Spymaster Activity Box

  • August 27, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.


  • August 27, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pre-Thanksgiving Farm Market

  • November 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us one last time before the end of our season for a special Pre-Thanksgiving Farm Market – A convenient way to pick-up or purchase fresh produce and artisan goods for your holiday dinner in our open-air market!

Featuring:

Breezy Hill Farm – A variety of seasonal fruit, fresh baked pies, cider and more! Order forms can be filled out at 11/21 market

Current Spirits / Captain Lawrence – Westchester’s celebrated brewery will be on hand to sell beer, canned cocktails and Current Spirits. Drink Local!

Cooperstown Cheese (for preorder / pickup only) – Aged and specialty cheeses made from raw milk in the Hudson Valley. Also featuring Chevre from Jones Family Farm Preorder here!

Deep Roots Farm NY – Local USDA Organic produce for all of your sides and salads! Preorder here!

Irvington Delight (for preorder / pickup only) – Irresistible Middle Eastern platters for your celebration! Preorder here!

OM Champagne Tea – Excellent kombucha varieties produced in Westchester! Preorder here!

Picklelicious – Pickles of every description… Don’t forget the martini olives! Preorder here!

Wave Hill – Freshly baked artisan bread for your celebration! Preorder available by emailing orders.whb@gmail.com or calling (203) 762-9595

 

In order to comply with all the 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.
• No sampling allowed. Products will be pre-packaged to the extent possible. Contactless forms of payment are preferred.
• We ask that you refrain from socializing and do not linger while in the Market area.
Please follow the guidance outlined in the NY STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY

 

 


  • November 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Holiday Shop

  • December 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, Bedford Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The holiday gift shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.


  • December 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Holiday Tours of Bedford House

  • December 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • December 5, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • December 5, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • December 5, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • December 12, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • December 12, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • December 12, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • December 12, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • December 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • December 19, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • December 19, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • December 19, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • December 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • December 26, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • December 26, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • December 26, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Celebrate the holiday season at John Jay Homestead with a self-guided tour of the first floor of John Jay’s historic Bedford House focused on the holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s.

Each tour is a private experience for your family group of up to 10 people.

We have timed entry on Saturdays at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm throughout the month of December.

Advanced purchase required.

We recommend that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes in advance of your tour to watch our orientation video shown in the Glass Porch of the Historic House Museum.

Due to social distancing requirements, we are strictly capped at 10 people per group, including children and infants.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email and receive a full refund.

All tour participants above the age of 2 must wear a mask.

 

***Please make sure you are purchasing tickets for the correct day and time – you must check the box next to the date and time desired and make sure no other date times are selected. Tickets are not transferrable or refundable.***


  • December 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • December 5, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • December 5, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • December 5, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • December 12, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • December 12, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • December 12, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • December 12, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • December 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • December 19, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • December 19, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • December 19, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • December 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • December 26, 2020
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • December 26, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • December 26, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Home(stead) for the Holidays

  • December 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Festive Box ($100) A curated box with everything you need to celebrate and decorate for the holidays at home! Includes a custom gingerbread Red Barn, seasonal beverages, a historical craft, and more!

Wreaths and more Add a locally handmade wreath or door swag to decorate your home this holiday. Options below.

Buy John Jay a Birthday Gift – December 12, 2020 marks John Jay’s 275th birthday! Help us celebrate by making a donation in his honor, and we will enter you into a giveaway for a private dinner for 10, catered and curated by our favorite vendors: La Maison Fete, Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish, and Wild Fig Florals.

 

Order Pick Up will be available on the Glass Porch at John Jay Homestead on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

 


  • December 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Holiday Shop

  • December 12, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, Bedford Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The holiday gift shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.


  • December 12, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Holiday Shop

  • December 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, Bedford Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The holiday gift shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.


  • December 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Holiday Shop – Clearance Sale

  • December 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

All holiday merchandise is 15% off. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, Bedford Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The holiday gift shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.


  • December 26, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Holiday Shop – Clearance Sale

  • January 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All holiday merchandise is 15% off. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, Bedford Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history lovers; John Jay Homestead Christmas ornaments; 18th & 19th century toys and games; note cards and housewares are also available. The holiday gift shop is located in the Ballroom of the Main House.


  • January 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Day Family Fun

  • January 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a First Day Hike on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Pick up a self-guided landscape tour from our Holiday Shop in the Glass Porch of the Main House between 1:00pm and 3:00pm where all holiday merchandise is on sale for 15% off. For weather based cancellation information please check our website after 10:00am on the day of the program. Free admission.


  • January 1, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm