Summer Camp Spymaster Activity Box

  • June 29, 2020 - August 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On sale all Summer beginning June 8th; pick-up beginning June 29

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOXES ORDERED AFTER JULY 30 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP UNTIL AUGUST 14th.

Though widely celebrated for his political and diplomatic achievements, John Jay played an important role in creating a spy network to help defend the colonies during the Revolutionary War. Designed to entertain kids for hours, each Spymaster Activity Box contains an age-appropriate book about Revolutionary spies; spy-themed books; a book full of different types of codes to create and decode; materials and directions for over a dozen spy themed crafts and activities; secret spy gear; additional games and activities you can try at home; and access to supplementary downloadable content. Reading material and activities are designed for children entering grades 2 through 6. The price per box is $100, with a 10% discount to members.  Advanced registration and payment required.  Boxes will be available for curbside pickup from John Jay Homestead on a rolling basis, beginning June 29. We will schedule your pick-up time following receipt of your order.

 

We have two boxes available with differentiated materials by grade level (Grades 2 & 3 OR Grades 4-6). Please purchase the correct box for your child’s age.

Curb side pick up will be available on weekdays from 10am to Noon. We will email you within 1 week of your purchase with your options for a pick-up date and time.

We do also offer shipping (+$25) within the contiguous 48 United States. We will email after your purchase to get the shipping address information.


  • June 29, 2020 - August 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Farm Market

  • August 1, 2020 - August 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

WE NO LONGER REQUIRE RESERVATIONS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF PATRONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE MARKET AT ONE TIME; THERE MAY BE A LINE AT THE ENTRANCE.

In order to comply with NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets guidelines, we have instituted the following new rules and procedures for the 2020 season for the safety of our patrons, vendors, and staff:
• Please follow the signs for our separate entrance and exit.
• Masks must be worn at all times by everyone attending the market. Vendors are also required to wear gloves. Each vendor stall will have hand sanitizer; additional hand sanitizer will be available at the market manager’s table.
• Only one patron may be in a vendor booth at once; each vendor will have a waiting line with 6-foot spacing.
• Patrons may not touch or handle anything at vendor stalls. No sampling allowed. Products will be pre-packaged to the extent possible. Contactless forms of payment are preferred.
• No dogs allowed. Service animals are the exception.
• We ask that you refrain from socializing and do not linger while in the Market area.
• NY STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY:
If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, you must quarantine when you enter New York for 14 days. The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety. States currently included in this travel advisory are:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Please note that these rules are subject to change as we see changes in allowable activities and the re-opening of New York.

The buildings at John Jay Homestead remain closed with the exception of the public restrooms.

We respectfully request that you have only 1 family member attend the farm market. In order to maintain appropriate social distancing protocols, we may only allow a limited number of patrons into the market at any given time and would like to accommodate as many households as possible.

 

 


  • August 1, 2020 - August 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • August 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am.

The tour will step off promptly at 10am, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • August 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Historic Landscape Tour

  • August 6, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am.

The tour will step off promptly at 10am, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • August 6, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Historic Landscape Tour

  • August 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am.

The tour will step off promptly at 10am, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • August 7, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Drive In Movie – The Goonies

  • August 7, 2020
    7:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday, August 7, 2020

This event is sold out.

 

Join us as we partner with Bedford Playhouse to present a Drive In Movie at John Jay Homestead, with The Goonies on the big screen.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased before the event.

$30 per car

Gates open at 7:45 | Movie begins at 8:45

*Rain Date: August 11

Please Note: Movie audio is played through FM radio

 

 


  • August 7, 2020
    7:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Farm Market

  • August 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

WE NO LONGER REQUIRE RESERVATIONS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF PATRONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE MARKET AT ONE TIME; THERE MAY BE A LINE AT THE ENTRANCE.

In order to comply with NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets guidelines, we have instituted the following new rules and procedures for the 2020 season for the safety of our patrons, vendors, and staff:
• Please follow the signs for our separate entrance and exit.
• Masks must be worn at all times by everyone attending the market. Vendors are also required to wear gloves. Each vendor stall will have hand sanitizer; additional hand sanitizer will be available at the market manager’s table.
• Only one patron may be in a vendor booth at once; each vendor will have a waiting line with 6-foot spacing.
• Patrons may not touch or handle anything at vendor stalls. No sampling allowed. Products will be pre-packaged to the extent possible. Contactless forms of payment are preferred.
• No dogs allowed. Service animals are the exception.
• We ask that you refrain from socializing and do not linger while in the Market area.
• NY STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY:
If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, you must quarantine when you enter New York for 14 days. The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety. States currently included in this travel advisory are:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Please note that these rules are subject to change as we see changes in allowable activities and the re-opening of New York.

The buildings at John Jay Homestead remain closed with the exception of the public restrooms.

We respectfully request that you have only 1 family member attend the farm market. In order to maintain appropriate social distancing protocols, we may only allow a limited number of patrons into the market at any given time and would like to accommodate as many households as possible.

 

 


  • August 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • August 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am.

The tour will step off promptly at 10am, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • August 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Drive In Movie – The Goonies

  • August 8, 2020
    7:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday, August 8, 2020

This event is sold out.

 

Join us as we partner with Bedford Playhouse to present a Drive In Movie at John Jay Homestead, with The Goonies on the big screen.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased before the event.

$30 per car

Gates open at 7:45 | Movie begins at 8:45

*Rain Date: August 12

Please Note: Movie audio is played through FM radio

 

 


  • August 8, 2020
    7:45 pm - 11:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • August 9, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am.

The tour will step off promptly at 10am, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • August 9, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am