The area served as the backdrop for Washington Irving's 1819 "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," which depicts the Headless Horseman charging after a terrified Ichabod Crane.
Parents are asked to voluntarily have children under 17 home by 8:30 p.m.
In his story, Irving describes Sleepy Hollow as a rustic little valley north of Tarry Town where people "are subject to trances and visions."
In 1996, residents of North Tarrytown voted to change the village's name to Sleepy Hollow.
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