Play Days @ Jay

June 22, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Members of our chicken & egg co-operative will be here from 12:30-1:30pm to welcome you in to the normally closed chicken yard. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm - make a paper bonnet or tri-corner hat. Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Outdoor Summer Movie - The Princess Bride

June 23, 2018 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Celebrate the start of summer vacation at the Homestead’s Family Outdoor Movie Night featuring The Princess Bride. Enjoy dinner from popular food trucks.  Kids activities by Breezemont Day Camp. Bring a chair or blanket to eat, play, watch and relax! Presented by Friends of John Jay Homestead & Delamata Designs. Food and activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at dusk.

Rain date is Thursday, June 28.

Admission: $10/car

Food, beer, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Price: $10.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Farm Market

June 23, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Collecting to Collections – Decorative Arts

June 24, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Join the Homestead’s expert staff for a tour of the decorative arts found throughout John Jay’s historic Bedford house. Connect with John and Sarah Jay and their children through an in-depth look at the objects that inhabited their daily lives. Experience the artistry required to produce elegant porcelain dinnerware, an intricate silver coffee service, a gilded candelabra, and so much more. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Family Teaching Garden

June 24, 2018 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

The Friends of John Jay Homestead is partnering with INTERGENERATE to present a 6-week gardening series about planting, the growing season, and the life cycle of plants in its Teaching Garden. This class is for families with children ages 4-10. Children make the farm-to-table connection through hands-on planting and tending a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! Food grown in the Giving Garden will be donated to several organizations supporting those in need.
 For more information, about InterGenerate, click here.
The 6-week series is limited to 10 families for a fee of $175 per family.
Wait-listed families will be offered early signup for the Fall series.
Registrants: In addition to attending the one hour class on Sundays, each registered family will be asked to tend the garden during the week, one week per session.

June 24  Who Pollinates?

July 1   Soil, Roots and Watering

July 8   What’s a Weed?

July 15  Flower Power: The Magic of Seeds

July 22   It’s a Bug’s Life

July 29   Harvest How To’s

 

Price: $175.00

Available Spaces: 10

Play Days @ Jay

June 29, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm - make a red, white, and blue hanging star for Independence Day. Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

June 30, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Connecting to Collections – Fine Arts (Works on Paper)

July 1, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

John and Sarah Jay collected engraved prints depicting the Founding Fathers; some of whom the Jays formed close friendships with, or others who they admired for the subject’s character. During this tour experience, visitors will examine prints commissioned by the artist, drawings created by mechanical means in 1797, and a hand-drawn pastel family portrait. This installment of the Fine Arts Tour will include prints engraved after John Trumbull’s Battle of Bunker Hill and Death of General Montgomery, miniature portraits by Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, Sarah Jay and Her Children by James Sharples, an engraved print after the so-called Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington, and an engraved portrait of Benjamin Franklin owned by Sarah Jay. Regular admission fees apply. Additional installments of this tour, examining other pieces from our fine arts collection, will be held on the first Sunday of  August, September, and October. Check our calendar of events to see which pieces will be studied on each of these occasions.

Price: Free Event

Independence Day Fair

July 4, 2018 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. Free admission to the grounds; fees apply for food and drink, and some fair activities.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

July 6, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 7, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Connecting to Collections – Furniture

July 8, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

As part of our thematic tour series, the Homestead’s expert staff offers a special look at the furniture on exhibit in John Jay’s historic Bedford home. Get a glimpse of how the Jays lived, worked, and played during the early nineteenth century while exploring each object’s own biography! Explore the styles, methods of construction, and fine materials of these fascinating artifacts created by artisans in America and Europe. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: The Death of Alexander Hamilton

July 11, 2018 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay’s fellow New Yorker and close ally in the Federalist cause, famously died on July 12, 1804, following a duel the previous day with Aaron Burr. Duels were fought over political differences and personal ones between the elite classes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Europe. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting Jay’s connection to this deadly cultural practice and his relationship with Hamilton. Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

July 13, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 14, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: The Death of Alexander Hamilton

July 15, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay’s fellow New Yorker and close ally in the Federalist cause, famously died on July 12, 1804, following a duel the previous day with Aaron Burr. Duels were fought over political differences and personal ones between the elite classes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Europe. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting Jay’s connection to this deadly cultural practice and his relationship with Hamilton. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Outdoor Summer Movie - Back to the Future

July 20, 2018 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Celebrate the start of summer vacation at the Homestead’s Family Outdoor Movie Night featuring Back to the Future. Enjoy dinner from popular food trucks.  Kids activities by Breezemont Day Camp. Bring a chair or blanket to eat, play, watch and relax! Presented by Friends of John Jay Homestead & Delamata Designs. Food and activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at 8:30pm.

