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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Hudson River Museum Is Thanksgiving Weekend Destination: November 24

Glenview in Yonkers

From its festive décor to creative workshops, the Hudson River Museum, in Yonkers, will be a Thanksgiving weekend destination for kicking off the holiday season. The museum will host a full slate of family-friendly activities from noon to 7:15 p.m. on November 24.

At 1 and 3 p.m., visitors can tour the museum’s historic home, Glenview, which will be decked for the season in full Victorian splendor, and learn about holiday traditions in the Gilded Age. Thanks to descendants of its original owners, who provided photographs and family records, the museum has been able to restore much of the home’s interior, including elaborate stenciling, tiles, woodwork and ceiling decorations, to the way it appeared when John Trevor built Glenview in 1877.

Also at 1 and 3 p.m., master dance teacher Vado Diomande of Youth Theatre Interactions will teach a West African dance. From 2 to 4 p.m., artist Julia Whitney Barnes will teach a workshop, Drop In & Draw, during which she will demonstrate mark-making tools such as sticks, leaves and features with ink washes to create gestural drawings.

Cost: Free with museum admission. Location: 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY. For more information, call 914.963.4550 or visit