Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes

April 30, 2017 4:00 pm–4:45 pm

John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present the Family Teaching Garden Series.  Families will learn through hands-on work how to plant and tend a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! This year, the Teaching Garden will also be a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be distributed to those in need.

Sundays
4:00pm - 4:45pm

April 30 - Seeds
May 7 - Roots
May 14 - Stems
June 4 - Flowers
June 11 - Pollinators
June 18 - Bugs in the Garden
June 25 - Spring Harvest

Advance registration required as space is limited to 10 families. $100/family.
Individual classes are also available for $20/class/family. To register for individual classes, please select specific class from events calendar.
THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $100.00

Available Spaces: 0

Scholars Lecture - Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

May 1, 2017 6:15 pm–8:30 pm

Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.
Gordon-Reed and Onuf are two of the country’s leading Jefferson scholars, at Harvard and the University of Virginia, respectively. Here they portray Jefferson as a man who was able to live with deep contradictions, even in the face of disastrous practical consequences or at the cost of appearing unprincipled. His belief in the rights of man, and his failure to find a practical end to slavery. His love of his family (legal and extralegal) with his inability to save them from the bankruptcy that scattered them at his death. His love of order, and his tolerance for the upheaval that comes with radical change.

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:15 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.
$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 89

Thematic Tour: John Jay and Thomas Jefferson

May 1, 2017 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

John Jay and Thomas Jefferson were constant adversaries during their political careers, but became friends and corresponded often during retirement.  Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting the relationship between Jay and Jefferson. Tour leaves from the Glass Porch. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days@Jay

May 5, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and bring the kids for an afternoon of fun at John Jay Homestead. Milk our "cow" Buttercup, help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop, discover secret places on a scavenger hunt, look for butterflies and bluebirds - enjoy the beauty of the Homestead.  A guided activity will take place at 1:00pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Family Teaching Garden - Roots

May 7, 2017 4:00 pm–4:45 pm

John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present the Family Teaching Garden Series.  Families will learn through hands-on work how to plant and tend a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! This year, the Teaching Garden will also be a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be distributed to those in need.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

 

Price: $20.00

Play Days@Jay

May 12, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Lewis & Clark’s Great Expedition West

May 13, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

In 1782 John Jay served as the principal negotiator of the Treaty of Paris which established the United States as its own country with a western border to the Mississippi river.  Just over 20 years later, President Thomas Jefferson sent Merriweather Lewis and William Clark to explore the recently purchased Louisiana Territory.  Take a docent-led tour to learn about these two men and the impact their discoveries had on all Americans, including John Jay. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Please purchase tour tickets at the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Family Teaching Garden - Stems

May 14, 2017 4:00 pm–4:45 pm

John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present the Family Teaching Garden Series.  Families will learn through hands-on work how to plant and tend a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! This year, the Teaching Garden will also be a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be distributed to those in need.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Lecture – Hydrangeas for Every Garden

May 17, 2017 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Horticulturalist and garden author, Lorraine Ballato will discuss hydrangeas from container-size to six foot hardy cultivars along with their proper care and pruning. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 914-285-3590 for registration and information. $18; $20 at the door.

Price: Free Event

The New York Unit of the Herb Society of America’s Spring Meeting and Lecture

May 18, 2017 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Horticulturalist and plant historian, Deirdre Larkin will present an illustrated talk focused on plant products known, but not grown, in medieval Europe, many of which had been imported since the days of the Roman Empire. Larkin worked with The Cloisters Museum & Gardens and holds a Master’s Degree in the History of Religions from Princeton. Please email herbsocietyny@gmail.com for information and registration.

Price: Free Event

Play Days@Jay

May 19, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

John Jay’s Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York

May 20, 2017 10:00 am–1:00 pm

Founder John Jay was a native son of New York City, but the city he knew was not the metropolis we know today. This tour takes us along many of the same streets John Jay walked as we visit locations where he lived, worked, played, and prayed. Plan to walk approximately 2 miles during this 3-hour tour.