Rain date is Thursday, July 26.

Admission: $10/car

Food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Price: $5.00

Play Days @ Jay

July 20, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 21, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Connecting to Collections – Decorative Arts

July 22, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Join the Homestead’s expert staff for a tour of the decorative arts found throughout John Jay’s historic Bedford house. Connect with John and Sarah Jay and their children through an in-depth look at the objects that inhabited their daily lives. Experience the artistry required to produce elegant porcelain dinnerware, an intricate silver coffee service, a gilded candelabra, and so much more. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: The New York State Constitution

July 26, 2018 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

John Jay is credited as the lead author of New York’s first constitution, written in 1777 just months after America declared its independence from Great Britain. New York’s constitution established three separate branches of government and is widely credited as a key influence on the structure of the United States Constitution. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting Jay’s contributions to the formation of State of New York. Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

July 27, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 28, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: The New York State Constitution

July 29, 2018 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

John Jay is credited as the lead author of New York’s first constitution, written in 1777 just months after America declared its independence from Great Britain. New York’s constitution established three separate branches of government and is widely credited as a key influence on the structure of the United States Constitution. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting Jay’s contributions to the formation of State of New York. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

August 3, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

August 4, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

August 10, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

August 11, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

August 17, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

August 18, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

August 24, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

August 25, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

August 31, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 1, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

September 7, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 8, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Herb Fair

September 13, 2018 11:00 am–2:00 pm

Sponsored by the NY Unit of the Herb Society of America, this year is the 70th annual event.

Plant and craft demonstrations, great food, and herb-related merchandise on the grounds of John Jay Homestead.

Free admission, food and wonderful ‘herby’ merchandise available for purchase.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

September 14, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 15, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Barn Dance

September 15, 2018 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

A festive fundraiser, the Barn Dance features pig racing, a country barbecue, a pizza truck, music by local bands, a campfire and more. Individual and sponsor packages available for purchase.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

HOMESTEADER ($2,500)
IMPACT: Sponsor 3 Boy & Girls Club families to attend the Barn Dance
• A table reserved for your family with table service
• Tickets for you and your children
• Invitation to a “Meet and Greet” reception with the pigs on Friday, Sept. 14, 5pm-7pm
• Priority parking

CULTIVATOR ($1,000)
IMPACT: Sponsor 1 Boys & Girls Club family to attend the Barn Dance
• A table reserved in your name for your family
• Tickets for you and your children
• Invitation to a “Meet and Greet” reception with the pigs on Friday, Sept. 14, 5pm-7pm
• Priority parking

BARN RAISER FAMILY ($500)
IMPACT: Support the education programs at John Jay Homestead
• Tickets for 2 Adults and your children to the Barn Dance
• Invitation to a “Meet and Greet” reception with the pigs on Friday, Sept. 14, 5pm-7pm
• Priority parking

BARN RAISER ($250)
IMPACT: Support the environmental initiatives at John Jay Homestead
• Ticket for 1 Adult to the Barn Dance
• Priority parking

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

ADULT MEMBER - $75
($125 after 9/13)
ADULT NON-MEMBER - $95
($125 after 9/13)
TEEN (13-18 YRS) - $30
CHILD (4-12 YRS) - $25
(Children under 4 yrs - free)

 

I cannot attend but would like to make a donation of






.

Price: $2500.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family Garden Teaching Garden Series

September 16, 2018 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Presented by InterGenerate. This six-week series will focus on the fall harvest and the life-cycle of plants. Our Teaching Garden is also a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be donated to those in need (after tasting, of course!). Advance registration required. $175/family for this 6-class series.
September 16   What’s a Weed?
September 23   Root for the Roots!
September 30   What to do with Leaves?
October 7           Seeds are for Saving
October 14         Worms and Bugs and Soil Critters, Oh My!
October 21         Goodnight Garden: Pajama Party and Bedtime Stories for Soil

Price: $175.00

Available Spaces: 10

Play Days @ Jay

September 21, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 22, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Jay Walking with the Native Plant Center

September 22, 2018 9:00 am–10:00 pm

Learn about native and invasive plant species at the Homestead. Meet at the main parking lot. Registration is recommended. Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Available Spaces: 20

Play Days @ Jay

September 28, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

September 29, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

October 5, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

October 6, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event

Play Days @ Jay

October 12, 2018 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and visit our chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

October 13, 2018 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Purchase locally produced, healthy food and support local, sustainable agriculture. This weekly market also offers musical entertainment, featured community organizations, demonstrations and workshops.

Saturdays through October 27.

Price: Free Event