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

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

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

On the Farm Dinner

June 10, 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

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 Director of Education, Steve Sciame, 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: 115

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: 105

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: 108

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: 17

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: 14

Play Days@Jay

July 28, 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 29, 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

Play Days@Jay

August 4, 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

August 5, 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

History Travel Camp - The Museum Experience

August 7, 2017 9:00 am–5:00 pm

How do museums and collecting institutions decide what they will exhibit and how to tell their story? Explore the way museums, zoos, historic houses and other cultural sites develop and present their programs. History Travel Camp runs Monday-Friday, 9:00am to between 4:00 and 5:00pm (depending on the day’s destinations), for children entering 7th grade and up. $375/child. We offer 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. Click HERE to register for Travel Camp.

Price: $375.00

Available Spaces: 11

Play Days@Jay

August 11, 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

August 12, 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

Play Days@Jay

August 18, 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

August 19, 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

Play Days@Jay

August 25, 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

August 26, 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

Play Days@Jay

September 1, 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

September 2, 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