Advance registration required. $20; $15 for members.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 13

Thematic Tour: The Constitutional Convention

May 25, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Convened in Philadelphia on May 25th 1787, the Constitutional Convention was originally established to revise the Articles of Confederation, but when the delegates adjourned at the end of July, a whole new form of government had been proposed.  To commemorate the 230th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House, highlighting his position as a strong proponent of a national government and his involvement in the ratification of the Constitution. Tours are scheduled at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Please purchase tickets at the Carriage Barn Education and Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days@Jay

May 26, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Bedford Riding Lanes Association Spring Pace and Picnic

May 29, 2017 7:00 am–2:00 pm

Horseback riding pace and lunch begins and ends on the grounds at John Jay Homestead. Advance reservation necessary for participation; call 914-234-BRLA to register. Admission to the grounds is free.

Price: Free Event

Play Days@Jay

June 2, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Jay Walking with the Native Plant Center

June 3, 2017 9:00 am–10:00 am

Join the Native Plant Center for a walk to learn about native plant species at the Homestead. Meet at the main parking lot at John Jay Homestead.

Registration is recommended.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Family Teaching Garden - Flowers

June 4, 2017 4:00 pm–4:45 pm

John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present the Family Teaching Garden Series.  Families will learn through hands-on work how to plant and tend a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! This year, the Teaching Garden will also be a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be distributed to those in need.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 0

Play Days@Jay

June 9, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

On the Farm Dinner

June 9, 2017 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

Join us for an outdoor farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser to celebrate John Jay Homestead’s agrarian history. Pig roast, oyster bar and farm fresh dishes provided by Purdy's Farmer and the Fish.

Ticket prices:

Harvester - $500.00 - opportunity to request seating with your friends

Shepherd - $300.00 - preferential seating

Seed Sower - $175.00

Price: $500.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Farm Market

June 10, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 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 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Family Teaching Garden - Pollinators

June 11, 2017 4:00 pm–4:45 pm

John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present the Family Teaching Garden Series.  Families will learn through hands-on work how to plant and tend a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! This year, the Teaching Garden will also be a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be distributed to those in need.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 0

Play Days@Jay

June 16, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Jay Walking with Westmoreland Sanctuary

June 17, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

Join Westmoreland Sanctuary’s Conservation and Wildlife Director, Steve Ricker, for a family-friendly “Children’s Hike and Animal Tracking.”

Meet at the main parking lot at John Jay Homestead.

Registration is recommended.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Farm Market

June 17, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 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 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: The Poughkeepsie Convention

June 17, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

The New York State Constitutional Convention was held in Poughkeepsie in 1788.   Prior to the convention the delegates numbered 2 to 1 against ratification. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House and learn how the Federalists like John Jay and Alexander Hamilton convinced the delegates to make New York the 11th state to ratify the Constitution. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Please purchase tickets at the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Family Teaching Garden - Bugs in the Garden

June 18, 2017 4:00 pm–4:45 pm

John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present the Family Teaching Garden Series.  Families will learn through hands-on work how to plant and tend a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! This year, the Teaching Garden will also be a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be distributed to those in need.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 0

Thematic Tour: The War of 1812

June 18, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war with England, the first time the United States had ever declared war on another country.  In recognition of this event, take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House that highlights the causes of war and the impact that it had on America. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Please purchase tickets at the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days@Jay

June 23, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

School's Out Summer Movie

June 23, 2017 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Celebrate the start of summer vacation at the Homestead’s Family Outdoor Movie Night featuring Grease. Enjoy dinner from popular food trucks Melt Mobile and Walter’s Hot Dogs, gourmet popcorn from Mill River Confections, wines from South Salem Winery and craft beers generously donated by Captain Lawrence Brewery. Live performances by School of Rock’s House Band and kids activities by Breezemont Day Camp. Bring a chair or blanket to eat, play, watch and relax! The night is sponsored by Breezemont Day Camp. Presented by Friends of John Jay Homestead & Delamata Designs. Food and activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk.

Rain date is Tuesday, June 27.

Admission: $5/car

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

Price: $5.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Farm Market

June 24, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 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 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Family Teaching Garden - Spring Harvest

June 25, 2017 4:00 pm–4:45 pm

John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present the Family Teaching Garden Series.  Families will learn through hands-on work how to plant and tend a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! This year, the Teaching Garden will also be a Giving Garden as the food we grow will be distributed to those in need.

