Hop aboard the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Polar Express this weekend. Photo courtesy of the railway
Hop aboard the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Polar Express this weekend. Photo courtesy of the railway

Things To Do in Westchester this Weekend: Thanksgiving Parade, Polar Express, Turkey Talk

Assorted fun is coming up this weekend for Westchester and Hudson Valley kids, including several ways to get a jumpstart on Thanksgiving festivities.

For starters, there's the Annual Valenti Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the largest Thanksgiving parades in the state. In a similar vein, celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by creating wampum beads and viewing exhibits, or immerse your family in our early settlers' lifestyle at Living Off the Land. Families can also honor the bird of the month by learning more about it at Turkey Day. For a departure from the holiday, snag a seat at the performance by Arch 8, a multi-genre production with a message.

These are just a few of our top picks for the weekend; the rest can be found below, and there are even more fun and enriching opportunities on our Event Calendar. Consult our November GoList to plan ahead, and sign up for our weekly newsletters to stay current with all our great findings!

Westbrook Lane Station (at the Kingston Plaza shopping center)
149 Aaron Court
Kingston, NY 12401

North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Rye Nature Center
873 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536

Ridge Hill
43 Market Street
Yonkers, NY 10710

Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401

Muscoot Farm
51 Route 100
Katonah, NY 10536

Downtown Stamford
Summer Street at Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY
Harvest Festival
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 11:00 AM Pick
Mustang Club Car Show
Museum Village - 11:00 AM Pick
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor - various times Pick
Home of the 'Legend'
Washington Irving's Sunnyside - various times Pick
What the Fluff? Festival
- various times Pick
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