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Ghosts of Bronxville 2022 A Big Success: See Photos

By Suzanne Davis

Nov. 9, 2022: Bronxville’s beloved hilltop ghosts returned to the village on the evening of Friday, October 28th, after three years in hiding. The Ghosts of Bronxville (GOB) 2022, which included five famous former residents from the late 19th century and several teenage apparitions, appeared just as the sun set. The popular event was open to children in first through fifth grades and chaperones. More than 200 tickets sold out in minutes.

GOB 2022 featured the new addition of ghostly guides clad in red velvet capes, who led the attendees through the hilltop neighborhood. The groups of kids and their parents listened as spooky specters shared haunting tales from five hilltop homes. As the visitors wandered across the winding brick roads, they encountered junior ghosts in period costumes.

Each group also stopped at a ghostly jamboree set up at the hilltop’s “Northern Triangle.” The jamboree was a new addition to GOB and included large old-fashioned games, a coffee truck, and a selection of treats. The area was illuminated with string lights and offered visitors a chance to refuel before their next eerie experience.

Graduate theater students from Sarah Lawrence College played the five primary “speaking” ghosts, with Megan Hamm in the role of artist Mary Fairchild MacMonnies Low; Zee Hanna in the part of architect William Augustus Bates; Maegan Murphy as William Van Duzer Lawrence; Red Guhde as Edmund Clarence Stedman; and Laurie King as Harriet Hubbard Ayer (cosmetics tycoon). In addition, high school students were cast as wandering ghosts. This year’s GOB added the true story of the “Leatherman,” a nameless leather-clad man who roamed throughout Westchester County in the 19th century.       

GOB 2022 was produced and sponsored by Bronxville’s Historical Conservancy (BHC), and it was the fifth time that the ghosts appeared since 2013. 

The BHC was founded in 1998 to record and preserve Bronxville’s history and to celebrate culture and life in the village today. For more information about the BHC or to become a member, please visit bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org.

Enjoy photos from the event below!




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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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