Holiday Kick-Off: Thanksgiving Weekend


November 23, 2018November 24, 2018November 25, 2018

12–5pm Where

Greene Education Center, Galleries, Glenview, Planetarium


Spend Thanksgiving weekend at the HRM! Art workshops and festive tours and tales kick-off a season of holiday spirit with something for everyone to enjoy!

All Weekend

Glenview Decorated for the Holidays
Tour our historic home Glenview decked out for the holidays in full Victorian splendor. Tours are at 1 & 3pm; explore on your own from 12-5pm.

Planetarium Shows
Be the first to see our new star show, We Are Stars (12:30 & 3:30pm), which explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, narrated by Andy Serkis (Gollum in The Lord of the Rings); plus The Sky Tonight: Holiday Edition (2pm).

Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing
This groundbreaking exhibition focuses on the theme of the Hudson River, with the acclaimed artist, architect, and environmental activist creating new works and ambitious site-specific installations that take over the Museum inside and out.

Friday, November 23

Art Workshop, 1-4pm
Paint and collage a wintry river scene

Family Art Class, 1:30-3pm
Work on a fluid drawing using recycled paper, fabric and other recycled materials that will depict the Hudson River and the plants and animals that live in it.

Family Tour: Making Hudson River Memories, 1:30 & 2:30pm
Take a tour inspired by Maya Lin’s “What Is Missing.” Explore A River Is a Drawing and Hudson Riverama environmental teaching gallery to discover Hudson River species past and present. Ages 3+

Legends and Lore of the Hudson, 2 & 4pm
Teaching Artist-in-Residence Jim Keyes spins traditional and modern tales of the Hudson River. He has been composing, performing, and teaching music throughout the Hudson Valley for over 25 years, focused on the act of songwriting and a deep concern for the Hudson River and its welfare.

Saturday, November 24

Dance Workshop, 1 & 3pm
Learn West African dance taught by master dance teacher Vado Diomande of Youth Theatre Interactions, Inc.

Drop In & Draw: Gestural Drawings, 2-4pm
Artist Julia Whitney Barnes will demonstrate mark-making tools such as sticks, leaves, and features with ink washes to create gestural drawings.