park behind school district admin building. All go up same driveway off N. Broadway as for SH High School. Volunteers and signs will point you in the right direction.]
WANT TO HELP? We need volunteer assistance before, after and during this free & fabulous festival. You can sign up for shifts and specific roles through our listings online at Volunteer NY here, or via volunteer form you can print out and fill out here.
QUESTIONS: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!