With Elizabeth L. Bradley, editor Penguin Edition of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories”
Date: Thursday, October 16th
Admission: $20 ( Tickets Here )
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY.
***Copies of “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow” ‘s New Edition will be on sale.
*** Complementary Ichabod Ale provided by our Sponsor Holland Brewery
The Headless Horseman is the original American nightmare: our first ghost, our first antihero, and the star of the first American horror story. You may think you know “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the spooky-comic tale that made the Hessian decapitate a household word, but how well do you know the Horseman himself? Find out at the first-ever Headless Horseman Variety Show, celebrating the publication of a gorgeous new Penguin Classic of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories!”
The evening will feature:
–Physiognomic Utterances with Phrenological Genius Colin Dickey (only for those with heads, please)
–An illustrated disqusition on “Kanye West’s Sleepy Hollow” by Elizabeth L. Bradley, the editor of the new Penguin Classics edition
–A screening of cinematic demon Horsemen through the ages, from Will Rogers to the present day
–The Ichabod Dunk (must be seen to be believed)
–A visit from the Headless Horseman (no autographs, please)
–Drinks and doughnuts (a Washington Irving innovation)
– Sleepy Hollow prizes
–and much more!
Betsy Bradley is the author of Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York and the editor of Washington Irving’s classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories and The History of New York. She is the literary consultant for Historic Hudson Valley, a writer for the Edible magazines and Gothamist, and a founding board member of the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Her next book, a short history of New York City, will be published by Reaktion books in February 2015.