Steeped in History

Our congregation began in 1697 in the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, made famous by Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." We worship there on summer Sundays.

A community of faith

We gather as friends to grow more deeply in faith, to educate our children in the Good News of a loving Savior, and to worship an Almighty God.

Come as you are

People from many different traditions have a spiritual home in the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns. We come together before God and one another just as we are.

Worship Schedule

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Town Clock Church, 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown

Youth Program

Children experience God's love in learning and social activities.

Discipleship

We grow in faith through prayer, study, music and service.

Events Calendar

Check out events at the Clock Church and Old Dutch Church.

 

Our Winter Home

We're the continuing congregation of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. We worship in the historic church in summer, October and special occasions. We're now meeting in our "winter home," the "Clock Church" in Tarrytown. We hope to see you there.

Welcome

We are glad to meet you here, but candidly, we'd much prefer to meet you in person. Consider this my invitation to join us on a Sunday morning when we worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Church, 42 North Broadway,Tarrytown, N.Y.

You're  also welcome to just stop by the church office, where you can find me almost any morning.

The Rev. Jeffrey Gargano

Sinterklaas Is Coming to the Old Dutch Church

Annual Christmas Dinner Dec. 13

Benefit Concert Jan. 3

The Vera Quartet, a string quartet that has been gaining acclaim in the United States and abroad since it formed in August 2015, will perform a benefit concert January 3 for the Old Dutch Church Accessibility Project, which will improve access to the historic church for elderly and disabled persons. Church members will recognize Justin Goldsmith (pictured, left), cellist and son of our co-choir directors Mi-Won Kim and Jeremy Goldsmith. PERFORMANCE: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns; Click here for tickets: $25 until Dec. 15, then $30 after that date and at the door.

Fun at the Fest, October 2016

  • Volunteers Sean (left) and Kevon
  • Glen, taking a breather from grilling bratwurst and hotdogs
  • Descendants of Thomas Smith, beloved pastor of Old Dutch in the early nineteenth century, beside his gravestone.
  • Deb gives a talk on one of her favorite subjects, the Old Dutch Church
  • Claire, service with a smile
  • Matt at the grill
  • Descendants of the O'Dell family, early settlers and patriots
  • Dr. David McConnell, guest organist at the Reformation Sunday worship service Oct. 30
  • The Headless Horseman on the last weekend
  • Ichabod and a fest visitor
  • Reformation Sunday at Old Dutch Church
  • Arriving for Reformation Sunday worship service
  • Reformation Sunday at Old Dutch Church
  • Young visitors on Oct 31 get started on the Scavenger Hunt
  • Descendants of patriot Cornelius Van Tassel came to the Fest
  • Pastor Jeff Gargano before the Reformation Sunday worship service at Old Dutch
  • Oct. 31 fest-goers
  • The rains came but didn't slow us down!
  • Aubrey tells visitors about the legendary church
  • The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane statue on Route 9 near the church
  • Jonathan Kruk, master storyteller, before a performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
  • Trying to get a signal!
  • Waiting for the next "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" reading
  • (L-R) Karen, Rosalinda, Renee
  • Moira with Winston--still just a puppy--and a visitor
  • Some of Deb's family came to visit on Sunday, Oct. 16
  • John Paine, the ODC sexton
  • Volunteers Kevon and Nathan
  • Nanette's family
  • Some of Nanette's family came to visit.
  • Van Tassel descendants came to visit Sunday, Oct. 16!
  • Frank Miller, guest organist for the worship service at noon on Sunday, Oct. 16.
  • I see you!
  • Tom, Nanette, Glen, Renee
  • Dogs enjoy the day out in the sun, too
  • Deb tells visitors about the Old Dutch Church
  • Stephanie leading a Burying Ground tour
  • Visitors at the Information table in front of the church
  • Oct. 15 was a great day for a picnic on the church grounds
  • Is he real or isn't he?
  • Oct. 15th was a nice day out for families
  • Jonathan likes volunteering at the fest
  • A display about the accessibility project that will renovate the entrance of the Old Dutch Church
  • Tom, Glen and Nanette serve up bratwursts and hotdogs with a smile
  • Selfies!
  • Tia at the BBQ stand
  • Jack and friends
  • One of the smallest visitors at the Fest on Oct. 15
  • Rachel serves up the pumpkin ale
  • End of the day Oct. 15
  • Volunteers George and Jane
  • Deb, giving a talk about the historic church
  • There's always a smile from Vince
  • L-R: Rachel, Kevon and Trisha
  • Volunteer Rosalinda at the souvenirs table
  • A young man and his sister in search of answers to the scavenger hunt
  • Ichabod with visitors at the grave of patriots Elizabeth and Cornelius Van Tassel
  • Ichabod Crane at the grave of Catriena Van Tassel, namesake of Katrina of "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" fame
  • A scavenger hunt in the Burying Ground is popular with kids
  • (L-R) Verity holding Thomas, Susan, Marge and Jim--Van Tassel descendants who've come to visit the graves of Revolutionary War patriots Cornelius and Elizabeth Van Tassel.
  • At the information table outside the church, where visitors can learn about the historic church and pick up questionnaires for the scavenger hunt from Stephanie.
  • Nanette and Vince
  • "Did somebody say 'hamburger'?"
  • Time for a pumpkin ale break!
  • Forrest the dog in his 'staff' t-shirt is a favorite of festgoers. His master, Jim, is at right.
  • The Headless Horseman, looking for his head?
  • Pastor Jeff Gargano with the Headless Horseman soon after the blessing of horse and rider
  • Blessing of the Headless Horseman and his horse is an annual event of the Old Dutch Church Fest.
  • Hot dogs and brats are favorites of customers in the food tent.
  • The Headless Horseman in the old Burying Ground
  • Pastor Jeff Gargano led worship at noon Oct. 2 at the Old Dutch Church
  • Rob Silverman provided music for the noon service at Old Dutch Church on Oct. 2
  • Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman meet again
  • Church elder Aubrey Hawes tells visitors about the legendary church
  • Photo Op in the Churchyard
  • Making Friends in the Churchyard
  • Van Tassel descendants Robert and Karen Mayo at Petrus and Catriena Van Tassel's graves

New in Town?

The Reformed Church has been engaged in the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown community since 1697, first at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and continuing at the Town Clock Church in Tarrytown. The first meeting of the YMCA was held here, and the local Boy Scout Troop has had its home here for more than 60 years. Our New Beginnings Nursery School provides children with a great early educational opportunity in a loving and gentle environment. Five recovery groups meet in our building. We host concerts and recitals throughout the year, and our congregation supports the local food pantry, the Midnight Run, and several denominational ministries. We would be honored for you to join us on a journey of faith and service as we grow together.

An Overview

A unique video tour of the church and town, courtesy of Jeremy Goldsmith.

Reformed From What?

What can I expect when I attend a service? Do you still hold services at the Old Dutch Church? Why do you add an "s" to Tarrytown? Answers to your questions.