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.
Pokémon Go – Catch ‘Em All
PokémonGo – the latest gaming craze that utilizes augmented reality – has come to John Jay Homestead! Visit PokéStops and PokéGyms, collect PokéBalls, and catch Pokémon.
The grounds of the Homestead are open from Sunrise to Sunset every day. Don’t forget to look inside the buildings too – 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. And if you’re interested in taking a tour while here, John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.
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.