Halloween Storytelling and Skytalk Under the Full Moon
Get in the Halloween spirit with professional storyteller Tom Lee’s dramatic rendition of Thornbushbride, and HRM Planetarium Manager Marc Taylor’s “skytalk” at sunset for this two-part program, an exciting evening in the Museum’s lush Courtyard, with our Gilded Age historic home, Glenview, as the backdrop. Seated under the stars, enjoy a bottle of small-batch hard cider, courtesy of Geoff Thompson of Thompson’s Cider Mill, Croton-on-Hudson, as darkness encroaches and the full moon beckons.
In case of inclement weather, the Museum reserves the right to cancel the event; tickets will be refunded. This program is not appropriate for young children. Recommended for 18+; must be 21+ for bar beverages.
Thornbushbride with Tom Lee
At 6pm, professional storyteller Tom Lee performs his retelling of the odd and eerie Norwegian folktale Thornbushbride. This traditional story casts some well-known fairytale traditions into a strange, surreal story. A beautiful maiden, an evil sister, bodiless heads, and a snake pit. Tom Lee’s expert telling of this imaginary tale allows listeners to use fantasy to reflect on the very real human conditions of love, survival, and family dynamics. And, since it’s Halloween, be on the lookout for a very cold ghost (or two).
Blue Moon Halloween Skies with Marc Taylor
At 7pm, get ready for an old-school “skytalk” with Marc Taylor! On this night before Halloween, as the moon grows to full, we gather in the Courtyard for an outdoor experience with images and video to supplement what we can see with the naked eye on a big screen, lots of lawn to spread out on, and a celestial ghost story or two.
Sponsored by Thompson’s Cider Mill, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.