Historic Hudson Valley Blaze

Hudson Valley Blaze Historic

Photographs courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley. For more information, visit the Historic Hudson Valley website. In response to strong demand, Historic Hudson Valley is adding five new dates to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. To accomplish its mission, Historic Hudson Valley: By courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley.

Wednesday Blaze canceled, another date added

Anticipated downpours and windy weather on Wednesday have again prompted the withdrawal of Historic Hudson Valley's The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, the third skirmish this year, according to spokesman Rob Schweitzer. Cardholders to the October 28 showing have repaid their money, but still have a chance to attend the infamous Croton-on-Hudson Halloween appeal, which just added an added eight timeslots date on November 12.

One in two dates for the Blaze, which will run until 15 November, is fully booked. The Blaze this year, with more than 7,000 hand-carved squashes, is the largest in the event's entirety, and Historic Hudson Valley, the charity behind the show, had already added 16 extra windows to the Blaze's original timeline, taking the overall number of evenings to 30.

There were 28 night's worth last year. "and Irving's Legend, is growing and showing no signs of stopping." The Blaze was last closed before this summer because of the bad weathers in 2012, when Hurricane Sandy hit the area.

A blizzard hit the area in October, closing the Blaze in 2011. The $18-$22 ticket for the November 12th show can be purchased at hudsonvalley.org or at 914-366-6900. Blaze is at Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson.

Hudson Valley Halloween: Big Jack O' Lantern Blaze

It' Halloween all over the globe, but for a small Westchester congregation it's a great opportunity to turn into a Halloween headquarters. Organised by Historic Hudson Valley, cities like Sleepy Hollow, christened after the notorious Washington Irving myth, take the visitor on a walk around the Old Dutch Church area.

Croton-on-Hudson is also a gathering of visitors from all over the globe to see an epoxy exhibition of cut gourds at the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze. The MetroFocus guest Jenna Flanagan dares to the Hudson Valley, where more than 7,000 gourds are cut and exhibited for the yearly Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze.

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