Advance registration required as space is limited. $20/family

You may also purchase the entire 7 class Family Teaching Garden Series for $100. See Family Teaching Garden - Series of 7 Classes on April 30 for details.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Price: $20.00

Play Days@Jay

June 30, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 1, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 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 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: The Declaration of Independence

July 2, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

We all associate July 4th with a fun day marking our nation’s independence. But what was it really like in Philadelphia during the summer of 1776.  Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House to discover how Jay and the other Founders felt about independence from Britain and what the Declaration of Independence did for Americans. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Please purchase tickets at the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Independence Day Fair

July 4, 2017 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

Play Days@Jay

July 7, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

1776 - Opening Night

July 7, 2017 6:30 pm–9:30 pm

The drama of Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Hancock, the vote for American independence and the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence brought to life by an exceptional, non-traditional cast. Presented through special arrangement with MTI by Bedford Parks and Recreation’s Bedford Community Theatre in association with John Jay Homestead. 1776 was the winner of the 1969 Tony for Best Musical.

Cocktails at 6:30pm; curtain call at 7:30pm

Registration required.

$100

Price: $100.00

Available Spaces: 120

Farm Market

July 8, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 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 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

1776

July 8, 2017 7:30 pm–9:30 pm

The drama of Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Hancock, the vote for American independence and the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence brought to life by an exceptional, non-traditional cast. Presented through special arrangement with MTI by Bedford Parks and Recreation’s Bedford Community Theatre in association with John Jay Homestead. 1776 was the winner of the 1969 Tony for Best Musical.

Admission: $35:$25 for members.

Price: $35.00

Available Spaces: 116

1776

July 9, 2017 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

The drama of Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Hancock, the vote for American independence and the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence brought to life by an exceptional, non-traditional cast. Presented through special arrangement with MTI by Bedford Parks and Recreation’s Bedford Community Theatre in association with John Jay Homestead. 1776 was the winner of the 1969 Tony for Best Musical.

Admission: $35; $25 for members.

Price: $35.00

Available Spaces: 120

Thematic Tour: The Death of Alexander Hamilton

July 12, 2017 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

On July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton died after he was shot by Aaron Burr the previous day.  In recognition of the 203rd anniversary of Hamilton’s death, take a docent –led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House that highlighting the relationship between Jay and Hamilton. Tours are scheduled for 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Please purchase tickets at the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Play Days@Jay

July 14, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 15, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 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 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Spy Camp

July 17, 2017 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Delve into the exciting world of spying, espionage and secret agents. Learn the tools and methods people have been using to spy on each other since ancient times. Discover what it takes to become a secret agent through games, activities and special guests. Join us if you dare! Spy Camp runs from 9am to 3:30pm and is for children entering 2nd-6th grade. $300/child. We offer a 10% discount for registrations received by 4/1 and a 10% discount for family level members of Friends of John Jay Homestead. For more information contact the Education Department at 914-232-5651, ext. 101 or Bethany.white@parks.ny.gov.

**Please make sure you register for the correct session - each session has a separate registration.**

Price: $300.00

Available Spaces: 19

Play Days@Jay

July 21, 2017 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

On Fridays, May through October, pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at John Jay Homestead; explore our 6 Discovery Centers and help volunteers collect eggs from the chicken coop. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Farm Market

July 22, 2017 9:00 am–1:00 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 28.

Free admission.

Price: Free Event

Spy Camp

July 24, 2017 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Delve into the exciting world of spying, espionage and secret agents. Learn the tools and methods people have been using to spy on each other since ancient times. Discover what it takes to become a secret agent through games, activities and special guests. Join us if you dare! Spy Camp runs from 9am to 3:30pm and is for children entering 2nd-6th grade. $300/child. We offer a 10% discount for registrations received by 4/1 and a 10% discount for family level members of Friends of John Jay Homestead. For more information contact the Education Department at 914-232-5651, ext. 101 or Bethany.white@parks.ny.gov.

**Please make sure you register for the correct session - each session has a separate registration.**

Price: $300.00

Available Spaces: 15