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Rob Schweitzer

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Rob Schweitzer is director of Marketing, Public Relations, and New Media for Historic Hudson Valley, Westchester’s largest cultural non-profit organization, where he’s built experiences such as The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze into much-admired, nationally recognized brands. Part of HHV’s senior management team, he helps develop the organization’s overall focus while creating its marketing and communications strategy. An editorial professional, his background includes serving as a writer and editor at award-winning newspapers and working on more than 75 published manuscripts. Deeply passionate about animal welfare, he’s a member of the Fundraising Advisory Council for the Danbury Animal Welfare Society. A voracious reader and a past member of two elected land use boards, he enjoys NYC, Cape Cod, and tennis.

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  1. Dickens' Haunting Christmas Tale To Ring In Holidays At Tarrytown Church

    Dickens' Haunting Christmas Tale To Ring In Holidays At Tarrytown Church

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will bring Ebenezer Scrooge and other Charles Dickens characters to life at an historic Tarrytown church.Performances of the classic “A Christmas Carol,” will take place on two weekends in December at the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns.Complete with musical accompaniment, they are set for 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. ...

  2. New Dates Added For Jack O'Lantern Extravaganza In Croton-On-Hudson

    New Dates Added For Jack O'Lantern Extravaganza In Croton-On-Hudson

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Crowds clamoring for a peek at the thousands of glowing jack o’lanterns in Croton-on-Hudson will get six more days to enjoy the annual pumpkin party.The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, run by Historic Hudson Valley started in 2005 with a handful of dates and has grown into a fall spectacle that stretches from late September through the end of November for a total of ...

  3. Hudson Valley's Halloween Kicks Off With Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

    Hudson Valley's Halloween Kicks Off With Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

    Historic Hudson Valley’s annual Halloween celebrations -- which include everything from a display of glowing jack o’lanterns to a visit from the legendary Headless Horseman – have gotten so big that they had to be moved to September.The spooky events kick off Friday, Sept. 30, and are expected to draw more than 175,000 visitors to the Hudson Valley.The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, the ...

  4. CORNucopia Festival Coming To Sleepy Hollow

    CORNucopia Festival Coming To Sleepy Hollow

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- CORNucopia, the lower Hudson Valley's only corn festival, will return to Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow this Labor Day weekend. Featuring a bounty of corn-centric delicacies and a bevy of interactive, corn-related activities, CORNucopia is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Sept. 3-5. Organizers describe the event as ideal for all ages. "This celebration of all ...

  5. Van Cortlandt Manor In Croton-On-Hudson Offers Summer Tours

    Van Cortlandt Manor In Croton-On-Hudson Offers Summer Tours

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Van Cortlandt Manor has a story to tell about the people and events that shaped the Hudson Valley during the American Revolution and the new nation period that followed. This summer Historic Hudson Valley will hold enhanced tours that will bring aspects of the Manor’s rich history to life. The focus and activities will revolve around three distinct themes, each ...

  6. Fire Jugglers Heat Up Summer In Sleepy Hollow

    Fire Jugglers Heat Up Summer In Sleepy Hollow

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Fire jugglers will provide pre-July Fourth excitement during A Night on Fire July 1-3 at Philipsburg Manor. Performances are at 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday. This one-hour show is a fully choreographed, live display of fire arts, featuring flame-wielding, fire-eating performers twisting and turning, juggling and dancing, spinning ...

  7. Historic Hudson Valley Adds Lightscapes Dates

    Historic Hudson Valley Adds Lightscapes Dates

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Due to popular demand, Historic Hudson Valley is extending the run of Lightscapes, its multi- sensory art and light exhibition at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson.The event, originally scheduled to close on May 30, will continue Fridays to Sundays, June 3-5 and 10-12. Ideal for all ages and created by the The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze team, Lightscapes ...

  8. African Drummers Highlight Pinkster Festival

    African Drummers Highlight Pinkster Festival

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Philipsburg Manor will host the Discover Pinkster! festival on Saturday, May 14. Festival highlights include African drumming and musical demonstrations directed by Master Drummer Neil Clarke, folktales, cooking demonstrations, dancing, dramatic vignettes and more. Drummers include Ghanian native Maxwell Kofi Donkor and Sankofa Ensemble, Ayanda Clarke, Kofi Osei ...

  9. Lightscapes Returns To Historic Hudson Valley

    Lightscapes Returns To Historic Hudson Valley

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Lightscapes will return for its third year at historic Van Cortlandt Manor on April 29. New elements of the illumination and sculpture land-art installation include "live" luna moths, a 40-foot-long centipede and a pulsating River of Light.Lightscapes features an interactive Shadow Wall,Colorwheel Castle, the Frog Prince, a giant praying mantis, 7,500 ...

  10. Sleepy Hollow's Philipsburg Manor Features Wool Craft Program

    Sleepy Hollow's Philipsburg Manor Features Wool Craft Program

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- During Sheep-to-Shawl at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, visitors will get a firsthand look at how the manor’s 18th-century residents would have created textiles from wool gathered during spring sheep shearing. Interpreters dressed in period costume demonstrate the process, from shearing using hand shears to preparing the wool for spinning and weaving. ...

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