Events for July 2017 to January 2018

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Information on our next three events may be found below.

Thematic Tour: John Jay and James Monroe

April 28, 2018 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Happy birthday, James Monroe! Although Jay and Monroe fell on different sides of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the two men shared an interest and experience in the difficult realm of foreign policy. Both Founding Fathers served as ambassadors to European nations, negotiating important treaties on behalf of the United States. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting the relationship between these two Founding Fathers. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Family Series in the Teaching Garden

April 29, 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 Summer or 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.

April 29 The Magic of Seeds
May 6 Soil and Roots
May 13 Powerful Stems
May 20 The Reason for a Flower
June 3 It's a Bug's Life
June 10 First Harvest

Price: $175.00

Available Spaces: 2

Play Days @ Jay

May 4, 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


Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.