John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. The Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30-4pm. Our 5 other Discovery Centers are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm.

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Farm Market

July 2, 2016 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Purchase locally produced healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market (through October 30) also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations, and workshops. Call 914-232-8119, ext. 108 for information.

Price: Free Event

Independence Day Fair

July 4, 2016 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Join John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk in a celebration of America’s founding with a spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence, live music, food, crafts, games, house tours and plenty of other activities on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Free admission to the grounds; fees apply for food and drink, and some fair activities.

Price: Free Event

John Jay Lecture - Alexander Hamilton: Washington’s Indispensable Partner

July 6, 2016 6:15 pm–8:30 pm

Rand Scholet, President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, will describe each period of George Washington’s public service, and discuss how seven key Founding Fathers contributed to his success:  in addition to Jay and Hamilton, the seven include Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Knox, and Madison. The lecture will be held in the Ballroom at John Jay Homestead State Historic Site at 7:00 P.M., registration and refreshments beginning at 6:15 P.M. and a short reception following the talk.  Tickets are $20 for members of Friends of John Jay Homestead and of the AHA Society, and $25 for non-members. Reservations are recommended.

​The day is the first event of CelebrateHAMILTON 2016, a week-long series of programs sponsored by the AHA Society, taking place in the New York/Northern New Jersey area and scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr, which famously resulted in Hamilton’s death in 1804.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 125


John Jay Homestead Farm Market Begins Its 6th Year

The John Jay Homestead Farm Market will reopen on Saturday, June 11th. Small local farms within miles of the site remain the focus of the market. They include Amawalk Farm and Mobius Fields of Katonah; Cabbage Hill Farm of Mt. Kisco; Deep Roots Farm NY of North Salem; and JD Farms of Brewster. Our regional farms include John Boys Farm of Cambridge; as well as Do Re Me Farms and Breezy Hill Orchards from the Hudson Valley.

The independent seasonal market offers produce, fruit and flowers, including heirloom varieties, all locally grown, using organic, biodynamic and conventional methods. There will be an array of artisanal baked goods, including vegan and gluten-free offerings, cheese, eggs, meats, fresh seafood, fresh roasted coffee and teas, nut milks and cold pressed juices, hand-made pasta, prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted local products.

This year’s larger market will draw from over 50 vendors this season, averaging 30+ vendors a week. Among the returning vendors are Pizza Luca, Red Barn Bakery, Om Champagne Tea, Plum Plums Cheese, Johnny Gelato and Wave Hill Breads. New vendors to include Jnana Organics, Hillrock Estate Distillery and the Clock Tower Grill food truck. Read the full press release HERE

Better Than a ‘Hamilton’ Shout-Out? John Jay Manuscript Surfaces

A May 5, 2016 New York Times ArtsBeat blog post and May 6, 2016 article hail the discovery of a missing John Jay manuscript. Jay’s copy of Federalist #2 was found at the Brooklyn Historical Society. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison anonymously wrote and published The Federalist Papers, urging ratification of the proposed United States Constitution, in newspapers in New York during 1787 and 1788. Click HERE to read more.

Emily S. Grand Named Executive Director of Friends of John Jay Homestead

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Emily S. Grand has been named Executive Director of Friends of John Jay Homestead, it was announced today by Friends President, Heather Langham. Ms. Grand replaces Ruth Sonshine who served as Executive Director from May 2014 until stepping down this month. Prior to Ms. Sonshine, the position was held by Wendy Ross for 10 years. Ms. Grand begins in her new role on Monday, April 4th. Click HERE to read the full press release.